Economic News Release

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Tuesday, January 24, 2012                       USDL-12-0091

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       REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- DECEMBER 2011


Regional and state unemployment rates were slightly lower in December. Thirty-seven
states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rate decreases, 3 states posted
rate increases, and 10 states had no rate change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
reported today. Forty-six states registered unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier,
while four states and the District of Columbia experienced increases. The national jobless
rate, 8.5 percent, continued to trend down in December and was 0.9 percentage point lower
than in December 2010.

In December, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 25 states and the District of Columbia,
decreased in 24 states, and was unchanged in 1 state. The largest over-the-month increase
in employment occurred in Texas (+20,200), followed by Indiana (+15,100) and California
(+10,700). The largest over-the-month decrease in employment occurred in New York (-14,000),
followed by Missouri (-11,800) and Washington (-11,600). South Dakota experienced the
largest over-the-month percentage increase in employment (+1.1 percent), followed by North
Dakota (+0.9 percent) and Indiana, Kentucky, and Utah (+0.5 percent each). Nevada experienced
the largest over-the-month percentage decline in employment (-0.9 percent), followed by
Alaska (-0.5 percent) and Maine, Missouri, and Washington (-0.4 percent each). Over the year,
nonfarm employment increased in 46 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in
4 states. The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota
(+5.7 percent), followed by Utah (+3.0 percent) and Oklahoma (+2.7 percent). The largest
over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Delaware (-0.7 percent),
followed by Alaska (-0.5 percent) and Georgia (-0.4 percent).

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

The West continued to record the highest regional unemployment rate in December, 9.7 percent,
while the Midwest and Northeast reported the lowest rates, 7.9 percent each. Three regions
experienced statistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate changes: the
Midwest and South (-0.3 percentage point each) and the West (-0.2 point). Over the year,
all four regions registered significant rate decreases, the largest of which was in the
West (-1.3 percentage points). (See table 1.)

Among the nine geographic divisions, the Pacific continued to report the highest jobless
rate, 10.4 percent in December. The West North Central again registered the lowest rate,
6.1 percent. Six divisions experienced statistically significant unemployment rate decreases
over the month. The largest of these occurred in the East South Central (-0.4 percentage
point). Seven divisions recorded significant rate declines from a year earlier, the largest
of which was in the Pacific (-1.3 percentage points). No division reported an unemployment
rate increase from December 2010.

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Nevada continued to record the highest unemployment rate among the states, 12.6 percent in
December. California posted the next highest rate, 11.1 percent. North Dakota again
registered the lowest jobless rate, 3.3 percent, followed by Nebraska and South Dakota,
4.1 and 4.2 percent, respectively. Twenty-four states reported jobless rates significantly
lower than the U.S. figure of 8.5 percent, 8 states and the District of Columbia had
measurably higher rates, and 18 states had rates that were not appreciably different
from that of the nation. (See tables A and 3.)

Eighteen states experienced statistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate declines
in December. The largest of these were in Alabama (-0.6 percentage point) and Michigan (-0.5
point). The remaining 32 states and the District of Columbia recorded jobless rates that were
not measurably different from those of a month earlier, though some had changes that were at
least as large numerically as the significant changes. (See table B.)

Nevada registered the largest jobless rate decrease from December 2010 (-2.3 percentage points).
Twenty-one additional states reported smaller but also statistically significant decreases
over the year. The remaining 28 states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment
rates that were not appreciably different from those of a year earlier. (See table C.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In December, eight states recorded statistically significant changes in employment, five of which
were increases. The statistically significant job gains occurred in Indiana (+15,100), Kentucky
(+8,400), Utah (+6,400), South Dakota (+4,600), and North Dakota (+3,800). The statistically
significant declines in employment occurred in Missouri (-11,800), Washington (-11,600),
and Nevada (-9,800). (See tables D and 5.)

Over the year, 28 states experienced statistically significant changes in employment, all of
which were increases. The largest increase occurred in California (+263,200), followed by
Texas (+204,500) and Florida (+113,900). (See table E.)

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for December 2011 is scheduled
to be released on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. (EST). The Regional and State
Unemployment 2011 Annual Averages news release is scheduled to be released on Wednesday,
February 29, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. (EST). The Regional and State Employment and Unemployment
news release for January 2012 is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, March 13, 2012,
at 10:00 a.m. (EDT).
                                   
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   |   Upcoming Changes to Local Area Unemployment Statistics Data    |
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   |Effective with the release of 2011 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 inputs, new population controls, reestimation of models,  |
   |and adjustment to new division and national control totals.       |
   |Revised seasonal adjustment factors will be applied to data in    |
   |tables 1 and 3. Both not seasonally adjusted and seasonally       |
   |adjusted data are subject to revision back to 2007. The new       |
   |population controls will reflect, for the first time, results     |
   |from the 2010 Census.                                             |
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   |    Upcoming Changes to Current Employment Statistics Data       |
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   |Effective with the release of January 2012 estimates on March 13,|
   |all nonfarm payroll employment estimates for states and areas    |
   |presented in tables 5 and 6 of this news release will be adjusted|
   |to 2011 benchmark levels. Seasonally adjusted series will be     |
   |subject to revision from 1990 forward. Not seasonally adjusted   |
   |payroll data back to April 2010 will be subject to revision.     |
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Table A.  States with unemployment rates significantly differ-
ent from that of the U.S., December 2011, seasonally adjusted 
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                State                |          Rate(p)       
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United States (1) ...................|           8.5          
                                     |                        
Alaska ..............................|           7.3          
California ..........................|          11.1          
Delaware ............................|           7.4          
District of Columbia ................|          10.4          
Florida .............................|           9.9          
Georgia .............................|           9.7          
Hawaii ..............................|           6.6          
Illinois ............................|           9.8          
Iowa ................................|           5.6          
Kansas ..............................|           6.3          
                                     |                        
Louisiana ...........................|           6.8          
Maine ...............................|           7.0          
Maryland ............................|           6.7          
Massachusetts .......................|           6.8          
Minnesota ...........................|           5.7          
Mississippi .........................|          10.4          
Montana .............................|           6.8          
Nebraska ............................|           4.1          
Nevada ..............................|          12.6          
New Hampshire .......................|           5.1          
                                     |                        
New Mexico ..........................|           6.6          
North Carolina ......................|           9.9          
North Dakota ........................|           3.3          
Oklahoma ............................|           6.1          
Pennsylvania ........................|           7.6          
Rhode Island ........................|          10.8          
South Dakota ........................|           4.2          
Texas ...............................|           7.8          
Utah ................................|           6.0          
Vermont .............................|           5.1          
                                     |                        
Virginia ............................|           6.2          
Wisconsin ...........................|           7.1          
Wyoming .............................|           5.8          
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   1 Data are not preliminary.
   p = preliminary.



Table B.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from November 2011 to December 2011, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |                
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month 
             State              |  November |  December |   change(p) 
                                |    2011   |  2011(p)  |                
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Alabama ........................|     8.7   |     8.1   |      -0.6      
Arkansas .......................|     7.9   |     7.7   |       -.2      
California .....................|    11.3   |    11.1   |       -.2      
Florida ........................|    10.0   |     9.9   |       -.1      
Kansas .........................|     6.5   |     6.3   |       -.2      
Maryland .......................|     6.9   |     6.7   |       -.2      
Michigan .......................|     9.8   |     9.3   |       -.5      
Minnesota ......................|     5.9   |     5.7   |       -.2      
Montana ........................|     7.1   |     6.8   |       -.3      
Ohio ...........................|     8.5   |     8.1   |       -.4      
                                |           |           |                
Pennsylvania ...................|     7.9   |     7.6   |       -.3      
South Carolina .................|     9.9   |     9.5   |       -.4      
Tennessee ......................|     9.1   |     8.7   |       -.4      
Texas ..........................|     8.1   |     7.8   |       -.3      
Utah ...........................|     6.4   |     6.0   |       -.4      
Vermont ........................|     5.3   |     5.1   |       -.2      
Washington .....................|     8.7   |     8.5   |       -.2      
Wisconsin ......................|     7.3   |     7.1   |       -.2      
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   p = preliminary.



Table C.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from December 2010 to December 2011, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |                
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-year  
             State              |  December |  December |   change(p) 
                                |    2010   |  2011(p)  |                
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California .....................|    12.5   |    11.1   |      -1.4      
Colorado .......................|     8.9   |     7.9   |      -1.0      
Delaware .......................|     8.5   |     7.4   |      -1.1      
Florida ........................|    12.0   |     9.9   |      -2.1      
Idaho ..........................|     9.7   |     8.4   |      -1.3      
Kentucky .......................|    10.3   |     9.1   |      -1.2      
Maryland .......................|     7.4   |     6.7   |       -.7      
Massachusetts ..................|     8.3   |     6.8   |      -1.5      
Michigan .......................|    11.1   |     9.3   |      -1.8      
Minnesota ......................|     6.9   |     5.7   |      -1.2      
                                |           |           |                
Missouri .......................|     9.6   |     8.0   |      -1.6      
Nevada .........................|    14.9   |    12.6   |      -2.3      
New Mexico .....................|     8.6   |     6.6   |      -2.0      
North Dakota ...................|     3.8   |     3.3   |       -.5      
Ohio ...........................|     9.5   |     8.1   |      -1.4      
Oregon .........................|    10.6   |     8.9   |      -1.7      
Pennsylvania ...................|     8.5   |     7.6   |       -.9      
South Carolina .................|    10.9   |     9.5   |      -1.4      
Texas ..........................|     8.3   |     7.8   |       -.5      
Utah ...........................|     7.5   |     6.0   |      -1.5      
Vermont ........................|     5.8   |     5.1   |       -.7      
West Virginia ..................|     9.7   |     7.9   |      -1.8      
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   p = preliminary.



Table D.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
November 2011 to December 2011, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   November  |   December  | Over-the-month
           State              |     2011    |     2011(p) |    change(p)  
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Indiana.......................|   2,793,800 |   2,808,900 |      15,100   
Kentucky......................|   1,800,300 |   1,808,700 |       8,400   
Missouri......................|   2,648,200 |   2,636,400 |     -11,800   
Nevada........................|   1,126,600 |   1,116,800 |      -9,800   
North Dakota..................|     400,500 |     404,300 |       3,800   
South Dakota..................|     406,900 |     411,500 |       4,600   
Utah..........................|   1,215,000 |   1,221,400 |       6,400   
Washington....................|   2,833,600 |   2,822,000 |     -11,600   
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   p = preliminary.



Table E.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
December 2010 to December 2011, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   December  |   December  | Over-the-year
           State              |     2010    |     2011(p) |    change(p)
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Arizona.......................|   2,375,300 |   2,412,600 |      37,300
California....................|  13,935,800 |  14,199,000 |     263,200
Colorado......................|   2,221,200 |   2,244,800 |      23,600
Florida.......................|   7,177,600 |   7,291,500 |     113,900
Idaho.........................|     604,000 |     612,100 |       8,100
Illinois......................|   5,623,800 |   5,676,400 |      52,600
Kentucky......................|   1,777,700 |   1,808,700 |      31,000
Louisiana.....................|   1,890,400 |   1,938,000 |      47,600
Massachusetts.................|   3,193,800 |   3,234,500 |      40,700
Michigan......................|   3,868,100 |   3,934,600 |      66,500
                              |             |             |            
Minnesota.....................|   2,640,600 |   2,666,900 |      26,300
Nebraska......................|     943,700 |     956,800 |      13,100
New Jersey....................|   3,844,700 |   3,881,100 |      36,400
New York......................|   8,557,900 |   8,644,400 |      86,500
North Dakota..................|     382,400 |     404,300 |      21,900
Ohio..........................|   5,034,200 |   5,106,600 |      72,400
Oklahoma......................|   1,531,200 |   1,572,800 |      41,600
Oregon........................|   1,608,500 |   1,626,300 |      17,800
Pennsylvania..................|   5,639,900 |   5,699,100 |      59,200
South Dakota..................|     404,800 |     411,500 |       6,700
                              |             |             |            
Tennessee.....................|   2,616,900 |   2,648,000 |      31,100
Texas.........................|  10,444,700 |  10,649,200 |     204,500
Utah..........................|   1,185,400 |   1,221,400 |      36,000
Vermont.......................|     298,600 |     303,000 |       4,400
Virginia......................|   3,626,500 |   3,663,100 |      36,600
Washington....................|   2,781,600 |   2,822,000 |      40,400
West Virginia.................|     744,500 |     754,500 |      10,000
Wyoming.......................|     284,300 |     290,700 |       6,400
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   p = preliminary.




