Economic News Release

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release


Technical information:
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   (NOTE:  This release was reissued on Friday, February 8, 2008, to show 
   seasonally adjusted data for the state of Idaho in table 5; no other 
   tables were affected.  In addition, the HTML version of table C showed 
   December 2007 in the first column under rate instead of December 2006; 
   data were not affected.)



      REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT:  DECEMBER 2007

   Regional and state unemployment rates were generally higher in December.
All 4 regions and 46 states and the District of Columbia recorded over-the-
month unemployment rate increases, while 2 states registered decreases and
2 states had no change in their rates, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of
the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.  Over the year, jobless rates
were up in 36 states, down in 12 states and the District of Columbia, and
unchanged in 2 states.  The national unemployment rate rose to 5.0 percent
in December.

   In December, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 33 states and
the District of Columbia, and decreased in 17 states.  The largest employ-
ment increases were recorded in Texas (+18,600), California (+15,500), 
Washington (+10,700), and Virginia (+10,200).  Nebraska posted the largest
over-the-month percentage increase in employment (+0.7 percent), followed
by Hawaii (+0.5 percent), and Montana, Nevada, and Washington (+0.4 percent
each).  The largest employment decreases occurred in Kansas (-6,200), South
Carolina (-5,800), Ohio (-3,900), and Indiana (-3,100).  Kansas experienced
the largest over-the-month percentage decline in employment (-0.4 percent),
followed by South Carolina (-0.3 percent) and Alaska (-0.2 percent).  Over 
the year, nonfarm employment increased in 47 states and the District of 
Columbia and decreased in 3 states.  The largest over-the-year percentage 
gains in employment were reported in Utah (+4.0 percent), Montana and Wyoming
(+3.4 percent each), Louisiana (+2.2 percent), and Texas (+2.1 percent).  
Over-the-year percentage declines in employment occurred in Michigan 
(-1.8 percent) and Ohio (-0.3 percent); Minnesota had a decrease of less 
than -0.05 percent.

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

   In December, the Midwest continued to record the highest unemployment
rate among the regions, 5.5 percent.  The Northeast and South reported the
lowest rates, 4.7 percent each.  All four regions posted statistically sig-
nificant unemployment rate increases from November; the South recorded the
largest increase (+0.4 percentage point), followed by the Midwest, Northeast,
and West (+0.3 point each).  Similarly, all four regions registered signifi-
cant over-the-year jobless rate increases, led by the West (+0.8 percentage
point), followed by the Midwest (+0.6 percentage point) and the Northeast
and South (+0.4 point each).  (See table 1.)

   Among the nine geographic divisions, the East North Central again reported
the highest jobless rate, 5.9 percent in December, followed closely by the
Pacific at 5.8 percent.  The Mountain division continued to record the lowest
rate, 4.3 percent.  Seven divisions posted statistically significant unemploy-
ment rate increases from November:  the East South Central (+0.6 percentage
point); Mountain (+0.5 point); Middle Atlantic and Pacific (+0.4 point each);
and South Atlantic, West North Central, and West South Central (+0.3 point 
each).  Eight divisions registered significant unemployment rate increases
from December 2006:  the Pacific (+1.0 percentage point); East North Central,
Middle Atlantic, and Mountain (+0.6 point each); South Atlantic (+0.5 point);
East South Central and West North Central (+0.4 point each); and West South
Central (+0.3 point).  No division had a jobless rate decrease, either over
the month or over the year.


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State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

   In December, Michigan continued to report the highest state unemployment
rate, 7.6 percent, followed by Mississippi at 6.8 percent, South Carolina
at 6.6 percent, and Alaska at 6.5 percent.  Idaho and South Dakota posted
the lowest jobless rates, 3.0 percent each.  Overall, 17 states registered
unemployment rates that were significantly below the U.S. rate of 5.0 per-
cent, 8 states and the District of Columbia recorded measurably higher
rates, and 25 states had rates that were statistically little different
from that of the nation.  (See tables A and 3.)

   Half of the states, plus the District of Columbia, reported statisti-
cally significant jobless rate increases between November and December.
Kentucky, Louisiana, and South Carolina registered the largest increases
(+0.7 percentage point each), followed by Arizona and Kansas (+0.6 point
each).  Twenty-five states recorded unemployment rates that were not
appreciably different from those of a month earlier, even though some had
changes that were at least as large numerically as the significant changes.
(See table B.)

   Nevada reported the largest jobless rate increase from December 2006
(+1.5 percentage points).  The states recording the next largest rate
increases were Florida and Illinois (+1.4 percentage points each),
California (+1.3 points), and Hawaii (+1.2 points).  Seventeen addi-
tional states had smaller, but also statistically significant, rate 
increases over the year.  Four states registered significant over-the-
year unemployment rate decreases, the largest of which occurred in
Massachusetts (-0.7 percentage point).  The remaining 24 states and the
District of Columbia recorded jobless rates in December 2007 that were 
not appreciably different from those of a year earlier.  (See table C.)


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Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

   From November to December, four states reported statistically sig-
nificant changes in employment, three of which were increases.  The gains
were in Washington (+10,700), Nebraska (+7,000), and Hawaii (+3,100).  The
statistically significant employment decline occurred in Kansas (-6,200).
(See tables D and 5.)

   Over the year, 23 states posted statistically significant changes in
employment.  All but one reported gains in employment.  The largest em-
ployment gains occurred in Texas (+218,600), Florida (+85,800), and
California (+78,800).  The only statistically significant over-the-year
decline was reported in Michigan (-77,500).  Four states recorded sta-
tistically significant gains in employment that were less than 15,000:
Montana (+14,900), Nebraska (+14,100), Hawaii (+9,700), and Wyoming
(+9,600).  (See table E.)

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   The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment release for December
2007 is scheduled to be issued on Tuesday, January 29, 2008.  The Regional
and State Employment and Unemployment release for January 2008 is scheduled
to be issued on Tuesday, March 11.


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   |                          Hurricane Katrina                           |
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   |   For December, BLS and its state partners continued to make modi-   |
   |fications to the usual estimation procedures for the LAUS program to  |
   |reflect the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the labor force statis-    |
   |tics in affected areas.  These modifications included: (1) modifying  |
   |the state population controls to account for displacement due to      |
   |Katrina; (2) developing labor force estimates for the New Orleans-    |
   |Metairie-Kenner metropolitan area using an alternative to the model-  |
   |based method; and (3) not publishing labor force estimates for the    |
   |parishes within the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner metropolitan area     |
   |or cities within those parishes where the quality of input data was   |
   |severely compromised by the hurricane.                                |
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   |   For more information on LAUS procedures and estimates for          |
   |December 2007, see Hurricane Information:  Katrina and Rita on        |
   |the BLS Web site at http://www.bls.gov/Katrina/home.htm or call       |
   |(202) 691-6392.                                                       |
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   |     Upcoming Changes to Local Area Unemployment Statistics Data      |
   |                                                                      |
   |   Effective with the release of 2007 annual average estimates on     |
   |February 29, the labor force data for regions, divisions, states,     |
   |the District of Columbia, and the modeled substate areas presented    |
   |in tables 1-4 of this news release will be revised to incorporate     |
   |updated population controls, reestimation of models, and adjustment   |
   |to new division and national control totals.  Revised seasonal ad-    |
   |justment factors will apply to tables 1 and 3 only.  Both not sea-    |
   |sonally adjusted and seasonally adjusted data are subject to revi-    |
   |sion back to 2003.  The updated population controls reflect the       |
   |annual updating of population estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau.    |
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   |  In addition, effective with the release of February 2008 region,    |
   |division, and state data on March 28, the Local Area Unemployment     |
   |Statistics (LAUS) program will resume revision of the prior month's   |
   |estimates.  Estimates from the LAUS program also will be subject to   |
   |revision at the beginning of the following calendar year, as noted    |
   |above.  This change applies to all of the more than 7,200 LAUS geo-   |
   |graphic areas.                                                        |
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   |       Upcoming Changes to Current Employment Statistics Data         |
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   |   Effective with the release of January 2008 data on March 11, 2008, |
   |the Current Employment Statistics survey will revise the basis for    |
   |industry classification from the 2002 North American Industry Classi- |
   |fication System (NAICS) to the 2007 North American Industry Classifi- |
   |cation System.  The new classification reflects minor definitional    |
   |changes within manufacturing, telecommunications, financial activi-   |
   |ties, and professional, scientific, and technical services.  Several  |
   |industry titles and descriptions also will be updated.  The conver-   |
   |sion to NAICS 2007 will result in minor revisions to some employment, |
   |hours, and earnings series.  For more information on the 2007 NAICS,  |
   |see http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html.                        |
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   |   In addition, effective with the release of January 2008 estimates, |
   |all nonfarm payroll employment estimates for states and areas pre-    |
   |sented in tables 5 and 6 of this news release will be adjusted to     |
   |2007 benchmark levels.  Data in table 5 will be adjusted to incorpor- |
   |ate new seasonal adjustment factors.  Not seasonally adjusted payroll |
   |data back to April 2006 and seasonally adjusted data for states back  |
   |to January 2003 will be subject to revision.                          |
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   |          Discontinuation of some Current Employment Statistics       |
   |                       Metropolitan Area Series                       |
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   |   Effective with the release of January 2008 data on March 11, 2008, |
   |BLS will discontinue publication of all metropolitan area hours and   |
   |earnings series from the establishment survey.  In addition, all      |
   |nonfarm employment series for 65 small metropolitan areas will be     |
   |discontinued.  These cutbacks are being implemented to accommodate a  |
   |reduction in funding to the BLS that resulted from The 2008 Consoli-  |
   |dated Appropriations Act enacted on December 26, 2007.  For a list of |
   |the discontinued series, see Reductions to Current Employment Statis- |
   |tics Metropolitan Area Series at http://www.bls.gov/sae/msareductions.|
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Table A.  States with unemployment rates significantly differ-
ent from that of the U.S., December 2007, seasonally adjusted
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              State              |            Rate            
--------------------------------------------------------------
                                 |                            
United States ...................|             5.0            
                                 |                            
Alaska ..........................|             6.5            
Arkansas ........................|             5.9            
California ......................|             6.1            
Delaware ........................|             3.8            
District of Columbia ............|             6.1            
Hawaii ..........................|             3.2            
Idaho ...........................|             3.0            
Iowa ............................|             4.0            
Kansas ..........................|             4.4            
Maryland ........................|             3.8            
                                 |                            
Michigan ........................|             7.6            
Mississippi .....................|             6.8            
Montana .........................|             3.6            
Nebraska ........................|             3.2            
Nevada ..........................|             5.8            
New Hampshire ...................|             3.6            
New Mexico ......................|             3.7            
North Dakota ....................|             3.3            
Ohio ............................|             6.0            
South Carolina ..................|             6.6            
                                 |                            
South Dakota ....................|             3.0            
Texas ...........................|             4.5            
Utah ............................|             3.2            
Vermont .........................|             4.0            
Virginia ........................|             3.5            
Wyoming .........................|             3.1            
                                 |                            
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Table B.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate
changes from November 2007 to December 2007, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |              
                                |-----------------------|Over-the-month
             State              |  November |  December |  rate change 
                                |    2007   |    2007   |              
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                                |           |           |              
Alabama ........................|     3.5   |     4.0   |       0.5    
Arizona ........................|     4.1   |     4.7   |        .6    
California .....................|     5.6   |     6.1   |        .5    
Colorado .......................|     4.1   |     4.5   |        .4    
Delaware .......................|     3.4   |     3.8   |        .4    
District of Columbia ...........|     5.7   |     6.1   |        .4    
Florida ........................|     4.3   |     4.7   |        .4    
Georgia ........................|     4.4   |     4.8   |        .4    
Hawaii .........................|     2.9   |     3.2   |        .3    
Idaho ..........................|     2.7   |     3.0   |        .3    
                                |           |           |              
Kansas .........................|     3.8   |     4.4   |        .6    
Kentucky .......................|     5.0   |     5.7   |        .7    
Louisiana ......................|     3.5   |     4.2   |        .7    
Minnesota ......................|     4.4   |     4.9   |        .5    
Montana ........................|     3.4   |     3.6   |        .2    
Nevada .........................|     5.4   |     5.8   |        .4    
New York .......................|     4.6   |     4.9   |        .3    
North Carolina .................|     4.7   |     5.0   |        .3    
Ohio ...........................|     5.6   |     6.0   |        .4    
Pennsylvania ...................|     4.2   |     4.7   |        .5    
                                |           |           |              
South Carolina .................|     5.9   |     6.6   |        .7    
South Dakota ...................|     2.8   |     3.0   |        .2    
Tennessee ......................|     4.9   |     5.3   |        .4    
Texas ..........................|     4.2   |     4.5   |        .3    
Utah ...........................|     2.8   |     3.2   |        .4    
Virginia .......................|     3.2   |     3.5   |        .3    
                                |           |           |              
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Table C.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate
changes from December 2006 to December 2007, seasonally adjusted
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                              |          Rate          |               
                              |------------------------| Over-the-year 
             State            |  December  |  December |  rate change  
                              |    2006    |    2007   |               
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                              |            |           |               
Arizona ......................|     4.1    |    4.7    |       0.6     
Arkansas .....................|     5.4    |    5.9    |        .5     
California ...................|     4.8    |    6.1    |       1.3     
Colorado .....................|     4.0    |    4.5    |        .5     
Connecticut...................|     4.1    |    5.0    |        .9     
Delaware .....................|     3.3    |    3.8    |        .5     
Florida ......................|     3.3    |    4.7    |       1.4     
Hawaii .......................|     2.0    |    3.2    |       1.2     
Idaho ........................|     3.2    |    3.0    |       -.2     
Illinois .....................|     4.1    |    5.5    |       1.4     
                              |            |           |               
Iowa .........................|     3.5    |    4.0    |        .5     
Maine ....................... |     4.6    |    5.1    |        .5     
Massachusetts ................|     5.2    |    4.5    |       -.7     
Minnesota ....................|     4.2    |    4.9    |        .7     
Missouri .....................|     4.8    |    5.5    |        .7     
Montana ......................|     2.9    |    3.6    |        .7     
Nebraska .....................|     2.8    |    3.2    |        .4     
Nevada .......................|     4.3    |    5.8    |       1.5     
New York .....................|     4.1    |    4.9    |        .8     
Ohio .........................|     5.6    |    6.0    |        .4     
                              |            |           |               
Rhode Island .................|     5.1    |    5.5    |        .4     
South Dakota .................|     3.2    |    3.0    |       -.2     
Tennessee ....................|     4.9    |    5.3    |        .4     
Texas ........................|     4.7    |    4.5    |       -.2     
Utah .........................|     2.5    |    3.2    |        .7     
Virginia .....................|     2.9    |    3.5    |        .6     
                              |            |           |               
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Table D.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
November 2007 to December 2007, seasonally adjusted
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                           |  November | December  |   Over-the-month  
           State           |   2007    |  2007(p)  |      change (p)   
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                           |           |           |                   
Hawaii.....................|   629,100 |   632,200 |         3,100     
Kansas.....................| 1,389,900 | 1,383,700 |        -6,200     
Nebraska...................|   962,100 |   969,100 |         7,000     
Washington.................| 2,938,600 | 2,949,300 |        10,700     
                           |           |           |                   
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   p = preliminary.



