Economic News Release

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release



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     REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT:  JANUARY 2009

   Regional and state unemployment rates were nearly all higher in
January.  Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia recorded over-
the-month unemployment rate increases, while all states and the Dis-
trict of Columbia had higher rates than a year earlier, the Bureau of
Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.  The
national unemployment rate rose from 7.2 percent in December to 7.6
percent in January and was 2.7 percentage points higher than a year
earlier.

   In January, nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 42 states,
increased in 7 states as well as the District of Columbia, and was
unchanged in 1 state (Vermont).  The largest over-the-month decreases
in the level of employment were recorded in California (-79,300),
Michigan (-60,800), Ohio (-59,600), and Texas (-50,600).  Michigan 
(-1.5 percent) reported the largest over-the-month percentage decrease
in employment, followed by Arizona and Ohio (-1.1 percent each) and
Nevada (-1.0 percent).  The largest over-the-month increases in the
level of employment were reported by Maryland (+6,000), the District
of Columbia (+5,800), and New Hampshire (+4,100).  The District of
Columbia experienced the largest over-the-month percentage increase in
employment (+0.8 percent), followed by New Hampshire (+0.6 percent),
Maine (+0.3 percent), and Hawaii, Maryland, and Montana (+0.2 percent
each).  Over the year, nonfarm employment decreased in 44 states and
increased in 6 states and the District of Columbia.  The largest over-
the-year percentage decreases in employment were reported by Arizona
and Michigan (-6.2 percent each), Nevada (-5.1 percent), Florida (-4.5
percent), and Ohio (-4.0 percent).  The largest over-the-year percent-
age increases in employment were reported by Wyoming (+2.4 percent), 
the District of Columbia (+1.7 percent), Alaska (+0.9 percent), North 
Dakota (+0.8 percent), and Oklahoma (+0.4 percent).

     
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   |  Regional, State, and Metropolitan Area Data Series Changes |
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   |   In accordance with annual practices, historical data have |
   |been revised in tables 1 through 6 of this news release and  |
   |the ranges used to depict data in charts 1 and 2 have been   |
   |updated to reflect current economic conditions.  For detail- |
   |ed information on the data revisions, see the box note on    |
   |page 3.                                                      |
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Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

   In January, the West and Midwest again posted the highest regional
jobless rates, 8.7 and 8.1 percent, respectively.  The Northeast
recorded the lowest rate, 7.1 percent.  All four regions registered
statistically significant unemployment rate increases from December,
led by the West (+1.3 percentage points).  (The over-the-month changes
between December and January were affected by the end-of-year seasonal
adjustment of historical data, which lowered the unemployment rates in
late 2008, during the period of steep economic decline, and raised
them earlier in the year.)  All four regions also reported significant
jobless rate increases from January 2008.  The West recorded the larg-
est over-the-year rate increase (+3.5 percentage points).  (See
table 1.)

   Among the nine geographic divisions, the Pacific and East North
Central recorded the highest unemployment rates in January, 9.6 and
8.9 percent, respectively.  The West South Central registered the
lowest jobless rate, 6.1 percent.  All nine divisions reported sta-
tistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate increases.
The East South Central and Pacific posted the largest increases (+1.4
percentage points each).  All nine divisions also had significant over-
the-year rate increases, with the Pacific recording the largest change
(+3.9 percentage points).

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

   In January, Michigan again reported the highest jobless rate, 11.6
percent, followed by South Carolina, 10.4 percent; Rhode Island, 10.3
percent; and California, 10.1 percent.  Both Rhode Island and Georgia
(8.6 percent) posted the highest unemployment rates in their respec-
tive series.  (All state series begin in 1976.)  Four additional
states and the District of Columbia recorded rates over 9.0 percent in
January.  Wyoming registered the lowest unemployment rate, 3.7 percent.  
Overall, 13 states and the District of Columbia had significantly 
higher jobless rates than the U.S. figure of 7.6 percent, 23 states 
reported measurably lower rates, and 14 states had rates little dif-
ferent from that of the nation.  (See tables A and 3.)

   Forty-seven states and the District of Columbia recorded statisti-
cally significant over-the-month unemployment rate increases in January.
North Carolina, Oregon, and South Carolina recorded the largest rate
increases (+1.6 percentage points each).  Three states registered 
January unemployment rates that were not appreciably different from
those of a month earlier, though they had changes that were at least as
large numerically as the significant changes.  (See table B.)

   North Carolina and South Carolina reported the largest jobless rate
increases from a year earlier (+4.7 percentage points each).  Six
additional states also recorded increases of 4.0 percentage points or
more, and nine other states and the District of Columbia posted over-
the-year rate increases of 3.0 percentage points or more.  The remain-
ing 33 states had smaller, but also statistically significant, rate in-
creases from January 2008.  (See table C.)

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Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

   Between December 2008 and January 2009, 20 states and the District
of Columbia recorded statistically significant changes in employment.
The largest statistically significant decreases in employment were
reported by California (-79,300), Michigan (-60,800), Ohio (-59,600),
and Texas (-50,600), while the District of Columbia (+5,800) reported
the only statistically significant increase in employment.  (See
tables D and 5).

   Over the year, 36 states recorded statistically significant changes
in employment--35 states experienced employment decreases, while
Wyoming (+7,000) reported the only significant gain in employment. The 
largest statistically significant over-the-year decreases were reported 
in California (-494,000), Florida (-355,700), Michigan (-263,800), and 
Ohio (-214,600).  (See table E.)

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   The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment release for
January is scheduled to be issued on Thursday, March 19.  The Regional
and State Employment and Unemployment release for February is scheduled 
to be issued on Friday, March 27.





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   |  Revisions to Regional, State, and Metropolitan Area Data Series |
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   |    Effective with the release of 2008 annual average estimates   |
   | on February 27, the labor force data for regions, divisions,     |
   | states, the District of Columbia, and the modeled substate       |
   | areas presented in tables 1 through 4 of this news release       |
   | have been revised to incorporate updated population controls,    |
   | re-estimation of models, and adjustment to new division and      |
   | national control totals.  Estimates in tables 1 and 3 of this    |
   | release also incorporate revised seasonal adjustment factors.    |
   | Both not seasonally adjusted and seasonally adjusted data were   |
   | revised back to 2004.  The updated population controls reflect   |
   | the annual updating of population estimates by the U.S. Census   |
   | Bureau.                                                          |
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   |    In addition, effective with this release, nonfarm payroll     |
   | estimates for states and areas have been revised to reflect      |
   | 2008 benchmark levels (tables 5 and 6), as well as updated       |
   | seasonal adjustment factors (table 5).  For all states, not      |
   | seasonally adjusted data back to April 2007 and seasonally       |
   | adjusted data back to January 2004 were revised.  For more       |
   | information on benchmark procedures, see http://www.bls.gov/     |
   | sae/benchmark09.pdf.                                             |
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Table A.  States with unemployment rates significantly differ-
ent from that of the U.S., January 2009, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
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United States (1) ...................|           7.6
                                     |
Arkansas ............................|           6.4
California ..........................|          10.1
Colorado ............................|           6.6
Delaware ............................|           6.7
District of Columbia ................|           9.3
Florida .............................|           8.6
Georgia .............................|           8.6
Hawaii ..............................|           6.1
Idaho ...............................|           6.6
Indiana .............................|           9.2
                                     |
Iowa ................................|           4.8
Kansas ..............................|           5.8
Kentucky ............................|           8.7
Louisiana ...........................|           5.1
Maryland ............................|           6.2
Michigan ............................|          11.6
Montana .............................|           5.6
Nebraska ............................|           4.3
Nevada ..............................|           9.4
New Hampshire .......................|           5.1
                                     |
New Mexico ..........................|           5.1
New York ............................|           7.0
North Carolina ......................|           9.7
North Dakota ........................|           4.2
Ohio ................................|           8.8
Oklahoma ............................|           5.0
Oregon ..............................|           9.9
Rhode Island ........................|          10.3
South Carolina ......................|          10.4
South Dakota ........................|           4.4
                                     |
Tennessee ...........................|           8.6
Texas ...............................|           6.4
Utah ................................|           4.6
Vermont .............................|           6.8
Virginia ............................|           6.0
West Virginia .......................|           5.3
Wyoming .............................|           3.7
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   1 Data are not preliminary.
   p = preliminary.


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Table B.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from December 2008 to January 2009, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------------------| Over-the-month
             State              |  December |  January  | rate change(p)
                                |    2008   |  2009(p)  |
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Alabama ........................|     6.5   |     7.8   |       1.3
Alaska .........................|     6.8   |     7.9   |       1.1
Arizona ........................|     6.6   |     7.0   |        .4
Arkansas .......................|     5.7   |     6.4   |        .7
California .....................|     8.7   |    10.1   |       1.4
Colorado .......................|     5.8   |     6.6   |        .8
Connecticut ....................|     6.6   |     7.3   |        .7
Delaware .......................|     5.7   |     6.7   |       1.0
District of Columbia ...........|     8.2   |     9.3   |       1.1
Florida ........................|     7.6   |     8.6   |       1.0
                                |           |           |      
Georgia ........................|     7.5   |     8.6   |       1.1
Hawaii .........................|     5.1   |     6.1   |       1.0
Idaho ..........................|     6.1   |     6.6   |        .5
Illinois .......................|     7.2   |     7.9   |        .7
Indiana ........................|     7.8   |     9.2   |       1.4
Iowa ...........................|     4.4   |     4.8   |        .4
Kansas .........................|     5.0   |     5.8   |        .8
Kentucky .......................|     7.6   |     8.7   |       1.1
Maine ..........................|     6.5   |     7.8   |       1.3
Maryland .......................|     5.4   |     6.2   |        .8
                                |           |           |
Massachusetts ..................|     6.4   |     7.4   |       1.0
Michigan .......................|    10.2   |    11.6   |       1.4
Minnesota ......................|     6.6   |     7.6   |       1.0
Mississippi ....................|     7.8   |     8.7   |        .9
Missouri .......................|     7.1   |     8.0   |        .9
Montana ........................|     5.0   |     5.6   |        .6
Nebraska .......................|     3.9   |     4.3   |        .4
Nevada .........................|     8.4   |     9.4   |       1.0
New Hampshire ..................|     4.3   |     5.1   |        .8
New Jersey .....................|     6.8   |     7.3   |        .5
                                |           |           |
New Mexico .....................|     4.7   |     5.1   |        .4
New York .......................|     6.6   |     7.0   |        .4
North Carolina .................|     8.1   |     9.7   |       1.6
North Dakota ...................|     3.3   |     4.2   |        .9
Ohio ...........................|     7.4   |     8.8   |       1.4
Oregon .........................|     8.3   |     9.9   |       1.6
Pennsylvania ...................|     6.4   |     7.0   |        .6
Rhode Island ...................|     9.4   |    10.3   |        .9
South Carolina .................|     8.8   |    10.4   |       1.6
South Dakota ...................|     3.7   |     4.4   |        .7
                                |           |           |
Tennessee ......................|     7.6   |     8.6   |       1.0
Texas ..........................|     5.6   |     6.4   |        .8
Utah ...........................|     4.1   |     4.6   |        .5
Vermont ........................|     5.9   |     6.8   |        .9
Virginia .......................|     5.0   |     6.0   |       1.0
Washington .....................|     6.5   |     7.8   |       1.3
West Virginia ..................|     4.5   |     5.3   |        .8
Wisconsin ......................|     5.9   |     6.9   |       1.0
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Table C.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from January 2008 to January 2009, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------------------| Over-the-year
             State              |  January  |  January  | rate change(p)
                                |    2008   |  2009(p)  |
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Alabama ........................|     3.9   |     7.8   |       3.9
Alaska .........................|     6.4   |     7.9   |       1.5
Arizona ........................|     4.4   |     7.0   |       2.6
Arkansas .......................|     4.8   |     6.4   |       1.6
California .....................|     6.1   |    10.1   |       4.0
Colorado .......................|     4.3   |     6.6   |       2.3
Connecticut ....................|     5.0   |     7.3   |       2.3
Delaware .......................|     3.9   |     6.7   |       2.8
District of Columbia ...........|     5.9   |     9.3   |       3.4
Florida ........................|     5.0   |     8.6   |       3.6
                                |           |           |
Georgia ........................|     5.2   |     8.6   |       3.4
Hawaii .........................|     3.0   |     6.1   |       3.1
Idaho ..........................|     3.7   |     6.6   |       2.9
Illinois .......................|     5.8   |     7.9   |       2.1
Indiana ........................|     4.8   |     9.2   |       4.4
Iowa ...........................|     3.9   |     4.8   |        .9
Kansas .........................|     3.9   |     5.8   |       1.9
Kentucky .......................|     5.5   |     8.7   |       3.2
Louisiana ......................|     3.8   |     5.1   |       1.3
Maine ..........................|     4.8   |     7.8   |       3.0
                                |           |           |
Maryland .......................|     3.6   |     6.2   |       2.6
Massachusetts ..................|     4.6   |     7.4   |       2.8
Michigan .......................|     7.3   |    11.6   |       4.3
Minnesota ......................|     4.8   |     7.6   |       2.8
Mississippi ....................|     6.0   |     8.7   |       2.7
Missouri .......................|     5.5   |     8.0   |       2.5
Montana ........................|     3.9   |     5.6   |       1.7
Nebraska .......................|     3.0   |     4.3   |       1.3
Nevada .........................|     5.3   |     9.4   |       4.1
New Hampshire ..................|     3.5   |     5.1   |       1.6
                                |           |           |
New Jersey .....................|     4.6   |     7.3   |       2.7
New Mexico .....................|     3.7   |     5.1   |       1.4
New York .......................|     4.7   |     7.0   |       2.3
North Carolina .................|     5.0   |     9.7   |       4.7
North Dakota ...................|     3.0   |     4.2   |       1.2
Ohio ...........................|     5.7   |     8.8   |       3.1
Oklahoma .......................|     3.3   |     5.0   |       1.7
Oregon .........................|     5.3   |     9.9   |       4.6
Pennsylvania ...................|     4.6   |     7.0   |       2.4
Rhode Island ...................|     6.3   |    10.3   |       4.0
                                |           |           |
South Carolina .................|     5.7   |    10.4   |       4.7
South Dakota ...................|     2.7   |     4.4   |       1.7
Tennessee ......................|     5.3   |     8.6   |       3.3
Texas ..........................|     4.4   |     6.4   |       2.0
Utah ...........................|     3.2   |     4.6   |       1.4
Vermont ........................|     4.3   |     6.8   |       2.5
Virginia .......................|     3.4   |     6.0   |       2.6
Washington .....................|     4.6   |     7.8   |       3.2
West Virginia ..................|     4.1   |     5.3   |       1.2
Wisconsin ......................|     4.4   |     6.9   |       2.5
Wyoming ........................|     2.7   |     3.7   |       1.0
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   p = preliminary.


