Economic News Release

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release


For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Friday, June 18, 2010           USDL-10-0815

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    (NOTE: This release was reissued on Thursday, June 24, 2010,
    to correct Texas May 2010 total nonfarm and government pay-
    roll employment data. These data appear in tables D, 5, and 6. 
    Additionally, the analysis of employment data in the text was 
    revised to reflect these corrections. The impact of the cor-
    rection on unemployment data in this release was extremely 
    limited and will be incorporated in the routine monthly re-
    visions with the release of June data.)

   REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- MAY 2010


Regional and state unemployment rates were slightly lower in May. Thirty-
seven states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rate
decreases over the month, 6 states had increases, and 7 states had no
change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Thirty-one
states and the District of Columbia posted unemployment rate increases 
from a year earlier, 17 states recorded decreases, and 2 states had no 
change. The national jobless rate edged down by 0.2 percentage point to 
9.7 percent, but was up from 9.4 percent in May 2009.

In May, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 41 states and the District 
of Columbia, decreased in 5 states, and was unchanged in 4 states. The 
largest over-the-month increases in employment occurred in Texas (+75,200),
California (+28,300), New York (+21,000), and Florida and Virginia 
(+20,300 each). Delaware recorded the largest over-the-month percentage 
increase in employment (+0.9 percent), followed by Maine, Rhode Island, and 
Texas (+0.7 percent each) and Louisiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, 
and Wyoming (+0.6 percent each). The 5 states reporting over-the-month 
employment decreases were New Mexico (1,700), South Dakota (-800), Idaho 
(-200), and Montana and Nebraska (-100 each). The largest over-the-month 
percentage decreases in employment occurred in New Mexico and South Dakota 
(-0.2 percent each). Over the year, nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 
39 states and increased in 11 states and the District of Columbia. The 
largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment was reported in 
Nevada (-2.5 percent), followed by Colorado and Rhode Island (-1.9 percent 
each), and California, Georgia, and New Mexico (-1.7 percent each). The 
largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment occurred in 
Alaska (+1.5 percent), North Dakota (+1.4 percent), the District of Columbia 
(+1.1 percent), and Indiana (+0.9 percent).

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

The West reported the highest regional jobless rate in May, 10.9 percent, 
while the Northeast recorded the lowest rate, 8.9 percent. The Midwest and 
South experienced the only statistically significant over-the-month unemploy-
ment rate changes (-0.3 and -0.2 percentage point, respectively). Three of 
the 4 regions registered significant rate changes from a year earlier: the West
(+0.8 percentage point) and the Northeast and South (+0.5 point each). (See 
table 1.)

Among the nine geographic divisions, the Pacific continued to report the highest
unemployment rate, 11.6 percent in May. The West North Central registered the 
lowest rate, 7.1 percent, followed by the West South Central, 7.9 percent. Two 
divisions experienced statistically significant unemployment rate changes from 
a month earlier: the East North Central and South Atlantic (-0.3 percentage 
point each). Five of the 9 divisions reported significant over-the-year rate 
changes, all of which were increases. The largest of these occurred in the 
Mountain and Pacific (+0.8 percentage point each).

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Nevada reported the highest unemployment rate among the states, 14.0 percent 
in May. This is the first month in which Nevada recorded the highest rate among 
the states and the first time since April of 2006 that a state other than 
Michigan has posted the highest rate. The rate in Nevada also set a new series 
high. (All region, division, and state series begin in 1976.) The states with 
the next highest rates were Michigan, 13.6 percent; California, 12.4 percent; 
and Rhode Island, 12.3 percent. North Dakota continued to register the lowest 
jobless rate, 3.6 percent, followed by South Dakota and Nebraska, 4.6 and 4.9 
percent, respectively. In total, 25 states posted jobless rates significantly 
lower than the U.S. figure of 9.7 percent, 9 states had measurably higher rates, 
and 16 states and the District of Columbia had rates that were not appreciably 
different from that of the nation. (See tables A and 3.)

In May, 12 states recorded statistically significant jobless rate decreases 
from April, the largest of which were in North Carolina and South Carolina 
(-0.5 percentage point each) and Illinois and Michigan (-0.4 point each). The 
District of Columbia also posted an appreciable rate decrease from a month 
earlier (-0.6 percentage point). The remaining 38 states registered jobless 
rates that were not measurably different from those of a month earlier, though 
some had changes that were at least as large numerically as the significant 
changes. (See table B.)

Nevada recorded the largest jobless rate increase from May 2009 (+2.5 percent-
age points), followed by Mississippi (+2.1 points). Ten additional states had 
smaller, but also statistically significant, increases. Minnesota reported the 
largest rate decrease from a year earlier (-1.4 percentage points). Vermont and 
North Dakota experienced the only other significant rate decreases (-1.1 and 
-0.8 percentage point(s), respectively). The remaining 35 states and the District 
of Columbia registered jobless rates that were not appreciably different from 
those of a year earlier. (See table C.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Between April and May 2010, 20 states recorded statistically significant changes 
in employment, all of which were increases. The largest over-the-month statisti-
cally significant job gains occurred in Texas (+75,200), followed by California 
(+28,300), New York (+21,000), Virginia (+20,300), and Pennsylvania (+19,500). 
(See tables D and 5.)

Over the year, 11 states experienced statistically significant decreases in em-
ployment, while 1 state reported a significant employment increase. The largest 
statistically significant job losses were reported in California (-244,900), 
Georgia (-67,300), Illinois (-44,600), and Colorado (-43,200). The only statisti-
cally significant over-the-year employment increase occurred in North Dakota 
(+5,300). (See table E.)

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for May is scheduled 
to be released on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). The Regional and 
State Employment and Unemployment news release for June is scheduled to be released 
on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT).



Table A.  States with unemployment rates significantly differ-
ent from that of the U.S., May 2010, seasonally adjusted      
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                State                |          Rate(p)       
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United States (1) ...................|           9.7          
                                     |                        
Alaska ..............................|           8.3          
Arkansas ............................|           7.7          
California ..........................|          12.4          
Colorado ............................|           8.0          
Delaware ............................|           8.8          
Florida .............................|          11.7          
Hawaii ..............................|           6.6          
Illinois ............................|          10.8          
Iowa ................................|           6.8          
Kansas ..............................|           6.5          
                                     |                        
Louisiana ...........................|           6.9          
Maine ...............................|           8.0          
Maryland ............................|           7.2          
Michigan ............................|          13.6          
Minnesota ...........................|           7.0          
Mississippi .........................|          11.4          
Montana .............................|           7.2          
Nebraska ............................|           4.9          
Nevada ..............................|          14.0          
New Hampshire .......................|           6.4          
                                     |                        
New Mexico ..........................|           8.4          
New York ............................|           8.3          
North Dakota ........................|           3.6          
Ohio ................................|          10.7          
Oklahoma ............................|           6.7          
Rhode Island ........................|          12.3          
South Carolina ......................|          11.0          
South Dakota ........................|           4.6          
Texas ...............................|           8.3          
Utah ................................|           7.3          
                                     |                        
Vermont .............................|           6.2          
Virginia ............................|           7.1          
Wisconsin ...........................|           8.2          
Wyoming .............................|           7.0          
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1 Data are not preliminary.
p = preliminary.



Table B.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from April 2010 to May 2010, seasonally adjusted                         
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                                |          Rate         |                
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month 
             State              |   April   |    May    | rate change(p) 
                                |   2010    |  2010(p)  |                
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Delaware .......................|     9.0   |     8.8   |      -0.2      
District of Columbia ...........|    11.0   |    10.4   |       -.6      
Florida ........................|    12.0   |    11.7   |       -.3      
Illinois .......................|    11.2   |    10.8   |       -.4      
Maryland .......................|     7.5   |     7.2   |       -.3      
Michigan .......................|    14.0   |    13.6   |       -.4      
Minnesota ......................|     7.1   |     7.0   |       -.1      
New Hampshire ..................|     6.7   |     6.4   |       -.3      
New Mexico .....................|     8.7   |     8.4   |       -.3      
North Carolina .................|    10.8   |    10.3   |       -.5      
                                |           |           |                
North Dakota ...................|     3.8   |     3.6   |       -.2      
South Carolina .................|    11.5   |    11.0   |       -.5      
Wisconsin ......................|     8.5   |     8.2   |       -.3      
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p = preliminary.



Table C.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from May 2009 to May 2010, seasonally adjusted                           
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                                |          Rate         |                
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-year  
             State              |    May    |    May    | rate change(p) 
                                |    2009   |  2010(p)  |                
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California .....................|    11.3   |    12.4   |       1.1      
Delaware .......................|     8.0   |     8.8   |        .8      
Florida ........................|    10.2   |    11.7   |       1.5      
Idaho ..........................|     7.7   |     9.0   |       1.3      
Iowa ...........................|     5.8   |     6.8   |       1.0      
Minnesota ......................|     8.4   |     7.0   |      -1.4      
Mississippi ....................|     9.3   |    11.4   |       2.1      
Montana ........................|     6.0   |     7.2   |       1.2      
Nevada .........................|    11.5   |    14.0   |       2.5      
New Mexico .....................|     6.8   |     8.4   |       1.6      
                                |           |           |                
North Dakota ...................|     4.4   |     3.6   |       -.8      
Pennsylvania ...................|     8.0   |     9.1   |       1.1      
Rhode Island ...................|    10.7   |    12.3   |       1.6      
Texas ..........................|     7.5   |     8.3   |        .8      
Vermont ........................|     7.3   |     6.2   |      -1.1      
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p = preliminary.



Table D.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
April 2010 to May 2010, seasonally adjusted
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                              |    April    |     May     | Over-the-month
           State              |    2010     |   2010(p)   |    change(p)
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Alabama.......................|   1,868,400 |   1,877,600 |       9,200
California....................|  13,877,200 |  13,905,500 |      28,300
Delaware......................|     413,100 |     417,000 |       3,900
Illinois......................|   5,611,500 |   5,628,200 |      16,700
Louisiana.....................|   1,888,800 |   1,899,900 |      11,100
Maine.........................|     585,900 |     589,900 |       4,000
Maryland......................|   2,517,500 |   2,528,700 |      11,200
Massachusetts.................|   3,166,600 |   3,182,400 |      15,800
Mississippi...................|   1,085,800 |   1,091,200 |       5,400
New York......................|   8,536,800 |   8,557,800 |      21,000
                              |             |             |            
North Carolina................|   3,904,700 |   3,917,600 |      12,900
Ohio..........................|   5,035,400 |   5,052,500 |      17,100
Pennsylvania..................|   5,606,400 |   5,625,900 |      19,500
Rhode Island..................|     448,600 |     451,800 |       3,200
South Carolina................|   1,818,900 |   1,829,400 |      10,500
Tennessee.....................|   2,606,300 |   2,621,900 |      15,600
Texas.........................|  10,311,700 | c10,386,900 |     c75,200
Utah..........................|   1,187,400 |   1,192,600 |       5,200
Virginia......................|   3,633,000 |   3,653,300 |      20,300
West Virginia.................|     738,800 |     742,600 |       3,800
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p = preliminary.
c = corrected.


