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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

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

West

39,171.4 37,916.1 38,236.5 39,042.5 -128.9 -0.3

Alaska

346.9 329.1 333.8 (p)353.6 (p)6.7 (p)1.9

Arizona

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

California

19,485.3 18,657.5 18,668.7 (p)19,277.8 (p)-207.5 (p)-1.1

Colorado

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

Hawaii

666.6 639.5 614.0 (p)642.6 (p)-24.0 (p)-3.6

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

Oregon

2,103.2 2,072.0 2,031.5 (p)2,139.4 (p)36.2 (p)1.7

Utah

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

Washington

3,946.4 3,957.2 3,928.3 (p)3,989.0 (p)42.6 (p)1.1

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 region, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
Area

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United States

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

West

1,464.2 3,567.4 3,582.3 3,211.1 1,747.0 119.3

Alaska

21.3 24.2 24.0 (p)20.7 (p)-0.5 (p)-2.6

Arizona

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

California

754.0 2,086.7 2,065.8 (p)1,786.5 (p)1,032.5 (p)136.9

Colorado

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

Hawaii

17.7 82.8 92.0 (p)91.7 (p)74.0 (p)417.0

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

Oregon

71.4 176.6 159.5 (p)147.4 (p)76.0 (p)106.6

Utah

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

Washington

158.9 333.6 326.0 (p)238.6 (p)79.7 (p)50.2

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 region, seasonally adjusted (in percent)
Area

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United States

3.6 8.4 7.9 6.9 3.3

West

3.7 9.4 9.4 8.2 4.5

Alaska

6.1 7.4 7.2 (p)5.9 (p)-0.2

Arizona

4.5 5.9 6.5 (p)8.0 (p)3.5

California

3.9 11.2 11.1 (p)9.3 (p)5.4

Colorado

2.5 6.7 6.4 (p)6.4 (p)3.9

Hawaii

2.7 13.0 15.0 (p)14.3 (p)11.6

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

Oregon

3.4 8.5 7.9 (p)6.9 (p)3.5

Utah

2.4 4.1 5.0 (p)4.1 (p)1.7

Washington

4.0 8.4 8.3 (p)6.0 (p)2.0

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

Anchorage

5.1 6.6 (p)6.5    

Fairbanks

5.0 5.0 (p)5.1    

Arizona

Flagstaff

4.9 7.9 (p)8.2    

Lake Havasu City-Kingman

5.4 7.4 (p)8.1    

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale

3.9 5.9 (p)6.3    

Prescott

4.2 5.4 (p)5.7    

Sierra Vista-Douglas

5.3 5.3 (p)5.7    

Tucson

4.2 5.9 (p)6.5    

Yuma

16.6 16.4 (p)17.0    

California

Bakersfield, CA

6.3 12.4 (p)12.4    

Chico

4.2 8.6 (p)8.5    

El Centro

19.5 22.0 (p)21.5    

Fresno

6.1 10.3 (p)10.4    

Hanford-Corcoran

6.6 10.1 (p)10.3    

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

3.9 15.0 (p)13.6    

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine(1)

2.6 9.5 (p)9.0    

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

4.3 16.8 15.3 (p)12.1 (p)7.8

Madera

5.6 9.5 (p)9.4    

Merced

6.0 10.7 (p)10.6    

Modesto

5.1 10.3 (p)10.3    

Napa

2.4 8.0 (p)7.6    

Orange County(2)

2.6 9.5 (p)9.0    

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura

3.4 8.7 (p)8.4    

Redding

3.9 7.9 (p)7.8    

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario

3.9 10.5 (p)10.4    

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade

3.3 9.0 (p)8.9    

Salinas

3.9 8.9 (p)8.8    

San Diego-Carlsbad

3.0 9.5 (p)9.0    

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2.4 8.7 (p)8.6    

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley(1)

2.8 9.5 (p)9.3    

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

2.0 7.9 (p)7.8    

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara

2.4 7.3 (p)7.1    

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande

2.6 7.6 (p)7.2    

San Rafael(1)

2.1 6.8 (p)6.5    

Santa Cruz-Watsonville

3.5 8.5 (p)8.1    

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara

3.1 7.6 (p)7.4    

Santa Rosa

2.4 7.5 (p)7.2    

Stockton-Lodi

5.2 11.4 (p)11.4    

Vallejo-Fairfield

3.4 9.8 (p)9.7    

Visalia-Porterville

8.4 12.3 (p)12.2    

Yolo County(2)

