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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

164,401 160,838 160,143 160,867 -3,534 -2.1

West South Central Division

19,473.3 19,662.0 19,531.8 19,400.3 -73.0 -0.4

Arkansas

1,364.2 1,343.2 1,344.1 (p)1,331.8 (p)-32.4 (p)-2.4

Louisiana

2,102.2 2,106.6 2,099.2 (p)2,113.4 (p)11.2 (p)0.5

Oklahoma

1,846.0 1,833.4 1,885.4 (p)1,871.9 (p)25.8 (p)1.4

Texas

14,160.9 14,386.7 14,219.5 (p)14,090.9 (p)-70.0 (p)-0.5

Mountain Division

12,623.0 12,249.5 12,613.2 12,580.4 -42.5 -0.3

Arizona

3,595.7 3,414.6 3,576.0 (p)3,587.3 (p)-8.4 (p)-0.2

Colorado

3,175.1 3,087.8 3,121.2 (p)3,138.7 (p)-36.3 (p)-1.1

Idaho

888.9 896.5 919.0 (p)914.2 (p)25.3 (p)2.8

Montana

536.0 533.2 535.0 (p)536.1 (p)0.1 (p)0.0

Nevada

1,551.9 1,495.4 1,547.9 (p)1,545.4 (p)-6.5 (p)-0.4

New Mexico

960.2 896.7 954.0 (p)925.2 (p)-35.0 (p)-3.6

Utah

1,622.5 1,625.6 1,670.9 (p)1,643.7 (p)21.3 (p)1.3

Wyoming

292.8 292.3 294.2 (p)295.3 (p)2.6 (p)0.9

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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United States