Table E.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
May 2009 to May 2010, seasonally adjusted
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                              |    May      |     May     | Over-the-year
           State              |    2009     |   2010(p)   |    change(p)
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California....................|  14,150,400 |  13,905,500 |    -244,900
Colorado......................|   2,249,700 |   2,206,500 |     -43,200
Georgia.......................|   3,896,700 |   3,829,400 |     -67,300
Illinois......................|   5,672,800 |   5,628,200 |     -44,600
Nevada........................|   1,149,000 |   1,119,800 |     -29,200
New Jersey....................|   3,900,600 |   3,867,300 |     -33,300
New Mexico....................|     813,200 |     799,700 |     -13,500
North Dakota..................|     365,700 |     371,000 |       5,300
Oregon........................|   1,616,100 |   1,595,600 |     -20,500
Rhode Island..................|     460,600 |     451,800 |      -8,800
Washington....................|   2,838,300 |   2,810,200 |     -28,100
Wisconsin.....................|   2,760,600 |   2,732,700 |     -27,900
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p = preliminary.





Technical Note

  This release presents labor force and unemployment data for census
regions and divisions, states, and selected substate areas from the
Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program (tables 1 to 4). Also
presented are nonfarm payroll employment estimates by state and major
industry sector from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program
(tables 5 and 6). The LAUS and CES programs are both federal-state
cooperative endeavors.
  
Labor force and unemployment--from the LAUS program
  
  Definitions. The labor force and unemployment data are based on the
same concepts and definitions as those used for the official national
estimates obtained from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a sample
survey of households that is conducted for the Bureau of Labor
Statistics (BLS) by the U.S. Census Bureau. The LAUS program measures
employment and unemployment on a place-of-residence basis. The universe
for each is the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of age and
over. Employed persons are those who did any work at all for pay or
profit in the reference week (the week including the 12th of the month)
or worked 15 hours or more without pay in a family business or farm,
plus those not working who had a job from which they were temporarily
absent, whether or not paid, for such reasons as labor-management
dispute, illness, or vacation. Unemployed persons are those who were
not employed during the reference week (based on the definition above),
had actively looked for a job sometime in the 4-week period ending with
the reference week, and were currently available for work; persons on
layoff expecting recall need not be looking for work to be counted as
unemployed. The labor force is the sum of employed and unemployed
persons. The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed as a percent
of the labor force.
  
  Method of estimation. Estimates for 48 of the 50 states, the
District of Columbia, the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metropolitan
division, New York City, and the balances of California and New York
State are produced using estimating equations based on regression
techniques. This method, which underwent substantial enhancement at the
beginning of 2005, utilizes data from several sources, including the
CPS, the CES, and state unemployment insurance (UI) programs. Estimates
for the state of California are derived by summing the estimates for the
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metropolitan division and the balance of
California. Similarly, estimates for New York State are derived by
summing the estimates for New York City and the balance of New York
State. Estimates for all nine census divisions and the five additional
substate areas contained in this release (the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
and Detroit-Warren-Livonia metropolitan areas and the Chicago-Joliet-
Naperville, Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, and Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
metropolitan divisions) and their respective balances of state are based
on a similar regression approach that does not incorporate CES or UI
data. Estimates for census regions are obtained by summing the model-
based estimates for the component divisions and then calculating the
unemployment rate. Each month, census division estimates are
controlled to national totals; state estimates are then controlled to
their respective division totals. Substate and balance-of-state
estimates for the five areas noted above are controlled to their
respective state totals. Estimates for Puerto Rico are derived from a
monthly household survey similar to the CPS. A detailed description of
the estimation procedures is available from BLS upon request.
  
  Annual revisions. Labor force and unemployment data for prior years
reflect adjustments made at the end of each year. The adjusted
estimates reflect updated population data from the U.S. Census Bureau,
any revisions in the other data sources, and model reestimation. In
most years, historical data for the most recent five years (both
seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted) are revised near the
beginning of each calendar year, prior to or coincident with the release
of January estimates.
  
  Seasonal adjustment. The LAUS program introduced smoothed-seasonally-
adjusted (SSA) estimates in January 2010. These are seasonally-adjusted
data that have incorporated a long-run trend smoothing procedure,
resulting in estimates that are less volatile than those previously pro-
duced. The estimates are smoothed using a Henderson Trend Filter (H13).
The H13 uses a filtering procedure, based on moving averages, to remove
the irregular fluctuations from the seasonally-adjusted series, leaving
the trend. The same process is used on both historical and current year
estimates.

  Seasonally-adjusted labor force estimates from January 1976 through
December 2009 were replaced with the SSA estimates for all four census
regions, nine census divisions, all States, the District of Columbia,
New York City, the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metropolitan
division, and the respective balances of New York and California.
Seasonally-adjusted estimates for the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor and
Detroit-Warren-Livonia metropolitan areas and the Chicago-Joliet-
Naperville, Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, and Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
metropolitan divisions and the respective balances of Ohio, Michigan,
Illinois, Florida, and Washington were also replaced from January 1983
through December 2009. For more information about the smoothing
technique and the reasons behind the change, see the BLS Web site at
www.bls.gov/lau/lassaqa.htm.

  Area definitions. The substate area data published in this release
reflect the standards and definitions established by the U.S. Office of
Management and Budget on December 1, 2009. A detailed list of the
geographic definitions is available on the Internet at
www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.


Employment--from the CES program
  
  Definitions. Employment data refer to persons on establishment
payrolls who receive pay for any part of the pay period that includes
the 12th of the month. Persons are counted at their place of work
rather than at their place of residence; those appearing on more than
one payroll are counted on each payroll. Industries are classified on
the basis of their principal activity in accordance with the 2007
version of the North American Industry Classification System.
  
  Method of estimation. The employment data are estimated using a
"link relative" technique in which a ratio (link relative) of current-
month employment to that of the previous month is computed from a sample
of establishments reporting for both months. The estimates of
employment for the current month are obtained by multiplying the
estimates for the previous month by these ratios. Small-domain models
are used as the official estimators for the approximately 39 percent of
CES published series which have insufficient sample for direct sample-
based estimates.
  
  Annual revisions. Employment estimates are adjusted annually to a
complete count of jobs, called benchmarks, derived principally from tax
reports that are submitted by employers who are covered under state
unemployment insurance (UI) laws. The benchmark information is used to
adjust the monthly estimates between the new benchmark and the preceding
one and also to establish the level of employment for the new benchmark
month. Thus, the benchmarking process establishes the level of
employment, and the sample is used to measure the month-to-month changes
in the level for the subsequent months.
  
  Seasonal adjustment. Payroll employment data are seasonally adjusted
at the statewide supersector level. In some states, the seasonally
adjusted payroll employment total is computed by aggregating the
independently adjusted supersector series. In other states, the
seasonally adjusted payroll employment total is independently adjusted.
Revisions of historical data for the most recent 5 years are made once a
year, coincident with annual benchmark adjustments.
  
  Caution on aggregating state data. State estimation procedures are
designed to produce accurate data for each individual state. BLS
independently develops a national employment series; state estimates are
not forced to sum to national totals. Because each state series is
subject to larger sampling and nonsampling errors than the national
series, summing them cumulates individual state level errors and can
cause significant distortions at an aggregate level. Due to these
statistical limitations, BLS does not compile a "sum-of-states"
employment series, and cautions users that such a series is subject to a
relatively large and volatile error structure.
  
Reliability of the estimates
  
  The estimates presented in this release are based on sample surveys,
administrative data, and modeling and, thus, are subject to sampling and
other types of errors. Sampling error is a measure of sampling
variability--that is, variation that occurs by chance because a sample
rather than the entire population is surveyed. Survey data also are
subject to nonsampling errors, such as those which can be introduced
into the data collection and processing operations. Estimates not
directly derived from sample surveys are subject to additional errors
resulting from the specific estimation processes used. The sums of
individual items may not always equal the totals shown in the same
tables because of rounding. Unemployment rates are computed from
unrounded data and thus may differ slightly from rates computed using
the rounded data displayed in the tables.
  
  Use of error measures. In 2005, the LAUS program introduced several
improvements to its methodology. Among these were the development of
model-based error measures for the monthly estimates and the estimates
of over-the-month changes. The introductory section of this release
preserves the long-time practice of highlighting the direction of the
movements in regional and state unemployment rates and state nonfarm
payroll employment regardless of their statistical significance. The
remainder of the analysis in the release takes statistical significance
into consideration.
  
  Labor force and unemployment estimates. Model-based error measures for
both seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data and for over-
the-month changes are available online at www.bls.gov/lau/lastderr.htm.
BLS uses a 90-percent confidence level in determining whether changes in
LAUS unemployment rates are statistically significant. The average mag-
nitude of the current year over-the-month change in a state unemployment
rate that is required in order to be statistically significant at the
90-percent confidence level is just over 0.2 percentage point. The aver-
age amount of the current over-the-year change in a state unemployment
rate to be considered statistically significant is between 0.8 and 0.9
percentage point. More details can be found on the Web site. Measures
of nonsampling error are not available, but additional information on
the subject is provided in Employment and Earnings Online at
www.bls.gov/opub/ee/home.htm.
  
  Employment estimates. Measures of sampling error for state CES data
at the total nonfarm and supersector level and for metropolitan area 
CES data at the total nonfarm level are available online at
www.bls.gov/sae/790stderr.htm. BLS uses a 90-percent confidence level
in determining whether changes in CES employment levels are statis-
tically significant. Information on recent benchmark revisions for 
states is available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/sae/.
  
Additional information

  More complete information on the technical procedures used to develop
these estimates and additional data appear in Employment and Earnings
Online.
  Estimates of labor force and unemployment from the LAUS program, as
well as nonfarm employment from the CES program, for over 300 metro-
politan areas and metropolitan New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs) 
are available in the news release, Metropolitan Area Employment and 
Unemployment. Estimates of labor force, employment, and unemployment
for all states, metropolitan areas, labor market areas, counties,
cities with a population of 25,000 or more, and other areas used in 
the administration of various federal economic assistance programs are
available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/lau/. Employment data from
the CES program are available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/sae/.