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Table D.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
December 2008 to January 2009, seasonally adjusted

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                              |   December  |   January   | Over-the-month
           State              |     2008    |   2009(p)   |    change(p)
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Alabama.......................|   1,953,500 |   1,939,100 |     -14,400
Arizona.......................|   2,534,100 |   2,506,900 |     -27,200
California....................|  14,727,400 |  14,648,100 |     -79,300
Colorado......................|   2,320,600 |   2,310,300 |     -10,300
District of Columbia..........|     704,700 |     710,500 |       5,800
Illinois......................|   5,849,500 |   5,820,200 |     -29,300
Indiana.......................|   2,899,400 |   2,887,000 |     -12,400
Kentucky......................|   1,823,800 |   1,813,200 |     -10,600
Louisiana.....................|   1,948,600 |   1,936,300 |     -12,300
Michigan......................|   4,038,100 |   3,977,300 |     -60,800
                              |             |             |            
Minnesota.....................|   2,722,300 |   2,701,600 |     -20,700
Missouri......................|   2,770,900 |   2,759,400 |     -11,500
Nevada........................|   1,235,600 |   1,223,600 |     -12,000
North Carolina................|   4,048,200 |   4,010,200 |     -38,000
Ohio..........................|   5,271,800 |   5,212,200 |     -59,600
Oregon........................|   1,689,600 |   1,675,000 |     -14,600
South Carolina................|   1,884,100 |   1,873,400 |     -10,700
Tennessee.....................|   2,726,100 |   2,713,100 |     -13,000
Texas.........................|  10,631,300 |  10,580,700 |     -50,600
Utah..........................|   1,246,700 |   1,239,300 |      -7,400
Wisconsin.....................|   2,832,800 |   2,819,800 |     -13,000
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Table E.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
January 2008 to January 2009, seasonally adjusted

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                              |   January   |   January   | Over-the-year
           State              |     2008    |   2009(p)   |    change(p)
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Alabama.......................|   2,008,700 |   1,939,100 |     -69,600
Arizona.......................|   2,673,200 |   2,506,900 |    -166,300
California....................|  15,142,100 |  14,648,100 |    -494,000
Colorado......................|   2,354,900 |   2,310,300 |     -44,600
Connecticut...................|   1,708,600 |   1,670,300 |     -38,300
Delaware......................|     437,000 |     421,700 |     -15,300
Florida.......................|   7,913,400 |   7,557,700 |    -355,700
Georgia.......................|   4,150,900 |   4,003,100 |    -147,800
Hawaii........................|     627,900 |     610,900 |     -17,000
Illinois......................|   5,995,300 |   5,820,200 |    -175,100
                              |             |             |            
Indiana.......................|   2,985,100 |   2,887,000 |     -98,100
Iowa..........................|   1,526,700 |   1,509,200 |     -17,500
Kentucky......................|   1,868,800 |   1,813,200 |     -55,600
Maine.........................|     620,600 |     606,400 |     -14,200
Maryland......................|   2,613,400 |   2,574,400 |     -39,000
Massachusetts.................|   3,297,900 |   3,225,300 |     -72,600
Michigan......................|   4,241,100 |   3,977,300 |    -263,800
Minnesota.....................|   2,774,300 |   2,701,600 |     -72,700
Mississippi...................|   1,158,300 |   1,125,300 |     -33,000
Missouri......................|   2,803,600 |   2,759,400 |     -44,200
                              |             |             |            
Nevada........................|   1,288,700 |   1,223,600 |     -65,100
New Jersey....................|   4,091,000 |   3,991,600 |     -99,400
New York......................|   8,799,600 |   8,695,000 |    -104,600
North Carolina................|   4,167,700 |   4,010,200 |    -157,500
Ohio..........................|   5,426,800 |   5,212,200 |    -214,600
Oregon........................|   1,737,800 |   1,675,000 |     -62,800
Pennsylvania..................|   5,817,900 |   5,745,700 |     -72,200
Rhode Island..................|     488,600 |     469,600 |     -19,000
South Carolina................|   1,949,000 |   1,873,400 |     -75,600
Tennessee.....................|   2,805,400 |   2,713,100 |     -92,300
                              |             |             |            
Utah..........................|   1,260,000 |   1,239,300 |     -20,700
Vermont.......................|     308,600 |     297,800 |     -10,800
Virginia......................|   3,771,500 |   3,709,300 |     -62,200
Washington....................|   2,969,800 |   2,919,400 |     -50,400
Wisconsin.....................|   2,891,800 |   2,819,800 |     -72,000
Wyoming.......................|     294,600 |     301,600 |       7,000
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Technical Note

   This release presents labor force and unemployment data for census
regions and divisions, states, and selected substate areas from the
Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program (tables 1 to 4).  Also
presented are nonfarm payroll employment estimates by state and major
industry sector from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program
(tables 5 and 6).  The LAUS and CES programs are both federal-state
cooperative endeavors.

Labor force and unemployment--from the LAUS program

   Definitions.  The labor force and unemployment data are based on the
same concepts and definitions as those used for the official national
estimates obtained from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a sample
survey of households that is conducted for the Bureau of Labor Statis-
tics (BLS) by the U.S. Census Bureau.  The LAUS program measures employ-
ment and unemployment on a place-of-residence basis.  The universe for
each is the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of age and
over.  Employed persons are those who did any work at all for pay or
profit in the reference week (the week including the 12th of the month)
or worked 15 hours or more without pay in a family business or farm,
plus those not working who had a job from which they were temporarily
absent, whether or not paid, for such reasons as labor-management dis-
pute, illness, or vacation.  Unemployed persons are those who were not
employed during the reference week (based on the definition above), had
actively looked for a job sometime in the 4-week period ending with the
reference week, and were currently available for work; persons on 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 unem-
ployment 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 unemploy-
ment 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 divi-
sions and the five additional substate areas contained in this release (the
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor and Detroit-Warren-Livonia metropolitan areas and
the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, 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, histori-



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cal 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.  Seasonal adjustment of modeled estimates of em-
ployment and unemployment levels is performed within the modeling procedure.
Series are decomposed into trend, seasonal, and irregular components and sur-
vey error.  This directly yields seasonally adjusted estimates for employment
and unemployment levels with reliability measures. Labor force levels and un-
employment rates are calculated from these two estimates.

   Area definitions.  The substate area data published in this release reflect
the standards and definitions established by the U.S. Office of Management and
Budget on November 20, 2008.  A detailed list of the geographic definitions is
available on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.

Employment--from the CES program

   Definitions.  Employment data refer to persons on establishment payrolls who
receive pay for any part of the pay period that includes the 12th of the month.
Persons are counted at their place of work rather than at their place of resi-
dence; those appearing on more than one payroll are counted on each payroll.  In-
dustries are classified on the basis of their principal activity in accordance
with the 2007 version of the North American Industry Classification System.

   Method of estimation.  The employment data are estimated using a "link rela-
tive" technique in which a ratio (link relative) of current-month employment to
that of the previous month is computed from a sample of establishments reporting
for both months.  The estimates of employment for the current month are obtained
by multiplying the estimates for the previous month by these ratios.  Small-do-
main models are used as the official estimators for the approximately 44 percent
of CES published series which have insufficient sample for direct sample-based
estimates.

   Annual revisions.  Employment estimates are adjusted annually to a complete
count of jobs, called benchmarks, derived principally from tax reports that are
submitted by employers who are covered under state unemployment insurance (UI)
laws.  The benchmark information is used to adjust the monthly estimates between
the new benchmark and the preceding one and also to establish the level of em-
ployment for the new benchmark month.  Thus, the benchmarking process establishes
the level of employment, and the sample is used to measure the month-to-month
changes in the level for the subsequent months.

   Seasonal adjustment.  Payroll employment data are seasonally adjusted at the
statewide supersector level.  In some states, the seasonally adjusted payroll em-
ployment total is computed by aggregating the independently adjusted super-sector
series.  In other states, the seasonally adjusted payroll employment total is in-
dependently adjusted.  Revisions of historical data for the most recent 5 years
are made once a year, coincident with annual benchmark adjustments.

   Caution on aggregating state data.  State estimation procedures are designed
to produce accurate data for each individual state.  BLS independently develops
a national employment series; state estimates are not forced to sum to national
totals.  Because each state series is subject to larger sampling and nonsampling
errors than the national series, summing them cumulates individual state level
errors and can cause significant distortions at an aggregate level.  Due to these
statistical limitations, BLS does not compile a "sum-of-states" employment series,
and cautions users that such a series is subject to a relatively large and vola-
tile error structure.



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Reliability of the estimates

   The estimates presented in this release are based on sample surveys, adminis-
trative data, and modeling and, thus, are subject to sampling and other types of
errors.  Sampling error is a measure of sampling variability--that is, variation
that occurs by chance because a sample rather than the entire population is sur-
veyed.  Survey data also are subject to nonsampling errors, such as those which
can be introduced into the data collection and processing operations.  Estimates
not directly derived from sample surveys are subject to additional errors 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 com-
puted using the rounded data displayed in the tables.

   Use of error measures.  In 2005, the LAUS program introduced several improve-
ments to its methodology.  Among these was the development of model-based error
measures for the monthly estimates and the estimates of over-the-month changes.
The introductory section of this release preserves the long-time practice of high-
lighting 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 sea-
sonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data and for over-the-month changes are
available online at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lastderr.htm.  BLS uses a 90-percent con-
fidence level in determining whether changes in LAUS unemployment rates are statisti-
cally significant.  The average magnitude 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 between 0.3 and 0.4 percentage point.  More details 
can be found on the Web site.  Measures of nonsampling error are not available, but ad-
ditional information on the subject is provided in Employment and Earnings Online at 
http://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 http://www.bls.gov/sae/790stderr.htm.  BLS uses a 90-
percent confidence level in determining whether changes in CES employment levels are 
statistically significant.  Information on recent benchmark revisions for states is 
available on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/sae/.

Additional information

   More complete information on the technical procedures used to develop these esti-
mates 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 metropolitan areas and metropolitan New
England City and Town Areas (NECTAs) are available in the news release, Metropolitan
Area Employment and Unemployment.  Estimates of labor force, employment, and unemploy-
ment 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 http://www.bls.
gov/lau/.  Employment data from the CES program are available on the Internet at 
http://www.bls.gov/sae/.

   Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individ-
uals upon request.  Voice phone:  (202) 691-5200; TDD message referral phone:
1-800-877-8339.







 LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA
 
 
 Table 1. Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, seasonally adjusted (1)
 
 (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                         Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                 
                              Civilian labor force                                                                               
  Census region and                                                                                                              
       division                                                          Number                      Percent of labor force      
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                        Jan.     Nov.     Dec.     Jan.     Jan.     Nov.     Dec.     Jan.     Jan.     Nov.     Dec.     Jan.  
                        2008     2008     2008     2009     2008     2008     2008     2009     2008     2008     2008     2009  
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
 Northeast........... 28,091.2 28,394.9 28,456.6 28,334.5  1,334.3  1,747.1  1,827.5  2,021.1    4.7      6.2      6.4      7.1  
                                                                                                                                 
   New England.......  7,640.9  7,700.2  7,709.7  7,688.2    357.5    474.0    490.5    563.6    4.7      6.2      6.4      7.3  
   Middle Atlantic... 20,450.2 20,694.7 20,747.0 20,646.2    976.8  1,273.2  1,337.0  1,457.5    4.8      6.2      6.4      7.1  
                                                                                                                                 
 South............... 54,562.1 55,283.4 55,357.6 55,139.7  2,536.9  3,485.5  3,593.2  4,190.8    4.6      6.3      6.5      7.6  
                                                                                                                                 
   South Atlantic.... 29,305.6 29,638.1 29,672.7 29,530.8  1,369.3  1,992.6  2,065.6  2,428.0    4.7      6.7      7.0      8.2  
   East South Central  8,539.2  8,564.0  8,573.0  8,566.3    449.3    578.6    599.1    719.3    5.3      6.8      7.0      8.4  
   West South Central 16,717.2 17,081.2 17,111.9 17,042.6    718.3    914.3    928.5  1,043.5    4.3      5.4      5.4      6.1  
                                                                                                                                 
 Midwest............. 34,853.2 34,812.9 34,808.7 34,705.6  1,843.7  2,345.0  2,408.4  2,826.0    5.3      6.7      6.9      8.1  
                                                                                                                                 
   East North Central 23,968.4 23,847.5 23,837.4 23,767.2  1,369.0  1,756.5  1,809.9  2,118.6    5.7      7.4      7.6      8.9  
   West North Central 10,884.8 10,965.4 10,971.2 10,938.3    474.7    588.5    598.6    707.4    4.4      5.4      5.5      6.5  
                                                                                                                                 
 West................ 35,593.7 36,324.1 36,409.2 36,278.3  1,858.3  2,619.6  2,710.6  3,150.7    5.2      7.2      7.4      8.7  
                                                                                                                                 
   Mountain.......... 11,015.2 11,238.1 11,257.9 11,201.3    459.9    639.0    653.5    739.6    4.2      5.7      5.8      6.6  
   Pacific........... 24,578.5 25,086.0 25,151.3 25,076.9  1,398.4  1,980.6  2,057.1  2,411.1    5.7      7.9      8.2      9.6  

   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.  Data have been
 revised back to January 2004 to incorporate updated population controls, reestimation of models, adjustment to new division and
 national control totals, and revised seasonal adjustment.







         Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, not seasonally adjusted (1)
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                         Unemployed                        
                                                                                                                           
                                    Civilian labor force                                                                   
                                                                                                                           
        Census region and                                                      Number                Percent of labor force
             division                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                           
                                 December          January           December          January        December    January  
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                              2007     2008     2008     2009     2007     2008     2008     2009    2007  2008  2008  2009
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
       Northeast........... 28,038.8 28,255.5 28,010.5 28,165.6  1,251.0  1,874.6  1,488.5  2,204.4   4.5   6.6   5.3   7.8
                                                                                                                           
         New England.......  7,621.8  7,644.2  7,610.9  7,635.1    333.1    499.8    404.2    619.3   4.4   6.5   5.3   8.1
         Middle Atlantic... 20,417.0 20,611.3 20,399.6 20,530.5    917.9  1,374.7  1,084.3  1,585.1   4.5   6.7   5.3   7.7
                                                                                                                           
       South............... 54,503.1 54,975.0 54,357.0 54,740.7  2,440.9  3,724.2  2,676.3  4,388.5   4.5   6.8   4.9   8.0
                                                                                                                           
         South Atlantic.... 29,227.0 29,438.9 29,199.8 29,311.2  1,304.6  2,150.3  1,420.6  2,509.0   4.5   7.3   4.9   8.6
         East South Central  8,573.3  8,549.9  8,493.7  8,498.9    438.9    624.1    483.8    768.5   5.1   7.3   5.7   9.0
         West South Central 16,702.8 16,986.1 16,663.5 16,930.6    697.5    949.8    771.9  1,111.0   4.2   5.6   4.6   6.6
                                                                                                                           
       Midwest............. 34,830.5 34,549.7 34,644.8 34,404.2  1,822.5  2,521.0  2,044.7  3,081.1   5.2   7.3   5.9   9.0
                                                                                                                           
         East North Central 23,973.2 23,688.5 23,824.5 23,559.6  1,345.3  1,891.4  1,505.3  2,290.7   5.6   8.0   6.3   9.7
         West North Central 10,857.3 10,861.2 10,820.3 10,844.6    477.3    629.6    539.5    790.4   4.4   5.8   5.0   7.3
                                                                                                                           
       West................ 35,593.7 36,244.2 35,566.0 36,134.9  1,821.1  2,855.2  1,998.0  3,335.0   5.1   7.9   5.6   9.2
                                                                                                                           
         Mountain.......... 11,004.8 11,186.8 10,997.4 11,146.2    449.6    684.4    499.5    789.8   4.1   6.1   4.5   7.1
         Pacific........... 24,588.9 25,057.4 24,568.7 24,988.7  1,371.5  2,170.8  1,498.5  2,545.2   5.6   8.7   6.1  10.2

         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.
         Data have been revised back to January 2004 to incorporate updated population controls, reestimation of models, and
         adjustment to new division and national control totals.







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
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                             Jan.      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.      Jan.      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.    Jan.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.
                             2008      2008      2008     2009p      2008      2008      2008     2009p    2008  2008  2008 2009p
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
Alabama..................   2,168.7   2,160.0   2,160.2   2,147.4     85.4     134.0     141.2     167.8    3.9   6.2   6.5   7.8
Alaska...................     354.3     359.1     359.3     359.2     22.6      24.6      24.6      28.4    6.4   6.8   6.8   7.9
Arizona..................   3,081.4   3,172.4   3,179.3   3,157.2    135.6     201.5     209.4     220.7    4.4   6.4   6.6   7.0
Arkansas.................   1,365.0   1,374.9   1,373.5   1,370.0     66.1      76.1      77.7      88.0    4.8   5.5   5.7   6.4
California...............  18,213.9  18,536.7  18,557.2  18,531.1  1,109.0   1,538.4   1,605.8   1,863.2    6.1   8.3   8.7  10.1
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                               
    Beach-Glendale (1) ..   4,943.3   4,992.0   4,974.6   4,975.8    298.1     441.9     456.2     521.2    6.0   8.9   9.2  10.5
Colorado.................   2,715.6   2,741.5   2,751.3   2,737.2    118.1     148.4     159.9     181.0    4.3   5.4   5.8   6.6
Connecticut..............   1,862.3   1,888.4   1,894.2   1,889.1     93.2     119.1     124.8     137.6    5.0   6.3   6.6   7.3
Delaware.................     441.3     445.2     445.5     439.9     17.1      25.0      25.6      29.6    3.9   5.6   5.7   6.7
District of Columbia.....     330.6     332.6     332.8     332.3     19.6      26.6      27.4      30.8    5.9   8.0   8.2   9.3
Florida..................   9,154.7   9,316.0   9,342.6   9,256.0    456.9     674.9     708.9     800.5    5.0   7.2   7.6   8.6
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                             
    Kendall (1) .........   1,205.6   1,218.8   1,221.4   1,201.8     60.5      76.5      78.6      84.6    5.0   6.3   6.4   7.0
                                                                                                                                 
Georgia..................   4,827.6   4,868.3   4,880.6   4,819.6    253.4     348.0     365.9     412.8    5.2   7.1   7.5   8.6
Hawaii...................     649.5     657.2     657.6     648.7     19.7      31.9      33.4      39.6    3.0   4.9   5.1   6.1
Idaho....................     750.8     759.4     759.2     752.7     28.1      44.3      46.0      49.3    3.7   5.8   6.1   6.6
Illinois.................   6,740.6   6,652.8   6,658.3   6,601.4    390.6     462.2     480.5     518.6    5.8   6.9   7.2   7.9
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                            
    Joliet (1)...........   4,160.2   4,101.3   4,105.1   4,068.2    232.6     265.5     271.7     309.6    5.6   6.5   6.6   7.6
Indiana..................   3,222.7   3,237.0   3,247.6   3,251.1    154.7     226.4     254.4     300.7    4.8   7.0   7.8   9.2
Iowa.....................   1,674.6   1,677.6   1,676.5   1,672.7     64.9      72.8      73.7      80.6    3.9   4.3   4.4   4.8
Kansas...................   1,486.3   1,507.1   1,511.9   1,508.2     57.9      72.3      76.1      87.4    3.9   4.8   5.0   5.8
Kentucky.................   2,028.2   2,055.6   2,062.2   2,068.5    110.5     147.8     156.8     180.4    5.5   7.2   7.6   8.7
Louisiana................   2,048.2   2,105.2   2,110.8   2,090.6     77.1     112.5     116.4     107.1    3.8   5.3   5.5   5.1
Maine....................     704.8     709.1     710.6     710.9     33.9      43.6      46.3      55.5    4.8   6.2   6.5   7.8
                                                                                                                                 
Maryland.................   2,988.2   3,006.5   3,012.8   2,979.8    107.6     153.5     161.6     185.3    3.6   5.1   5.4   6.2
Massachusetts............   3,416.9   3,429.6   3,432.6   3,426.5    156.1     208.3     219.7     252.4    4.6   6.1   6.4   7.4
Michigan.................   4,981.6   4,900.2   4,884.7   4,864.4    363.0     470.7     496.2     565.0    7.3   9.6  10.2  11.6
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                
    Livonia (2)..........   2,123.9   2,096.0   2,096.5   2,071.3    167.5     201.3     207.5     245.6    7.9   9.6   9.9  11.9
Minnesota................   2,913.1   2,947.3   2,950.9   2,941.3    140.1     181.0     194.6     222.2    4.8   6.1   6.6   7.6
Mississippi..............   1,310.1   1,317.3   1,321.4   1,321.6     78.5      98.0     103.6     114.4    6.0   7.4   7.8   8.7
Missouri.................   3,017.9   3,014.0   3,017.5   3,008.5    165.0     204.9     213.0     241.3    5.5   6.8   7.1   8.0
Montana..................     504.9     507.0     507.3     503.9     19.8      25.1      25.6      28.2    3.9   4.9   5.0   5.6
Nebraska.................     991.9     999.1   1,001.4     990.7     29.6      36.5      39.1      42.8    3.0   3.6   3.9   4.3
Nevada...................   1,346.6   1,399.7   1,406.8   1,403.2     71.7     112.4     118.1     132.4    5.3   8.0   8.4   9.4
New Hampshire............     738.8     738.5     738.9     739.8     26.2      30.2      31.4      38.1    3.5   4.1   4.3   5.1
                                                                                                                                 
New Jersey...............   4,478.7   4,510.4   4,520.8   4,503.6    206.4     285.5     305.7     329.9    4.6   6.3   6.8   7.3
New Mexico...............     953.2     964.9     964.9     957.9     35.2      44.1      45.1      49.0    3.7   4.6   4.7   5.1
New York.................   9,620.8   9,731.7   9,733.7   9,688.9    453.8     609.6     637.9     675.2    4.7   6.3   6.6   7.0
  New York City .........   3,915.2   3,989.3   3,999.1   3,957.2    188.5     265.4     280.1     274.1    4.8   6.7   7.0   6.9
North Carolina...........   4,516.9   4,572.2   4,577.3   4,552.1    227.7     343.8     369.7     443.1    5.0   7.5   8.1   9.7
North Dakota.............     367.6     371.5     372.1     371.5     11.2      12.1      12.3      15.6    3.0   3.2   3.3   4.2
Ohio.....................   5,964.6   5,968.9   5,979.3   5,958.3    342.9     424.4     445.1     524.0    5.7   7.1   7.4   8.8
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                              
    Mentor (2) ..........   1,087.6   1,075.9   1,075.1   1,063.1     68.3      71.4      71.3      73.9    6.3   6.6   6.6   6.9
Oklahoma.................   1,733.3   1,764.0   1,767.8   1,759.8     57.3      77.6      80.6      87.7    3.3   4.4   4.6   5.0
Oregon...................   1,939.5   1,977.3   1,982.3   1,991.7    102.9     153.8     164.2     198.2    5.3   7.8   8.3   9.9
Pennsylvania.............   6,346.0   6,432.9   6,441.5   6,445.8    294.9     393.0     412.0     450.3    4.6   6.1   6.4   7.0
Rhode Island.............     568.7     567.0     565.3     562.7     35.8      51.6      53.2      57.8    6.3   9.1   9.4  10.3
                                                                                                                                 
