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Employment Indicators in Selected States

Employment Indicators in Selected States - December 2020
Seasonally adjusted unless otherwise indicated (numbers in thousands)
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Labor force data

Civilian labor force

1,364.3 1,322.0 1,360.9 2,102.2 2,088.3 2,092.8 959.9 924.0 929.7 1,845.5 1,864.3 1,845.8 14,155.9 14,161.9 14,164.5

Employed

1,316.1 1,238.1 1,303.7 1,993.2 1,910.2 1,941.7 914.2 857.4 853.3 1,783.5 1,751.0 1,748.4 13,660.1 13,009.5 13,139.1

Unemployed

48.2 83.9 57.2 109.0 178.0 151.2 45.7 66.5 76.5 62.0 113.3 97.4 495.8 1,152.5 1,025.4

Unemployment rate

3.5 6.3 4.2 5.2 8.5 7.2 4.8 7.2 8.2 3.4 6.1 5.3 3.5 8.1 7.2

Nonfarm wage and salary employment

Total

1,281.8 1,242.0 1,246.3 1,983.9 1,897.2 1,901.2 861.0 802.7 795.2 1,705.8 1,626.1 1,625.7 12,945.0 12,450.0 12,514.2

Mining and Logging

5.7 5.0 5.0 37.3 29.3 29.2 25.8 19.2 18.6 43.1 32.1 31.5 236.2 193.0 194.0

Construction

52.1 55.1 54.9 135.6 132.1 130.1 51.7 47.7 49.5 81.8 77.7 77.2 795.0 758.3 761.4

Manufacturing

161.9 147.6 147.6 137.7 129.4 130.2 29.0 26.7 26.3 138.9 126.3 127.2 910.1 878.4 881.1

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

254.7 264.9 266.9 377.4 374.6 379.2 137.9 134.0 135.4 305.0 293.5 296.9 2,547.6 2,478.8 2,498.9

Information

11.1 10.6 10.6 21.2 19.2 19.2 11.2 9.6 9.9 19.7 18.1 18.0 209.1 197.9 201.4

Financial Activities

61.7 60.7 60.9 92.1 91.6 92.3 36.1 33.1 32.3 79.9 80.7 81.2 812.1 825.1 820.3

Professional & Business Services

148.0 147.4 150.8 213.0 207.9 207.5 111.3 105.5 107.8 191.8 180.2 182.7 1,820.9 1,830.3 1,857.3

Education and Health Services

196.4 186.6 187.2 321.6 303.8 304.5 142.8 135.4 135.6 240.3 233.8 229.5 1,767.0 1,688.9 1,695.5

Leisure and Hospitality

120.0 107.2 106.1 242.2 217.0 216.0 97.0 78.0 67.6 178.4 170.8 168.0 1,411.0 1,231.6 1,237.9

Other Services

60.1 56.1 55.8 73.8 70.3 69.7 28.8 26.5 25.9 70.8 66.0 66.8 453.8 428.2 430.3

Government

210.1 200.8 200.5 332.0 322.0 323.3 189.4 187.0 186.3 356.1 346.9 346.7 1,982.2 1,939.5 1,936.1

(p) Preliminary

Source: BLS Southwest Information Office, Dallas; CES and LAUS Surveys; January 26, 2021.