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

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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
 Census region and                                                                                                              
      division                                                          Number                      Percent of labor force      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       May      March    April    May      May      March    April    May      May      March    April    May   
                       2009     2010     2010     2010     2009     2010     2010     2010     2009     2010     2010     2010  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,435.8 28,475.5 28,517.3 28,501.5  2,376.2  2,577.9  2,550.3  2,532.1    8.4      9.1      8.9      8.9  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,739.3  7,794.5  7,792.3  7,773.7    633.5    709.2    699.7    689.0    8.2      9.1      9.0      8.9  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,696.5 20,681.0 20,725.0 20,727.8  1,742.7  1,868.7  1,850.5  1,843.1    8.4      9.0      8.9      8.9  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 55,151.6 55,286.3 55,408.1 55,391.4  4,908.7  5,404.0  5,323.9  5,224.0    8.9      9.8      9.6      9.4  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,487.8 29,424.6 29,449.2 29,410.1  2,771.4  3,104.5  3,023.3  2,936.1    9.4     10.6     10.3     10.0  
  East South Central  8,550.0  8,464.9  8,503.3  8,518.1    883.3    925.0    920.9    905.8   10.3     10.9     10.8     10.6  
  West South Central 17,113.7 17,396.8 17,455.6 17,463.2  1,254.0  1,374.6  1,379.7  1,382.1    7.3      7.9      7.9      7.9  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,873.0 34,623.2 34,728.4 34,730.2  3,385.2  3,499.5  3,466.5  3,374.9    9.7     10.1     10.0      9.7  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,856.3 23,643.5 23,739.5 23,757.2  2,562.0  2,693.8  2,667.0  2,592.2   10.7     11.4     11.2     10.9  
  West North Central 11,016.6 10,979.7 10,988.9 10,972.9    823.3    805.7    799.4    782.6    7.5      7.3      7.3      7.1  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,946.5 35,794.1 35,933.5 35,962.1  3,622.5  3,945.8  3,934.2  3,903.2   10.1     11.0     10.9     10.9  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,112.2 11,056.7 11,097.8 11,101.2    935.3  1,009.0  1,015.3  1,018.4    8.4      9.1      9.1      9.2  
  Pacific........... 24,834.3 24,737.4 24,835.7 24,860.9  2,687.1  2,936.8  2,918.9  2,884.8   10.8     11.9     11.8     11.6  

   1 Census region estimates are derived by summing the Census division model-based estimates.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. The States (including the District of Columbia) that compose the various census
divisions are: New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; Middle Atlantic: New
Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; South Atlantic: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee; West South
Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin; West
North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho,
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; and Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. Estimates for
the current year are subject to revision early in the following calendar year.





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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
 Census region and                                                      Number                      Percent of labor force      
      division                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                           April              May              April              May              April              May       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2009     2010     2009     2010     2009     2010     2009     2010     2009     2010     2009     2010  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,239.2 28,291.5 28,335.4 28,316.4  2,191.1  2,456.9  2,320.2  2,467.7    7.8      8.7      8.2      8.7  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,680.7  7,704.3  7,710.1  7,710.4    591.9    674.6    619.0    666.3    7.7      8.8      8.0      8.6  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,558.5 20,587.2 20,625.3 20,606.1  1,599.3  1,782.3  1,701.2  1,801.3    7.8      8.7      8.2      8.7  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 54,946.4 55,218.2 55,160.8 55,227.7  4,480.1  5,000.5  4,808.9  5,011.2    8.2      9.1      8.7      9.1  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,415.8 29,309.6 29,528.3 29,345.2  2,558.9  2,794.7  2,726.7  2,801.6    8.7      9.5      9.2      9.5  
  East South Central  8,496.8  8,469.7  8,540.5  8,489.1    802.9    874.1    863.9    862.0    9.4     10.3     10.1     10.2  
  West South Central 17,033.7 17,438.9 17,092.1 17,393.4  1,118.3  1,331.7  1,218.4  1,347.6    6.6      7.6      7.1      7.7  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,698.1 34,583.0 34,870.1 34,596.2  3,163.3  3,337.8  3,315.7  3,154.9    9.1      9.7      9.5      9.1  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,707.7 23,627.2 23,847.0 23,656.0  2,400.2  2,572.6  2,519.4  2,426.8   10.1     10.9     10.6     10.3  
  West North Central 10,990.4 10,955.8 11,023.1 10,940.2    763.1    765.3    796.3    728.2    6.9      7.0      7.2      6.7  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,806.4 35,818.7 35,823.3 35,725.8  3,399.5  3,813.6  3,512.4  3,735.4    9.5     10.6      9.8     10.5  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,065.2 11,064.3 11,074.4 11,025.9    869.3    986.6    905.2    981.9    7.9      8.9      8.2      8.9  
  Pacific........... 24,741.2 24,754.3 24,748.9 24,699.9  2,530.3  2,827.0  2,607.2  2,753.6   10.2     11.4     10.5     11.1  

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





LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                               LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                         SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                           Unemployed                          
                                                                                                                               
                                  Civilian labor force                                                                         
                                                                                                                               
    State and area                                                               Number                  Percent of labor force
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                           May      March     April      May       May      March     April      May     May  March April  May 
                           2009     2010      2010      2010p      2009     2010      2010      2010p    2009 2010  2010  2010p
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama................   2,134.5   2,065.5   2,083.7   2,098.0    213.2     227.1     228.3     225.6   10.0  11.0  11.0  10.8
Alaska.................     360.6     365.1     366.1     365.7     28.2      31.2      30.6      30.2    7.8   8.5   8.4   8.3
Arizona................   3,144.6   3,160.7   3,175.4   3,181.0    288.3     302.2     302.2     305.0    9.2   9.6   9.5   9.6
Arkansas...............   1,367.0   1,370.1   1,366.5   1,361.1     99.0     107.2     106.3     105.1    7.2   7.8   7.8   7.7
California.............  18,309.1  18,245.9  18,312.6  18,339.6  2,064.9   2,307.4   2,298.2   2,277.2   11.3  12.6  12.5  12.4
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                             
    Beach-Glendale (1)    4,921.4   4,868.4   4,884.9   4,885.1    563.0     601.0     597.5     599.1   11.4  12.3  12.2  12.3
Colorado...............   2,728.4   2,656.1   2,669.0   2,670.6    225.0     209.9     213.3     213.8    8.2   7.9   8.0   8.0
Connecticut............   1,892.0   1,907.8   1,903.9   1,897.2    155.2     175.0     171.5     169.1    8.2   9.2   9.0   8.9
Delaware...............     437.3     427.4     427.1     426.2     34.9      39.4      38.5      37.4    8.0   9.2   9.0   8.8
District of Columbia...     331.3     337.0     337.4     338.2     32.2      38.9      37.0      35.1    9.7  11.5  11.0  10.4
Florida................   9,190.7   9,271.0   9,284.0   9,271.8    940.2   1,139.3   1,115.0   1,085.7   10.2  12.3  12.0  11.7
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1) .......   1,243.3   1,279.9   1,287.1   1,289.4    132.7     155.5     156.5     160.0   10.7  12.2  12.2  12.4
                                                                                                                               
Georgia................   4,794.3   4,710.4   4,718.0   4,718.8    453.6     496.5     487.2     479.9    9.5  10.5  10.3  10.2
Hawaii.................     639.2     636.6     636.6     636.8     44.2      43.7      42.7      41.7    6.9   6.9   6.7   6.6
Idaho..................     748.1     757.6     760.6     761.3     57.3      71.0      69.4      68.3    7.7   9.4   9.1   9.0
Illinois...............   6,617.7   6,668.9   6,695.5   6,694.5    661.5     764.8     752.3     721.0   10.0  11.5  11.2  10.8
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                              
    Naperville (1).....   4,092.6   4,090.1   4,115.3   4,123.0    408.7     445.1     440.1     431.2   10.0  10.9  10.7  10.5
Indiana................   3,217.7   3,122.8   3,134.8   3,141.4    340.3     310.0     312.2     313.1   10.6   9.9  10.0  10.0
Iowa...................   1,671.2   1,684.6   1,689.2   1,687.0     96.2     114.2     116.4     115.4    5.8   6.8   6.9   6.8
Kansas.................   1,523.4   1,514.0   1,512.7   1,506.6    106.8      98.3      99.0      98.0    7.0   6.5   6.5   6.5
Kentucky...............   2,089.6   2,082.6   2,085.7   2,080.9    222.5     223.7     220.6     215.7   10.6  10.7  10.6  10.4
Louisiana..............   2,067.4   2,084.5   2,091.5   2,096.0    141.2     143.7     140.0     143.6    6.8   6.9   6.7   6.9
Maine..................     703.9     705.2     705.0     702.5     57.8      58.0      57.2      56.5    8.2   8.2   8.1   8.0
                                                                                                                               