South Carolina...........   2,128.0   2,180.4   2,193.2   2,188.4    121.5     178.9     193.1     228.0    5.7   8.2   8.8  10.4
South Dakota.............     443.1     446.4     446.7     445.3     12.0      15.2      16.4      19.7    2.7   3.4   3.7   4.4
Tennessee................   3,030.4   3,047.1   3,046.1   3,035.2    160.5     219.7     231.3     261.8    5.3   7.2   7.6   8.6
Texas....................  11,568.8  11,823.4  11,856.7  11,816.9    511.9     638.9     658.7     756.1    4.4   5.4   5.6   6.4
Utah.....................   1,373.8   1,393.9   1,400.1   1,391.0     43.4      52.6      57.3      64.3    3.2   3.8   4.1   4.6
Vermont..................     354.6     356.5     356.7     357.2     15.2      19.0      21.0      24.2    4.3   5.3   5.9   6.8
Virginia.................   4,089.8   4,163.8   4,183.3   4,146.2    137.2     192.3     207.3     246.9    3.4   4.6   5.0   6.0
Washington...............   3,437.9   3,515.3   3,525.5   3,526.8    156.4     213.8     230.1     275.0    4.6   6.1   6.5   7.8
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                              
    Everett (1) .........   1,450.0   1,469.9   1,471.5   1,462.5     57.6      71.7      72.5      99.0    4.0   4.9   4.9   6.8
West Virginia............     808.3     804.3     805.5     799.1     33.1      34.6      35.9      42.2    4.1   4.3   4.5   5.3
Wisconsin................   3,083.2   3,096.8   3,110.6   3,099.5    136.6     166.9     182.9     215.4    4.4   5.4   5.9   6.9
Wyoming..................     290.1     294.3     294.9     293.1      7.9       9.3       9.5      10.8    2.7   3.1   3.2   3.7
                                                                                                                                 
Puerto Rico..............   1,365.5   1,374.0   1,377.1   1,353.2    146.4     173.2     185.9     175.8   10.7  12.6  13.5  13.0

  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. 09-01, dated November 20,
2008, and are available at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.  Data have been revised back to January 2004 to incorporate updated
population controls, reestimation of models, adjustment to new division and national control totals, and revised seasonal
adjustment.  Estimates for the latest month are subject to revisions 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
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                December            January             December         January      December    January  
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                             2007      2008      2008     2009p      2007      2008    2008   2009p  2007  2008  2008 2009p
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
Alabama..................   2,179.8   2,153.9   2,162.4   2,133.2     83.0     139.4    94.0  175.8   3.8   6.5   4.3   8.2
Alaska...................     351.6     356.3     351.5     356.2     23.4      27.1    25.3   32.3   6.7   7.6   7.2   9.1
Arizona..................   3,083.8   3,163.5   3,084.5   3,150.7    131.9     211.6   139.6  227.8   4.3   6.7   4.5   7.2
Arkansas.................   1,356.1   1,356.2   1,346.1   1,347.4     66.8      81.4    75.4   98.5   4.9   6.0   5.6   7.3
California...............  18,223.2  18,551.1  18,199.9  18,486.8  1,066.9   1,689.0  1161.7 1954.9   5.9   9.1   6.4  10.6
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                         
    Beach-Glendale (1) ..   4,977.2   4,989.3   4,937.2   4,960.3    274.3     473.8   304.9  537.0   5.5   9.5   6.2  10.8
Colorado.................   2,709.6   2,732.2   2,707.5   2,721.5    115.0     165.0   128.2  194.6   4.2   6.0   4.7   7.2
Connecticut..............   1,851.5   1,877.1   1,848.7   1,871.9     84.2     123.1   100.6  147.5   4.5   6.6   5.4   7.9
Delaware.................     442.2     442.1     441.8     438.9     15.8      25.9    18.8   32.1   3.6   5.9   4.2   7.3
District of Columbia.....     328.1     328.8     328.9     329.0     18.4      29.1    21.0   31.9   5.6   8.9   6.4   9.7
Florida..................   9,141.6   9,248.5   9,116.0   9,180.8    425.8     725.9   452.6  808.2   4.7   7.8   5.0   8.8
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                       
    Kendall (1) .........   1,209.5   1,215.1   1,208.2   1,196.7     60.1      85.4    57.2   81.2   5.0   7.0   4.7   6.8
                                                                                                                           
Georgia..................   4,844.7   4,858.4   4,836.1   4,807.3    240.6     378.5   257.5  424.0   5.0   7.8   5.3   8.8
Hawaii...................     647.9     654.6     652.0     648.5     17.8      33.1    18.8   39.5   2.8   5.1   2.9   6.1
Idaho....................     750.5     753.1     747.5     747.6     28.6      48.8    35.8   58.2   3.8   6.5   4.8   7.8
Illinois.................   6,726.2   6,604.2   6,708.2   6,554.2    366.5     486.2   419.4  560.1   5.4   7.4   6.3   8.5
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                      
    Joliet (1)...........   4,147.7   4,063.6   4,155.5   4,053.7    214.9     281.9   242.0  330.7   5.2   6.9   5.8   8.2
Indiana..................   3,201.8   3,209.9   3,198.7   3,219.7    144.1     260.3   168.5  319.8   4.5   8.1   5.3   9.9
Iowa.....................   1,673.2   1,664.1   1,664.4   1,659.8     70.2      79.5    77.5   96.2   4.2   4.8   4.7   5.8
Kansas...................   1,487.5   1,497.7   1,482.9   1,501.9     58.6      73.0    63.6   95.8   3.9   4.9   4.3   6.4
Kentucky.................   2,034.3   2,050.1   2,014.2   2,047.9    112.5     155.0   125.3  193.8   5.5   7.6   6.2   9.5
Louisiana................   2,041.3   2,086.8   2,026.9   2,062.0     74.2     116.2    88.4  118.4   3.6   5.6   4.4   5.7
Maine....................     699.2     702.9     696.3     701.0     33.5      48.8    38.7   61.5   4.8   6.9   5.6   8.8
                                                                                                                           
Maryland.................   2,976.8   2,969.9   2,980.5   2,960.9    101.1     163.0   116.0  198.4   3.4   5.5   3.9   6.7
Massachusetts............   3,410.4   3,412.3   3,404.6   3,407.7    145.4     221.3   175.7  276.9   4.3   6.5   5.2   8.1
Michigan.................   4,997.4   4,862.6   4,942.0   4,818.1    362.6     509.4   388.9  603.0   7.3  10.5   7.9  12.5
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                          
    Livonia (2)..........   2,138.2   2,073.7   2,110.8   2,056.8    162.2     220.6   172.9  268.4   7.6  10.6   8.2  13.0
Minnesota................   2,906.6   2,923.4   2,895.2   2,917.7    142.5     199.2   160.6  248.8   4.9   6.8   5.5   8.5
Mississippi..............   1,318.4   1,316.7   1,303.2   1,310.6     80.7     101.2    85.2  120.5   6.1   7.7   6.5   9.2
Missouri.................   3,007.8   2,984.6   2,998.2   2,985.3    156.8     210.1   175.3  259.3   5.2   7.0   5.8   8.7
Montana..................     500.7     499.2     500.8     498.6     20.9      27.5    24.3   33.6   4.2   5.5   4.9   6.7
Nebraska.................     981.8     988.5     984.8     980.8     25.2      38.3    35.0   49.6   2.6   3.9   3.6   5.1
Nevada...................   1,342.6   1,396.5   1,351.1   1,405.2     71.4     121.3    79.8  143.6   5.3   8.7   5.9  10.2
New Hampshire............     735.5     731.9     737.7     736.9     24.1      31.3    29.2   41.9   3.3   4.3   4.0   5.7
                                                                                                                           
New Jersey...............   4,476.0   4,505.6   4,466.3   4,476.8    192.2     306.6   231.4  354.5   4.3   6.8   5.2   7.9
New Mexico...............     956.0     959.9     945.7     947.3     32.7      43.4    34.8   49.3   3.4   4.5   3.7   5.2
New York.................   9,607.6   9,687.9   9,612.1   9,650.6    445.7     655.7   513.6  735.0   4.6   6.8   5.3   7.6
  New York City .........   3,914.4   3,985.8   3,925.3   3,953.9    186.6     286.4   206.1  290.6   4.8   7.2   5.3   7.3
North Carolina...........   4,505.2   4,518.5   4,501.2   4,517.8    219.5     380.6   240.7  464.0   4.9   8.4   5.3  10.3
North Dakota.............     362.0     363.4     360.2     363.2     11.4      12.3    13.7   18.5   3.1   3.4   3.8   5.1
Ohio.....................   5,968.4   5,931.6   5,910.1   5,893.9    342.8     455.5   377.7  573.6   5.7   7.7   6.4   9.7
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                        
    Mentor (2) ..........   1,079.6   1,054.0   1,073.2   1,047.4     65.0      74.7    71.0   80.0   6.0   7.1   6.6   7.6
Oklahoma.................   1,735.6   1,754.5   1,725.1   1,746.0     61.8      84.4    65.8   97.1   3.6   4.8   3.8   5.6
Oregon...................   1,931.3   1,973.9   1,928.4   1,977.9    101.5     173.1   115.0  214.8   5.3   8.8   6.0  10.9
Pennsylvania.............   6,333.4   6,417.8   6,321.2   6,403.1    280.0     412.5   339.3  495.5   4.4   6.4   5.4   7.7
Rhode Island.............     571.6     565.0     570.7     562.7     32.6      54.2    42.3   64.4   5.7   9.6   7.4  11.4
                                                                                                                           
South Carolina...........   2,114.2   2,160.4   2,115.5   2,169.4    121.0     200.6   126.9  237.5   5.7   9.3   6.0  10.9
South Dakota.............     438.6     439.5     434.6     435.9     12.6      17.2    13.9   22.2   2.9   3.9   3.2   5.1
Tennessee................   3,040.7   3,029.2   3,013.9   3,007.2    162.6     228.4   179.3  278.5   5.3   7.5   5.9   9.3
Texas....................  11,569.8  11,788.6  11,565.4  11,775.1    494.7     667.9   542.3  797.0   4.3   5.7   4.7   6.8
Utah.....................   1,372.5   1,391.0   1,372.5   1,385.2     39.8      56.5    46.4   68.6   2.9   4.1   3.4   5.0
Vermont..................     353.7     355.0     353.0     354.9     13.3      21.1    17.7   27.1   3.8   5.9   5.0   7.6
Virginia.................   4,067.3   4,119.8   4,080.2   4,118.4    130.1     212.0   148.5  263.7   3.2   5.1   3.6   6.4
Washington...............   3,434.9   3,521.4   3,436.8   3,519.4    161.9     248.5   177.7  303.7   4.7   7.1   5.2   8.6
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                        
    Everett (1) .........   1,450.3   1,472.5   1,451.8   1,466.3     54.7      88.4    56.0  104.7   3.8   6.0   3.9   7.1
West Virginia............     807.0     792.7     799.7     788.7     32.4      34.7    38.5   49.2   4.0   4.4   4.8   6.2
Wisconsin................   3,079.4   3,080.1   3,065.5   3,073.7    129.3     180.0   150.7  234.2   4.2   5.8   4.9   7.6
Wyoming..................     289.2     291.5     287.7     290.1      9.3      10.5    10.6   14.0   3.2   3.6   3.7   4.8
                                                                                                                           
Puerto Rico..............   1,359.0   1,370.7   1,361.0   1,345.1    142.9     179.6   146.7  174.7  10.5  13.1  10.8  13.0

  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. 09-01, dated November
20, 2008, and are available at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.  Data have been revised back to January 2004 to
incorporate updated population controls, reestimation of models, and adjustment to new division and national control
totals.  Estimates for the latest month are subject to revisions 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                                                                                                            
                           Jan.     Nov.     Dec.     Jan.     Jan.    Nov.    Dec.    Jan.    Jan.    Nov.    Dec.    Jan. 
                           2008     2008     2008     2009p    2008    2008    2008   2009p    2008    2008    2008   2009p 
                                                                                                                            
      Alabama...........  2,008.7  1,970.7  1,953.5  1,939.1   112.2   103.8   103.7    98.4   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Alaska............    320.3    324.6    324.3    323.1    17.4    17.1    17.2    17.3    13.1    14.2    14.0    13.0
      Arizona...........  2,673.2  2,558.1  2,534.1  2,506.9   207.8   168.7   162.9   157.0   179.2   172.9   170.5   168.7
      Arkansas..........  1,206.9  1,199.0  1,192.9  1,188.6    56.1    56.6    56.2    56.3   185.9   177.9   176.9   173.2
      California........ 15,142.1 14,811.8 14,727.4 14,648.1   843.2   734.4   722.6   712.4 1,451.7 1,400.8 1,384.8 1,370.4
                                                                                                                            
      Colorado..........  2,354.9  2,332.9  2,320.6  2,310.3   165.9   154.9   152.8   149.4   147.5   141.0   139.9   138.9
      Connecticut.......  1,708.6  1,683.2  1,673.9  1,670.3    68.6    61.0    58.5    57.0   189.0   185.1   185.0   182.8
      Delaware (3)......    437.0    423.8    421.9    421.7    26.9    23.9    23.7    23.7   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      District of                                                                                                           
        Columbia (3)....    698.6    705.2    704.7    710.5    13.1    12.6    12.5    12.6   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Florida ..........  7,913.4  7,608.4  7,576.1  7,557.7   563.8   475.3   465.0   463.1   386.2   360.8   357.7   355.4
                                                                                                                            
