Economic News Release

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release


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        REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT:  MARCH 2008

   Regional and state unemployment rates were generally higher in March.
Overall, 36 states and the District of Columbia recorded over-the-month
unemployment rate increases, 5 states registered decreases, and 9 states
had no change, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of
Labor reported today.  Over the year, jobless rates were up in 39 states
and the District of Columbia, down in 9 states, and unchanged in 2 states.
The national unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in March, up from 4.8 per-
cent in February and 4.4 percent in March 2007.

   Between February 2008 and March 2008, employment increased in 22 states,
decreased in 27 states and the District of Columbia, and was unchanged in
1 state (Maine).  Texas recorded the largest over-the-month increase in
employment (+13,200), followed by Minnesota (+5,200), Colorado (+5,100),
and Utah (+4,600).  New Mexico and Utah experienced the largest over-the-
month percentage increase in employment (+0.4 percent each), followed by
Hawaii, Montana, and New Hampshire (+0.3 percent each), and Colorado,
Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, and West
Virginia (+0.2 percent each).  The largest over-the-month decreases in
employment occurred in Michigan (-21,900), Florida (-17,400), Missouri
(-10,600), North Carolina (-8,400), South Carolina (-5,400), and Nevada 
(-5,300).  Rhode Island experienced the largest over-the-month percentage
decrease in employment (-0.6 percent), followed by Michigan (-0.5 percent),
Missouri and Nevada (-0.4 percent each), and Delaware, the District of
Columbia, and South Carolina (-0.3 percent each).  Over the year, nonfarm
employment increased in 39 states and the District of Columbia and decreased
in 11 states.  The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment
occurred in Wyoming (+2.9 percent), Utah (+2.3 percent), and Texas (+2.1 per-
cent).  Rhode Island recorded the largest over-the-year percentage decrease 
in employment (-2.0 percent), followed by Michigan (-1.7 percent), Florida
(-0.7 percent), and Nevada (-0.4 percent).

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

   In March, the Midwest and West recorded the highest unemployment rates 
among the regions, 5.3 percent each.  The South again reported the lowest
rate, 4.7 percent.  The West and South posted the only statistically signi-
ficant rate changes from February (+0.3 and +0.2 percentage point, respec-
tively).  All four regions registered significant over-the-year jobless rate
increases.  The West had the largest rate increase (+0.8 percentage point),
followed by the Northeast and South (+0.5 point each) and Midwest (+0.4 point).
(See table 1.)


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   Among the nine geographic divisions, the Pacific reported the highest
unemployment rate in March, 5.9 percent, followed closely by the East North
Central at 5.8 percent.  The Mountain and West South Central divisions
recorded the lowest rates, 4.1 and 4.2 percent, respectively.  The Pacific
and South Atlantic divisions registered the only statistically significant
jobless rate changes from a month earlier (+0.4 and +0.3 percentage point,
respectively).  Eight of the nine divisions posted significant over-the-
year unemployment rate changes, all increases:  the Pacific (+0.9
percentage point), South Atlantic (+0.8 point), Mountain (+0.6 point), East
North Central, East South Central, and Middle Atlantic (+0.5 point each),
New England (+0.4 point), and West North Central (+0.3 point).

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

   In March, Michigan continued to report the highest jobless rate, 7.2 
percent.  The states with the next highest rates were Alaska, 6.7 percent;
California, 6.2 percent; Rhode Island, 6.1 percent; and Mississippi, 6.0
percent.  The District of Columbia had an unemployment rate of 6.2 percent.
South Dakota again posted the lowest rate, 2.5 percent, followed by Nebraska
at 2.9 percent.  Overall, 19 states registered unemployment rates that were
significantly below the U.S. rate of 5.1 percent, 5 states and the District
of Columbia recorded measurably higher rates, and 26 states had rates that
were statistically little different from that of the nation.  (See tables A
and 3.)

   Twelve states reported statistically significant over-the-month jobless
rate increases in March, the largest of which occurred in Louisiana (+0.8
percentage point).  The remaining 38 states and the District of Columbia
recorded March unemployment rates that were not appreciably different from
those of a month earlier, even though some had changes that were at least
as large numerically as the significant changes.  (See table B.)

   California, Florida, Nevada, and Rhode Island reported the largest jobless
rate increases from March 2007 (+1.2 percentage points each).  Twenty-two addi-
tional states and the District of Columbia had smaller, yet also statistically
significant, rate increases.  Five states registered significant over-the-year
unemployment rate decreases, the largest of which occurred in Oklahoma (-1.2
percentage points).  The remaining 19 states recorded jobless rates that were
not appreciably different from those of a year earlier.  (See table C.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

   Between February 2008 and March 2008, two states experienced statistically
significant changes in employment.  The statistically significant decreases in
employment occurred in Michigan (-21,900) and Rhode Island (-3,100).  (See
tables D and 5.)


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   Over the year, 11 states recorded statistically significant changes in em-
ployment.  The largest statistically significant employment gains were reported
in Texas (+213,500), New York (+68,800), Washington (+53,300), North Carolina
(+46,000), and Colorado (+40,400).  Statistically significant over-the-year em-
ployment declines were reported in Michigan (-74,200) and Rhode Island (-10,100).
Two states reported statistically significant over-the-year employment increases
that were less than 15,000:  Nebraska (+13,200) and Wyoming (+8,400).  (See 
table E.)


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   The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment release for March is sched-
uled to be issued on Tuesday, April 29.  The Regional and State Employment and
Unemployment release for April is scheduled to be issued on Friday, May 16.





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  |                              Hurricane Katrina                          |
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  |   For March, BLS and its state partners continued to make modifications |
  |to the usual estimation procedures for the LAUS program to reflect the   |
  |impact of Hurricane Katrina on the labor force statistics in affected    |
  |areas.  These modifications included:  (1) modifying the state population|
  |controls to account for displacement due to Katrina; (2) developing labor|
  |force estimates for the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner metropolitan area    |
  |using an alternative to the model-based method; and (3) not publishing   |
  |labor force estimates for the months immediately following the hurricane |
  |for the parishes within the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner metropolitan area|
  |or cities within those parishes, where the quality of input data was se- |
  |verely compromised by the hurricane.                                     |
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  |   For more information on LAUS procedures and estimates for March 2008, |
  |see Hurricane Information:  Katrina and Rita on the BLS Web site at      |
  |http://www.bls.gov/Katrina/home.htm or call (202) 691-6392.              |
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Table A.  States with unemployment rates significantly differ-
ent from that of the U.S., March 2008, seasonally adjusted
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              State              |            Rate(p)         
--------------------------------------------------------------
United States (1) ...............|             5.1            
                                 |                            
Alaska ..........................|             6.7            
Arizona .........................|             4.0            
California ......................|             6.2            
Colorado ........................|             4.4            
Delaware ........................|             3.8            
District of Columbia ............|             6.2            
Hawaii ..........................|             3.1            
Idaho ...........................|             3.0            
Iowa ............................|             3.5            
Kansas ..........................|             4.1            
                                 |                            
Maryland ........................|             3.6            
Michigan ........................|             7.2            
Montana .........................|             3.6            
Nebraska ........................|             2.9            
Nevada ..........................|             5.8            
New Hampshire ...................|             3.9            
New Mexico ......................|             3.7            
North Dakota ....................|             3.1            
Oklahoma.........................|             3.1            
Rhode Island ....................|             6.1            
                                 |                            
South Dakota ....................|             2.5            
Texas ...........................|             4.3            
Utah ............................|             3.3            
Virginia ........................|             3.7            
Wyoming .........................|             3.1            
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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 February 2008 to March 2008, seasonally adjusted
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                |          Rate         |               
                                |-----------------------| Over-the-month
             State              |  February |  March    | rate change(p)
                                |    2008   |  2008(p)  |               
------------------------------------------------------------------------
California .....................|     5.7   |     6.2   |       0.5     
Florida ........................|     4.6   |     4.9   |        .3     
Indiana ........................|     4.6   |     5.1   |        .5     
Kansas .........................|     3.7   |     4.1   |        .4     
Louisiana ......................|     3.7   |     4.5   |        .8     
Montana ........................|     3.3   |     3.6   |        .3     
Nevada .........................|     5.5   |     5.8   |        .3     
New Mexico .....................|     3.2   |     3.7   |        .5     
New York .......................|     4.4   |     4.8   |        .4     
Ohio ...........................|     5.3   |     5.7   |        .4     
Utah ...........................|     3.0   |     3.3   |        .3     
Washington .....................|     4.5   |     4.9   |        .4     
------------------------------------------------------------------------

   p = preliminary.



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Table C.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate 
changes from March 2007 to March 2008, seasonally adjusted
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                |          Rate         |               
                                |-----------------------| Over-the-year 
             State              |  March    |  March    | rate change(p)
                                |   2007    |  2008(p)  |               
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama ........................|     3.4   |    4.1    |       0.7     
Alaska .........................|     6.0   |    6.7    |        .7     
Arkansas .......................|     5.3   |    4.9    |       -.4     
California .....................|     5.0   |    6.2    |       1.2     
Colorado .......................|     3.7   |    4.4    |        .7     
Connecticut ....................|     4.4   |    5.3    |        .9     
Delaware .......................|     3.4   |    3.8    |        .4     
District of Columbia ...........|     5.7   |    6.2    |        .5     
Florida ........................|     3.7   |    4.9    |       1.2     
Georgia ........................|     4.2   |    5.3    |       1.1     
                                |           |           |               
Hawaii .........................|     2.5   |    3.1    |        .6     
Illinois .......................|     4.6   |    5.5    |        .9     
Indiana ........................|     4.6   |    5.1    |        .5     
Iowa ...........................|     3.7   |    3.5    |       -.2     
Maine ..........................|     4.6   |    5.0    |        .4     
Missouri .......................|     4.7   |    5.7    |       1.0     
Montana ........................|     3.1   |    3.6    |        .5     
Nevada .........................|     4.6   |    5.8    |       1.2     
New Jersey .....................|     4.3   |    4.8    |        .5     
New York .......................|     4.4   |    4.8    |        .4     
                                |           |           |               
North Carolina .................|     4.5   |    5.2    |        .7     
Oklahoma .......................|     4.3   |    3.1    |      -1.2     
Oregon .........................|     5.0   |    5.7    |        .7     
Pennsylvania ...................|     4.3   |    4.9    |        .6     
Rhode Island ...................|     4.9   |    6.1    |       1.2     
South Dakota ...................|     3.0   |    2.5    |       -.5     
Tennessee ......................|     4.5   |    5.6    |       1.1     
Texas ..........................|     4.4   |    4.3    |       -.1     
Utah ...........................|     2.4   |    3.3    |        .9     
Vermont ........................|     4.0   |    4.6    |        .6     
Virginia .......................|     2.9   |    3.7    |        .8     
Washington .....................|     4.4   |    4.9    |        .5     
------------------------------------------------------------------------

   p = preliminary.



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Table D.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
February 2008 to March 2008, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   February |    March   |Over-the-month
              State           |    2008    |   2008(p)  |   change(p)  
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Michigan .....................|  4,234,500 |  4,212,600 |     -21,900  
Rhode Island .................|    487,900 |    484,800 |      -3,100  
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   p = preliminary.




Table E.  States with statistically significant employment changes
from March 2007 to March 2008, seasonally adjusted
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                             |   March    |   March    | Over-the-year
           State             |    2007    |   2008(p)  |    change(p) 
-----------------------------|----------------------------------------
Colorado ....................|  2,317,600 |  2,358,000 |      40,400  
Georgia .....................|  4,141,200 |  4,176,500 |      35,300  
Michigan ....................|  4,286,800 |  4,212,600 |     -74,200  
Nebraska ....................|    956,700 |    969,900 |      13,200  
New York ....................|  8,709,400 |  8,778,200 |      68,800  
North Carolina ..............|  4,134,600 |  4,180,600 |      46,000  
Rhode Island ................|    494,900 |    484,800 |     -10,100  
Texas .......................| 10,301,300 | 10,514,800 |     213,500  
Utah ........................|  1,243,600 |  1,272,000 |      28,400  
Washington ..................|  2,913,100 |  2,966,400 |      53,300  
Wyoming .....................|    286,300 |    294,700 |       8,400  
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   p = preliminary.