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 to 4). Also
presented are nonfarm payroll employment estimates by state and major
industry sector 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 Statis-
tics (BLS) by the U.S. Census Bureau. The LAUS program measures employ-
ment and unemployment on a place-of-residence basis. The universe for
each is the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of age and
over. 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 dis-
pute, illness, or vacation. Unemployed persons are those who were not
employed during the reference week (based on the definition above), 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 lay-
off expecting recall need not be looking for work to be counted as unem-
ployed. The labor force is the sum of employed and unemployed persons.
The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed as a percent of the
labor force.

   Method of estimation. Estimates for 48 of the 50 states, the District
of Columbia, the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metropolitan division,
New York City, and the balances of California and New York State are
produced using estimating equations based on regression techniques. This
method, which underwent substantial enhancement at the beginning of 2005,
utilizes data from several sources, including the CPS, the CES, and state
unemployment insurance (UI) programs. Estimates for the state of California
are derived by summing the estimates for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glen-
dale metropolitan division and the balance of California. Similarly, esti-
mates for New York State are derived by summing the estimates for New York
City and the balance of New York State. Estimates for all nine census divi-
sions and the five additional substate areas contained in this release (the
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor and Detroit-Warren-Livonia metropolitan areas and
the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, and Seattle-
Bellevue-Everett metropolitan divisions) and their respective balances of
state are based on a similar regression approach that does not incorporate
CES or UI data. Estimates for census regions are obtained by summing the
model-based estimates for the component divisions and then calculating the
unemployment rate. Each month, census division estimates are controlled to
national totals; state estimates are then controlled to their respective
division totals. Substate and balance-of-state estimates for the five areas
noted above are controlled to their respective state totals. Estimates for
Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the CPS.
A detailed description of the estimation procedures is available from BLS
upon request.

   Annual revisions. Labor force and unemployment data for prior years
reflect adjustments made at the end of each year. The adjusted estimates
reflect updated population data from the U.S. Census Bureau, any revisions
in the other data sources, and model reestimation. In most years, historical
data for the most recent five years (both seasonally adjusted and not season-
ally adjusted) are revised near the beginning of each calendar year, prior to
the release of January estimates.

   Seasonal adjustment. The LAUS program introduced smoothed seasonally ad-
justed (SSA) estimates in January 2010. These are seasonally-adjusted data
that have incorporated a long-run trend smoothing procedure, resulting in
estimates that are less volatile than those previously produced. The esti-
mates are smoothed using a Henderson Trend Filter (H13). The H13 uses a
filtering procedure, based on moving averages, to remove the irregular
fluctuations from the seasonally-adjusted series, leaving the trend. The
same process is used on both historical and current year estimates. For more
information about the smoothing technique, see the BLS Web site at
www.bls.gov/lau/lassaqa.htm.

   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 1, 2009. A detailed list of the geographic definitions is
available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.

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 resi-
dence; 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 2007 version of the North American Industry Classification System.

   Method of estimation. The employment data are estimated using a "link rela-
tive" technique in which a ratio (link relative) of current-month employment to
that of the previous month is computed from a sample of establishments 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. Small-do-
main models are used as the official estimators for the approximately 39 percent
of CES published series which have insufficient sample for direct sample-based
estimates.

   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 em-
ployment 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 em-
ployment total is computed by aggregating the independently adjusted supersector
series. In other states, the seasonally adjusted payroll employment total is in-
dependently 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 independently 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 distortions 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 vola-
tile error structure.

Reliability of the estimates

   The estimates presented in this release are based on sample surveys, adminis-
trative 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 sur-
veyed. 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 re-
sulting 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. Un-
employment rates are computed from unrounded data and thus may differ slightly
from rates computed using the rounded data displayed in the tables.

   Use of error measures. In 2005, the LAUS program introduced several improve-
ments to its methodology. Among these were 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 signi-
ficance. The remainder of the analysis in the release takes statistical signifi-
cance into consideration.

   Labor force and unemployment estimates. Model-based error measures for 
seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data and for over-the-month
and over-the-year changes are available online at www.bls.gov/lau/lastderr.htm.
BLS uses a 90-percent confidence level in determining whether changes in LAUS
unemployment rates are statistically significant. The average magnitude of the
current year over-the-month change in a state unemployment rate that is required
for statistical significance at the 90-percent confidence level is just
over 0.2 percentage point; the average amount of the current over-the-year
change in a state rate for significance is about 0.9 point. More details can be found
on the Web site. Measures of nonsampling error are not available, but additional
information on the subject is provided in Employment and Earnings Online at
www.bls.gov/opub/ee/home.htm.

   Employment estimates. Measures of sampling error for state CES data at the
total nonfarm and supersector level and for metropolitan area CES data at the
total nonfarm level are available online at www.bls.gov/sae/790stderr.htm. BLS
uses a 90-percent confidence level in determining whether changes in CES employ-
ment levels are statistically significant. Information on recent benchmark revi-
sions for states is available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/sae/.

Additional information

   More complete information on the technical procedures used to develop these
estimates and additional data appear in Employment and Earnings Online.

   Estimates of labor force and unemployment from the LAUS program, as well as
nonfarm employment from the CES program, for 380 metropolitan areas and
metropolitan New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs) are available in the news
release, Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment. Estimates of labor
force, employment, and unemployment for approximately 7,300 subnational areas are
available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/lau/. Employment data from the CES program
for states and metropolitan areas are available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/sae/.

   Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired in-
dividuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service:
(800) 877-8339.




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.  
                       2010     2011     2011     2011     2010     2011     2011     2011     2010     2011     2011     2011  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,145.6 28,166.5 28,198.7 28,217.8  2,373.6  2,272.9  2,240.3  2,225.0    8.4      8.1      7.9      7.9  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,777.6  7,731.6  7,749.6  7,762.0    642.6    587.1    569.5    559.7    8.3      7.6      7.3      7.2  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,368.0 20,434.9 20,449.1 20,455.9  1,731.1  1,685.8  1,670.8  1,665.3    8.5      8.2      8.2      8.1  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 55,272.3 55,614.9 55,654.7 55,680.7  5,127.5  4,998.2  4,814.8  4,690.9    9.3      9.0      8.7      8.4  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,282.4 29,415.9 29,434.6 29,458.4  2,904.8  2,759.6  2,659.5  2,612.8    9.9      9.4      9.0      8.9  
  East South Central  8,587.4  8,717.3  8,703.7  8,683.5    827.1    843.5    809.0    773.8    9.6      9.7      9.3      8.9  
  West South Central 17,402.6 17,481.7 17,516.3 17,538.9  1,395.6  1,395.1  1,346.3  1,304.3    8.0      8.0      7.7      7.4  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,415.9 34,378.6 34,358.5 34,358.3  3,002.2  2,933.7  2,814.0  2,727.9    8.7      8.5      8.2      7.9  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,483.6 23,358.8 23,332.0 23,316.4  2,226.8  2,207.1  2,121.0  2,051.4    9.5      9.4      9.1      8.8  
  West North Central 10,932.3 11,019.8 11,026.5 11,041.8    775.4    726.6    693.0    676.5    7.1      6.6      6.3      6.1  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,681.1 35,595.4 35,667.3 35,723.4  3,929.7  3,650.7  3,538.9  3,477.9   11.0     10.3      9.9      9.7  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,031.9 10,989.1 11,014.3 11,041.5  1,050.7    956.4    927.4    913.1    9.5      8.7      8.4      8.3  
  Pacific........... 24,649.2 24,606.3 24,653.0 24,681.9  2,879.0  2,694.3  2,611.5  2,564.8   11.7     10.9     10.6     10.4  

   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. Estimates for
the current year are subject to revision early in the following calendar year.




LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA


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    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2010     2011     2010     2011     2010     2011     2010     2011     2010     2011     2010     2011  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,123.6 28,136.5 28,031.7 28,082.5  2,328.5  2,149.8  2,278.3  2,143.6    8.3      7.6      8.1      7.6  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,770.4  7,745.6  7,741.9  7,725.2    626.7    530.0    615.2    533.0    8.1      6.8      7.9      6.9  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,353.1 20,390.9 20,289.8 20,357.3  1,701.9  1,619.7  1,663.0  1,610.6    8.4      7.9      8.2      7.9  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 55,257.3 55,582.3 55,094.5 55,458.5  5,096.3  4,518.6  4,976.2  4,512.0    9.2      8.1      9.0      8.1  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,240.1 29,358.9 29,156.5 29,324.4  2,906.6  2,521.1  2,831.9  2,559.9    9.9      8.6      9.7      8.7  
  East South Central  8,602.3  8,693.9  8,584.8  8,654.2    812.8    743.3    800.1    723.8    9.4      8.5      9.3      8.4  
  West South Central 17,414.8 17,529.5 17,353.1 17,479.9  1,376.9  1,254.2  1,344.2  1,228.3    7.9      7.2      7.7      7.0  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,398.9 34,276.4 34,234.0 34,190.9  2,921.0  2,556.4  2,877.3  2,608.3    8.5      7.5      8.4      7.6  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,484.2 23,282.3 23,370.2 23,205.2  2,173.3  1,930.2  2,127.3  1,946.8    9.3      8.3      9.1      8.4  
  West North Central 10,914.7 10,994.1 10,863.9 10,985.7    747.7    626.2    750.0    661.5    6.9      5.7      6.9      6.0  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,709.0 35,687.9 35,574.9 35,640.8  3,918.0  3,388.3  3,845.3  3,428.1   11.0      9.5     10.8      9.6  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,044.0 11,040.4 10,994.0 11,027.6  1,041.3    887.7  1,025.0    901.9    9.4      8.0      9.3      8.2  
  Pacific........... 24,665.1 24,647.5 24,580.9 24,613.2  2,876.7  2,500.6  2,820.3  2,526.2   11.7     10.1     11.5     10.3  