      Georgia ..........  4,150.9  4,043.4  4,013.6  4,003.1   215.8   198.1   190.8   190.8   423.7   392.4   388.1   382.6
      Hawaii (3)........    627.9    613.9    609.4    610.9    39.4    37.3    36.5    36.4   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Idaho ............    654.1    638.2    631.6    629.4    48.5    42.8    41.7    40.6    65.2    61.2    60.5    59.5
      Illinois..........  5,995.3  5,880.8  5,849.5  5,820.2   266.1   249.1   236.4   235.5   671.8   647.8   643.8   633.0
      Indiana...........  2,985.1  2,930.2  2,899.4  2,887.0   148.9   136.9   130.8   133.1   543.0   504.1   494.7   483.6
                                                                                                                            
      Iowa..............  1,526.7  1,518.5  1,508.9  1,509.2    72.5    73.5    70.5    69.6   230.9   226.2   222.3   219.1
      Kansas............  1,392.2  1,389.7  1,389.6  1,385.1    64.7    63.4    63.3    60.9   188.8   187.0   185.6   179.7
      Kentucky..........  1,868.8  1,838.1  1,823.8  1,813.2    85.3    83.6    77.8    75.3   252.4   237.7   230.6   220.3
      Louisiana.........  1,931.5  1,948.4  1,948.6  1,936.3   132.5   139.6   138.4   139.3   155.8   150.7   149.6   149.4
      Maine.............    620.6    607.1    604.8    606.4    30.6    28.1    27.8    27.9    59.7    57.6    57.1    55.8
                                                                                                                            
      Maryland (3)......  2,613.4  2,572.6  2,568.4  2,574.4   187.3   171.2   170.9   169.6   130.9   125.7   125.6   125.7
      Massachusetts.....  3,297.9  3,256.3  3,230.2  3,225.3   136.5   126.7   122.6   120.4   290.9   282.0   281.1   279.3
      Michigan..........  4,241.1  4,090.7  4,038.1  3,977.3   164.1   146.8   143.0   146.4   604.6   555.8   543.6   490.7
      Minnesota.........  2,774.3  2,733.4  2,722.3  2,701.6   116.1   100.8    99.6    98.0   339.4   330.4   327.5   317.9
      Mississippi.......  1,158.3  1,134.8  1,127.2  1,125.3    61.2    58.4    58.1    58.5   165.7   154.7   153.2   151.1
                                                                                                                            
      Missouri .........  2,803.6  2,779.9  2,770.9  2,759.4   145.2   140.7   139.0   133.2   295.5   281.5   278.2   274.1
      Montana...........    447.7    443.9    444.7    445.8    31.4    28.3    28.5    27.1    20.4    19.3    19.3    19.3
      Nebraska (3)......    966.2    963.4    963.7    959.2    50.3    49.5    49.6    49.4   102.5   100.4    99.7    98.0
      Nevada............  1,288.7  1,241.7  1,235.6  1,223.6   125.6   109.3   107.3   102.6    49.7    47.1    46.6    46.0
      New Hampshire.....    649.8    643.1    638.8    642.9    26.8    24.1    23.1    23.1    77.3    73.1    72.3    71.9
                                                                                                                            
      New Jersey........  4,091.0  4,014.6  4,000.5  3,991.6   170.5   158.7   156.6   153.7   305.7   290.1   286.2   281.3
      New Mexico........    847.0    845.2    843.1    840.4    59.3    54.9    54.5    54.6    35.9    34.6    34.4    34.3
      New York..........  8,799.6  8,757.9  8,713.5  8,695.0   362.7   355.2   346.6   345.1   544.0   523.6   521.1   509.1
      North Carolina....  4,167.7  4,074.2  4,048.2  4,010.2   249.5   226.1   220.4   210.1   529.8   495.8   491.1   479.6
      North Dakota......    363.9    368.4    368.7    366.9    20.0    20.8    20.7    20.6    26.5    26.4    26.1    24.2
                                                                                                                            
      Ohio..............  5,426.8  5,303.0  5,271.8  5,212.2   221.3   199.3   192.4   189.3   760.2   719.1   703.7   669.6
      Oklahoma..........  1,589.9  1,599.8  1,595.6  1,595.9    74.1    76.2    76.6    76.3   152.2   149.0   148.1   144.3
      Oregon ...........  1,737.8  1,700.0  1,689.6  1,675.0   100.8    88.6    88.0    85.9   201.7   189.3   186.4   182.0
      Pennsylvania......  5,817.9  5,772.4  5,749.2  5,745.7   261.8   248.0   249.7   246.9   655.2   632.2   621.5   616.4
      Rhode Island......    488.6    474.4    471.2    469.6    21.3    19.6    18.9    18.6    49.7    46.6    45.8    45.6
                                                                                                                            
      South Carolina....  1,949.0  1,896.3  1,884.1  1,873.4   118.9   110.4   108.6   108.5   248.5   236.7   234.4   229.1
      South Dakota(3)...    410.8    411.9    411.4    410.0    23.7    23.2    22.7    22.4    42.5    42.4    42.2    40.7
      Tennessee(3)......  2,805.4  2,744.7  2,726.1  2,713.1   138.4   130.8   123.9   119.2   371.3   349.5   344.0   336.1
      Texas............. 10,560.8 10,647.5 10,631.3 10,580.7   670.5   664.6   655.8   650.6   933.3   913.0   909.6   896.6
      Utah..............  1,260.0  1,251.9  1,246.7  1,239.3    98.0    87.2    84.6    82.4   129.2   124.0   122.5   120.2
                                                                                                                            
      Vermont...........    308.6    302.7    297.8    297.8    16.2    14.2    13.7    13.0    35.5    34.1    32.7    32.5
      Virginia..........  3,771.5  3,719.9  3,711.2  3,709.3   232.3   211.7   210.0   205.8   270.9   258.2   257.3   254.3
      Washington........  2,969.8  2,939.5  2,923.7  2,919.4   208.8   193.6   191.7   190.7   296.5   287.4   284.7   280.2
      West Virginia.....    761.6    759.2    757.4    755.4    38.6    38.0    37.9    37.7    57.8    55.1    54.8    54.3
      Wisconsin.........  2,891.8  2,851.6  2,832.8  2,819.8   122.7   114.2   112.3   111.1   500.3   483.3   479.5   470.2
      Wyoming...........    294.6    301.9    303.1    301.6    28.3    28.7    28.6    27.9    10.1     9.9     9.8     9.7






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                             Trade, transportation, and         Financial activities         Professional and business   
                                     utilities                                                        services           
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            Jan.    Nov.    Dec.    Jan.    Jan.    Nov.    Dec.    Jan.    Jan.    Nov.    Dec.    Jan. 
                            2008    2008    2008   2009p    2008    2008    2008   2009p    2008    2008    2008   2009p 
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   394.3   387.0   381.7   382.5    99.7    99.4    99.9   100.2   223.4   214.3   213.7   206.8
      Alaska.............    65.0    65.2    65.6    65.2    15.0    14.9    14.9    14.7    25.8    25.7    25.7    26.1
      Arizona............   527.9   498.5   493.6   486.0   178.4   173.9   172.9   172.1   402.4   369.9   364.5   356.4
      Arkansas...........   249.9   242.0   239.3   240.0    53.0    51.9    51.4    50.3   117.2   117.0   115.6   116.0
      California......... 2,904.9 2,791.6 2,767.0 2,759.9   873.5   831.7   829.2   825.3 2,267.0 2,222.2 2,212.3 2,190.4
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   433.1   423.9   420.7   421.3   158.0   153.2   152.7   151.8   352.7   343.3   339.3   334.9
      Connecticut........   314.1   305.3   300.3   300.9   143.5   141.6   141.4   140.9   209.5   200.8   199.0   198.5
      Delaware (3).......    82.8    77.4    77.4    77.5    45.4    45.2    45.0    45.1    60.8    55.2    54.8    53.7
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia (3).....    27.6    27.7    27.5    27.2    28.7    28.2    28.1    27.7   153.1   152.7   151.6   153.0
      Florida ........... 1,616.5 1,543.5 1,518.7 1,530.1   538.1   519.4   519.0   519.1 1,170.7 1,116.8 1,120.4 1,086.2
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia ...........   888.4   860.8   851.2   852.7   228.3   219.8   219.4   218.8   566.5   541.7   538.5   528.4
      Hawaii (3).........   122.1   115.7   114.5   114.7    29.7    29.0    28.9    28.8    76.6    74.1    74.3    74.0
      Idaho .............   133.1   127.5   127.2   126.2    32.1    31.5    31.4    31.5    81.7    77.5    75.0    75.4
      Illinois........... 1,218.2 1,187.2 1,180.6 1,181.3   397.1   388.2   387.4   385.3   875.0   840.7   834.9   828.0
      Indiana............   584.7   575.6   569.9   566.7   137.4   133.9   134.5   134.5   291.3   276.8   274.0   267.0
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   310.5   308.9   308.0   312.0   103.2   102.9   103.2   103.4   123.1   117.6   113.5   114.1
      Kansas.............   264.2   262.0   262.6   262.6    73.6    72.4    72.5    71.9   147.6   147.7   147.4   147.2
      Kentucky...........   384.9   378.7   376.3   373.3    92.1    92.1    92.1    92.4   186.1   179.8   179.5   183.0
      Louisiana..........   385.5   380.1   381.1   378.9    95.2    96.1    95.7    94.1   203.5   207.3   206.9   202.8
      Maine..............   126.8   121.3   119.9   122.1    32.7    32.1    32.0    31.9    56.1    55.2    55.0    55.5
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland (3).......   473.1   456.4   452.6   450.9   155.1   149.6   148.4   147.6   400.7   398.2   400.1   406.4
      Massachusetts......   573.6   561.4   555.0   557.0   222.2   213.2   211.4   210.2   489.7   480.7   471.7   468.1
      Michigan...........   783.9   754.0   742.6   735.4   208.7   200.9   199.1   196.6   576.4   539.7   525.4   516.4
      Minnesota..........   528.5   516.0   512.9   513.2   178.1   176.8   176.6   177.4   330.7   319.6   315.8   309.9
      Mississippi........   227.2   221.3   220.3   219.2   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      95.5    93.2    90.2    90.6
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   547.6   536.0   535.4   536.1   167.0   163.8   162.3   164.2   341.5   341.9   342.2   341.8
      Montana............    93.4    91.7    91.6    90.4    22.0    21.7    21.6    21.6    40.9    39.5    39.8    39.5
      Nebraska (3).......   205.9   204.6   204.8   201.9    69.0    69.1    69.2    69.2   106.2   104.6   105.2   104.3
      Nevada.............   234.9   229.6   229.4   227.7    62.9    59.9    59.5    59.1   157.1   148.8   146.7   145.7
      New Hampshire......   141.5   139.4   139.0   142.5    38.3    37.6    37.7    38.3    67.1    68.0    65.9    66.4
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   874.5   848.6   844.0   852.5   274.5   260.1   260.8   256.0   624.7   603.7   599.3   592.6
      New Mexico.........   146.6   143.6   143.1   142.1    34.8    34.4    34.3    34.2   108.0   107.3   106.8   107.1
      New York........... 1,534.2 1,511.2 1,493.6 1,489.3   730.6   712.9   710.9   703.5 1,156.1 1,144.1 1,137.3 1,137.8
      North Carolina.....   780.3   749.2   743.9   742.5   212.7   208.7   208.3   209.5   506.6   485.5   477.7   478.2
      North Dakota.......    77.6    78.6    78.7    78.9    20.0    20.4    20.4    20.5    30.2    29.9    29.9    30.0
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio............... 1,049.5 1,016.4 1,011.6 1,009.6   294.4   289.7   289.2   282.4   677.0   647.9   642.3   637.9
      Oklahoma...........   289.0   288.4   287.6   290.0    83.2    82.5    82.4    83.0   185.7   185.5   185.3   185.1
      Oregon ............   341.4   328.3   324.5   320.0   104.2    99.6    99.9   100.2   198.3   191.9   190.6   188.4
      Pennsylvania....... 1,135.8 1,111.2 1,104.4 1,108.5   330.9   329.7   328.2   326.9   712.5   704.3   700.3   698.5
      Rhode Island.......    78.9    75.3    74.4    74.3    33.9    33.3    32.8    32.7    55.8    53.2    52.7    52.4
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   379.6   365.8   362.9   360.6   106.4   105.1   105.6   105.6   224.0   213.6   209.7   210.2
      South Dakota(3)....    82.3    82.5    82.6    82.9    31.1    31.3    31.4    31.5    28.1    26.8    26.7    27.1
      Tennessee(3).......   610.6   585.9   587.0   585.7   145.8   144.4   143.0   139.3   326.1   315.9   312.8   314.2
      Texas.............. 2,142.4 2,152.5 2,143.5 2,116.9   647.5   651.3   651.6   650.3 1,334.8 1,343.2 1,339.2 1,337.0
      Utah...............   248.6   247.7   246.5   245.7    74.7    72.9    72.5    72.8   163.5   163.3   163.3   161.9
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    59.4    57.8    55.9    56.5    12.9    12.8    12.7    12.6    22.7    22.5    21.7    21.4
      Virginia...........   667.0   646.9   642.5   648.7   191.2   187.8   187.7   189.0   654.6   651.8   649.9   650.0
      Washington.........   559.6   541.4   539.0   537.8   155.0   149.6   148.7   149.3   350.2   344.7   344.2   345.2
      West Virginia......   143.1   140.1   139.9   140.1    30.1    29.4    29.5    29.1    61.1    60.0    60.0    59.6
      Wisconsin..........   546.2   531.4   528.5   530.4   164.1   161.6   161.5   162.8   283.9   275.5   269.0   266.1
      Wyoming............    56.0    56.6    57.1    56.8    11.5    11.7    11.8    11.6    18.5    18.6    18.8    18.5