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Technical Note 

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

Labor force and unemployment--from the LAUS program

   Definitions.  The labor force and unemployment data are based on the
same concepts and definitions as those used for the official national
estimates obtained from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a sample
survey of households that is conducted for the Bureau of Labor Statistics
(BLS) by the U.S. Census Bureau.  The labor force includes both the employed
and the unemployed.  Employed persons are those who did any work at all for
pay or profit in the reference week (the week including the 12th of the month)
or worked 15 hours or more without pay in a family business or farm, plus
those not working who had a job from which they were temporarily absent,
whether or not paid, for such reasons as labor-management dispute, illness,
or vacation.  Unemployed persons are those who did not work at all (in the
reference week), had actively looked for a job (sometime in the 4-week period
ending with the reference week), and were currently available for work; per-
sons on layoff expecting recall need not be looking for work to be counted
as unemployed.

   Method of estimation.  Estimates for all census divisions, states, the
District of Columbia, the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metropolitan
division, and New York City are produced using estimating equations based
on regression techniques.  This method, which underwent substantial enhance-
ment at the beginning of 2005, utilizes data from several sources, including
the CPS, the CES, and state unemployment insurance (UI) data.  Estimates for
the six other areas contained in this release use a different regression
approach.  A detailed description of the estimation procedures is available
from BLS upon request.  Estimates for census regions are obtained by summing
the model-based estimates for the component divisions and then calculating
the unemployment rate.

   Annual revisions.  Labor force and unemployment data shown for the prior
year reflect adjustments made at the end of each year, usually implemented
with January estimates.  The adjusted estimates reflect updated population
data from the U.S. Census Bureau, any revisions in the other data sources,
and model reestimation.

   Seasonal adjustment.  Seasonal adjustment of census division, state, and
substate area model employment and unemployment levels is performed within
the modeling procedure. The model estimation is based on the classical ap-
proach to seasonal adjustment, in which the series is decomposed into trend,
seasonal, irregular, and survey error.  This directly yields seasonally ad-
justed estimates for employment and unemployment levels with reliability
measures.  Labor force levels and unemployment rates are calculated from
these two estimates.  Additionally, measures for the state of California are
derived by summing the seasonally adjusted estimates for the Los Angeles-Long
Beach-Glendale metropolitan division and the balance of California, and the
estimates for the state of New York are the sum of the estimates for New York
City and the balance of New York.  Labor force estimates for census regions
are calculated as the sum of the levels of the component divisions, and the
unemployment rate is then calculated.  In most years, historical data for the
most recent 5 years are revised near the beginning of each calendar year,
usually coincident with the release of January estimates.

   Area definitions.  The substate area data published in this release reflect
the standards and definitions established by the U.S. Office of Management and
Budget on November 20, 2007.  A detailed list of the geographic definitions is
available on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.


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Employment--from the CES program

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

   Method of estimation.  The employment data are estimated using a "link
relative" technique in which a ratio (link relative) of current-month em-
ployment to that of the previous month is computed from a sample of estab-
lishments reporting for both months.  The estimates of employment for the
current month are obtained by multiplying the estimates for the previous
month by these ratios.  Small-domain models are used as the official esti-
mators for the approximately 39 percent of CES published series which have 
insufficient sample for direct sample-based estimates.

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

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

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

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


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

   Labor force and unemployment estimates.  Model-based error measures for
both seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data, and for over-the-
month change, are available on the BLS Web site at http://www.bls.gov/lau/
lastderr.htm.  BLS uses a 90-percent confidence level in determining whether
changes in LAUS unemployment rates are statistically significant.  The average
magnitude of the 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 additional
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 on the BLS Web site 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.  In-
formation on recent benchmark revisions for states is available on the BLS
Web site at http://www.bls.gov/sae/.

Additional information

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

   Estimates of labor force and unemployment, 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 unemployment for all states, metropolitan areas, labor mar-
ket areas, counties, cities with a population of 25,000 or more, and other
areas used in the administration of various federal economic assistance pro-
grams are available on the BLS Web site at http://www.bls.gov/lau/.  Employ-
ment data from the CES program are available at http://www.bls.gov/sae/.

   Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired
individuals upon request.  Voice phone:  (202) 691-5200; TDD message refer-
ral 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      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       March    Jan.     Feb.     March    March    Jan.     Feb.     March    March    Jan.     Feb.     March 
                       2007     2008     2008     2008     2007     2008     2008     2008     2007     2008     2008     2008  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 27,863.5 28,157.8 28,060.9 28,035.6  1,197.8  1,347.9  1,311.8  1,350.3    4.3      4.8      4.7      4.8  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,637.8  7,693.5  7,671.7  7,678.5    338.1    354.0    356.6    369.8    4.4      4.6      4.6      4.8  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,225.8 20,464.2 20,389.2 20,357.1    859.7    993.9    955.1    980.5    4.3      4.9      4.7      4.8  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 54,203.8 54,903.1 54,684.6 54,873.9  2,300.9  2,494.7  2,441.4  2,573.8    4.2      4.5      4.5      4.7  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,113.9 29,502.6 29,418.5 29,493.9  1,163.1  1,344.0  1,336.6  1,409.5    4.0      4.6      4.5      4.8  
  East South Central  8,557.7  8,663.2  8,622.2  8,632.6    413.7    425.7    433.4    457.2    4.8      4.9      5.0      5.3  
  West South Central 16,532.2 16,737.3 16,643.8 16,747.3    724.2    725.0    671.3    707.0    4.4      4.3      4.0      4.2  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,824.3 35,011.3 34,996.1 35,048.6  1,718.2  1,825.2  1,802.4  1,870.8    4.9      5.2      5.2      5.3  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,956.1 24,072.1 24,093.4 24,115.7  1,274.3  1,356.9  1,341.5  1,388.4    5.3      5.6      5.6      5.8  
  West North Central 10,868.2 10,939.2 10,902.7 10,932.9    443.8    468.3    460.9    482.3    4.1      4.3      4.2      4.4  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,231.8 35,846.1 35,776.0 35,903.3  1,588.0  1,832.8  1,800.6  1,914.4    4.5      5.1      5.0      5.3  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 10,839.4 11,113.0 11,098.6 11,127.0    379.3    442.2    441.3    456.2    3.5      4.0      4.0      4.1  
  Pacific........... 24,392.5 24,733.1 24,677.4 24,776.4  1,208.7  1,390.6  1,359.3  1,458.1    5.0      5.6      5.5      5.9  

   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.





 


LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA

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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
 Census region and                                                      Number                      Percent of labor force      
      division                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                          February           March            February           March            February           March      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2007     2008     2007     2008     2007     2008     2007     2008     2007     2008     2007     2008  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 27,745.9 27,862.5 27,781.3 27,879.1  1,346.2  1,460.0  1,244.7  1,437.8    4.9      5.2      4.5      5.2  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,589.8  7,603.2  7,605.6  7,626.7    379.9    396.6    352.9    396.2    5.0      5.2      4.6      5.2  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,156.1 20,259.3 20,175.7 20,252.4    966.3  1,063.4    891.9  1,041.6    4.8      5.2      4.4      5.1  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 53,912.1 54,286.5 54,106.2 54,630.4  2,407.0  2,552.3  2,218.9  2,565.1    4.5      4.7      4.1      4.7  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 28,957.4 29,213.6 29,088.5 29,384.7  1,199.9  1,386.7  1,113.1  1,396.9    4.1      4.7      3.8      4.8  
  East South Central  8,498.6  8,543.1  8,522.2  8,575.8    449.6    467.2    411.2    469.1    5.3      5.5      4.8      5.5  
  West South Central 16,456.1 16,529.8 16,495.5 16,669.9    757.5    698.4    694.7    699.2    4.6      4.2      4.2      4.2  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,626.7 34,705.2 34,691.3 34,839.2  1,919.3  2,005.5  1,807.9  2,020.8    5.5      5.8      5.2      5.8  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,810.8 23,891.9 23,856.6 23,966.4  1,410.1  1,487.1  1,334.3  1,492.3    5.9      6.2      5.6      6.2  
  West North Central 10,815.9 10,813.4 10,834.7 10,872.8    509.2    518.4    473.6    528.5    4.7      4.8      4.4      4.9  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,146.3 35,648.6 35,201.9 35,786.6  1,705.5  1,935.5  1,620.2  2,003.2    4.9      5.4      4.6      5.6  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 10,790.4 11,039.4 10,808.1 11,064.3    403.5    468.3    385.2    474.8    3.7      4.2      3.6      4.3  
  Pacific........... 24,355.9 24,609.3 24,393.9 24,722.3  1,302.0  1,467.1  1,235.0  1,528.4    5.3      6.0      5.1      6.2  

   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.







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
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                          March      Jan.      Feb.     March     March      Jan.      Feb.     March   March  Jan.  Feb. March
                          2007       2008      2008     2008p     2007       2008      2008     2008p    2007  2008  2008 2008p
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama................   2,176.3   2,219.9   2,200.7   2,205.0     74.1      89.1      82.0      91.1    3.4   4.0   3.7   4.1
Alaska.................     351.3     353.3     353.8     356.9     21.2      22.6      23.0      24.0    6.0   6.4   6.5   6.7
Arizona................   3,014.1   3,082.6   3,072.4   3,077.0    112.9     132.4     123.9     123.6    3.7   4.3   4.0   4.0
Arkansas...............   1,368.0   1,376.0   1,362.9   1,368.9     71.9      76.8      68.4      66.6    5.3   5.6   5.0   4.9
California.............  18,094.4  18,302.6  18,265.5  18,327.3    904.3   1,084.1   1,048.9   1,133.3    5.0   5.9   5.7   6.2
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                             
    Beach-Glendale (1)    4,883.2   4,931.4   4,953.7   4,966.0    236.8     281.7     262.7     290.5    4.8   5.7   5.3   5.8
Colorado...............   2,681.3   2,760.3   2,757.9   2,767.0     98.3     116.0     121.0     121.5    3.7   4.2   4.4   4.4
Connecticut............   1,855.6   1,885.7   1,885.3   1,885.1     81.9      90.0      93.9     100.5    4.4   4.8   5.0   5.3
Delaware...............     441.8     445.0     444.5     445.4     15.0      16.7      16.6      16.8    3.4   3.8   3.7   3.8
District of Columbia...     325.6     328.8     331.5     333.7     18.5      20.4      19.5      20.6    5.7   6.2   5.9   6.2
Florida................   9,105.6   9,265.3   9,214.4   9,214.6    337.9     424.9     425.7     452.5    3.7   4.6   4.6   4.9
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1) .......   1,186.5   1,199.7   1,198.4   1,197.0     44.2      48.5      47.7      48.4    3.7   4.0   4.0   4.0
                                                                                                                               