Maryland...............   2,999.2   2,962.0   2,968.1   2,969.5    210.3     228.1     221.3     215.2    7.0   7.7   7.5   7.2
Massachusetts..........   3,475.0   3,483.7   3,488.2   3,486.4    286.1     323.3     321.5     320.4    8.2   9.3   9.2   9.2
Michigan...............   4,908.1   4,851.3   4,879.6   4,884.1    668.1     682.4     681.1     662.4   13.6  14.1  14.0  13.6
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Livonia (2)........   2,111.1   2,088.5   2,118.6   2,126.9    318.4     305.4     317.2     313.5   15.1  14.6  15.0  14.7
Minnesota..............   2,974.9   2,987.1   2,988.7   2,983.9    250.6     219.3     213.6     208.1    8.4   7.3   7.1   7.0
Mississippi............   1,293.2   1,302.7   1,301.6   1,298.9    120.7     150.9     149.8     147.5    9.3  11.6  11.5  11.4
Missouri...............   3,050.2   2,987.8   2,992.1   2,993.4    285.4     285.0     282.8     277.3    9.4   9.5   9.5   9.3
Montana................     498.9     498.3     499.9     500.5     30.0      35.5      35.6      36.1    6.0   7.1   7.1   7.2
Nebraska...............     984.0     988.0     990.5     988.8     46.6      49.3      49.8      48.7    4.7   5.0   5.0   4.9
Nevada.................   1,368.1   1,375.0   1,377.4   1,375.6    157.1     183.9     188.4     192.5   11.5  13.4  13.7  14.0
New Hampshire..........     742.6     748.1     747.3     744.7     46.4      52.5      50.1      47.3    6.3   7.0   6.7   6.4
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey.............   4,546.5   4,563.4   4,571.0   4,568.1    416.4     449.0     447.5     444.6    9.2   9.8   9.8   9.7
New Mexico.............     952.8     966.8     967.6     964.8     64.9      85.4      84.0      81.2    6.8   8.8   8.7   8.4
New York...............   9,729.5   9,653.0   9,681.0   9,693.8    814.7     831.5     817.1     806.6    8.4   8.6   8.4   8.3
  New York City .......   3,994.1   3,972.5   3,988.6   4,001.1    371.5     397.1     390.0     385.3    9.3  10.0   9.8   9.6
North Carolina.........   4,555.5   4,564.9   4,573.2   4,567.2    496.3     508.0     493.4     472.6   10.9  11.1  10.8  10.3
North Dakota...........     365.5     367.8     369.0     369.6     16.2      14.8      14.0      13.4    4.4   4.0   3.8   3.6
Ohio...................   6,004.2   5,947.8   5,973.8   5,981.5    619.2     655.5     652.4     640.7   10.3  11.0  10.9  10.7
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                            
    Mentor (2) ........   1,084.4   1,070.2   1,073.8   1,074.9     98.9     100.8     100.0      99.1    9.1   9.4   9.3   9.2
Oklahoma...............   1,775.1   1,777.6   1,780.1   1,778.5    114.9     118.2     117.7     119.4    6.5   6.6   6.6   6.7
Oregon.................   1,978.4   1,954.8   1,963.0   1,966.1    229.7     207.4     207.9     209.1   11.6  10.6  10.6  10.6
Pennsylvania...........   6,419.2   6,458.0   6,471.0   6,463.2    513.6     581.8     584.4     591.4    8.0   9.0   9.0   9.1
Rhode Island...........     563.6     578.4     579.3     579.0     60.5      72.7      72.3      71.2   10.7  12.6  12.5  12.3
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina.........   2,185.3   2,173.8   2,166.5   2,158.8    256.3     265.0     249.3     238.3   11.7  12.2  11.5  11.0
South Dakota...........     446.7     444.4     444.6     444.3     22.1      21.3      20.7      20.4    5.0   4.8   4.7   4.6
Tennessee..............   3,030.3   3,010.0   3,028.3   3,038.6    325.5     318.7     318.0     315.3   10.7  10.6  10.5  10.4
Texas..................  11,901.1  12,160.0  12,210.8  12,224.0    898.0   1,002.6   1,008.7   1,009.0    7.5   8.2   8.3   8.3
Utah...................   1,374.3   1,345.9   1,349.8   1,351.2     93.3      97.5      97.9      98.7    6.8   7.2   7.3   7.3
Vermont................     360.9     362.4     362.1     360.9     26.2      23.8      23.0      22.3    7.3   6.6   6.4   6.2
Virginia...............   4,194.5   4,180.5   4,192.4   4,194.4    285.9     307.2     302.8     298.8    6.8   7.3   7.2   7.1
Washington.............   3,540.0   3,518.1   3,539.9   3,543.7    321.3     334.6     328.8     323.4    9.1   9.5   9.3   9.1
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1) .......   1,496.3   1,486.6   1,496.3   1,495.7    129.4     127.6     127.6     124.9    8.6   8.6   8.5   8.4
West Virginia..........     804.1     788.0     788.3     788.1     63.4      74.6      72.0      70.1    7.9   9.5   9.1   8.9
Wisconsin..............   3,110.5   3,046.7   3,052.3   3,053.9    275.3     268.7     260.3     250.2    8.9   8.8   8.5   8.2
Wyoming................     294.6     292.1     292.7     293.0     17.8      21.3      20.8      20.4    6.1   7.3   7.1   7.0
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico............   1,331.9   1,296.6   1,310.6   1,301.2    192.2     210.5     225.5     220.3   14.4  16.2  17.2  16.9

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the
Current Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 10-02, dated December 1,
2009, and are available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following
month.





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

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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                             Unemployed                            
                                                                                                                                   
                                  Civilian labor force                                                                             
                                                                                                                                   
    State and area                                                               Number                    Percent of labor force  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                               April                May                April                May             April          May     
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                           2009      2010      2009     2010p      2009      2010      2009     2010p    2009   2010   2009   2010p
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama................   2,121.9   2,085.9   2,126.4   2,095.3    186.2     215.5     202.7     209.3    8.8   10.3    9.5   10.0 
Alaska.................     355.8     361.7     360.9     363.4     27.7      30.5      27.5      28.7    7.8    8.4    7.6    7.9 
Arizona................   3,135.8   3,174.6   3,134.1   3,163.6    264.9     288.5     278.7     298.5    8.4    9.1    8.9    9.4 
Arkansas...............   1,369.4   1,365.8   1,372.8   1,362.1     92.6     102.1      97.8     101.5    6.8    7.5    7.1    7.5 
California.............  18,251.4  18,252.3  18,243.6  18,231.4  1,931.4   2,233.5   1,998.0   2,172.0   10.6   12.2   11.0   11.9 
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                                 
    Beach-Glendale (1)    4,907.6   4,870.3   4,900.5   4,841.9    521.3     578.0     547.9     588.0   10.6   11.9   11.2   12.1 
Colorado...............   2,717.2   2,659.8   2,715.6   2,645.3    214.3     208.6     221.5     204.3    7.9    7.8    8.2    7.7 
Connecticut............   1,883.9   1,879.8   1,891.3   1,887.6    147.2     160.1     152.7     165.7    7.8    8.5    8.1    8.8 
Delaware...............     438.4     426.5     436.3     423.5     33.1      36.7      33.6      34.7    7.5    8.6    7.7    8.2 
District of Columbia...     326.6     334.1     329.8     335.5     27.7      32.7      32.5      32.2    8.5    9.8    9.9    9.6 
Florida................   9,151.8   9,235.5   9,204.6   9,236.1    858.4   1,037.1     923.3   1,031.5    9.4   11.2   10.0   11.2 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1) .......   1,239.2   1,275.4   1,245.9   1,279.6    125.0     145.0     133.0     157.6   10.1   11.4   10.7   12.3 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia................   4,781.4   4,700.2   4,782.0   4,701.6    413.5     456.6     438.0     463.2    8.6    9.7    9.2    9.9 
Hawaii.................     642.3     635.9     639.7     635.5     41.8      40.4      43.7      39.9    6.5    6.3    6.8    6.3 
Idaho..................     743.3     757.3     746.5     757.8     55.2      68.8      53.0      63.5    7.4    9.1    7.1    8.4 
Illinois...............   6,584.8   6,668.4   6,609.1   6,645.0    622.0     716.6     650.9     665.0    9.4   10.7    9.8   10.0 
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                                  
    Naperville (1).....   4,086.6   4,125.5   4,098.7   4,109.2    399.9     439.6     423.3     426.7    9.8   10.7   10.3   10.4 
Indiana................   3,214.5   3,133.6   3,233.6   3,152.9    321.3     308.7     338.7     306.5   10.0    9.9   10.5    9.7 
Iowa...................   1,667.4   1,687.7   1,666.7   1,674.4     89.0     117.5      90.0     104.9    5.3    7.0    5.4    6.3 
Kansas.................   1,515.4   1,503.3   1,521.2   1,494.0     95.3      94.8     106.6      94.3    6.3    6.3    7.0    6.3 
Kentucky...............   2,077.6   2,074.3   2,096.9   2,073.6    205.7     211.9     223.1     209.0    9.9   10.2   10.6   10.1 
Louisiana..............   2,062.0   2,087.1   2,067.1   2,095.2    121.9     128.5     134.4     148.5    5.9    6.2    6.5    7.1 
Maine..................     696.2     696.2     701.5     695.7     56.7      58.2      56.4      54.9    8.1    8.4    8.0    7.9 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland...............   2,983.7   2,948.7   2,997.4   2,961.9    192.8     201.8     207.2     206.6    6.5    6.8    6.9    7.0 
Massachusetts..........   3,447.7   3,459.0   3,460.9   3,462.2    260.0     314.4     278.8     313.6    7.5    9.1    8.1    9.1 
Michigan...............   4,842.9   4,844.8   4,910.9   4,863.7    603.6     661.4     662.9     622.7   12.5   13.7   13.5   12.8 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Livonia (2)........   2,078.4   2,109.1   2,104.7   2,100.9    284.0     312.3     313.1     287.4   13.7   14.8   14.9   13.7 
Minnesota..............   2,972.5   2,971.1   2,973.2   2,967.2    245.1     206.4     237.7     190.2    8.2    6.9    8.0    6.4 
Mississippi............   1,287.2   1,287.6   1,297.5   1,296.6    109.5     137.2     123.2     144.6    8.5   10.7    9.5   11.2 
Missouri...............   3,039.2   2,991.6   3,057.7   2,999.8    252.4     264.3     279.6     261.6    8.3    8.8    9.1    8.7 
Montana................     499.6     500.3     499.3     499.5     28.9      35.3      27.6      34.0    5.8    7.1    5.5    6.8 
Nebraska...............     986.1     991.0     987.6     987.5     43.6      48.5      45.6      45.2    4.4    4.9    4.6    4.6 
Nevada.................   1,359.2   1,376.7   1,365.7   1,367.2    143.0     192.1     152.6     189.3   10.5   14.0   11.2   13.8 
New Hampshire..........     737.3     737.4     739.1     737.2     43.8      46.7      45.2      43.6    5.9    6.3    6.1    5.9 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey.............   4,527.1   4,541.7   4,532.8   4,541.7    386.1     436.0     407.7     433.8    8.5    9.6    9.0    9.6 
New Mexico.............     949.3     960.8     949.8     954.9     58.9      78.0      64.2      76.3    6.2    8.1    6.8    8.0 
New York...............   9,665.2   9,638.2   9,674.1   9,635.5    745.5     784.9     786.2     776.1    7.7    8.1    8.1    8.1 
  New York City .......   3,974.0   3,993.6   3,968.7   3,981.4    332.9     376.3     359.4     372.5    8.4    9.4    9.1    9.4 
North Carolina.........   4,555.7   4,549.9   4,564.2   4,547.3    470.6     459.7     495.2     450.6   10.3   10.1   10.9    9.9 
North Dakota...........     364.2     367.2     367.8     371.6     16.3      14.0      15.2      12.1    4.5    3.8    4.1    3.3 
Ohio...................   5,971.5   5,952.4   5,999.9   5,959.3    584.8     636.6     600.2     599.5    9.8   10.7   10.0   10.1 
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                                
    Mentor (2) ........   1,082.2   1,070.6   1,090.2   1,073.2     93.9      95.7     102.5      97.2    8.7    8.9    9.4    9.1 
Oklahoma...............   1,769.9   1,775.5   1,779.7   1,773.9    102.8     111.8     118.0     122.4    5.8    6.3    6.6    6.9 
Oregon.................   1,975.3   1,959.2   1,971.8   1,953.0    225.7     209.9     223.5     202.9   11.4   10.7   11.3   10.4 
Pennsylvania...........   6,366.2   6,407.3   6,418.3   6,428.9    467.6     561.5     507.3     591.5    7.3    8.8    7.9    9.2 
Rhode Island...........     557.2     574.8     558.8     571.4     56.8      71.2      60.5      67.6   10.2   12.4   10.8   11.8 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina.........   2,184.6   2,152.9   2,197.3   2,161.4    237.1     222.5     249.2     226.5   10.9   10.3   11.3   10.5 
South Dakota...........     445.6     443.8     449.0     445.8     21.4      19.8      21.7      20.0    4.8    4.5    4.8    4.5 
Tennessee..............   3,010.0   3,022.0   3,019.6   3,023.6    301.5     309.5     315.0     299.2   10.0   10.2   10.4    9.9 
Texas..................  11,832.5  12,210.4  11,872.4  12,162.2    801.0     989.2     868.1     975.3    6.8    8.1    7.3    8.0 
Utah...................   1,369.1   1,343.8   1,370.6   1,346.3     88.0      94.2      90.2      96.2    6.4    7.0    6.6    7.1 
Vermont................     358.3     357.1     358.5     356.4     27.3      23.9      25.4      20.9    7.6    6.7    7.1    5.9 
Virginia...............   4,189.7   4,176.6   4,210.0   4,189.5    264.8     278.7     284.1     288.5    6.3    6.7    6.7    6.9 
Washington.............   3,516.3   3,545.2   3,532.9   3,516.5    303.6     312.8     314.6     310.1    8.6    8.8    8.9    8.8 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1) .......   1,492.0   1,504.9   1,503.9   1,491.9    113.7     120.6     130.3     120.3    7.6    8.0    8.7    8.1 
West Virginia..........     804.0     785.2     806.9     788.3     61.1      68.9      63.5      67.7    7.6    8.8    7.9    8.6 
Wisconsin..............   3,094.0   3,027.9   3,093.5   3,035.0    268.5     249.2     266.7     233.1    8.7    8.2    8.6    7.7 
Wyoming................     291.8     290.9     292.7     291.3     16.1      20.9      17.4      19.9    5.5    7.2    5.9    6.8 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico............   1,335.7   1,310.1   1,334.6   1,299.7    196.5     221.2     191.3     218.9   14.7   16.9   14.3   16.8 