Table E.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
December 2006 to December 2007, seasonally adjusted
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                              |  December  |  December  | Over-the-year
           State              |    2006    |   2007(p)  |   change (p) 
------------------------------|----------------------------------------
                              |            |            |              
Alabama ......................|  1,996,100 |  2,021,700 |      25,600  
Arizona ......................|  2,685,500 |  2,720,100 |      34,600  
California ...................| 15,212,600 | 15,291,400 |      78,800  
Colorado .....................|  2,300,500 |  2,345,600 |      45,100  
Florida ......................|  8,069,600 |  8,155,400 |      85,800  
Georgia ......................|  4,103,300 |  4,171,000 |      67,700  
Hawaii........................|    622,500 |    632,200 |       9,700  
Illinois .....................|  5,949,500 |  5,991,400 |      41,900  
Maryland......................|  2,600,100 |  2,636,100 |      36,000  
Massachusetts ................|  3,258,000 |  3,282,100 |      24,100  
                              |            |            |              
Michigan .....................|  4,325,400 |  4,247,900 |     -77,500  
Mississippi...................|  1,155,100 |  1,171,200 |      16,100  
Montana ......................|    434,700 |    449,600 |      14,900  
Nebraska......................|    955,000 |    969,100 |      14,100  
New York .....................|  8,655,100 |  8,723,200 |      68,100  
North Carolina ...............|  4,064,500 |  4,133,100 |      68,600  
Oklahoma......................|  1,561,900 |  1,585,800 |      23,900  
Oregon........................|  1,712,200 |  1,738,800 |      26,600  
Texas ........................| 10,171,300 | 10,389,900 |     218,600  
Utah .........................|  1,222,500 |  1,271,600 |      49,100  
                              |            |            |              
Virginia .....................|  3,744,100 |  3,809,600 |      65,500  
Washington ...................|  2,890,600 |  2,949,300 |      58,700  
Wyoming ......................|    281,100 |    290,700 |       9,600  
                              |            |            |              
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   p = preliminary.








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Technical Note 


   This release presents labor force and unemployment data for census
regions and divisions, states, and selected substate areas from the Local
Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program (tables 1-4).  Also presented
are nonfarm payroll employment estimates by state and major industry from
the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program (tables 5 and 6).  The
LAUS and CES programs are both federal-state cooperative endeavors.
   
Labor force and unemployment--from the LAUS program
   
   Definitions.  The labor force and unemployment data are based on the
same concepts and definitions as those used for the official national
estimates obtained from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a sample
survey of households that is conducted for the Bureau of Labor Statistics
(BLS) by the U.S. Census Bureau.  The labor force includes both the employed
and the unemployed.  Employed persons are those who did any work at all for
pay or profit in the reference week (the week including the 12th of the month)
or worked 15 hours or more without pay in a family business or farm, plus
those not working who had a job from which they were temporarily absent,
whether or not paid, for such reasons as labor-management dispute, illness,
or vacation.  Unemployed persons are those who did not work at all (in the
reference week), had actively looked for a job (sometime in the 4-week
period ending with the reference week), and were currently available for work;
persons on layoff expecting recall need not be looking for work to be counted
as unemployed.
   
   Method of estimation.  Estimates for all census divisions, states, the
District of Columbia, the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metropolitan
division, and New York City are produced using estimating equations based
on regression techniques.  This method, which underwent substantial enhance-
ment at the beginning of 2005, utilizes data from several sources, including
the CPS, the CES, and state unemployment insurance (UI) data.  Estimates for
the six other areas contained in this release use a different regression
approach.  A detailed description of the estimation procedures is available
from BLS upon request.  Estimates for census regions are obtained by summing
the model-based estimates for the component divisions and then calculating
the unemployment rate.
   
   Annual revisions.  Labor force and unemployment data shown for the prior
year reflect adjustments made at the end of each year, usually implemented
with January estimates.  The adjusted estimates reflect updated population
data from the U.S. Census Bureau, any revisions in the other data sources,
and model reestimation.
   
   Seasonal adjustment.  Seasonal adjustment of census division, state, and
substate area model employment and unemployment levels is performed within
the modeling procedure. The model estimation is based on the classical ap-
proach to seasonal adjustment, in which the series is decomposed into trend,
seasonal, irregular, and survey error.  This directly yields seasonally ad-
justed estimates for employment and unemployment levels with reliability
measures.  Labor force levels and unemployment rates are calculated from
these two estimates.  Additionally, measures for the State of California are
derived by summing the seasonally adjusted estimates for the Los Angeles-Long
Beach-Glendale metropolitan division and the balance of California, and the
estimates for the State of New York are the sum of the estimates for New York
City and the balance of New York.  Labor force estimates for census regions
are calculated as the sum of the levels of the component divisions, and the
unemployment rate is then calculated.  In most years, historical data for the
most recent 5 years are revised near the beginning of each calendar year,
usually coincident with the release of January estimates.
   
   Area definitions.  The substate area data published in this release reflect
the standards and definitions established by the U.S. Office of Management and
Budget on December 18, 2006.  A detailed list of the geographic definitions is
available on the Web at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm and also is published
annually in the May issue of Employment and Earnings.
   
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Employment--from the CES program
   
   Definitions.  Employment data refer to persons on establishment payrolls
who receive pay for any part of the pay period that includes the 12th of
the month.  Persons are counted at their place of work rather than at their
place of residence; those appearing on more than one payroll are counted on
each payroll.  Industries are classified on the basis of their principal
activity in accordance with the 2002 version of the North American Industry
Classification System.
   
   Method of estimation.  The employment data are estimated using a "link
relative" technique in which a ratio (link relative) of current-month em-
ployment to that of the previous month is computed from a sample of estab-
lishments reporting for both months.  The estimates of employment for the
current month are obtained by multiplying the estimates for the previous
month by these ratios.
   
   Annual revisions.  Employment estimates are adjusted annually to a
complete count of jobs, called benchmarks, derived principally from tax
reports that are submitted by employers who are covered under state
unemployment insurance (UI) laws.  The benchmark information is used to
adjust the monthly estimates between the new benchmark and the preceding
one and also to establish the level of employment for the new benchmark
month.  Thus, the benchmarking process establishes the level of employment,
and the sample is used to measure the month-to-month changes in the level
for the subsequent months.
   
   Seasonal adjustment.  Payroll employment data are seasonally adjusted at
the statewide supersector level.  In some states, the seasonally adjusted
payroll employment total is computed by aggregating the independently ad-
justed supersector series.  In other states, the seasonally adjusted pay-
roll employment total is independently adjusted.  Revisions of historical
data for the most recent 5 years are made once a year, coincident with
annual benchmark adjustments.
   
   Caution on aggregating state data.  State estimation procedures are
designed to produce accurate data for each individual state.  BLS inde-
pendently develops a national employment series; state estimates are not
forced to sum to national totals.  Because each state series is subject
to larger sampling and nonsampling errors than the national series, summing
them cumulates individual state level errors and can cause significant dis-
tortions at an aggregate level.  Due to these statistical limitations, BLS
does not compile a "sum-of-states" employment series, and cautions users that
such a series is subject to a relatively large and volatile error structure.

Reliability of the estimates
   
   The estimates presented in this release are based on sample survey, ad-
ministrative data, and modeling and, thus, are subject to sampling and other
types of errors.  Sampling error is a measure of sampling variability--that
is, variation that occurs by chance because a sample rather than the entire
population is surveyed.  Survey data also are subject to nonsampling errors,
such as those which can be introduced into the data collection and processing
operations.  Estimates not directly derived from sample surveys are subject
to additional errors resulting from the specific estimation processes used.
The sums of individual items may not always equal the totals shown in the
same tables because of rounding.  With respect to the LAUS program, unem-
ployment rates are computed from unrounded data rather than from data that
may be displayed in the tables; differences, however, are generally insig-
nificant.

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   Use of error measures.  In 2005, the Local Area Unemployment Statistics
(LAUS) program introduced several improvements to its methodology.  Among
these was the development of model-based error measures for the monthly
estimates and the estimates of over-the-month changes.  The introductory
section of this release preserves the long-time practice of highlighting
the direction of the movements in regional and state unemployment rates
and state nonfarm payroll employment regardless of their statistical sig-
nificance.  The remainder of the analysis in the release takes the statis-
tical significance of monthly and annual changes into consideration.

   Labor force and unemployment estimates.  Model-based error measures for
both seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data, and for over-the-
month change, are available on the BLS Web site at http://www.bls.gov/lau/
lastderr.htm.  BLS uses a 90-percent confidence level in determining whether
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 LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA
 
 Table 1.  Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, seasonally adjusted (1)
 
 (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                         Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                 
                              Civilian labor force                                                                               
  Census region and                                                                                                              
       division                                                          Number                      Percent of labor force      
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                        Dec.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.     Dec.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.     Dec.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.  
                        2006     2007     2007     2007     2006     2007     2007     2007     2006     2007     2007     2007  
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
 Northeast........... 28,019.1 27,995.7 28,107.3 28,107.4  1,214.1  1,247.0  1,241.1  1,330.7    4.3      4.5      4.4      4.7  
                                                                                                                                 
   New England.......  7,684.0  7,702.3  7,725.6  7,699.7    357.1    335.6    346.1    355.5    4.6      4.4      4.5      4.6  
   Middle Atlantic... 20,335.0 20,293.5 20,381.6 20,407.7    857.0    911.4    895.1    975.2    4.2      4.5      4.4      4.8  
                                                                                                                                 
 South............... 54,586.3 54,785.2 55,011.1 55,062.2  2,337.5  2,385.8  2,388.0  2,600.1    4.3      4.4      4.3      4.7  
                                                                                                                                 
   South Atlantic.... 29,290.3 29,497.0 29,559.4 29,594.2  1,190.7  1,288.1  1,258.1  1,367.7    4.1      4.4      4.3      4.6  
   East South Central  8,624.0  8,637.0  8,675.6  8,674.4    424.4    405.8    410.9    458.9    4.9      4.7      4.7      5.3  
   West South Central 16,671.9 16,651.2 16,776.1 16,793.5    722.5    692.0    719.0    773.5    4.3      4.2      4.3      4.6  
                                                                                                                                 
 Midwest............. 35,069.5 34,987.9 35,123.3 35,145.4  1,732.5  1,886.0  1,835.3  1,929.1    4.9      5.4      5.2      5.5  
                                                                                                                                 
   East North Central 24,134.3 24,014.4 24,155.2 24,167.8  1,277.9  1,400.7  1,367.9  1,424.3    5.3      5.8      5.7      5.9  
   West North Central 10,935.2 10,973.6 10,968.1 10,977.6    454.6    485.3    467.5    504.8    4.2      4.4      4.3      4.6  
                                                                                                                                 
 West................ 35,082.3 35,620.7 35,804.6 35,836.0  1,567.9  1,720.5  1,773.9  1,911.6    4.5      4.8      5.0      5.3  
                                                                                                                                 
   Mountain.......... 10,826.4 11,006.2 11,001.9 10,994.5    402.9    387.6    422.9    468.6    3.7      3.5      3.8      4.3  
   Pacific........... 24,255.9 24,614.6 24,802.7 24,841.5  1,165.0  1,332.9  1,351.0  1,443.0    4.8      5.4      5.4      5.8  
 
    1 Census region estimates are derived by summing the Census division model-based estimates.
    NOTE:  Data refer to place of residence.  The States (including the District of Columbia) that compose the various census
 divisions are: New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; Middle Atlantic:  New
 Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; South Atlantic:  Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina,
 South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; East South Central:  Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee; West South
 Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; East North Central:  Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin; West
 North Central:  Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; Mountain:  Arizona, Colorado, 
 Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; and Pacific:  Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. Esti-
 mates for the current year are subject to revision early in the following calendar year.
 