Georgia................   4,786.3   4,863.8   4,858.5   4,890.5    203.2     239.8     249.0     260.3    4.2   4.9   5.1   5.3
Hawaii.................     651.9     653.6     650.3     658.0     16.3      20.2      20.9      20.5    2.5   3.1   3.2   3.1
Idaho..................     750.5     758.7     755.3     756.2     20.8      21.1      21.5      22.3    2.8   2.8   2.8   3.0
Illinois...............   6,649.0   6,787.9   6,803.6   6,809.2    306.8     380.9     372.9     371.8    4.6   5.6   5.5   5.5
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                          
    Joliet (1).........   4,092.2   4,192.8   4,187.7   4,185.2    189.7     224.1     225.9     225.6    4.6   5.3   5.4   5.4
Indiana................   3,218.1   3,223.4   3,225.5   3,227.3    149.3     144.2     148.4     164.6    4.6   4.5   4.6   5.1
Iowa...................   1,657.5   1,673.5   1,669.2   1,673.1     61.9      60.7      58.3      57.9    3.7   3.6   3.5   3.5
Kansas.................   1,474.3   1,483.8   1,481.0   1,487.1     58.7      56.9      55.5      60.7    4.0   3.8   3.7   4.1
Kentucky...............   2,044.1   2,053.4   2,044.7   2,039.6    114.5     107.7     107.5     115.3    5.6   5.2   5.3   5.7
Louisiana..............   1,995.4   2,012.3   2,008.0   2,017.2     78.8      79.7      75.2      91.4    3.9   4.0   3.7   4.5
Maine..................     704.1     709.6     706.4     707.9     32.3      35.1      33.6      35.7    4.6   4.9   4.8   5.0
                                                                                                                               
Maryland...............   2,974.2   2,989.5   2,993.9   2,999.2    104.4     104.1     102.5     108.4    3.5   3.5   3.4   3.6
Massachusetts..........   3,410.7   3,422.2   3,408.9   3,411.2    157.1     155.4     151.6     150.1    4.6   4.5   4.4   4.4
Michigan...............   5,036.4   5,004.9   5,001.7   4,995.1    350.2     353.6     357.9     359.8    7.0   7.1   7.2   7.2
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Livonia (2)........   2,150.5   2,134.0   2,136.1   2,124.8    159.3     158.8     158.1     163.9    7.4   7.4   7.4   7.7
Minnesota..............   2,925.8   2,935.7   2,930.2   2,937.8    132.7     130.7     133.0     137.9    4.5   4.5   4.5   4.7
Mississippi............   1,309.8   1,332.7   1,320.3   1,332.4     84.2      80.4      77.3      79.7    6.4   6.0   5.9   6.0
Missouri...............   3,022.7   3,036.5   3,023.0   3,022.4    143.6     165.8     162.0     172.6    4.7   5.5   5.4   5.7
Montana................     500.2     504.9     503.2     504.8     15.5      16.4      16.6      18.0    3.1   3.2   3.3   3.6
Nebraska...............     976.6     992.9     987.0     989.9     26.7      29.1      27.9      28.9    2.7   2.9   2.8   2.9
Nevada.................   1,322.6   1,373.8   1,375.3   1,384.7     60.4      75.9      75.9      80.0    4.6   5.5   5.5   5.8
New Hampshire..........     737.8     742.8     741.6     743.4     27.8      25.9      27.6      28.8    3.8   3.5   3.7   3.9
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey.............   4,469.0   4,491.2   4,507.7   4,495.5    193.6     204.1     216.3     217.0    4.3   4.5   4.8   4.8
New Mexico.............     943.3     946.2     946.8     950.1     34.8      29.6      30.5      34.8    3.7   3.1   3.2   3.7
New York...............   9,493.3   9,600.1   9,535.4   9,532.3    416.3     478.9     424.3     454.5    4.4   5.0   4.4   4.8
  New York City .......   3,822.7   3,903.5   3,837.9   3,831.9    180.6     223.4     158.2     173.9    4.7   5.7   4.1   4.5
North Carolina.........   4,512.1   4,547.2   4,533.1   4,540.7    201.6     221.4     226.3     234.1    4.5   4.9   5.0   5.2
North Dakota...........     364.3     369.7     368.2     370.2     11.5      11.7      11.5      11.5    3.2   3.2   3.1   3.1
Ohio...................   5,968.6   5,975.8   5,975.1   5,988.8    329.1     328.7     316.3     344.2    5.5   5.5   5.3   5.7
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                            
    Mentor (2) ........   1,096.0   1,090.5   1,084.8   1,083.9     62.7      62.1      62.7      65.5    5.7   5.7   5.8   6.0
Oklahoma...............   1,730.4   1,734.0   1,716.7   1,721.4     74.4      64.2      53.0      52.8    4.3   3.7   3.1   3.1
Oregon.................   1,921.2   1,948.1   1,941.4   1,954.0     96.3     106.3     105.2     111.0    5.0   5.5   5.4   5.7
Pennsylvania...........   6,280.1   6,360.9   6,346.1   6,323.6    271.7     303.2     314.5     308.0    4.3   4.8   5.0   4.9
Rhode Island...........     576.9     574.6     571.2     572.7     28.4      32.9      33.5      35.1    4.9   5.7   5.9   6.1
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina.........   2,129.0   2,145.9   2,127.4   2,141.5    122.1     130.3     116.0     123.0    5.7   6.1   5.5   5.7
South Dakota...........     441.1     443.0     444.3     444.8     13.2      11.6      11.4      11.0    3.0   2.6   2.6   2.5
Tennessee..............   3,022.2   3,060.1   3,054.2   3,055.6    135.0     148.5     162.9     170.0    4.5   4.9   5.3   5.6
Texas..................  11,449.7  11,613.2  11,561.9  11,632.9    505.1     502.6     479.0     494.4    4.4   4.3   4.1   4.3
Utah...................   1,346.3   1,392.8   1,390.9   1,394.1     33.0      41.5      41.1      46.2    2.4   3.0   3.0   3.3
Vermont................     355.2     354.5     352.6     351.9     14.3      15.0      15.1      16.1    4.0   4.2   4.3   4.6
Virginia...............   4,032.5   4,093.1   4,090.8   4,115.3    116.7     140.7     143.2     154.0    2.9   3.4   3.5   3.7
Washington.............   3,382.9   3,461.0   3,455.6   3,467.6    149.1     154.1     155.6     168.3    4.4   4.5   4.5   4.9
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1) .......   1,426.4   1,458.7   1,455.4   1,446.5     55.7      53.3      52.1      53.8    3.9   3.7   3.6   3.7
West Virginia..........     806.9     812.1     811.7     814.5     35.7      35.8      37.1      38.4    4.4   4.4   4.6   4.7
Wisconsin..............   3,089.3   3,083.5   3,100.5   3,106.0    153.6     150.9     152.2     150.3    5.0   4.9   4.9   4.8
Wyoming................     286.4     291.1     291.4     292.5      8.6       7.8       7.7       9.0    3.0   2.7   2.7   3.1
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico............   1,422.4   1,367.7   1,374.9   1,355.8    144.4     147.6     154.1     133.2   10.1  10.8  11.2   9.8

   p = preliminary.
   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   NOTE:  Data refer to place of residence.  Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to
the Current Population Survey.  Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 08-01, dated
November 20, 2007, and are available at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.  Estimates for the latest month are subject to
revision the following month.







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

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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                             Unemployed                            
                                                                                                                                   
                                  Civilian labor force                                                                             
                                                                                                                                   
    State and area                                                               Number                    Percent of labor force  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                              February             March              February             March           February       March    
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                           2007      2008      2007     2008p      2007      2008      2007     2008p    2007   2008   2007   2008p
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama................   2,165.1   2,185.1   2,168.6   2,190.4     80.9      89.8      69.7      88.7    3.7    4.1    3.2    4.1 
Alaska.................     348.4     350.7     347.8     353.0     24.9      26.9      23.1      26.2    7.2    7.7    6.6    7.4 
Arizona................   3,006.6   3,063.2   3,011.6   3,066.9    108.1     121.8     104.8     119.8    3.6    4.0    3.5    3.9 
Arkansas...............   1,356.9   1,349.9   1,365.3   1,364.5     80.1      77.0      71.2      68.3    5.9    5.7    5.2    5.0 
California.............  18,073.3  18,233.8  18,092.2  18,299.2    970.1   1,115.4     930.0   1,177.0    5.4    6.1    5.1    6.4 
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                                 
    Beach-Glendale (1)    4,883.3   4,954.2   4,887.6   4,962.3    236.5     269.1     229.9     287.5    4.8    5.4    4.7    5.8 
Colorado...............   2,664.8   2,738.9   2,665.0   2,744.7    107.1     129.6     102.0     129.8    4.0    4.7    3.8    4.7 
Connecticut............   1,837.3   1,866.4   1,849.1   1,874.6     89.0     102.4      80.7     103.6    4.8    5.5    4.4    5.5 
Delaware...............     439.7     442.0     442.6     445.0     16.5      18.4      15.5      17.6    3.7    4.2    3.5    4.0 
District of Columbia...     323.5     329.0     324.0     333.0     18.4      19.1      17.4      21.5    5.7    5.8    5.4    6.4 
Florida................   9,045.8   9,148.6   9,108.2   9,184.5    319.0     413.5     312.3     435.1    3.5    4.5    3.4    4.7 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1) .......   1,185.1   1,192.3   1,180.9   1,183.8     40.9      45.3      40.9      46.4    3.5    3.8    3.5    3.9 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia................   4,779.1   4,845.8   4,792.4   4,883.9    205.6     254.4     194.5     256.8    4.3    5.3    4.1    5.3 
Hawaii.................     650.4     648.4     653.6     659.0     14.3      19.6      15.5      19.6    2.2    3.0    2.4    3.0 
Idaho..................     745.6     750.5     747.7     751.5     27.3      28.9      25.9      28.8    3.7    3.8    3.5    3.8 
Illinois...............   6,623.1   6,759.5   6,627.9   6,770.3    343.3     404.7     308.8     386.6    5.2    6.0    4.7    5.7 
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                              
    Joliet (1).........   4,087.4   4,176.3   4,084.0   4,172.7    194.8     235.7     178.8     229.6    4.8    5.6    4.4    5.5 
Indiana................   3,195.9   3,190.5   3,206.4   3,207.4    169.4     167.5     156.4     179.1    5.3    5.3    4.9    5.6 
Iowa...................   1,651.3   1,658.8   1,651.6   1,663.4     71.8      69.5      66.9      65.5    4.3    4.2    4.1    3.9 
Kansas.................   1,472.4   1,472.4   1,472.0   1,482.6     65.2      59.4      58.8      64.7    4.4    4.0    4.0    4.4 
Kentucky...............   2,029.2   2,022.5   2,038.2   2,026.6    134.6     125.2     120.4     124.1    6.6    6.2    5.9    6.1 
Louisiana..............   1,960.2   1,975.4   1,983.2   2,001.5     69.3      69.7      69.8      86.4    3.5    3.5    3.5    4.3 
Maine..................     695.6     696.4     697.1     700.1     38.3      39.8      35.7      40.8    5.5    5.7    5.1    5.8 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland...............   2,954.5   2,970.7   2,967.3   2,983.2    116.1     112.0     103.0     109.8    3.9    3.8    3.5    3.7 
Massachusetts..........   3,393.0   3,384.6   3,397.5   3,393.4    173.7     167.6     163.4     163.9    5.1    5.0    4.8    4.8 
Michigan...............   5,007.9   4,960.5   5,016.6   4,966.9    365.1     384.3     366.7     390.6    7.3    7.7    7.3    7.9 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Livonia (2)........   2,131.7   2,115.2   2,140.7   2,113.6    152.7     161.9     158.2     171.7    7.2    7.7    7.4    8.1 
Minnesota..............   2,910.0   2,900.9   2,914.7   2,920.3    147.2     149.6     144.4     156.3    5.1    5.2    5.0    5.4 
Mississippi............   1,305.6   1,311.5   1,306.2   1,325.8     86.2      77.9      81.9      78.7    6.6    5.9    6.3    5.9 
Missouri...............   3,015.9   3,003.1   3,022.1   3,014.9    164.1     181.0     146.1     182.5    5.4    6.0    4.8    6.1 
Montana................     494.8     498.0     498.2     501.7     19.2      21.0      18.3      21.9    3.9    4.2    3.7    4.4 
Nebraska...............     973.8     980.0     976.2     986.5     31.7      31.4      28.4      31.7    3.3    3.2    2.9    3.2 
Nevada.................   1,320.7   1,375.6   1,321.6   1,381.3     60.1      78.6      58.3      80.5    4.5    5.7    4.4    5.8 
New Hampshire..........     734.2     737.2     735.9     740.2     31.0      31.4      29.0      31.5    4.2    4.3    3.9    4.3 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey.............   4,456.1   4,486.3   4,461.4   4,481.7    207.4     238.2     195.6     230.8    4.7    5.3    4.4    5.1 
New Mexico.............     938.4     942.5     938.8     943.6     35.8      32.8      32.6      34.8    3.8    3.5    3.5    3.7 
New York...............   9,472.2   9,496.1   9,469.3   9,493.3    459.3     474.3     416.5     480.2    4.8    5.0    4.4    5.1 
  New York City .......   3,836.1   3,842.8   3,837.9   3,839.7    192.2     168.3     174.8     178.1    5.0    4.4    4.6    4.6 
North Carolina.........   4,487.9   4,500.1   4,500.5   4,515.6    219.9     244.2     198.2     235.8    4.9    5.4    4.4    5.2 
North Dakota...........     358.3     361.4     360.3     365.3     13.8      14.1      14.0      14.5    3.9    3.9    3.9    4.0 
Ohio...................   5,906.7   5,903.3   5,929.8   5,936.1    353.1     352.3     331.5     361.9    6.0    6.0    5.6    6.1 
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                                
    Mentor (2) ........   1,085.1   1,072.2   1,086.3   1,073.2     66.7      68.3      62.0      68.0    6.1    6.4    5.7    6.3 
Oklahoma...............   1,720.8   1,703.4   1,724.9   1,713.3     80.3      59.6      74.5      55.5    4.7    3.5    4.3    3.2 
Oregon.................   1,909.8   1,927.3   1,914.0   1,945.0    113.7     121.9     106.5     123.1    6.0    6.3    5.6    6.3 
Pennsylvania...........   6,227.9   6,276.9   6,245.0   6,277.4    299.6     351.0     279.8     330.6    4.8    5.6    4.5    5.3 
Rhode Island...........     575.5     568.1     572.1     568.4     31.5      37.9      28.4      38.1    5.5    6.7    5.0    6.7 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina.........   2,113.0   2,106.6   2,119.2   2,126.4    131.8     123.8     114.6     118.0    6.2    5.9    5.4    5.5 
South Dakota...........     434.1     436.7     437.6     439.9     15.4      13.4      15.1      13.2    3.5    3.1    3.4    3.0 
Tennessee..............   2,998.8   3,024.0   3,009.2   3,033.0    147.9     174.3     139.2     177.5    4.9    5.8    4.6    5.9 
Texas..................  11,418.1  11,501.1  11,422.1  11,590.6    527.7     492.2     479.1     488.9    4.6    4.3    4.2    4.2 
Utah...................   1,337.2   1,382.6   1,339.6   1,383.5     36.1      45.8      33.3      48.4    2.7    3.3    2.5    3.5 
Vermont................     354.1     350.6     354.0     350.0     16.4      17.5      15.7      18.4    4.6    5.0    4.4    5.3 
Virginia...............   4,011.9   4,066.3   4,035.0   4,108.0    127.0     154.9     118.2     159.1    3.2    3.8    2.9    3.9 
Washington.............   3,373.9   3,449.1   3,386.2   3,466.0    179.0     183.3     159.9     182.4    5.3    5.3    4.7    5.3 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1) .......   1,423.4   1,456.1   1,435.9   1,453.6     61.0      56.0      57.6      55.1    4.3    3.8    4.0    3.8 
West Virginia..........     802.0     804.5     799.3     805.1     45.5      46.2      39.4      43.2    5.7    5.7    4.9    5.4 
Wisconsin..............   3,077.1   3,078.2   3,075.9   3,085.7    179.2     178.3     170.9     174.1    5.8    5.8    5.6    5.6 
Wyoming................     282.4     287.9     285.6     291.1      9.8       9.7      10.0      10.9    3.5    3.4    3.5    3.8 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico............   1,448.7   1,374.3   1,432.1   1,361.9    155.4     145.4     143.9     125.5   10.7   10.6   10.0    9.2 