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the Current
Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 10-02, dated December 1, 2009, and
are available at www.bls.govlau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.





 ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                  ESTABLISHMENT DATA

 SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

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

 (In thousands)
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
                                 Total(1)                         Construction                   Manufacturing         
                                                                                                                       
      State                                                                                                            
                     May      Mar.     Apr.      May      May     Mar.    Apr.    May     May     Mar.    Apr.    May  
                     2009     2010     2010     2010p     2009    2010    2010   2010p    2009    2010    2010   2010p 
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
  Alabama.........  1,894.4  1,854.6  1,868.4   1,877.6    93.1    83.2    85.7    87.1   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
  Alaska..........    318.0    326.5    322.9     322.9    16.3    16.2    16.5    16.7    12.8    15.0    13.3    15.1
  Arizona.........  2,433.2  2,388.7  2,410.4   2,417.0   130.9   113.3   115.6   116.2   154.1   146.9   148.3   148.1
  Arkansas........  1,165.3  1,159.1  1,157.4   1,160.2    50.3    52.2    51.9    51.8   164.9   161.6   164.4   165.3
  California...... 14,150.4 13,851.8 13,877.2  13,905.5   632.9   555.7   554.2   552.0 1,291.6 1,241.3 1,237.1 1,238.4
                                                                                                                       
  Colorado........  2,249.7  2,204.5  2,201.6   2,206.5   131.6   112.6   110.9   112.4   130.7   124.5   124.3   123.8
  Connecticut.....  1,630.8  1,614.0  1,617.6   1,622.8    54.7    52.4    52.2    50.9   172.7   167.4   168.0   168.2
  Delaware (3)....    417.5    411.4    413.1     417.0    20.2    18.0    18.2    18.3   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
  District of                                                                                                          
    Columbia (3)..    702.9    709.7    709.9     710.4    12.1    10.8    10.7    11.1   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
  Florida ........  7,275.2  7,181.1  7,204.6   7,224.9   399.3   361.4   364.7   360.2   326.2   309.7   310.0   311.5
                                                                                                                       
  Georgia ........  3,896.7  3,806.8  3,818.4   3,829.4   169.4   147.7   148.6   148.7   362.3   337.9   338.7   339.8
  Hawaii (3)......    592.4    588.7    591.1     592.8    32.0    30.7    29.5    30.7   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
  Idaho ..........    609.9    604.0    605.2     605.0    34.2    30.2    29.5    29.8    54.8    53.3    53.3    53.7
  Illinois........  5,672.8  5,590.4  5,611.5   5,628.2   219.5   199.1   200.1   193.6   578.7   556.0   558.5   560.9
  Indiana.........  2,787.9  2,777.9  2,800.5   2,812.0   121.6   118.0   116.8   114.2   434.4   436.1   440.1   442.3
                                                                                                                       
  Iowa............  1,480.0  1,473.6  1,476.0   1,476.3    65.5    63.0    63.6    63.6   203.0   199.8   203.2   201.7
  Kansas..........  1,347.8  1,321.3  1,333.1   1,336.4    58.3    57.3    62.5    61.9   168.1   159.8   159.9   160.3
  Kentucky........  1,766.6  1,762.0  1,773.0   1,779.5    73.5    67.8    68.8    68.7   212.7   208.5   211.0   212.6
  Louisiana.......  1,907.9  1,887.6  1,888.8   1,899.9   130.9   123.4   121.7   124.1   143.8   136.2   136.9   136.3
  Maine...........    598.2    591.4    585.9     589.9    25.3    23.4    21.9    22.7    52.6    52.4    52.4    52.4
                                                                                                                       
  Maryland (3)....  2,529.4  2,506.7  2,517.5   2,528.7   156.7   146.1   147.6   149.3   118.9   114.9   114.8   114.9
  Massachusetts...  3,180.2  3,147.9  3,166.6   3,182.4   112.0   101.7   105.1   106.5   259.9   252.0   253.1   253.0
  Michigan........  3,874.1  3,830.4  3,845.2   3,852.7   128.6   119.0   122.4   118.2   456.4   455.0   455.9   461.9
  Minnesota.......  2,662.4  2,634.8  2,645.3   2,650.9    94.5    85.7    85.1    82.9   300.0   295.4   297.3   297.7
  Mississippi.....  1,099.5  1,085.6  1,085.8   1,091.2    52.1    47.7    47.7    48.6   141.4   137.6   136.8   137.8
                                                                                                                       
  Missouri .......  2,687.6  2,658.4  2,668.3   2,673.2   120.0   103.1   102.7   102.0   254.2   248.2   250.0   249.4
  Montana.........    429.5    427.0    426.3     426.2    23.5    22.6    22.5    22.4    17.6    17.3    17.4    17.4
  Nebraska (3)....    945.6    936.6    943.4     943.3    47.6    46.2    46.3    46.3    93.7    92.0    92.6    92.5
  Nevada..........  1,149.0  1,117.3  1,119.2   1,119.8    82.2    64.6    63.5    63.3    40.2    38.7    39.0    39.3
  New Hampshire...    625.8    627.4    625.7     628.8    22.5    22.3    22.5    22.8    68.7    64.6    64.8    65.7
                                                                                                                       
  New Jersey......  3,900.6  3,848.0  3,859.7   3,867.3   140.1   128.5   126.7   126.0   268.0   254.2   256.2   258.7
  New Mexico......    813.2    803.7    801.4     799.7    48.1    42.8    43.0    42.1    30.1    30.1    29.9    30.4
  New York........  8,573.5  8,507.0  8,536.8   8,557.8   326.4   311.8   315.8   306.0   481.1   458.7   460.2   461.7
  North Carolina..  3,920.9  3,894.5  3,904.7   3,917.6   194.5   173.8   172.1   171.9   450.6   430.5   431.9   429.0
  North Dakota....    365.7    367.5    369.5     371.0    20.2    20.0    21.1    21.3    23.9    23.2    23.3    23.5
                                                                                                                       
  Ohio............  5,077.6  5,004.8  5,035.4   5,052.5   181.0   165.0   169.2   170.9   627.8   612.5   624.7   629.5
  Oklahoma........  1,542.0  1,517.1  1,523.3   1,529.1    69.3    66.5    69.1    68.6   131.1   123.2   123.3   122.9
  Oregon .........  1,616.1  1,590.1  1,595.6   1,595.6    73.7    64.3    65.1    65.6   167.9   162.6   162.0   162.7
  Pennsylvania....  5,620.2  5,569.7  5,606.4   5,625.9   225.5   216.7   220.6   218.7   576.7   555.6   559.2   560.1
  Rhode Island....    460.6    452.4    448.6     451.8    17.4    16.4    15.8    16.4    41.6    40.6    39.9    39.9
                                                                                                                       
  South Carolina..  1,819.7  1,816.8  1,818.9   1,829.4    89.1    80.9    78.6    78.1   213.8   208.0   207.7   208.3
  South Dakota(3)     404.4    400.2    402.6     401.8    21.8    20.4    20.9    20.1    37.9    37.2    37.1    37.5
  Tennessee(3)....  2,622.4  2,599.1  2,606.3   2,621.9   110.0   102.8   103.1   103.5   309.8   302.0   302.4   303.8
  Texas........... 10,320.2 10,278.0 10,311.7 c10,386.9   602.0   543.8   556.5   558.5   844.0   821.0   823.7   830.7
  Utah............  1,192.8  1,179.9  1,187.4   1,192.6    71.3    65.6    66.5    65.8   113.2   104.9   105.8   107.3
                                                                                                                       
