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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

160,078 161,347 161,537 161,354 1,276 0.8

West South Central Division

19,269.7 19,394.1 19,413.3 19,447.2 177.5 0.9

Arkansas

1,337.6 1,355.7 1,357.4 (p)1,358.0 (p)20.4 (p)1.5

Louisiana

2,095.0 2,069.4 2,065.9 (p)2,062.2 (p)-32.8 (p)-1.6

Oklahoma

1,858.9 1,863.4 1,862.6 (p)1,861.0 (p)2.1 (p)0.1

Texas

13,978.2 14,105.5 14,127.5 (p)14,166.0 (p)187.8 (p)1.3

Mountain Division

12,555.9 12,759.6 12,764.1 12,762.0 206.1 1.6

Arizona

3,542.0 3,631.8 3,637.7 (p)3,644.0 (p)102.0 (p)2.9

Colorado

3,133.3 3,195.5 3,193.2 (p)3,192.3 (p)59.0 (p)1.9

Idaho

908.6 902.9 904.9 (p)906.2 (p)-2.4 (p)-0.3

Montana

539.7 539.4 540.7 (p)541.2 (p)1.5 (p)0.3

Nevada

1,535.2 1,577.6 1,571.4 (p)1,562.6 (p)27.4 (p)1.8

New Mexico

960.7 954.3 953.7 (p)951.9 (p)-8.8 (p)-0.9

Utah

1,640.3 1,662.4 1,667.7 (p)1,670.1 (p)29.8 (p)1.8

Wyoming

296.2 295.7 294.7 (p)293.7 (p)-2.5 (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

