Economic News Release

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release


For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Tuesday, January 25, 2011                USDL-11-0083

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   REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- DECEMBER 2010


Regional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed in 
December. Twenty states recorded unemployment rate increases, 15 states
and the District of Columbia registered rate decreases, and 15 states 
had no rate change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia posted unemployment rate 
decreases from a year earlier, 16 states reported increases, and 3 states 
had no change. The national jobless rate fell by 0.4 percentage point 
between November and December to 9.4 percent, 0.5 point lower than in 
December 2009.

In December 2010, nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 35 states and the 
District of Columbia and increased in 15 states. The largest over-the-
month employment decreases were in New York (-22,800), Minnesota (-22,400), 
Florida (-17,900), and Georgia (-17,500). The largest over-the-month per-
centage decreases in employment occurred in Minnesota (-0.8 percent), 
Alabama and Hawaii (-0.7 percent each), and Delaware and Georgia 
(-0.5 percent each). The largest over-the-month increases in employment 
occurred in Texas (+20,000) and South Carolina (+9,000). The largest over-
the-month percentage increases in employment were in Idaho (+0.6 percent), 
Montana and South Carolina (+0.5 percent each), and Alaska (+0.4 percent). 
Over the year, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 42 states and the 
District of Columbia and decreased in 8 states. The largest over-the-year 
percentage increase in employment was reported in the District of Columbia 
(+3.2 percent), followed by Texas (+2.3 percent), New Hampshire (+2.1 per-
cent), North Dakota (+1.7 percent), and Massachusetts (+1.5 percent). The 
largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Nevada 
(-1.5 percent), followed by New Jersey (-0.8 percent), Missouri (-0.6 per-
cent), and Rhode Island (-0.5 percent).

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

The West reported the highest regional unemployment rate in December, 10.9 
percent, while the Northeast recorded the lowest rate, 8.4 percent. The 
Midwest was the only region to experience a statistically significant over-
the-month unemployment rate change (-0.3 percentage point). Two of the 4 
regions registered significant rate changes from a year earlier: the Midwest 
(-1.1 percentage points) and Northeast (-0.6 point). (See table 1.)

Among the nine geographic divisions, the Pacific continued to report the 
highest jobless rate, 11.6 percent in December. The West North Central 
again registered the lowest rate, 7.1 percent. The East North Central was 
the only division with a statistically significant over-the-month unemploy-
ment rate change (-0.4 percentage point). Over the year, four divisions 
posted measurable rate decreases: the East North Central (-1.6 percentage 
points), East South Central (-1.1 points), New England (-0.7 point), and 
Middle Atlantic (-0.6 point). The Mountain division experienced the only 
significant unemployment rate increase from a year earlier (+0.7 percent-
age point).

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Nevada continued to register the highest unemployment rate among the states, 
14.5 percent in December. The states with the next highest rates were Cali-
fornia, 12.5 percent, and Florida, 12.0 percent. The Nevada rate was the 
highest in its series. (All region, division, and state series begin in 1976.) 
North Dakota reported the lowest jobless rate, 3.8 percent, followed by 
Nebraska and South Dakota, 4.4 and 4.6 percent, respectively. In total 25 
states posted jobless rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 9.4 
percent, 8 states recorded measurably higher rates, and 17 states and the 
District of Columbia had rates that were not appreciably different from that 
of the nation. (See tables A and 3.)

In December four states posted measurable over-the-month unemployment rate 
decreases: Michigan (-0.7 percentage point) and Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa 
(-0.3 point each). Two states experienced statistically significant rate 
increases from November--Georgia (+0.2 percentage point) and South Dakota 
(+0.1 point). The remaining 44 states and the District of Columbia regis-
tered 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.

Thirteen states reported statistically significant over-the-year jobless 
rate decreases in December, the largest of which was in Michigan (-2.8 per-
centage points). The District of Columbia also posted a significant over-
the-year rate decrease (-2.2 percentage points). Colorado and Utah recorded 
the only significant unemployment rate increases from December 2009 (+1.5 and 
+0.9 percentage point(s), respectively). The remaining 35 states registered 
unemployment rates that were not appreciably different from those of a year 
earlier. (See table B.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Between November and December 2010, 10 states recorded statistically significant 
changes in employment. The largest over-the-month statistically significant 
job losses occurred in New York (-22,800) and Minnesota (-22,400). The only 
over-the-month statistically significant job gains occurred in South Carolina 
(+9,000) and Idaho (+3,500). (See tables C and 5.) 

Over the year, 16 states and the District of Columbia reported statistically 
significant employment increases, while only 1 state experienced a statistically
significant decline in employment. The largest statistically significant 
over-the-year employment increases were posted in Texas (+230,800), 
Pennsylvania (+65,600), Illinois (+46,300), and Massachusetts (+45,600).
The only over-the-year statistically significant decrease in employment occurred
in New Jersey (-30,700). (See table D.)

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for December 2010 
is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. (EST).
The Regional and State Unemployment 2010 Annual Averages news release is 
scheduled to be released on Friday, February 25, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. (EST). The 
Regional and State Employment and Unemployment news release for January 2011 is 
scheduled to be released on Thursday, March 10, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. (EST).

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   |   Upcoming Changes to Local Area Unemployment Statistics Data    |
   |                                                                  |
   |Effective with the release of 2010 annual average estimates on    |
   |February 25, 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 apply to tables 1 and 3  |
   |as well. Both not seasonally adjusted and smoothed seasonally     |
   |adjusted data are subject to revision back to 2006. The new       |
   |population controls will reflect the annual updating of population|
   |estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau, but will not yet reflect     |
   |results from Census 2010.					      |
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   |      Upcoming Changes to Current Employment Statistics Data      |
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   |Effective with the release of January 2011 estimates, all nonfarm |
   |payroll employment estimates for states and areas presented in    |
   |tables 5 and 6 of this news release will be adjusted to 2010      |
   |benchmark levels.  Seasonally adjusted series will be subject to  |
   |revision from 1990 forward.  Not seasonally adjusted payroll data |
   |back to April 2009 will also be subject to revision.	      |
   |								      |
   |Also with the release of January 2011 estimates, data in table 5  |
   |will incorporate an improved seasonal adjustment process. The     |
   |seasonal adjustment will utilize calendar effect treatments       |
   |designed to correct for variations in the number of weeks between |
   |reference periods in any given pair of months. For more 	      |
   |information on the presence and treatment of calendar effects in  |
   |CES data, see www.bls.gov/ore/pdf/st960190.pdf.                   |
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Table A.  States with unemployment rates significantly differ-
ent from that of the U.S., December 2010, seasonally adjusted 
--------------------------------------------------------------
                State                |          Rate(p)       
--------------------------------------------------------------
United States (1) ...................|           9.4          
                                     |                        
Alaska ..............................|           8.1          
Arkansas ............................|           7.9          
California ..........................|          12.5          
Delaware ............................|           8.5          
Florida .............................|          12.0          
Georgia .............................|          10.2          
Hawaii ..............................|           6.4          
Iowa ................................|           6.3          
Kansas ..............................|           6.8          
Louisiana ...........................|           8.0          
                                     |                        
Maine ...............................|           7.3          
Maryland ............................|           7.4          
Massachusetts .......................|           8.2          
Michigan ............................|          11.7          
Minnesota ...........................|           7.0          
Montana .............................|           7.2          
Nebraska ............................|           4.4          
Nevada ..............................|          14.5          
New Hampshire .......................|           5.5          
New York ............................|           8.2          
                                     |                        
North Dakota ........................|           3.8          
Oklahoma ............................|           6.8          
Oregon ..............................|          10.6          
Pennsylvania ........................|           8.5          
Rhode Island ........................|          11.5          
South Carolina ......................|          10.7          
South Dakota ........................|           4.6          
Texas ...............................|           8.3          
Utah ................................|           7.5          
Vermont .............................|           5.8          
                                     |                        
Virginia ............................|           6.7          
Wisconsin ...........................|           7.5          
Wyoming .............................|           6.4          
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1 Data are not preliminary.
p = preliminary.



Table B.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from December 2009 to December 2010, seasonally adjusted                 
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                                |          Rate         |                
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-year  
             State              |  December |  December | rate change(p) 
                                |    2009   |  2010(p)  |                
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Alabama ........................|    10.9   |     9.1   |      -1.8
Colorado .......................|     7.3   |     8.8   |       1.5
District of Columbia ...........|    11.9   |     9.7   |      -2.2
Illinois .......................|    11.0   |     9.3   |      -1.7
Massachusetts ..................|     9.3   |     8.2   |      -1.1
Michigan .......................|    14.5   |    11.7   |      -2.8
New Hampshire ..................|     6.9   |     5.5   |      -1.4
New York .......................|     8.9   |     8.2   |       -.7
North Carolina .................|    10.9   |     9.8   |      -1.1
Ohio ...........................|    10.8   |     9.6   |      -1.2
                                |           |           |          
South Carolina .................|    12.4   |    10.7   |      -1.7
Tennessee ......................|    10.7   |     9.4   |      -1.3
Utah ...........................|     6.6   |     7.5   |        .9
Vermont ........................|     6.7   |     5.8   |       -.9
Wisconsin ......................|     8.5   |     7.5   |      -1.0
Wyoming ........................|     7.5   |     6.4   |      -1.1
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p = preliminary.



Table C.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
November 2010 to December 2010, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   November  |   December  | Over-the-month
           State              |     2010    |     2010(p) |    change(p)  
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Alabama.......................|   1,870,800 |   1,857,600 |     -13,200   
Delaware......................|     412,800 |     410,700 |      -2,100   
Georgia.......................|   3,822,700 |   3,805,200 |     -17,500   
Hawaii........................|     593,700 |     589,800 |      -3,900   
Idaho.........................|     603,400 |     606,900 |       3,500   
Iowa..........................|   1,480,700 |   1,474,200 |      -6,500   
Minnesota.....................|   2,672,100 |   2,649,700 |     -22,400   
New Jersey....................|   3,844,300 |   3,828,000 |     -16,300   
New York......................|   8,520,700 |   8,497,900 |     -22,800   
South Carolina................|   1,819,400 |   1,828,400 |       9,000   
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p = preliminary.



Table D.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
December 2009 to December 2010, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   December  |   December  | Over-the-year 
           State              |     2009    |     2010(p) |    change(p)  
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Arizona.......................|   2,385,900 |   2,419,600 |      33,700   
District of Columbia..........|     701,300 |     723,600 |      22,300   
Illinois......................|   5,558,200 |   5,604,500 |      46,300   
Iowa..........................|   1,458,800 |   1,474,200 |      15,400   
Louisiana.....................|   1,879,800 |   1,906,300 |      26,500   
Massachusetts.................|   3,137,600 |   3,183,200 |      45,600   
Minnesota.....................|   2,620,200 |   2,649,700 |      29,500   
New Hampshire.................|     625,100 |     638,200 |      13,100   
New Jersey....................|   3,858,700 |   3,828,000 |     -30,700   
North Dakota..................|     366,600 |     373,000 |       6,400   
                              |             |             |               
Oklahoma......................|   1,519,100 |   1,541,000 |      21,900   
Pennsylvania..................|   5,554,200 |   5,619,800 |      65,600   
Tennessee.....................|   2,586,900 |   2,611,300 |      24,400   
Texas.........................|  10,218,900 |  10,449,700 |     230,800   
Virginia......................|   3,602,600 |   3,637,200 |      34,600   
Washington....................|   2,775,100 |   2,809,100 |      34,000   
West Virginia.................|     732,700 |     740,900 |       8,200   
Wisconsin.....................|   2,698,400 |   2,731,000 |      32,600   
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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
Statistics (BLS) by the U.S. Census Bureau. The LAUS program measures
employment 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
dispute, 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
layoff expecting recall need not be looking for work to be counted as
unemployed. 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-Glendale metropolitan division and the balance of
California. Similarly, estimates 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 divisions 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 seasonally adjusted) are revised near the
beginning of each calendar year, prior to or coincident with the release
of January estimates.
  