 
 
 
 


Table 2.  Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, not seasonally adjusted (1)

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
 Census region and                                                      Number                      Percent of labor force      
      division                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                          November          December          November          December          November          December    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2006     2007     2006     2007     2006     2007     2006     2007     2006     2007     2006     2007  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,026.6 28,085.9 28,019.2 28,020.0  1,167.0  1,169.4  1,130.7  1,234.6    4.2      4.2      4.0      4.4  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,677.0  7,716.2  7,675.9  7,665.9    332.5    322.1    332.0    326.7    4.3      4.2      4.3      4.3  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,349.6 20,369.7 20,343.3 20,354.1    834.5    847.3    798.7    907.9    4.1      4.2      3.9      4.5  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 54,575.1 55,020.5 54,596.8 54,909.6  2,291.3  2,305.3  2,199.6  2,449.9    4.2      4.2      4.0      4.5  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,234.1 29,525.8 29,262.2 29,478.1  1,165.7  1,223.6  1,121.4  1,293.1    4.0      4.1      3.8      4.4  
  East South Central  8,641.6  8,699.9  8,652.9  8,677.7    410.2    394.2    400.1    434.3    4.7      4.5      4.6      5.0  
  West South Central 16,699.5 16,794.8 16,681.7 16,753.8    715.4    687.5    678.1    722.6    4.3      4.1      4.1      4.3  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 35,049.5 35,110.7 35,031.6 35,002.3  1,601.9  1,712.2  1,664.3  1,847.5    4.6      4.9      4.8      5.3  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 24,124.9 24,160.3 24,123.6 24,084.7  1,180.8  1,279.7  1,227.1  1,361.7    4.9      5.3      5.1      5.7  
  West North Central 10,924.7 10,950.4 10,907.9 10,917.5    421.1    432.5    437.2    485.8    3.9      3.9      4.0      4.4  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,131.5 35,817.9 35,131.9 35,773.1  1,525.8  1,730.0  1,507.0  1,839.4    4.3      4.8      4.3      5.1  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 10,869.8 11,010.8 10,837.8 10,973.7    387.5    405.6    383.1    447.6    3.6      3.7      3.5      4.1  
  Pacific........... 24,261.8 24,807.1 24,294.1 24,799.4  1,138.3  1,324.4  1,123.8  1,391.9    4.7      5.3      4.6      5.6  

   1 Census region estimates are derived by summing the Census division model-based estimates.
   NOTE:  Data refer to place of residence.  The composition of the regions and divisions is described in table 1.  Estimates
for the current year are subject to revision early in the following calendar year.







LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                               LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                         SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 3.  Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, seasonally adjusted

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                           Unemployed                          
                                                                                                                               
                                  Civilian labor force                                                                         
                                                                                                                               
    State and Area                                                               Number                  Percent of labor force
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                           Dec.      Oct.      Nov.      Dec.      Dec.      Oct.      Nov.      Dec.    Dec.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.
                           2006      2007      2007      2007      2006      2007      2007      2007    2006  2007  2007  2007
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama................   2,225.9   2,210.9   2,220.2   2,219.3     82.9      68.5      78.2      89.8    3.7   3.1   3.5   4.0
Alaska.................     348.8     348.2     350.9     350.8     23.4      21.3      22.6      23.0    6.7   6.1   6.4   6.5
Arizona................   3,022.7   3,055.2   3,049.5   3,052.4    124.2     107.0     123.6     143.8    4.1   3.5   4.1   4.7
Arkansas...............   1,368.8   1,377.0   1,379.9   1,384.1     73.4      77.9      79.1      81.0    5.4   5.7   5.7   5.9
California.............  18,011.8  18,240.9  18,378.0  18,433.3    870.8   1,022.0   1,038.3   1,126.3    4.8   5.6   5.6   6.1
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                             
    Beach-Glendale (1)    4,847.5   4,969.0   5,036.1   5,031.5    220.1     253.2     268.7     281.2    4.5   5.1   5.3   5.6
Colorado...............   2,681.5   2,718.8   2,725.3   2,724.2    106.5     101.4     110.9     121.5    4.0   3.7   4.1   4.5
Connecticut............   1,855.1   1,895.2   1,905.8   1,899.3     76.4      88.4      96.0      94.9    4.1   4.7   5.0   5.0
Delaware...............     442.3     445.4     445.4     446.8     14.8      15.2      15.2      17.0    3.3   3.4   3.4   3.8
District of Columbia...     317.8     318.1     320.8     321.0     19.6      18.4      18.4      19.7    6.2   5.8   5.7   6.1
Florida................   9,100.7   9,272.6   9,294.1   9,311.7    296.5     393.0     395.8     440.8    3.3   4.2   4.3   4.7
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1) .......   1,167.5   1,202.2   1,206.4   1,210.6     40.5      48.4      46.4      48.9    3.5   4.0   3.8   4.0
                                                                                                                               
Georgia................   4,789.7   4,878.0   4,882.0   4,899.3    218.5     228.1     216.0     236.5    4.6   4.7   4.4   4.8
Hawaii.................     647.8     646.7     647.8     647.6     13.0      17.3      18.7      20.8    2.0   2.7   2.9   3.2
Idaho..................     755.4     766.5     764.0     761.0     24.3      19.3      20.8      23.0    3.2   2.5   2.7   3.0
Illinois...............   6,681.6   6,739.3   6,790.0   6,794.9    275.4     356.3     351.1     372.0    4.1   5.3   5.2   5.5
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                          
    Joliet (1).........   4,108.8   4,127.6   4,168.2   4,170.0    167.1     210.5     206.7     213.9    4.1   5.1   5.0   5.1
Indiana................   3,285.1   3,197.2   3,230.5   3,231.7    158.3     146.5     150.8     148.4    4.8   4.6   4.7   4.6
Iowa...................   1,667.6   1,675.3   1,675.2   1,678.7     57.6      65.5      64.7      67.6    3.5   3.9   3.9   4.0
Kansas.................   1,469.7   1,488.8   1,487.3   1,490.3     65.8      56.2      56.4      65.0    4.5   3.8   3.8   4.4
Kentucky...............   2,049.4   2,060.5   2,057.2   2,051.7    110.9     116.4     102.8     116.7    5.4   5.6   5.0   5.7
Louisiana..............   2,003.6   1,987.8   2,008.6   2,028.3     85.1      66.1      71.0      85.1    4.2   3.3   3.5   4.2
Maine..................     716.7     710.7     712.4     712.5     33.1      34.4      34.7      36.6    4.6   4.8   4.9   5.1
                                                                                                                               
Maryland...............   3,032.9   3,010.2   3,021.8   3,015.7    117.1     121.5     110.6     114.8    3.9   4.0   3.7   3.8
Massachusetts..........   3,421.4   3,412.7   3,420.1   3,398.5    178.3     145.2     146.6     151.4    5.2   4.3   4.3   4.5
Michigan...............   5,085.1   5,012.0   5,020.4   5,012.1    366.3     387.2     370.5     383.0    7.2   7.7   7.4   7.6
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Livonia (2)........   2,169.3   2,139.3   2,136.2   2,129.4    165.0     171.2     164.0     181.3    7.6   8.0   7.7   8.5
Minnesota..............   2,958.5   2,948.8   2,940.5   2,951.6    124.7     138.6     129.3     145.6    4.2   4.7   4.4   4.9
Mississippi............   1,318.5   1,321.6   1,342.6   1,348.2     90.7      80.3      84.5      92.2    6.9   6.1   6.3   6.8
Missouri...............   3,050.1   3,067.2   3,060.1   3,059.5    147.6     171.2     160.3     169.2    4.8   5.6   5.2   5.5
Montana................     495.4     504.7     503.8     502.6     14.2      15.7      17.1      18.2    2.9   3.1   3.4   3.6
Nebraska...............     975.4     990.6     992.2     993.3     27.4      31.3      31.1      31.5    2.8   3.2   3.1   3.2
Nevada.................   1,323.8   1,366.6   1,363.9   1,370.0     57.2      71.2      73.3      79.7    4.3   5.2   5.4   5.8
New Hampshire..........     740.4     747.2     748.5     747.9     25.9      24.1      25.3      26.6    3.5   3.2   3.4   3.6
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey.............   4,531.9   4,500.2   4,522.1   4,529.9    195.5     185.8     191.1     202.8    4.3   4.1   4.2   4.5
New Mexico.............     939.0     946.5     946.6     945.2     35.5      28.9      32.0      34.6    3.8   3.1   3.4   3.7
New York...............   9,506.5   9,471.0   9,524.1   9,529.9    392.4     440.3     435.7     468.3    4.1   4.6   4.6   4.9
  New York City .......   3,811.0   3,829.5   3,858.7   3,857.2    167.8     201.1     196.8     209.3    4.4   5.3   5.1   5.4
North Carolina.........   4,514.5   4,534.1   4,537.2   4,526.0    220.5     218.9     211.9     225.0    4.9   4.8   4.7   5.0
North Dakota...........     359.9     366.1     366.4     366.4     11.4      12.4      11.5      12.1    3.2   3.4   3.1   3.3
Ohio...................   5,958.3   5,980.3   6,007.6   6,018.6    334.2     351.9     333.6     360.7    5.6   5.9   5.6   6.0
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                            
    Mentor (2) ........   1,093.7   1,103.0   1,109.5   1,106.1     59.5      65.5      64.6      69.7    5.4   5.9   5.8   6.3
Oklahoma...............   1,727.1   1,736.8   1,742.5   1,735.4     69.7      76.2      77.6      77.2    4.0   4.4   4.5   4.5
Oregon.................   1,907.2   1,938.5   1,954.9   1,957.2    102.6     106.8     107.2     110.3    5.4   5.5   5.5   5.6
Pennsylvania...........   6,336.0   6,332.8   6,336.1   6,345.5    296.9     285.5     265.1     297.3    4.7   4.5   4.2   4.7
Rhode Island...........     578.7     580.4     581.0     579.5     29.4      28.6      30.0      31.8    5.1   4.9   5.2   5.5
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina.........   2,147.2   2,144.4   2,149.5   2,159.0    140.3     125.4     126.9     142.8    6.5   5.8   5.9   6.6
South Dakota...........     433.8     439.4     440.5     440.1     13.9      12.9      12.4      13.3    3.2   2.9   2.8   3.0
Tennessee..............   3,003.8   3,043.3   3,059.6   3,058.4    147.6     141.0     150.8     163.4    4.9   4.6   4.9   5.3
Texas..................  11,568.4  11,562.3  11,639.2  11,643.2    543.6     478.4     485.7     524.2    4.7   4.1   4.2   4.5
Utah...................   1,332.5   1,360.5   1,360.4   1,356.5     34.0      37.9      38.3      43.7    2.5   2.8   2.8   3.2
Vermont................     363.6     358.5     357.9     355.9     13.7      15.3      14.1      14.3    3.8   4.3   3.9   4.0
Virginia...............   4,030.6   4,071.4   4,088.7   4,093.6    116.6     126.2     128.8     142.2    2.9   3.1   3.2   3.5
Washington.............   3,344.2   3,449.7   3,478.1   3,469.5    165.9     164.6     162.1     166.0    5.0   4.8   4.7   4.8
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1) .......   1,406.4   1,451.4   1,465.4   1,461.1     59.6      58.7      54.5      56.7    4.2   4.0   3.7   3.9
West Virginia..........     811.3     820.9     818.0     818.8     40.3      41.1      37.9      40.0    5.0   5.0   4.6   4.9
Wisconsin..............   3,077.7   3,081.9   3,097.4   3,100.5    150.9     160.1     159.4     154.2    4.9   5.2   5.1   5.0
Wyoming................     287.1     289.9     289.7     290.0      8.6       8.3       8.4       9.0    3.0   2.9   2.9   3.1
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico............   1,408.5   1,371.6   1,372.2   1,364.9    144.1     156.8     153.7     153.3   10.2  11.4  11.2  11.2

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   NOTE:  Data refer to place of residence.  Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to
the Current Population Survey.  Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 07-01, dated 
December 18, 2006, and are available at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm and in the May issue of Employment and Earnings.
Estimates for the current year are subject to revision early in the following calendar year.







LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                   LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                     NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 4.  Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, not seasonally adjusted

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                             Unemployed                            
                                                                                                                                   
                                  Civilian labor force                                                                             
                                                                                                                                   
    State and area                                                               Number                    Percent of labor force  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                              November            December            November            December         November      December  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                           2006      2007      2006      2007      2006      2007      2006      2007    2006   2007   2006   2007 
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama................   2,236.3   2,229.9   2,244.1   2,224.5     74.7      74.3      75.8      84.2    3.3    3.3    3.4    3.8 
Alaska.................     345.2     348.1     346.7     347.7     21.7      21.7      23.7      23.3    6.3    6.2    6.8    6.7 
Arizona................   3,033.7   3,054.2   3,027.9   3,049.0    117.3     118.0     115.7     134.0    3.9    3.9    3.8    4.4 
Arkansas...............   1,364.7   1,374.4   1,362.9   1,372.7     63.7      71.5      67.4      77.7    4.7    5.2    4.9    5.7 
California.............  18,002.4  18,374.2  18,040.8  18,394.1    836.5   1,020.7     825.2   1,079.5    4.6    5.6    4.6    5.9 
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                                 
    Beach-Glendale (1)    4,865.2   5,050.6   4,873.8   5,037.7    205.5     260.5     203.3     263.2    4.2    5.2    4.2    5.2 
Colorado...............   2,689.5   2,726.5   2,680.5   2,717.2    104.0     106.6     103.4     117.3    3.9    3.9    3.9    4.3 
Connecticut............   1,856.5   1,903.2   1,852.2   1,889.1     73.4      91.1      68.3      85.4    4.0    4.8    3.7    4.5 
Delaware...............     444.9     446.4     444.9     446.9     13.4      13.4      13.3      15.4    3.0    3.0    3.0    3.4 
District of Columbia...     316.2     319.6     317.8     317.9     18.3      18.5      19.7      18.5    5.8    5.8    6.2    5.8 
Florida................   9,118.6   9,290.0   9,131.6   9,283.6    296.7     393.8     273.8     412.2    3.3    4.2    3.0    4.4 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1) .......   1,175.6   1,212.4   1,175.3   1,214.8     41.7      45.1      40.6      47.5    3.5    3.7    3.5    3.9 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia................   4,806.6   4,888.8   4,834.1   4,913.4    210.2     205.7     210.7     225.4    4.4    4.2    4.4    4.6 
Hawaii.................     649.5     648.7     649.6     646.5     13.7      19.2      10.5      18.0    2.1    3.0    1.6    2.8 
Idaho..................     756.3     762.1     754.3     758.0     22.9      19.3      24.1      22.8    3.0    2.5    3.2    3.0 
Illinois...............   6,686.0   6,792.3   6,698.0   6,778.8    247.1     326.3     261.5     356.9    3.7    4.8    3.9    5.3 
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                              
    Joliet (1).........   4,107.9   4,169.9   4,118.8   4,159.7    151.8     196.5     157.3     204.0    3.7    4.7    3.8    4.9 
Indiana................   3,284.0   3,230.0   3,278.7   3,212.5    147.3     142.3     153.0     142.8    4.5    4.4    4.7    4.4 
Iowa...................   1,674.3   1,678.3   1,673.1   1,676.1     54.6      60.4      61.8      70.4    3.3    3.6    3.7    4.2 
Kansas.................   1,473.2   1,489.6   1,470.9   1,484.1     64.0      55.5      60.2      59.5    4.3    3.7    4.1    4.0 
Kentucky...............   2,060.3   2,059.9   2,061.3   2,048.7    106.5      95.0     104.3     110.3    5.2    4.6    5.1    5.4 
Louisiana..............   2,013.5   2,013.2   1,994.6   2,012.4     76.3      64.5      71.7      75.5    3.8    3.2    3.6    3.8 
Maine..................     713.3     708.6     713.6     707.3     32.4      33.7      32.4      35.5    4.5    4.8    4.5    5.0 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland...............   3,032.3   3,014.4   3,032.9   2,997.9    116.0     104.0     109.1     103.4    3.8    3.5    3.6    3.4 
Massachusetts..........   3,422.7   3,417.0   3,425.4   3,389.4    162.8     132.6     167.3     138.1    4.8    3.9    4.9    4.1 
Michigan...............   5,101.2   5,026.1   5,100.3   5,005.0    338.3     346.7     351.5     370.1    6.6    6.9    6.9    7.4 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Livonia (2)........   2,182.2   2,140.8   2,181.9   2,128.8    157.1     155.2     156.8     170.6    7.2    7.2    7.2    8.0 
Minnesota..............   2,963.1   2,940.3   2,958.1   2,937.0    111.1     117.8     124.9     143.7    3.8    4.0    4.2    4.9 
Mississippi............   1,319.2   1,341.6   1,326.4   1,349.8     82.9      76.8      83.6      86.1    6.3    5.7    6.3    6.4 
Missouri...............   3,047.2   3,050.2   3,046.1   3,039.3    141.6     149.4     139.6     158.7    4.6    4.9    4.6    5.2 
Montana................     494.7     500.9     490.9     496.9     13.9      16.7      14.4      18.4    2.8    3.3    2.9    3.7 
Nebraska...............     977.4     991.3     973.4     986.0     26.0      28.3      25.6      28.7    2.7    2.9    2.6    2.9 
Nevada.................   1,324.1   1,363.7   1,322.9   1,365.6     54.7      71.2      55.7      77.3    4.1    5.2    4.2    5.7 
New Hampshire..........     740.5     747.1     739.5     744.4     24.5      23.8      24.2      24.5    3.3    3.2    3.3    3.3 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey.............   4,523.0   4,517.0   4,528.8   4,521.0    181.4     177.4     174.5     186.0    4.0    3.9    3.9    4.1 
New Mexico.............     946.0     950.5     940.8     944.1     33.9      30.2      31.1      29.3    3.6    3.2    3.3    3.1 
New York...............   9,480.9   9,502.7   9,485.4   9,498.0    373.6     419.2     362.9     447.5    3.9    4.4    3.8    4.7 
  New York City .......   3,803.7   3,856.3   3,807.6   3,849.0    163.1     192.5     153.7     198.4    4.3    5.0    4.0    5.2 
North Carolina.........   4,532.5   4,537.6   4,520.0   4,500.0    221.2     208.8     211.7     211.8    4.9    4.6    4.7    4.7 
North Dakota...........     356.0     361.3     355.4     359.9     10.5       9.6      11.2      11.6    3.0    2.7    3.2    3.2 
Ohio...................   5,979.1   6,017.9   5,966.2   6,000.0    315.7     317.2     321.0     350.1    5.3    5.3    5.4    5.8 
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                                
    Mentor (2) ........   1,094.2   1,108.1   1,085.3   1,091.4     56.1      60.1      57.0      66.1    5.1    5.4    5.3    6.1 
Oklahoma...............   1,737.4   1,749.1   1,731.5   1,731.2     64.3      74.1      64.7      74.5    3.7    4.2    3.7    4.3 
Oregon.................   1,915.9   1,959.1   1,903.2   1,945.6     99.0     102.4      98.2     105.4    5.2    5.2    5.2    5.4 
Pennsylvania...........   6,345.7   6,349.9   6,329.0   6,335.1    279.6     250.7     261.3     274.3    4.4    3.9    4.1    4.3 
Rhode Island...........     581.7     583.8     580.6     580.5     26.6      27.5      26.9      30.0    4.6    4.7    4.6    5.2 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina.........   2,140.6   2,137.0   2,140.9   2,138.1    138.1     122.8     136.8     137.3    6.5    5.7    6.4    6.4 
South Dakota...........     433.4     439.4     431.0     435.2     13.3      11.5      14.0      13.2    3.1    2.6    3.2    3.0 
Tennessee..............   3,025.8   3,068.6   3,021.1   3,054.7    146.1     148.1     136.4     153.7    4.8    4.8    4.5    5.0 
Texas..................  11,583.9  11,658.2  11,592.7  11,637.5    511.2     477.4     474.4     494.9    4.4    4.1    4.1    4.3 
Utah...................   1,337.5   1,363.7   1,334.6   1,354.8     31.9      35.5      30.0      39.1    2.4    2.6    2.2    2.9 
Vermont................     362.3     356.5     364.6     355.4     12.7      13.3      12.9      13.1    3.5    3.7    3.5    3.7 
Virginia...............   4,028.6   4,075.2   4,028.7   4,067.1    113.7     122.1     109.1     133.0    2.8    3.0    2.7    3.3 
Washington.............   3,348.7   3,477.0   3,353.8   3,465.5    167.4     160.5     166.3     165.7    5.0    4.6    5.0    4.8 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1) .......   1,404.9   1,460.9   1,408.9   1,461.9     63.5      55.8      58.7      54.9    4.5    3.8    4.2    3.8 
West Virginia..........     813.9     816.7     811.4     813.2     38.2      34.5      37.2      36.1    4.7    4.2    4.6    4.4 
Wisconsin..............   3,074.5   3,093.9   3,080.4   3,088.4    132.4     147.3     140.1     141.7    4.3    4.8    4.5    4.6 
Wyoming................     287.9     289.2     285.8     288.2      9.0       8.1       9.0       9.4    3.1    2.8    3.1    3.3 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico............   1,409.2   1,365.8   1,406.6   1,359.0    136.2     149.5     133.6     142.9    9.7   10.9    9.5   10.5 

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   NOTE:  Data refer to place of residence.  Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the Cur-
rent Population Survey.  Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 07-01, dated December 18, 2006,
and are available at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm and in the May issue of Employment and Earnings. Estimates for the current
year are subject to revision early in the following calendar year.













                                                                                                           ESTABLISHMENT DATA
     ESTABLISHMENT DATA
                                                                                                          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
     SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
     
     Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted

     (In thousands)
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
                                        Total(1)                        Construction                   Manufacturing         
                                                                                                                             
            State                                                                                                            
                            Dec.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.     Dec.    Oct.    Nov.    Dec.    Dec.    Oct.    Nov.    Dec. 
                            2006     2007     2007     2007p    2006    2007    2007   2007p    2006    2007    2007   2007p 
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
      Alabama............  1,996.1  2,017.2  2,018.7  2,021.7   111.5   114.5   114.4   114.3   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Alaska.............    315.6    316.3    317.8    317.1    18.2    17.3    17.2    17.3    12.8    12.4    13.3    12.8
      Arizona............  2,685.5  2,721.9  2,717.0  2,720.1   252.0   232.7   229.0   227.6   186.1   186.0   186.0   186.5
      Arkansas...........  1,203.4  1,207.3  1,206.7  1,208.1    57.3    56.6    56.5    56.2   195.7   188.7   187.3   187.4
      California......... 15,212.6 15,273.2 15,275.9 15,291.4   937.2   904.8   901.5   899.5 1,506.9 1,494.8 1,492.1 1,492.6
                                                                                                                             
      Colorado...........  2,300.5  2,335.1  2,340.1  2,345.6   167.5   166.3   165.4   164.2   149.1   142.7   142.4   142.8
      Connecticut........  1,686.0  1,702.0  1,702.8  1,702.6    66.8    68.5    68.5    68.1   192.8   191.2   191.0   190.6
      Delaware (3).......    438.7    438.9    440.4    441.1    29.3    29.7    29.5    29.5   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      District of                                                                                                            
        Columbia (3).....    694.0    701.5    701.7    704.1    13.1    13.0    13.0    13.0   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Florida ...........  8,069.6  8,144.4  8,147.6  8,155.4   638.9   615.2   613.3   618.0   398.7   394.3   392.0   390.2
                                                                                                                             
      Georgia ...........  4,103.3  4,171.0  4,170.4  4,171.0   223.8   226.9   226.4   225.3   443.2   431.6   432.6   431.8
      Hawaii (3).........    622.5    631.1    629.1    632.2    37.2    38.2    38.6    38.6   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Idaho .............    650.8    657.5   r659.8   r659.7    54.0    52.4    51.9    51.9    67.1    63.4    63.7    63.6
      Illinois...........  5,949.5  5,981.9  5,986.2  5,991.4   272.7   274.8   275.1   272.6   680.9   674.5   672.5   673.1
      Indiana............  2,980.6  2,989.8  2,989.5  2,986.4   151.7   155.1   154.4   152.6   560.2   556.0   555.0   553.9
                                                                                                                             