  Vermont.........    297.6    295.9    293.3     293.3    13.6    12.2    11.6    11.6    31.1    30.3    30.8    30.4
  Virginia........  3,649.0  3,607.0  3,633.0   3,653.3   189.7   178.7   182.0   182.9   240.1   228.2   228.8   229.6
  Washington......  2,838.3  2,793.7  2,804.3   2,810.2   163.2   139.3   138.5   137.8   266.9   256.0   258.5   257.8
  West Virginia...    746.6    737.6    738.8     742.6    34.3    32.5    32.9    33.8    51.1    49.8    50.1    50.1
  Wisconsin.......  2,760.6  2,714.0  2,732.7   2,732.7   102.4    99.3   101.6    98.1   436.5   425.4   428.6   430.6
  Wyoming.........    288.9    281.5    283.2     284.8    24.7    21.5    23.0    21.5     9.2     9.6     9.7     9.6






                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                         Trade, transportation, and         Financial activities         Professional and business   
                                 utilities                                                        services           
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                        May     Mar.    Apr.    May     May     Mar.    Apr.    May     May     Mar.    Apr.    May  
                        2009    2010    2010   2010p    2009    2010    2010   2010p    2009    2010    2010   2010p 
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
  Alabama............   366.9   362.6   363.3   361.1    96.9    91.8    92.1    91.3   203.9   202.3   203.7   204.8
  Alaska.............    62.9    64.5    63.7    63.2    14.6    14.1    14.2    13.9    26.1    24.8    24.5    24.0
  Arizona............   481.6   478.4   481.7   481.0   167.0   162.0   161.9   161.7   345.0   341.0   345.1   341.8
  Arkansas...........   235.8   226.3   226.4   228.5    50.8    50.5    50.6    50.3   112.2   113.8   112.1   108.8
  California......... 2,655.2 2,583.1 2,582.5 2,572.9   799.5   778.9   780.8   779.8 2,057.3 2,032.2 2,038.7 2,042.9
                                                                                                                     
  Colorado...........   405.4   397.5   396.8   395.2   147.7   142.5   144.5   143.4   329.7   327.0   324.2   323.9
  Connecticut........   294.2   290.3   288.5   288.3   137.9   135.1   134.4   133.4   188.7   178.8   184.7   187.5
  Delaware (3).......    75.4    75.0    75.7    76.1    44.2    43.0    43.6    43.7    56.2    55.5    55.1    55.5
  District of                                                                                                        
    Columbia (3).....    26.9    26.9    27.5    27.6    26.8    25.6    25.8    25.8   147.5   151.6   150.8   150.9
  Florida ........... 1,473.0 1,468.4 1,464.8 1,466.9   486.3   466.7   466.3   463.6 1,042.5 1,039.1 1,044.4 1,038.2
                                                                                                                     
  Georgia ...........   822.7   810.8   808.2   808.3   213.0   197.0   197.7   196.0   505.8   497.5   503.9   507.9
  Hawaii (3).........   111.0   111.4   111.9   111.5    27.9    27.6    27.5    27.4    71.5    68.5    68.5    68.4
  Idaho .............   122.9   120.8   121.0   121.5    29.6    29.3    29.4    28.7    74.5    74.8    74.5    72.8
  Illinois........... 1,145.2 1,132.0 1,132.5 1,133.6   373.6   367.3   366.8   365.5   786.7   777.4   785.3   786.6
  Indiana............   550.2   550.5   554.3   551.7   131.7   129.4   129.1   128.1   258.3   274.0   279.3   285.0
                                                                                                                     
  Iowa...............   303.1   298.6   298.1   297.2   102.1   100.7   100.5    99.7   117.2   120.2   122.2   122.9
  Kansas.............   256.9   253.0   253.4   255.6    71.0    69.2    69.3    69.0   141.1   134.2   136.9   136.0
  Kentucky...........   362.9   363.8   364.3   364.3    88.8    86.6    85.7    85.5   168.2   176.7   181.6   182.4
  Louisiana..........   371.9   364.1   365.3   367.6    91.6    88.2    88.9    89.3   195.1   191.6   192.2   193.2
  Maine..............   119.5   116.3   116.3   116.0    31.9    30.6    30.0    30.0    55.0    53.6    54.0    54.1
                                                                                                                     
  Maryland (3).......   441.7   437.3   439.2   439.0   146.0   137.7   136.1   136.9   383.6   391.3   388.9   389.1
  Massachusetts......   541.5   533.9   536.6   535.5   214.0   207.0   208.2   207.0   460.2   458.5   465.0   464.8
  Michigan...........   720.3   702.3   705.9   708.0   191.8   182.7   182.1   183.1   503.7   521.8   522.0   519.0
  Minnesota..........   499.0   492.4   497.8   499.1   173.0   169.4   169.0   167.6   306.8   311.6   310.9   312.1
  Mississippi........   215.0   213.0   212.6   212.7   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      87.2    83.8    85.2    86.8
                                                                                                                     
  Missouri ..........   520.4   513.3   515.3   515.1   163.5   159.7   158.9   159.2   316.2   311.9   312.6   309.8
  Montana............    88.4    88.6    90.4    89.3    21.2    20.4    20.4    20.5    38.5    37.1    37.0    36.8
  Nebraska (3).......   198.6   193.3   194.6   195.7    68.2    66.3    66.7    66.0   100.5    99.7    99.9   101.0
  Nevada.............   214.0   207.8   209.1   208.6    55.8    53.4    52.9    52.4   133.9   136.2   137.3   136.8
  New Hampshire......   134.8   135.2   135.1   134.9    36.8    35.0    35.3    35.1    62.2    64.4    64.5    63.5
                                                                                                                     
  New Jersey.........   819.1   811.0   811.5   811.8   257.2   247.3   247.7   249.1   586.8   572.7   579.7   578.1
  New Mexico.........   135.9   130.4   129.8   128.3    33.8    33.3    33.1    32.9   101.8    99.0    99.0    97.5
  New York........... 1,461.5 1,444.4 1,446.7 1,449.1   682.3   665.7   668.8   670.4 1,101.4 1,092.0 1,103.0 1,099.9
  North Carolina.....   722.3   714.5   711.9   713.2   202.2   198.2   198.4   198.6   460.8   463.6   470.4   472.0
  North Dakota.......    77.9    77.6    77.6    78.6    20.2    20.2    20.4    20.2    29.0    29.4    30.0    29.1
                                                                                                                     
  Ohio...............   972.1   951.4   953.1   950.7   280.4   263.9   264.2   265.5   617.1   618.6   622.2   621.3
  Oklahoma...........   282.8   276.3   276.5   276.7    81.2    80.8    81.9    82.8   164.7   162.6   165.4   165.4
  Oregon ............   313.9   312.3   312.3   310.6    95.7    92.9    93.5    92.7   179.8   174.9   174.8   174.1
  Pennsylvania....... 1,082.9 1,068.6 1,076.7 1,077.5   320.3   310.6   310.2   310.9   672.0   663.9   676.2   678.4
  Rhode Island.......    73.6    70.9    69.9    69.9    31.2    30.6    30.8    30.8    52.3    50.4    52.1    50.9
                                                                                                                     
  South Carolina.....   350.8   346.0   346.3   344.1   101.7   102.3   102.0   103.3   197.0   211.6   212.6   213.0
  South Dakota(3)....    80.8    80.9    80.6    81.1    30.7    28.7    28.7    28.5    26.7    26.2    27.4    27.3
  Tennessee(3).......   559.9   553.1   555.3   555.4   140.7   137.1   137.0   136.6   293.1   296.4   298.1   302.4
  Texas.............. 2,067.2 2,045.5 2,042.4 2,050.6   629.2   621.8   622.6   623.8 1,251.9 1,241.1 1,243.6 1,253.8
  Utah...............   235.7   234.0   234.7   234.0    71.6    71.7    70.9    71.3   149.6   150.9   154.1   149.5
                                                                                                                     
  Vermont............    56.4    54.8    54.7    54.5    12.3    12.4    12.6    12.5    22.1    21.7    21.6    21.8
  Virginia...........   627.6   615.0   620.9   620.9   180.7   177.6   177.3   177.2   637.7   634.0   641.5   646.9
  Washington.........   525.4   529.7   532.2   533.5   143.4   139.2   138.1   136.3   324.2   329.4   330.1   330.7
  West Virginia......   136.4   134.0   134.3   133.4    28.5    27.8    27.5    27.2    59.6    58.5    59.0    58.8
  Wisconsin..........   518.5   498.9   501.1   500.5   160.9   156.4   157.0   157.4   256.5   252.1   255.2   253.6
  Wyoming............    53.8    53.3    53.6    53.8    11.3    10.9    10.9    10.9    17.3    16.4    16.8    16.9






                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
                       Education and health services      Leisure and hospitality                 Government           
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
                        May     Mar.    Apr.    May     May     Mar.    Apr.    May     May     Mar.    Apr.     May   
                        2009    2010    2010   2010p    2009    2010    2010   2010p    2009    2010    2010    2010p  
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
  Alabama............   210.8   214.1   214.2   214.0   170.4   167.1   171.4   173.8   384.3   384.8   386.5     393.4
  Alaska.............    38.7    40.3    39.9    39.9    31.3    31.8    32.4    31.5    81.7    86.6    85.3      83.9
  Arizona............   327.4   334.2   335.3   336.9   257.4   258.4   260.7   258.4   424.9   416.4   420.0     430.1
  Arkansas...........   162.7   165.0   164.6   165.5   100.4    99.2    99.5    98.3   216.8   219.4   217.3     221.5
  California......... 1,737.0 1,768.0 1,766.6 1,761.5 1,509.8 1,474.3 1,485.6 1,489.2 2,510.5 2,468.0 2,484.1   2,514.1
                                                                                                                       
  Colorado...........   256.2   259.1   260.1   260.0   262.8   258.1   257.1   256.4   392.4   394.0   395.6     403.4
  Connecticut........   301.2   309.3   306.0   308.1   134.3   140.5   142.9   140.3   250.1   245.2   246.1     251.9
  Delaware (3).......    63.5    65.2    65.2    65.2    41.4    40.0    40.0    42.0    62.0    62.5    62.9      63.8
  District of                                                                                                          
    Columbia (3).....   106.0   106.6   105.6   104.6    58.2    57.1    57.8    57.3   239.8   247.0   248.1     249.3
  Florida ........... 1,053.1 1,083.5 1,086.9 1,084.1   913.8   884.7   893.1   892.4 1,117.9 1,117.2 1,124.6   1,156.7
                                                                                                                       