  Seasonal adjustment. The LAUS program introduced smoothed-seasonally-
adjusted (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 pro-
duced. The estimates 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.

  Seasonally-adjusted labor force estimates from January 1976 through
December 2009 were replaced with the SSA estimates for all four census
regions, nine census divisions, all States, the District of Columbia,
New York City, the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metropolitan
division, and the respective balances of New York and California.
Seasonally-adjusted estimates for 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 the respective balances of Ohio, Michigan,
Illinois, Florida, and Washington were also replaced from January 1983
through December 2009. For more information about the smoothing
technique and the reasons behind the change, 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 residence; those appearing on more than
one payroll are counted on each payroll. Industries are classified on
the basis of their principal activity in accordance with the 2007
version of the North American Industry Classification System.
  
  Method of estimation. The employment data are estimated using a
"link relative" technique in which a ratio (link relative) of current-
month 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-domain 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 employment for the new benchmark
month. Thus, the benchmarking process establishes the level of
employment, and the sample is used to measure the month-to-month changes
in the level for the subsequent months.
  
  Seasonal adjustment. Payroll employment data are seasonally adjusted
at the statewide supersector level. In some states, the seasonally
adjusted payroll employment total is computed by aggregating the
independently adjusted supersector series. In other states, the
seasonally adjusted payroll employment total is independently adjusted.
Revisions of historical data for the most recent 5 years are made once a
year, coincident with annual benchmark adjustments.
  
  Caution on aggregating state data. State estimation procedures are
designed to produce accurate data for each individual state. BLS
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 volatile error structure.
  
Reliability of the estimates
  
  The estimates presented in this release are based on sample surveys,
administrative data, and modeling and, thus, are subject to sampling and
other types of errors. Sampling error is a measure of sampling
variability--that is, variation that occurs by chance because a sample
rather than the entire population is surveyed. Survey data also are
subject to nonsampling errors, such as those which can be introduced
into the data collection and processing operations. Estimates not
directly derived from sample surveys are subject to additional errors
resulting from the specific estimation processes used. The sums of
individual items may not always equal the totals shown in the same
tables because of rounding. Unemployment 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
improvements 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 significance. The
remainder of the analysis in the release takes statistical significance
into consideration.
  
  Labor force and unemployment estimates. Model-based error measures for
both seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data and for over-
the-month 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 mag-
nitude of the current year over-the-month change in a state unemployment
rate that is required in order to be statistically significant at the
90-percent confidence level is just over 0.2 percentage point. The aver-
age amount of the current over-the-year change in a state unemployment
rate to be considered statistically significant is between 0.8 and 0.9
percentage 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 employment levels are statis-
tically significant. Information on recent benchmark revisions 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 over 300 metro-
politan 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 all states, metropolitan areas, labor market areas, counties,
cities with a population of 25,000 or more, and other areas used in 
the administration of various federal economic assistance programs are
available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/lau/. Employment data from
the CES program are available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/sae/.

  Information in this release will be made available to sensory
impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200;
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LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA


Table 1.  Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, seasonally adjusted (1)

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
 Census region and                                                                                                              
      division                                                          Number                      Percent of labor force      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       Dec.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.     Dec.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.     Dec.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.  
                       2009     2010     2010     2010     2009     2010     2010     2010     2009     2010     2010     2010  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,288.5 28,261.4 28,257.4 28,242.4  2,558.3  2,405.4  2,388.2  2,373.6    9.0      8.5      8.5      8.4  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,735.2  7,735.4  7,754.0  7,773.2    689.1    632.1    632.2    634.8    8.9      8.2      8.2      8.2  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,553.3 20,526.0 20,503.4 20,469.2  1,869.2  1,773.2  1,756.0  1,738.8    9.1      8.6      8.6      8.5  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 54,902.4 55,096.9 55,190.9 55,268.1  5,219.8  5,045.5  5,104.4  5,125.2    9.5      9.2      9.2      9.3  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,241.0 29,174.1 29,199.0 29,236.4  2,962.7  2,857.6  2,883.3  2,892.9   10.1      9.8      9.9      9.9  
  East South Central  8,403.2  8,573.4  8,598.6  8,609.4    895.9    810.0    823.4    829.6   10.7      9.4      9.6      9.6  
  West South Central 17,258.2 17,349.4 17,393.3 17,422.2  1,361.2  1,377.8  1,397.7  1,402.8    7.9      7.9      8.0      8.1  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,407.8 34,411.8 34,446.9 34,463.4  3,417.9  3,179.3  3,135.6  3,046.3    9.9      9.2      9.1      8.8  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,463.2 23,522.6 23,541.8 23,543.0  2,620.0  2,400.9  2,353.8  2,268.8   11.2     10.2     10.0      9.6  
  West North Central 10,944.7 10,889.2 10,905.1 10,920.3    797.9    778.4    781.8    777.5    7.3      7.1      7.2      7.1  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,515.7 35,760.8 35,789.3 35,750.8  3,779.8  3,878.6  3,898.3  3,904.9   10.6     10.8     10.9     10.9  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 10,990.6 11,028.5 11,031.8 11,022.2    942.8  1,023.1  1,026.4  1,028.8    8.6      9.3      9.3      9.3  
  Pacific........... 24,525.1 24,732.3 24,757.5 24,728.6  2,837.0  2,855.5  2,871.8  2,876.1   11.6     11.5     11.6     11.6  

   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    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2009     2010     2009     2010     2009     2010     2009     2010     2009     2010     2009     2010  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,304.2 28,202.7 28,181.7 28,118.4  2,430.1  2,327.8  2,499.9  2,288.0    8.6      8.3      8.9      8.1  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,737.5  7,759.6  7,697.7  7,749.1    650.4    622.0    671.7    617.5    8.4      8.0      8.7      8.0  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,566.7 20,443.0 20,484.0 20,369.3  1,779.8  1,705.8  1,828.2  1,670.6    8.7      8.3      8.9      8.2  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 54,984.6 55,232.0 54,707.1 55,128.6  5,033.3  5,116.5  5,128.7  4,985.3    9.2      9.3      9.4      9.0  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,258.3 29,177.4 29,097.7 29,154.4  2,876.0  2,906.9  2,922.4  2,833.4    9.8     10.0     10.0      9.7  
  East South Central  8,439.6  8,607.1  8,401.0  8,595.5    855.4    818.4    882.7    804.5   10.1      9.5     10.5      9.4  
  West South Central 17,286.8 17,447.5 17,208.5 17,378.7  1,301.9  1,391.2  1,323.6  1,347.3    7.5      8.0      7.7      7.8  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,482.9 34,447.6 34,222.7 34,298.2  3,255.1  2,959.6  3,358.2  2,884.9    9.4      8.6      9.8      8.4  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,529.2 23,543.6 23,354.8 23,430.0  2,496.7  2,213.7  2,580.1  2,133.9   10.6      9.4     11.0      9.1  
  West North Central 10,953.7 10,903.9 10,867.9 10,868.3    758.5    745.9    778.1    750.9    6.9      6.8      7.2      6.9  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,599.9 35,815.4 35,411.8 35,611.0  3,668.3  3,878.5  3,733.9  3,838.7   10.3     10.8     10.5     10.8  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,021.3 11,034.6 10,957.6 10,985.4    909.9  1,012.3    930.3  1,011.5    8.3      9.2      8.5      9.2  
  Pacific........... 24,578.7 24,780.7 24,454.2 24,625.7  2,758.4  2,866.2  2,803.7  2,827.2   11.2     11.6     11.5     11.5  

   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.
                           2009      2010      2010     2010p      2009      2010      2010     2010p    2009  2010  2010 2010p
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama................   2,057.7   2,126.1   2,132.1   2,132.1    224.2     189.3     192.3     194.7   10.9   8.9   9.0   9.1
Alaska.................     362.3     362.8     363.1     363.3     31.0      28.7      29.1      29.3    8.6   7.9   8.0   8.1
Arizona................   3,135.5   3,183.3   3,181.1   3,172.0    287.0     302.7     299.3     296.8    9.2   9.5   9.4   9.4
Arkansas...............   1,375.9   1,344.6   1,350.8   1,358.2    104.5     104.8     106.5     107.8    7.6   7.8   7.9   7.9
California.............  18,101.6  18,228.1  18,237.0  18,214.8  2,233.9   2,256.4   2,265.7   2,269.3   12.3  12.4  12.4  12.5
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                             
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,838.4   4,883.2   4,889.5   4,893.8    596.4     615.7     627.1     635.2   12.3  12.6  12.8  13.0
Colorado...............   2,644.6   2,659.3   2,663.9   2,665.2    191.9     223.0     230.0     233.3    7.3   8.4   8.6   8.8
Connecticut............   1,890.3   1,893.1   1,895.5   1,897.6    165.9     172.4     169.9     169.9    8.8   9.1   9.0   9.0
Delaware...............     428.5     422.2     422.5     422.6     37.6      35.0      35.6      35.9    8.8   8.3   8.4   8.5
District of Columbia...     332.9     330.9     331.5     332.3     39.5      32.1      32.5      32.2   11.9   9.7   9.8   9.7
Florida................   9,212.3   9,234.4   9,237.7   9,245.4  1,079.0   1,097.8   1,110.7   1,108.3   11.7  11.9  12.0  12.0
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1)........   1,256.1   1,287.5   1,293.7   1,300.7    145.5     167.3     172.4     177.2   11.6  13.0  13.3  13.6
                                                                                                                               
Georgia................   4,699.0   4,658.9   4,663.9   4,672.5    482.2     457.5     468.2     478.8   10.3   9.8  10.0  10.2
Hawaii.................     633.6     632.8     632.9     633.6     43.3      40.7      40.7      40.3    6.8   6.4   6.4   6.4
Idaho..................     751.2     755.9     756.4     756.0     68.3      69.0      70.7      71.9    9.1   9.1   9.4   9.5
Illinois...............   6,591.3   6,641.1   6,666.2   6,687.5    725.3     648.7     640.6     620.6   11.0   9.8   9.6   9.3
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                              
    Naperville (1).....   4,076.4   4,094.7   4,117.7   4,127.0    453.4     397.7     393.6     382.7   11.1   9.7   9.6   9.3
Indiana................   3,105.9   3,116.2   3,120.8   3,127.6    300.8     309.6     305.4     296.7    9.7   9.9   9.8   9.5
Iowa...................   1,677.4   1,673.4   1,674.0   1,675.8    109.8     111.8     110.0     106.0    6.5   6.7   6.6   6.3
Kansas.................   1,515.4   1,494.3   1,499.5   1,502.4     99.2     100.6     102.3     102.6    6.5   6.7   6.8   6.8
Kentucky...............   2,067.9   2,083.6   2,088.4   2,091.2    219.7     208.9     212.5     214.5   10.6  10.0  10.2  10.3
Louisiana..............   2,068.0   2,113.2   2,112.3   2,104.6    151.5     170.4     172.5     168.0    7.3   8.1   8.2   8.0
Maine..................     704.5     694.6     696.3     697.9     57.0      51.1      50.8      51.2    8.1   7.4   7.3   7.3
                                                                                                                               