      Iowa...............  1,508.8  1,526.1  1,528.7  1,527.8    75.2    78.1    77.9    77.5   230.6   230.4   230.8   230.5
      Kansas.............  1,368.2  1,389.0  1,389.9  1,383.7    65.9    66.6    66.7    64.9   183.2   186.9   186.6   186.9
      Kentucky...........  1,850.9  1,858.5  1,859.8  1,857.3    83.6    84.0    84.0    84.2   262.1   255.4   255.3   252.7
      Louisiana..........  1,886.8  1,924.9  1,927.9  1,929.1   134.8   137.4   138.0   138.2   155.0   153.4   153.8   154.0
      Maine..............    615.2    617.0    618.6    619.5    31.5    30.5    30.5    30.5    59.3    58.2    58.1    57.8
                                                                                                                             
      Maryland (3).......  2,600.1  2,621.2  2,631.5  2,636.1   192.9   194.2   194.7   194.6   135.1   133.6   133.7   133.8
      Massachusetts......  3,258.0  3,278.6  3,284.8  3,282.1   140.3   136.9   138.0   137.1   296.6   294.9   294.4   294.0
      Michigan...........  4,325.4  4,242.1  4,243.4  4,247.9   176.2   161.0   159.9   159.9   630.9   605.7   607.8   605.9
      Minnesota..........  2,768.8  2,764.9  2,770.4  2,768.1   128.4   120.9   122.4   123.9   348.2   338.3   337.8   336.4
      Mississippi........  1,155.1  1,165.3  1,168.7  1,171.2    58.8    62.4    62.7    63.1   175.1   171.5   172.1   172.0
                                                                                                                             
      Missouri ..........  2,789.7  2,801.5  2,799.1  2,797.0   148.3   151.7   150.5   150.3   304.8   295.6   295.0   294.4
      Montana............    434.7    447.8    447.8    449.6    29.9    33.7    33.4    33.2    20.6    20.8    21.0    20.9
      Nebraska (3).......    955.0    963.3    962.1    969.1    49.6    50.3    50.0    51.0   101.8   101.1   100.8   101.4
      Nevada.............  1,300.1  1,299.2  1,303.4  1,308.2   142.3   135.7   134.8   134.4    51.3    51.9    51.9    51.8
      New Hampshire......    642.3    650.1    648.9    648.1    29.2    29.4    29.6    29.6    75.6    75.3    75.2    74.8
                                                                                                                             
      New Jersey.........  4,085.5  4,107.7  4,111.2  4,114.9   172.9   172.5   172.3   171.5   320.7   317.0   316.2   315.9
      New Mexico.........    840.8    847.8    848.6    848.1    59.3    59.3    59.1    58.8    38.2    36.3    36.4    36.4
      New York...........  8,655.1  8,727.6  8,724.0  8,723.2   340.0   349.0   346.8   347.4   562.1   546.2   544.3   541.0
      North Carolina.....  4,064.5  4,116.6  4,123.5  4,133.1   247.9   254.6   254.7   255.5   551.1   542.2   541.4   540.0
      North Dakota.......    357.4    360.8    360.4    361.0    18.9    19.1    18.9    19.0    26.4    25.9    26.0    26.0
                                                                                                                             
      Ohio...............  5,442.8  5,427.5  5,431.4  5,427.5   228.0   229.6   229.0   227.7   788.1   773.8   775.4   774.3
      Oklahoma...........  1,561.9  1,581.6  1,584.3  1,585.8    71.9    72.9    73.4    72.8   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Oregon ............  1,712.2  1,730.4  1,737.9  1,738.8   100.0   101.4   100.7    98.1   204.6   203.2   203.6   204.4
      Pennsylvania.......  5,778.6  5,809.0  5,815.0  5,817.8   264.1   260.4   261.4   261.1   667.7   658.5   657.2   655.3
      Rhode Island.......    495.9    499.6    499.3    499.2    23.5    24.3    24.3    24.5    51.6    50.8    50.3    50.2
                                                                                                                             
      South Carolina.....  1,919.3  1,936.0  1,944.3  1,938.5   126.0   126.0   125.6   123.3   247.3   240.6   240.3   240.1
      South Dakota.......    404.6    409.2    408.8    408.5    22.8    22.6    22.5    22.2    42.1    43.1    42.8    42.8
      Tennessee..........  2,794.3  2,811.4  2,815.0  2,816.8   133.3   139.0   139.9   140.3   394.5   385.8   386.6   387.1
      Texas.............. 10,171.3 10,349.2 10,371.3 10,389.9   615.9   626.1   627.5   628.8   933.7   925.4   925.8   927.4
      Utah...............  1,222.5  1,266.2  1,270.5  1,271.6   100.4   107.9   108.1   108.2   123.4   129.0   129.3   129.4
                                                                                                                             
      Vermont............    308.4    308.6    308.8    309.2    16.9    17.3    17.3    17.1    35.9    35.7    35.6    35.5
      Virginia...........  3,744.1  3,793.6  3,799.4  3,809.6   247.5   250.9   251.5   252.3   286.3   286.9   286.1   285.5
      Washington.........  2,890.6  2,932.1  2,938.6  2,949.3   200.4   206.7   207.2   207.3   290.1   295.0   294.6   295.5
      West Virginia......    759.8    760.9    761.5    762.8    39.4    40.3    40.0    39.6    59.9    59.0    58.7    58.6
      Wisconsin..........  2,869.8  2,883.7  2,888.8  2,892.7   126.0   125.3   126.3   125.4   501.6   497.5   496.4   496.4
      Wyoming............    281.1    289.2    290.2    290.7    24.3    26.5    27.5    27.0   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                             Trade, transportation, and         Financial activities         Professional and business   
                                     utilities                                                        services           
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            Dec.    Oct.    Nov.    Dec.    Dec.    Oct.    Nov.    Dec.    Dec.    Oct.    Nov.    Dec. 
                            2006    2007    2007   2007p    2006    2007    2007   2007p    2006    2007    2007   2007p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   391.5   394.6   395.9   397.0    98.5    98.6    98.3    98.5   218.8   223.1   224.0   224.3
      Alaska.............    63.4    63.7    63.9    63.9    14.9    15.0    14.9    14.7    24.3    24.7    25.0    24.8
      Arizona............   517.1   531.6   530.1   531.0   186.5   185.8   184.5   184.3   407.5   418.5   416.6   417.8
      Arkansas...........   249.6   248.5   248.4   248.5    53.2    53.8    53.9    54.0   115.9   117.4   117.9   118.5
      California......... 2,897.0 2,895.3 2,893.5 2,894.6   941.2   926.9   921.6   917.4 2,260.2 2,274.0 2,277.4 2,280.2
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   423.5   429.9   432.2   434.0   161.3   161.4   161.4   161.3   338.0   347.4   349.7   351.6
      Connecticut........   311.2   312.5   312.6   312.7   144.8   144.8   144.5   144.3   206.2   209.0   209.9   210.5
      Delaware (3).......    83.3    83.5    82.8    82.7    43.3    43.6    43.9    43.8    63.3    63.2    63.6    64.1
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia (3).....   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      30.0    30.5    30.7    30.8   155.7   160.4   160.7   161.1
      Florida ........... 1,599.9 1,616.5 1,615.4 1,610.9   551.9   556.8   554.8   555.0 1,361.0 1,369.9 1,374.7 1,374.9
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia ...........   866.1   887.9   886.1   886.8   232.9   231.9   231.1   231.4   552.5   561.9   563.3   564.6
      Hawaii (3).........   121.3   120.3   120.4   120.6   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Idaho .............   129.7   133.5   133.7   133.0    32.6   r33.5   r33.3   r33.5    83.1   r85.5   r86.0   r86.5
      Illinois........... 1,198.8 1,197.9 1,201.9 1,202.0   408.1   409.9   409.5   410.8   857.3   877.0   878.8   881.8
      Indiana............   587.9   590.7   591.1   591.4   140.5   140.3   140.1   140.0   281.7   283.5   284.0   283.5
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   309.4   310.7   311.8   312.2   101.4   103.6   103.4   103.6   118.4   121.0   121.6   121.1
      Kansas.............   263.9   265.1   265.9   264.9    71.9    73.3    73.5    73.4   140.9   145.9   144.9   144.1
      Kentucky...........   380.3   379.5   380.0   379.3    91.0    92.6    92.3    92.2   179.7   182.2   182.3   182.0
      Louisiana..........   376.9   386.0   386.4   384.7    96.7    97.5    97.6    97.4   199.3   200.2   200.4   200.9
      Maine..............   125.5   126.4   127.0   127.1    33.5    33.2    33.2    33.3    51.9    52.8    52.9    53.1
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland (3).......   475.1   475.6   477.1   478.0   160.2   160.3   161.0   161.1   397.4   405.0   405.6   406.8
      Massachusetts......   572.1   573.2   573.7   572.7   225.0   224.3   224.8   224.4   475.3   483.6   485.2   484.9
      Michigan...........   793.3   779.9   780.1   781.2   215.1   210.2   210.3   210.1   593.3   583.8   584.1   586.1
      Minnesota..........   534.4   532.1   534.4   534.2   182.6   182.9   182.6   183.0   324.8   322.6   324.4   324.0
      Mississippi........   228.8   230.8   231.9   231.5   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      94.1    97.4    97.3    98.0
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   549.5   553.5   553.6   552.6   166.3   166.2   165.8   165.7   333.8   334.4   333.9   334.0
      Montana............    89.6    91.9    91.8    92.0    22.8    22.8    22.8    23.2    39.5    41.5    41.9    42.5
      Nebraska (3).......   203.6   203.8   203.1   204.2    65.6    66.3    66.1    66.8   102.0   107.3   107.3   108.3
      Nevada.............   228.8   231.8   232.3   232.2    66.8    65.4    65.1    65.3   162.4   157.3   159.0   159.8
      New Hampshire......   143.2   144.7   144.6   144.6    40.1    41.0    40.4    40.4    61.9    62.8    63.2    63.0
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   875.5   874.9   876.0   876.3   282.3   281.9   281.1   280.6   607.4   619.2   619.3   620.5
      New Mexico.........   142.9   144.5   144.7   144.7    35.5    35.5    35.6    35.5   107.9   108.1   108.2   108.4
      New York........... 1,504.8 1,514.9 1,515.1 1,512.9   731.9   742.5   741.5   740.6 1,117.4 1,139.3 1,139.7 1,139.4
      North Carolina.....   762.7   767.6   769.0   770.5   211.2   215.4   216.3   217.4   483.0   494.3   494.9   497.5
      North Dakota.......    76.8    77.7    77.5    77.4    19.5    19.9    19.8    19.8    29.9    30.8    31.0    30.8
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio............... 1,049.1 1,046.3 1,045.6 1,044.8   307.2   303.0   302.9   303.6   664.7   665.9   665.8   667.6
      Oklahoma...........   286.0   286.3   287.6   287.9    83.7    83.7    84.2    84.8   174.8   178.2   178.6   180.2
      Oregon ............   337.3   341.6   344.0   343.2   106.3   105.3   105.2   105.5   195.1   194.6   195.3   195.5
      Pennsylvania....... 1,131.9 1,133.5 1,133.0 1,135.9   334.4   334.0   334.3   334.3   684.7   695.1   696.8   699.1
      Rhode Island.......    79.6    80.1    80.1    80.1    36.3    35.9    35.8    35.8    57.5    58.9    59.1    58.9
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   373.5   373.9   377.4   375.1   105.2   105.2   106.6   106.4   219.8   218.4   220.8   220.3
      South Dakota.......    81.7    82.3    81.6    81.4    30.5    31.3    31.2    31.0    26.0    26.9    27.4    27.9
      Tennessee..........   610.2   613.7   614.1   615.0   144.7   144.8   144.9   144.9   325.8   322.9   323.7   323.9
      Texas.............. 2,052.1 2,076.4 2,080.3 2,078.3   631.2   649.7   649.8   652.1 1,249.8 1,294.0 1,299.9 1,308.8
      Utah...............   238.2   248.3   249.6   250.8    73.0    76.3    76.7    75.6   159.5   162.2   163.6   164.4
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    59.8    59.9    59.9    60.0    13.2    13.2    13.2    13.3    22.4    22.4    22.5    22.6
      Virginia...........   669.9   677.2   679.5   681.9   197.5   199.2   198.5   199.0   632.4   648.7   649.1   652.1
      Washington.........   548.3   555.8   557.5   559.0   156.0   158.0   158.0   157.6   335.7   340.9   342.5   346.3
      West Virginia......   143.8   143.1   143.3   144.0    30.0    30.0    29.8    30.0    60.0    61.4    61.6    61.4
      Wisconsin..........   549.0   552.3   552.7   549.2   161.9   162.4   162.1   162.0   267.7   274.3   279.3   283.0
      Wyoming............    53.3    55.6    55.5    55.7   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      17.4    19.0    18.1    18.6