   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.
                           2010      2011      2011     2011p      2010      2011      2011     2011p    2010  2011  2011 2011p
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama................   2,114.7   2,154.3   2,147.0   2,137.5    193.2     201.0     187.5     174.1    9.1   9.3   8.7   8.1
Alaska.................     363.0     368.3     368.8     369.1     28.8      27.3      26.9      27.0    7.9   7.4   7.3   7.3
Arizona................   3,172.8   3,154.0   3,154.5   3,158.5    304.4     282.5     275.0     274.1    9.6   9.0   8.7   8.7
Arkansas...............   1,361.0   1,358.2   1,364.9   1,368.0    107.2     111.8     108.5     105.3    7.9   8.2   7.9   7.7
California.............  18,150.8  18,130.3  18,182.4  18,218.8  2,272.5   2,122.3   2,057.8   2,021.2   12.5  11.7  11.3  11.1
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                             
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,891.3   4,860.4   4,862.8   4,865.7    636.1     594.2     579.8     574.6   13.0  12.2  11.9  11.8
Colorado...............   2,668.4   2,697.6   2,715.3   2,727.3    238.0     219.8     216.3     216.0    8.9   8.1   8.0   7.9
Connecticut............   1,896.6   1,881.0   1,887.6   1,891.0    171.4     163.9     159.2     154.5    9.0   8.7   8.4   8.2
Delaware...............     422.6     426.5     427.8     429.1     35.8      33.7      32.6      31.9    8.5   7.9   7.6   7.4
District of Columbia...     331.2     333.3     334.1     335.5     31.9      36.6      35.4      34.8    9.6  11.0  10.6  10.4
Florida................   9,280.1   9,229.3   9,229.5   9,233.1  1,110.6     955.5     926.7     912.9   12.0  10.4  10.0   9.9
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1)........   1,300.8   1,298.6   1,302.0   1,308.4    174.5     140.8     133.1     133.5   13.4  10.8  10.2  10.2
                                                                                                                               
Georgia................   4,685.7   4,742.5   4,747.1   4,750.8    487.9     482.4     467.1     459.3   10.4  10.2   9.8   9.7
Hawaii.................     630.7     633.9     634.6     633.6     40.0      41.2      41.5      41.9    6.3   6.5   6.5   6.6
Idaho..................     758.9     759.2     760.9     762.5     73.4      66.4      65.0      64.1    9.7   8.8   8.5   8.4
Illinois...............   6,666.1   6,627.2   6,627.0   6,624.0    613.4     668.7     660.4     647.3    9.2  10.1  10.0   9.8
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                              
    Naperville (1).....   4,109.5   4,104.0   4,103.9   4,103.4    380.2     434.0     430.0     418.4    9.3  10.6  10.5  10.2
Indiana................   3,126.1   3,145.1   3,158.9   3,176.1    296.1     283.6     285.3     284.8    9.5   9.0   9.0   9.0
Iowa...................   1,675.6   1,657.0   1,656.8   1,659.0    102.6      98.7      94.7      93.5    6.1   6.0   5.7   5.6
Kansas.................   1,500.6   1,509.4   1,511.8   1,512.6    102.7     100.7      97.9      95.5    6.8   6.7   6.5   6.3
Kentucky...............   2,091.1   2,097.2   2,093.3   2,087.2    214.7     202.0     196.8     190.7   10.3   9.6   9.4   9.1
Louisiana..............   2,089.2   2,042.9   2,047.9   2,047.1    160.0     142.3     140.6     140.2    7.7   7.0   6.9   6.8
Maine..................     698.5     694.8     695.5     697.6     52.5      50.7      49.0      48.7    7.5   7.3   7.0   7.0
                                                                                                                               
Maryland...............   2,979.5   2,992.7   2,997.8   3,001.0    219.7     216.3     206.2     201.3    7.4   7.2   6.9   6.7
Massachusetts..........   3,499.9   3,491.0   3,495.3   3,496.6    291.7     253.4     244.1     239.3    8.3   7.3   7.0   6.8
Michigan...............   4,745.9   4,676.0   4,657.5   4,645.8    528.7     496.3     456.5     431.5   11.1  10.6   9.8   9.3
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Livonia (2)........   2,046.4   2,024.1   2,012.8   2,009.9    249.2     244.9     225.0     211.8   12.2  12.1  11.2  10.5
Minnesota..............   2,964.2   2,977.1   2,969.7   2,965.5    204.8     192.2     176.6     167.9    6.9   6.5   5.9   5.7
Mississippi............   1,320.6   1,354.0   1,352.4   1,349.2    134.7     144.1     142.5     139.8   10.2  10.6  10.5  10.4
Missouri...............   3,000.9   3,053.4   3,056.9   3,067.4    287.4     260.8     250.0     245.2    9.6   8.5   8.2   8.0
Montana................     497.6     502.5     502.0     501.9     36.8      38.1      35.9      34.1    7.4   7.6   7.1   6.8
Nebraska...............     976.3     999.7   1,001.9   1,004.5     42.4      42.0      40.9      41.3    4.3   4.2   4.1   4.1
Nevada.................   1,334.6   1,317.2   1,318.5   1,317.3    198.2     176.4     171.8     166.3   14.9  13.4  13.0  12.6
New Hampshire..........     743.7     744.6     746.7     747.5     41.8      39.7      38.7      38.3    5.6   5.3   5.2   5.1
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey.............   4,472.5   4,542.2   4,552.3   4,554.6    407.3     415.0     413.2     410.7    9.1   9.1   9.1   9.0
New Mexico.............     956.5     932.4     935.9     939.9     82.6      61.5      61.3      62.0    8.6   6.6   6.5   6.6
New York...............   9,574.9   9,540.6   9,549.5   9,555.3    788.1     756.6     759.5     768.2    8.2   7.9   8.0   8.0
  New York City........   3,977.3   3,991.3   3,999.1   4,003.8    352.0     350.0     357.3     362.2    8.8   8.8   8.9   9.0
North Carolina.........   4,461.7   4,506.2   4,503.2   4,507.5    437.2     467.8     451.6     446.4    9.8  10.4  10.0   9.9
North Dakota...........     371.0     378.4     379.9     380.9     14.3      13.3      12.8      12.5    3.8   3.5   3.4   3.3
Ohio...................   5,893.9   5,853.3   5,830.5   5,809.2    560.0     525.8     495.8     469.3    9.5   9.0   8.5   8.1
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                            
    Mentor (2).........   1,085.3   1,090.6   1,092.3   1,092.5     99.1      87.1      84.3      81.1    9.1   8.0   7.7   7.4
Oklahoma...............   1,749.4   1,744.8   1,752.9   1,758.8    119.2     105.9     106.7     107.5    6.8   6.1   6.1   6.1
Oregon.................   1,991.7   1,999.4   1,996.3   1,994.7    210.8     189.7     181.2     177.9   10.6   9.5   9.1   8.9
Pennsylvania...........   6,326.2   6,354.7   6,353.3   6,350.7    535.3     512.8     499.3     485.3    8.5   8.1   7.9   7.6
Rhode Island...........     577.3     561.6     562.7     564.2     66.2      58.7      59.2      60.8   11.5  10.4  10.5  10.8
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina.........   2,164.1   2,169.7   2,165.3   2,162.1    236.0     228.0     214.0     206.5   10.9  10.5   9.9   9.5
South Dakota...........     445.3     448.9     450.0     451.3     20.8      20.3      19.4      19.1    4.7   4.5   4.3   4.2
Tennessee..............   3,063.1   3,112.4   3,111.1   3,109.0    286.9     296.9     282.6     269.3    9.4   9.5   9.1   8.7
Texas..................  12,209.4  12,340.0  12,361.5  12,378.8  1,010.7   1,037.3     997.1     959.4    8.3   8.4   8.1   7.8
Utah...................   1,356.1   1,336.6   1,336.0   1,340.5    101.9      93.9      85.8      80.3    7.5   7.0   6.4   6.0
Vermont................     361.2     362.8     363.2     362.1     21.0      20.3      19.1      18.3    5.8   5.6   5.3   5.1
Virginia...............   4,182.6   4,243.6   4,251.0   4,259.5    276.1     272.8     264.2     262.5    6.6   6.4   6.2   6.2
Washington.............   3,529.6   3,485.0   3,482.4   3,480.3    328.5     316.1     304.2     297.4    9.3   9.1   8.7   8.5
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1)........   1,494.3   1,504.9   1,505.6   1,501.5    136.6     127.4     123.3     118.0    9.1   8.5   8.2   7.9
West Virginia..........     778.9     778.3     778.4     779.7     75.6      63.6      61.4      61.7    9.7   8.2   7.9   7.9
Wisconsin..............   3,044.7   3,057.0   3,055.5   3,054.2    227.7     234.1     223.9     215.8    7.5   7.7   7.3   7.1
Wyoming................     291.1     292.4     293.5     294.2     18.5      16.8      17.0      16.9    6.4   5.7   5.8   5.8
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico............   1,276.2   1,277.3   1,275.0   1,289.3    200.1     206.1     199.8     189.4   15.7  16.1  15.7  14.7

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   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. 10-02, dated December 1,
2009, and are available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following
month.




