Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Western - Labor Force Statistics

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

(Links provide news releases)
Back
data
Feb
2019
Dec
2019
Jan
2020
Feb
2020
Feb 2019 to
Feb 2020
Net
change
Percent
change

United States

163,047 164,556 (1)164,606 164,546 1,499 0.9

West

(r)38,757.2 (r)39,165.6 39,232.2 39,273.1 (r)515.9 (r)1.3

Alaska

(r)348.8 (r)346.8 346.3 (p)345.4 (p)(r)-3.4 (p)(r)-1.0

Arizona

(r)3,501.7 (r)3,594.6 3,604.8 (p)3,613.1 (p)(r)111.4 (p)(r)3.2

California

(r)19,374.1 (r)19,483.8 19,509.6 (p)19,516.0 (p)(r)141.9 (p)(r)0.7

Colorado

(r)3,120.7 (r)3,174.5 3,180.8 (p)3,186.4 (p)(r)65.7 (p)(r)2.1

Hawaii

(r)665.4 (r)666.5 668.2 (p)669.1 (p)(r)3.7 (p)(r)0.6

Idaho

(r)872.6 (r)888.7 890.1 (p)891.7 (p)(r)19.0 (p)(r)2.2

Montana

(r)530.9 (r)535.7 536.5 (p)537.3 (p)(r)6.4 (p)(r)1.2

Nevada

(r)1,530.1 (r)1,551.4 1,555.3 (p)1,559.5 (p)(r)29.4 (p)(r)1.9

New Mexico

(r)948.2 (r)959.9 961.1 (p)961.7 (p)(r)13.5 (p)(r)1.4

Oregon

(r)2,107.4 (r)2,103.1 2,104.2 (p)2,105.5 (p)(r)-1.9 (p)(r)-0.1

Utah

(r)1,589.6 (r)1,622.4 1,626.8 (p)1,630.7 (p)(r)41.1 (p)(r)2.6

Washington

(r)3,876.0 (r)3,945.4 3,955.2 (p)3,962.6 (p)(r)86.6 (p)(r)2.2

Wyoming

(r)291.5 (r)292.7 293.3 (p)294.2 (p)(r)2.7 (p)(r)0.9

Footnotes
(1) Data affected by changes in population controls.
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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

(Links provide news releases)
Back
data
Feb
2019
Dec
2019
Jan
2020
Feb
2020
Feb 2019 to
Feb 2020
Net
change
Percent
change

United States

6,181 5,753 5,892 5,787 -394 -6.4

West

(r)1,606.3 (r)1,464.8 1,454.9 1,455.4 (r)-150.8 (r)-9.4

Alaska

(r)21.3 (r)21.2 20.9 (p)20.1 (p)(r)-1.3 (p)(r)-5.9

Arizona

(r)170.2 (r)163.3 162.1 (p)161.3 (p)(r)-8.9 (p)(r)-5.2

California

(r)828.0 (r)754.7 753.3 (p)759.1 (p)(r)-68.9 (p)(r)-8.3

Colorado

(r)96.3 (r)80.3 79.4 (p)80.3 (p)(r)-16.0 (p)(r)-16.6

Hawaii

(r)18.4 (r)17.7 17.8 (p)17.8 (p)(r)-0.6 (p)(r)-3.0

Idaho

(r)25.7 (r)25.4 24.7 (p)23.8 (p)(r)-1.9 (p)(r)-7.3

Montana

(r)18.5 (r)18.7 18.7 (p)18.7 (p)(r)0.2 (p)(r)0.9

Nevada

(r)63.1 (r)57.1 56.3 (p)56.2 (p)(r)-6.9 (p)(r)-11.0

New Mexico

(r)47.2 (r)45.7 45.7 (p)46.0 (p)(r)-1.3 (p)(r)-2.7

Oregon

(r)87.6 (r)71.4 69.8 (p)69.1 (p)(r)-18.6 (p)(r)-21.2

Utah

(r)45.2 (r)39.6 40.0 (p)40.5 (p)(r)-4.7 (p)(r)-10.4

Washington

(r)174.6 (r)158.8 155.5 (p)151.8 (p)(r)-22.9 (p)(r)-13.1

Wyoming

(r)10.1 (r)10.8 10.7 (p)10.9 (p)(r)0.8 (p)(r)7.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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)
Area

(Links provide news releases)
Back
data
Feb
2019
Dec
2019
Jan
2020
Feb
2020
Net change
Feb 2019 to
Feb 2020

