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Southwest - Labor Force Statistics

 
Civilian labor force in the West South Central and Mountain states, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
Area

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United States

161,505 164,023 163,960 164,746 3,241 2.0

West South Central Division

19,519.0 19,895.0 19,926.3 19,936.3 417.2 2.1

Arkansas

1,330.7 1,354.9 1,356.0 (p)1,354.4 (p)23.7 (p)1.8

Louisiana

2,060.4 2,107.7 2,104.5 (p)2,096.1 (p)35.7 (p)1.7

Oklahoma

1,852.2 1,876.7 1,879.9 (p)1,882.1 (p)30.0 (p)1.6

Texas

14,269.1 14,555.4 14,584.4 (p)14,596.0 (p)326.9 (p)2.3

Mountain Division

12,588.9 12,828.5 12,848.3 12,879.3 290.4 2.3

Arizona

3,528.4 3,577.8 3,584.4 (p)3,595.6 (p)67.2 (p)1.9

Colorado

3,171.8 3,248.8 3,250.3 (p)3,258.0 (p)86.2 (p)2.7

Idaho

920.0 948.6 952.4 (p)956.8 (p)36.7 (p)4.0

Montana

551.8 564.5 565.9 (p)567.3 (p)15.5 (p)2.8

Nevada

1,494.2 1,519.6 1,521.1 (p)1,527.1 (p)32.9 (p)2.2

New Mexico

945.9 952.7 948.9 (p)946.6 (p)0.7 (p)0.1

Utah

1,686.9 1,728.7 1,732.5 (p)1,735.5 (p)48.7 (p)2.9

Wyoming

289.9 290.6 290.1 (p)289.6 (p)-0.2 (p)-0.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployed in the West South Central and Mountain states, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
Area

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8,339 5,912 5,670 6,014 -2,325 -27.9

West South Central Division

997.4 774.2 766.0 778.4 -219.1 -22.0

Arkansas

50.1 43.5 44.6 (p)45.6 (p)-4.5 (p)-8.9

Louisiana

106.7 79.8 76.9 (p)73.9 (p)-32.8 (p)-30.7

Oklahoma

65.6 53.7 54.9 (p)57.4 (p)-8.2 (p)-12.5

Texas

768.7 597.7 589.2 (p)594.8 (p)-173.9 (p)-22.6

Mountain Division

590.5 424.6 421.3 433.7 -156.9 -26.6

Arizona

160.0 116.9 118.7 (p)125.1 (p)-34.9 (p)-21.8

Colorado

169.3 111.7 107.5 (p)112.0 (p)-57.3 (p)-33.8

Idaho

32.3 24.0 24.4 (p)25.7 (p)-6.6 (p)-20.4

Montana

18.7 14.4 15.1 (p)15.9 (p)-2.9 (p)-15.3

Nevada

90.1 70.9 67.1 (p)66.5 (p)-23.6 (p)-26.2

New Mexico

63.9 46.4 42.3 (p)41.8 (p)-22.1 (p)-34.6

Utah

43.6 34.9 35.2 (p)35.5 (p)-8.1 (p)-18.5

Wyoming

12.5 9.0 8.8 (p)9.1 (p)-3.4 (p)-27.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in the West South Central and Mountain states, seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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5.2 3.6 3.5 3.7 -1.5

West South Central Division

5.1 3.9 3.8 3.9 -1.2

Arkansas

3.8 3.2 3.3 (p)3.4 (p)-0.4

Louisiana

5.2 3.8 3.7 (p)3.5 (p)-1.7

Oklahoma

3.5 2.9 2.9 (p)3.1 (p)-0.4

Texas

5.4 4.1 4.0 (p)4.1 (p)-1.3

Mountain Division

4.7 3.3 3.3 3.4 -1.3

Arizona

4.5 3.3 3.3 (p)3.5 (p)-1.0

Colorado

5.3 3.4 3.3 (p)3.4 (p)-1.9

Idaho

3.5 2.5 2.6 (p)2.7 (p)-0.8

Montana

3.4 2.6 2.7 (p)2.8 (p)-0.6

Nevada

6.0 4.7 4.4 (p)4.4 (p)-1.6

New Mexico

6.8 4.9 4.5 (p)4.4 (p)-2.4

Utah

2.6 2.0 2.0 (p)2.0 (p)-0.6

Wyoming

4.3 3.1 3.0 (p)3.1 (p)-1.2

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in Southwest states by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), not seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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Arkansas