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                           Education and health services      Leisure and hospitality                Government          
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            Dec.    Oct.    Nov.    Dec.    Dec.    Oct.    Nov.    Dec.    Dec.    Oct.    Nov.    Dec. 
                            2006    2007    2007   2007p    2006    2007    2007   2007p    2006    2007    2007   2007p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   206.0   208.7   209.0   209.5   172.8   175.9   176.3   176.1   372.9   376.9   377.9   378.2
      Alaska.............    37.4    37.4    37.4    37.6    31.1    31.1    31.1    31.1    81.7    82.2    82.3    82.2
      Arizona............   296.0   303.8   304.7   307.4   271.1   282.8   283.1   282.6   413.3   419.5   420.4   419.9
      Arkansas...........   152.5   155.3   155.5   155.6    97.5   101.1   101.2   101.5   209.8   211.8   211.7   211.9
      California......... 1,641.5 1,685.8 1,691.0 1,696.9 1,544.6 1,564.7 1,568.8 1,574.4 2,468.8 2,512.8 2,512.9 2,516.6
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   234.1   242.6   243.5   244.2   267.3   274.1   273.6   274.4   370.7   375.0   375.8   376.1
      Connecticut........   283.1   288.8   289.0   289.1   133.1   135.3   135.3   135.1   245.7   248.5   248.5   248.8
      Delaware (3).......    57.2    58.6    58.7    59.0    40.9    41.6    41.6    41.6    60.8    60.2    60.6    60.8
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia (3).....   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      54.1    54.7    55.0    55.0   232.8   235.2   234.2   234.2
      Florida ...........   983.5 1,008.4 1,009.8 1,014.8   914.6   939.4   938.5   943.5 1,103.5 1,123.4 1,126.8 1,125.4
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia ...........   442.3   455.9   455.1   455.7   385.3   396.9   398.0   396.7   668.8   689.3   689.0   690.3
      Hawaii (3).........    71.6    72.5    72.5    72.8   107.7   109.7   109.6   109.9   122.1   124.0   120.8   123.6
      Idaho .............    71.8   r73.7   r74.1   r74.0    61.8   r62.5   r63.7   r63.7   116.6  r118.6  r118.6  r118.6
      Illinois...........   772.1   780.3   780.2   781.8   531.7   538.6   539.3   538.7   841.0   844.6   842.8   843.7
      Indiana............   388.2   391.1   391.2   391.5   281.5   284.8   285.0   284.2   430.5   429.0   428.6   430.0
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   200.8   204.5   204.9   204.5   132.7   136.1   136.5   136.4   248.4   250.4   250.2   250.3
      Kansas.............   167.6   170.6   170.1   169.9   117.1   118.0   118.6   117.6   256.5   259.9   260.5   260.1
      Kentucky...........   238.6   240.8   241.1   241.5   167.9   169.5   169.4   169.4   319.0   324.5   325.0   325.6
      Louisiana..........   240.7   246.3   246.0   246.6   189.4   197.1   197.8   199.5   349.6   360.5   361.5   361.5
      Maine..............   114.5   117.1   117.4   117.6    60.5    59.7    60.1    60.9   104.9   105.1   105.2   105.2
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland (3).......   366.2   371.8   372.5   373.9   233.5   237.3   239.6   239.9   471.9   474.6   478.0   478.6
      Massachusetts......   613.0   623.1   623.7   624.0   295.0   298.4   300.1   300.7   432.0   435.5   435.7   435.5
      Michigan...........   590.7   595.8   596.9   599.7   407.6   407.9   408.2   407.5   664.2   649.0   646.3   647.7
      Minnesota..........   411.4   424.1   425.3   425.4   246.2   249.6   250.6   249.5   411.9   416.1   414.7   413.9
      Mississippi........   125.6   124.8   124.7   124.8   122.8   124.5   125.2   125.9   243.2   247.7   247.9   248.3
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   380.2   385.2   385.9   386.7   282.8   287.5   287.6   288.9   435.9   437.6   437.1   436.1
      Montana............    57.5    59.3    59.4    59.6    55.2    57.7    57.4    57.7    86.0    86.6    86.7    86.8
      Nebraska (3).......   131.8   134.6   135.2   135.9    82.8    82.8    83.4    83.8   162.6   161.9   161.2   162.1
      Nevada.............    89.5    93.0    93.3    93.9   340.4   340.5   343.2   346.1   153.1   157.6   157.8   158.7
      New Hampshire......   101.2   104.9   104.8   104.9    64.1    64.3    64.0    63.8    91.8    92.2    91.5    91.6
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   574.4   584.1   585.3   586.9   338.4   339.2   340.8   342.2   651.8   656.1   657.4   657.6
      New Mexico.........   109.4   112.7   113.1   112.9    87.5    88.3    88.6    88.2   195.1   197.1   197.2   197.0
      New York........... 1,590.5 1,611.4 1,614.3 1,615.8   681.8   693.7   690.9   691.8 1,490.7 1,495.2 1,494.3 1,497.0
      North Carolina.....   494.7   514.0   515.2   516.1   378.7   388.3   390.2   392.7   675.3   675.8   676.3   676.8
      North Dakota.......    50.2    51.5    51.5    51.8    32.1    32.5    32.1    32.2    75.9    75.4    75.6    75.7
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   782.0   789.3   791.4   792.7   498.8   495.8   497.8   496.1   801.4   803.6   802.9   800.8
      Oklahoma...........   188.7   192.8   193.0   192.0   138.0   139.3   139.6   138.9   319.4   324.6   324.2   324.9
      Oregon ............   207.0   212.8   212.6   213.4   170.0   171.8   175.2   175.5   287.3   293.1   293.3   294.9
      Pennsylvania....... 1,068.3 1,095.0 1,095.8 1,096.2   489.3   497.5   499.8   500.4   749.6   744.8   746.0   745.4
      Rhode Island.......    98.0    98.5    98.8    98.8    50.8    51.9    51.6    51.6    64.6    64.2    64.2    64.3
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   198.8   204.2   205.0   205.2   208.6   217.0   216.9   216.2   329.7   338.3   338.7   339.9
      South Dakota.......    59.2    60.5    60.8    60.8    43.0    43.3    43.0    42.8    75.4    75.2    75.6    75.6
      Tennessee..........   342.1   348.1   348.4   349.2   273.4   279.7   281.0   281.5   415.0   419.6   418.4   417.3
      Texas.............. 1,233.7 1,253.1 1,257.0 1,262.8   963.8   997.4   999.5 1,001.7 1,727.1 1,744.9 1,748.2 1,748.4
      Utah...............   136.5   141.1   141.2   141.7   109.1   114.0   114.2   113.8   204.9   207.2   207.9   208.4
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    55.8    56.1    56.1    56.3    33.5    33.3    33.5    33.7    53.7    53.7    53.7    53.7
      Virginia...........   408.0   414.3   415.0   415.4   340.7   344.9   347.4   348.0   674.9   681.8   682.1   686.0
      Washington.........   341.5   349.4   350.2   351.0   275.9   278.3   280.1   281.8   527.7   529.7   530.4   531.3
      West Virginia......   113.4   113.8   114.0   114.8    71.9    72.0    71.8    71.9   145.3   143.7   144.3   144.2
      Wisconsin..........   393.1   397.9   398.4   400.0   257.9   267.1   269.2   267.6   419.0   415.2   413.7   417.9
      Wyoming............   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      32.9    33.6    34.0    34.0    66.2    66.7    67.0    67.0

       1 Includes natural resources and mining, information, and other services, except public administration, not shown
     separately.
       2 This series is not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the
     trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision.
       3 Natural resources and mining is combined with construction.
       r = revised.
       p = preliminary.
       NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work.  Estimates are currently projected from 2006 benchmark levels. 
     Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes
     available. 
     
     
     
     
     


     ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                ESTABLISHMENT DATA
     NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                      NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
     
     Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted
     
     (In thousands)
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                                      Total                 Natural resources and mining            Construction         
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
           State             November        December         November        December        November        December   
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                           2006    2007    2006    2007p    2006    2007    2006   2007p    2006    2007    2006   2007p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama........... 2,003.5 2,028.4  2,004.4 2,029.8    13.2    12.9    12.8    13.0   112.2   114.8   111.5   114.3
      Alaska............   305.9   308.1    302.8   304.3    13.2    14.3    13.2    14.2    17.3    16.3    16.1    15.2
      Arizona........... 2,712.0 2,750.5  2,725.2 2,760.6    10.5    12.3    10.5    12.4   253.6   230.8   252.1   227.7
      Arkansas.......... 1,208.4 1,214.8  1,209.7 1,214.1     7.8     9.5     7.7     9.7    57.0    56.3    56.6    55.5
      California........ 15299.0 15387.4 15,335.3 15414.6    26.5    26.2    26.0    25.9   945.9   909.3   932.9   895.6
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado.......... 2,302.5 2,346.7  2,320.5 2,366.4    22.2    26.6    22.5    26.9   167.4   166.5   164.7   161.3
      Connecticut....... 1,703.0 1,722.5  1,709.8 1,726.9      .7      .7      .6      .7    68.8    70.4    66.7    68.0
      Delaware .........   442.8   444.0    442.3   444.8     (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)    30.2    29.9    29.2    29.4
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia........   695.7   705.3    696.8   707.0     (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)    13.0    12.9    12.8    12.7
      Florida........... 8,111.0 8,199.6  8,157.0 8,243.8     6.4     6.4     6.6     6.4   638.8   614.0   638.7   617.9
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia........... 4,131.0 4,202.9  4,138.3 4,207.0    12.1    11.9    12.2    11.9   224.4   226.8   223.5   225.1
      Hawaii ...........   630.1   636.6    631.7   641.6     (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)    36.8    38.7    37.3    38.7
      Idaho ............   653.4   664.5    651.4   660.5     4.3     5.1     4.1     4.9    54.2    52.4    52.5    50.4
      Illinois.......... 6,005.2 6,047.3  6,000.8 6,043.0    10.2    10.3    10.0    10.3   282.4   284.8   271.9   271.8
      Indiana........... 3,013.3 3,022.3  3,006.4 3,012.0     7.0     7.1     6.9     6.9   153.7   156.5   149.4   150.2
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa.............. 1,524.4 1,547.4  1,523.1 1,542.4     2.3     2.1     2.2     2.0    78.4    80.5    73.6    75.9
      Kansas............ 1,384.3 1,407.7  1,383.7 1,398.6     9.0     9.2     9.0     8.8    65.8    67.1    64.6    63.6
      Kentucky.......... 1,860.4 1,873.5  1,866.1 1,871.8    23.2    24.0    23.4    24.2    84.6    85.4    83.9    84.5
      Louisiana......... 1,895.6 1,938.3  1,898.2 1,941.0    50.8    50.7    50.9    50.6   134.9   138.4   135.3   138.7
      Maine.............   620.4   624.9    620.0   624.2     2.9     2.9     3.0     2.9    32.2    31.3    30.9    29.9
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland.......... 2,613.8 2,651.3  2,620.1 2,656.4     (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)   193.7   197.0   193.5   195.2
      Massachusetts..... 3,289.4 3,318.5  3,289.4 3,313.7     1.9     1.9     1.8     1.8   143.6   141.5   140.0   136.7
      Michigan.......... 4,383.2 4,303.3  4,371.3 4,292.8     8.1     7.9     7.7     7.5   181.2   165.6   173.2   156.8
      Minnesota......... 2,793.3 2,795.0  2,782.0 2,781.7     5.8     5.9     5.5     5.5   133.6   127.7   123.0   118.5
      Mississippi....... 1,159.3 1,176.0  1,160.2 1,176.4     9.7     9.5     9.7     9.7    58.5    63.1    58.7    63.0
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ......... 2,807.9 2,820.6  2,807.7 2,814.9     5.3     5.3     5.1     5.2   149.0   151.6   145.7   147.8
      Montana...........   437.6   451.7    436.1   451.1     8.5     8.6     8.5     8.6    31.6    34.5    29.3    32.6
      Nebraska..........   962.0   971.0    959.5   973.3     (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)    49.5    50.3    47.9    49.3
      Nevada............ 1,303.6 1,313.5  1,307.4 1,315.8    11.9    12.0    11.9    12.0   143.1   135.8   141.4   133.5
      New Hampshire.....   644.9   651.9    649.1   654.9     1.1     1.0     1.0      .9    29.7    30.0    29.1    29.4
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey........ 4,112.6 4,142.3  4,122.8 4,152.3     1.9     1.7     1.9     1.8   176.0   175.8   174.5   173.0
      New Mexico........   844.3   852.7    845.5   852.8    19.3    20.0    19.4    20.0    59.7    59.2    58.5    58.0
      New York.......... 8,751.9 8,826.3  8,772.4 8,841.4     6.4     6.3     6.1     5.8   349.3   357.9   340.2   347.6
      North Carolina.... 4,088.3 4,157.0  4,088.2 4,156.5     6.9     6.8     6.9     6.8   248.4   255.8   247.5   255.2
      North Dakota......   360.8   364.7    359.9   363.6     5.0     5.2     5.0     5.3    18.9    19.2    17.5    17.6
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio.............. 5,496.7 5,484.8  5,491.9 5,476.6    11.8    11.4    11.6    11.2   237.2   237.0   226.9   226.5
      Oklahoma.......... 1,573.4 1,596.5  1,570.3 1,594.3    44.6    47.4    44.4    47.5    71.2    72.9    70.7    71.6
      Oregon............ 1,729.3 1,753.6  1,722.3 1,749.0     8.7     8.4     8.0     8.4   101.6   101.7    98.5    96.6
      Pennsylvania...... 5,832.3 5,876.4  5,825.8 5,864.8    21.0    22.0    20.7    21.8   266.9   266.4   258.2   255.2
      Rhode Island......   502.6   505.8    501.0   504.4      .3      .3      .3      .3    24.1    25.1    23.6    24.6
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.... 1,921.2 1,949.3  1,923.8 1,943.4     4.8     4.7     5.0     4.8   126.7   125.8   125.5   122.9
      South Dakota......   403.6   409.3    403.5   407.5      .9     1.0      .8      .9    22.7    22.6    21.6    21.0
      Tennessee......... 2,813.2 2,835.1  2,816.5 2,839.5     4.1     4.2     4.1     4.2   133.3   140.3   133.2   140.2
      Texas............. 10213.3 10428.2 10,231.6 10451.7   192.8   208.4   194.7   209.6   612.2   626.1   611.0   623.8
      Utah.............. 1,230.9 1,283.0  1,237.9 1,287.9    10.5    11.6    10.5    11.5   100.8   109.5    99.8   107.6
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont...........   310.0   310.7    314.9   315.8      .9     1.0      .9     1.0    17.9    17.9    16.8    16.9
      Virginia.......... 3,764.6 3,828.8  3,768.5 3,834.2    11.4    11.4    11.5    11.4   248.2   252.2   245.9   250.7
      Washington........ 2,910.5 2,964.1  2,899.6 2,958.2     8.6     7.9     8.1     7.9   200.5   208.2   196.1   203.0
      West Virginia.....   765.8   768.6    765.6   768.5    28.7    29.6    28.7    29.6    40.6    41.1    38.9    39.1
      Wisconsin......... 2,890.4 2,911.6  2,879.6 2,901.3     3.9     4.1     3.7     3.7   129.3   129.7   122.0   121.5
      Wyoming...........   277.9   288.1    278.5   288.0    28.0    27.3    27.9    27.4    24.3    27.7    23.2    25.9
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico....... 1,044.3 1,022.3  1,048.3 1,036.8     (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)    67.7    66.8    67.0    66.0
      
