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

159,830 160,494 160,571 161,146 1,316 0.8

West South Central Division

18,597.2 18,711.6 18,679.5 18,718.0 120.9 0.6

Arkansas

1,341.5 1,374.4 1,378.2 (p)1,379.6 (p)38.1 (p)2.8

Louisiana

2,108.8 2,092.1 2,082.4 (p)2,083.4 (p)-25.3 (p)-1.2

Oklahoma

1,823.7 1,817.1 1,819.4 (p)1,827.1 (p)3.4 (p)0.2

Texas

13,311.4 13,401.9 13,373.3 (p)13,408.4 (p)97.0 (p)0.7

Mountain Division

11,678.8 11,894.0 11,899.8 11,934.4 255.6 2.2

Arizona

3,248.0 3,307.8 3,303.2 (p)3,316.0 (p)68.0 (p)2.1

Colorado

2,901.8 2,982.6 2,991.9 (p)3,010.6 (p)108.8 (p)3.7

Idaho

818.2 818.0 819.9 (p)823.7 (p)5.5 (p)0.7

Montana

527.3 524.9 525.0 (p)526.0 (p)-1.3 (p)-0.3

Nevada

1,430.8 1,442.8 1,445.6 (p)1,451.4 (p)20.6 (p)1.4

New Mexico

927.7 931.4 929.3 (p)929.4 (p)1.7 (p)0.2

Utah

1,520.9 1,575.1 1,573.5 (p)1,574.6 (p)53.7 (p)3.5

Wyoming

301.5 295.2 294.4 (p)293.8 (p)-7.7 (p)-2.5

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.

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

7,904 6,981 7,132 6,801 -1,103 -14.0

West South Central Division

896.4 807.8 789.4 772.5 -123.9 -13.8

Arkansas

53.9 46.5 47.7 (p)48.7 (p)-5.3 (p)-9.8

Louisiana

128.8 109.9 107.5 (p)105.8 (p)-23.0 (p)-17.9

Oklahoma

90.8 79.2 81.5 (p)81.7 (p)-9.1 (p)-10.1

Texas

630.6 574.5 557.0 (p)540.9 (p)-89.6 (p)-14.2

Mountain Division

519.6 472.9 470.3 470.8 -48.7 -9.4

Arizona

164.5 169.4 164.8 (p)156.7 (p)-7.9 (p)-4.8

Colorado

93.5 70.8 72.6 (p)76.6 (p)-16.9 (p)-18.1

Idaho

30.7 24.6 23.4 (p)23.0 (p)-7.7 (p)-25.1

Montana

21.5 20.4 20.3 (p)20.4 (p)-1.1 (p)-5.1

Nevada

77.2 69.3 70.6 (p)71.7 (p)-5.5 (p)-7.1

New Mexico

63.0 58.9 58.2 (p)57.7 (p)-5.3 (p)-8.5

Utah

49.5 54.5 54.6 (p)53.8 (p)4.3 (p)8.7

Wyoming

15.3 11.7 11.7 (p)11.9 (p)-3.5 (p)-22.6

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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United States

4.9 4.3 4.4 4.2 -0.7

West South Central Division

4.8 4.3 4.2 4.1 -0.7

Arkansas

4.0 3.4 3.5 (p)3.5 (p)-0.5

Louisiana

6.1 5.3 5.2 (p)5.1 (p)-1.0

Oklahoma

5.0 4.4 4.5 (p)4.5 (p)-0.5

Texas

4.7 4.3 4.2 (p)4.0 (p)-0.7

Mountain Division

4.4 4.0 4.0 3.9 -0.5

Arizona

5.1 5.1 5.0 (p)4.7 (p)-0.4

Colorado

3.2 2.4 2.4 (p)2.5 (p)-0.7

Idaho

3.8 3.0 2.9 (p)2.8 (p)-1.0

Montana

4.1 3.9 3.9 (p)3.9 (p)-0.2

Nevada

5.4 4.8 4.9 (p)4.9 (p)-0.5

New Mexico

6.8 6.3 6.3 (p)6.2 (p)-0.6

Utah

3.3 3.5 3.5 (p)3.4 (p)0.1

Wyoming

5.1 4.0 4.0 (p)4.0 (p)-1.1

Footnotes
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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 2.9 (p)2.7 (p)-0.1