   p = preliminary.
   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   NOTE:  Data refer to place of residence.  Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the Cur-
rent Population Survey.  Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 08-01, dated November 20, 2007,
and are available at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.  Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following
month.







     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                                                                                                            
                            Mar.     Jan.     Feb.     Mar.     Mar.    Jan.    Feb.    Mar.    Mar.    Jan.    Feb.    Mar. 
                            2007     2008     2008     2008p    2007    2008    2008   2008p    2007    2008    2008   2008p 
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
      Alabama............  2,003.0  2,015.6  2,015.1  2,014.8   112.7   114.4   114.4   114.8    (2)     (2)     (2)     (2) 
      Alaska.............    317.5    318.7    319.4    319.5    17.9    17.2    17.1    17.0    12.7    12.9    12.4    12.5
      Arizona............  2,672.9  2,667.2  2,664.4  2,663.9   230.9   209.5   207.4   206.0   183.3   180.0   180.4   179.6
      Arkansas...........  1,206.1  1,207.0  1,208.7  1,208.3    57.5    55.7    55.9    55.4   191.8   185.7   185.5   185.1
      California......... 15,178.2 15,141.7 15,165.2 15,166.2   916.5   837.6   834.9   828.6 1,470.0 1,450.1 1,447.0 1,447.1
                                                                                                                             
      Colorado...........  2,317.6  2,351.1  2,352.9  2,358.0   166.9   164.9   163.5   164.4   146.9   145.1   144.0   143.4
      Connecticut........  1,689.9  1,704.0  1,702.7  1,699.3    68.0    68.9    67.7    67.8   191.7   190.4   190.1   189.9
      Delaware (3).......    436.0    436.9    437.6    436.5    27.9    27.9    27.6    27.4    (2)     (2)     (2)     (2) 
      District of                                                                                                            
        Columbia (3).....    693.0    700.6    701.9    699.5    12.3    12.6    12.6    12.4    (2)     (2)     (2)     (2) 
      Florida ...........  8,071.1  8,047.9  8,031.9  8,014.5   625.0   562.4   549.6   542.9   394.6   377.4   374.1   372.7
                                                                                                                             
      Georgia ...........  4,141.2  4,180.4  4,181.2  4,176.5   223.9   222.7   222.8   220.7   435.3   427.1   425.1   423.7
      Hawaii (3).........    624.3    628.6    627.2    629.2    38.6    39.9    40.3    40.2    (2)     (2)     (2)     (2) 
      Idaho .............    652.5    654.4    653.2    652.9    52.8    51.1    50.1    49.0    66.9    64.5    63.7    63.1
      Illinois...........  5,978.1  6,008.8  6,001.4  5,999.8   275.0   272.9   264.4   266.8   679.9   677.0   675.1   673.3
      Indiana............  2,985.9  2,994.8  2,986.5  2,985.4   152.0   149.1   145.6   146.7   553.4   545.8   543.9   539.3
                                                                                                                             
      Iowa...............  1,512.7  1,524.4  1,523.9  1,523.6    71.7    72.6    71.8    72.0   229.2   230.0   230.2   230.8
      Kansas.............  1,376.2  1,384.0  1,384.2  1,386.7    64.8    65.3    65.2    63.9   185.2   187.3   187.0   187.6
      Kentucky...........  1,862.7  1,881.5  1,880.5  1,881.2    85.0    87.0    86.3    86.0   255.4   250.6   250.4   253.1
      Louisiana..........  1,910.0  1,938.8  1,939.9  1,939.7   132.5   136.5   137.5   136.6   157.0   159.7   159.3   158.2
      Maine..............    616.8    619.1    617.3    617.3    30.9    30.6    30.0    30.1    59.2    58.5    58.1    58.2
                                                                                                                             
      Maryland (3).......  2,605.1  2,626.0  2,630.9  2,634.5   190.5   189.9   190.9   190.2   132.6   131.0   131.1   130.4
      Massachusetts......  3,269.2  3,289.0  3,289.7  3,292.6   137.4   136.2   134.8   135.4   296.9   292.4   292.7   292.9
      Michigan...........  4,286.8  4,232.9  4,234.5  4,212.6   171.4   163.1   160.5   159.0   629.5   597.0   598.1   583.3
      Minnesota..........  2,767.9  2,783.9  2,780.4  2,785.6   122.7   119.5   117.3   117.5   342.7   340.5   340.2   341.5
      Mississippi........  1,146.8  1,155.6  1,154.7  1,157.1    59.3    59.1    58.1    58.9   167.1   167.7   166.9   166.0
                                                                                                                             
      Missouri ..........  2,797.4  2,801.2  2,801.3  2,790.7   149.0   147.0   149.1   147.1   302.5   294.4   292.6   288.2
      Montana............    443.5    448.4    450.0    451.3    32.1    32.7    32.8    33.3    20.6    20.4    20.3    20.6
      Nebraska (3).......    956.7    969.9    970.9    969.9    49.7    52.0    51.3    49.9   100.9   101.5   101.0   101.1
      Nevada.............  1,294.3  1,294.2  1,294.0  1,288.7   137.4   128.2   126.9   125.1    50.6    50.7    50.9    50.9
      New Hampshire......    645.5    654.3    653.1    655.0    27.8    27.7    27.8    27.9    77.8    77.9    77.9    77.9
                                                                                                                             
      New Jersey.........  4,067.2  4,074.0  4,071.9  4,072.9   171.0   169.3   168.9   168.2   314.6   309.7   308.7   308.3
      New Mexico.........    843.1    843.0    848.2    851.3    59.1    57.6    59.0    59.4    37.8    36.0    35.5    35.3
      New York...........  8,709.4  8,785.6  8,778.4  8,778.2   346.1   356.4   351.6   352.6   557.8   544.5   543.2   541.1
      North Carolina.....  4,134.6  4,189.7  4,189.0  4,180.6   256.1   256.6   257.5   255.1   544.0   534.2   532.2   529.1
      North Dakota.......    356.6    362.9    362.0    362.7    19.2    20.0    19.6    20.0    25.9    26.1    25.9    26.0
                                                                                                                             
      Ohio...............  5,427.5  5,432.2  5,420.5  5,417.9   225.1   226.0   223.0   222.4   779.4   766.4   767.0   758.8
      Oklahoma...........  1,566.5  1,582.2  1,581.4  1,582.0    70.8    74.0    73.9    73.7    (2)     (2)     (2)     (2) 
      Oregon ............  1,731.2  1,741.0  1,741.9  1,739.2   104.7    98.4    98.6    97.9   206.2   202.9   201.8   200.5
      Pennsylvania.......  5,786.9  5,811.7  5,802.9  5,800.0   261.5   265.8   261.8   260.8   662.1   649.1   646.9   646.1
      Rhode Island.......    494.9    489.0    487.9    484.8    22.8    21.1    20.8    21.0    51.3    49.4    49.3    48.6
                                                                                                                             
      South Carolina.....  1,941.5  1,966.4  1,955.9  1,950.5   127.5   127.2   123.5   121.4   250.8   249.2   249.2   247.4
      South Dakota (3)...    404.9    410.5    410.6    411.3    23.0    23.1    23.3    23.4    42.2    42.2    42.1    42.5
      Tennessee (3)......  2,795.8  2,797.7  2,796.6  2,795.0   137.0   138.5   138.7   138.8   387.5   373.2   374.5   373.8
      Texas.............. 10,301.3 10,485.5 10,501.6 10,514.8   632.1   654.3   651.9   649.4   933.7   932.2   932.6   932.4
      Utah...............  1,243.6  1,265.7  1,267.4  1,272.0   103.6   103.4   101.8   102.0   127.4   128.7   129.5   130.1
                                                                                                                             