      
      
      
      
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                                   Manufacturing             Trade, transportation, and             Information          
                                                                     utilities                                           
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                              November        December        November        December        November        December   
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            2006    2007    2006   2007p    2006    2007    2006   2007p    2006    2007    2006   2007p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   300.0   297.8   299.7   297.9   395.0   401.1   399.5   405.2    30.1    31.0    30.2    31.3
      Alaska.............     8.5     8.6     6.4     6.4    61.9    62.5    61.6    62.1     6.9     6.9     6.9     6.9
      Arizona............   186.2   186.1   186.6   186.9   527.3   541.4   534.6   548.9    43.8    43.1    43.4    43.2
      Arkansas...........   194.0   187.5   195.6   187.3   253.2   252.2   254.9   253.7    20.3    20.6    20.4    20.6
      California......... 1,503.4 1,489.0 1,501.5 1,487.2 2,954.6 2,957.3 2,994.2 2,990.6   473.7   473.3   477.3   474.8
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   149.2   142.8   149.6   143.3   430.3   439.4   435.4   446.3    75.1    76.5    75.2    76.8
      Connecticut........   193.6   191.6   193.7   191.5   317.3   319.6   323.8   325.4    37.4    37.7    37.5    37.8
      Delaware ..........    33.9    32.0    33.2    31.9    85.2    85.0    86.3    85.7     6.9     6.8     6.8     6.8
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia.........     1.7     1.6     1.6     1.6    28.4    28.5    29.1    29.2    22.8    23.1    22.8    23.1
      Florida............   397.5   392.6   399.8   391.2 1,623.6 1,639.5 1,651.5 1,662.6   167.7   164.5   168.1   164.3
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia............   444.5   432.6   442.9   431.6   882.3   904.5   892.8   914.0   115.4   116.4   116.0   116.1
      Hawaii ............    15.2    14.9    15.2    14.9   123.0   122.2   124.9   124.2    11.1    11.3    11.1    11.3
      Idaho .............    66.8    63.8    66.9    63.4   132.1   136.7   132.6   136.0    10.7    10.8    10.8    10.8
      Illinois...........   683.3   674.0   682.0   674.2 1,221.1 1,225.2 1,236.3 1,239.4   116.0   115.3   116.3   115.8
      Indiana............   559.9   554.6   561.0   554.7   598.7   601.9   601.6   605.2    39.9    40.4    40.3    40.4
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   230.4   231.2   230.8   230.7   314.0   317.5   316.8   319.7    33.0    33.0    33.2    33.3
      Kansas.............   184.8   187.5   184.1   187.8   268.0   270.7   269.6   270.7    40.0    39.9    39.9    39.9
      Kentucky...........   260.4   255.1   264.0   254.6   386.0   386.7   389.6   388.6    29.7    29.8    29.7    29.7
      Louisiana..........   155.8   154.5   155.7   154.8   381.4   390.5   384.4   392.3    25.7    26.0    25.5    25.8
      Maine..............    60.7    59.4    60.6    59.1   129.8   131.6   131.2   132.9    11.2    11.3    11.4    11.4
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland...........   135.5   134.0   135.5   134.2   484.4   488.0   491.7   494.9    50.3    51.3    50.4    51.1
      Massachusetts......   297.0   294.8   297.0   294.4   584.2   586.4   592.1   592.6    87.4    88.1    87.7    88.5
      Michigan...........   639.8   612.8   641.1   615.7   807.7   795.5   814.5   802.1    66.9    65.9    67.2    66.0
      Minnesota..........   347.9   337.7   347.0   335.3   545.8   544.1   548.0   547.8    57.1    55.9    57.0    55.7
      Mississippi........   174.8   171.6   175.0   171.9   230.9   234.1   232.3   235.1    13.5    13.4    13.7    13.5
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   306.8   295.8   305.4   294.9   558.5   564.2   564.2   567.4    62.2    62.6    62.6    62.3
      Montana............    20.7    21.0    20.7    21.0    90.5    92.9    91.3    93.8     7.9     7.6     8.0     7.7
      Nebraska...........   101.9   101.2   102.2   101.8   207.2   207.0   208.4   209.0    19.5    19.4    19.7    19.7
      Nevada.............    51.4    52.1    51.5    52.0   233.2   237.7   236.1   239.6    15.4    15.5    15.6    15.6
      New Hampshire......    76.5    75.5    76.1    75.3   146.0   147.8   148.6   150.1    12.9    12.7    12.9    12.8
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   322.2   317.9   322.3   317.5   891.4   892.2   903.8   904.6    99.7    99.2   100.0    99.6
      New Mexico.........    37.9    36.4    37.9    36.1   145.3   147.6   147.1   148.9    16.1    16.1    16.0    16.3
      New York...........   565.0   547.1   563.5   542.3 1,542.8 1,549.9 1,561.3 1,569.8   269.9   271.8   272.2   272.1
      North Carolina.....   552.1   542.1   551.9   540.8   774.0   781.8   779.9   788.0    73.8    76.2    74.5    75.9
      North Dakota.......    26.5    26.0    26.2    25.8    78.0    78.7    78.4    79.1     7.6     7.5     7.7     7.6
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   791.9   776.3   791.0   777.2 1,070.2 1,068.9 1,084.8 1,080.1    89.0    87.2    89.2    87.4
      Oklahoma...........   150.0   150.9   150.1   150.8   291.0   292.8   292.6   294.5    29.5    29.4    29.6    29.6
      Oregon.............   204.8   202.4   202.7   202.4   346.2   352.7   347.6   353.6    35.5    38.9    36.0    39.1
      Pennsylvania.......   670.0   658.1   669.1   656.6 1,155.8 1,159.9 1,169.6 1,173.7   107.8   106.8   108.2   106.9
      Rhode Island.......    52.4    50.9    52.3    50.8    82.3    82.4    82.5    83.0    10.8    11.3    10.8    11.4
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   246.7   239.9   246.9   239.7   374.4   379.4   379.1   380.7    27.4    28.1    27.8    28.0
      South Dakota.......    42.2    42.8    42.1    42.7    82.1    82.5    82.9    82.7     7.2     7.1     7.3     7.1
      Tennessee..........   396.0   387.1   393.9   386.5   620.9   625.9   626.3   631.3    50.7    52.3    50.8    52.4
      Texas..............   935.2   927.2   934.7   928.4 2,081.5 2,110.3 2,102.3 2,129.0   221.2   221.3   222.3   221.0
      Utah...............   124.0   130.1   124.3   130.4   243.1   255.5   246.1   259.2    32.7    32.8    32.6    32.4
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    36.2    35.8    36.2    35.8    60.8    61.0    61.8    62.0     6.1     6.1     6.1     6.1
      Virginia...........   284.8   286.8   287.2   286.4   682.5   695.5   691.2   703.6    92.0    91.8    92.4    92.4
      Washington.........   290.4   295.5   289.2   294.6   558.0   568.8   562.6   573.5   102.3   105.9   102.4   106.5
      West Virginia......    60.3    58.8    59.9    58.6   146.0   146.3   147.3   147.5    11.6    11.7    11.7    11.7
      Wisconsin..........   501.9   496.0   500.4   495.2   560.7   565.2   565.4   565.5    49.7    50.3    50.0    50.2
      Wyoming............    10.1    10.4    10.2    10.5    53.2    55.8    53.7    56.2     4.2     4.1     4.3     4.1
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico........   106.9   101.3   107.0   100.9   188.5   183.1   195.8   191.5    21.8    21.1    21.8    21.1
      
      
      
      
      