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  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                           2010      2011      2010     2011p      2010      2011      2010     2011p    2010   2011   2010   2011p
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama................   2,122.3   2,145.3   2,115.6   2,132.0    190.8     170.7     186.2     159.7    9.0    8.0    8.8    7.5 
Alaska.................     359.4     365.9     359.7     365.3     28.0      26.0      29.1      28.0    7.8    7.1    8.1    7.7 
Arizona................   3,178.4   3,159.7   3,165.6   3,158.8    303.9     266.3     292.6     273.3    9.6    8.4    9.2    8.7 
Arkansas...............   1,355.4   1,365.8   1,350.5   1,354.6    100.5      98.0     105.1     100.7    7.4    7.2    7.8    7.4 
California.............  18,148.4  18,186.4  18,098.1  18,172.2  2,267.6   1,978.4   2,226.8   1,987.1   12.5   10.9   12.3   10.9 
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                                 
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,903.3   4,865.2   4,895.3   4,865.3    632.5     558.6     617.9     563.7   12.9   11.5   12.6   11.6 
Colorado...............   2,673.1   2,727.3   2,656.2   2,719.3    238.0     212.5     231.8     214.8    8.9    7.8    8.7    7.9 
Connecticut............   1,895.2   1,891.3   1,882.8   1,878.1    166.7     149.3     162.0     142.3    8.8    7.9    8.6    7.6 
Delaware...............     422.7     428.8     422.5     430.2     34.1      29.6      34.5      30.7    8.1    6.9    8.2    7.1 
District of Columbia...     330.8     332.1     327.5     333.0     33.1      33.8      30.1      33.9   10.0   10.2    9.2   10.2 
Florida................   9,265.1   9,211.6   9,252.6   9,197.7  1,116.6     907.0   1,082.3     893.1   12.1    9.8   11.7    9.7 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1)........   1,291.6   1,305.2   1,303.8   1,311.2    163.2     123.4     171.2     135.2   12.6    9.5   13.1   10.3 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia................   4,689.6   4,746.5   4,694.0   4,757.2    483.4     438.3     476.9     449.5   10.3    9.2   10.2    9.4 
Hawaii.................     630.7     633.7     628.4     629.1     41.2      41.7      36.2      39.0    6.5    6.6    5.8    6.2 
Idaho..................     757.3     760.8     754.9     759.9     72.7      63.8      73.2      64.7    9.6    8.4    9.7    8.5 
Illinois...............   6,664.2   6,614.1   6,643.8   6,592.8    603.2     621.0     586.0     613.4    9.1    9.4    8.8    9.3 
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                                  
    Naperville (1).....   4,099.0   4,079.8   4,078.6   4,075.1    365.2     397.9     351.0     378.8    8.9    9.8    8.6    9.3 
Indiana................   3,128.3   3,163.3   3,098.2   3,164.1    292.7     275.4     283.8     275.0    9.4    8.7    9.2    8.7 
Iowa...................   1,673.5   1,661.6   1,673.7   1,659.4     98.3      86.0     104.1      97.0    5.9    5.2    6.2    5.8 
Kansas.................   1,502.6   1,512.4   1,493.7   1,502.6    102.0      91.2      94.9      88.0    6.8    6.0    6.4    5.9 
Kentucky...............   2,092.9   2,087.3   2,088.0   2,076.5    208.3     179.9     206.9     179.0   10.0    8.6    9.9    8.6 
Louisiana..............   2,090.5   2,055.4   2,068.8   2,024.0    153.1     132.9     147.9     129.8    7.3    6.5    7.2    6.4 
Maine..................     695.2     691.7     693.6     695.3     52.5      46.6      51.9      48.6    7.6    6.7    7.5    7.0 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland...............   2,974.5   2,992.3   2,958.3   2,983.1    218.3     189.0     208.3     192.9    7.3    6.3    7.0    6.5 
Massachusetts..........   3,499.1   3,488.0   3,488.3   3,483.3    281.9     221.9     279.2     228.0    8.1    6.4    8.0    6.5 
Michigan...............   4,751.8   4,645.6   4,722.6   4,636.1    511.0     389.1     501.0     416.6   10.8    8.4   10.6    9.0 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Livonia (2)........   2,043.8   1,994.7   2,027.8   2,005.5    237.0     190.0     224.7     195.0   11.6    9.5   11.1    9.7 
Minnesota..............   2,965.9   2,961.0   2,939.9   2,950.1    195.4     155.8     200.3     168.5    6.6    5.3    6.8    5.7 
Mississippi............   1,319.5   1,344.1   1,324.9   1,345.9    129.3     130.7     130.1     133.3    9.8    9.7    9.8    9.9 
Missouri...............   2,991.5   3,037.5   2,978.6   3,052.6    280.8     229.0     275.2     235.0    9.4    7.5    9.2    7.7 
Montana................     494.4     498.3     491.3     496.1     36.6      32.7      37.0      33.4    7.4    6.6    7.5    6.7 
Nebraska...............     973.4     998.2     972.3     999.3     39.0      36.1      40.1      41.0    4.0    3.6    4.1    4.1 
Nevada.................   1,330.8   1,314.3   1,328.0   1,310.8    191.9     159.8     195.5     162.6   14.4   12.2   14.7   12.4 
New Hampshire..........     741.7     745.5     739.5     743.4     41.0      36.2      39.4      36.4    5.5    4.9    5.3    4.9 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey.............   4,468.1   4,538.5   4,459.5   4,534.2    400.0     401.8     388.9     394.0    9.0    8.9    8.7    8.7 
New Mexico.............     959.5     943.2     956.1     944.6     80.4      59.3      78.8      60.9    8.4    6.3    8.2    6.4 
New York...............   9,555.9   9,517.5   9,525.8   9,500.9    782.9     750.5     764.5     759.6    8.2    7.9    8.0    8.0 
  New York City........   3,973.7   3,994.5   3,964.0   3,985.5    354.0     362.0     339.6     351.6    8.9    9.1    8.6    8.8 
North Carolina.........   4,464.9   4,497.7   4,428.9   4,478.1    442.7     427.6     428.6     440.0    9.9    9.5    9.7    9.8 
North Dakota...........     364.9     374.7     365.1     374.2     12.5      10.7      14.0      12.2    3.4    2.9    3.8    3.2 
Ohio...................   5,899.1   5,810.6   5,874.2   5,773.4    547.2     442.8     542.1     441.7    9.3    7.6    9.2    7.6 
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                                
    Mentor (2).........   1,079.4   1,085.9   1,068.3   1,075.1     93.0      75.0      90.5      74.2    8.6    6.9    8.5    6.9 
Oklahoma...............   1,756.6   1,763.9   1,742.2   1,754.0    118.0     102.6     115.3     105.2    6.7    5.8    6.6    6.0 
Oregon.................   1,997.0   1,994.1   1,981.3   1,983.6    209.4     166.7     205.0     175.8   10.5    8.4   10.3    8.9 
Pennsylvania...........   6,329.1   6,334.9   6,304.5   6,322.2    518.9     467.5     509.7     457.1    8.2    7.4    8.1    7.2 
Rhode Island...........     579.1     567.4     576.5     566.0     63.9      59.0      62.6      60.3   11.0   10.4   10.9   10.7 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina.........   2,150.0   2,144.3   2,145.9   2,139.1    236.2     198.9     233.2     203.3   11.0    9.3   10.9    9.5 
South Dakota...........     442.9     448.8     440.5     447.5     19.8      17.5      21.5      19.8    4.5    3.9    4.9    4.4 
Tennessee..............   3,067.6   3,117.2   3,056.4   3,099.8    284.3     261.9     277.0     251.9    9.3    8.4    9.1    8.1 
Texas..................  12,212.3  12,344.4  12,191.6  12,347.3  1,005.2     920.7     975.9     892.6    8.2    7.5    8.0    7.2 
Utah...................   1,359.7   1,342.7   1,352.8   1,346.0     99.5      76.2      97.7      75.5    7.3    5.7    7.2    5.6 
Vermont................     360.1     361.7     361.2     359.0     20.6      17.1      20.0      17.4    5.7    4.7    5.5    4.9 
Virginia...............   4,165.4   4,230.1   4,153.3   4,231.9    271.0     242.1     265.0     257.0    6.5    5.7    6.4    6.1 
Washington.............   3,529.6   3,467.3   3,513.4   3,463.0    330.6     287.8     323.3     296.2    9.4    8.3    9.2    8.6 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1)........   1,486.9   1,486.6   1,486.7   1,488.3    137.6     117.2     129.6     110.9    9.3    7.9    8.7    7.5 
West Virginia..........     777.2     775.6     773.6     774.1     71.1      54.8      73.0      59.6    9.1    7.1    9.4    7.7 
Wisconsin..............   3,040.9   3,048.7   3,031.4   3,038.7    219.3     202.0     214.4     200.1    7.2    6.6    7.1    6.6 
Wyoming................     290.9     294.2     289.0     292.2     18.4      17.0      18.4      16.8    6.3    5.8    6.4    5.7 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico............   1,296.9   1,284.9   1,276.6   1,288.1    199.7     195.0     187.1     170.4   15.4   15.2   14.7   13.2 

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   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. 10-02, dated December 1, 2009, and
are available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
State Total(1) Construction Manufacturing
Dec.
2010
Oct.
2011
Nov.
2011
Dec.
2011(p)
Dec.
2010
Oct.
2011
Nov.
2011
Dec.
2011(p)
Dec.
2010
Oct.
2011
Nov.
2011
Dec.
2011(p)

Alabama(2)

1,866.0 1,870.1 1,872.1 1,873.2 84.1 81.3 79.2 80.4 - - - -

Alaska

328.1 331.2 327.9 326.4 15.7 16.0 15.7 15.5 13.0 12.4 10.3 10.0

Arizona

2,375.3 2,424.2 2,420.3 2,412.6 107.6 115.7 111.3 110.6 148.2 153.2 152.4 151.3

Arkansas

1,167.6 1,170.6 1,176.1 1,175.6 47.3 48.2 47.7 47.6 159.0 153.7 154.8 155.0

California

13,935.8 14,163.6 14,188.3 14,199.0 550.3 568.8 566.8 571.6 1,245.4 1,252.2 1,243.5 1,241.0


Colorado

2,221.2 2,252.1 2,249.2 2,244.8 113.4 108.0 108.3 108.9 124.1 125.1 124.6 125.0

Connecticut

1,618.8 1,628.6 1,627.2 1,627.8 48.6 50.6 49.1 49.1 168.1 167.2 167.3 165.8

Delaware(3)

413.7 412.7 410.4 410.9 19.5 19.1 18.5 18.4 25.5 25.9 25.7 25.5

District of Columbia(2)(3)

714.1 714.4 718.1 721.2 10.3 10.9 11.1 10.9 - - - -

Florida

7,177.6 7,273.2 7,284.2 7,291.5 332.4 326.5 331.1 331.4 303.5 307.9 308.6 309.1


Georgia

3,823.7 3,797.6 3,806.1 3,809.8 140.4 131.9 130.9 134.0 346.8 346.4 347.4 347.7

Hawaii(2)(3)

590.3 597.6 597.5 596.4 28.9 28.9 27.8 28.6 - - - -

Idaho

604.0 610.2 610.0 612.1 31.3 30.4 31.2 31.4 52.8 54.5 54.6 54.7

Illinois

5,623.8 5,685.5 5,680.5 5,676.4 191.5 201.1 199.2 194.9 560.4 571.5 570.4 572.6

Indiana

2,791.2 2,793.2 2,793.8 2,808.9 112.7 121.3 122.7 126.3 448.2 454.4 452.8 456.4


Iowa

1,469.1 1,486.1 1,487.1 1,482.4 59.5 63.5 63.5 62.6 199.9 206.9 207.7 208.5

Kansas

1,320.1 1,328.1 1,330.9 1,332.8 54.0 54.2 54.7 56.6 158.4 163.5 163.7 164.4

Kentucky

1,777.7 1,797.6 1,800.3 1,808.7 63.7 64.6 62.5 63.1 211.7 217.8 216.2 217.3

Louisiana

1,890.4 1,933.4 1,937.4 1,938.0 121.9 124.5 123.6 120.8 137.1 145.0 144.1 144.0

Maine

593.6 596.4 596.2 593.7 25.0 24.8 24.8 24.8 51.1 50.6 50.7 50.8


Maryland(3)

2,513.4 2,533.0 2,535.5 2,538.6 143.3 140.0 141.4 139.5 112.5 112.6 110.9 110.7

Massachusetts

3,193.8 3,240.4 3,240.7 3,234.5 104.3 108.6 106.8 106.7 255.7 260.3 259.2 260.3

Michigan

3,868.1 3,929.2 3,930.5 3,934.6 124.5 127.4 127.4 125.5 478.3 500.3 500.5 504.7

Minnesota

2,640.6 2,673.1 2,659.0 2,666.9 82.9 86.1 84.9 83.2 293.5 296.6 295.5 297.2

Mississippi

1,097.2 1,101.9 1,103.5 1,099.9 49.4 47.3 47.4 47.4 134.6 132.9 132.2 133.0


Missouri

2,640.2 2,650.7 2,648.2 2,636.4 104.4 102.6 100.8 100.0 243.2 253.5 253.0 250.7

Montana

428.3 434.8 432.3 432.3 22.3 22.8 21.9 22.6 16.5 16.1 16.2 16.1

Nebraska(3)

943.7 962.5 958.1 956.8 41.8 42.2 42.3 41.2 91.4 93.9 93.9 93.9

Nevada

1,112.7 1,121.8 1,126.6 1,116.8 56.8 54.6 57.5 55.5 36.6 35.7 35.7 35.8

New Hampshire

627.0 631.9 634.6 634.4 20.9 20.4 20.6 21.6 66.1 66.2 65.6 65.5


New Jersey

3,844.7 3,870.7 3,880.7 3,881.1 127.0 130.5 130.5 127.7 255.6 248.1 246.8 246.6

New Mexico

796.9 805.7 804.2 804.0 43.9 40.2 38.9 37.9 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.3

New York

8,557.9 8,634.4 8,658.4 8,644.4 296.3 309.3 313.9 302.5 454.0 450.4 449.8 449.2

North Carolina

3,856.9 3,873.0 3,880.9 3,876.5 170.9 170.9 171.3 170.9 431.7 431.8 431.4 431.9

North Dakota

382.4 398.9 400.5 404.3 20.9 25.9 25.6 26.0 23.4 23.3 23.5 23.7


Ohio

5,034.2 5,107.5 5,109.9 5,106.6 163.4 174.9 171.2 168.6 621.0 633.8 638.7 639.3

Oklahoma

1,531.2 1,570.4 1,571.6 1,572.8 68.1 73.5 71.9 71.0 126.0 134.4 135.4 136.6

Oregon

1,608.5 1,625.0 1,623.9 1,626.3 67.7 69.4 70.2 70.8 164.1 165.7 163.2 163.0

Pennsylvania

5,639.9 5,694.9 5,692.6 5,699.1 218.0 222.3 220.6 223.6 562.5 573.5 572.0 574.6

Rhode Island

458.2 460.1 459.3 458.7 15.1 15.6 16.5 16.0 40.5 40.0 39.8 40.2


South Carolina

1,812.3 1,822.8 1,831.9 1,832.2 78.8 75.2 75.8 75.9 209.5 218.5 219.6 221.1

South Dakota(3)