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                           Education and health services      Leisure and hospitality                Government          
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            Jan.    Nov.    Dec.    Jan.    Jan.    Nov.    Dec.    Jan.    Jan.    Nov.    Dec.    Jan. 
                            2008    2008    2008   2009p    2008    2008    2008   2009p    2008    2008    2008   2009p 
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   209.8   213.6   211.5   213.5   173.6   174.9   171.8   173.9   380.6   383.2   383.6   381.7
      Alaska.............    37.2    37.9    37.7    37.7    32.2    31.8    31.8    32.1    81.6    83.4    83.0    82.4
      Arizona............   312.7   322.2   321.7   319.1   275.5   261.7   260.8   260.5   432.7   435.9   434.9   437.4
      Arkansas...........   157.5   159.9   160.0   160.5   100.5   102.6   102.5   102.9   212.1   216.4   216.3   215.4
      California......... 1,706.0 1,738.6 1,741.7 1,745.6 1,578.7 1,553.3 1,545.0 1,547.2 2,513.5 2,516.9 2,515.2 2,516.3
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   246.1   254.2   254.7   254.2   273.4   271.9   270.8   269.4   379.5   388.7   388.3   388.6
      Connecticut........   292.6   298.9   299.1   299.5   136.5   138.4   138.5   139.3   252.3   252.0   251.8   251.3
      Delaware (3).......    59.4    61.2    61.4    61.5    41.5    40.7    40.1    39.4    61.3    62.4    62.4    62.9
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia (3).....    99.3   102.9   103.9   107.0    56.8    58.7    59.2    60.7   233.0   234.5   234.5   235.7
      Florida ........... 1,039.8 1,057.7 1,060.2 1,063.3   957.0   918.6   920.0   919.4 1,129.7 1,125.8 1,124.2 1,133.8
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia ...........   461.0   471.3   472.7   473.1   397.1   390.1   386.6   388.7   688.5   693.2   693.3   695.6
      Hawaii (3).........    73.7    74.2    74.2    74.6   109.8   104.2   104.1   104.1   123.7   130.5   125.6   127.0
      Idaho .............    76.4    77.4    77.5    77.6    63.5    63.4    61.2    60.2   118.0   121.1   121.4   122.3
      Illinois...........   790.7   803.8   805.1   803.4   534.2   521.4   520.7   517.1   853.7   855.5   854.9   854.8
      Indiana............   401.7   416.3   418.4   418.8   283.8   288.5   283.4   285.5   435.0   440.9   438.9   444.1
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   205.8   208.3   209.1   209.7   136.1   133.7   135.1   135.2   251.2   254.3   254.3   253.4
      Kansas.............   174.5   177.5   177.7   177.2   116.6   115.3   115.5   117.0   259.7   263.5   263.9   267.2
      Kentucky...........   242.4   246.2   245.8   246.4   172.8   172.2   173.8   173.5   324.9   319.2   320.3   321.0
      Louisiana..........   251.9   259.4   260.1   257.2   196.4   195.9   198.0   198.4   361.1   366.7   366.9   365.4
      Maine..............   116.7   118.0   118.3   119.0    60.2    59.0    58.4    58.5   104.4   103.0   103.5   103.1
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland (3).......   378.0   385.6   387.3   388.9   235.6   230.2   229.0   231.7   483.6   488.6   488.2   484.4
      Massachusetts......   633.1   643.3   643.3   644.9   306.7   302.1   299.0   301.3   434.9   439.4   439.8   439.0
      Michigan...........   604.0   611.6   612.4   612.9   403.0   394.1   390.6   389.2   648.8   644.1   641.2   648.0
      Minnesota..........   435.9   448.3   451.2   452.6   247.8   241.4   240.3   239.8   416.1   420.0   418.7   414.8
      Mississippi........   128.2   128.9   128.3   128.7   126.7   122.2   121.8   122.9   246.6   250.8   250.5   250.3
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   389.1   397.6   398.0   397.2   283.1   279.4   277.1   276.4   442.4   449.2   449.1   447.8
      Montana............    60.0    61.8    61.7    62.9    59.1    59.1    60.6    60.6    87.3    88.5    88.8    91.9
      Nebraska (3).......   131.5   133.9   133.7   133.3    82.7    83.4    83.4    81.8   163.8   164.7   165.0   168.0
      Nevada.............    93.9    96.2    96.1    96.8   340.4   324.4   324.1   319.6   159.6   162.5   162.1   162.1
      New Hampshire......   103.9   107.5   107.2   106.2    64.3    62.3    62.5    63.5    94.4    95.9    96.5    96.4
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   586.9   599.9   600.3   602.6   343.8   346.0   345.7   344.1   649.8   653.1   652.4   652.8
      New Mexico.........   112.7   116.6   117.2   116.7    87.7    86.6    86.9    87.2   196.6   199.5   199.0   198.6
      New York........... 1,617.2 1,644.9 1,645.2 1,649.8   713.5   713.7   712.2   718.9 1,504.6 1,511.9 1,510.6 1,506.7
      North Carolina.....   532.6   541.4   541.3   535.5   400.6   393.7   394.1   389.9   696.7   719.0   717.4   714.9
      North Dakota.......    51.5    52.4    52.5    52.4    33.6    33.5    33.8    33.9    76.0    76.1    76.3    76.4
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   808.6   825.3   825.8   824.9   498.5   497.0   500.2   499.6   797.7   793.6   792.1   787.4
      Oklahoma...........   196.9   198.4   197.9   199.0   143.1   145.7   145.8   147.6   323.7   328.2   328.5   328.3
      Oregon ............   216.0   223.2   223.7   225.8   174.4   172.5   171.1   169.2   294.9   301.5   300.8   299.7
      Pennsylvania....... 1,087.5 1,111.6 1,112.3 1,116.2   503.7   502.5   501.8   502.3   746.1   753.4   752.7   753.0
      Rhode Island.......    99.4   100.1   100.5   100.0    51.7    50.4    50.5    50.4    64.1    62.5    62.6    62.6
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   204.9   209.0   208.7   208.6   218.6   207.2   206.7   205.5   343.9   343.9   343.3   340.8
      South Dakota(3)....    61.5    62.9    63.2    63.1    43.3    44.0    43.9    43.7    75.6    76.1    76.0    75.8
      Tennessee(3).......   354.2   363.3   363.5   364.5   277.3   275.8   275.6   275.3   425.6   428.7   427.1   428.6
      Texas.............. 1,270.5 1,316.5 1,317.4 1,320.6   998.3 1,009.8 1,014.1 1,015.8 1,762.6 1,784.2 1,785.9 1,789.5
      Utah...............   144.2   148.2   148.6   149.3   115.0   113.3   113.5   111.6   209.3   215.7   215.8   215.9
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    58.0    59.4    59.0    59.2    32.9    31.6    31.9    31.6    54.6    53.9    54.0    54.9
      Virginia...........   431.0   440.0   441.7   442.3   349.8   341.8   339.8   340.2   688.4   697.4   697.6   697.3
      Washington.........   355.9   365.5   364.9   363.7   284.6   285.3   284.6   284.2   540.7   550.6   544.4   550.7
      West Virginia......   116.2   117.7   117.1   117.5    72.8    72.9    72.5    72.4   145.7   147.5   147.2   146.7
      Wisconsin..........   401.4   409.7   409.8   411.0   261.0   254.5   254.2   253.5   420.3   426.9   423.1   420.7
      Wyoming............   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      34.4    34.5    35.0    35.7    67.5    70.8    70.9    70.3

       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.  Data have been revised to reflect 2008 benchmarks and updated
     seasonal adjustment factors.  Seasonally adjusted data from January 2004 are subject to revision.  Estimates
     subsequent to the current benchmark 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              December          January          December        January         December        January    
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                           2007     2008     2008     2009p    2007    2008    2008   2009p    2007    2008    2008   2009p 
                                                                                                                            
      Alabama...........  2,026.7  1,962.3  1,986.0  1,921.6    12.8    12.8    12.5    12.6   113.1   103.3   109.5    96.5
      Alaska............    304.9    309.2    299.1    304.1    14.3    15.7    14.2    15.6    15.5    15.2    13.7    13.6
      Arizona...........  2,713.6  2,561.3  2,642.3  2,486.9    12.5    13.0    12.7    12.4   210.0   162.9   200.7   153.1
      Arkansas..........  1,214.2  1,196.4  1,190.8  1,171.1     9.9    11.1     9.9    10.7    55.5    55.3    53.4    53.3
      California........ 15,348.2 14,825.2 14,940.7 14,476.2    27.5    28.3    26.6    27.3   850.8   717.1   803.3   681.7
                                                                                                                            
      Colorado..........  2,372.9  2,336.7  2,314.6  2,272.6    26.2    29.5    26.4    29.5   164.7   149.1   155.4   138.7
      Connecticut.......  1,730.9  1,694.8  1,685.3  1,645.1      .7      .7      .7      .6    68.8    58.2    63.0    51.7
      Delaware .........    441.8    425.0    426.8    411.7   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      26.9    23.8    25.7    22.6
      District of                                                                                                           
        Columbia........    701.8    707.7    689.0    699.8   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      12.5    12.4    12.7    12.1
      Florida...........  8,053.2  7,656.9  7,871.8  7,530.1     6.7     6.3     6.6     6.3   576.9   467.2   550.1   459.3
                                                                                                                            
      Georgia...........  4,181.1  4,034.8  4,110.7  3,961.2    11.4    10.0    10.8     9.9   216.6   189.2   211.1   185.4
      Hawaii ...........    637.0    617.3    619.9    604.4   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      39.9    36.6    38.9    35.8
      Idaho ............    658.3    631.7    633.3    610.2     4.4     3.7     4.1     3.6    48.9    40.9    43.3    36.2
      Illinois..........  6,036.5  5,885.4  5,869.4  5,693.0     9.7    10.2     9.3     9.8   263.8   233.0   236.3   207.4
      Indiana...........  3,015.7  2,920.9  2,925.3  2,832.2     6.8     6.9     6.4     6.6   149.1   128.3   135.5   120.0
                                                                                                                            
      Iowa..............  1,538.9  1,521.3  1,496.1  1,477.3     2.1     2.1     1.7     1.6    71.4    68.7    63.1    60.1
      Kansas............  1,402.1  1,400.7  1,366.0  1,362.1     9.4    10.1     9.4     9.9    64.4    61.4    59.9    56.9
      Kentucky..........  1,887.4  1,835.9  1,839.1  1,784.8    22.2    25.1    22.2    25.0    85.8    77.5    79.1    70.2
      Louisiana.........  1,953.5  1,958.5  1,910.6  1,923.1    52.9    56.2    53.9    55.2   132.8   138.8   129.3   138.3
      Maine.............    625.2    610.0    599.7    584.2     2.8     2.6     2.8     2.6    30.3    27.1    27.6    24.8
                                                                                                                            
      Maryland..........  2,637.5  2,586.6  2,560.1  2,519.9   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     187.0   170.7   180.4   162.5
      Massachusetts.....  3,322.3  3,254.2  3,226.2  3,154.2     1.5     1.2     1.2     1.1   135.9   122.0   123.4   109.1
      Michigan..........  4,293.5  4,068.9  4,146.4  3,882.3     7.4     7.7     7.1     7.0   159.6   139.8   142.8   123.6
      Minnesota.........  2,789.1  2,725.9  2,719.1  2,644.6     6.0     5.8     5.9     5.6   111.3    94.5   100.3    81.7
      Mississippi.......  1,164.3  1,131.3  1,147.3  1,116.6     9.6     9.4     9.4     9.3    61.2    57.8    59.7    57.2
                                                                                                                            
      Missouri .........  2,818.7  2,784.5  2,747.8  2,704.6     5.7     5.1     5.4     5.0   143.0   135.6   136.0   124.7
      Montana...........    448.0    444.4    433.6    431.6     8.3     8.6     7.9     8.3    30.9    27.5    27.6    23.9
      Nebraska..........    969.2    968.0    949.1    944.8   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      49.2    48.5    45.5    45.4
      Nevada............  1,300.4  1,241.6  1,268.4  1,208.8    11.9    12.6    11.9    12.5   126.7   106.7   118.9    98.8
      New Hampshire.....    654.9    643.6    637.6    630.0     1.1      .9     1.0      .8    26.6    23.2    24.2    20.9
                                                                                                                            