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                                Financial activities         Professional and business     Education and health services 
                                                                      services                                           
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                              November        December        November        December        November        December   
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            2006    2007    2006   2007p    2006    2007    2006   2007p    2006    2007    2006   2007p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............    98.7    98.5    98.7    98.7   218.8   224.8   218.6   224.1   206.9   210.6   206.4   209.9
      Alaska.............    14.8    14.7    14.8    14.6    23.6    24.4    23.7    24.2    37.4    37.4    37.4    37.6
      Arizona............   186.4   185.0   188.1   185.9   408.0   420.3   412.1   422.7   296.8   306.4   297.1   308.5
      Arkansas...........    53.0    53.7    53.4    54.2   115.6   117.9   115.2   117.8   153.7   157.0   153.7   156.8
      California.........   941.9   922.0   943.6   922.0 2,266.7 2,288.8 2,273.5 2,293.7 1,653.3 1,707.6 1,654.2 1,710.3
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   160.8   160.8   162.3   162.3   335.9   349.2   337.5   351.0   234.8   244.5   235.5   245.8
      Connecticut........   144.8   144.6   145.0   144.5   206.8   211.4   207.9   212.4   287.6   293.6   287.1   293.2
      Delaware ..........    43.1    43.8    43.4    43.9    62.9    63.9    63.8    64.6    57.5    59.0    57.3    59.1
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia.........    29.7    30.5    29.9    30.7   155.4   160.8   156.0   161.5    98.6    98.8    97.6    98.1
      Florida............   547.3   553.4   552.0   555.1 1,362.6 1,380.6 1,365.2 1,379.3   987.5 1,017.2   990.8 1,022.4
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia............   233.2   231.6   233.9   232.4   556.7   568.3   555.7   567.8   444.1   458.2   444.5   457.9
      Hawaii ............    30.0    30.3    30.2    30.4    79.7    83.7    80.5    84.5    72.2    73.2    72.4    73.6
      Idaho .............    32.5    33.4    32.7    33.6    83.1    86.3    82.2    85.6    72.7    75.0    72.7    74.9
      Illinois...........   408.3   410.6   410.4   413.2   865.0   889.0   861.5   886.0   778.0   787.5   778.0   787.7
      Indiana............   140.0   139.9   140.6   140.1   285.2   287.1   281.9   283.6   393.4   396.9   392.5   396.0
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   100.6   103.3   101.5   103.7   118.6   122.2   118.7   121.4   205.0   209.8   205.6   209.4
      Kansas.............    72.2    73.7    72.3    73.9   141.5   145.9   141.5   144.7   169.1   171.7   169.0   171.3
      Kentucky...........    90.9    92.3    91.2    92.4   182.2   185.8   183.5   185.9   239.8   242.6   239.8   242.7
      Louisiana..........    96.4    97.4    96.7    97.5   197.9   200.0   198.9   200.5   242.8   248.5   242.4   248.4
      Maine..............    33.4    33.0    33.5    33.2    52.0    53.0    51.8    53.0   115.7   118.7   115.2   118.3
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland...........   159.7   160.6   159.9   160.8   398.0   407.1   397.2   406.8   367.6   374.6   367.6   375.3
      Massachusetts......   223.6   223.7   225.2   224.7   478.9   489.8   477.9   487.6   624.9   636.4   623.6   634.8
      Michigan...........   214.0   209.2   214.8   209.8   597.0   590.9   593.9   587.1   596.3   605.8   595.9   605.0
      Minnesota..........   182.7   182.3   183.0   183.4   326.9   327.2   325.9   325.1   412.3   428.4   413.7   427.9
      Mississippi........    46.0    47.0    46.2    46.8    94.3    98.2    94.2    98.1   126.4   125.7   126.4   125.6
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   166.4   165.8   166.7   166.1   334.1   335.6   334.8   335.1   383.3   389.0   382.3   388.8
      Montana............    22.6    22.9    22.8    23.2    39.2    42.3    38.9    41.9    58.3    60.2    58.2    60.3
      Nebraska...........    65.6    66.2    65.6    66.8   103.6   108.7   102.7   108.9   132.4   136.2   132.9   137.0
      Nevada.............    66.6    65.2    67.2    65.7   160.7   160.0   161.4   158.8    89.1    93.5    89.7    94.1
      New Hampshire......    39.7    40.2    40.0    40.3    61.9    63.3    62.2    63.3   101.5   105.2   101.6   105.3
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   281.6   280.9   282.9   281.2   610.3   622.4   608.7   621.9   577.1   588.7   577.7   590.3
      New Mexico.........    35.0    35.3    35.6    35.6   108.6   108.7   108.5   109.0   110.5   114.4   110.6   114.1
      New York...........   729.4   740.4   732.9   741.6 1,127.8 1,151.2 1,130.0 1,152.4 1,615.5 1,641.8 1,616.4 1,642.1
      North Carolina.....   209.8   215.7   210.0   216.2   482.7   496.9   482.3   496.7   497.2   518.8   497.8   519.2
      North Dakota.......    19.4    19.8    19.6    19.9    30.1    31.2    29.8    30.7    49.9    51.4    50.2    51.8
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   306.9   302.8   307.2   303.6   666.2   669.8   664.5   667.3   791.4   802.0   791.9   802.7
      Oklahoma...........    83.7    84.1    83.7    84.8   175.7   178.6   173.5   179.0   190.2   194.7   189.7   193.0
      Oregon.............   105.6   104.6   106.0   105.1   195.2   195.7   195.8   196.2   210.2   216.0   209.6   216.1
      Pennsylvania.......   333.2   333.3   334.5   334.4   685.9   701.4   684.9   699.4 1,082.9 1,113.0 1,079.5 1,107.7
      Rhode Island.......    36.1    35.7    36.3    35.8    58.3    59.8    58.1    59.5   100.1   101.2    99.7   100.7
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   103.6   105.6   104.2   105.4   217.7   221.3   220.4   220.9   198.3   206.7   200.5   207.0
      South Dakota.......    30.1    31.0    30.5    31.0    25.6    27.5    25.8    27.7    59.5    61.3    59.7    61.4
      Tennessee..........   144.9   145.1   145.1   145.3   327.8   326.2   329.3   327.5   343.0   350.1   343.5   350.6
      Texas..............   630.2   650.1   632.2   653.1 1,251.1 1,304.4 1,250.6 1,309.7 1,238.3 1,263.3 1,238.1 1,267.2
      Utah...............    72.7    76.8    73.9    76.5   159.2   164.4   159.8   164.7   138.6   143.7   139.1   144.5
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    13.2    13.2    13.3    13.4    22.4    22.6    22.4    22.6    56.0    56.5    56.4    56.9
      Virginia...........   196.7   198.4   197.7   199.2   636.1   652.8   634.3   654.3   414.9   421.8   412.6   420.1
      Washington.........   155.7   158.2   156.3   157.9   337.5   345.1   334.8   345.4   343.9   353.4   343.3   352.8
      West Virginia......    30.3    30.0    30.1    30.1    60.5    62.0    60.8    62.2   114.8   115.6   114.5   115.9
      Wisconsin..........   160.9   161.6   162.0   162.1   270.1   282.0   265.4   280.3   397.1   402.5   396.0   402.9
      Wyoming............    11.1    11.3    11.1    11.2    17.3    17.9    16.8    17.9    22.8    23.6    22.9    23.7
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico........    49.6    48.8    50.0    49.2   103.8   104.1   104.3   105.2   106.6   111.0   107.4   110.8
      
      
      
      
      
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                              Leisure and hospitality              Other services                    Government          
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                              November        December        November        December        November        December   
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            2006    2007    2006   2007p    2006    2007    2006   2007p    2006    2007    2006   2007p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   171.3   174.3   170.6   173.8    80.6    80.8    80.9    80.7   376.7   381.8   375.5   380.9
      Alaska.............    27.9    28.1    28.2    28.2    11.7    11.5    11.5    11.4    82.7    83.4    83.0    83.5
      Arizona............   270.7   283.5   272.4   283.9   102.2   107.7   102.7   108.2   426.5   433.9   425.6   432.3
      Arkansas...........    95.4    99.4    94.6    98.4    43.6    44.1    43.7    44.1   214.8   216.6   213.9   216.0
      California......... 1,527.8 1,555.9 1,534.0 1,563.8   509.9   516.3   510.3   516.9 2,495.3 2,541.7 2,487.8 2,536.0
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   258.3   264.3   269.9   277.1    90.4    92.4    91.2    93.2   378.1   383.7   376.7   382.4
      Connecticut........   130.2   132.5   131.0   132.9    63.7    64.7    64.4    65.1   252.1   255.7   252.1   255.4
      Delaware ..........    40.4    40.8    39.7    40.4    20.6    21.2    20.9    21.4    62.1    61.6    61.7    61.6
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia.........    54.2    55.1    53.8    54.7    59.8    60.8    60.4    61.3   232.2   233.2   232.7   234.1
      Florida............   904.0   929.3   914.8   943.7   344.2   351.9   344.3   353.4 1,131.4 1,150.2 1,125.2 1,147.5
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia............   382.2   395.3   382.4   393.7   159.8   159.9   159.2   159.4   676.3   697.4   675.2   697.1
      Hawaii ............   107.6   109.8   108.4   110.6    26.5    26.9    26.7    26.9   128.0   125.6   125.0   126.5
      Idaho .............    59.2    61.1    60.2    62.1    18.9    18.9    18.8    18.8   118.9   121.0   117.9   120.0
      Illinois...........   525.7   534.1   522.8   530.0   257.5   258.5   260.3   260.8   857.7   858.0   851.3   853.8
      Indiana............   280.0   282.6   278.2   280.7   110.5   111.8   111.1   111.9   445.0   443.5   442.9   442.3
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   130.0   133.8   129.3   132.9    56.4    56.5    56.6    56.6   255.7   257.5   254.8   256.8
      Kansas.............   116.6   118.6   115.8   116.4    52.7    54.2    52.4    53.3   264.6   269.2   264.5   268.2
      Kentucky...........   166.3   167.9   164.6   166.1    75.5    76.5    75.7    76.5   321.8   327.4   320.7   326.6
      Louisiana..........   188.8   197.1   187.8   197.9    67.8    69.8    68.1    70.0   353.3   365.4   352.5   364.5
      Maine..............    53.9    54.2    53.8    54.1    19.2    19.8    19.2    19.7   109.4   109.7   109.4   109.7
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland...........   226.0   233.4   225.3   231.5   116.6   117.5   117.2   118.0   482.0   487.8   481.8   488.6
      Massachusetts......   287.9   293.3   285.2   290.7   118.9   118.7   119.1   118.5   441.1   443.9   439.8   443.4
      Michigan...........   398.0   398.7   397.6   397.6   177.7   175.6   178.9   175.9   696.5   675.4   686.5   669.3
      Minnesota..........   238.2   243.6   239.5   242.8   117.6   116.9   119.0   117.3   425.4   425.3   420.4   422.4
      Mississippi........   122.3   125.1   121.6   124.7    36.7    36.8    36.8    37.2   246.2   251.5   245.6   250.8
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   277.7   283.8   275.3   281.3   119.5   120.8   120.2   120.6   445.1   446.1   445.4   445.4
      Montana............    52.4    54.6    53.1    55.5    17.0    17.3    17.2    17.5    88.9    89.8    88.1    89.0
      Nebraska...........    80.4    81.7    80.2    81.1    35.8    35.9    35.5    35.9   166.1   164.4   164.4   163.8
      Nevada.............   338.0   341.6   338.0   341.6    37.1    38.0    37.4    37.8   157.1   162.1   157.2   163.0
      New Hampshire......    59.4    59.4    60.8    60.5    21.3    21.8    21.4    21.8    94.9    95.0    95.4    95.2
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   328.6   331.8   327.5   331.2   160.0   162.0   160.5   162.4   663.8   669.7   663.0   668.8
      New Mexico.........    85.0    86.4    85.6    86.3    28.9    29.1    28.9    29.2   198.0   199.5   197.4   199.3
      New York...........   673.2   682.9   673.4   683.2   360.1   361.8   362.3   364.1 1,512.5 1,515.2 1,514.1 1,520.4
      North Carolina.....   371.3   384.7   368.6   382.2   178.0   182.8   177.7   183.1   694.1   695.4   691.1   692.4
      North Dakota.......    31.6    31.8    31.5    31.6    15.2    15.5    15.2    15.6    78.6    78.4    78.8    78.6
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   490.6   488.3   485.8   483.7   222.9   221.9   222.8   221.4   818.6   819.2   816.2   815.5
      Oklahoma...........   136.3   138.4   135.4   136.3    75.4    76.7    75.5    76.5   325.8   330.6   325.1   330.7
      Oregon.............   166.5   171.9   166.5   172.0    59.3    60.2    59.9    60.1   295.7   301.1   291.7   299.4
      Pennsylvania.......   477.4   487.4   476.5   487.2   259.7   261.6   259.7   261.3   771.7   766.5   764.9   760.6
      Rhode Island.......    49.4    50.2    48.8    49.6    22.8    23.4    22.9    23.3    66.0    65.5    65.7    65.4
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   206.5   211.6   200.3   207.6    77.1    79.6    77.3    79.1   338.0   346.6   336.8   347.3
      South Dakota.......    41.0    41.0    40.6    40.4    15.6    15.8    15.7    15.9    76.7    76.7    76.5    76.7
      Tennessee..........   269.7   277.8   268.5   276.5   101.2   102.0   100.7   101.4   421.6   424.1   421.1   423.6
      Texas..............   948.3   987.0   949.4   987.7   345.0   349.9   345.5   349.8 1,757.5 1,780.2 1,750.8 1,772.4
      Utah...............   106.6   111.7   109.5   114.2    34.5    35.8    34.7    35.7   208.2   211.1   207.6   211.2
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    29.8    30.1    34.4    34.6     9.9     9.8    10.0     9.9    56.8    56.7    56.6    56.6
      Virginia...........   329.4   337.5   327.9   334.8   182.3   184.5   182.6   184.7   686.3   696.1   685.2   696.6
      Washington.........   269.5   274.8   270.8   276.5   103.9   104.2   104.2   104.8   540.2   542.1   531.8   535.3
      West Virginia......    70.2    70.4    70.8    70.7    55.5    56.6    55.5    56.8   147.3   146.5   147.4   146.3
      Wisconsin..........   247.5   258.1   247.2   256.2   136.9   136.1   139.4   136.8   432.4   426.0   428.1   426.9
      Wyoming............    29.1    30.4    30.3    31.3    10.9    11.7    10.8    11.6    66.9    67.9    67.3    68.2
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico........    74.9    71.6    75.2    72.1    21.4    20.9    22.9    20.5   303.1   293.6   296.9   299.5
     
        1 Natural resources and mining is combined with construction.
        p = preliminary.
        NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work.  Estimates are currently projected from 2006 benchmark levels.
     Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes
     available. 
     
     
     
     
     
     

Last Modified Date: February 08, 2008
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