      Vermont............    307.7    307.8    308.2    308.0    17.1    16.4    16.1    16.2    36.2    35.7    36.0    35.7
      Virginia...........  3,755.1  3,767.2  3,771.1  3,767.3   242.4   238.3   237.4   237.7   281.4   274.3   273.1   272.0
      Washington.........  2,913.1  2,964.5  2,969.4  2,966.4   205.7   206.8   206.7   207.3   290.7   297.6   297.6   297.3
      West Virginia......    757.7    754.7    758.9    760.6    40.0    37.2    38.0    38.4    59.5    57.9    57.9    57.6
      Wisconsin..........  2,881.0  2,869.6  2,869.1  2,872.4   127.9   121.2   120.8   121.4   502.0   493.8   492.7   493.1
      Wyoming............    286.3    292.6    294.6    294.7    25.8    27.0    27.0    27.2    10.4    10.4    10.4    10.4
     
     
     
     
     
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                             Trade, transportation, and         Financial activities         Professional and business   
                                     utilities                                                        services           
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            Mar.    Jan.    Feb.    Mar.    Mar.    Jan.    Feb.    Mar.    Mar.    Jan.    Feb.    Mar. 
                            2007    2008    2008   2008p    2007    2008    2008   2008p    2007    2008    2008   2008p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   393.7   398.8   399.0   398.0   100.0   100.3   100.6   100.8   221.5   223.8   224.3   224.5
      Alaska.............    64.1    64.7    65.2    64.8    15.0    14.9    14.9    14.9    24.8    25.1    25.3    25.5
      Arizona............   524.3   526.6   524.8   524.0   186.8   179.9   179.3   179.3   405.8   401.2   401.1   401.9
      Arkansas...........   251.6   249.4   249.4   250.2    52.9    53.7    53.7    53.8   116.3   118.6   118.9   118.0
      California......... 2,908.2 2,915.1 2,917.6 2,912.9   921.9   885.5   881.4   878.8 2,261.9 2,287.8 2,288.2 2,285.8
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   427.7   434.1   435.2   436.2   160.4   158.1   158.3   158.2   344.6   352.6   353.6   354.7
      Connecticut........   310.5   311.7   310.7   310.7   145.0   143.5   143.1   142.6   204.8   205.3   204.9   204.0
      Delaware (3).......    82.8    83.4    83.2    83.0    45.4    45.9    45.7    45.9    60.0    59.3    59.2    59.3
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia (3).....    27.6    27.5    27.5    27.6    29.5    28.9    28.7    28.7   153.6   156.1   156.4   155.4
      Florida ........... 1,614.9 1,617.7 1,615.6 1,609.5   545.8   542.5   538.8   536.9 1,331.9 1,337.6 1,330.9 1,313.9
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia ...........   885.2   900.0   900.0   899.3   232.8   228.9   229.0   229.0   559.5   566.4   567.0   568.1
      Hawaii (3).........   122.2   121.4   121.0   121.2    (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2) 
      Idaho .............   132.6   131.6   131.6   131.9    32.4    32.2    32.2    32.2    82.1    81.6    82.2    82.1
      Illinois........... 1,211.3 1,225.0 1,222.2 1,223.4   405.2   404.9   404.3   403.6   867.2   873.6   875.1   874.3
      Indiana............   588.3   586.4   583.9   584.7   139.3   138.3   138.2   138.4   288.6   289.7   288.4   289.0
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   309.0   309.9   309.4   308.7   102.1   103.4   103.7   104.0   119.9   122.2   122.3   122.1
      Kansas.............   264.3   264.2   263.6   264.3    74.2    74.0    74.1    74.1   142.3   146.4   146.2   146.4
      Kentucky...........   386.9   390.7   391.6   390.8    92.8    94.4    94.7    94.4   181.7   183.6   183.6   184.9
      Louisiana..........   382.2   384.0   383.4   384.7    97.3    96.8    97.1    96.8   201.0   202.5   202.2   202.5
      Maine..............   126.3   127.1   126.5   126.8    33.3    33.0    32.9    32.7    52.9    54.1    54.1    53.9
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland (3).......   478.0   478.7   478.3   479.2   158.9   156.3   156.2   156.1   395.0   401.6   402.5   403.7
      Massachusetts......   570.3   570.4   568.6   569.1   225.7   224.0   224.3   224.1   478.6   484.2   487.3   488.3
      Michigan...........   789.6   787.6   787.8   787.3   212.8   209.4   209.3   208.8   578.4   570.1   574.6   574.4
      Minnesota..........   529.4   534.0   531.3   530.1   180.0   179.5   180.0   179.9   329.4   332.5   331.7   331.6
      Mississippi........   227.1   227.9   227.0   228.4    (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     94.2    94.9    94.9    94.9
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   551.0   549.5   550.2   548.9   166.9   165.9   166.1   165.7   335.9   343.0   342.0   340.5
      Montana............    91.9    93.6    93.8    93.4    21.8    21.7    21.8    21.9    40.3    41.8    41.9    42.1
      Nebraska (3).......   203.7   205.7   206.3   206.5    68.7    69.2    69.4    69.3   103.1   107.3   107.7   108.2
      Nevada.............   231.0   236.8   237.3   237.6    65.8    63.8    63.3    63.1   159.2   155.4   156.2   153.3
      New Hampshire......   142.0   142.8   141.9   142.4    38.5    38.4    38.6    38.7    64.8    67.0    67.4    67.5
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   873.8   877.3   874.2   875.2   277.0   269.3   269.2   269.2   604.7   609.0   609.5   608.9
      New Mexico.........   144.4   145.7   146.8   147.1    35.3    35.6    35.4    35.3   108.6   108.0   108.8   109.3
      New York........... 1,524.6 1,533.6 1,527.3 1,528.4   731.5   730.1   731.0   730.7 1,130.7 1,137.1 1,133.3 1,132.3
      North Carolina.....   779.5   786.5   785.1   785.6   211.2   210.7   210.6   211.1   494.9   511.9   509.4   502.8
      North Dakota.......    76.3    77.2    77.3    77.5    19.5    20.2    20.2    20.3    29.3    30.5    30.3    30.2
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio............... 1,049.9 1,054.6 1,050.8 1,052.1   301.5   300.6   300.2   300.2   664.6   667.6   667.7   668.5
      Oklahoma...........   290.9   291.1   290.3   291.8    83.4    84.3    84.2    83.9   180.5   181.4   181.6   179.7
      Oregon ............   339.9   342.7   343.9   342.3   108.2   105.1   105.3   105.4   198.2   200.1   200.9   200.8
      Pennsylvania....... 1,134.2 1,135.6 1,131.4 1,132.2   332.5   330.9   331.1   331.0   699.7   711.2   711.6   710.9
      Rhode Island.......    80.0    79.0    78.9    78.4    35.5    34.2    34.1    33.7    56.6    55.1    54.5    54.0
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   375.1   380.1   378.1   376.1   105.9   107.7   106.6   107.0   225.1   230.9   228.2   227.8
      South Dakota (3)...    81.2    82.9    82.8    81.8    30.7    30.7    31.3    31.7    27.0    28.7    27.9    28.4
      Tennessee (3)......   611.2   613.6   612.7   612.6   144.2   143.0   142.7   143.3   319.5   319.7   319.2   318.7
      Texas.............. 2,099.8 2,120.6 2,128.9 2,136.7   642.8   644.7   646.1   647.1 1,281.9 1,329.1 1,329.7 1,329.9
      Utah...............   244.1   249.7   250.5   251.6    74.8    75.3    75.6    75.5   159.2   163.8   163.7   164.5
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    59.3    59.3    59.2    58.8    13.3    13.3    13.2    13.3    22.2    22.2    22.3    22.3
      Virginia...........   667.8   667.9   666.7   664.0   195.6   191.6   192.6   192.3   641.1   646.5   649.0   649.3
      Washington.........   551.0   558.3   557.5   556.9   156.2   154.5   154.4   154.2   344.1   350.1   351.5   350.5
      West Virginia......   143.8   142.2   143.0   143.3    29.8    29.5    29.6    29.6    60.3    60.9    61.3    62.0
      Wisconsin..........   548.8   545.5   545.3   544.9   162.9   162.5   162.7   162.8   276.0   278.8   279.4   279.9
      Wyoming............    54.9    56.9    57.1    57.1    11.2    11.6    11.6    11.6    18.3    18.4    18.7    18.7
     
     
     
     
     