Maryland...............   2,955.8   2,963.3   2,971.6   2,977.9    217.3     217.9     218.8     219.0    7.4   7.4   7.4   7.4
Massachusetts..........   3,469.1   3,480.0   3,489.0   3,498.0    322.5     282.8     285.5     288.3    9.3   8.1   8.2   8.2
Michigan...............   4,836.1   4,818.4   4,800.0   4,763.1    699.7     618.7     596.7     555.3   14.5  12.8  12.4  11.7
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Livonia (2)........   2,082.7   2,093.7   2,089.0   2,067.7    334.2     288.6     281.2     262.3   16.0  13.8  13.5  12.7
Minnesota..............   2,962.2   2,954.8   2,954.2   2,953.8    219.3     209.5     208.6     205.8    7.4   7.1   7.1   7.0
Mississippi............   1,291.2   1,308.5   1,316.7   1,321.5    135.9     126.7     131.9     133.9   10.5   9.7  10.0  10.1
Missouri...............   3,001.4   2,991.6   2,998.5   3,003.8    288.0     280.2     283.6     285.1    9.6   9.4   9.5   9.5
Montana................     495.8     495.6     494.9     494.7     33.1      36.3      35.7      35.7    6.7   7.3   7.2   7.2
Nebraska...............     980.7     971.4     971.5     973.9     44.8      45.2      44.4      43.2    4.6   4.7   4.6   4.4
Nevada.................   1,374.1   1,335.5   1,333.7   1,331.7    178.3     190.0     190.8     192.5   13.0  14.2  14.3  14.5
New Hampshire..........     741.4     745.5     747.4     747.8     51.1      40.2      40.4      40.8    6.9   5.4   5.4   5.5
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey.............   4,527.8   4,494.7   4,490.7   4,487.0    452.5     415.5     412.8     407.8   10.0   9.2   9.2   9.1
New Mexico.............     959.5     957.2     957.6     957.6     79.0      80.7      81.4      81.6    8.2   8.4   8.5   8.5
New York...............   9,639.4   9,668.7   9,656.9   9,630.4    857.6     797.4     797.6     792.8    8.9   8.2   8.3   8.2
  New York City........   3,973.8   3,990.5   3,977.5   3,966.4    418.1     368.3     362.8     354.8   10.5   9.2   9.1   8.9
North Carolina.........   4,523.3   4,469.7   4,468.4   4,470.7    494.2     428.4     434.8     439.2   10.9   9.6   9.7   9.8
North Dakota...........     363.8     367.7     368.0     369.0     15.6      13.8      13.8      14.0    4.3   3.8   3.7   3.8
Ohio...................   5,905.1   5,911.7   5,909.3   5,906.5    637.5     587.7     579.5     566.6   10.8   9.9   9.8   9.6
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                            
    Mentor (2).........   1,067.1   1,088.2   1,089.7   1,090.7    101.6     105.4     103.8     100.8    9.5   9.7   9.5   9.2
Oklahoma...............   1,776.2   1,754.4   1,755.1   1,755.2    121.4     121.8     121.0     119.9    6.8   6.9   6.9   6.8
Oregon.................   1,935.8   1,976.1   1,986.3   1,993.5    205.7     207.1     209.4     210.6   10.6  10.5  10.5  10.6
Pennsylvania...........   6,393.4   6,366.7   6,363.5   6,357.7    559.6     560.4     548.4     538.3    8.8   8.8   8.6   8.5
Rhode Island...........     574.1     571.5     572.2     573.2     72.8      65.3      66.1      66.0   12.7  11.4  11.6  11.5
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina.........   2,171.6   2,152.7   2,154.6   2,161.8    268.9     229.9     229.2     232.0   12.4  10.7  10.6  10.7
South Dakota...........     445.2     443.1     443.3     443.7     20.9      19.6      19.8      20.4    4.7   4.4   4.5   4.6
Tennessee..............   2,991.8   3,057.8   3,063.6   3,067.3    320.0     286.3     288.5     289.6   10.7   9.4   9.4   9.4
Texas..................  12,046.3  12,141.5  12,179.1  12,210.5    987.2     982.3     996.9   1,008.1    8.2   8.1   8.2   8.3
Utah...................   1,344.3   1,355.0   1,357.1   1,356.4     88.7     102.4     102.2     101.7    6.6   7.6   7.5   7.5
Vermont................     358.5     356.6     357.4     358.6     23.9      20.4      20.5      20.7    6.7   5.7   5.7   5.8
Virginia...............   4,141.8   4,173.6   4,176.9   4,182.0    280.8     283.1     281.6     278.6    6.8   6.8   6.7   6.7
Washington.............   3,511.1   3,544.2   3,551.2   3,540.6    324.5     325.7     328.5     328.6    9.2   9.2   9.2   9.3
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1)........   1,495.7   1,492.8   1,494.1   1,489.7    133.5     133.4     136.2     136.1    8.9   8.9   9.1   9.1
West Virginia..........     786.1     777.6     777.4     779.1     70.6      72.0      72.4      74.7    9.0   9.3   9.3   9.6
Wisconsin..............   3,026.4   3,033.3   3,040.9   3,050.1    258.2     236.2     232.0     227.7    8.5   7.8   7.6   7.5
Wyoming................     292.5     292.1     292.8     293.1     22.1      19.6      19.4      18.8    7.5   6.7   6.6   6.4
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico............   1,311.7   1,297.8   1,291.9   1,276.2    196.5     203.3     204.6     200.1   15.0  15.7  15.8  15.7

   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  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                           2009      2010      2009     2010p      2009      2010      2009     2010p    2009   2010   2009   2010p
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama................   2,073.2   2,133.3   2,055.9   2,124.4    215.0     191.1     218.3     188.4   10.4    9.0   10.6    8.9 
Alaska.................     359.2     359.9     358.7     360.3     29.1      28.2      31.7      29.3    8.1    7.8    8.8    8.1 
Arizona................   3,145.8   3,176.7   3,128.3   3,157.5    279.3     294.0     276.0     288.5    8.9    9.3    8.8    9.1 
Arkansas...............   1,373.3   1,351.8   1,362.2   1,351.7     96.0      99.5     103.2     105.3    7.0    7.4    7.6    7.8 
California.............  18,137.3  18,240.2  18,034.8  18,136.8  2,177.6   2,262.1   2,195.4   2,230.9   12.0   12.4   12.2   12.3 
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                                 
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,873.5   4,906.1   4,836.3   4,901.7    581.4     634.2     577.8     621.3   11.9   12.9   11.9   12.7 
Colorado...............   2,654.5   2,666.5   2,636.5   2,657.2    186.0     231.6     193.3     228.6    7.0    8.7    7.3    8.6 
Connecticut............   1,890.0   1,891.8   1,875.4   1,884.4    156.4     161.5     158.2     162.6    8.3    8.5    8.4    8.6 
Delaware...............     429.3     422.5     428.1     422.6     34.6      34.6      36.9      34.6    8.1    8.2    8.6    8.2 
District of Columbia...     331.5     331.8     331.4     328.9     38.2      33.8      39.6      30.2   11.5   10.2   11.9    9.2 
Florida................   9,208.7   9,228.0   9,179.5   9,228.3  1,050.9   1,124.6   1,067.4   1,074.5   11.4   12.2   11.6   11.6 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1)........   1,250.3   1,292.9   1,258.5   1,301.7    131.7     168.5     145.1     171.3   10.5   13.0   11.5   13.2 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia................   4,717.4   4,675.6   4,699.3   4,692.0    466.0     478.7     470.7     478.9    9.9   10.2   10.0   10.2 
Hawaii.................     634.2     634.5     630.0     633.2     42.5      41.0      40.4      36.6    6.7    6.5    6.4    5.8 
Idaho..................     750.3     754.7     747.3     751.7     65.6      71.2      68.4      72.0    8.7    9.4    9.1    9.6 
Illinois...............   6,599.5   6,684.9   6,560.9   6,676.0    685.4     612.9     709.5     588.8   10.4    9.2   10.8    8.8 
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                                  
    Naperville (1).....   4,069.1   4,118.8   4,038.8   4,094.7    418.7     366.6     427.0     352.4   10.3    8.9   10.6    8.6 
Indiana................   3,117.1   3,126.6   3,080.4   3,111.8    291.6     295.4     298.4     284.5    9.4    9.4    9.7    9.1 
Iowa...................   1,679.5   1,674.0   1,672.7   1,674.3    103.3     102.4     112.4     104.6    6.1    6.1    6.7    6.2 
Kansas.................   1,518.0   1,507.4   1,507.5   1,496.1     95.4     100.9      94.2      95.1    6.3    6.7    6.2    6.4 
Kentucky...............   2,073.5   2,088.2   2,063.6   2,088.0    207.5     206.9     213.7     208.1   10.0    9.9   10.4   10.0 
Louisiana..............   2,072.9   2,106.4   2,053.7   2,076.5    138.7     162.0     147.5     148.7    6.7    7.7    7.2    7.2 
Maine..................     701.2     694.2     699.4     694.0     55.3      51.4      57.3      52.0    7.9    7.4    8.2    7.5 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland...............   2,958.0   2,968.7   2,933.8   2,960.2    210.3     217.0     208.8     209.8    7.1    7.3    7.1    7.1 
Massachusetts..........   3,471.8   3,496.7   3,453.8   3,495.7    300.6     284.7     313.3     280.9    8.7    8.1    9.1    8.0 
Michigan...............   4,853.4   4,771.6   4,816.6   4,713.3    666.6     537.4     689.3     501.6   13.7   11.3   14.3   10.6 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Livonia (2)........   2,080.5   2,065.5   2,056.2   2,029.2    311.5     248.5     305.8     225.5   15.0   12.0   14.9   11.1 
Minnesota..............   2,969.2   2,952.9   2,945.5   2,939.9    208.7     194.9     216.5     200.3    7.0    6.6    7.4    6.8 
Mississippi............   1,288.9   1,322.4   1,296.1   1,324.1    123.6     133.5     134.9     128.4    9.6   10.1   10.4    9.7 
Missouri...............   3,001.3   2,993.1   2,972.0   2,982.6    276.9     277.1     275.3     275.4    9.2    9.3    9.3    9.2 
Montana................     494.9     491.5     487.8     489.8     32.3      35.0      33.4      36.4    6.5    7.1    6.8    7.4 
Nebraska...............     981.6     971.4     973.6     971.9     41.1      39.3      42.6      40.0    4.2    4.0    4.4    4.1 
Nevada.................   1,367.5   1,332.2   1,366.5   1,328.1    166.2     185.8     175.1     193.5   12.2   13.9   12.8   14.6 
New Hampshire..........     740.8     745.4     737.1     742.7     48.2      39.9      49.1      39.5    6.5    5.4    6.7    5.3 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey.............   4,526.1   4,483.2   4,515.3   4,476.8    429.5     403.1     440.0     390.7    9.5    9.0    9.7    8.7 
New Mexico.............     964.2     959.5     958.8     957.6     74.6      78.4      75.5      77.7    7.7    8.2    7.9    8.1 
New York...............   9,633.3   9,604.3   9,590.4   9,561.2    822.3     781.8     844.8     769.2    8.5    8.1    8.8    8.0 
  New York City........   3,975.8   3,954.2   3,960.6   3,949.3    404.0     354.7     412.5     339.3   10.2    9.0   10.4    8.6 
North Carolina.........   4,529.9   4,470.6   4,488.4   4,440.7    480.8     444.8     490.4     430.5   10.6    9.9   10.9    9.7 
North Dakota...........     359.1     363.3     357.5     363.9     13.4      12.0      15.5      14.1    3.7    3.3    4.3    3.9 
Ohio...................   5,928.8   5,915.6   5,884.9   5,886.8    610.8     552.4     631.6     544.6   10.3    9.3   10.7    9.3 
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                                
    Mentor (2).........   1,065.5   1,082.9   1,047.2   1,075.1     94.4      92.5      93.2      91.3    8.9    8.5    8.9    8.5 
Oklahoma...............   1,785.3   1,762.9   1,764.9   1,749.0    117.1     117.6     115.1     115.7    6.6    6.7    6.5    6.6 
Oregon.................   1,941.9   1,998.2   1,927.3   1,984.2    196.8     208.2     205.5     206.2   10.1   10.4   10.7   10.4 
Pennsylvania...........   6,407.3   6,355.5   6,378.3   6,331.3    528.0     521.0     543.4     510.7    8.2    8.2    8.5    8.1 
Rhode Island...........     575.2     574.5     574.0     573.3     66.9      64.3      70.2      62.4   11.6   11.2   12.2   10.9 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina.........   2,160.7   2,142.3   2,149.2   2,150.1    261.6     230.6     266.3     234.8   12.1   10.8   12.4   10.9 
South Dakota...........     444.9     441.8     439.1     439.6     19.7      19.2      21.6      21.5    4.4    4.3    4.9    4.9 
Tennessee..............   3,004.0   3,063.2   2,985.4   3,059.0    309.3     286.9     315.8     279.7   10.3    9.4   10.6    9.1 
Texas..................  12,055.2  12,226.5  12,027.7  12,201.4    950.2   1,012.1     957.8     977.6    7.9    8.3    8.0    8.0 
Utah...................   1,351.4   1,360.8   1,342.3   1,352.4     84.8      97.6      86.6      96.4    6.3    7.2    6.4    7.1 
Vermont................     358.6     357.0     358.0     359.0     22.9      20.2      23.5      20.0    6.4    5.7    6.6    5.6 
Virginia...............   4,135.8   4,164.0   4,109.3   4,157.4    268.8     275.2     275.3     266.6    6.5    6.6    6.7    6.4 
Washington.............   3,506.1   3,547.8   3,503.4   3,511.1    312.4     326.6     330.7     324.3    8.9    9.2    9.4    9.2 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1)........   1,487.2   1,483.7   1,488.6   1,479.1    127.6     135.9     132.0     129.4    8.6    9.2    8.9    8.7 
West Virginia..........     787.2     774.0     778.6     774.1     64.8      67.6      67.1      73.5    8.2    8.7    8.6    9.5 
Wisconsin..............   3,030.3   3,045.0   3,012.0   3,042.1    242.2     215.6     251.3     214.4    8.0    7.1    8.3    7.0 
Wyoming................     292.6     292.6     290.1     291.1     21.2      18.6      22.1      18.4    7.2    6.4    7.6    6.3 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico............   1,321.6   1,296.9   1,311.8   1,276.6    204.9     199.7     187.0     187.1   15.5   15.4   14.3   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.govlau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.





ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                  ESTABLISHMENT DATA

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by State and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted

(In thousands)
                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                      
                                 Total(1)                        Construction                   Manufacturing         
                                                                                                                      
      State                                                                                                           
                     Dec.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.     Dec.    Oct.    Nov.    Dec.    Dec.    Oct.    Nov.    Dec. 
                     2009     2010     2010     2010p    2009    2010    2010   2010p    2009    2010    2010   2010p 
                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                      
 Alabama..........  1,855.2  1,875.8  1,870.8  1,857.6    85.9    85.2    83.9    82.7   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
 Alaska...........    321.5    320.8    321.8    323.0    15.7    15.4    14.9    14.7    12.2    13.4    14.3    12.9
 Arizona..........  2,385.9  2,415.9  2,418.0  2,419.6   113.7   116.9   116.4   113.0   147.2   148.1   148.5   149.4
 Arkansas.........  1,153.9  1,169.5  1,168.9  1,166.4    51.6    53.4    52.4    52.6   159.3   164.8   165.0   164.0
 California....... 13,809.6 13,861.7 13,892.2 13,897.1   568.5   531.6   538.8   535.6 1,231.2 1,235.9 1,239.7 1,244.1
                                                                                                                      
 Colorado.........  2,204.3  2,204.5  2,208.9  2,209.4   117.3   111.2   112.1   111.6   125.4   124.1   123.5   122.6
 Connecticut......  1,608.1  1,616.2  1,617.7  1,613.4    52.9    49.6    49.4    49.4   168.0   166.1   167.5   166.9
 Delaware (3).....    410.2    413.0    412.8    410.7    18.3    18.3    18.8    19.1   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
 District of                                                                                                          
   Columbia (3)...    701.3    724.3    724.8    723.6    10.8    11.3    11.4    11.1   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
 Florida .........  7,150.4  7,204.4  7,211.8  7,193.9   358.6   348.0   346.9   338.4   305.1   301.2   299.6   300.1
                                                                                                                      
 Georgia .........  3,813.3  3,825.5  3,822.7  3,805.2   156.9   151.5   149.2   145.1   338.6   336.0   335.0   333.7
 Hawaii (3).......    586.5    591.8    593.7    589.8    29.7    30.1    30.3    30.1   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
 Idaho ...........    603.1    606.3    603.4    606.9    31.7    27.1    27.7    28.0    52.7    54.5    54.6    54.9
 Illinois.........  5,558.2  5,615.5  5,613.9  5,604.5   202.3   202.0   202.1   201.2   554.1   563.3   563.5   563.2
 Indiana..........  2,758.8  2,796.8  2,795.4  2,783.9   117.7   117.7   115.4   109.2   426.9   438.8   436.3   439.0
                                                                                                                      
 Iowa.............  1,458.8  1,478.3  1,480.7  1,474.2    61.0    62.6    64.0    61.4   200.1   206.3   206.2   205.8
 Kansas...........  1,325.9  1,335.1  1,333.8  1,330.2    56.5    61.1    60.3    59.1   159.0   161.7   160.9   161.6
 Kentucky.........  1,766.0  1,779.6  1,780.8  1,778.0    69.5    65.2    66.1    62.3   208.5   214.3   214.2   214.6
 Louisiana........  1,879.8  1,908.2  1,909.3  1,906.3   125.1   127.7   126.8   127.4   136.3   139.0   139.2   138.7
 Maine............    587.3    593.1    593.2    591.6    23.9    24.1    24.5    24.1    51.2    53.5    53.1    53.2
                                                                                                                      
 Maryland (3).....  2,494.6  2,528.6  2,527.5  2,520.6   144.8   149.0   148.9   148.4   117.3   111.9   111.3   109.9
 Massachusetts....  3,137.6  3,184.5  3,185.3  3,183.2   105.6   106.6   107.4   106.9   253.3   253.9   254.7   253.9
 Michigan.........  3,844.4  3,838.0  3,838.1  3,831.5   118.7   115.6   116.2   117.0   449.6   466.5   463.4   460.4
 Minnesota........  2,620.2  2,673.5  2,672.1  2,649.7    87.4    84.9    84.4    82.7   289.1   300.0   301.4   299.6
 Mississippi......  1,087.4  1,087.2  1,090.1  1,091.2    48.1    45.3    45.9    46.1   137.9   134.1   134.4   134.5
                                                                                                                      
 Missouri ........  2,663.2  2,656.3  2,653.9  2,647.4   111.4   103.1   103.1   101.3   247.7   249.2   246.5   246.4
 Montana..........    422.3    423.0    424.0    426.0    21.6    21.3    21.5    20.5    17.3    18.1    17.9    17.9
 Nebraska (3).....    935.3    943.9    946.1    945.3    46.2    46.1    45.3    45.1    91.9    91.8    91.6    92.1
 Nevada...........  1,123.4  1,105.8  1,104.3  1,106.8    70.8    59.9    58.8    57.3    38.6    38.1    37.8    37.6
 New Hampshire....    625.1    637.9    637.9    638.2    22.0    23.9    23.9    22.8    63.6    66.9    67.6    66.8
                                                                                                                      
 New Jersey.......  3,858.7  3,831.9  3,844.3  3,828.0   130.7   122.6   126.2   125.2   259.1   257.3   257.1   257.3
 New Mexico.......    805.3    807.7    803.8    801.7    45.2    44.9    45.6    44.4    29.3    30.7    30.8    30.7
 New York.........  8,460.9  8,514.6  8,520.7  8,497.9   309.7   308.5   314.7   305.8   460.1   461.7   461.1   459.2
 North Carolina...  3,886.3  3,900.2  3,894.4  3,896.7   177.9   172.5   170.3   166.4   431.8   433.6   433.0   434.4
 North Dakota.....    366.6    372.8    372.8    373.0    19.7    21.6    21.1    19.6    23.3    22.9    23.5    23.7
                                                                                                                      
 Ohio.............  4,998.4  5,022.8  5,012.0  5,002.9   171.7   169.7   168.1   163.9   608.2   622.7   623.4   620.2
 Oklahoma.........  1,519.1  1,543.3  1,542.2  1,541.0    66.2    72.3    72.0    72.3   123.7   124.3   125.0   125.6
 Oregon ..........  1,590.5  1,601.4  1,604.2  1,602.4    68.0    66.3    65.1    65.2   162.2   160.6   161.6   159.7
 Pennsylvania.....  5,554.2  5,614.6  5,620.9  5,619.8   216.5   214.9   217.6   216.2   554.2   561.6   563.7   561.9
 Rhode Island.....    451.9    451.1    449.9    449.5    16.9    16.6    16.0    15.7    39.8    39.6    39.5    39.6
                                                                                                                      
 South Carolina...  1,811.9  1,818.6  1,819.4  1,828.4    82.7    81.1    79.7    80.1   206.9   211.1   211.6   211.8
 South Dakota(3)..    400.2    406.4    405.5    405.0    20.8    21.0    20.7    20.4    37.1    38.7    38.3    38.2
 Tennessee(3).....  2,586.9  2,619.5  2,618.3  2,611.3   101.2   102.8   104.2   102.6   299.4   305.6   303.8   301.7
 Texas............ 10,218.9 10,413.1 10,429.7 10,449.7   554.0   574.1   577.6   586.3   812.5   844.4   837.4   840.5
 Utah.............  1,178.0  1,192.9  1,192.7  1,190.5    68.3    68.8    68.1    67.2   108.2   110.3   110.6   110.7
                                                                                                                      
 Vermont..........    295.5    296.3    296.4    295.3    11.8    11.7    12.2    11.8    30.6    31.4    31.3    31.7
 Virginia.........  3,602.6  3,643.7  3,647.6  3,637.2   184.6   175.4   175.3   176.6   231.9   230.7   228.5   228.7
 Washington.......  2,775.1  2,812.1  2,805.3  2,809.1   142.2   141.1   138.1   138.9   257.8   259.1   257.2   257.3
 West Virginia....    732.7    743.3    743.2    740.9    33.5    34.0    33.3    30.5    49.2    50.3    50.3    50.3
 Wisconsin........  2,698.4  2,738.0  2,732.2  2,731.0    95.8    97.3    95.2    90.3   418.5   431.7   434.3   431.9
 Wyoming..........    280.2    285.0    283.2    284.0    22.1    22.5    22.1    22.2     9.0     9.1     9.3     9.2



                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                         Trade, transportation, and         Financial activities         Professional and business   
                                 utilities                                                        services           
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                        Dec.    Oct.    Nov.    Dec.    Dec.    Oct.    Nov.    Dec.    Dec.    Oct.    Nov.    Dec. 
                        2009    2010    2010   2010p    2009    2010    2010   2010p    2009    2010    2010   2010p 
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
 Alabama.............   360.5   365.7   365.0   365.3    93.5    91.0    91.6    91.2   204.3   201.3   201.1   200.0
 Alaska..............    63.5    62.1    62.2    62.9    14.6    15.1    15.2    14.9    25.7    25.4    25.5    26.2
 Arizona.............   475.6   487.3   488.3   489.8   165.2   163.6   162.0   162.2   343.5   351.2   355.3   355.5
 Arkansas............   229.3   229.5   230.7   228.8    50.7    50.9    50.6    50.8   111.8   114.1   112.2   114.6
 California.......... 2,573.5 2,580.6 2,578.1 2,568.9   782.5   782.3   779.3   785.5 2,018.8 2,071.4 2,078.7 2,085.7
                                                                                                                     