12,535 8,702 8,384 7,674 -4,861 -38.8

West South Central Division

1,457.6 1,136.6 1,081.8 1,026.5 -431.1 -29.6

Arkansas

79.4 59.0 57.2 (p)54.3 (p)-25.2 (p)-31.7

Louisiana

167.0 136.2 128.3 (p)120.1 (p)-46.9 (p)-28.1

Oklahoma

105.2 64.8 60.6 (p)55.1 (p)-50.1 (p)-47.6

Texas

1,105.9 876.7 835.7 (p)797.0 (p)-308.9 (p)-27.9

Mountain Division

913.3 733.3 706.1 668.2 -245.1 -26.8

Arizona

242.6 238.2 225.2 (p)209.1 (p)-33.5 (p)-13.8

Colorado

218.9 196.0 188.9 (p)178.8 (p)-40.1 (p)-18.3

Idaho

54.8 26.7 26.6 (p)25.9 (p)-28.9 (p)-52.8

Montana

27.9 19.5 19.1 (p)18.1 (p)-9.8 (p)-35.1

Nevada

199.7 121.6 120.5 (p)117.3 (p)-82.4 (p)-41.3

New Mexico

83.1 72.5 68.8 (p)65.6 (p)-17.5 (p)-21.1

Utah

69.2 43.4 42.5 (p)40.1 (p)-29.0 (p)-42.0

Wyoming

17.0 15.4 14.5 (p)13.2 (p)-3.8 (p)-22.2

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

7.8 5.4 5.2 4.8 -3.0

West South Central Division

7.6 5.9 5.6 5.3 -2.3

Arkansas

5.9 4.3 4.2 (p)4.0 (p)-1.9

Louisiana

8.0 6.6 6.2 (p)5.8 (p)-2.2

Oklahoma

5.7 3.5 3.3 (p)3.0 (p)-2.7

Texas

7.9 6.2 5.9 (p)5.6 (p)-2.3

Mountain Division

7.3 5.7 5.5 5.2 -2.1

Arizona

6.9 6.6 6.2 (p)5.7 (p)-1.2

Colorado

7.0 6.1 5.9 (p)5.6 (p)-1.4

Idaho

6.0 3.0 2.9 (p)2.9 (p)-3.1

Montana

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

Nevada

13.0 7.7 7.7 (p)7.5 (p)-5.5

New Mexico

8.6 7.6 7.2 (p)6.9 (p)-1.7

Utah

4.2 2.6 2.5 (p)2.4 (p)-1.8

Wyoming

5.7 5.2 4.9 (p)4.5 (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

4.8 3.7 3.2 (p)2.7 (p)-2.1

Fort Smith, AR-OK

6.0 4.5 3.9 (p)3.4 (p)-2.6

Hot Springs

8.7 6.0 5.4 (p)4.5 (p)-4.2

Jonesboro

5.8 4.3 3.9 (p)3.2 (p)-2.6

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway

7.1 5.1 4.7 (p)4.0 (p)-3.1

Pine Bluff

8.1 7.1 6.7 (p)5.7 (p)-2.4

Texarkana, TX-AR

6.4 6.4 5.9 (p)5.1 (p)-1.3

Louisiana

Alexandria

6.1 5.1 4.3 (p)3.8 (p)-2.3

Baton Rouge

7.4 6.8 5.8 (p)5.0 (p)-2.4

Hammond

9.7 8.4 7.4 (p)6.4 (p)-3.3

Houma-Thibodaux

7.1 6.2 5.2 (p)4.6 (p)-2.5

Lafayette

7.7 6.6 5.6 (p)4.9 (p)-2.8

Lake Charles

8.6 7.5 6.2 (p)5.5 (p)-3.1

Monroe

7.3 6.5 5.5 (p)4.9 (p)-2.4

New Orleans-Metairie

9.8 8.9 7.6 (p)6.6 (p)-3.2

Shreveport-Bossier City

8.1 7.2 6.1 (p)5.3 (p)-2.8

New Mexico

Albuquerque

9.0 8.0 7.4 (p)6.0 (p)-3.0

Farmington

11.2 10.0 9.3 (p)7.5 (p)-3.7

Las Cruces

8.4 8.4 7.8 (p)6.2 (p)-2.2

Santa Fe

9.4 7.8 7.2 (p)5.9 (p)-3.5

Oklahoma

Lawton

6.1 4.1 3.2 (p)3.0 (p)-3.1

Oklahoma City

6.1 3.7 2.9 (p)2.6 (p)-3.5

Tulsa

6.5 3.9 3.2 (p)2.9 (p)-3.6

Texas

Abilene

4.8 5.3 4.7 (p)4.2 (p)-0.6

Amarillo

4.0 4.5 4.0 (p)3.6 (p)-0.4

Austin-Round Rock

5.5 4.8 4.2 (p)3.8 (p)-1.7

Beaumont-Port Arthur

10.1 10.6 9.9 (p)8.8 (p)-1.3

Brownsville-Harlingen

9.0 9.7 8.8 (p)7.9 (p)-1.1

College Station-Bryan

4.8 5.5 4.8 (p)4.2 (p)-0.6

Corpus Christi

8.3 8.4 7.5 (p)6.8 (p)-1.5

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

6.3 6.0 5.3 (p)4.7 (p)-1.6

Dallas-Plano-Irving(1)

6.2 5.9 5.2 (p)4.6 (p)-1.6

Fort Worth-Arlington(1)

6.4 6.2 5.5 (p)4.9 (p)-1.5

El Paso

7.1 7.3 6.5 (p)5.8 (p)-1.3

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land

8.1 7.4 6.8 (p)6.1 (p)-2.0

Killeen-Temple

5.9 6.7 6.0 (p)5.4 (p)-0.5

Laredo

7.8 7.6 6.6 (p)5.8 (p)-2.0

Longview

7.2 7.4 6.6 (p)5.8 (p)-1.4

Lubbock

5.0 5.7 4.9 (p)4.3 (p)-0.7

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

10.6 10.9 9.9 (p)8.9 (p)-1.7

Midland

8.5 6.7 5.9 (p)5.3 (p)-3.2

Odessa

11.7 9.7 8.7 (p)7.7 (p)-4.0

San Angelo

5.6 5.8 5.1 (p)4.5 (p)-1.1

San Antonio-New Braunfels

6.5 6.0 5.4 (p)4.8 (p)-1.7

Sherman-Denison

4.9 5.3 4.6 (p)4.2 (p)-0.7

Texarkana, TX-AR

6.4 6.4 5.9 (p)5.1 (p)-1.3

Tyler

5.9 5.9 5.2 (p)4.7 (p)-1.2

Victoria

7.5 7.4 6.7 (p)6.0 (p)-1.5

Waco

5.3 5.8 5.1 (p)4.6 (p)-0.7

Wichita Falls

5.8 6.1 5.4 (p)4.7 (p)-1.1

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

141,865 146,993 (p)147,359 (p)147,553 (p)5,688 (p)4.0

Arkansas

1,239.6 1,270.3 1,268.8 (p)1,269.8 (p)30.2 (p)2.4

Louisiana

1,803.3 1,847.2 1,847.6 (p)1,818.0 (p)14.7 (p)0.8

New Mexico

786.7 806.1 810.7 (p)811.6 (p)24.9 (p)3.2

Oklahoma

1,609.7 1,630.3 1,636.7 (p)1,650.1 (p)40.4 (p)2.5

Texas

12,145.8 12,721.0 12,761.5 (p)12,857.3 (p)711.5 (p)5.9

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.