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                           Education and health services      Leisure and hospitality                Government          
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            Mar.    Jan.    Feb.    Mar.    Mar.    Jan.    Feb.    Mar.    Mar.    Jan.    Feb.    Mar. 
                            2007    2008    2008   2008p    2007    2008    2008   2008p    2007    2008    2008   2008p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   207.4   209.1   209.3   209.3   173.7   174.4   175.1   174.8   375.3   378.6   379.2   379.5
      Alaska.............    37.1    37.1    37.1    37.4    32.2    32.1    32.3    32.5    81.8    81.7    82.0    81.7
      Arizona............   301.0   309.2   311.1   312.8   272.7   273.1   273.8   273.3   416.5   436.6   433.5   434.5
      Arkansas...........   153.1   155.7   156.4   156.7    98.4   100.4   100.8   100.7   210.0   211.8   212.0   212.4
      California......... 1,655.2 1,684.6 1,696.9 1,702.3 1,549.4 1,561.9 1,565.7 1,568.3 2,484.6 2,527.7 2,529.6 2,531.5
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   237.9   243.6   245.1   245.9   268.9   275.2   275.4   276.0   372.4   380.3   380.3   381.8
      Connecticut........   285.4   291.6   292.1   292.3   134.1   136.2   137.1   136.2   247.6   252.1   252.5   251.9
      Delaware (3).......    57.4    59.3    59.3    58.9    41.3    39.7    39.8    39.7    61.0    61.0    60.8    60.7
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia (3).....    98.4   100.2   100.6   100.9    54.7    54.8    55.0    54.3   230.7   233.5   233.6   233.1
      Florida ...........   998.9 1,027.3 1,031.1 1,034.0   927.9   934.5   938.9   945.4 1,120.0 1,138.3 1,141.9 1,144.4
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia ...........   449.7   463.5   463.1   463.2   394.5   400.8   402.9   400.6   673.9   681.9   683.0   684.4
      Hawaii (3).........    72.6    73.8    74.3    74.2   110.1   109.1   109.3   109.5   122.0   123.7   122.9   124.0
      Idaho .............    72.5    74.3    74.1    74.9    62.5    64.0    64.0    64.3   116.0   119.9   119.9   119.9
      Illinois...........   774.9   788.3   788.7   788.8   529.5   527.6   529.2   529.4   848.2   851.9   855.0   853.8
      Indiana............   390.8   405.4   404.8   405.6   284.5   283.5   283.8   283.5   430.3   436.4   437.7   437.8
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   202.1   203.3   203.9   204.2   136.2   137.3   137.1   136.4   249.0   252.5   252.4   252.7
      Kansas.............   169.9   171.0   171.3   172.3   115.8   115.1   114.7   115.3   257.3   258.8   260.3   260.7
      Kentucky...........   240.4   241.7   241.3   240.8   171.7   176.1   174.9   174.1   321.0   328.0   328.4   328.9
      Louisiana..........   243.9   250.2   251.2   252.2   193.4   199.3   199.5   199.1   355.6   363.9   364.0   362.7
      Maine..............   115.9   116.8   117.0   116.8    60.4    61.2    61.4    60.9   104.0   104.0   103.6   104.2
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland (3).......   371.4   379.3   380.1   381.1   233.3   238.2   238.7   239.5   477.2   480.9   482.7   483.8
      Massachusetts......   617.7   633.0   633.0   632.6   302.6   303.7   304.0   305.2   431.5   435.7   435.2   435.8
      Michigan...........   590.6   601.9   603.7   603.6   405.1   404.4   402.2   401.8   660.0   650.6   649.4   646.8
      Minnesota..........   422.1   433.3   433.8   436.1   247.2   248.7   248.8   250.1   413.1   416.7   417.2   418.6
      Mississippi........   124.9   127.1   127.3   127.6   124.8   126.5   127.1   127.4   242.5   245.8   246.0   246.4
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   382.5   386.3   387.6   387.7   282.6   282.1   282.5   282.0   437.9   441.8   441.3   440.7
      Montana............    58.5    59.8    60.0    60.3    57.5    59.0    59.5    59.3    87.5    86.1    86.4    86.5
      Nebraska (3).......   131.8   133.0   134.7   134.8    81.7    82.6    82.8    82.9   163.2   165.0   163.9   163.4
      Nevada.............    91.1    94.5    94.8    94.6   339.9   341.4   340.5   339.7   155.4   159.0   159.5   159.5
      New Hampshire......   102.4   104.3   105.5   105.8    64.2    64.0    63.9    63.8    92.9    96.6    94.6    95.4
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   578.2   586.5   587.9   587.9   338.8   339.3   340.1   341.4   648.3   648.5   648.9   649.6
      New Mexico.........   110.6   112.5   113.7   114.6    88.0    88.6    88.7    89.0   194.7   194.9   195.3   195.8
      New York........... 1,593.1 1,628.0 1,631.3 1,632.1   695.9   704.9   708.9   708.7 1,497.8 1,510.1 1,511.0 1,511.9
      North Carolina.....   508.8   523.0   525.0   527.2   392.4   399.6   400.9   399.5   691.0   702.2   702.5   703.8
      North Dakota.......    50.4    51.4    51.4    51.7    32.7    33.8    33.6    33.4    75.4    75.7    75.3    75.1
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   785.6   800.6   798.2   800.4   502.2   499.7   498.7   499.5   797.5   796.3   795.5   796.7
      Oklahoma...........   190.5   195.3   195.8   196.2   139.9   142.5   142.6   142.4   322.7   319.8   320.6   321.1
      Oregon ............   210.0   218.6   216.5   217.8   170.8   175.7   176.3   175.6   287.8   292.6   294.1   295.2
      Pennsylvania....... 1,068.4 1,084.5 1,085.7 1,086.1   499.8   504.9   505.6   504.9   744.7   744.1   742.7   742.3
      Rhode Island.......    98.9   100.2   100.6   100.2    51.3    51.2    51.0    50.8    64.5    64.6    64.4    64.2
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   199.0   205.6   205.0   204.5   216.4   218.7   219.2   220.0   335.2   341.3   340.9   341.0
      South Dakota (3)...    59.4    61.2    60.9    61.0    43.2    43.0    43.5    43.8    75.4    75.4    75.7    75.6
      Tennessee (3)......   347.9   354.7   355.7   355.9   275.7   278.0   278.3   278.7   419.5   424.2   422.0   420.7
      Texas.............. 1,244.5 1,275.1 1,278.4 1,280.6   967.7 1,000.4 1,004.7 1,009.0 1,724.6 1,735.5 1,734.8 1,735.9
      Utah...............   138.0   143.2   143.6   144.0   112.4   115.2   115.7   116.3   205.6   207.2   208.0   208.6
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    56.2    57.0    57.4    57.4    32.8    32.5    32.7    33.1    54.0    54.2    54.1    54.1
      Virginia...........   413.5   421.4   422.1   423.3   344.4   350.1   350.6   348.7   682.3   690.2   692.0   692.8
      Washington.........   344.2   353.4   354.8   354.4   277.8   287.4   289.2   288.4   528.5   538.3   539.3   538.3
      West Virginia......   112.9   114.5   115.5   115.5    70.9    71.6    72.7    73.5   145.3   144.9   144.7   144.3
      Wisconsin..........   397.0   401.9   404.6   406.0   262.0   256.9   256.3   256.7   413.9   418.0   416.5   418.4
      Wyoming............    (2)     (2)      (2)     (2)    33.6    34.1    34.6    34.5    66.5    67.2    67.8    68.0
     
        1 Includes natural resources and mining, information, and other services, except public administration, not shown
     separately.
        2 This series is not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the
     trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision.
        3 Natural resources and mining is combined with construction.
        p = preliminary.
        NOTE:  Data are counts of jobs by place of work.  Estimates are currently projected from 2007 benchmark levels.
     Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes
     available.  Data reflect the conversion to the 2007 version of the North American Industry Classification System
     (NAICS) as the basis for the assignment and tabulation of economic data by industry, replacing NAICS 2002.  See
     http://www.bls.gov/sae/saenaics07.htm. for more details.
     
     
     
     
     
     


     ESTABLISHMENT DATA
                                                                                                  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
     NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
     
     Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted
     
     (In thousands)
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                                      Total                 Natural resources and mining            Construction         
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
           State             February          March          February         March          February         March     
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                           2007    2008    2007    2008p    2007    2008    2007   2008p    2007    2008    2007   2008p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama........... 1,987.3 2,004.2  2,004.4 2,015.6    13.0    12.7    13.1    12.7   110.7   112.9   113.2   114.8
      Alaska............   303.0   304.7    305.8   307.2    13.2    14.3    13.3    14.3    14.8    13.5    14.9    13.8
      Arizona........... 2,668.5 2,669.3  2,686.3 2,678.8    10.5    12.3    10.7    12.3   227.6   204.5   228.5   203.7
      Arkansas.......... 1,193.3 1,198.2  1,207.8 1,207.2     8.7    10.1     9.0    10.2    53.6    53.2    56.4    54.2
      California........ 15047.2 15066.1 15,151.5 15134.9    24.8    24.8    24.6    24.7   879.9   808.5   894.0   808.7
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado.......... 2,280.5 2,327.2  2,306.3 2,344.8    23.6    26.8    23.9    27.3   154.4   155.0   160.5   158.6
      Connecticut....... 1,668.4 1,681.0  1,671.9 1,683.4      .6      .6      .6      .6    60.7    61.1    62.4    62.6
      Delaware .........   425.1   428.0    430.4   431.3     (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)    26.0    26.0    26.8    26.3
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia........   690.3   697.6    693.1   698.7     (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)    12.0    12.2    12.1    12.2
      Florida........... 8,077.4 8,041.3  8,141.6 8,063.7     6.8     6.4     6.7     6.4   621.2   546.4   625.3   540.3
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia........... 4,114.8 4,151.1  4,130.9 4,161.3    12.1    11.8    12.1    11.8   220.2   218.4   221.3   217.9
      Hawaii ...........   623.0   627.6    626.6   630.8     (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)    37.9    39.7    38.1    39.9
      Idaho ............   635.5   638.8    642.3   643.2     4.0     4.3     3.8     4.0    47.8    45.0    49.4    45.3
      Illinois.......... 5,845.5 5,885.2  5,903.2 5,924.5     9.7     9.2    10.0     9.5   233.6   233.4   249.8   244.3
      Indiana........... 2,924.6 2,948.8  2,965.4 2,966.5     6.7     6.6     6.9     6.8   132.4   133.0   142.1   137.6
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa.............. 1,485.7 1,497.2  1,496.4 1,508.1     1.7     1.7     2.0     1.7    60.7    61.4    63.4    63.9
      Kansas............ 1,351.9 1,371.1  1,372.9 1,382.8     8.9     9.1     9.0     9.2    57.8    60.4    62.5    62.1
      Kentucky.......... 1,830.9 1,855.5  1,849.8 1,870.1    22.2    21.9    22.4    21.8    75.5    80.6    80.9    82.5
      Louisiana......... 1,895.4 1,935.3  1,915.5 1,945.8    49.8    51.0    50.0    51.4   130.5   136.0   132.7   137.1
      Maine.............   596.2   597.1    599.1   599.3     2.9     2.8     2.9     2.8    26.9    26.3    27.4    26.6
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland.......... 2,552.7 2,585.5  2,586.3 2,611.2     (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)   180.2   182.1   186.0   184.3
      Massachusetts..... 3,206.1 3,233.2  3,221.1 3,248.6     1.3     1.4     1.4     1.4   121.5   121.0   123.8   123.6
      Michigan.......... 4,213.0 4,160.7  4,234.0 4,161.6     7.2     6.7     7.0     6.6   145.2   135.6   149.7   137.1
      Minnesota......... 2,711.9 2,725.4  2,722.2 2,739.7     5.6     5.6     5.6     5.6   104.0    97.6   106.5    99.8
      Mississippi....... 1,144.5 1,150.6  1,148.3 1,157.7     9.3     9.4     9.4     9.5    56.6    56.5    58.4    57.8
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ......... 2,741.7 2,759.3  2,785.3 2,778.4     5.0     5.7     5.2     5.8   133.1   138.4   143.4   141.8
      Montana...........   430.2   438.1    436.4   442.2     8.1     8.4     8.3     8.6    27.6    29.2    29.1    30.1
      Nebraska..........   940.7   958.5    947.4   963.3     (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)    44.0    46.3    46.2    47.5
      Nevada............ 1,283.1 1,284.8  1,290.7 1,286.8    11.7    12.2    11.9    12.2   132.0   123.1   134.7   122.8
      New Hampshire.....   633.9   642.2    635.8   645.1     1.0     1.0     1.0     1.1    24.6    24.8    24.8    25.3
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey........ 3,989.4 4,003.2  4,020.6 4,029.5     1.5     1.5     1.6     1.6   155.4   154.5   160.7   157.7
      New Mexico........   833.9   839.7    842.3   847.6    19.0    19.3    19.1    19.3    56.8    56.1    58.1    57.6
      New York.......... 8,571.5 8,650.6  8,627.9 8,698.2     5.3     5.2     5.5     5.5   310.5   316.8   318.8   325.1
      North Carolina.... 4,076.8 4,141.6  4,117.2 4,162.8     6.9     6.9     7.0     7.0   247.0   250.8   252.0   251.5
      North Dakota......   349.6   356.3    352.6   358.6     4.7     5.1     4.8     5.2    15.3    16.0    16.1    16.7
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio.............. 5,321.0 5,325.1  5,369.0 5,361.6    11.0    11.5    11.2    11.7   195.6   197.5   206.1   203.9
      Oklahoma.......... 1,543.8 1,569.7  1,565.2 1,580.9    44.2    50.0    44.8    50.5    67.7    71.6    70.2    72.8
      Oregon............ 1,704.5 1,721.4  1,717.7 1,728.1     8.9     8.2     8.9     7.7    98.9    93.7   100.5    93.7
      Pennsylvania...... 5,690.8 5,722.3  5,742.4 5,756.7    19.8    20.4    20.2    20.7   232.9   235.5   244.0   242.6
      Rhode Island......   483.5   477.6    485.9   477.0      .2      .2      .2      .2    19.9    18.4    20.4    18.9
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.... 1,916.2 1,934.7  1,939.6 1,949.6     4.7     4.5     4.7     4.5   124.4   121.3   126.7   120.8
      South Dakota......   392.8   400.6    396.4   403.2     (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)    19.0    19.7    20.0    20.6
      Tennessee......... 2,753.7 2,763.4  2,784.0 2,783.2     (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)   130.1   133.3   135.0   135.8
      Texas............. 10206.6 10446.3 10,301.8 10511.0   199.3   215.0   201.4   216.8   622.2   645.0   635.2   650.2
      Utah.............. 1,226.7 1,255.5  1,238.5 1,265.0    10.6    11.2    10.8    11.3    96.5    95.7    99.3    97.2
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont...........   306.8   307.2    306.4   306.8      .8      .8      .8      .8    14.2    13.5    14.4    13.7
      Virginia.......... 3,705.7 3,724.7  3,737.1 3,748.5    11.2    10.6    11.4    10.7   233.3   229.8   237.6   232.5
      Washington........ 2,873.7 2,927.1  2,891.4 2,940.4     7.9     7.9     7.6     7.9   194.4   196.3   199.6   199.8
      West Virginia.....   741.5   745.3    752.0   753.6    27.9    28.4    27.9    28.5    34.2    33.4    37.2    35.2
      Wisconsin......... 2,810.0 2,812.2  2,830.0 2,825.1     3.2     3.0     3.3     3.0   107.9   105.5   113.0   107.8
      Wyoming...........   276.9   285.8    280.3   287.8    26.9    27.4    26.8    27.3    22.4    24.3    23.6    24.9
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico....... 1,025.1 1,011.9  1,030.0 1,013.9     (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)    67.6    66.9    66.8    67.9
    