404.8 406.8 406.9 411.5 20.9 21.1 20.8 21.2 37.1 38.4 38.7 38.0

Tennessee(3)

2,616.9 2,646.5 2,651.1 2,648.0 106.7 111.6 112.4 113.9 294.1 301.6 301.2 301.0

Texas

10,444.7 10,608.5 10,629.0 10,649.2 597.1 588.9 590.5 590.8 812.2 831.6 835.2 837.4

Utah

1,185.4 1,219.1 1,215.0 1,221.4 64.8 67.4 64.7 66.4 112.4 117.9 117.4 117.9


Vermont

298.6 303.9 303.7 303.0 13.0 13.5 12.9 13.5 31.3 31.4 31.3 31.4

Virginia

3,626.5 3,655.8 3,655.3 3,663.1 181.4 180.3 180.4 178.9 229.2 231.7 229.7 228.0

Washington

2,781.6 2,827.3 2,833.6 2,822.0 137.6 137.3 137.7 138.5 257.4 268.3 269.8 272.0

West Virginia

744.5 753.9 755.5 754.5 29.3 33.3 33.9 32.3 48.8 49.5 49.3 49.0

Wisconsin

2,736.3 2,754.8 2,741.2 2,739.5 89.6 86.4 83.9 85.8 433.9 442.9 439.9 443.2

Wyoming

284.3 289.7 290.6 290.7 22.7 23.0 23.1 22.4 8.9 8.9 9.0 8.9


Puerto Rico(3)

917.2 915.4 921.7 919.8 28.5 30.1 30.6 30.4 85.2 80.2 80.5 81.7

Virgin Islands(2)

43.7 42.6 42.8 42.6 - - - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Includes mining and logging, information, and other services (except public administration), not shown separately.
(2) Missing series (denoted by '-') are 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) Mining and logging is combined with construction.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2010 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Trade, transportation, and utilities Financial activities Professional and business services
Dec.
2010
Oct.
2011
Nov.
2011
Dec.
2011(p)
Dec.
2010
Oct.
2011
Nov.
2011
Dec.
2011(p)
Dec.
2010
Oct.
2011
Nov.
2011
Dec.
2011(p)

Alabama

359.7 368.0 368.0 364.4 91.3 92.1 91.8 92.5 210.4 216.1 217.5 218.2

Alaska

63.5 64.4 64.4 63.8 15.6 15.0 15.1 14.9 26.4 27.0 26.9 26.5

Arizona

468.6 475.0 479.1 472.7 161.2 162.5 163.8 164.7 341.2 338.6 340.9 343.4

Arkansas

234.9 232.5 233.3 235.2 49.0 50.3 50.6 50.2 120.7 120.4 121.6 120.8

California

2,621.4 2,645.6 2,661.8 2,657.6 761.6 757.9 759.9 759.3 2,106.1 2,163.5 2,156.1 2,169.5


Colorado

395.5 402.9 399.4 399.8 142.4 140.5 140.3 138.9 328.4 338.6 340.5 338.4

Connecticut

289.5 293.1 292.7 295.2 135.5 132.7 132.1 131.2 192.2 195.6 195.8 195.5

Delaware

73.6 72.1 72.5 72.7 42.3 43.0 43.0 43.2 54.7 53.6 52.6 52.4

District of Columbia

26.6 26.2 26.5 26.5 26.1 26.9 27.1 26.9 149.9 152.4 153.6 154.1

Florida

1,454.0 1,480.9 1,489.8 1,491.2 469.1 470.5 476.6 477.8 1,042.3 1,062.6 1,062.7 1,057.5


Georgia

807.3 812.1 814.3 813.9 201.3 192.3 192.8 192.0 529.4 535.9 541.8 542.3

Hawaii

107.9 109.0 108.6 108.0 27.0 27.3 27.5 27.2 72.7 74.8 75.2 74.4

Idaho

120.1 123.5 123.5 124.6 28.9 29.1 28.8 28.8 73.4 73.8 73.3 74.8

Illinois

1,124.6 1,142.3 1,140.4 1,139.1 358.0 358.1 356.5 354.9 809.5 830.5 830.9 829.9

Indiana

539.0 533.8 534.0 536.3 129.1 131.4 130.4 130.6 286.6 284.1 283.7 288.5


Iowa

301.2 305.2 306.1 305.9 101.1 98.3 99.0 98.8 122.7 124.3 123.9 123.9

Kansas

250.6 247.1 248.9 247.8 69.9 67.7 67.5 66.4 143.5 150.0 152.5 151.7

Kentucky

359.9 360.1 361.7 365.1 85.7 83.1 83.0 82.8 184.2 192.9 195.1 196.3

Louisiana

367.7 369.8 371.9 374.6 92.8 97.0 97.8 97.6 192.5 194.6 195.8 196.1

Maine

116.7 118.5 117.6 117.5 31.1 32.0 32.1 32.2 55.9 56.1 56.3 55.3


Maryland

440.4 442.4 443.0 441.8 141.5 140.3 141.2 140.9 388.6 398.6 397.6 395.4

Massachusetts

546.4 550.9 551.9 554.2 207.7 209.9 209.2 209.3 458.3 479.5 479.2 474.2

Michigan

707.2 712.6 715.4 714.8 186.1 188.7 187.3 188.1 521.7 546.4 548.8 552.7

Minnesota

494.5 496.8 495.1 496.3 169.9 172.3 171.5 171.9 316.6 325.2 323.4 326.6

Mississippi(1)

214.1 215.9 216.0 215.5 - - - - 94.9 100.7 100.8 98.7


Missouri

507.4 511.5 511.5 508.0 163.7 160.4 160.0 160.3 315.3 321.1 324.8 322.6

Montana

86.9 88.9 89.2 89.0 21.2 21.2 20.8 20.7 39.3 39.1 39.6 39.5

Nebraska

198.7 201.9 201.7 201.5 68.1 68.1 68.4 68.5 103.4 114.2 111.5 109.9

Nevada

207.4 205.7 208.6 206.1 50.8 46.8 46.5 47.2 138.7 141.8 141.1 141.0

New Hampshire

132.6 129.7 132.6 133.2 35.6 35.8 35.5 35.3 65.5 67.8 68.0 67.3


New Jersey

807.9 823.3 830.5 826.4 257.6 255.1 256.8 258.6 584.7 596.7 597.5 599.0

New Mexico

133.8 137.3 137.1 138.9 32.3 34.6 35.3 35.1 91.7 92.5 92.4 91.7

New York

1,454.4 1,454.6 1,467.1 1,465.9 668.9 676.2 677.4 672.7 1,109.7 1,140.8 1,145.3 1,147.2

North Carolina

708.5 714.8 719.5 717.7 201.0 201.3 200.3 200.0 490.0 498.9 497.9 494.0

North Dakota

82.1 86.9 87.4 87.8 20.4 20.6 20.4 20.5 28.7 30.9 31.3 32.1


Ohio

941.8 957.5 961.6 961.2 271.0 274.9 273.9 272.3 627.9 643.0 642.3 637.6

Oklahoma

276.9 281.1 281.6 282.3 80.2 81.3 80.8 80.6 171.1 178.8 177.2 177.3

Oregon

313.2 312.3 312.9 313.2 91.9 94.3 93.0 92.9 184.3 185.8 185.4 185.6

Pennsylvania

1,084.9 1,096.2 1,097.9 1,098.3 312.1 313.5 313.0 310.6 690.4 694.7 693.7 695.7

Rhode Island

74.1 75.7 75.4 74.7 30.1 29.4 29.7 30.0 52.9 53.8 54.0 54.3


South Carolina

347.3 350.8 354.1 353.2 98.2 97.3 98.0 97.9 221.9 222.1 221.2 220.6

South Dakota

81.5 82.0 81.9 82.8 28.3 28.0 27.9 28.8 27.6 29.1 29.2 29.2

Tennessee

557.5 550.4 556.1 552.4 136.8 138.5 138.2 137.4 308.1 311.8 310.4 314.4

Texas

2,062.2 2,111.1 2,107.8 2,108.0 620.8 632.4 636.7 638.8 1,290.6 1,342.3 1,342.1 1,343.7

Utah

230.1 236.0 234.6 235.4 67.3 67.8 67.9 67.8 155.6 164.8 166.3 166.5


Vermont

55.9 56.9 56.9 57.4 12.4 12.3 12.2 12.0 23.3 25.5 25.6 25.3

Virginia

625.4 625.4 629.4 629.8 177.4 179.0 179.8 180.0 654.3 665.3 663.0 668.8

Washington

519.6 530.8 532.2 527.0 135.8 136.4 136.2 135.5 330.8 343.9 345.8 343.8

West Virginia

135.2 136.3 136.5 135.8 28.0 27.6 27.6 27.8 61.1 63.1 63.0 63.4

Wisconsin

507.4 513.2 510.6 513.3 155.2 152.6 152.4 152.1 268.6 268.2 267.2 264.4

Wyoming

51.4 52.4 53.0 52.8 10.9 10.7 10.8 10.8 17.6 17.7 18.3 18.4


Puerto Rico

170.8 166.5 164.3 161.0 44.0 45.1 45.4 44.8 108.8 106.5 109.3 111.0

Virgin Islands(1)

8.2 8.4 8.4 8.4 - - - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Missing series (denoted by '-') are 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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2010 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Education and health services Leisure and hospitality Government
Dec.
2010
Oct.
2011
Nov.
2011
Dec.
2011(p)
Dec.
2010
Oct.
2011
Nov.
2011
Dec.
2011(p)
Dec.
2010
Oct.
2011
Nov.
2011
Dec.
2011(p)

Alabama

216.2 213.6 214.7 216.4 169.9 168.4 170.0 170.2 383.9 376.1 374.9 375.8

Alaska

42.6 44.2 43.7 44.0 33.1 33.4 33.5 33.3 85.0 84.6 84.2 84.5

Arizona

349.6 364.6 363.0 362.2 256.0 264.6 260.3 262.6 410.2 415.1 415.3 411.7

Arkansas

167.3 168.6 170.6 170.8 103.8 105.1 105.9 105.4 216.2 220.0 219.7 219.4

California

1,813.0 1,846.6 1,855.0 1,855.6 1,511.1 1,534.2 1,541.5 1,538.1 2,374.5 2,425.9 2,429.5 2,431.0

Colorado

269.1 275.7 275.9 275.2 268.1 279.5 278.5 278.3 391.9 391.9 391.5 391.7

Connecticut

312.2 316.9 316.8 317.3 137.2 137.0 138.0 138.8 242.6 242.4 242.3 242.2

Delaware

65.6 66.1 66.1 66.6 42.3 43.8 43.5 43.5 64.3 63.1 62.9 62.6

District of Columbia

110.4 109.4 110.6 113.3 59.2 59.9 60.4 60.4 248.4 245.8 245.4 245.4

Florida

1,090.0 1,110.4 1,119.6 1,117.3 931.5 971.4 958.6 961.9 1,105.2 1,097.8 1,095.1 1,097.3