 Colorado............   393.8   394.4   394.0   395.2   144.5   142.4   142.3   141.4   323.7   325.2   327.5   327.5
 Connecticut.........   288.4   290.3   288.1   287.0   136.1   133.7   134.1   134.4   180.8   188.3   189.5   188.4
 Delaware (3)........    73.9    73.6    72.8    72.8    42.9    43.3    43.4    42.7    56.3    54.0    55.1    53.4
 District of Columbia                                                                                                
   (3)...............    26.5    26.5    26.8    26.1    25.7    26.2    26.3    26.2   149.8   157.5   159.3   157.3
 Florida ............ 1,447.2 1,465.9 1,461.3 1,456.8   471.5   462.4   463.7   463.8 1,041.0 1,038.1 1,045.2 1,038.4
                                                                                                                     
 Georgia ............   804.0   808.8   806.8   799.3   204.4   197.1   194.8   193.8   502.9   512.6   513.9   512.3
 Hawaii (3)..........   109.4   111.1   109.3   108.3    28.0    27.2    27.4    27.2    69.3    68.8    69.3    69.5
 Idaho ..............   120.0   120.6   119.9   120.3    29.3    30.0    30.2    30.6    74.7    75.3    73.9    74.2
 Illinois............ 1,121.1 1,134.7 1,135.0 1,128.3   365.5   359.9   360.3   359.4   767.9   784.9   783.8   781.5
 Indiana.............   545.5   554.9   550.7   550.1   130.9   130.1   130.6   131.5   262.1   282.3   288.3   284.8
                                                                                                                     
 Iowa................   295.3   293.7   293.4   291.3   102.1   101.3   100.8   100.6   117.9   126.2   127.2   124.9
 Kansas..............   254.0   257.3   256.2   256.1    70.5    67.7    68.0    67.3   133.8   135.5   136.3   137.4
 Kentucky............   358.1   366.2   365.8   366.3    87.0    85.0    85.8    84.7   181.2   182.1   181.5   184.2
 Louisiana...........   364.3   371.4   371.6   372.7    88.4    87.7    88.1    88.3   191.4   196.5   195.3   194.0
 Maine...............   114.9   115.9   116.4   115.5    30.5    30.6    30.8    30.7    53.9    55.6    56.2    55.9
                                                                                                                     
 Maryland (3)........   434.9   436.6   439.0   436.5   139.1   137.7   137.0   137.7   384.5   394.5   393.4   392.9
 Massachusetts.......   528.8   535.0   535.3   536.9   207.5   211.0   211.0   210.9   455.0   467.4   467.1   466.5
 Michigan............   706.3   711.3   708.2   705.6   187.7   183.3   182.9   183.2   520.7   517.9   520.3   519.8
 Minnesota...........   487.3   497.6   495.9   491.7   170.6   170.7   168.7   167.9   308.0   317.1   319.5   316.0
 Mississippi.........   212.3   213.8   213.5   214.3   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      83.6    88.4    90.5    90.3
                                                                                                                     
 Missouri ...........   510.9   508.8   509.1   506.3   162.5   157.6   156.7   157.3   311.1   311.0   308.6   308.4
 Montana.............    88.4    89.4    90.3    89.7    21.0    20.6    20.7    20.5    37.7    38.4    37.4    38.5
 Nebraska (3)........   195.2   195.0   196.5   196.8    67.7    67.7    67.5    67.2    97.5   100.1   101.8   102.4
 Nevada..............   206.6   209.2   208.8   207.3    54.2    52.2    51.9    51.8   140.6   136.7   137.1   140.3
 New Hampshire.......   133.7   135.5   135.4   135.4    35.2    35.1    35.2    35.2    66.4    66.0    66.1    66.4
                                                                                                                     
 New Jersey..........   809.6   812.4   811.6   807.8   249.4   252.3   254.5   252.7   573.3   583.0   587.4   585.7
 New Mexico..........   131.4   129.3   129.2   128.1    33.3    33.2    32.5    32.3   100.5    95.1    93.6    92.2
 New York............ 1,436.2 1,439.4 1,435.9 1,435.3   665.7   668.2   670.7   667.5 1,075.4 1,107.0 1,104.7 1,098.2
 North Carolina......   707.8   712.9   709.2   710.5   199.5   198.4   199.5   200.0   464.4   483.0   481.6   485.2
 North Dakota........    77.4    77.4    78.0    78.6    20.5    20.3    20.3    20.3    29.1    29.9    29.4    29.7
                                                                                                                     
 Ohio................   950.2   954.3   950.0   942.5   271.8   262.2   261.3   261.8   606.6   620.9   620.2   621.6
 Oklahoma............   274.5   275.6   277.0   277.5    80.7    82.9    83.8    84.3   163.1   169.7   170.0   167.5
 Oregon .............   310.5   311.5   313.9   314.0    94.6    93.0    93.8    93.5   173.5   178.3   178.8   180.7
 Pennsylvania........ 1,065.7 1,074.7 1,077.5 1,077.5   313.6   309.5   310.2   309.9   663.2   670.6   673.1   676.9
 Rhode Island........    71.4    70.8    70.7    71.3    30.7    30.6    30.5    30.3    50.7    50.4    50.6    50.7
                                                                                                                     
 South Carolina......   344.9   345.1   345.7   346.1   100.3   102.9   103.2   103.9   208.8   205.9   208.4   212.9
 South Dakota (3).....   80.6    81.7    81.9    82.2    29.7    28.1    28.1    28.3    25.6    27.7    26.9    27.1
 Tennessee (3)........  548.0   558.4   556.5   554.3   138.9   136.5   136.4   136.3   289.3   302.8   302.5   304.6
 Texas............... 2,043.8 2,043.7 2,040.9 2,040.6   626.2   630.3   630.3   631.1 1,223.2 1,284.7 1,290.6 1,287.3
 Utah................   232.3   231.0   232.4   231.7    72.1    70.9    70.5    70.7   150.0   155.4   155.3   153.4
                                                                                                                     
 Vermont.............    54.9    55.3    55.1    54.6    12.5    13.1    12.8    12.8    22.0    22.3    22.1    22.3
 Virginia............   613.7   622.1   624.0   623.9   178.0   177.9   176.9   175.7   637.2   655.5   661.5   657.6
 Washington..........   520.0   532.4   530.8   534.9   140.2   137.7   139.0   136.3   323.7   332.8   333.9   335.9
 West Virginia.......   134.0   132.6   133.1   132.6    27.8    27.2    27.1    27.0    58.1    60.0    59.5    59.6
 Wisconsin...........   502.2   503.0   504.6   505.3   157.7   155.4   154.0   153.4   247.0   257.4   255.0   257.3
 Wyoming.............    52.9    52.6    52.1    52.2    11.1    10.9    10.9    11.0    16.9    16.9    16.6    16.9



                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                       Education and health services      Leisure and hospitality                Government          
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                        Dec.    Oct.    Nov.    Dec.    Dec.    Oct.    Nov.    Dec.    Dec.    Oct.    Nov.    Dec. 
                        2009    2010    2010   2010p    2009    2010    2010   2010p    2009    2010    2010   2010p 
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
 Alabama.............   211.6   213.7   212.9   213.0   167.6   173.9   173.8   172.9   382.4   384.1   384.8   385.0
 Alaska..............    39.8    42.1    42.9    41.9    32.8    30.2    30.4    32.9    84.6    84.9    84.5    85.0
 Arizona.............   334.8   346.7   348.4   348.5   253.6   255.1   253.5   257.2   413.7   408.1   408.8   408.7
 Arkansas............   164.6   171.2   171.5   171.9    99.5   100.7   100.1    99.4   217.5   212.4   212.4   212.6
 California.......... 1,747.2 1,766.3 1,774.2 1,777.9 1,476.2 1,489.4 1,493.6 1,502.9 2,470.8 2,462.0 2,464.5 2,449.1
                                                                                                                     
 Colorado............   259.6   268.2   268.4   269.2   258.6   260.4   262.1   264.8   391.2   390.6   391.6   390.5
 Connecticut.........   303.9   308.2   310.7   310.3   135.0   140.0   139.7   137.7   246.2   244.4   243.2   243.2
 Delaware (3)........    64.2    66.7    66.4    66.3    39.2    42.2    42.1    42.1    62.3    62.0    62.0    62.2
 District of Columbia                                                                                                
   (3)...............   102.4   107.6   106.0   108.6    58.1    59.4    59.5    59.2   245.0   251.2   251.7   252.0
 Florida ............ 1,070.0 1,096.9 1,100.5 1,104.5   894.8   927.0   927.0   928.7 1,111.4 1,105.4 1,107.8 1,108.2
                                                                                                                     
 Georgia ............   475.7   485.7   489.3   490.5   378.5   384.6   382.5   381.1   684.6   680.0   681.3   680.6
 Hawaii (3)..........    76.0    76.9    76.4    76.8   100.8   104.0   104.7   104.3   124.2   125.2   127.3   125.0
 Idaho ..............    82.3    86.2    86.1    87.4    59.5    59.4    58.9    59.5   119.6   119.1   118.4   118.2
 Illinois............   820.8   835.6   836.0   834.6   506.8   503.5   504.3   506.2   854.4   857.2   856.5   856.3
 Indiana.............   414.0   419.2   418.5   421.2   272.8   277.0   277.7   270.9   440.2   429.4   431.3   428.9
                                                                                                                     
 Iowa................   212.3   215.0   214.6   214.3   128.2   130.2   131.0   132.5   252.9   251.1   252.7   252.6
 Kansas..............   181.7   181.5   182.3   181.2   112.2   111.6   111.1   110.5   263.5   263.0   262.4   259.8
 Kentucky............   249.0   250.8   251.7   251.1   168.8   173.1   172.3   170.8   326.1   323.6   324.4   324.0
 Louisiana...........   270.5   279.8   280.1   279.2   196.4   197.1   199.2   198.3   368.1   365.0   365.4   364.9
 Maine...............   119.3   119.7   119.7   120.0    59.9    60.2    59.4    59.9   102.8   102.0   101.4   101.0
                                                                                                                     
 Maryland (3)........   396.8   406.2   405.7   404.2   225.8   238.9   236.2   236.9   490.7   498.2   500.5   499.5
 Massachusetts.......   654.9   666.9   667.6   666.9   293.0   300.0   299.8   298.2   438.0   437.4   437.9   438.6
 Michigan............   623.8   624.8   626.6   624.9   374.3   368.2   371.0   374.0   638.6   624.9   624.1   623.4
 Minnesota...........   455.1   468.3   467.9   464.9   234.5   249.3   246.2   244.4   417.2   412.1   415.6   410.3
 Mississippi.........   133.7   135.5   136.2   136.4   118.1   120.3   121.6   120.5   251.9   247.1   246.2   246.4
                                                                                                                     
 Missouri ...........   406.1   407.7   408.4   408.6   273.2   275.0   277.6   276.0   456.5   458.0   458.6   458.5
 Montana.............    61.7    61.7    62.0    62.8    56.2    54.2    54.9    56.8    88.3    87.1    86.6    86.9
 Nebraska (3)........   136.4   139.6   139.8   139.3    79.8    81.2    82.4    81.0   168.4   168.8   168.4   169.0
 Nevada..............    99.8    98.6    99.4   100.5   301.7   300.6   299.7   301.4   153.4   151.0   151.0   151.0
 New Hampshire.......   107.0   109.6   109.5   109.7    63.7    64.6    64.2    66.2    97.7    98.1    99.0    99.2
                                                                                                                     