    
    
    
    
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                                   Manufacturing             Trade, transportation, and             Information          
                                                                     utilities                                           
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                              February         March          February         March          February         March     
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            2007    2008    2007   2008p    2007    2008    2007   2008p    2007    2008    2007   2008p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   297.9   291.8   297.6   291.8   387.5   394.5   391.8   396.7    28.1    28.6    28.2    28.7
      Alaska.............    11.7    11.6    11.8    11.8    59.8    60.7    60.4    61.1     6.9     6.8     6.9     6.9
      Arizona............   183.8   179.8   183.5   179.6   520.8   523.7   523.2   524.3    42.4    42.5    42.3    42.3
      Arkansas...........   191.6   184.4   191.5   184.3   245.9   245.9   250.3   248.5    19.6    19.9    19.6    19.9
      California......... 1,461.3 1,435.3 1,464.4 1,439.9 2,871.3 2,878.6 2,878.1 2,880.4   471.2   462.1   473.5   468.8
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   145.6   143.3   146.1   142.7   419.7   428.4   422.3   430.4    75.0    75.3    75.0    75.0
      Connecticut........   191.7   189.7   191.8   189.6   305.3   306.0   306.6   307.2    37.9    39.4    37.7    38.8
      Delaware ..........    33.0    34.0    33.3    33.7    80.6    81.0    81.1    81.4     6.8     6.7     6.8     6.8
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia.........     1.7     1.6     1.7     1.6    27.2    27.3    27.4    27.4    22.5    21.3    22.4    21.2
      Florida............   395.7   374.1   395.5   373.3 1,603.8 1,609.1 1,612.6 1,609.5   161.2   160.4   161.8   160.3
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia............   436.2   423.5   434.4   422.9   874.8   887.6   877.1   889.6   114.7   114.6   114.8   114.7
      Hawaii ............    15.4    15.1    15.4    15.2   120.3   120.6   121.4   120.2    11.0    10.5    10.9    10.7
      Idaho .............    66.2    63.0    66.2    62.5   128.6   128.2   130.1   129.4    10.6    10.9    10.7    11.0
      Illinois...........   675.3   672.1   676.8   671.5 1,185.7 1,198.3 1,196.3 1,205.9   115.7   116.4   115.7   116.5
      Indiana............   549.1   540.2   551.4   537.1   572.5   575.0   579.9   578.5    39.6    40.5    39.5    40.5
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   226.9   227.8   227.5   228.8   302.5   302.6   304.1   304.1    33.5    32.9    33.7    32.9
      Kansas.............   183.5   186.2   184.7   186.6   257.7   259.4   261.5   261.5    41.2    40.7    41.3    40.7
      Kentucky...........   258.4   249.9   255.2   252.6   378.2   384.6   383.2   387.4    29.5    30.3    29.6    29.8
      Louisiana..........   155.2   157.4   156.0   157.6   377.9   381.9   382.4   385.7    27.5    26.6    29.6    26.8
      Maine..............    57.9    57.1    58.2    57.2   120.7   121.3   121.1   121.5    11.4    11.3    11.4    11.2
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland...........   131.8   130.2   132.1   129.9   467.3   468.2   471.8   472.2    49.7    50.7    50.5    50.9
      Massachusetts......   296.6   292.1   295.8   292.2   557.2   556.8   558.8   558.4    86.7    89.3    87.6    89.7
      Michigan...........   629.9   593.8   628.3   580.5   770.1   768.6   772.1   771.7    65.6    65.2    65.3    64.8
      Minnesota..........   337.0   334.4   337.3   337.0   518.8   520.6   519.3   520.8    57.9    58.5    58.2    58.3
      Mississippi........   172.3   166.4   167.2   166.0   223.3   225.6   226.1   228.3    13.3    13.2    13.3    13.1
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   302.3   292.4   303.1   288.9   538.4   540.7   546.0   544.1    62.4    64.3    62.9    64.4
      Montana............    20.2    20.0    20.3    20.2    89.4    91.0    90.2    91.4     7.5     7.7     7.5     7.7
      Nebraska...........   100.4   100.7   100.4   100.9   199.9   203.7   201.1   204.8    19.1    19.0    19.1    19.0
      Nevada.............    49.8    50.7    50.3    50.9   227.5   234.9   228.8   235.8    15.8    15.5    15.6    15.5
      New Hampshire......    77.3    77.3    77.6    77.3   138.1   138.5   138.6   139.0    12.2    12.2    12.1    12.3
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   313.5   306.4   313.5   307.0   857.7   858.6   860.6   862.4    97.1    97.2    97.5    97.3
      New Mexico.........    37.3    34.8    37.2    34.9   141.8   144.1   143.2   145.2    15.5    15.8    15.8    16.3
      New York...........   553.5   538.0   554.7   538.6 1,489.6 1,498.0 1,496.6 1,503.0   261.9   265.7   262.3   266.2
      North Carolina.....   543.9   528.5   542.5   527.6   761.8   769.6   770.5   776.3    72.6    72.8    72.4    72.6
      North Dakota.......    25.3    25.4    25.5    25.6    75.0    75.9    75.1    76.3     7.6     7.5     7.6     7.6
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   775.6   762.2   776.4   757.0 1,024.8 1,029.0 1,033.8 1,036.1    87.4    86.7    87.0    86.4
      Oklahoma...........   149.3   150.4   150.3   150.3   282.6   286.4   288.3   289.4    29.0    28.8    28.6    28.8
      Oregon.............   203.4   198.9   203.5   197.9   332.3   336.3   333.8   336.8    35.3    36.1    35.8    36.0
      Pennsylvania.......   653.6   640.7   658.2   642.0 1,111.1 1,111.9 1,119.8 1,117.7   106.5   106.1   106.4   105.9
      Rhode Island.......    51.5    49.2    51.3    48.6    78.0    77.0    78.2    76.8    10.4    10.9    10.5    10.8
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   250.7   247.2   251.4   247.3   368.4   373.8   373.9   375.4    27.2    27.5    27.4    27.6
      South Dakota.......    41.6    41.8    41.9    42.2    78.7    80.6    79.5    80.0     7.1     7.1     7.0     7.1
      Tennessee..........   387.3   373.0   387.1   373.6   600.6   603.7   607.1   608.1    49.3    49.4    49.2    49.2
      Texas..............   929.0   928.8   930.3   929.6 2,064.6 2,103.8 2,085.0 2,121.3   220.7   220.3   220.7   221.0
      Utah...............   125.7   128.7   126.6   129.2   239.9   246.8   241.8   248.6    32.0    31.1    32.2    31.7
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    35.8    35.5    35.7    35.3    58.4    58.1    58.0    57.7     5.9     6.0     5.9     6.0
      Virginia...........   280.6   271.2   280.8   271.3   654.2   654.6   658.5   656.1    91.3    89.5    90.7    90.1
      Washington.........   288.1   293.5   287.3   294.1   539.1   545.6   541.9   547.0   101.3   103.5   101.0   103.8
      West Virginia......    58.9    57.5    59.2    57.3   140.1   139.8   141.6   141.1    11.3    11.3    11.2    11.3
      Wisconsin..........   496.3   487.0   495.9   487.3   533.5   531.8   536.3   533.2    49.5    49.6    49.4    49.6
      Wyoming............    10.1    10.1    10.2    10.0    53.2    55.3    53.8    55.7     4.0     3.9     4.0     4.0
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico........   107.2   103.0   106.7   103.1   181.2   177.7   182.1   176.3    22.4    22.0    22.6    22.1
     
     
     
     
     