      New Jersey........  4,128.4  4,036.2  4,016.3  3,920.2     1.7     1.7     1.6     1.5   171.5   157.8   158.7   143.4
      New Mexico........    855.3    846.4    834.1    825.5    19.9    20.6    19.8    20.4    59.0    53.5    57.0    51.5
      New York..........  8,921.5  8,818.1  8,636.0  8,522.6     6.2     6.1     5.3     5.2   358.8   345.1   334.9   314.5
      North Carolina....  4,210.5  4,068.9  4,113.5  3,954.0     6.9     6.5     6.8     6.4   253.0   219.9   242.1   204.5
      North Dakota......    365.6    370.7    356.9    360.1     5.5     7.5     5.4     7.3    18.6    19.0    16.7    16.9
                                                                                                                            
      Ohio..............  5,472.4  5,312.7  5,316.7  5,102.5    11.7    11.7    11.3    11.1   218.6   190.0   196.4   166.5
      Oklahoma..........  1,590.1  1,604.4  1,566.3  1,572.6    49.3    51.2    49.6    49.1    72.2    75.3    71.6    73.6
      Oregon............  1,751.7  1,695.3  1,702.9  1,644.6     8.8     8.0     8.4     7.6   101.3    86.3    94.4    80.9
      Pennsylvania......  5,865.0  5,791.9  5,712.1  5,640.5    21.0    22.5    20.6    21.9   253.9   245.1   239.1   224.4
      Rhode Island......    493.4    475.4    474.3    457.1      .2      .2      .2      .2    21.4    18.9    18.8    16.6
                                                                                                                            
      South Carolina....  1,957.4  1,885.6  1,918.9  1,842.8     4.6     4.2     4.5     4.2   120.8   108.5   116.3   106.6
      South Dakota......    407.8    409.5    399.6    398.8   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      22.5    21.4    20.6    19.2
      Tennessee.........  2,836.4  2,747.0  2,762.4  2,669.5   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     138.5   123.1   132.7   114.2
      Texas............. 10,619.2 10,685.7 10,439.7 10,461.2   216.9   240.8   218.6   234.5   666.3   648.1   653.8   631.5
      Utah..............  1,281.0  1,258.3  1,244.5  1,224.1    11.4    13.6    11.4    13.6    99.7    84.1    91.2    77.2
                                                                                                                            
      Vermont...........    315.5    303.9    307.0    295.4      .8      .8      .8      .8    16.0    13.2    14.1    11.2
      Virginia..........  3,799.5  3,731.4  3,719.8  3,658.9    10.8    11.4    10.6    11.2   233.6   207.6   223.7   198.7
      Washington........  2,975.1  2,931.0  2,916.9  2,864.0     7.9     7.3     7.4     6.8   205.2   187.5   196.6   177.4
      West Virginia.....    768.6    761.7    746.7    739.3    29.1    32.0    28.7    31.5    38.3    37.1    34.9    33.7
      Wisconsin.........  2,906.9  2,843.5  2,828.3  2,755.6     3.3     3.1     3.0     2.6   121.2   108.0   108.0    97.0
      Wyoming...........    292.4    300.6    286.1    292.3    27.9    30.2    28.1    29.7    27.4    27.4    25.8    25.0
                                                                                                                            
      Puerto Rico.......  1,035.2  1,019.6  1,006.2    991.3   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      64.3    53.7    56.0    52.5






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                                   Manufacturing             Trade, transportation, and             Information          
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                              December        January         December        January         December        January    
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            2007    2008    2008   2009p    2007    2008    2008   2009p    2007    2008    2008   2009p 
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   294.7   271.6   291.2   265.1   406.0   389.7   390.7   379.4    27.9    26.7    27.4    26.2
      Alaska.............     7.2     7.2    10.7    10.7    62.4    63.3    60.8    61.2     6.9     7.1     6.8     7.0
      Arizona............   179.7   170.8   178.1   168.5   549.2   506.4   527.9   487.5    42.4    40.6    41.7    40.3
      Arkansas...........   186.7   176.6   185.2   172.1   255.2   243.5   247.2   236.7    19.2    18.0    18.8    17.8
      California......... 1,447.4 1,378.9 1,431.4 1,353.1 3,031.1 2,846.5 2,894.1 2,740.0   477.9   468.0   459.2   440.3
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   147.9   140.4   146.2   138.2   445.3   433.5   430.9   419.0    77.9    76.3    77.4    75.9
      Connecticut........   189.8   185.5   188.8   182.5   327.0   312.1   314.7   300.7    38.2    36.5    37.9    36.2
      Delaware ..........    33.5    30.1    31.7    29.4    86.1    79.8    81.5    76.4     7.1     7.1     7.0     7.1
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia.........     1.7     1.4     1.7     1.3    28.4    28.3    27.4    27.1    21.3    20.2    21.1    19.6
      Florida............   389.2   358.5   384.2   354.1 1,672.1 1,564.6 1,615.9 1,527.2   160.3   150.4   158.7   148.8
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia............   426.0   386.6   421.9   379.5   910.2   870.7   883.5   846.9   111.0   106.1   108.7   105.2
      Hawaii ............    15.3    14.7    15.0    14.4   126.4   118.0   122.1   115.0    10.4     9.5     9.6     9.5
      Idaho .............    65.2    60.4    64.2    58.6   136.2   129.5   130.7   123.3    11.0    12.1    11.0    11.9
      Illinois...........   674.0   644.4   667.5   629.1 1,254.6 1,214.4 1,210.4 1,166.9   116.0   113.7   115.4   112.2
      Indiana............   545.1   493.9   537.3   479.0   602.7   582.7   576.4   559.7    40.0    39.4    39.6    38.6
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   231.2   221.7   229.1   217.0   315.9   315.2   306.6   307.9    33.4    33.1    33.2    32.6
      Kansas.............   188.7   185.8   187.8   179.2   269.7   268.2   261.4   260.0    40.0    37.5    39.8    37.8
      Kentucky...........   253.8   231.0   252.6   220.4   396.6   384.7   381.1   368.6    30.3    29.6    29.8    29.2
      Louisiana..........   158.3   150.1   153.8   148.0   396.2   387.2   383.5   376.7    27.1    27.2    26.7    26.8
      Maine..............    60.4    57.8    58.7    54.9   132.0   126.4   124.7   119.5    11.1    10.8    10.9    10.5
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland...........   131.5   125.9   129.9   125.0   493.2   467.5   469.3   446.8    51.4    49.2    50.0    48.8
      Massachusetts......   292.7   280.7   289.7   278.3   592.2   573.5   570.9   552.1    89.4    86.9    87.7    85.0
      Michigan...........   614.6   549.4   597.2   484.3   806.5   760.0   771.9   722.9    63.8    60.8    62.8    59.9
      Minnesota..........   339.2   325.0   334.2   312.7   543.0   524.0   523.6   509.1    57.8    57.3    57.6    56.9
      Mississippi........   167.0   153.5   165.2   150.5   232.4   223.7   225.1   217.4    13.5    13.3    13.4    13.2
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   298.6   278.8   292.5   270.3   562.1   547.7   542.4   530.9    64.6    64.5    64.3    64.1
      Montana............    20.6    19.4    20.1    19.0    95.5    93.1    91.9    88.3     7.6     7.3     7.6     7.2
      Nebraska...........   102.5   100.0   101.9    97.1   211.1   209.2   203.9   200.4    19.4    18.4    19.2    18.1
      Nevada.............    49.2    46.4    49.0    45.7   242.6   234.4   233.7   226.4    15.3    14.5    15.2    14.4
      New Hampshire......    77.7    72.4    77.0    71.5   146.5   144.1   140.9   141.3    12.5    12.0    12.7    12.1
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   306.9   287.2   303.4   278.7   907.2   872.6   870.5   845.1    93.9    90.7    93.7    90.0
      New Mexico.........    36.0    34.2    35.2    33.4   150.5   146.8   145.8   140.6    17.1    16.5    15.6    15.4
      New York...........   548.7   521.5   537.8   502.9 1,593.5 1,545.4 1,526.1 1,478.0   266.7   262.9   259.9   255.0
      North Carolina.....   535.8   491.4   527.3   475.7   802.1   759.9   771.0   730.0    72.8    70.8    72.0    69.6
      North Dakota.......    26.3    25.9    26.0    23.8    78.9    80.1    76.6    78.0     7.5     7.4     7.4     7.3
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   766.6   707.4   754.4   666.0 1,088.0 1,041.9 1,038.7   995.8    87.4    85.6    86.3    82.6
      Oklahoma...........   151.0   148.0   151.1   143.3   294.1   294.0   285.9   286.9    29.0    28.7    28.7    28.6
      Oregon.............   201.2   184.5   198.3   178.6   352.9   332.6   336.9   315.9    37.2    35.7    36.1    34.5
      Pennsylvania.......   658.0   622.2   650.6   611.6 1,174.4 1,139.4 1,133.4 1,102.3   108.9   102.0   107.2    99.8
      Rhode Island.......    50.1    46.4    49.4    45.4    82.2    76.8    77.8    73.1    10.8    10.3    10.6    10.3
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   249.0   233.6   247.5   227.7   387.9   368.5   374.5   355.8    28.4    29.4    28.1    29.5
      South Dakota.......    42.1    41.9    42.1    40.3    82.9    83.8    81.0    81.4     7.0     7.0     7.0     7.0
      Tennessee..........   373.7   342.5   369.3   333.5   628.4   600.6   605.4   578.8    51.8    48.2    51.0    47.7
      Texas..............   935.6   912.0   926.7   891.3 2,198.7 2,190.9 2,129.8 2,100.8   221.0   215.2   219.0   208.6
      Utah...............   130.5   122.4   128.4   119.6   256.4   254.0   246.9   243.3    30.5    30.2    29.8    29.8
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    35.9    32.9    35.1    31.9    61.8    58.0    59.0    56.1     5.8     5.6     5.8     5.5
      Virginia...........   273.9   257.2   270.2   253.1   694.4   663.5   663.4   644.9    89.5    84.8    88.7    82.9
      Washington.........   295.0   283.4   292.9   276.6   573.5   552.7   552.4   529.7   103.3   106.2   102.7   102.9
      West Virginia......    58.1    54.7    57.3    53.9   147.8   142.9   141.7   138.1    11.5    10.9    11.3    10.7
      Wisconsin..........   498.7   477.6   495.8   464.1   563.0   543.7   539.9   522.2    50.9    50.2    50.3    49.5
      Wyoming............    10.3    10.0    10.0     9.7    56.7    57.4    55.0    55.8     4.1     4.1     4.0     4.0
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico........   106.9    99.2   102.6    97.8   193.8   182.8   184.0   177.4    21.9    20.1    21.2    19.7






