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Western - Labor Force Statistics

 
Civilian labor force in the West region, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
Area

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United States

162,055 163,351 163,922 164,039 1,984 1.2

West

38,723.2 38,874.4 38,916.5 38,983.7 260.6 0.7

Alaska

356.4 351.4 350.7 (p)350.1 (p)-6.2 (p)-1.7

Arizona

3,473.1 3,534.1 3,552.0 (p)3,566.9 (p)93.8 (p)2.7

California

19,463.2 19,387.9 19,380.1 (p)19,400.8 (p)-62.5 (p)-0.3

Colorado

3,120.8 3,149.3 3,155.1 (p)3,160.2 (p)39.4 (p)1.3

Hawaii

677.7 662.8 661.1 (p)660.4 (p)-17.3 (p)-2.6

Idaho

861.5 876.4 879.3 (p)882.2 (p)20.7 (p)2.4

Montana

529.6 532.0 532.7 (p)533.0 (p)3.4 (p)0.6

Nevada

1,511.1 1,534.3 1,539.8 (p)1,545.6 (p)34.5 (p)2.3

New Mexico

943.3 961.7 963.8 (p)965.4 (p)22.1 (p)2.3

Oregon

2,106.8 2,115.3 2,116.1 (p)2,116.0 (p)9.2 (p)0.4

Utah

1,576.9 1,596.0 1,601.4 (p)1,606.0 (p)29.1 (p)1.8

Washington

3,813.3 3,884.7 3,895.8 (p)3,907.7 (p)94.4 (p)2.5

Wyoming

289.3 288.4 288.6 (p)289.3 (p)-0.1 (p)0.0

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 region, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
Area

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United States

5,986 6,063 6,044 5,769 -217 -3.6

West

1,590.8 1,581.2 1,571.7 1,547.8 -42.9 -2.7

Alaska

23.2 22.1 21.8 (p)21.7 (p)-1.5 (p)-6.4

Arizona

167.9 174.1 177.8 (p)175.8 (p)8.0 (p)4.7

California

796.9 804.0 791.4 (p)774.0 (p)-22.9 (p)-2.9

Colorado

110.8 90.5 88.3 (p)85.3 (p)-25.5 (p)-23.0

Hawaii

17.5 18.4 18.0 (p)17.7 (p)0.2 (p)1.3

Idaho

23.6 25.1 25.5 (p)25.6 (p)2.0 (p)8.5

Montana

19.7 17.9 17.7 (p)17.8 (p)-1.9 (p)-9.6

Nevada

67.3 62.2 63.3 (p)63.2 (p)-4.1 (p)-6.1

New Mexico

46.3 47.6 47.5 (p)46.9 (p)0.6 (p)1.3

Oregon

87.4 84.3 84.9 (p)86.1 (p)-1.3 (p)-1.5

Utah

49.6 45.5 45.1 (p)43.4 (p)-6.3 (p)-12.6

Washington

168.5 179.2 179.7 (p)179.4 (p)11.0 (p)6.5

Wyoming

12.1 10.4 10.7 (p)10.9 (p)-1.2 (p)-9.6

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 region, seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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United States

3.7 3.7 3.7 3.5 -0.2

West

4.1 4.1 4.0 4.0 -0.1

Alaska

6.5 6.3 6.2 (p)6.2 (p)-0.3

Arizona

4.8 4.9 5.0 (p)4.9 (p)0.1

California

4.1 4.1 4.1 (p)4.0 (p)-0.1

Colorado

3.5 2.9 2.8 (p)2.7 (p)-0.8

Hawaii

2.6 2.8 2.7 (p)2.7 (p)0.1

Idaho

2.7 2.9 2.9 (p)2.9 (p)0.2

Montana

3.7 3.4 3.3 (p)3.3 (p)-0.4

Nevada

4.5 4.1 4.1 (p)4.1 (p)-0.4

New Mexico

4.9 4.9 4.9 (p)4.9 (p)0.0

Oregon

4.1 4.0 4.0 (p)4.1 (p)0.0

Utah

3.1 2.8 2.8 (p)2.7 (p)-0.4

Washington

4.4 4.6 4.6 (p)4.6 (p)0.2

Wyoming

4.2 3.6 3.7 (p)3.8 (p)-0.4

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 West region states by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), not seasonally adjusted (in percent)
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
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Alaska