United States

3.8 3.5 3.6 3.5 -0.3

West

(r)4.1 (r)3.7 3.7 3.7 (r)-0.4

Alaska

(r)6.1 (r)6.1 6.0 (p)5.8 (p)(r)-0.3

Arizona

(r)4.9 (r)4.5 4.5 (p)4.5 (p)(r)-0.4

California

(r)4.3 (r)3.9 3.9 (p)3.9 (p)(r)-0.4

Colorado

(r)3.1 (r)2.5 2.5 (p)2.5 (p)(r)-0.6

Hawaii

(r)2.8 (r)2.7 2.7 (p)2.7 (p)(r)-0.1

Idaho

(r)2.9 (r)2.9 2.8 (p)2.7 (p)(r)-0.2

Montana

(r)3.5 (r)3.5 3.5 (p)3.5 (p)(r)0.0

Nevada

(r)4.1 (r)3.7 3.6 (p)3.6 (p)(r)-0.5

New Mexico

(r)5.0 (r)4.8 4.8 (p)4.8 (p)(r)-0.2

Oregon

(r)4.2 (r)3.4 3.3 (p)3.3 (p)(r)-0.9

Utah

(r)2.8 (r)2.4 2.5 (p)2.5 (p)(r)-0.3

Washington

(r)4.5 (r)4.0 3.9 (p)3.8 (p)(r)-0.7

Wyoming

(r)3.5 (r)3.7 3.7 (p)3.7 (p)(r)0.2

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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)
(news release)
Back
data
Feb
2019
Dec
2019
Jan
2020
Feb
2020
Net change
Feb 2019 to
Feb 2020

Alaska

Anchorage

6.5 (p)5.2 (p)5.6    

Fairbanks

6.7 (p)5.3 (p)5.8    

Arizona

Flagstaff

6.1 (p)5.5 (p)6.3    

Lake Havasu City-Kingman

5.7 (p)5.4 (p)5.9    

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale

4.2 (p)3.7 (p)4.1    

Prescott

4.5 (p)4.0 (p)4.5    

Sierra Vista-Douglas

5.8 (p)5.3 (p)5.8    

Tucson

4.5 (p)4.1 (p)4.5    

Yuma

12.3 (p)14.5 (p)13.6    

California

Bakersfield, CA

9.3 (p)7.2 (p)8.6    

Chico

6.1 (p)4.2 (p)5.6    

El Centro

17.3 (p)19.4 (p)18.8    

Fresno

8.9 (p)6.9 (p)8.1    

Hanford-Corcoran

10.0 (p)7.7 (p)9.4    

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

4.0 (p)3.6 (p)4.1    

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine(1)

3.0 (p)2.4 (p)2.9    

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

(r)4.6 (r)4.0 4.5 (p)4.5 (p)(r)-0.1

Madera

8.2 (p)6.8 (p)8.1    

Merced

10.6 (p)7.9 (p)9.8    

Modesto

7.1 (p)5.6 (p)6.6    

Napa

3.4 (p)2.9 (p)3.5    

Orange County(2)

3.0 (p)2.4 (p)2.9    

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura

4.0 (p)3.4 (p)3.9    

Redding

6.2 (p)4.2 (p)5.4    

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario

4.3 (p)3.5 (p)4.1    

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade

4.1 (p)3.2 (p)3.9    

Salinas

10.3 (p)7.2 (p)9.7    

San Diego-Carlsbad

3.5 (p)2.8 (p)3.3    

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2.8 (p)2.2 (p)2.7    

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley(1)

3.2 (p)2.6 (p)3.1    

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

2.3 (p)1.8 (p)2.2    

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara

2.8 (p)2.2 (p)2.7    

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande

3.2 (p)2.5 (p)3.1    

San Rafael(1)

2.5 (p)1.9 (p)2.4    

Santa Cruz-Watsonville

6.7 (p)4.9 (p)6.2    

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara

4.8 (p)3.6 (p)4.7    

Santa Rosa

3.1 (p)2.4 (p)2.9    

Stockton-Lodi

7.0 (p)5.7 (p)6.7    

Vallejo-Fairfield

4.4 (p)3.4 (p)4.0    

Visalia-Porterville

11.4 (p)9.3 (p)11.0    

Yolo County(2)