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                                Financial activities         Professional and business     Education and health services 
                                                                      services                                           
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                              December        January         December        January         December        January    
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            2007    2008    2008   2009p    2007    2008    2008   2009p    2007    2008    2008   2009p 
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   100.2   100.1    98.8    99.4   224.8   213.1   220.1   203.7   212.1   212.3   208.2   211.9
      Alaska.............    14.8    14.6    14.4    14.3    24.4    24.7    24.1    24.3    37.0    37.6    36.8    37.4
      Arizona............   181.0   173.9   176.4   171.3   406.5   366.0   394.0   349.6   314.9   322.1   310.7   318.5
      Arkansas...........    53.3    51.3    52.6    49.8   117.7   114.8   115.0   113.6   157.0   161.0   156.8   159.8
      California.........   882.7   830.2   865.0   821.5 2,296.6 2,222.6 2,225.2 2,160.6 1,714.2 1,754.8 1,689.4 1,731.1
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   159.2   153.2   157.0   150.5   351.4   337.8   342.5   323.4   247.1   255.7   244.5   253.1
      Connecticut........   144.1   141.4   143.0   139.9   210.4   200.3   203.6   192.0   295.4   302.9   290.7   297.5
      Delaware ..........    45.2    45.0    45.0    44.9    62.7    55.2    59.6    52.5    59.3    61.5    59.3    61.3
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia.........    28.9    28.2    28.3    27.4   153.3   151.6   150.5   150.2   103.2   107.0    99.4   106.5
      Florida............   543.7   519.4   533.4   514.8 1,204.7 1,127.0 1,158.0 1,080.4 1,044.1 1,065.2 1,034.3 1,058.5
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia............   230.0   219.7   226.3   217.6   574.7   539.6   559.0   520.1   461.6   475.3   458.0   471.6
      Hawaii ............    30.1    29.0    29.4    28.5    78.1    74.8    75.8    73.3    73.8    74.7    72.5    73.5
      Idaho .............    32.4    31.3    31.6    30.9    83.1    74.1    77.1    71.2    76.7    78.0    75.9    77.2
      Illinois...........   399.5   388.8   393.6   383.3   878.8   835.6   846.7   800.2   795.2   809.6   785.8   798.1
      Indiana............   138.0   134.6   135.6   133.2   292.0   273.7   280.1   258.0   406.5   424.5   401.1   419.4
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   103.5   103.4   102.6   103.1   123.2   113.3   119.6   109.8   209.8   214.0   206.1   209.9
      Kansas.............    74.5    72.7    73.0    71.5   148.4   147.5   143.9   143.3   174.8   178.5   173.4   175.7
      Kentucky...........    92.1    92.0    91.6    91.5   191.8   182.9   182.4   178.5   243.0   246.5   241.1   245.5
      Louisiana..........    95.8    95.7    94.4    93.7   206.8   207.1   201.7   201.2   253.9   260.9   251.2   257.1
      Maine..............    32.8    32.0    32.4    31.6    55.2    54.6    54.2    53.3   117.7   119.0   115.3   117.3
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland...........   156.4   148.2   153.5   146.0   401.1   400.4   390.3   395.0   379.5   388.9   376.1   386.7
      Massachusetts......   222.6   211.1   220.5   208.3   489.5   472.7   475.7   454.6   642.4   652.3   627.0   638.3
      Michigan...........   208.7   198.4   206.6   194.5   584.2   525.4   560.7   499.7   609.2   617.7   600.0   608.5
      Minnesota..........   179.4   176.4   176.7   176.1   331.9   313.8   322.7   297.2   437.6   454.5   433.0   450.7
      Mississippi........    47.4    45.9    47.0    44.8    95.8    90.2    94.5    89.4   129.9   128.8   128.0   128.4
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   166.0   162.8   165.3   162.6   341.1   342.4   335.1   333.1   391.5   399.5   384.8   393.7
      Montana............    22.2    21.8    21.7    21.4    40.3    39.1    39.1    37.7    60.0    62.4    60.0    63.0
      Nebraska...........    68.8    69.1    68.5    68.8   106.4   104.8   103.8   102.3   131.9   134.4   130.3   132.8
      Nevada.............    63.5    59.9    62.2    58.8   157.4   145.9   156.5   145.7    93.2    96.4    93.2    96.2
      New Hampshire......    38.4    37.8    38.0    38.1    67.3    65.6    65.4    64.3   104.3   107.4   103.3   106.1
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   273.9   260.8   272.0   254.3   626.9   599.9   605.5   575.2   589.6   604.4   583.7   600.0
      New Mexico.........    35.3    34.4    34.7    34.0   108.2   107.0   106.5   105.2   114.2   118.1   112.7   117.2
      New York...........   735.8   711.0   723.3   699.0 1,165.1 1,145.6 1,129.3 1,106.8 1,647.3 1,674.2 1,600.0 1,632.6
      North Carolina.....   211.8   208.3   209.1   206.6   508.7   476.5   497.4   467.9   536.2   543.1   528.2   532.4
      North Dakota.......    20.2    20.5    19.9    20.4    29.8    29.7    29.3    29.3    51.7    52.5    51.3    52.3
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   295.8   289.0   292.1   281.0   678.8   641.2   660.5   617.8   814.1   835.2   803.9   821.1
      Oklahoma...........    83.0    82.4    83.0    82.4   184.2   184.7   181.5   180.1   195.9   198.8   194.4   198.2
      Oregon.............   105.3    99.9   102.5    98.6   197.1   188.6   191.4   181.8   218.0   226.4   213.7   223.9
      Pennsylvania.......   332.3   328.4   328.2   324.9   715.8   700.3   695.7   681.9 1,096.3 1,122.5 1,074.5 1,105.2
      Rhode Island.......    34.0    32.9    33.6    32.5    55.7    53.0    53.2    50.2   101.3   102.2    97.8    98.6
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   106.6   105.3   105.2   105.1   225.5   210.2   219.7   204.2   204.0   209.0   204.1   207.8
      South Dakota.......    31.2    31.2    31.0    31.3    27.8    26.5    27.4    26.2    61.3    63.8    61.2    63.2
      Tennessee..........   146.3   143.7   144.5   138.4   333.7   318.5   318.1   306.8   355.0   364.6   351.1   361.4
      Texas..............   648.4   652.7   641.7   645.9 1,335.8 1,335.5 1,313.4 1,313.2 1,274.8 1,322.5 1,258.1 1,313.9
      Utah...............    76.6    73.4    74.2    72.4   167.8   163.5   159.0   157.4   146.1   151.0   145.0   149.9
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    13.0    12.7    12.8    12.5    22.7    21.6    21.8    20.4    58.4    59.7    57.3    58.6
      Virginia...........   190.3   188.3   189.3   187.0   656.4   650.4   644.9   640.5   435.0   446.4   430.3   442.9
      Washington.........   154.7   148.6   153.3   147.5   349.7   343.0   340.5   335.0   357.5   366.9   353.0   361.4
      West Virginia......    30.1    29.5    29.8    28.8    62.4    60.1    60.2    58.1   116.4   118.2   114.9   116.6
      Wisconsin..........   164.3   161.6   163.1   161.6   284.5   268.7   274.4   257.0   402.8   411.7   399.0   408.7
      Wyoming............    11.5    11.7    11.4    11.5    17.8    18.1    17.3    17.3    23.8    24.8    23.7    24.9
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico........    48.2    46.2    48.0    45.4   113.4   106.1   105.6   104.8   112.0   113.4   106.6   109.8






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                              Leisure and hospitality              Other services                    Government          
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                              December        January         December        January         December        January    
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            2007    2008    2008   2009p    2007    2008    2008   2009p    2007    2008    2008   2009p 
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   171.9   168.9   166.3   167.4    81.4    78.4    81.0    77.3   381.8   385.4   380.3   382.1
      Alaska.............    28.1    28.1    27.0    27.1    11.2    11.4    10.9    11.0    83.1    84.3    79.7    81.9
      Arizona............   276.9   261.4   272.0   256.9   101.3    97.9   100.2    95.1   439.2   446.3   427.9   433.7
      Arkansas...........    98.2    99.4    95.9    97.3    45.4    45.3    45.0    44.7   216.1   220.1   211.0   215.3
      California......... 1,571.7 1,534.6 1,529.7 1,503.3   516.8   511.9   505.6   503.4 2,531.5 2,532.3 2,511.2 2,513.9
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   275.7   272.1   269.7   267.8    93.5    95.4    93.9    95.4   384.0   393.7   370.7   381.1
      Connecticut........   134.5   135.8   127.5   130.5    64.0    63.4    62.8    62.1   258.0   258.0   252.6   251.4
      Delaware ..........    38.9    38.9    36.8    35.9    20.2    20.3    20.0    19.9    61.9    63.3    60.2    61.7
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia.........    56.3    58.7    53.9    58.0    63.9    66.1    63.1    64.4   232.3   233.8   230.9   233.2
      Florida............   959.2   916.5   946.8   905.7   346.9   335.4   343.5   329.7 1,149.4 1,146.4 1,140.3 1,145.3
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia............   390.6   381.6   383.3   374.6   159.0   156.3   159.5   154.8   690.0   699.7   688.6   695.6
      Hawaii ............   109.4   104.3   108.5   103.2    27.0    27.1    26.7    26.6   126.6   128.6   121.4   124.6
      Idaho .............    62.3    59.5    60.5    57.7    19.4    19.5    19.5    19.5   118.7   122.7   115.4   120.1
      Illinois...........   524.7   510.9   504.7   488.4   261.6   261.7   258.1   255.1   858.6   863.1   841.6   842.5
      Indiana............   277.6   278.9   267.9   270.5   111.3   108.3   110.6   106.1   446.6   449.7   434.8   441.1
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   133.4   131.5   127.1   126.6    57.9    57.8    57.1    57.1   257.1   260.5   249.9   251.6
      Kansas.............   112.6   114.2   110.7   112.3    52.8    53.9    52.4    53.0   266.8   270.9   254.3   262.5
      Kentucky...........   168.5   170.0   162.1   164.5    75.6    72.9    74.5    72.7   327.7   323.7   322.6   318.7
      Louisiana..........   194.7   196.8   191.1   194.6    69.7    68.7    67.8    69.0   365.3   369.8   357.2   362.5
      Maine..............    54.5    52.2    49.8    48.5    19.7    19.5    19.4    19.1   108.7   108.0   103.9   102.1
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland...........   227.3   221.8   218.2   215.5   118.8   117.0   116.6   117.7   491.3   497.0   475.8   475.9
      Massachusetts......   292.4   287.6   279.5   274.6   120.5   117.7   117.3   115.4   443.2   448.5   433.3   437.4
      Michigan...........   394.0   378.0   374.8   363.1   177.1   170.8   173.3   170.2   668.4   660.9   649.2   648.6
      Minnesota..........   240.5   232.8   232.9   226.1   117.4   117.1   115.1   112.7   425.0   424.7   417.1   415.8
      Mississippi........   125.1   120.8   122.4   119.5    36.9    36.0    36.8    36.2   245.5   251.9   245.8   250.7
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   272.9   269.4   260.5   256.8   119.8   119.5   120.0   117.0   453.4   459.2   441.5   446.4
      Montana............    56.7    57.8    55.2    56.6    17.2    17.0    17.1    16.5    88.7    90.4    85.4    89.7
      Nebraska...........    80.8    81.3    78.5    78.3    35.0    35.1    34.6    34.7   164.1   167.2   162.9   166.9
      Nevada.............   340.1   322.3   334.6   315.6    37.2    36.6    36.6    36.0   163.3   165.9   156.6   158.7
      New Hampshire......    60.4    58.9    59.4    58.6    22.1    21.6    22.0    21.3    98.0    99.7    93.7    95.0
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   332.1   335.1   317.3   319.6   163.9   162.1   162.5   160.9   660.8   663.9   647.4   651.5
      New Mexico.........    86.7    85.1    84.9    83.8    29.0    29.0    28.7    28.6   199.4   201.2   193.2   195.4
      New York...........   700.9   700.1   662.3   666.2   367.3   372.4   361.7   365.5 1,531.2 1,533.8 1,495.4 1,496.9
      North Carolina.....   391.7   385.1   378.9   368.6   180.5   175.0   178.7   170.5   711.0   732.4   702.0   721.8
      North Dakota.......    33.0    33.2    32.1    32.2    15.3    15.5    15.2    15.2    78.8    79.4    77.0    77.4
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   483.9   486.5   462.6   464.9   220.8   217.5   217.7   214.2   806.7   806.7   792.8   781.5
      Oklahoma...........   139.5   143.6   136.8   141.7    62.7    63.2    62.6    62.7   329.2   334.5   321.1   326.0
      Oregon.............   171.1   167.8   166.6   162.0    60.7    60.1    59.8    60.0   298.1   305.4   294.8   300.8
      Pennsylvania.......   489.4   487.4   468.5   467.9   254.3   253.1   251.3   249.8   760.7   769.0   743.0   750.8
      Rhode Island.......    49.5    48.6    45.9    45.2    23.2    22.4    22.4    22.0    65.0    63.7    64.6    63.0
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   210.6   196.6   203.1   191.0    71.6    70.1    70.2    69.2   348.4   350.2   345.7   341.7
      South Dakota.......    41.0    41.0    39.1    39.3    15.7    15.7    15.5    15.5    76.3    77.2    74.7    75.4
      Tennessee..........   274.1   271.2   262.4   261.6   103.8   100.5   103.2   100.2   431.1   434.1   424.7   426.9
      Texas..............   982.6 1,000.2   961.6   983.4   357.5   356.8   355.2   353.8 1,781.6 1,811.0 1,761.8 1,784.3
      Utah...............   115.4   112.8   113.7   109.8    35.6    35.3    34.8    34.3   211.0   218.0   210.1   216.8
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    34.3    32.8    35.1    33.5    10.0     9.7     9.7     9.3    56.8    56.9    55.5    55.6
      Virginia...........   335.4   327.6   327.2   318.8   186.9   186.6   185.1   184.3   693.3   707.6   686.4   694.6
      Washington.........   280.1   279.8   271.8   271.3   105.7   107.2   105.0   105.1   542.5   548.4   541.3   550.3
      West Virginia......    71.9    71.2    69.3    68.9    55.3    55.7    55.3    55.0   147.7   149.4   143.3   144.0
      Wisconsin..........   251.0   243.9   242.2   236.7   138.4   142.0   135.9   138.6   428.8   433.0   416.7   417.6
      Wyoming............    31.9    32.6    31.6    32.5    12.0    12.2    11.8    11.9    69.0    72.1    67.4    70.0
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico........    75.0    74.3    73.4    72.6    18.4    16.2    17.0    15.8   299.6   307.6   291.8   295.5

       1 Mining and logging is combined with construction.
       p = preliminary.
       NOTE:  Data are counts of jobs by place of work.  Data have been revised to reflect 2008 benchmarks.  Unadjusted
     data from April 2007 are subject to revision.  Estimates subsequent to the current benchmark month are provisional
     and will be revised when new information becomes available.






Last Modified Date: March 11, 2009
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