Anchorage

5.6 5.1 5.0 (p)5.3 (p)-0.3

Fairbanks

5.1 4.8 4.5 (p)4.9 (p)-0.2

Arizona

Flagstaff

5.1 6.5 6.0 (p)4.8 (p)-0.3

Lake Havasu City-Kingman

5.8 6.5 6.5 (p)5.3 (p)-0.5

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale

4.3 4.8 4.7 (p)3.8 (p)-0.5

Prescott

4.6 5.1 5.1 (p)4.1 (p)-0.5

Sierra Vista-Douglas

5.7 6.7 6.5 (p)5.3 (p)-0.4

Tucson

4.5 5.3 5.1 (p)4.1 (p)-0.4

Yuma

18.8 22.2 23.2 (p)18.6 (p)-0.2

California

Bakersfield, CA

6.5 8.4 7.3 (p)6.0 (p)-0.5

Chico

4.1 5.4 4.8 (p)3.7 (p)-0.4

El Centro

20.0 20.7 24.4 (p)20.7 (p)0.7

Fresno

5.9 7.2 6.5 (p)5.3 (p)-0.6

Hanford-Corcoran

5.9 7.8 6.9 (p)5.7 (p)-0.2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

4.2 4.6 4.3 (p)4.0 (p)-0.2

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine(1)

2.8 3.2 3.0 (p)2.4 (p)-0.4

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

4.7 5.1 4.8 (p)4.5 (p)-0.2

Madera

5.3 7.3 6.4 (p)5.0 (p)-0.3

Merced

6.0 8.4 7.1 (p)5.5 (p)-0.5

Modesto

5.2 6.5 5.7 (p)4.6 (p)-0.6

Napa

2.5 3.0 2.7 (p)2.2 (p)-0.3

Orange County(2)

2.8 3.2 3.0 (p)2.4 (p)-0.4

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura

3.7 3.9 3.9 (p)3.2 (p)-0.5

Redding

4.3 4.9 4.4 (p)3.5 (p)-0.8

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario

4.1 4.6 4.4 (p)3.6 (p)-0.5

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade

3.4 4.0 3.7 (p)3.0 (p)-0.4

Salinas

3.8 4.7 4.1 (p)3.3 (p)-0.5

San Diego-Carlsbad

3.1 3.6 3.4 (p)2.7 (p)-0.4

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2.5 2.9 2.7 (p)2.2 (p)-0.3

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley(1)

2.9 3.3 3.2 (p)2.5 (p)-0.4

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco(1)

2.1 2.4 2.2 (p)1.8 (p)-0.3

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara

2.5 2.8 2.7 (p)2.2 (p)-0.3

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande

2.7 3.2 3.0 (p)2.4 (p)-0.3

San Rafael(1)

2.3 2.5 2.4 (p)1.9 (p)-0.4

Santa Cruz-Watsonville

3.5 4.3 3.9 (p)3.1 (p)-0.4

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara

3.2 3.7 3.4 (p)2.8 (p)-0.4

Santa Rosa

2.4 3.0 2.7 (p)2.2 (p)-0.2

Stockton-Lodi

5.0 6.3 5.7 (p)4.7 (p)-0.3

Vallejo-Fairfield

3.5 4.2 3.8 (p)3.1 (p)-0.4

Visalia-Porterville

7.9 10.0 9.2 (p)7.6 (p)-0.3

Yolo County(2)