Georgia

490.6 495.9 496.2 497.1 375.9 375.3 377.4 375.4 668.2 649.1 647.6 648.7

Hawaii

77.2 78.8 79.4 79.1 101.6 104.2 103.8 103.9 124.3 124.6 124.7 124.5

Idaho

85.5 85.4 85.9 86.4 59.2 61.0 60.6 60.3 118.3 118.3 117.6 116.9

Illinois

843.9 859.5 859.8 860.6 519.6 521.7 523.3 522.9 851.9 842.3 842.6 843.0

Indiana

427.4 426.7 427.1 426.5 267.9 274.3 276.2 274.5 431.9 421.1 419.5 422.6

Iowa

213.8 218.8 218.8 219.0 130.8 133.6 132.9 130.4 253.7 250.7 250.5 249.4

Kansas

181.2 184.2 185.6 185.9 113.6 114.9 112.9 112.9 258.6 258.6 257.3 259.2

Kentucky

251.2 255.8 257.9 256.9 170.1 177.4 177.6 180.3 331.2 325.7 326.2 327.2

Louisiana

273.6 291.2 291.8 292.0 196.1 202.1 202.1 202.2 362.0 360.6 361.2 361.3

Maine

120.0 121.9 122.6 123.4 60.9 62.1 61.2 60.7 101.3 99.4 99.9 98.1

Maryland

403.8 411.1 411.6 413.9 227.2 226.5 227.8 230.1 497.9 499.1 496.8 501.1

Massachusetts

671.7 677.0 676.5 674.1 308.6 309.8 314.9 313.7 437.4 434.4 432.6 432.5

Michigan

625.4 638.3 636.6 637.1 371.7 366.5 366.1 367.0 624.3 616.9 615.0 611.2

Minnesota

461.1 469.5 470.3 472.2 231.4 240.0 236.4 235.3 416.1 411.2 407.5 410.2

Mississippi

134.6 138.9 139.6 139.1 121.1 117.5 118.4 118.5 247.3 247.8 248.0 246.4

Missouri

408.7 412.3 410.5 406.8 270.9 269.6 270.3 268.6 447.1 445.5 444.0 445.3

Montana

64.6 64.3 64.2 64.9 56.7 60.0 59.3 58.3 88.9 90.5 89.4 89.5

Nebraska

136.1 137.5 136.9 137.9 81.1 82.9 80.9 80.7 169.4 167.8 168.2 168.4

Nevada

101.1 106.2 105.8 104.1 310.7 324.6 325.4 320.6 151.3 146.5 145.9 146.0

New Hampshire

110.5 112.3 112.3 111.7 66.0 70.8 70.4 69.8 96.9 96.1 96.3 97.3


New Jersey

610.3 624.2 623.2 623.5 334.2 334.0 336.2 336.1 628.4 623.0 623.0 625.4

New Mexico

122.4 127.2 126.8 126.6 83.8 84.9 85.8 85.2 197.9 197.1 195.7 196.6

New York

1,723.6 1,739.1 1,744.2 1,752.0 742.6 757.7 764.9 754.2 1,484.7 1,484.8 1,479.9 1,482.7

North Carolina

536.9 540.8 543.9 543.9 391.9 402.4 403.4 403.7 694.2 682.3 682.9 684.4

North Dakota

55.3 55.9 56.1 56.2 35.2 35.1 35.7 36.5 80.1 79.1 79.2 79.2

Ohio

849.2 870.9 871.7 873.8 478.6 480.1 477.0 476.6 778.5 768.3 768.7 771.8

Oklahoma

205.0 208.5 209.5 209.3 138.9 144.9 145.1 142.7 334.6 336.6 337.8 340.0

Oregon

229.5 238.1 240.6 238.4 162.3 169.5 168.4 171.1 298.7 292.3 291.6 293.3

Pennsylvania

1,147.7 1,164.9 1,167.4 1,167.6 500.8 515.7 512.8 511.4 751.4 730.3 730.6 731.6

Rhode Island

101.6 103.1 102.5 102.0 50.0 50.1 49.4 49.9 61.0 59.9 59.6 59.6

South Carolina

215.2 217.9 218.3 217.7 209.6 211.3 214.8 216.6 334.1 332.4 332.1 329.8

South Dakota

64.7 66.1 66.0 66.0 43.6 42.2 42.8 44.0 78.8 77.7 77.4 79.2

Tennessee

376.2 382.6 382.2 380.8 261.1 266.0 266.3 264.9 431.8 438.9 439.7 438.8

Texas

1,406.6 1,443.0 1,444.3 1,443.5 1,019.0 1,047.5 1,056.1 1,060.2 1,860.8 1,796.0 1,795.2 1,805.3

Utah

155.4 160.4 159.4 159.6 110.6 113.3 114.3 116.1 215.3 215.3 214.1 214.4

Vermont

59.5 60.4 60.4 60.3 33.3 34.1 34.4 33.7 53.8 53.9 53.9 53.7

Virginia

457.4 463.5 462.2 464.0 331.4 336.7 335.4 338.6 698.9 705.6 707.2 706.0

Washington

378.8 388.3 388.0 389.4 266.3 273.1 277.1 273.7 543.4 535.3 533.8 529.7

West Virginia

121.2 123.8 123.6 125.3 73.5 72.6 73.4 73.7 150.8 149.3 149.0 148.7

Wisconsin

419.9 430.1 429.1 428.1 254.2 259.8 260.0 253.9 419.1 409.6 406.6 408.8

Wyoming(1)

- - - - 32.3 32.4 31.7 32.2 72.2 74.9 74.5 74.4

Puerto Rico

112.8 114.8 115.7 115.6 70.9 69.4 69.3 69.4 260.6 268.1 271.2 269.8

Virgin Islands(1)

- - - - 7.3 7.3 7.5 7.4 13.1 12.2 12.0 12.2

Footnotes
(1) Missing series (denoted by '-') are 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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2010 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes available.


ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
State Total Mining and logging Construction
November December November December November December
2010 2011 2010 2011(p) 2010 2011 2010 2011(p) 2010 2011 2010 2011(p)

Alabama

1,878.4 1,883.1 1,870.6 1,877.5 12.1 12.6 12.3 12.6 85.8 79.5 83.8 80.1

Alaska

317.9 317.4 313.4 313.1 15.8 16.6 15.7 16.3 14.7 14.4 13.4 13.1

Arizona

2,401.9 2,448.2 2,407.7 2,445.2 10.8 11.0 10.9 11.1 111.9 113.1 108.0 111.0

Arkansas

1,178.6 1,184.4 1,172.1 1,179.8 10.5 10.8 10.8 11.0 47.4 47.8 46.5 46.8

California

14,034.8 14,305.6 14,055.1 14,320.1 27.5 28.4 26.3 26.9 562.5 578.2 549.8 571.1


Colorado

2,231.5 2,258.4 2,243.4 2,267.8 25.6 28.7 25.6 29.0 115.6 110.5 111.4 107.0

Connecticut

1,638.8 1,644.5 1,637.6 1,646.1 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 51.0 51.4 49.3 49.8

Delaware(1)

416.8 413.3 416.4 413.5 - - - - 19.9 19.1 19.8 18.7

District of Columbia(1)

717.2 720.2 713.1 720.1 - - - - 10.6 11.2 10.2 10.8

Florida

7,219.6 7,320.1 7,244.3 7,358.9 5.4 5.7 5.5 5.7 334.4 330.0 332.8 331.3


Georgia

3,858.6 3,834.2 3,840.9 3,826.9 9.4 9.0 9.2 8.8 145.4 133.1 140.0 133.7

Hawaii(1)

597.1 601.0 597.4 603.5 - - - - 29.0 28.0 28.9 28.6

Idaho

608.3 614.9 605.0 612.9 3.6 3.8 3.6 3.5 32.6 32.8 30.1 30.2

Illinois

5,685.3 5,737.3 5,663.1 5,715.7 9.6 9.5 9.6 9.4 208.6 210.7 191.0 194.2

Indiana

2,836.1 2,829.7 2,805.8 2,822.5 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 119.6 127.9 109.7 123.1


Iowa

1,496.2 1,509.2 1,482.8 1,495.9 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.0 66.0 66.7 58.1 61.1

Kansas

1,338.9 1,348.5 1,330.1 1,342.5 8.5 9.3 8.6 9.3 55.4 56.1 51.2 53.8

Kentucky

1,797.7 1,817.4 1,791.3 1,823.1 22.9 22.9 22.8 22.5 70.4 64.7 64.3 63.7

Louisiana

1,899.4 1,946.7 1,899.3 1,946.7 52.1 55.6 52.3 56.2 121.6 123.7 121.8 120.6

Maine

599.9 600.9 597.3 597.4 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.8 26.2 25.6 24.5 24.3


Maryland(1)

2,540.3 2,559.4 2,529.3 2,554.0 - - - - 145.0 143.9 143.3 139.5

Massachusetts

3,220.0 3,271.3 3,212.8 3,253.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 109.9 111.4 103.6 106.0

Michigan

3,928.2 3,987.5 3,900.6 3,968.4 7.2 7.8 7.1 7.3 130.2 134.7 121.6 122.6

Minnesota

2,675.5 2,684.4 2,642.6 2,668.1 6.2 6.3 6.1 6.0 88.7 89.6 78.5 78.7

Mississippi

1,098.0 1,107.1 1,099.2 1,101.9 8.8 9.1 8.9 9.0 49.1 47.2 48.7 46.7


Missouri

2,667.6 2,670.0 2,656.5 2,652.6 4.4 4.3 4.1 4.2 107.0 102.7 102.1 97.7

Montana

429.7 434.1 428.5 432.4 8.0 8.2 7.8 8.0 24.2 23.1 20.7 20.9

Nebraska(1)

951.4 965.7 949.4 962.6 - - - - 42.7 43.0 40.5 39.8

Nevada

1,116.6 1,132.7 1,120.7 1,124.2 12.5 12.9 12.4 12.9 57.9 57.9 55.9 54.6

New Hampshire

628.9 637.6 630.6 637.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 22.0 21.4 20.5 21.2


New Jersey

3,889.1 3,919.0 3,877.7 3,914.6 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.5 133.8 135.4 129.4 130.1

New Mexico

803.5 809.8 802.2 809.6 19.0 20.7 18.7 21.1 45.7 39.6 44.1 38.1

New York

8,689.7 8,770.2 8,659.0 8,747.0 5.7 5.6 5.2 5.1 316.3 321.5 292.3 298.2

North Carolina

3,893.6 3,917.2 3,885.9 3,904.8 5.7 5.6 5.7 5.5 175.8 173.4 170.2 170.2

North Dakota

386.8 405.5 385.7 407.7 12.7 17.7 13.0 18.1 22.2 26.2 19.1 24.2


Ohio

5,097.0 5,168.9 5,077.7 5,150.5 11.5 11.7 11.5 11.5 175.9 180.6 159.8 165.0

Oklahoma

1,540.5 1,585.5 1,543.2 1,584.9 45.2 49.7 45.4 50.5 68.0 72.1 68.0 71.0

Oregon

1,622.5 1,642.2 1,616.5 1,634.0 6.8 6.8 6.6 6.5 68.6 72.0 66.6 69.7

Pennsylvania

5,705.4 5,753.5 5,681.5 5,740.3 29.2 34.2 28.7 34.0 226.0 227.1 213.6 219.1

Rhode Island

464.3 465.0 461.6 462.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 16.2 17.2 15.2 16.1


South Carolina

1,815.4 1,838.5 1,816.9 1,834.7 4.0 4.1 4.0 4.1 79.1 75.9 78.9 76.1

South Dakota(1)

405.7 408.5 402.7 408.9 - - - - 22.0 21.5 19.2 19.4

Tennessee(1)