 New Jersey..........   603.4   601.0   603.4   601.6   336.5   337.6   334.5   332.4   651.3   623.1   625.2   622.2
 New Mexico..........   119.4   124.7   125.1   128.0    86.6    86.2    85.4    85.6   199.8   202.4   200.2   198.4
 New York............ 1,681.6 1,701.8 1,707.6 1,711.9   714.0   725.5   727.4   724.1 1,500.3 1,469.8 1,466.9 1,466.7
 North Carolina......   547.8   546.8   550.6   551.2   392.4   391.8   386.7   384.4   728.3   725.0   727.3   727.9
 North Dakota........    54.0    55.1    54.9    54.7    34.7    34.6    34.6    34.8    78.0    78.9    78.7    78.7
                                                                                                                     
 Ohio................   829.5   838.7   840.5   839.2   475.3   483.1   479.2   481.1   784.5   776.3   775.9   776.9
 Oklahoma............   205.1   212.1   211.5   211.2   140.3   143.9   142.7   144.1   338.6   329.2   328.8   329.1
 Oregon .............   224.4   225.6   226.8   226.6   161.7   165.0   163.2   164.2   298.4   299.3   299.3   297.1
 Pennsylvania........ 1,125.4 1,142.9 1,144.4 1,146.4   490.6   509.2   502.5   501.9   755.7   756.5   757.7   757.2
 Rhode Island........   101.8   100.6   100.4   101.2    47.1    47.8    47.7    46.6    61.4    61.5    61.3    61.2
                                                                                                                     
 South Carolina......   209.6   212.1   211.8   212.8   206.0   204.0   204.4   205.7   351.8   353.7   351.6   352.1
 South Dakota (3).....   64.1    64.0    64.2    64.2    42.6    43.7    43.9    43.7    77.3    78.7    78.6    78.0
 Tennessee (3)........  372.6   378.1   379.7   376.5   259.9   261.9   261.4   260.6   430.1   427.4   427.9   428.9
 Texas............... 1,361.2 1,403.5 1,411.7 1,407.2 1,001.6 1,019.8 1,020.0 1,026.6 1,839.9 1,836.1 1,840.0 1,844.9
 Utah................   151.7   159.0   158.8   158.2   106.4   108.2   106.9   108.4   215.3   215.1   214.9   215.8
                                                                                                                     
 Vermont.............    60.7    61.3    61.7    61.2    33.2    31.2    31.1    31.9    54.6    54.5    54.4    54.1
 Virginia............   454.9   465.0   464.7   465.1   332.9   340.0   340.3   337.9   692.6   699.7   699.6   700.3
 Washington..........   373.5   384.8   384.8   386.2   258.9   265.4   264.2   264.1   544.1   542.9   541.8   543.4
 West Virginia.......   119.2   120.4   120.2   120.8    69.6    72.8    73.2    72.9   148.4   150.1   150.0   150.4
 Wisconsin...........   417.3   425.8   422.5   426.0   247.6   250.3   249.6   249.6   426.3   426.4   426.6   427.3
 Wyoming.............   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      32.0    31.3    31.0    31.5    72.0    72.9    72.7    72.7

   1 Includes mining and logging, information, and other services (except public administration), not shown
separately.
   2 This series is not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the
trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision.
   3 Mining and logging is combined with construction.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2009 benchmark levels. 
Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes
available.





ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                  ESTABLISHMENT DATA

NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                        NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by State and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted

(In thousands)
                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                      
                                  Total                       Mining and Logging                 Construction         
                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                      
      State             November          December         November        December        November        December   
                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                      
                     2009     2010     2009     2010p    2009    2010    2009   2010p    2009    2010    2009   2010p 
                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                      
 Alabama..........  1,878.7  1,878.1  1,866.0  1,868.6    11.4    11.8    11.5    11.8    89.2    84.1    85.5    82.3
 Alaska...........    311.8    311.7    307.2    308.2    14.7    14.2    14.6    14.1    14.7    13.9    13.6    12.6
 Arizona..........  2,423.1  2,446.2  2,416.5  2,449.6    10.7    12.0    10.6    11.9   116.7   117.9   114.4   113.7
 Arkansas.........  1,166.8  1,177.1  1,158.7  1,171.0     9.8     9.7     9.8     9.9    51.4    52.3    50.4    51.4
 California....... 13,965.0 14,008.8 13,928.3 14,016.1    24.9    25.7    24.0    24.0   583.4   546.0   564.5   531.6
                                                                                                                      
 Colorado.........  2,227.3  2,217.8  2,224.1  2,229.3    23.3    23.3    23.2    23.2   123.3   113.8   114.7   109.0
 Connecticut......  1,630.0  1,636.9  1,630.0  1,635.4      .6      .7      .6      .7    55.1    51.7    53.1    49.7
 Delaware ........    414.7    417.0    413.9    414.4   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      19.1    19.4    18.4    19.3
 District of                                                                                                          
   Columbia.......    704.4    727.5    704.0    726.1   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      11.0    11.6    10.7    11.0
 Florida..........  7,216.9  7,260.8  7,237.3  7,281.0     5.4     5.4     5.4     5.5   360.7   346.7   362.6   342.6
                                                                                                                      
 Georgia..........  3,854.6  3,849.0  3,835.0  3,827.2     9.1     9.1     9.0     8.9   160.4   149.4   156.1   144.4
 Hawaii ..........    590.6    598.3    594.0    597.0   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      29.9    30.6    30.1    30.5
 Idaho ...........    609.7    608.6    603.8    607.8     3.2     3.0     2.9     3.0    33.8    28.7    30.6    26.9
 Illinois.........  5,640.5  5,675.4  5,599.9  5,646.0     9.6    10.2     9.3    10.2   217.6   212.0   196.3   194.7
 Indiana..........  2,804.1  2,833.2  2,781.5  2,806.6     6.7     7.1     6.6     7.1   123.5   119.1   115.8   107.3
                                                                                                                      
 Iowa.............  1,491.2  1,501.1  1,473.0  1,488.4     2.3     2.5     2.1     2.3    65.5    67.4    59.4    59.8
 Kansas...........  1,344.5  1,351.9  1,337.8  1,342.2     8.1     9.1     8.2     9.4    59.1    61.9    54.8    57.4
 Kentucky.........  1,780.0  1,795.6  1,777.2  1,789.1    22.8    23.6    23.2    23.4    72.2    67.3    69.2    61.9
 Louisiana........  1,893.7  1,917.2  1,890.0  1,916.3    47.2    50.0    47.3    49.7   126.0   126.4   124.6   126.7
 Maine............    593.7    598.8    591.5    595.6     2.7     3.1     2.7     2.9    25.2    25.3    23.3    23.5
                                                                                                                      
 Maryland.........  2,522.2  2,550.1  2,513.9  2,539.2   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     148.6   152.0   145.6   149.3
 Massachusetts....  3,175.8  3,217.1  3,160.2  3,205.7     1.4     1.5     1.3     1.4   111.0   111.2   104.9   106.1
 Michigan.........  3,902.7  3,889.4  3,871.1  3,855.9     7.0     7.5     6.8     7.5   128.8   124.3   116.6   114.9
 Minnesota........  2,644.4  2,692.7  2,626.8  2,656.3     4.4     5.0     4.4     5.0    93.5    88.3    82.5    77.8
 Mississippi......  1,091.4  1,094.0  1,091.1  1,094.7     8.2     8.9     8.1     9.1    47.9    46.0    47.7    45.7
                                                                                                                      
 Missouri ........  2,692.7  2,676.8  2,680.2  2,664.0     4.2     4.1     4.2     3.8   116.5   104.7   108.8    98.6
 Montana..........    429.3    425.7    422.2    425.7     6.9     7.6     6.9     7.5    24.8    22.1    20.8    19.7
 Nebraska.........    946.8    953.2    940.9    951.0   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      48.6    46.2    45.0    43.9
 Nevada...........  1,136.1  1,113.3  1,132.6  1,116.0    11.7    12.3    11.3    12.2    75.5    58.9    70.5    57.1
 New Hampshire....    622.6    641.7    630.4    643.3      .9      .9      .8      .8    23.1    24.7    22.1    22.9
                                                                                                                      
 New Jersey.......  3,894.7  3,873.7  3,892.6  3,861.9     1.6     1.6     1.6     1.7   136.6   130.6   132.1   126.6
 New Mexico.......    812.6    808.5    809.4    806.0    16.6    17.8    16.2    17.7    45.8    45.7    44.7    43.9
 New York.........  8,590.7  8,635.2  8,570.6  8,606.7     5.5     5.9     5.1     5.4   321.3   324.9   308.0   304.0
 North Carolina...  3,929.6  3,931.3  3,910.7  3,921.9     6.0     6.0     6.0     6.1   180.7   171.4   177.0   165.5
 North Dakota.....    372.3    377.2    369.4    375.8     6.9     9.2     7.0     9.5    22.2    21.5    18.2    18.1
                                                                                                                      
 Ohio.............  5,069.6  5,073.0  5,045.4  5,048.7    11.5    11.8    11.2    11.8   183.9   176.8   168.7   160.7
 Oklahoma.........  1,534.1  1,556.6  1,532.5  1,554.8    39.9    47.1    38.9    47.3    66.3    72.2    65.7    71.8
 Oregon...........  1,608.7  1,621.1  1,601.7  1,613.7     7.2     7.5     6.8     7.3    70.8    66.5    66.9    64.1
 Pennsylvania.....  5,627.1  5,685.6  5,603.5  5,668.5    23.1    26.6    22.3    26.0   226.0   225.1   213.6   213.4
 Rhode Island.....    459.0    455.4    455.7    453.3      .2      .3      .2      .2    17.3    16.6    17.0    15.8
                                                                                                                      
 South Carolina...  1,820.8  1,829.1  1,812.7  1,828.8     4.1     4.4     4.1     4.4    81.9    79.5    82.5    79.9
 South Dakota.....    403.9    406.8    398.0    402.5   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      21.8    21.2    19.2    18.7
 Tennessee........  2,621.6  2,645.4  2,611.8  2,636.3   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     106.3   105.7   101.7   103.2
 Texas............ 10,322.7 10,514.9 10,297.5 10,529.2   200.6   230.9   201.6   231.6   563.7   579.7   553.2   585.5
 Utah.............  1,196.1  1,205.1  1,192.6  1,205.4    10.2    10.7    10.3    10.4    71.4    69.7    67.9    66.8
                                                                                                                      
 Vermont..........    298.3    298.7    302.0    301.9      .8      .8      .8      .8    13.4    12.6    11.3    11.3
 Virginia.........  3,630.2  3,677.8  3,628.2  3,664.3    10.1    10.0    10.0    10.0   187.6   177.9   185.5   177.5
 Washington.......  2,805.6  2,831.2  2,786.5  2,820.9     6.0     5.3     5.6     4.9   146.9   138.8   137.4   133.9
 West Virginia....    744.6    751.7    739.7    747.8    27.8    30.4    28.1    30.6    35.2    34.7    33.3    30.3
 Wisconsin........  2,742.7  2,765.6  2,712.9  2,745.4     3.1     3.3     2.8     2.9   105.1   100.9    91.4    85.8
 Wyoming..........    280.1    282.2    278.9    282.8    24.4    27.4    24.4    27.6    23.9    23.2    21.1    21.3
                                                                                                                      
 Puerto Rico......    945.3    928.8    950.1    939.2   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      33.5    25.8    32.9    25.5