3.4 4.2 3.8 (p)3.1 (p)-0.3

Yuba City

5.4 6.7 5.9 (p)4.8 (p)-0.6

Colorado

Boulder

2.9 2.4 2.4 (p)2.0 (p)-0.9

Colorado Springs

3.9 3.4 3.2 (p)2.6 (p)-1.3

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood

3.2 2.7 2.6 (p)2.2 (p)-1.0

Fort Collins

2.8 2.3 2.3 (p)1.9 (p)-0.9

Grand Junction

3.7 3.5 3.2 (p)2.5 (p)-1.2

Greeley

3.0 2.6 2.5 (p)2.0 (p)-1.0

Pueblo

4.9 4.4 4.1 (p)3.4 (p)-1.5

Hawaii

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina

2.7 2.6 2.4 (p)2.7 (p)0.0

Urban Honolulu

2.6 2.5 2.4 (p)2.6 (p)0.0

Idaho

Boise City

2.2 2.8 2.6 (p)2.3 (p)0.1

Coeur d'Alene

2.6 3.0 3.0 (p)2.6 (p)0.0

Idaho Falls

1.9 2.2 2.1 (p)2.0 (p)0.1

Lewiston, ID-WA

2.7 3.3 3.1 (p)2.8 (p)0.1

Logan, UT-ID

2.4 2.6 2.4 (p)1.7 (p)-0.7

Pocatello

2.2 3.2 2.5 (p)2.3 (p)0.1

Montana

Billings

3.0 2.8 2.9 (p)2.9 (p)-0.1

Great Falls

3.3 2.8 3.2 (p)3.1 (p)-0.2

Missoula

2.8 2.5 2.6 (p)2.7 (p)-0.1

Nevada

Carson City

4.2 4.1 3.9 (p)3.6 (p)-0.6

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise

4.8 4.7 4.5 (p)4.0 (p)-0.8

Reno

3.4 3.4 3.3 (p)2.9 (p)-0.5

New Mexico

Albuquerque

4.8 5.4 4.9 (p)4.4 (p)-0.4

Farmington

5.6 6.6 6.0 (p)5.3 (p)-0.3

Las Cruces

5.3 6.4 5.6 (p)5.0 (p)-0.3

Santa Fe

4.1 4.6 4.2 (p)3.7 (p)-0.4

Oregon

Albany

4.3 4.9 5.0 (p)4.5 (p)0.2

Bend-Redmond

3.5 3.9 4.1 (p)3.6 (p)0.1

Corvallis

3.1 3.8 4.0 (p)3.6 (p)0.5

Eugene

4.1 4.6 5.0 (p)4.3 (p)0.2

Grants Pass

4.7 5.2 5.7 (p)4.7 (p)0.0

Medford

4.1 5.2 5.0 (p)4.1 (p)0.0

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA

3.5 4.0 4.3 (p)3.8 (p)0.3

Salem

3.8 4.5 4.7 (p)4.1 (p)0.3

Utah

Logan, UT-ID

2.4 2.6 2.4 (p)1.7 (p)-0.7

Ogden-Clearfield

3.0 3.0 2.8 (p)2.0 (p)-1.0

Provo-Orem

2.7 2.9 2.6 (p)1.9 (p)-0.8

Salt Lake City

2.9 2.9 2.8 (p)2.0 (p)-0.9

St. George

3.2 3.5 3.3 (p)2.3 (p)-0.9

Washington

Bellingham

4.1 5.3 5.5 (p)5.0 (p)0.9

Bremerton-Silverdale

4.1 5.1 5.0 (p)4.5 (p)0.4

Kennewick-Richland

4.2 5.3 5.4 (p)4.7 (p)0.5

Lewiston, ID-WA

2.7 3.3 3.1 (p)2.8 (p)0.1

Longview

5.0 6.5 6.7 (p)6.0 (p)1.0

Mount Vernon-Anacortes

4.4 5.7 5.9 (p)5.3 (p)0.9

Olympia-Tumwater

4.1 5.2 5.3 (p)4.8 (p)0.7

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

3.5 4.0 4.3 (p)3.8 (p)0.3

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

3.7 3.6 3.6 (p)3.5 (p)-0.2

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

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

Tacoma-Lakewood(1)

4.5 5.5 5.6 (p)5.0 (p)0.5

Spokane-Spokane Valley

4.5 5.6 5.7 (p)5.0 (p)0.5

Walla Walla

3.8 5.3 5.2 (p)4.6 (p)0.8

Wenatchee

3.3 4.0 4.9 (p)4.0 (p)0.7

Yakima

4.2 6.1 6.8 (p)5.1 (p)0.9

Wyoming

Casper

4.4 3.9 3.8 (p)3.7 (p)-0.7

Cheyenne

3.7 3.6 3.5 (p)3.4 (p)-0.3

Footnotes
(1) Metropolitan Division
(2) Counties and equivalents
(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 the West region States, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
Area

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United States

149,575 151,418 151,637 (p)151,817 (p)2,242 (p)1.5

Mountain Census Division

Arizona

2,875.6 2,930.1 2,940.3 (p)2,942.1 (p)66.5 (p)2.3

Colorado

2,732.2 2,790.6 2,791.0 (p)2,789.1 (p)56.9 (p)2.1

Idaho

740.0 759.0 758.0 (p)762.6 (p)22.6 (p)3.1

Montana

478.7 485.1 484.8 (p)483.5 (p)4.8 (p)1.0

Nevada

1,395.0 1,428.2 1,434.2 (p)1,440.2 (p)45.2 (p)3.2

New Mexico

844.0 861.5 861.4 (p)862.8 (p)18.8 (p)2.2

Utah

1,526.6 1,567.3 1,568.0 (p)1,573.1 (p)46.5 (p)3.0

Wyoming

285.5 290.2 289.0 (p)288.8 (p)3.3 (p)1.2

Pacific Census Division

Alaska

327.7 331.5 330.7 (p)331.1 (p)3.4 (p)1.0

California

17,218.5 17,485.2 17,517.2 (p)17,538.5 (p)320.0 (p)1.9

Hawaii

656.2 658.7 658.6 (p)663.1 (p)6.9 (p)1.1

Oregon

1,913.4 1,944.2 1,943.3 (p)1,943.5 (p)30.1 (p)1.6

Washington

3,416.6 3,502.1 3,510.9 (p)3,507.8 (p)91.2 (p)2.7

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.