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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

160,718 161,537 161,354 161,458 740 0.5

West

38,595.6 38,837.0 38,889.4 38,888.2 292.6 0.8

Alaska

354.1 349.4 349.5 (p)349.8 (p)-4.3 (p)-1.2

Arizona

3,556.4 3,637.7 3,643.9 (p)3,646.9 (p)90.5 (p)2.5

California

18,904.6 18,982.8 19,030.8 (p)19,022.4 (p)117.7 (p)0.6

Colorado

3,153.5 3,193.2 3,193.4 (p)3,196.8 (p)43.3 (p)1.4

Hawaii

643.1 647.3 647.2 (p)646.8 (p)3.7 (p)0.6

Idaho

903.3 904.9 906.2 (p)907.6 (p)4.3 (p)0.5

Montana

536.9 540.7 540.9 (p)542.1 (p)5.3 (p)1.0

Nevada

1,545.7 1,571.4 1,562.7 (p)1,552.8 (p)7.0 (p)0.5

New Mexico

960.7 953.7 952.0 (p)951.7 (p)-9.0 (p)-0.9

Oregon

2,122.6 2,170.4 2,171.0 (p)2,168.5 (p)46.0 (p)2.2

Utah

1,637.2 1,667.7 1,670.0 (p)1,674.2 (p)37.0 (p)2.3

Washington

3,981.8 3,923.0 3,928.0 (p)3,935.6 (p)-46.2 (p)-1.2

Wyoming

295.6 294.7 293.7 (p)293.0 (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

11,049 8,384 7,674 7,419 -3,630 -32.9

West

3,267.0 2,512.0 2,459.3 2,366.5 -900.5 -27.6

Alaska

22.9 22.5 22.0 (p)21.5 (p)-1.4 (p)-6.2

Arizona

241.3 225.2 208.9 (p)189.8 (p)-51.5 (p)-21.4

California

1,854.4 1,431.5 1,424.4 (p)1,383.2 (p)-471.2 (p)-25.4

Colorado

217.9 188.9 179.9 (p)171.3 (p)-46.6 (p)-21.4

Hawaii

89.9 45.6 43.0 (p)40.9 (p)-49.1 (p)-54.6

Idaho

43.8 26.6 25.9 (p)25.1 (p)-18.7 (p)-42.7

Montana

25.5 19.1 18.1 (p)16.9 (p)-8.5 (p)-33.6

Nevada

185.4 120.5 117.3 (p)112.8 (p)-72.6 (p)-39.2

New Mexico

82.0 68.8 65.7 (p)61.9 (p)-20.1 (p)-24.5

Oregon

147.9 107.5 102.2 (p)95.6 (p)-52.3 (p)-35.3

Utah

62.3 42.5 40.1 (p)37.4 (p)-24.9 (p)-40.0

Washington

277.8 198.8 198.7 (p)198.1 (p)-79.7 (p)-28.7

Wyoming

16.0 14.5 13.2 (p)12.0 (p)-4.0 (p)-24.7

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

6.9 5.2 4.8 4.6 -2.3

West

8.5 6.5 6.3 6.1 -2.4

Alaska

6.5 6.4 6.3 (p)6.1 (p)-0.4

Arizona

6.8 6.2 5.7 (p)5.2 (p)-1.6

California

9.8 7.5 7.5 (p)7.3 (p)-2.5

Colorado

6.9 5.9 5.6 (p)5.4 (p)-1.5

Hawaii

14.0 7.0 6.6 (p)6.3 (p)-7.7

Idaho

4.8 2.9 2.9 (p)2.8 (p)-2.0

Montana

4.7 3.5 3.3 (p)3.1 (p)-1.6

Nevada

12.0 7.7 7.5 (p)7.3 (p)-4.7

New Mexico

8.5 7.2 6.9 (p)6.5 (p)-2.0

Oregon

7.0 5.0 4.7 (p)4.4 (p)-2.6

Utah

3.8 2.5 2.4 (p)2.2 (p)-1.6

Washington

7.0 5.1 5.1 (p)5.0 (p)-2.0

Wyoming

5.4 4.9 4.5 (p)4.1 (p)-1.3

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

5.8 4.9 (p)5.0    

Fairbanks

4.7 3.9 (p)4.3    

Arizona

Flagstaff

7.2 6.3 (p)5.1    

Lake Havasu City-Kingman

7.2 6.0 (p)5.1    

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale

6.1 4.7 (p)3.8    

Prescott

5.6 4.3 (p)3.5    

Sierra Vista-Douglas

5.1 5.2 (p)4.2    

Tucson

6.4 5.2 (p)4.3    

Yuma

12.6 18.0 (p)14.8    

California

Bakersfield, CA

10.6 9.9 (p)8.7    

Chico

8.0 6.8 (p)5.7    

El Centro

20.0 19.7 (p)18.1    

Fresno

9.7 8.8 (p)7.8    

Hanford-Corcoran

9.8 9.0 (p)8.0    

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

11.1 8.8 (p)7.4    

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine(1)

8.2 6.0 (p)5.0    

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

12.0 9.7 8.1 (p)7.8 (p)-4.2

Madera

8.9 8.4 (p)7.3    

Merced

9.7 9.6 (p)8.2    

Modesto

9.4 8.0 (p)6.9    

Napa

7.4 5.4 (p)4.6    

Orange County(2)

8.2 6.0 (p)5.0    

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura

7.6 6.2 (p)5.3    

Redding

7.3 6.5 (p)5.6    

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario

9.4 7.6 (p)6.6    

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade

8.0 6.4 (p)5.5    

Salinas

7.4 6.4 (p)5.7    

San Diego-Carlsbad

8.4 6.6 (p)5.6    

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

7.8 5.6 (p)4.7    

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley(1)