3.4 7.2 (p)7.1    

Yuba City

5.2 10.2 (p)10.4    

Colorado

Boulder

2.1 5.8 (p)5.3    

Colorado Springs

2.8 6.2 (p)5.9    

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood

2.3 7.0 (p)6.5    

Fort Collins

2.0 5.6 (p)5.2    

Grand Junction

2.8 6.2 (p)5.7    

Greeley

2.2 6.6 (p)6.3    

Pueblo

3.4 7.3 (p)7.5    

Hawaii

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina

2.7 21.1 (p)23.6    

Urban Honolulu

2.5 11.0 (p)13.6    

Idaho

Boise City

2.3 4.1 (p)6.0    

Coeur d'Alene

2.8 4.8 (p)7.2    

Idaho Falls

2.0 2.7 (p)4.2    

Lewiston, ID-WA

2.7 4.1 (p)4.9    

Logan, UT-ID

1.7 2.6 (p)3.0    

Pocatello

2.4 3.6 (p)5.7    

Montana

Billings

2.9 5.1 (p)4.5    

Great Falls

3.2 5.5 (p)4.9    

Missoula

2.9 5.6 (p)4.7    

Nevada

Carson City

3.3 7.3 (p)6.8    

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise

3.8 15.6 (p)14.8    

Reno

2.8 7.3 (p)6.7    

New Mexico

Albuquerque

4.5 11.1 (p)8.9    

Farmington

5.4 13.7 (p)11.3    

Las Cruces

5.1 10.9 (p)8.7    

Santa Fe

3.7 11.5 (p)9.2    

Oregon

Albany

3.5 8.3 (p)7.6    

Bend-Redmond

2.9 8.1 (p)6.7    

Corvallis

2.3 6.6 (p)5.5    

Eugene

3.3 8.5 (p)7.4    

Grants Pass

3.9 8.8 (p)7.2    

Medford

3.2 8.6 (p)7.3    

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA

3.0 9.1 (p)7.7    

Salem

3.2 7.5 (p)6.8    

Utah

Logan, UT-ID

1.7 2.6 (p)3.0    

Ogden-Clearfield

2.1 3.7 (p)4.2    

Provo-Orem

1.9 3.4 (p)3.8    

Salt Lake City

2.1 4.7 (p)5.2    

St. George

2.4 4.8 (p)5.2    

Washington

Bellingham

4.3 9.3 (p)8.0    

Bremerton-Silverdale

3.9 7.6 (p)6.8    

Kennewick-Richland

4.3 8.4 (p)6.5    

Lewiston, ID-WA

2.7 4.1 (p)4.9    

Longview

5.2 9.4 (p)8.4    

Mount Vernon-Anacortes

4.6 9.6 (p)8.2    

Olympia-Tumwater

4.2 8.2 (p)7.1    

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

3.0 9.1 (p)7.7    

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

3.0 7.9 (p)7.4    

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

2.7 7.3 7.0 (p)4.8 (p)2.1

Tacoma-Lakewood(1)

4.5 10.0 (p)8.6    

Spokane-Spokane Valley

4.3 9.2 (p)7.7    

Walla Walla

3.9 6.9 (p)5.8    

Wenatchee

3.8 8.2 (p)6.1    

Yakima

4.6 10.0 (p)7.2    

Wyoming

Casper

3.8 9.5 (p)8.7    

Cheyenne

3.4 5.1 (p)4.9    

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)
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United States

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

Mountain Census Division

Arizona

2,958.9 2,859.4 2,864.6 (p)2,885.7 (p)-73.2 (p)-2.5

Colorado

2,799.7 2,651.8 2,667.0 (p)2,688.1 (p)-111.6 (p)-4.0

Idaho

762.9 759.6 757.8 (p)763.2 (p)0.3 (p)0.0

Montana

484.6 464.6 469.0 (p)470.2 (p)-14.4 (p)-3.0

Nevada

1,422.5 1,293.5 1,301.7 (p)1,305.3 (p)-117.2 (p)-8.2

New Mexico

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

Utah

1,574.9 1,539.6 1,557.4 (p)1,565.9 (p)-9.0 (p)-0.6

Wyoming

289.5 270.5 272.5 (p)275.9 (p)-13.6 (p)-4.7

Pacific Census Division

Alaska

330.4 297.0 300.7 (p)309.3 (p)-21.1 (p)-6.4

California

17,503.6 15,886.3 15,988.7 (p)16,134.2 (p)-1,369.4 (p)-7.8

Hawaii

656.3 545.6 532.1 (p)542.6 (p)-113.7 (p)-17.3

Oregon

1,947.8 1,806.7 1,816.0 (p)1,830.2 (p)-117.6 (p)-6.0

Washington

3,483.9 3,278.0 3,287.3 (p)3,293.3 (p)-190.6 (p)-5.5

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.