  Georgia ...........   476.0   478.8   481.6   481.6   381.7   381.3   381.1   380.5   693.2   687.2   691.0     699.4
  Hawaii (3).........    74.3    76.6    77.0    77.0   100.6   101.3   102.6   102.7   126.8   124.7   126.4     126.1
  Idaho .............    80.8    83.5    84.6    84.5    58.5    59.8    59.2    59.2   120.2   119.5   120.6     121.4
  Illinois...........   815.7   829.4   833.4   835.3   519.0   507.8   508.2   510.8   859.2   853.1   855.3     872.2
  Indiana............   416.6   412.4   410.8   413.4   278.3   272.8   280.7   282.1   444.1   436.8   440.3     445.5
                                                                                                                       
  Iowa...............   210.2   215.0   213.5   213.2   132.8   130.6   130.2   129.9   255.5   255.4   254.5     257.1
  Kansas.............   179.6   180.5   180.8   180.3   114.1   110.8   113.2   113.6   262.6   262.4   262.3     265.5
  Kentucky...........   246.6   250.3   250.8   250.8   168.9   166.9   166.5   167.8   323.4   324.2   325.9     329.3
  Louisiana..........   266.7   272.3   274.5   273.2   195.4   198.9   197.7   196.6   368.6   369.3   367.7     374.2
  Maine..............   119.2   118.2   119.0   119.1    59.4    62.2    59.2    59.4   104.1   103.8   102.8     105.3
                                                                                                                       
  Maryland (3).......   393.1   398.3   400.6   398.9   233.2   231.8   237.9   242.2   494.3   489.7   493.9     500.3
  Massachusetts......   649.4   661.5   663.7   667.7   301.9   293.1   292.0   296.7   436.4   436.6   439.5     448.3
  Michigan...........   611.1   622.5   625.0   624.9   380.8   371.1   370.2   369.6   649.0   634.5   637.4     644.6
  Minnesota..........   455.7   455.5   457.5   460.1   239.5   236.4   237.9   238.0   418.4   417.7   419.8     422.8
  Mississippi........   129.6   133.9   133.8   132.9   120.7   117.2   117.4   117.7   250.7   251.3   250.9     253.6
                                                                                                                       
  Missouri ..........   399.6   406.9   406.6   405.7   274.7   272.7   279.4   280.4   452.6   459.8   457.4     464.8
  Montana............    62.1    61.6    61.6    61.3    57.1    56.3    55.6    55.1    89.6    91.9    90.0      91.8
  Nebraska (3).......   133.9   137.4   137.7   137.8    82.2    79.9    83.0    81.0   168.0   169.7   169.4     170.7
  Nevada.............    96.6   100.3   100.3    98.6   309.1   303.5   303.5   303.2   158.4   155.1   155.3     159.2
  New Hampshire......   106.8   107.4   107.6   107.2    62.0    64.5    61.9    62.8    96.9    98.6    98.2     100.5
                                                                                                                       
  New Jersey.........   596.1   605.2   604.9   601.2   337.5   338.2   339.1   336.6   648.4   648.8   651.7     662.9
  New Mexico.........   118.3   119.7   119.9   119.8    84.5    87.3    85.3    86.6   199.6   202.6   203.4     203.9
  New York........... 1,660.3 1,686.9 1,691.4 1,690.6   710.8   723.7   723.4   721.4 1,524.0 1,499.6 1,502.0   1,532.5
  North Carolina.....   541.7   548.4   550.2   549.7   394.8   397.7   394.4   391.7   713.1   730.1   736.9     753.0
  North Dakota.......    53.1    54.2    54.6    54.6    33.9    34.2    34.2    34.0    77.8    78.5    78.6      79.5
                                                                                                                       
  Ohio...............   825.1   829.4   831.4   825.6   478.7   476.9   479.6   483.6   788.8   786.6   791.2     808.0
  Oklahoma...........   199.5   208.1   206.8   206.6   140.8   136.6   137.1   137.9   338.4   336.3   335.9     340.2
  Oregon ............   223.0   223.6   223.5   222.9   163.2   163.6   163.7   163.6   301.2   299.8   303.1     306.2
  Pennsylvania....... 1,118.4 1,130.4 1,131.0 1,132.0   496.5   495.7   502.2   503.7   755.9   757.0   759.6     773.9
  Rhode Island.......   100.3   101.5   100.9   101.8    49.5    48.5    46.4    46.7    62.0    61.4    61.4      63.2
                                                                                                                       
  South Carolina.....   207.9   209.8   209.6   209.6   210.3   204.9   206.5   206.0   348.1   352.2   354.7     365.3
  South Dakota(3)....    63.0    63.7    63.4    63.7    42.9    42.2    43.0    42.3    78.1    78.5    79.0      78.6
  Tennessee(3).......   365.5   373.8   373.5   370.6   265.1   259.5   260.2   262.9   428.9   427.9   429.4     439.4
  Texas.............. 1,328.4 1,373.5 1,385.8 1,386.3 1,007.9 1,018.6 1,013.3 1,022.9 1,815.9 1,850.1 1,854.3  c1,884.8
  Utah...............   150.3   157.2   157.4   163.9   111.5   108.4   107.8   108.6   215.0   213.5   215.9     217.3
                                                                                                                       
  Vermont............    59.7    60.5    61.0    60.3    31.2    33.7    30.7    30.5    55.4    54.4    54.6      55.8
  Virginia...........   448.0   460.7   458.0   461.3   344.8   338.3   342.9   342.4   702.3   694.2   696.7     706.0
  Washington.........   372.6   379.8   379.0   379.2   271.0   261.1   263.2   260.9   554.3   543.8   549.7     557.2
  West Virginia......   118.4   119.5   119.2   119.6    72.3    70.2    71.0    71.7   149.6   150.7   149.9     152.3
  Wisconsin..........   413.1   417.7   419.1   419.1   254.6   251.5   251.6   247.9   428.7   426.4   430.3     438.2
  Wyoming............   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      33.1    31.7    31.6    32.0    72.3    72.6    72.0      73.5

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






 ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                    ESTABLISHMENT DATA
  
 NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                          NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
  
 
 Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by State and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted

 (In thousands)
                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                          
                                     Total                        Mining and Logging                 Construction         
                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                          
       State                April               May             April            May            April            May      
                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                          
                        2009     2010     2009     2010p     2009    2010    2009   2010p    2009    2010    2009   2010p 
                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                          
  Alabama...........   1,900.7  1,870.1  1,900.5   1,883.8    11.8    11.3    11.8    11.4    93.0    85.6    93.2    87.3
  Alaska............     313.6    314.9    322.9     326.3    15.4    15.6    15.5    17.2    14.4    14.7    16.7    17.0
  Arizona...........   2,458.0  2,422.7  2,442.7   2,426.1    10.8    10.9    10.6    11.1   132.6   113.2   130.9   115.0
  Arkansas..........   1,174.4  1,158.8  1,171.2   1,165.9    10.3     9.7    10.0     9.5    51.0    51.3    50.7    52.4
  California........  14,177.6 13,861.6 14,182.9  13,935.7    25.4    23.7    25.5    24.5   630.2   539.6   632.0   547.7
                                                                                                                          
  Colorado..........   2,247.1  2,190.8  2,249.4   2,202.7    24.2    21.9    23.8    22.1   131.3   107.4   132.5   111.8
  Connecticut.......   1,626.9  1,615.2  1,639.4   1,631.7      .6      .6      .7      .7    53.7    50.1    55.5    51.3
  Delaware .........     415.7    410.8    420.4     419.2   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      20.0    17.9    20.4    18.3
  District of                                                                                                             
    Columbia........     700.4    709.4    701.4     708.5   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      12.1    10.5    12.1    11.1
  Florida...........   7,352.4  7,248.5  7,313.4   7,248.3     5.5     5.4     5.5     5.4   403.3   359.7   399.4   361.0
                                                                                                                          
  Georgia...........   3,912.7  3,818.7  3,911.4   3,843.4     9.4     8.9     9.4     8.9   170.4   148.0   170.0   149.4
  Hawaii ...........     594.6    590.7    594.8     595.7   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      31.8    29.0    31.6    30.4
  Idaho ............     607.7    600.6    612.9     607.2     2.5     2.3     2.8     2.6    32.7    28.0    34.6    29.9
  Illinois..........   5,676.3  5,585.8  5,704.4   5,652.1     9.6     9.5     9.5     9.8   216.0   192.9   223.8   198.5
  Indiana...........   2,801.2  2,803.2  2,810.9   2,833.0     6.6     6.9     6.7     7.0   120.3   114.6   123.7   116.6
                                                                                                                          
  Iowa..............   1,486.8  1,478.7  1,496.4   1,490.7     2.3     2.4     2.4     2.5    64.5    61.4    67.4    65.5
  Kansas............   1,357.9  1,335.3  1,360.9   1,346.6     7.8     8.6     7.7     8.2    57.3    60.7    58.9    61.4
  Kentucky..........   1,773.9  1,775.2  1,779.0   1,788.8    24.9    23.3    24.3    23.3    73.3    67.9    74.3    69.9
  Louisiana.........   1,911.1  1,893.6  1,913.8   1,903.9    51.1    50.5    51.2    51.5   131.0   121.8   131.8   124.7
  Maine.............     588.1    575.7    601.6     591.5     1.5     1.7     1.5     2.0    23.8    20.4    26.0    23.4
                                                                                                                          
  Maryland..........   2,527.8  2,511.4  2,544.1   2,541.7   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     155.9   144.3   156.3   148.5
  Massachusetts.....   3,182.5  3,154.6  3,197.6   3,198.5     1.3     1.3     1.4     1.5   109.9   101.2   113.7   108.1
  Michigan..........   3,895.6  3,834.8  3,911.6   3,895.6     6.5     6.9     6.8     7.3   123.5   111.7   132.7   122.0
  Minnesota.........   2,652.9  2,631.7  2,683.3   2,677.7     5.1     4.2     4.6     4.7    86.6    76.8    98.0    85.1
  Mississippi.......   1,103.9  1,089.3  1,104.5   1,095.0     8.5     8.5     8.4     8.6    52.0    47.4    53.1    48.8
                                                                                                                          
  Missouri .........   2,706.7  2,679.4  2,714.5   2,699.7     4.3     3.9     4.2     4.0   119.7   101.0   121.7   103.3
  Montana...........     426.1    423.0    432.2     428.3     6.7     6.9     6.7     7.0    23.2    21.6    24.2    22.7
  Nebraska..........     946.4    941.7    954.5     950.4   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      46.5    45.4    48.8    46.9
  Nevada............   1,158.0  1,118.9  1,155.6   1,123.7    11.4    11.7    11.5    11.7    86.0    63.1    82.4    63.6
  New Hampshire.....     619.9    619.7    628.7     630.5      .8      .8      .9      .9    21.6    21.6    22.9    23.2
                                                                                                                          