8.4 6.3 (p)5.4    

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

7.1 4.8 (p)4.0    

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara

6.5 4.8 (p)4.0    

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande

6.4 5.5 (p)4.6    

San Rafael(1)

6.0 4.4 (p)3.6    

Santa Cruz-Watsonville

7.4 6.2 (p)5.4    

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara

6.6 5.5 (p)4.7    

Santa Rosa

6.9 5.3 (p)4.5    

Stockton-Lodi

10.2 8.5 (p)7.5    

Vallejo-Fairfield

9.0 7.3 (p)6.3    

Visalia-Porterville

11.1 10.6 (p)9.3    

Yolo County(2)

6.5 5.6 (p)4.7    

Yuba City

8.9 8.1 (p)7.2    

Colorado

Boulder

5.5 4.4 (p)3.6    

Colorado Springs

6.4 5.6 (p)4.8    

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood

7.0 5.5 (p)4.8    

Fort Collins

5.4 4.7 (p)3.9    

Grand Junction

6.3 5.7 (p)4.8    

Greeley

6.7 5.6 (p)4.8    

Pueblo

8.2 8.0 (p)7.0    

Hawaii

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina

22.2 8.5 (p)8.1    

Urban Honolulu

12.2 6.1 (p)5.9    

Idaho

Boise City

4.5 2.7 (p)2.2    

Coeur d'Alene

5.2 3.0 (p)2.5    

Idaho Falls

3.2 2.1 (p)1.8    

Lewiston, ID-WA

3.7 2.7 (p)2.2    

Logan, UT-ID

2.2 2.0 (p)1.2    

Pocatello

4.0 2.6 (p)2.1    

Montana

Billings

4.0 2.8 (p)1.9    

Great Falls

4.3 2.9 (p)2.0    

Missoula

4.2 2.8 (p)1.9    

Nevada

Carson City

6.5 4.6 (p)3.9    

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise

13.7 8.2 (p)7.4    

Reno

6.1 4.3 (p)3.5    

New Mexico

Albuquerque

7.7 6.0 (p)5.5    

Farmington

9.5 7.6 (p)6.9    

Las Cruces

7.2 6.3 (p)5.7    

Santa Fe

7.8 5.9 (p)5.4    

Oregon

Albany

6.6 5.0 (p)4.6    

Bend-Redmond

6.0 4.4 (p)4.0    

Corvallis

4.9 3.8 (p)3.3    

Eugene

6.7 5.0 (p)4.5    

Grants Pass

6.4 5.5 (p)4.8    

Medford

6.3 4.8 (p)4.2    

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA

6.7 4.4 (p)3.9    

Salem

5.8 4.4 (p)3.9    

Utah

Logan, UT-ID

2.2 2.0 (p)1.2    

Ogden-Clearfield

3.1 2.4 (p)1.5    

Provo-Orem

2.8 2.3 (p)1.4    

Salt Lake City

3.7 2.6 (p)1.7    

St. George

3.7 2.7 (p)1.7    

Washington

Bellingham

6.6 5.2 (p)4.0    

Bremerton-Silverdale

5.5 4.5 (p)3.4    

Kennewick-Richland

5.6 4.9 (p)3.9    

Lewiston, ID-WA

3.7 2.7 (p)2.2    

Longview

6.8 5.6 (p)4.4    

Mount Vernon-Anacortes

6.6 5.2 (p)4.1    

Olympia-Tumwater

5.6 4.5 (p)3.5    

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

6.7 4.4 (p)3.9    

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

6.5 5.0 (p)4.4    

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

6.5 5.0 4.6 (p)4.6 (p)-1.9

Tacoma-Lakewood(1)

6.8 5.3 (p)4.2    

Spokane-Spokane Valley

5.8 4.6 (p)3.6    

Walla Walla

4.7 3.9 (p)3.0    

Wenatchee

5.4 4.3 (p)3.3    

Yakima

6.5 5.6 (p)4.0    

Wyoming

Casper

6.6 5.0 (p)3.7    

Cheyenne

3.8 3.3 (p)2.5    

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

142,545 147,476 (p)147,788 (p)148,319 (p)5,774 (p)4.1

Mountain Census Division

Arizona

2,850.5 2,975.0 2,977.0 (p)2,987.0 (p)136.5 (p)4.8

Colorado

2,651.7 2,736.0 2,745.7 (p)2,756.3 (p)104.6 (p)3.9

Idaho

765.7 789.6 787.0 (p)785.7 (p)20.0 (p)2.6

Montana

474.4 481.8 481.1 (p)482.0 (p)7.6 (p)1.6

Nevada

1,267.2 1,344.9 1,352.9 (p)1,363.8 (p)96.6 (p)7.6

New Mexico

787.5 810.7 812.4 (p)817.1 (p)29.6 (p)3.8

Utah

1,546.6 1,619.9 1,620.3 (p)1,627.8 (p)81.2 (p)5.3

Wyoming

272.5 272.7 273.9 (p)275.1 (p)2.6 (p)1.0

Pacific Census Division

Alaska

304.4 305.9 306.1 (p)310.3 (p)5.9 (p)1.9

California

15,963.4 16,622.5 16,677.8 (p)16,774.6 (p)811.2 (p)5.1

Hawaii

522.3 575.9 575.0 (p)576.9 (p)54.6 (p)10.5

Oregon

1,820.3 1,880.8 1,881.5 (p)1,886.2 (p)65.9 (p)3.6

Washington

3,260.2 3,417.1 3,435.9 (p)3,442.2 (p)182.0 (p)5.6

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.