5,857 13,550 12,580 11,061 5,204 88.9

West South Central Division

716.5 1,342.1 1,535.5 1,371.6 655.1 91.4

Arkansas

48.3 99.5 97.3 (p)83.2 (p)34.9 (p)72.3

Louisiana

108.9 161.8 167.8 (p)198.7 (p)89.8 (p)82.5

Oklahoma

62.2 104.7 101.9 (p)114.4 (p)52.2 (p)83.9

Texas

497.1 981.4 1,173.8 (p)979.1 (p)482.0 (p)97.0

Mountain Division

440.9 864.3 901.5 902.7 461.8 104.7

Arizona

163.3 202.5 233.7 (p)288.5 (p)125.2 (p)76.7

Colorado

80.2 205.8 199.8 (p)201.6 (p)121.3 (p)151.2

Idaho

25.4 37.5 56.1 (p)50.3 (p)24.9 (p)97.8

Montana

18.8 31.0 28.9 (p)26.3 (p)7.5 (p)40.0

Nevada

57.2 199.4 192.9 (p)185.5 (p)128.3 (p)224.1

New Mexico

45.6 102.0 94.4 (p)74.8 (p)29.2 (p)63.9

Utah

39.4 66.3 83.7 (p)67.2 (p)27.8 (p)70.4

Wyoming

10.9 19.2 17.9 (p)16.3 (p)5.4 (p)49.6

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

3.6 8.4 7.9 6.9 3.3

West South Central Division

3.7 6.8 7.9 7.1 3.4

Arkansas

3.5 7.4 7.2 (p)6.2 (p)2.7

Louisiana

5.2 7.7 8.0 (p)9.4 (p)4.2

Oklahoma

3.4 5.7 5.4 (p)6.1 (p)2.7

Texas

3.5 6.8 8.3 (p)6.9 (p)3.4

Mountain Division

3.5 7.1 7.1 7.2 3.7

Arizona

4.5 5.9 6.5 (p)8.0 (p)3.5

Colorado

2.5 6.7 6.4 (p)6.4 (p)3.9

Idaho

2.9 4.2 6.1 (p)5.5 (p)2.6

Montana

3.5 5.8 5.4 (p)4.9 (p)1.4

Nevada

3.7 13.3 12.5 (p)12.0 (p)8.3

New Mexico

4.8 11.4 9.9 (p)8.1 (p)3.3

Utah

2.4 4.1 5.0 (p)4.1 (p)1.7

Wyoming

3.7 6.6 6.1 (p)5.5 (p)1.8

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

2.4 5.7 5.7 (p)5.3 (p)2.9

Fort Smith, AR-OK

3.5 7.2 6.6 (p)6.3 (p)2.8

Hot Springs

3.5 9.6 10.1 (p)9.6 (p)6.1

Jonesboro

2.7 6.7 6.6 (p)6.1 (p)3.4

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway

3.1 8.3 8.4 (p)7.8 (p)4.7

Pine Bluff

4.9 9.4 9.5 (p)9.5 (p)4.6

Texarkana, TX-AR

4.1 7.6 6.7 (p)7.3 (p)3.2

Louisiana

Alexandria

5.3 7.4 6.1 (p)6.0 (p)0.7

Baton Rouge

4.6 9.2 7.2 (p)7.1 (p)2.5

Hammond

5.6 12.1 9.7 (p)9.4 (p)3.8

Houma-Thibodaux

4.7 8.5 6.8 (p)6.8 (p)2.1

Lafayette

4.9 9.1 7.4 (p)7.4 (p)2.5

Lake Charles

4.3 9.9 8.1 (p)12.0 (p)7.7

Monroe

5.5 8.3 6.8 (p)6.8 (p)1.3

New Orleans-Metairie

4.6 11.9 9.7 (p)9.5 (p)4.9

Shreveport-Bossier City

5.3 9.4 7.8 (p)7.7 (p)2.4

New Mexico

Albuquerque

4.5 13.1 11.1 (p)8.9 (p)4.4

Farmington

5.5 15.5 13.7 (p)11.3 (p)5.8

Las Cruces

5.2 13.0 10.9 (p)8.7 (p)3.5

Santa Fe

3.7 13.5 11.5 (p)9.2 (p)5.5

Oklahoma

Lawton

3.6 7.3 5.7 (p)5.1 (p)1.5

Oklahoma City

2.9 7.1 5.6 (p)4.9 (p)2.0

Tulsa

3.1 7.6 6.1 (p)5.4 (p)2.3

Texas

Abilene

2.9 6.0 4.9 (p)5.9 (p)3.0

Amarillo

2.5 5.2 4.3 (p)5.1 (p)2.6

Austin-Round Rock

2.6 6.8 5.5 (p)6.4 (p)3.8

Beaumont-Port Arthur

5.4 12.0 10.3 (p)12.5 (p)7.1

Brownsville-Harlingen

5.2 11.1 9.3 (p)11.1 (p)5.9

College Station-Bryan

2.7 5.8 4.7 (p)5.5 (p)2.8

Corpus Christi

4.2 10.1 8.4 (p)10.1 (p)5.9

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

3.2 7.6 6.3 (p)7.5 (p)4.3

Dallas-Plano-Irving(1)

3.2 7.5 6.2 (p)7.4 (p)4.2

Fort Worth-Arlington(1)

3.2 7.7 6.5 (p)7.6 (p)4.4

El Paso

3.7 8.8 7.3 (p)8.7 (p)5.0

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land

3.7 9.5 8.1 (p)9.6 (p)5.9

Killeen-Temple

3.7 7.2 6.1 (p)7.4 (p)3.7

Laredo

3.4 9.2 7.9 (p)9.4 (p)6.0

Longview

3.6 8.5 7.3 (p)9.0 (p)5.4

Lubbock

2.7 6.4 5.2 (p)6.1 (p)3.4

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

6.0 12.6 10.9 (p)12.8 (p)6.8

Midland

2.1 9.5 8.1 (p)9.6 (p)7.5

Odessa

2.7 12.7 11.1 (p)13.2 (p)10.5

San Angelo

2.9 7.4 5.9 (p)7.1 (p)4.2

San Antonio-New Braunfels

3.0 8.0 6.6 (p)7.8 (p)4.8

Sherman-Denison

3.0 5.9 5.0 (p)6.1 (p)3.1

Texarkana, TX-AR

4.1 7.6 6.7 (p)7.3 (p)3.2

Tyler

3.3 7.2 6.0 (p)7.2 (p)3.9

Victoria

3.3 9.4 7.5 (p)8.8 (p)5.5

Waco

3.2 6.6 5.4 (p)6.4 (p)3.2

Wichita Falls

3.0 7.2 5.8 (p)7.1 (p)4.1

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

151,553 141,063 (p)141,735 (p)142,373 (p)-9,180 (p)-6.1

Arkansas

1,277.6 1,227.5 1,226.2 (p)1,235.9 (p)-41.7 (p)-3.3

Louisiana

1,983.0 1,853.0 1,855.7 (p)1,877.2 (p)-105.8 (p)-5.3

New Mexico

860.5 798.1 802.5 (p)804.2 (p)-56.3 (p)-6.5

Oklahoma

1,707.2 1,622.0 1,623.0 (p)1,624.1 (p)-83.1 (p)-4.9

Texas

12,889.9 12,224.5 12,272.6 (p)12,390.7 (p)-499.2 (p)-3.9

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.