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                                Financial activities         Professional and business     Education and health services 
                                                                      services                                           
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                              February         March          February         March          February         March     
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            2007    2008    2007   2008p    2007    2008    2007   2008p    2007    2008    2007   2008p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............    99.1    99.8    99.7   100.1   218.1   222.3   221.1   224.1   206.6   209.1   207.5   209.3
      Alaska.............    14.6    14.5    14.7    14.5    23.7    24.1    23.9    24.3    37.1    37.0    37.3    37.5
      Arizona............   185.9   179.3   186.5   179.3   399.3   398.5   403.9   401.8   301.1   311.9   302.8   313.8
      Arkansas...........    52.4    53.3    52.6    53.5   115.1   117.3   116.6   117.7   153.0   156.5   153.9   157.3
      California.........   920.6   879.8   922.3   879.3 2,240.2 2,270.6 2,255.9 2,278.3 1,657.7 1,705.3 1,672.0 1,714.3
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   160.1   157.7   160.4   158.0   334.0   343.3   338.8   347.0   236.8   245.6   238.4   246.3
      Connecticut........   144.4   142.2   144.1   142.1   200.4   200.1   201.6   201.4   286.6   294.0   285.2   292.1
      Delaware ..........    44.9    45.5    44.9    45.7    58.5    58.0    59.4    58.6    57.1    59.2    57.4    59.2
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia.........    29.7    28.5    29.7    28.6   152.3   155.0   152.8   154.7   101.6   103.9   102.4   104.2
      Florida............   544.1   536.2   546.1   536.2 1,334.7 1,328.1 1,345.8 1,321.4   997.9 1,030.8 1,003.2 1,035.6
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia............   232.1   227.9   232.0   227.9   552.9   562.4   558.3   565.2   450.0   463.1   449.1   463.1
      Hawaii ............    30.0    29.9    30.2    30.0    75.7    76.9    76.0    77.3    72.7    74.1    72.9    74.4
      Idaho .............    31.9    31.6    32.0    31.7    78.8    78.8    80.2    79.6    72.5    74.6    72.8    75.4
      Illinois...........   402.8   401.0   402.8   401.1   837.5   845.3   847.2   854.5   773.8   788.0   777.4   789.6
      Indiana............   137.8   137.2   138.1   137.6   276.8   280.2   283.5   283.1   391.4   406.7   393.6   408.7
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   101.2   103.0   101.6   103.4   117.1   119.2   117.7   120.2   204.1   206.3   205.5   207.3
      Kansas.............    73.3    73.6    73.9    73.8   139.5   142.9   141.3   144.6   168.8   171.9   170.1   172.5
      Kentucky...........    92.3    94.0    92.4    94.1   177.0   179.0   179.6   182.0   239.5   241.1   240.5   240.9
      Louisiana..........    98.0    96.7    97.1    96.8   199.7   201.5   201.7   203.0   243.1   252.4   244.6   253.7
      Maine..............    33.0    32.6    33.0    32.5    51.0    52.1    51.3    52.3   116.5   117.4   116.6   117.4
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland...........   158.0   155.0   158.3   155.2   386.2   393.1   391.8   398.8   370.1   380.5   372.8   382.0
      Massachusetts......   223.8   222.6   223.8   222.4   463.8   472.5   467.2   476.0   623.1   638.6   624.7   640.4
      Michigan...........   211.1   207.4   210.9   207.1   563.2   557.8   563.6   558.3   591.3   603.4   594.2   605.4
      Minnesota..........   179.2   179.5   179.3   180.1   321.1   321.2   323.2   322.5   421.1   434.1   422.9   437.4
      Mississippi........    46.7    46.6    46.8    46.7    94.3    94.5    95.4    95.2   125.1   128.0   125.9   128.4
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   164.9   164.9   165.6   164.8   328.9   335.3   334.8   337.5   381.2   386.8   383.2   387.9
      Montana............    21.4    21.6    21.6    21.7    38.5    40.3    39.3    40.7    58.7    60.2    59.0    60.5
      Nebraska...........    68.2    69.4    68.4    69.2   101.2   106.1   102.0   106.8   131.9   134.4   132.1   134.8
      Nevada.............    65.1    62.9    65.5    62.9   161.1   155.3   159.4   153.3    91.2    94.8    91.6    95.0
      New Hampshire......    38.1    38.4    38.2    38.5    63.2    65.7    63.1    65.9   102.5   105.9   102.9   106.3
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   274.3   267.4   274.3   267.5   585.3   593.5   594.0   600.6   575.6   587.4   580.1   589.9
      New Mexico.........    35.0    35.2    35.3    35.2   107.6   107.5   108.3   108.0   110.9   114.8   111.8   115.8
      New York...........   724.4   725.8   726.4   726.3 1,104.8 1,108.5 1,116.4 1,114.3 1,605.0 1,643.9 1,616.0 1,653.3
      North Carolina.....   207.7   207.8   209.1   208.8   484.4   502.1   490.1   498.9   505.3   524.4   509.1   527.7
      North Dakota.......    19.4    20.0    19.5    20.1    28.3    29.7    28.8    29.6    50.1    51.4    50.3    51.6
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   301.2   298.4   300.0   298.2   646.7   650.2   653.4   657.6   785.2   800.9   789.5   804.4
      Oklahoma...........    83.3    83.7    83.5    83.7   176.4   177.9   179.7   178.9   188.6   195.9   190.0   196.8
      Oregon.............   106.5   104.3   107.1   104.4   193.0   195.7   195.3   197.4   211.3   219.1   212.4   220.8
      Pennsylvania.......   330.4   328.5   330.6   329.1   681.6   696.6   688.1   702.0 1,076.0 1,097.9 1,081.2 1,099.2
      Rhode Island.......    35.3    34.0    35.2    33.6    54.0    52.3    54.3    52.2   100.1   101.9   101.0   102.2
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   104.1   106.3   105.0   106.6   222.6   222.8   224.2   224.7   198.1   205.5   199.1   206.0
      South Dakota.......    30.4    31.2    30.7    31.8    26.4    27.7    26.6    27.9    59.1    61.1    59.5    61.4
      Tennessee..........   142.8   141.9   143.8   142.6   312.6   314.0   316.0   315.9   345.7   354.5   347.4   355.8
      Texas..............   636.8   643.1   639.8   644.9 1,263.1 1,316.0 1,276.9 1,323.3 1,237.0 1,277.1 1,245.2 1,281.8
      Utah...............    74.4    75.4    74.6    75.1   154.5   160.0   156.4   161.5   139.1   145.1   139.8   145.7
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    13.1    13.0    13.2    13.2    21.3    21.5    21.6    21.7    56.3    57.6    56.4    57.7
      Virginia...........   193.9   190.6   194.7   191.1   631.9   641.5   638.2   646.2   414.9   426.2   417.7   428.3
      Washington.........   154.5   152.9   155.2   153.1   335.6   344.3   339.9   346.3   344.7   355.4   346.9   356.6
      West Virginia......    29.5    29.4    29.6    29.6    58.8    60.6    59.7    61.5   112.7   115.7   113.5   116.2
      Wisconsin..........   161.9   161.8   161.5   161.9   267.2   270.0   269.2   271.0   395.4   404.4   396.4   406.0
      Wyoming............    11.0    11.5    11.1    11.5    17.1    17.6    17.5    18.1    22.9    23.8    23.0    23.6
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico........    48.3    48.3    48.4    48.3   108.6   103.9   109.2   103.6   104.7   104.9   106.9   106.9
     
     
     
     
     
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                              Leisure and hospitality              Other services                    Government          
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                              February         March          February         March          February         March     
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            2007    2008    2007   2008p    2007    2008    2007   2008p    2007    2008    2007   2008p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   169.2   170.3   172.9   173.7    80.5    80.1    81.4    80.5   376.6   382.1   377.9   383.2
      Alaska.............    27.3    27.8    27.9    28.4    11.4    11.4    11.5    11.5    82.5    83.0    83.2    83.1
      Arizona............   272.9   275.3   278.4   279.0    98.6    97.5    99.6    98.1   425.6   444.0   426.9   444.6
      Arkansas...........    94.9    97.1    97.8    99.7    44.9    45.1    45.5    45.5   213.6   215.4   214.6   216.4
      California......... 1,514.2 1,537.3 1,534.7 1,552.9   507.2   512.9   510.8   517.2 2,498.8 2,550.9 2,521.2 2,570.4
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   264.7   273.8   270.0   277.7    91.9    94.0    92.9    94.7   374.7   384.0   378.0   387.1
      Connecticut........   125.2   128.0   126.5   129.2    63.2    63.2    63.6    63.6   252.4   256.7   251.8   256.2
      Delaware ..........    37.0    36.2    38.0    36.9    20.1    20.5    20.3    20.6    61.1    60.9    62.4    62.1
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia.........    52.8    53.5    54.5    54.3    61.6    63.7    61.9    64.0   228.9   230.6   228.2   230.5
      Florida............   934.6   946.9   957.2   969.6   342.3   343.5   346.8   348.4 1,135.1 1,159.4 1,140.6 1,162.7
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia............   383.7   391.8   391.6   396.7   158.6   160.5   159.0   160.3   679.5   689.5   681.2   691.2
      Hawaii ............   109.6   109.1   110.4   109.4    26.2    26.8    26.4    26.9   124.2   124.9   124.9   126.8
      Idaho .............    59.4    61.6    60.7    62.6    18.9    19.4    19.2    19.6   116.8   121.4   117.2   122.1
      Illinois...........   499.2   501.2   509.4   509.3   255.4   257.7   258.4   258.0   856.8   862.6   859.4   864.3
      Indiana............   268.1   270.5   275.1   274.4   109.6   111.4   111.3   112.4   440.6   447.5   444.0   449.8
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   127.9   128.7   130.2   130.8    56.4    57.2    57.1    57.7   253.7   256.4   253.6   257.3
      Kansas.............   109.8   110.8   113.0   112.9    51.3    51.7    52.2    52.0   260.1   264.4   263.4   266.9
      Kentucky...........   161.7   167.2   166.9   170.1    74.6    76.1    75.5    76.3   322.0   330.8   323.6   332.6
      Louisiana..........   188.7   196.4   193.2   198.4    67.8    68.3    68.7    68.6   357.2   367.1   359.5   366.7
      Maine..............    50.3    50.5    50.8    51.0    19.3    19.4    19.4    19.5   106.3   106.3   107.0   107.3
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland...........   214.7   221.2   221.4   227.4   116.2   117.8   117.4   119.0   478.5   486.7   484.2   491.5
      Massachusetts......   276.0   278.1   279.8   282.5   116.4   116.1   117.4   116.3   439.7   444.7   440.8   445.7
      Michigan...........   377.8   377.0   384.6   382.1   173.7   173.6   175.3   174.9   677.9   671.6   683.0   673.1
      Minnesota..........   231.9   234.3   234.0   237.1   114.8   113.6   116.3   115.0   420.5   426.0   419.6   426.1
      Mississippi........   121.9   124.6   123.6   126.7    37.1    37.8    37.4    37.9   244.6   248.0   244.8   248.1
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   260.1   262.8   271.7   271.3   119.0   118.0   120.3   119.1   446.4   450.0   449.1   452.8
      Montana............    54.0    56.0    54.9    56.8    16.8    16.9    17.2    17.1    88.0    86.8    89.0    87.4
      Nebraska...........    77.8    79.5    79.2    80.7    34.3    34.6    34.7    34.9   163.9   164.8   164.2   164.7
      Nevada.............   335.7   337.1   338.4   338.6    35.3    36.2    36.0    36.7   157.9   162.1   158.5   163.1
      New Hampshire......    59.1    59.0    59.2    59.2    21.4    21.9    21.6    21.8    96.4    97.5    96.7    98.4
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   312.8   316.0   318.2   321.6   159.6   162.8   160.3   163.7   656.6   657.9   659.8   660.2
      New Mexico.........    85.3    85.5    86.9    87.3    28.7    28.8    28.9    29.1   196.0   197.8   197.7   198.9
      New York...........   649.8   664.5   659.8   673.7   357.7   362.6   360.3   365.7 1,509.0 1,521.6 1,511.1 1,526.5
      North Carolina.....   370.8   380.7   381.0   387.6   175.9   183.7   177.8   185.4   700.5   714.3   705.7   719.4
      North Dakota.......    31.1    32.0    31.7    32.4    15.0    15.4    15.2    15.5    77.8    77.9    78.0    78.0
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   466.4   463.9   478.4   476.0   219.4   218.0   221.9   219.7   807.7   806.8   811.3   810.6
      Oklahoma...........   134.2   137.9   138.9   140.7    62.1    63.2    62.7    63.3   326.4   323.9   328.2   325.7
      Oregon.............   163.2   169.9   166.2   171.4    59.6    59.3    60.0    59.7   292.1   299.9   294.2   302.3
      Pennsylvania.......   464.8   471.0   474.9   479.5   252.8   254.1   254.4   256.1   761.3   759.6   764.6   761.9
      Rhode Island.......    46.0    45.9    46.7    46.0    22.7    22.7    22.8    22.5    65.4    65.1    65.3    65.2
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   203.0   207.7   211.3   215.9    73.8    72.8    74.4    73.7   339.2   345.3   341.5   347.1
      South Dakota.......    39.1    39.4    39.7    40.2    15.6    15.7    15.7    15.8    75.8    76.3    75.8    76.2
      Tennessee..........   260.5   265.1   268.9   271.7   102.3   102.2   104.2   103.2   422.5   426.3   425.3   427.3
      Texas..............   937.3   981.5   960.9 1,000.9   348.5   354.2   351.9   356.3 1,748.1 1,761.5 1,754.5 1,764.9
      Utah...............   111.2   114.8   113.3   116.9    34.8    35.7    35.0    35.9   208.0   211.0   208.7   211.9
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    34.8    34.9    34.2    34.3     9.8     9.8     9.8     9.8    56.4    56.5    56.4    56.6
      Virginia...........   323.9   329.2   333.7   336.3   182.7   185.6   184.5   186.5   687.8   695.9   689.3   699.4
      Washington.........   266.7   277.6   270.5   280.2   103.8   104.9   104.7   105.7   537.6   545.2   536.8   545.9
      West Virginia......    66.9    69.0    69.0    70.7    55.4    55.5    55.7    56.0   145.8   144.7   147.4   146.2
      Wisconsin..........   242.8   239.3   246.0   242.2   135.5   135.5   136.5   135.9   416.8   424.3   422.5   427.2
      Wyoming............    31.0    31.6    31.3    31.8    11.4    11.8    11.6    11.7    66.9    68.5    67.4    69.2
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico........    71.8    73.5    72.6    72.5    18.1    18.2    18.5    18.0   295.2   293.5   296.2   295.2
     
        1 Natural resources and mining is combined with construction.
        p = preliminary.
        NOTE:  Data are counts of jobs by place of work.  Estimates are currently projected from 2007 benchmark levels.
     Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes
     available.  Data reflect the conversion to the 2007 version of the North American Industry Classification System
     (NAICS) as the basis for the assignment and tabulation of economic data by industry, replacing NAICS 2002.  For more
     details, see http://www.bls.gov/sae/saenaics07.htm.
     
     
     
     
     
     

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