                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                              Manufacturing             Trade, transportation, and             Information          
                                                                utilities                                           
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                         November        December        November        December        November        December   
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                       2009    2010    2009   2010p    2009    2010    2009   2010p    2009    2010    2009   2010p 
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
 Alabama............   240.6   239.5   240.0   238.4   367.3   369.8   366.9   371.6    23.8    22.8    23.8    22.9
 Alaska.............     9.1    10.4     6.5     6.9    61.6    60.6    61.6    61.0     6.5     6.3     6.4     6.2
 Arizona............   149.1   148.5   147.7   149.9   482.2   494.8   487.8   501.9    38.5    36.8    37.8    36.6
 Arkansas...........   159.8   165.7   160.5   165.3   234.8   233.9   233.2   232.6    15.6    15.4    15.6    15.4
 California......... 1,240.4 1,241.6 1,230.6 1,243.4 2,638.7 2,630.8 2,651.5 2,646.4   448.7   448.0   449.5   451.0
                                                                                                                    
 Colorado...........   125.7   124.0   126.4   123.6   404.0   402.0   405.4   406.7    73.9    70.2    73.5    70.0
 Connecticut........   168.2   167.8   169.3   168.2   295.9   294.1   299.6   298.2    34.7    33.8    34.5    33.9
 Delaware ..........    27.3    26.3    27.3    26.2    75.9    74.7    76.4    75.2     6.5     6.6     6.7     6.5
 District of                                                                                                        
   Columbia.........     1.4     1.3     1.4     1.3    26.9    27.2    27.4    27.0    18.4    18.6    18.3    18.6
 Florida............   307.4   300.8   307.6   302.7 1,471.4 1,480.3 1,485.4 1,494.8   140.0   134.3   137.3   132.0
                                                                                                                    
 Georgia............   341.5   335.6   339.5   334.8   818.5   819.7   823.1   818.4   103.0   101.2   102.6   100.8
 Hawaii ............    13.6    14.0    13.6    13.9   111.0   110.7   112.8   111.7     8.9     8.3     9.0     8.4
 Idaho .............    53.2    54.9    53.1    55.3   123.0   122.6   122.3   122.6     9.7     9.8     9.7     9.9
 Illinois...........   561.6   567.3   558.0   567.1 1,144.9 1,156.0 1,153.9 1,161.1   103.3   105.5   104.0   106.0
 Indiana............   434.8   439.7   429.1   441.4   556.2   561.0   558.1   562.7    36.4    35.4    36.2    35.9
                                                                                                                    
 Iowa...............   203.0   207.7   200.8   206.6   304.3   298.3   301.6   297.6    29.5    28.9    29.5    28.9
 Kansas.............   161.4   161.7   159.2   161.9   258.2   260.3   259.9   262.0    33.7    32.2    33.7    32.3
 Kentucky...........   209.2   215.1   209.4   215.5   365.4   372.3   365.4   373.6    26.6    26.1    26.6    26.3
 Louisiana..........   139.8   139.9   136.9   139.3   368.4   375.2   370.4   378.8    24.3    25.3    24.4    25.7
 Maine..............    52.6    54.3    52.1    54.2   120.3   121.0   120.7   121.2     9.1     9.0     9.1     8.9
                                                                                                                    
 Maryland...........   118.2   111.4   117.9   110.5   443.5   447.5   448.9   450.4    45.3    44.9    45.5    45.1
 Massachusetts......   252.5   254.7   253.7   254.3   542.2   546.7   545.2   553.7    84.5    85.6    84.4    86.4
 Michigan...........   457.6   468.6   455.0   465.5   719.6   719.5   722.7   721.7    53.4    50.4    53.1    50.2
 Minnesota..........   291.0   303.5   289.5   300.3   499.1   505.3   497.5   501.8    53.8    56.9    53.9    56.8
 Mississippi........   138.2   135.0   139.0   135.6   214.1   215.7   215.8   217.8    12.5    12.2    12.5    12.2
                                                                                                                    
 Missouri ..........   249.2   248.7   250.2   249.0   521.1   517.4   522.6   517.8    62.1    61.7    62.4    61.6
 Montana............    17.4    18.0    17.5    18.0    90.6    91.4    89.9    91.2     7.3     7.3     7.3     7.3
 Nebraska...........    92.4    92.2    93.1    93.3   197.5   199.1   199.6   201.3    17.3    17.0    17.2    17.1
 Nevada.............    38.7    37.8    38.5    37.5   211.1   212.2   212.0   212.7    12.8    12.4    12.6    12.5
 New Hampshire......    64.1    67.6    64.0    67.2   136.5   138.2   138.3   139.9    12.5    12.4    12.5    12.5
                                                                                                                    
 New Jersey.........   266.2   259.2   261.0   259.1   820.3   824.8   834.5   832.7    81.3    81.5    82.5    81.1
 New Mexico.........    29.7    30.9    29.3    30.7   134.7   131.4   134.6   131.3    15.6    15.2    15.4    15.1
 New York...........   464.8   464.3   462.0   461.2 1,473.7 1,470.1 1,486.9 1,485.8   250.8   247.7   252.9   249.1
 North Carolina.....   435.0   434.2   432.9   435.7   724.0   723.3   725.7   728.7    69.2    71.8    69.3    72.1
 North Dakota.......    23.5    23.7    23.2    23.6    78.3    79.0    78.9    80.1     7.4     7.4     7.4     7.4
                                                                                                                    
 Ohio...............   609.3   627.7   612.3   624.2   973.0   968.6   980.0   971.9    77.6    74.6    78.4    74.9
 Oklahoma...........   123.1   125.3   124.5   126.5   279.9   281.5   280.3   283.3    27.0    26.4    26.9    26.4
 Oregon.............   163.7   162.7   162.9   160.6   317.1   321.2   319.4   322.9    32.7    35.5    33.2    35.7
 Pennsylvania.......   557.2   565.2   555.7   563.5 1,091.8 1,101.0 1,099.9 1,111.8    98.3    98.7    99.3    98.0
 Rhode Island.......    41.2    40.1    40.3    40.1    73.2    72.4    73.6    73.5     9.9    10.2     9.9    10.2
                                                                                                                    
 South Carolina.....   208.4   212.3   207.5   212.5   348.5   349.7   350.0   351.2    27.7    27.9    27.9    28.1
 South Dakota.......    37.4    38.5    37.2    38.3    81.8    82.8    81.8    83.4     6.7     6.9     6.7     7.0
 Tennessee..........   302.7   304.9   300.0   302.4   559.6   566.3   561.0   567.3    46.3    43.4    46.1    44.1
 Texas..............   820.1   842.1   818.6   846.8 2,080.6 2,073.5 2,096.4 2,093.4   200.8   188.9   201.3   188.4
 Utah...............   109.1   111.3   108.9   111.4   238.7   238.2   240.1   239.5    29.8    29.6    30.1    29.5
                                                                                                                    
 Vermont............    31.0    31.7    30.9    32.1    56.6    56.6    56.3    56.0     5.4     5.2     5.4     5.2
 Virginia...........   234.9   230.3   233.6   230.5   627.9   636.9   631.2   641.7    78.2    75.2    78.0    74.2
 Washington.........   258.7   257.7   256.8   256.3   529.5   542.3   534.8   550.2   101.9   104.4   101.5   104.0
 West Virginia......    49.9    50.5    49.4    50.5   137.5   135.8   137.2   135.8    10.1    10.5    10.2    10.4
 Wisconsin..........   422.2   436.9   420.6   434.2   519.4   518.9   517.0   520.2    47.4    47.0    47.5    47.2
 Wyoming............     9.3     9.4     9.2     9.4    52.4    52.1    53.4    52.7     3.9     3.8     3.9     3.9
                                                                                                                    
 Puerto Rico........    89.8    88.7    90.6    88.7   171.9   162.7   177.8   171.6    18.1    18.0    18.2    18.3



                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                           Financial activities         Professional and business     Education and health services 
                                                                 services                                           
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                         November        December        November        December        November        December   
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                       2009    2010    2009   2010p    2009    2010    2009   2010p    2009    2010    2009   2010p 
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
 Alabama............    93.9    91.7    93.5    91.2   206.7   202.3   204.0   199.7   213.8   215.3   212.1   213.4
 Alaska.............    14.3    15.0    14.4    14.6    24.7    24.6    24.5    25.0    39.6    42.7    39.7    41.7
 Arizona............   164.8   161.6   165.4   162.4   345.9   357.3   346.2   358.1   338.2   351.2   337.7   351.5
 Arkansas...........    50.3    50.5    51.0    51.2   113.6   112.2   110.9   113.6   165.6   172.7   165.6   172.9
 California.........   783.4   780.0   785.2   788.3 2,037.7 2,095.0 2,037.1 2,104.5 1,760.1 1,792.2 1,763.3 1,794.8
                                                                                                                    
 Colorado...........   143.6   141.6   145.6   142.6   326.0   328.3   323.6   327.4   262.4   269.7   260.6   270.1
 Connecticut........   136.4   134.1   136.1   134.4   183.1   190.8   181.9   189.5   308.2   315.8   307.8   314.2
 Delaware ..........    42.8    43.2    42.9    42.7    56.7    55.6    57.3    54.4    64.6    66.7    64.4    66.5
 District of                                                                                                        
   Columbia.........    26.0    26.4    25.9    26.4   148.8   159.2   150.4   158.0   106.5   109.9   105.2   111.3
 Florida............   471.6   463.1   472.3   464.5 1,041.5 1,051.1 1,054.5 1,052.5 1,079.2 1,109.7 1,078.5 1,113.5
                                                                                                                    
 Georgia............   204.4   194.4   204.9   194.4   506.3   517.4   505.1   514.5   480.6   493.5   477.5   492.3
 Hawaii ............    27.8    27.3    28.1    27.3    69.9    69.3    69.5    69.7    76.2    76.6    76.4    77.1
 Idaho .............    29.3    30.2    29.2    30.5    74.6    74.1    73.9    73.4    82.8    87.0    82.7    87.8
 Illinois...........   365.9   360.3   367.6   361.5   780.7   794.9   773.9   787.8   830.5   844.0   825.9   839.7
 Indiana............   129.6   130.5   131.0   131.6   267.4   292.9   263.5   286.4   420.1   424.5   417.7   424.8
                                                                                                                    
 Iowa...............   101.4   100.5   102.5   101.0   119.3   128.6   118.1   125.1   217.6   219.4   216.9   218.9
 Kansas.............    70.0    68.1    71.0    67.8   136.3   138.2   134.1   137.8   182.8   183.8   182.4   181.9
 Kentucky...........    86.4    85.5    87.0    84.7   181.2   185.0   185.0   188.0   249.2   252.2   249.4   251.5
 Louisiana..........    89.2    88.2    88.5    88.4   192.1   195.4   192.1   194.8   270.9   281.5   271.8   280.6
 Maine..............    30.4    30.6    30.4    30.6    53.7    56.2    53.3    55.2   120.2   120.7   120.0   120.7
                                                                                                                    
 Maryland...........   140.7   137.1   138.8   137.4   387.2   396.2   385.8   394.3   399.3   408.0   398.6   406.1
 Massachusetts......   206.5   209.3   207.0   210.3   463.9   473.4   456.4   467.8   663.5   677.9   663.5   675.4
 Michigan...........   188.4   182.4   187.3   182.8   524.5   529.0   519.2   518.3   627.4   634.6   629.9   631.1
 Minnesota..........   170.8   168.2   170.2   167.5   309.2   322.2   309.0   317.2   456.8   470.4   458.0   467.8
 Mississippi........    45.2    44.6    45.6    44.9    85.7    91.1    83.6    90.3   133.9   136.7   134.0   136.7
                                                                                                                    