Fort Smith, AR-OK

4.7 4.3 4.2 (p)4.3 (p)-0.4

Hot Springs

4.2 4.0 4.1 (p)3.8 (p)-0.4

Jonesboro

3.4 3.3 3.4 (p)3.2 (p)-0.2

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway

3.5 3.3 3.4 (p)3.2 (p)-0.3

Pine Bluff

5.7 5.0 5.2 (p)4.9 (p)-0.8

Texarkana, TX-AR

5.0 4.9 4.7 (p)4.7 (p)-0.3

Louisiana

Alexandria

6.8 6.5 6.2 (p)6.3 (p)-0.5

Baton Rouge

5.7 5.2 5.0 (p)5.0 (p)-0.7

Hammond

7.1 6.8 6.5 (p)6.3 (p)-0.8

Houma-Thibodaux

7.1 6.0 5.7 (p)5.7 (p)-1.4

Lafayette

7.5 6.3 6.0 (p)6.0 (p)-1.5

Lake Charles

5.1 4.5 4.3 (p)4.3 (p)-0.8

Monroe

6.5 5.8 5.5 (p)5.6 (p)-0.9

New Orleans-Metairie

6.0 5.5 5.3 (p)5.4 (p)-0.6

Shreveport-Bossier City

6.9 6.3 6.0 (p)6.1 (p)-0.8

New Mexico

Albuquerque

6.6 6.3 6.5 (p)6.1 (p)-0.5

Farmington

10.0 8.0 8.2 (p)7.7 (p)-2.3

Las Cruces

7.2 7.5 7.7 (p)6.8 (p)-0.4

Santa Fe

5.7 5.6 5.9 (p)5.4 (p)-0.3

Oklahoma

Lawton

4.8 4.9 4.6 (p)5.0 (p)0.2

Oklahoma City

4.4 4.4 4.1 (p)4.3 (p)-0.1

Tulsa

5.4 5.0 4.7 (p)4.9 (p)-0.5

Texas

Abilene

4.2 4.3 4.0 (p)4.1 (p)-0.1

Amarillo

3.3 3.4 3.2 (p)3.1 (p)-0.2

Austin-Round Rock

3.4 3.4 3.2 (p)3.4 (p)0.0

Beaumont-Port Arthur

7.5 7.3 6.8 (p)7.2 (p)-0.3

Brownsville-Harlingen

7.5 7.8 7.0 (p)7.3 (p)-0.2

College Station-Bryan

4.1 3.8 3.5 (p)3.6 (p)-0.5

Corpus Christi

6.2 5.9 5.5 (p)5.8 (p)-0.4

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

4.1 4.0 3.7 (p)3.9 (p)-0.2

Dallas-Plano-Irving(1)

4.0 4.0 3.7 (p)3.9 (p)-0.1

Fort Worth-Arlington(1)

4.2 4.1 3.8 (p)3.9 (p)-0.3

El Paso

5.3 5.1 4.6 (p)4.8 (p)-0.5

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land

5.7 5.3 4.9 (p)5.2 (p)-0.5

Killeen-Temple

4.6 4.4 4.1 (p)4.2 (p)-0.4

Laredo

5.2 4.7 4.2 (p)4.4 (p)-0.8

Longview

6.9 5.6 5.1 (p)5.2 (p)-1.7

Lubbock

3.7 3.9 3.6 (p)3.6 (p)-0.1

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

8.3 8.3 7.6 (p)8.0 (p)-0.3

Midland

4.7 3.5 3.2 (p)3.2 (p)-1.5

Odessa

7.0 4.7 4.2 (p)4.3 (p)-2.7

San Angelo

4.8 4.2 3.9 (p)3.8 (p)-1.0

San Antonio-New Braunfels

4.0 3.9 3.7 (p)3.7 (p)-0.3

Sherman-Denison

4.0 3.9 3.5 (p)3.7 (p)-0.3

Texarkana, TX-AR

5.0 4.9 4.7 (p)4.7 (p)-0.3

Tyler

5.0 4.3 3.9 (p)4.1 (p)-0.9

Victoria

6.0 5.1 4.7 (p)4.8 (p)-1.2

Waco

4.2 4.8 4.4 (p)4.5 (p)0.3

Wichita Falls

4.5 4.1 3.9 (p)3.9 (p)-0.6

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

144,882 146,523 (p)146,692 (p)146,659 (p)1,777 (p)1.2

Arkansas

1,230.2 1,259.1 1,253.5 (p)1,254.6 (p)24.4 (p)2.0

Louisiana

1,965.7 1,981.8 1,983.2 (p)1,980.4 (p)14.7 (p)0.7

New Mexico

830.6 833.5 839.6 (p)838.5 (p)7.9 (p)1.0

Oklahoma

1,648.5 1,665.1 1,668.8 (p)1,666.2 (p)17.7 (p)1.1

Texas

12,065.0 12,328.4 12,328.4 (p)12,321.1 (p)256.1 (p)2.1

Footnotes
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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.