2,652.3 2,680.3 2,644.4 2,675.6 - - - - 109.9 115.4 106.4 113.5

Texas

10,492.2 10,719.4 10,512.9 10,718.0 215.8 258.1 219.1 260.2 580.6 595.5 591.0 584.5

Utah

1,197.5 1,228.2 1,199.1 1,235.4 11.0 11.6 10.8 11.8 67.4 67.0 64.4 66.0


Vermont

301.2 306.5 306.3 310.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 14.0 13.9 12.6 13.1

Virginia

3,666.5 3,687.2 3,644.5 3,680.1 10.6 10.5 10.4 10.4 184.0 183.0 182.8 180.3

Washington

2,798.3 2,854.9 2,790.3 2,830.6 5.9 5.9 5.6 5.7 140.3 140.2 133.2 134.2

West Virginia

758.4 764.8 751.1 761.2 31.0 33.2 31.0 32.4 35.1 35.3 29.3 32.4

Wisconsin

2,767.6 2,771.8 2,747.2 2,749.7 3.1 3.2 2.7 2.8 97.7 89.1 83.7 79.6

Wyoming

281.3 288.9 282.6 289.0 26.3 28.5 26.5 28.9 23.7 24.1 21.9 21.6


Puerto Rico(1)

922.9 927.2 932.4 934.6 - - - - 28.5 30.0 27.9 29.8

Virgin Islands(1)

44.6 42.7 43.8 42.7 - - - - 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

Footnotes
(1) Mining and logging is combined with construction for states with this footnote.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2010 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Manufacturing Trade, transportation, and utilities Information
November December November December November December
2010 2011 2010 2011(p) 2010 2011 2010 2011(p) 2010 2011 2010 2011(p)

Alabama

236.1 238.4 235.0 238.6 364.0 372.6 366.0 370.7 23.8 23.3 23.9 23.3

Alaska

8.7 7.2 6.7 5.2 61.7 62.4 61.8 62.2 6.4 6.5 6.4 6.5

Arizona

147.4 152.5 148.9 152.0 473.9 485.2 480.9 485.0 36.1 36.7 36.2 37.3

Arkansas

160.3 155.3 159.1 155.0 239.2 236.9 239.2 239.5 15.6 15.6 15.6 15.4

California

1,245.5 1,244.8 1,245.7 1,241.2 2,673.8 2,714.0 2,697.3 2,734.6 438.9 462.2 442.5 465.8


Colorado

125.5 125.4 125.1 126.0 401.6 406.6 406.8 411.1 70.9 68.2 70.2 68.1

Connecticut

168.3 167.3 168.6 166.3 295.6 298.3 299.3 304.9 31.7 32.0 31.7 32.1

Delaware

26.3 26.2 26.1 26.1 74.6 73.6 75.3 74.5 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0

District of Columbia

1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1 27.1 26.8 27.3 27.2 18.7 18.5 18.7 18.5

Florida

303.5 308.6 304.4 310.0 1,471.5 1,504.9 1,489.2 1,526.9 136.0 130.2 133.9 130.5


Georgia

345.6 346.1 345.5 346.5 822.5 828.0 825.0 831.6 101.7 97.0 101.5 97.8

Hawaii

13.0 13.1 12.9 13.0 109.4 109.8 110.9 110.9 11.3 10.8 11.4 11.0

Idaho

53.3 55.1 53.3 55.2 122.2 125.8 122.3 126.8 9.5 9.2 9.5 9.2

Illinois

563.8 573.6 563.6 575.8 1,148.5 1,161.8 1,155.4 1,170.0 101.5 97.1 101.0 97.3

Indiana

447.5 453.5 447.8 456.0 548.8 542.7 550.4 547.3 35.1 34.4 35.3 34.5


Iowa

202.2 209.8 200.8 209.4 305.9 310.9 306.3 311.0 28.0 27.0 27.9 27.0

Kansas

159.2 164.8 159.1 165.1 253.4 252.5 256.3 253.4 30.3 27.3 30.3 27.8

Kentucky

212.3 217.1 212.5 218.1 364.1 366.8 366.5 371.8 26.1 26.2 26.1 26.3

Louisiana

139.1 145.5 138.2 145.2 369.8 375.2 373.5 380.4 28.2 28.8 28.3 29.2

Maine

52.0 51.5 51.9 51.6 121.2 122.1 122.2 123.0 9.2 8.7 9.1 8.7


Maryland

114.4 111.6 113.3 111.5 450.7 451.8 454.3 455.7 43.7 44.9 43.7 45.1

Massachusetts

256.6 259.8 256.1 260.8 554.4 562.1 562.5 570.3 85.9 87.9 85.8 87.9

Michigan

485.3 506.8 482.9 510.6 721.7 728.4 724.0 731.5 54.5 54.5 54.0 54.7

Minnesota

296.0 297.8 293.0 296.6 502.6 503.7 502.0 503.7 54.5 53.3 54.3 53.3

Mississippi

134.4 132.5 135.1 133.5 215.4 217.9 217.8 219.2 12.6 12.4 12.6 12.4


Missouri

244.0 254.5 245.6 253.3 516.4 519.1 519.0 519.4 58.0 53.0 57.8 53.6

Montana

16.7 16.4 16.7 16.3 88.4 90.6 88.5 90.7 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4

Nebraska

92.0 94.5 92.9 95.5 201.4 204.7 203.5 206.4 16.8 17.3 16.8 17.3

Nevada

37.0 35.7 36.4 35.6 210.8 211.3 212.6 210.9 12.6 12.5 12.7 12.5

New Hampshire

66.3 65.8 66.2 65.5 134.2 134.2 135.8 136.3 11.4 11.4 11.5 11.4


New Jersey

258.5 249.7 258.3 249.4 822.4 845.4 832.7 851.9 78.9 73.5 78.5 73.6

New Mexico

29.1 29.4 29.0 29.1 135.9 139.5 136.9 142.2 14.5 14.1 14.3 14.1

New York

457.4 452.1 455.0 450.3 1,488.8 1,500.3 1,508.2 1,520.1 253.4 250.6 254.3 250.6

North Carolina

432.2 432.8 433.5 433.6 719.2 730.9 726.5 735.8 69.0 68.1 69.2 68.1

North Dakota

23.7 23.8 23.6 23.9 82.4 88.3 83.9 89.8 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.4


Ohio

626.3 642.1 623.3 641.5 963.5 979.3 970.2 990.1 76.9 78.0 77.3 78.3

Oklahoma

125.4 135.8 126.9 137.6 280.5 285.7 282.5 287.9 24.8 23.9 24.7 23.7

Oregon

166.4 165.0 164.2 163.0 317.8 320.0 321.8 321.8 32.5 33.8 32.7 33.8

Pennsylvania

566.0 573.7 563.5 575.6 1,108.5 1,120.7 1,120.1 1,133.7 92.8 95.2 92.2 95.6

Rhode Island

40.9 40.4 40.9 40.6 75.8 77.2 76.8 77.4 10.5 10.4 10.5 10.4


South Carolina

209.1 220.0 209.6 221.2 350.4 357.8 353.3 359.3 25.4 26.0 25.5 26.0

South Dakota

37.4 38.9 37.3 38.2 81.9 82.9 82.7 83.9 6.6 6.5 6.6 6.5

Tennessee

297.0 302.4 295.2 302.1 566.0 563.8 569.8 564.3 44.8 43.5 45.4 44.1

Texas

813.2 838.1 814.1 839.1 2,084.9 2,141.2 2,116.5 2,163.9 194.5 187.1 194.2 186.4

Utah

112.6 118.5 113.3 118.8 235.6 240.4 237.1 242.5 29.4 30.5 29.2 30.8


Vermont

31.5 31.8 31.9 32.0 57.4 58.3 57.6 59.1 5.3 5.1 5.3 5.1

Virginia

230.1 231.0 230.3 229.1 636.9 641.1 640.7 645.0 77.2 72.0 76.3 72.3

Washington

258.4 271.2 257.3 271.9 524.6 540.3 532.4 539.7 103.5 103.4 103.3 103.2

West Virginia

49.5 49.5 48.9 49.1 137.8 139.3 138.4 139.1 10.8 11.0 10.7 10.8

Wisconsin

436.5 442.2 433.7 443.2 521.2 524.9 523.9 530.0 47.0 47.7 47.0 46.8

Wyoming

8.9 9.1 8.9 8.9 50.8 52.5 51.8 53.2 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9


Puerto Rico

86.0 80.8 85.1 81.6 171.7 165.5 179.9 169.6 18.6 19.5 19.8 20.0

Virgin Islands

2.1 2.0 2.1 2.0 8.2 8.4 8.3 8.5 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2010 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Financial activities Professional and business services Education and health services
November December November December November December
2010 2011 2010 2011(p) 2010 2011 2010 2011(p) 2010 2011 2010 2011(p)

Alabama

91.7 92.1 91.3 92.5 212.2 219.0 209.9 217.7 218.1 216.7 216.1 216.3

Alaska

15.2 14.9 15.4 14.7 25.7 26.3 25.5 25.7 43.0 43.7 42.4 43.8

Arizona

161.6 164.3 162.9 166.4 342.0 344.1 345.7 348.1 352.9 367.0 353.0 365.8

Arkansas

48.7 50.3 49.4 50.6 119.0 121.0 120.3 120.4 169.1 172.4 168.2 171.7

California

758.2 759.3 765.6 763.4 2,113.8 2,173.7 2,124.5 2,188.5 1,824.9 1,874.3 1,828.8 1,872.2


Colorado

141.9 139.3 143.2 139.6 330.3 341.8 329.2 339.2 270.1 277.3 270.7 276.9

Connecticut

135.7 132.2 135.9 131.6 194.5 197.2 193.6 196.8 316.2 320.5 315.0 320.0

Delaware

42.5 42.8 42.1 43.0 55.4 53.5 56.1 53.8 65.8 66.4 65.7 66.7

District of Columbia

26.2 27.2 26.3 27.0 151.5 154.2 150.1 154.3 113.1 113.3 111.0 113.9

Florida

468.1 475.5 469.3 478.0 1,046.9 1,063.5 1,047.6 1,063.2 1,091.3 1,125.7 1,098.5 1,126.4