 Missouri ..........   162.2   156.5   162.7   157.4   311.4   310.0   312.0   309.3   410.2   411.5   408.5   411.1
 Montana............    20.6    20.6    21.2    20.7    38.8    37.7    37.0    37.8    62.7    62.6    62.1    63.1
 Nebraska...........    67.3    67.2    67.6    67.1    98.4   102.3    97.7   102.7   137.5   140.7   137.3   140.2
 Nevada.............    54.5    52.1    54.4    52.0   138.4   138.2   140.4   140.1    99.4    99.6   100.2   100.9
 New Hampshire......    35.3    35.1    35.2    35.2    62.4    66.6    66.4    66.4   107.9   110.4   107.4   110.1
                                                                                                                    
 New Jersey.........   250.0   253.4   249.0   252.3   576.4   590.7   573.7   585.8   608.1   608.6   608.3   606.6
 New Mexico.........    33.8    32.4    33.4    32.4   100.8    93.5   100.6    92.3   121.0   126.6   120.3   128.9
 New York...........   666.3   670.4   667.6   669.4 1,090.2 1,118.2 1,088.3 1,111.4 1,714.2 1,744.4 1,710.5 1,741.3
 North Carolina.....   199.9   199.5   199.9   200.4   467.5   484.2   463.6   484.3   549.9   553.3   550.1   553.6
 North Dakota.......    20.1    20.3    20.6    20.4    29.2    29.6    29.0    29.6    54.0    54.9    54.1    54.8
                                                                                                                    
 Ohio...............   272.0   260.9   272.1   262.1   620.2   629.5   610.0   624.9   838.5   851.4   839.9   849.6
 Oklahoma...........    81.2    84.1    80.9    84.5   164.2   171.2   164.3   168.8   206.3   213.3   206.2   212.3
 Oregon.............    94.5    93.4    94.6    93.5   174.3   178.6   172.8   180.0   226.0   229.4   227.1   229.3
 Pennsylvania.......   314.6   310.1   315.2   311.5   667.1   678.6   664.3   678.0 1,145.2 1,163.7 1,136.2 1,157.2
 Rhode Island.......    30.2    30.5    30.8    30.4    52.7    51.6    50.9    50.8   104.3   102.7   103.6   103.0
                                                                                                                    
 South Carolina.....   100.7   103.3   100.1   103.8   211.5   211.1   208.7   212.7   209.2   212.5   210.5   213.7
 South Dakota.......    29.9    28.0    29.6    28.2    25.4    26.7    25.3    26.8    64.7    64.7    64.6    64.7
 Tennessee..........   139.5   136.9   139.6   137.0   297.0   310.1   295.7   310.9   373.4   381.7   374.6   378.7
 Texas..............   627.8   631.7   628.4   633.3 1,237.7 1,300.2 1,228.5 1,293.4 1,365.6 1,417.4 1,367.0 1,413.0
 Utah...............    72.7    70.8    73.0    71.6   150.0   155.7   151.0   154.5   157.9   161.5   154.6   161.4
                                                                                                                    
 Vermont............    12.4    12.7    12.6    12.9    22.4    22.2    22.0    22.3    61.4    62.1    61.3    61.8
 Virginia...........   177.5   176.5   177.7   175.3   638.6   664.1   638.6   659.0   459.8   471.5   460.5   471.0
 Washington.........   140.6   138.9   139.8   135.8   326.5   337.2   324.4   336.8   380.2   389.8   376.7   389.7
 West Virginia......    27.9    27.2    28.0    27.2    59.9    60.0    58.8    60.3   120.9   121.7   120.3   121.9
 Wisconsin..........   157.1   153.6   157.6   153.3   253.5   258.6   247.0   257.2   417.8   424.7   418.9   427.6
 Wyoming............    10.9    10.9    11.0    10.9    16.9    16.4    16.4    16.4    25.6    26.6    25.7    26.5
                                                                                                                    
 Puerto Rico........    46.8    47.2    47.0    47.4    99.1   109.4   101.2   110.6   115.4   118.2   116.0   118.4



                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                         Leisure and hospitality              Other services                    Government          
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                         November        December        November        December        November        December   
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                       2009    2010    2009   2010p    2009    2010    2009   2010p    2009    2010    2009   2010p 
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
 Alabama............   167.3   171.9   164.0   169.1    78.6    80.3    79.3    80.2   386.1   388.6   385.4   388.0
 Alaska.............    29.1    26.8    28.7    28.8    11.4    11.4    11.5    11.2    86.1    85.8    85.7    86.1
 Arizona............   254.7   253.8   253.2   256.6    92.1    88.6    90.4    86.9   430.2   423.7   425.3   420.1
 Arkansas...........    99.1    98.4    96.3    96.2    44.5    48.8    43.7    45.8   222.3   217.5   221.7   216.7
 California......... 1,466.4 1,483.6 1,467.8 1,494.5   475.2   472.4   467.8   472.8 2,506.1 2,493.5 2,487.0 2,464.8
                                                                                                                    
 Colorado...........   251.6   252.3   260.0   266.4    93.3    93.6    94.3    94.2   400.2   399.0   396.8   396.1
 Connecticut........   131.5   136.7   132.8   135.5    61.9    60.9    61.7    61.5   254.4   250.5   252.6   249.6
 Delaware ..........    38.4    40.9    37.5    40.3    19.6    20.2    19.7    20.1    63.8    63.4    63.3    63.2
 District of                                                                                                        
   Columbia.........    58.5    59.7    57.6    58.7    64.0    64.2    63.5    63.4   242.9   249.4   243.6   250.4
 Florida............   890.3   915.5   892.9   926.4   308.8   320.5   310.6   320.1 1,140.6 1,133.4 1,130.2 1,126.4
                                                                                                                    
 Georgia............   378.7   379.2   372.3   374.8   157.6   160.5   155.6   158.6   694.5   689.0   689.3   685.3
 Hawaii ............   100.8   104.4   101.1   104.6    26.4    26.6    26.5    26.3   126.1   130.5   126.9   127.5
 Idaho .............    57.9    57.0    58.0    58.0    20.3    20.7    20.4    20.7   121.9   120.6   121.0   119.7
 Illinois...........   502.6   498.9   496.9   496.2   252.7   256.5   251.9   257.6   871.1   869.8   862.2   864.1
 Indiana............   269.3   273.4   266.9   264.8   105.2   103.6   105.1   104.4   454.9   446.0   451.5   440.2
                                                                                                                    
 Iowa...............   129.7   128.3   125.4   129.6    57.9    59.4    57.5    59.7   260.7   260.1   259.2   258.9
 Kansas.............   110.9   110.8   110.9   109.2    52.6    55.4    53.0    55.6   271.4   270.4   270.6   266.9
 Kentucky...........   168.9   170.5   164.5   166.5    67.7    69.2    68.0    70.3   330.4   328.8   329.5   327.4
 Louisiana..........   193.3   197.2   194.9   196.7    69.2    68.0    67.8    67.6   373.3   370.1   371.3   368.0
 Maine..............    53.5    53.3    53.4    53.3    19.1    19.7    19.2    19.6   106.9   105.6   107.3   105.5
                                                                                                                    
 Maryland...........   222.2   232.0   217.9   228.4   115.6   110.6   115.6   109.9   501.6   510.4   499.3   507.8
 Massachusetts......   287.9   291.9   280.4   285.4   115.2   117.0   115.5   116.3   447.2   447.9   447.9   448.6
 Michigan...........   366.1   360.5   361.4   360.7   164.4   166.6   164.0   164.6   665.5   646.0   655.1   638.6
 Minnesota..........   226.4   237.6   225.9   235.5   113.0   110.6   113.1   110.8   426.4   424.7   422.8   415.8
 Mississippi........   116.9   120.3   116.4   118.6    35.0    35.6    35.3    36.2   253.8   247.9   253.1   247.6
                                                                                                                    
 Missouri ..........   269.8   272.9   264.6   267.3   117.8   119.7   117.6   119.6   468.2   469.6   466.6   468.5
 Montana............    52.8    51.2    53.7    54.3    16.4    17.8    15.8    17.5    91.0    89.4    90.0    88.6
 Nebraska...........    79.6    81.3    77.9    79.1    36.3    35.9    35.4    35.7   171.9   171.3   170.1   170.6
 Nevada.............   302.0   299.4   301.5   301.2    33.5    34.9    33.3    34.4   158.5   155.5   157.9   155.4
 New Hampshire......    56.4    59.5    60.2    62.6    21.4    23.6    22.3    23.0   102.1   102.7   101.2   102.7
                                                                                                                    
 New Jersey.........   328.7   324.9   326.3   322.5   160.9   160.3   160.7   159.6   664.6   638.1   662.9   633.9
 New Mexico.........    83.3    83.5    84.9    84.0    27.7    27.9    27.7    28.7   203.6   203.6   202.3   201.0
 New York...........   704.7   714.9   700.6   710.3   366.1   383.0   365.4   380.2 1,533.1 1,491.4 1,523.3 1,488.6
 North Carolina.....   387.9   381.9   383.0   375.4   161.9   157.9   159.9   157.3   747.6   747.8   743.3   742.8
 North Dakota.......    34.3    34.2    34.1    34.2    15.8    15.9    15.8    16.3    80.6    81.5    81.1    81.8
                                                                                                                    
 Ohio...............   465.4   468.1   461.4   467.2   212.6   208.1   211.5   209.5   805.6   795.5   799.9   791.9
 Oklahoma...........   138.2   141.2   137.7   141.4    61.6    58.5    62.8    57.7   346.4   335.8   344.3   334.8
 Oregon.............   160.1   161.1   158.4   160.9    56.8    58.5    56.6    57.8   305.5   306.7   303.0   301.6
 Pennsylvania.......   478.0   488.2   476.8   487.2   247.0   248.5   247.6   247.9   778.8   779.9   772.6   774.0
 Rhode Island.......    45.9    46.2    45.0    44.6    21.6    22.5    22.0    22.5    62.5    62.3    62.4    62.2
                                                                                                                    
 South Carolina.....   200.5   198.1   194.7   194.2    68.4    70.3    67.9    69.4   359.9   360.0   358.8   358.9
 South Dakota.......    41.8    42.3    39.9    40.9    15.6    16.0    15.6    15.8    78.8    79.7    78.1    78.7
 Tennessee..........   258.1   259.3   256.2   257.0   101.0   102.3   101.0   101.2   437.7   434.8   435.9   434.5
 Texas..............   994.7 1,009.4   987.4 1,012.1   357.4   365.2   353.6   365.4 1,873.7 1,875.9 1,861.5 1,866.3
 Utah...............   103.2   103.8   105.8   107.7    34.1    35.1    33.5    34.7   219.0   218.7   217.4   217.9
                                                                                                                    
 Vermont............    28.1    28.2    34.3    33.0     9.4     9.3     9.6     9.5    57.4    57.3    57.5    57.0
 Virginia...........   324.9   333.4   321.3   327.3   185.9   190.4   189.5   187.8   704.8   711.6   702.3   710.0
 Washington.........   253.4   258.7   253.7   258.6   106.7   104.7   107.0   102.6   555.2   553.4   548.8   548.1
 West Virginia......    68.9    72.1    68.5    71.8    54.9    55.8    54.8    56.0   151.6   153.0   151.1   153.0
 Wisconsin..........   239.6   240.7   237.0   238.8   136.3   140.6   137.3   141.5   441.2   440.4   435.8   436.7
 Wyoming............    28.7    27.4    29.6    29.0    11.2    11.2    11.0    11.2    72.9    73.8    73.2    73.9
                                                                                                                    
 Puerto Rico........    70.8    70.4    71.1    71.0    15.7    16.1    15.7    16.2   284.2   272.3   279.6   271.5

   1 Mining and logging is combined with construction.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2009 benchmark levels. 
Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes
available.




Last Modified Date: January 25, 2011
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