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

2.8 2.8 2.8 (p)2.5 (p)-0.3

Fort Smith, AR-OK

3.7 3.8 3.8 (p)3.4 (p)-0.3

Hot Springs

4.5 4.5 4.9 (p)4.2 (p)-0.3

Jonesboro

3.2 3.3 3.5 (p)3.1 (p)-0.1

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway

4.0 3.7 4.0 (p)3.4 (p)-0.6

Pine Bluff

5.9 5.8 6.7 (p)5.8 (p)-0.1

Texarkana, TX-AR

5.2 4.7 4.8 (p)4.5 (p)-0.7

Louisiana

Alexandria

4.2 3.6 3.5 (p)3.0 (p)-1.2

Baton Rouge

5.1 4.2 4.1 (p)3.4 (p)-1.7

Hammond

6.6 5.8 5.6 (p)4.7 (p)-1.9

Houma-Thibodaux

4.9 4.3 4.2 (p)3.5 (p)-1.4

Lafayette

5.1 4.1 4.0 (p)3.3 (p)-1.8

Lake Charles

5.5 4.2 4.2 (p)3.4 (p)-2.1

Monroe

5.1 4.3 4.3 (p)3.6 (p)-1.5

New Orleans-Metairie

6.3 5.1 5.0 (p)4.2 (p)-2.1

Shreveport-Bossier City

5.5 4.6 4.6 (p)3.8 (p)-1.7

New Mexico

Albuquerque

6.7 4.6 4.3 (p)4.1 (p)-2.6

Farmington

8.3 6.1 5.6 (p)5.1 (p)-3.2

Las Cruces

6.8 5.3 5.0 (p)4.6 (p)-2.2

Santa Fe

6.3 4.2 4.1 (p)3.9 (p)-2.4

Oklahoma

Lawton

3.9 4.1 3.8 (p)4.0 (p)0.1

Oklahoma City

3.4 3.2 2.9 (p)3.1 (p)-0.3

Tulsa

3.7 3.6 3.3 (p)3.4 (p)-0.3

Texas

Abilene

4.3 3.7 3.6 (p)3.5 (p)-0.8

Amarillo

3.7 3.2 3.1 (p)3.0 (p)-0.7

Austin-Round Rock

3.8 3.1 3.1 (p)3.0 (p)-0.8

Beaumont-Port Arthur

9.5 7.3 7.4 (p)7.1 (p)-2.4

Brownsville-Harlingen

7.9 6.9 6.8 (p)6.4 (p)-1.5

College Station-Bryan

4.2 3.6 3.5 (p)3.5 (p)-0.7

Corpus Christi

7.0 5.8 5.7 (p)5.5 (p)-1.5

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

4.9 3.8 3.8 (p)3.7 (p)-1.2

Dallas-Plano-Irving(1)

4.8 3.8 3.7 (p)3.6 (p)-1.2

Fort Worth-Arlington(1)

5.0 3.9 3.9 (p)3.8 (p)-1.2

El Paso

5.9 4.9 4.8 (p)4.6 (p)-1.3

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land

6.3 4.8 4.8 (p)4.6 (p)-1.7

Killeen-Temple

5.6 4.8 4.8 (p)4.6 (p)-1.0

Laredo

5.9 4.8 4.5 (p)4.2 (p)-1.7

Longview

6.1 4.8 4.8 (p)4.7 (p)-1.4

Lubbock

4.4 3.8 3.8 (p)3.5 (p)-0.9

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

9.1 8.1 8.0 (p)7.7 (p)-1.4

Midland

5.2 3.6 3.5 (p)3.3 (p)-1.9

Odessa

7.6 5.3 5.1 (p)4.9 (p)-2.7

San Angelo

4.7 3.8 3.6 (p)3.5 (p)-1.2

San Antonio-New Braunfels

5.0 4.0 4.0 (p)3.8 (p)-1.2

Sherman-Denison

4.4 3.8 3.7 (p)3.6 (p)-0.8

Texarkana, TX-AR

5.2 4.7 4.8 (p)4.5 (p)-0.7

Tyler

5.0 4.1 4.0 (p)3.8 (p)-1.2

Victoria

6.1 4.9 4.8 (p)4.6 (p)-1.5

Waco

4.8 4.0 3.9 (p)3.7 (p)-1.1

Wichita Falls

4.9 4.2 4.1 (p)4.0 (p)-0.9

Footnotes
(1) Metropolitan Division
(p) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Nonfarm wage and salary employment in Southwest States, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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United States

146,904 151,903 (p)152,429 (p)152,744 (p)5,840 (p)4.0

Arkansas

1,288.6 1,311.0 1,323.9 (p)1,327.6 (p)39.0 (p)3.0

Louisiana

1,885.1 1,908.5 1,923.9 (p)1,931.0 (p)45.9 (p)2.4

New Mexico

823.1 846.8 850.8 (p)851.7 (p)28.6 (p)3.5

Oklahoma

1,645.3 1,687.3 1,692.9 (p)1,691.9 (p)46.6 (p)2.8

Texas

12,803.2 13,440.3 13,513.7 (p)13,530.1 (p)726.9 (p)5.7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Source: Current Employment Statistics - National - State and Metropolitan Area
The Current Employment Statistics (CES) Survey is a monthly survey of business establishments which provides estimates of employment, hours, and earnings data by industry for the nation as a whole, all States, and most major metropolitan areas since 1939. The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative program in which State employment security agencies prepare the data using concepts, definitions, and technical procedures prescribed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.