5.1 (p)3.9 (p)4.9    

Yuba City

8.9 (p)6.7 (p)8.0    

Colorado

Boulder

2.9 (p)2.0 (p)2.4    

Colorado Springs

4.1 (p)2.8 (p)3.3    

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood

3.3 (p)2.3 (p)2.7    

Fort Collins

3.1 (p)2.0 (p)2.5    

Grand Junction

4.6 (p)3.1 (p)4.1    

Greeley

3.2 (p)2.3 (p)2.7    

Pueblo

5.2 (p)3.6 (p)4.2    

Hawaii

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina

2.9 (p)2.2 (p)2.8    

Urban Honolulu

2.6 (p)2.1 (p)2.7    

Idaho

Boise City

3.3 (p)2.7 (p)3.2    

Coeur d'Alene

5.0 (p)3.8 (p)4.7    

Idaho Falls

3.0 (p)2.3 (p)3.0    

Lewiston, ID-WA

4.1 (p)3.2 (p)3.8    

Logan, UT-ID

2.7 (p)1.7 (p)2.3    

Pocatello

3.4 (p)2.7 (p)3.4    

Montana

Billings

4.0 (p)3.2 (p)3.9    

Great Falls

4.3 (p)3.4 (p)4.2    

Missoula

4.0 (p)3.5 (p)4.1    

Nevada

Carson City

4.7 (p)3.3 (p)4.1    

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise

4.2 (p)3.5 (p)3.9    

Reno

3.7 (p)2.6 (p)3.4    

New Mexico

Albuquerque

4.8 (p)4.2 (p)4.6    

Farmington

6.1 (p)5.5 (p)6.2    

Las Cruces

6.3 (p)5.2 (p)6.1    

Santa Fe

4.3 (p)3.6 (p)4.0    

Oregon

Albany

5.4 (p)3.3 (p)4.3    

Bend-Redmond

5.3 (p)3.1 (p)4.2    

Corvallis

3.4 (p)2.0 (p)2.6    

Eugene

4.9 (p)3.1 (p)3.9    

Grants Pass

6.4 (p)3.9 (p)5.3    

Medford

5.5 (p)3.1 (p)4.4    

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA

4.1 (p)2.8 (p)3.4    

Salem

4.9 (p)3.1 (p)4.1    

Utah

Logan, UT-ID

2.7 (p)1.7 (p)2.3    

Ogden-Clearfield

3.1 (p)2.0 (p)2.7    

Provo-Orem

2.8 (p)1.9 (p)2.5    

Salt Lake City

3.0 (p)2.0 (p)2.6    

St. George

3.4 (p)2.4 (p)3.4    

Washington

Bellingham

5.9 (p)4.8 (p)5.5    

Bremerton-Silverdale

5.3 (p)4.1 (p)4.4    

Kennewick-Richland

7.5 (p)5.9 (p)6.3    

Lewiston, ID-WA

4.1 (p)3.2 (p)3.8    

Longview

6.6 (p)5.5 (p)5.9    

Mount Vernon-Anacortes

6.8 (p)5.4 (p)6.2    

Olympia-Tumwater

5.5 (p)4.4 (p)4.8    

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

4.1 (p)2.8 (p)3.4    

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

4.1 (p)2.7 (p)3.3    

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

(r)3.1 (r)2.5 2.8 (p)2.5 (p)(r)-0.6

Tacoma-Lakewood(1)

6.0 (p)4.8 (p)5.1    

Spokane-Spokane Valley

6.5 (p)5.2 (p)5.8    

Walla Walla

6.0 (p)4.8 (p)5.3    

Wenatchee

7.0 (p)5.5 (p)6.3    

Yakima

9.9 (p)8.3 (p)8.4    

Wyoming

Casper

4.2 (p)4.1 (p)4.7    

Cheyenne

3.4 (p)3.3 (p)4.0    

Footnotes
(1) Metropolitan Division
(2) Counties and equivalents
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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

(news release)
Back
data
Feb
2019
Dec
2019
Jan
2020
Feb
2020
Feb 2019 to
Feb 2020
Net
change
Percent
change

United States

150,135 151,998 152,212 (p)152,487 (p)2,352 (p)1.6

Mountain Census Division

Arizona

2,910.4 2,978.4 2,982.5 (p)2,987.8 (p)77.4 (p)2.7

Colorado

2,766.8 2,813.5 2,813.8 (p)2,816.9 (p)50.1 (p)1.8

Idaho

752.4 769.1 769.1 (p)771.9 (p)19.5 (p)2.6

Montana

481.8 487.1 489.2 (p)489.2 (p)7.4 (p)1.5

Nevada

1,410.3 1,425.2 1,429.6 (p)1,428.6 (p)18.3 (p)1.3

New Mexico

852.9 861.0 866.2 (p)865.6 (p)12.7 (p)1.5

Utah

1,544.0 1,583.3 1,584.6 (p)1,589.2 (p)45.2 (p)2.9

Wyoming

290.4 288.7 288.1 (p)288.2 (p)-2.2 (p)-0.8

Pacific Census Division

Alaska

329.4 329.5 328.7 (p)330.7 (p)1.3 (p)0.4

California

17,343.5 17,554.4 17,583.5 (p)17,612.5 (p)269.0 (p)1.6

Hawaii

658.9 659.6 659.5 (p)659.0 (p)0.1 (p)0.0

Oregon

1,930.2 1,954.0 1,953.7 (p)1,956.8 (p)26.6 (p)1.4

Washington

3,423.6 3,509.2 3,516.9 (p)3,520.4 (p)96.8 (p)2.8

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.