Georgia

202.7 193.7 202.1 192.7 533.4 546.2 530.1 543.2 494.0 500.8 493.9 500.4

Hawaii

27.0 27.5 27.1 27.3 72.6 75.2 73.2 74.9 77.0 79.3 77.5 79.4

Idaho

28.9 29.0 29.1 29.0 73.4 73.1 72.1 73.4 86.0 86.8 86.6 87.5

Illinois

358.7 355.8 359.8 356.7 813.0 838.3 812.3 832.7 851.4 867.0 847.6 864.3

Indiana

129.9 131.2 130.0 131.5 291.5 288.3 285.4 287.2 434.6 433.0 433.5 432.4


Iowa

101.2 99.1 101.8 99.5 126.2 125.7 122.1 123.2 218.7 223.8 218.4 223.6

Kansas

70.4 67.6 70.2 66.7 144.6 154.1 143.9 152.1 184.0 187.3 182.3 187.0

Kentucky

86.5 82.8 85.8 82.9 185.6 199.3 189.4 202.3 253.0 258.9 252.4 258.1

Louisiana

92.9 97.9 92.9 97.8 193.2 195.9 192.6 196.1 275.2 293.4 274.2 292.6

Maine

31.1 32.0 31.1 32.2 56.7 56.5 55.5 54.9 120.7 123.8 120.8 124.2


Maryland

141.8 141.2 141.6 141.0 390.3 399.7 388.0 394.8 406.7 414.1 404.6 414.6

Massachusetts

205.3 207.4 206.7 208.4 463.8 486.1 460.8 476.8 681.7 686.9 680.5 682.8

Michigan

186.5 187.4 186.7 188.7 533.7 559.4 524.3 555.5 632.6 645.4 630.7 642.6

Minnesota

169.8 170.9 169.6 171.6 323.4 327.8 318.3 328.4 466.2 474.6 462.9 473.9

Mississippi

44.5 44.8 44.7 45.4 95.4 101.6 95.2 98.9 134.6 140.3 135.3 139.8


Missouri

163.0 159.8 164.5 161.1 318.9 326.3 315.8 323.0 411.3 413.2 411.9 410.1

Montana

21.1 20.7 21.4 20.9 38.7 39.7 38.7 38.9 64.9 64.7 64.9 65.2

Nebraska

68.3 68.4 68.1 68.5 103.2 111.5 103.7 110.2 137.6 138.4 137.1 138.9

Nevada

51.2 46.8 51.2 47.7 137.2 142.5 139.3 141.6 101.2 106.2 101.7 104.7

New Hampshire

35.4 35.4 35.4 35.1 66.1 69.0 66.2 68.1 111.8 113.6 111.0 112.2


New Jersey

256.9 255.9 256.3 257.3 589.9 602.9 583.7 597.9 616.7 629.6 615.4 628.7

New Mexico

32.1 35.1 32.2 35.0 92.5 92.5 92.0 92.0 122.1 128.3 123.6 127.9

New York

670.7 677.5 669.9 673.8 1,122.7 1,157.3 1,118.4 1,156.0 1,762.2 1,787.8 1,754.5 1,784.5

North Carolina

200.8 200.6 201.9 200.9 491.3 499.6 491.6 495.6 541.6 548.6 539.6 546.7

North Dakota

20.5 20.4 20.6 20.6 28.7 31.4 28.6 32.0 55.3 56.1 55.4 56.3


Ohio

270.6 273.6 272.2 273.5 636.2 650.5 629.9 639.7 861.7 885.1 859.5 884.3

Oklahoma

80.2 81.1 80.7 81.1 171.6 177.7 171.0 177.2 206.2 211.4 206.2 210.5

Oregon

92.9 93.0 92.5 93.5 182.5 185.0 183.8 185.2 233.6 244.2 233.0 242.1

Pennsylvania

312.2 312.8 313.3 311.8 693.4 697.6 689.8 695.0 1,167.7 1,188.6 1,159.5 1,179.9

Rhode Island

30.3 29.7 30.2 30.1 54.1 55.2 53.2 54.7 103.7 104.8 103.5 103.9


South Carolina

97.3 97.5 97.5 97.2 222.0 225.0 225.5 224.2 215.3 219.2 216.3 218.8

South Dakota

28.0 27.8 28.2 28.7 26.8 28.7 27.4 28.9 65.3 66.6 65.5 66.8

Tennessee

137.5 138.9 137.6 138.2 315.9 318.4 317.2 323.8 380.5 385.3 378.8 383.6

Texas

622.9 639.8 623.7 641.9 1,302.4 1,355.0 1,292.7 1,345.7 1,417.0 1,452.3 1,411.5 1,448.4

Utah

67.6 68.0 68.2 68.6 156.3 166.7 156.5 167.5 158.3 162.6 158.7 163.0


Vermont

12.3 12.1 12.5 12.1 23.5 25.8 23.5 25.5 60.4 61.2 60.1 60.9

Virginia

177.3 179.3 176.2 178.8 664.0 667.8 652.7 667.1 465.0 470.3 464.0 470.4

Washington

136.4 136.4 136.4 136.1 333.7 348.4 330.3 343.3 380.3 391.7 381.3 392.0

West Virginia

28.1 27.7 28.2 28.0 61.7 63.8 61.8 64.1 122.8 125.2 121.7 125.7

Wisconsin

155.4 152.0 155.1 152.0 272.7 270.8 268.3 264.0 420.1 431.8 422.5 430.7

Wyoming

10.8 10.8 10.9 10.8 17.1 18.1 17.0 17.7 26.7 26.4 26.7 26.5


Puerto Rico

44.3 45.5 44.6 45.4 108.7 109.4 109.8 112.0 115.4 118.1 116.2 119.1

Virgin Islands

2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2010 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Leisure and hospitality Other services Government
November December November December November December
2010 2011 2010 2011(p) 2010 2011 2010 2011(p) 2010 2011 2010 2011(p)

Alabama

168.1 168.6 165.9 166.1 79.5 81.5 79.4 80.8 387.0 378.8 387.0 378.8

Alaska

28.9 29.3 29.0 29.2 11.6 11.0 11.2 11.2 86.2 85.1 85.9 85.2

Arizona

252.8 258.9 255.0 261.4 87.3 86.4 85.7 85.2 425.2 429.0 420.5 421.9

Arkansas

102.2 103.9 99.9 101.3 45.6 45.6 42.8 44.6 221.0 224.8 220.3 223.5

California

1,492.6 1,529.6 1,503.7 1,530.6 483.3 482.6 481.1 479.8 2,413.8 2,458.5 2,389.8 2,446.0


Colorado

257.6 267.9 270.9 281.6 92.3 93.2 93.1 92.2 400.1 399.5 397.2 397.1

Connecticut

134.5 134.8 133.0 134.4 60.4 60.4 61.1 60.6 250.3 249.8 249.5 249.1

Delaware

40.9 42.0 40.1 41.1 19.9 19.6 19.9 20.0 65.5 64.1 65.3 63.6

District of Columbia

59.5 60.8 59.0 60.2 64.2 64.2 63.2 63.9 245.1 242.9 246.1 243.2

Florida

920.5 949.4 930.6 961.1 312.3 308.5 310.6 312.1 1,129.7 1,118.1 1,121.9 1,113.7


Georgia

373.9 374.4 369.1 368.3 154.2 152.5 152.5 151.5 675.8 653.4 672.0 652.4

Hawaii

100.7 103.6 101.7 104.0 26.7 26.7 26.5 26.8 130.4 127.0 127.3 127.6

Idaho

57.0 58.3 57.4 58.4 21.1 21.4 21.1 21.2 120.7 119.6 119.9 118.5

Illinois

511.0 516.2 508.8 512.2 251.9 249.8 252.9 251.0 867.3 857.5 861.1 852.1

Indiana

269.3 272.1 261.7 268.2 105.8 105.3 105.6 105.2 447.3 434.6 439.7 430.4


Iowa

127.6 130.4 128.5 128.2 56.6 55.7 56.8 55.3 261.5 257.9 260.0 255.6

Kansas

113.1 112.3 111.4 110.7 51.7 51.5 51.9 51.3 268.3 265.7 264.9 265.3

Kentucky

169.9 177.0 166.3 176.4 71.4 70.9 71.2 71.0 335.5 330.8 334.0 330.0

Louisiana

194.4 200.1 194.5 200.5 66.5 64.7 66.4 64.3 366.4 365.9 364.6 363.8

Maine

54.1 54.3 53.8 53.6 20.0 19.6 19.9 19.5 105.9 104.0 105.8 102.6


Maryland

222.4 222.0 218.9 221.5 114.7 120.3 114.4 120.0 510.6 509.9 507.2 510.3

Massachusetts

298.8 305.8 293.9 298.6 116.3 120.9 116.2 119.8 446.1 441.9 445.6 440.8

Michigan

361.0 356.7 360.4 355.8 167.6 170.0 166.4 170.0 647.9 636.4 642.5 629.1

Minnesota

223.9 228.7 222.3 226.0 114.8 114.7 114.6 115.0 429.4 417.0 421.0 414.9

Mississippi

119.9 117.5 118.2 115.7 34.3 34.1 34.8 34.3 249.0 249.7 247.9 247.0


Missouri

269.0 266.5 262.2 259.8 117.2 115.7 117.2 115.9 458.4 454.9 456.3 454.5

Montana

52.3 55.7 55.5 57.0 17.1 16.5 16.9 16.5 90.9 91.1 90.0 90.6

Nebraska

80.6 80.1 79.2 78.9 37.3 37.0 36.9 37.4 171.5 170.8 170.7 169.7

Nevada

306.8 322.4 309.5 319.3 34.1 34.7 33.6 34.5 155.3 149.8 155.4 149.9

New Hampshire

59.3 64.7 62.4 66.2 20.8 20.9 20.2 20.1 100.7 100.3 100.6 101.0


New Jersey

326.3 326.6 323.5 325.2 160.3 161.9 158.6 162.2 644.0 636.6 639.9 636.8

New Mexico

81.9 83.7 82.5 83.9 28.0 27.9 28.8 27.4 202.7 199.0 200.1 198.8

New York

730.1 751.5 726.3 737.8 370.4 363.2 367.0 364.8 1,512.0 1,502.8 1,507.9 1,505.8

North Carolina

386.0 396.8 380.9 392.3 156.5 155.5 155.2 154.6 715.5 705.3 711.6 701.5

North Dakota

34.9 35.4 34.6 35.9 16.2 16.9 16.6 17.4 82.9 82.0 83.1 82.1


Ohio

466.3 465.3 465.8 463.7 210.9 214.2 214.4 216.0 797.2 788.5 793.8 786.9

Oklahoma

136.6 144.3 137.4 141.1 60.3 58.6 59.5 58.0 341.7 345.2 340.9 346.3

Oregon

158.3 165.9 157.9 166.4 57.4 58.0 56.7 56.9 305.7 298.5 300.7 295.1

Pennsylvania

484.5 495.7 484.3 494.6 251.1 255.3 250.3 255.0 774.0 752.6 766.2 746.0

Rhode Island

48.6 47.7 47.0 46.8 22.0 21.6 22.1 21.3 62.0 60.6 62.0 60.6


South Carolina

202.7 208.0 197.8 204.5 68.7 67.9 68.0 69.0 341.4 337.1 340.5 334.3

South Dakota

42.2 41.5 41.0 41.3 15.6 15.7 15.6 15.7 79.9 78.4 79.2 79.5

Tennessee

261.1 264.5 257.2 261.0 100.6 101.7 99.6 100.8 439.0 446.4 437.2 444.2

Texas

1,001.4 1,042.5 1,003.5 1,044.4 362.8 377.0 363.0 376.0 1,896.7 1,832.8 1,883.6 1,827.5

Utah

105.8 110.1 109.4 114.8 34.0 34.8 33.8 34.7 219.5 218.0 217.7 216.9


Vermont

29.1 30.6 35.6 36.1 9.7 10.0 10.0 9.9 57.2 56.9 56.4 56.3

Virginia

325.0 326.4 318.3 324.8 185.4 185.7 182.9 184.7 711.0 720.1 709.9 717.2

Washington

259.0 270.4 260.3 267.5 102.8 102.9 102.0 102.5 553.4 544.1 548.2 534.5

West Virginia

72.8 72.5 72.2 72.4 54.9 55.3 55.1 55.5 153.9 152.0 153.8 151.7

Wisconsin

242.0 248.2 242.0 241.4 138.9 141.4 140.0 141.5 433.0 420.5 428.3 417.7

Wyoming

28.1 27.9 30.0 29.9 11.5 11.8 11.4 11.7 73.5 75.8 73.6 75.9


Puerto Rico

71.1 69.4 71.6 70.1 15.8 15.7 15.8 16.1 262.8 273.3 261.7 270.9

Virgin Islands

7.3 7.4 7.4 7.5 2.6 1.9 2.1 1.8 13.4 12.1 12.9 12.0

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2010 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes available.


Last Modified Date: January 24, 2012
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