  New Jersey........   3,884.4  3,842.3  3,920.8   3,884.2     1.5     1.6     1.5     1.6   139.2   122.9   142.1   126.9
  New Mexico........     815.4    801.2    816.5     804.2    17.7    16.2    17.4    16.2    48.1    42.4    48.1    42.6
  New York..........   8,545.5  8,490.6  8,609.1   8,586.4     5.2     5.4     5.6     5.7   319.1   302.7   330.9   310.1
  North Carolina....   3,926.4  3,910.8  3,942.8   3,944.5     5.9     6.2     5.9     6.2   193.5   172.1   193.6   174.1
  North Dakota......     362.8    368.6    370.4     375.4     6.7     7.2     6.8     7.6    17.9    19.3    20.7    21.9
                                                                                                                          
  Ohio..............   5,095.3  5,016.5  5,119.5   5,082.1    11.8    11.6    12.0    11.9   175.8   163.0   185.8   174.4
  Oklahoma..........   1,551.1  1,527.3  1,551.6   1,537.3    44.8    41.1    43.6    42.5    69.4    69.0    69.3    68.6
  Oregon............   1,615.4  1,589.0  1,620.6   1,600.5     6.7     6.8     6.7     7.1    72.5    62.5    73.1    64.2
  Pennsylvania......   5,634.5  5,605.2  5,660.6   5,660.3    21.7    23.7    21.8    24.1   224.7   214.7   230.6   221.5
  Rhode Island......     459.8    447.6    466.0     455.6      .2      .2      .2      .3    17.1    15.3    17.8    16.7
                                                                                                                          
  South Carolina....   1,832.8  1,824.9  1,837.9   1,847.0     4.1     4.3     4.1     4.3    89.7    78.0    89.3    78.8
  South Dakota......     399.1    399.0    409.3     407.0   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      19.9    19.8    22.6    21.2
  Tennessee.........   2,628.8  2,605.8  2,629.9   2,630.1   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     110.3   101.9   110.0   103.5
  Texas.............  10,352.9 10,320.7 10,352.3 c10,408.3   206.7   205.2   202.5   211.1   607.0   554.4   603.9   557.4
  Utah..............   1,194.1  1,188.2  1,189.5   1,190.1    10.9    10.2    10.7    10.4    68.4    65.1    70.9    65.8
                                                                                                                          
  Vermont...........     293.6    289.9    297.7     293.4      .8      .8      .8      .8    12.4    10.6    14.0    12.2
  Virginia..........   3,647.7  3,626.1  3,665.7   3,662.4    10.2     9.7    10.1     9.8   190.5   178.9   191.0   181.6
  Washington........   2,835.6  2,789.5  2,848.1   2,819.1     5.7     5.3     5.8     5.6   161.4   133.0   163.3   137.6
  West Virginia.....     746.3    738.0    751.1     747.3    30.9    28.6    29.9    28.7    33.8    32.5    35.1    34.7
  Wisconsin.........   2,748.4  2,706.3  2,777.4   2,746.5     2.7     2.7     3.1     3.2    98.1    95.0   105.8   101.5
  Wyoming...........     283.2    277.1    290.5     285.3    25.8    24.6    25.2    25.0    23.2    21.5    25.1    22.0
                                                                                                                          
  Puerto Rico.......     973.5    936.4    974.6     944.1   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      43.2    31.3    42.1    30.3






                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                               Manufacturing             Trade, transportation, and             Information          
                                                                 utilities                                           
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                           April            May            April            May            April            May      
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                        2009    2010    2009   2010p    2009    2010    2009   2010p    2009    2010    2009   2010p 
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
  Alabama............   251.7   238.5   248.6   239.3   364.7   361.5   365.7   361.0    25.3    23.5    25.2    23.3
  Alaska.............    11.3    10.7    10.4    12.6    61.4    61.7    64.7    64.4     6.6     6.3     6.6     6.4
  Arizona............   154.9   148.1   153.4   147.8   479.0   480.9   477.9   480.3    39.9    37.8    40.3    37.6
  Arkansas...........   165.9   162.8   164.3   164.2   236.3   224.5   235.8   228.5    16.4    15.4    16.5    15.1
  California......... 1,290.2 1,228.2 1,286.9 1,231.7 2,622.1 2,546.3 2,629.9 2,550.1   442.4   445.8   441.6   450.5
                                                                                                                     
  Colorado...........   130.9   123.5   130.1   123.2   400.3   391.7   401.2   391.5    75.4    71.7    75.0    70.8
  Connecticut........   173.2   167.4   172.3   167.7   287.9   285.2   293.3   287.8    35.2    34.0    35.0    33.7
  Delaware ..........    28.2    25.9    28.1    25.6    74.3    74.3    75.1    75.7     6.6     6.7     6.6     6.8
  District of                                                                                                        
    Columbia.........     1.4     1.4     1.4     1.4    27.0    27.2    26.7    27.5    19.4    18.5    19.4    18.5
  Florida............   328.6   309.4   326.2   310.1 1,474.3 1,464.8 1,471.1 1,464.3   145.1   133.4   144.5   133.3
                                                                                                                     
  Georgia............   364.3   337.3   361.7   339.7   816.9   803.3   819.1   806.9   105.7   101.6   105.6   101.8
  Hawaii ............    13.7    13.4    13.6    13.6   110.3   110.8   110.0   110.9     9.4     8.6     9.0     8.8
  Idaho .............    54.5    52.4    54.5    53.1   121.3   119.2   122.3   121.0    10.0     9.7    10.1     9.9
  Illinois...........   584.0   554.8   575.3   557.8 1,136.1 1,121.0 1,142.9 1,131.0   107.6   104.2   107.2   103.8
  Indiana............   443.7   435.0   434.1   439.8   545.9   549.3   550.5   551.8    37.8    35.7    38.1    36.4
                                                                                                                     
  Iowa...............   203.4   202.2   202.2   201.4   301.7   297.1   304.0   298.2    31.0    29.6    31.2    29.7
  Kansas.............   172.1   159.5   167.0   160.1   255.8   251.8   256.3   254.9    36.6    33.4    36.1    33.3
  Kentucky...........   215.4   210.0   212.9   211.6   360.6   362.8   362.6   365.3    27.3    26.1    27.3    26.3
  Louisiana..........   144.3   136.4   143.6   136.1   369.4   364.2   369.8   367.1    24.6    24.2    24.9    24.5
  Maine..............    52.2    51.6    52.5    52.1   114.7   112.0   117.5   113.8     9.3     9.0     9.4     9.0
                                                                                                                     
  Maryland...........   118.8   114.4   118.5   114.5   436.2   434.0   439.2   437.3    46.2    45.2    46.1    45.3
  Massachusetts......   260.8   252.4   258.7   252.9   532.6   527.0   538.9   532.4    84.7    83.6    84.3    83.4
  Michigan...........   472.4   458.1   452.7   462.6   712.0   698.2   720.9   710.6    56.7    52.0    56.8    51.6
  Minnesota..........   300.8   293.2   298.4   296.5   494.2   492.9   500.0   499.6    55.0    54.4    54.9    54.8
  Mississippi........   142.3   136.3   141.2   137.3   213.8   212.5   214.6   213.3    13.0    12.4    12.9    12.4
                                                                                                                     
  Missouri ..........   259.0   249.0   254.5   249.6   518.2   511.3   520.5   514.6    63.2    62.2    63.2    62.0
  Montana............    17.3    17.2    17.5    17.3    87.2    89.6    88.2    89.4     7.4     7.2     7.5     7.3
  Nebraska...........    93.8    91.8    93.6    92.0   197.5   193.6   198.8   196.0    17.4    16.8    17.3    16.7
  Nevada.............    40.8    38.9    40.2    39.3   211.7   207.3   211.8   207.5    13.0    12.3    13.2    12.4
  New Hampshire......    69.0    64.3    68.5    65.5   131.8   132.5   134.1   134.2    12.7    12.5    12.7    12.4
                                                                                                                     
  New Jersey.........   267.9   254.5   267.6   257.4   805.9   802.2   815.9   809.7    84.7    80.9    85.0    81.3
  New Mexico.........    29.9    29.4    29.7    30.0   134.9   128.2   135.4   128.1    14.5    13.9    14.8    14.0
  New York...........   481.4   456.2   478.8   460.2 1,435.4 1,423.3 1,453.3 1,439.2   254.0   249.8   254.6   251.3
  North Carolina.....   453.2   431.3   448.1   429.1   715.1   705.6   720.0   712.5    70.4    68.7    70.2    69.1
  North Dakota.......    23.8    23.0    23.6    23.3    76.9    77.2    78.5    78.8     7.5     7.3     7.5     7.3
                                                                                                                     
  Ohio...............   638.7   619.8   625.7   625.7   964.5   943.2   969.9   951.1    81.4    76.0    81.4    76.3
  Oklahoma...........   132.4   123.0   130.6   122.8   281.9   274.5   282.5   276.1    27.7    26.4    27.7    26.4
  Oregon.............   166.0   159.0   165.2   160.2   309.0   307.7   310.4   307.7    32.9    33.1    33.2    33.2
  Pennsylvania.......   578.7   555.5   573.6   559.3 1,071.7 1,065.6 1,082.3 1,076.1   100.6    97.7   100.4    98.1
  Rhode Island.......    42.0    39.7    41.7    39.6    71.8    68.8    73.2    69.6    10.4     9.8    10.4     9.8
                                                                                                                     
  South Carolina.....   216.5   207.3   213.8   208.1   348.8   345.5   350.5   346.0    27.7    27.6    27.5    27.7
  South Dakota.......    37.8    36.9    37.7    37.4    79.4    80.1    81.2    81.7     6.6     6.6     6.8     6.8
  Tennessee..........   312.8   302.6   308.6   303.6   557.0   551.6   557.5   554.1    47.7    45.7    47.5    45.6
  Texas..............   849.3   819.1   841.3   826.4 2,055.0 2,027.7 2,052.8 2,040.3   207.4   193.7   206.8   191.5
  Utah...............   112.9   105.0   112.6   106.7   233.2   232.1   233.9   232.4    29.5    29.8    29.8    29.7
                                                                                                                     
  Vermont............    31.0    30.5    30.9    30.2    55.0    53.5    56.1    54.3     5.5     5.4     5.5     5.3
  Virginia...........   240.4   227.7   238.7   228.4   618.0   613.2   623.7   619.1    82.1    75.4    81.9    75.1
  Washington.........   265.7   254.8   264.6   255.2   517.0   523.5   521.2   529.6   103.7   102.3   104.1   102.8
  West Virginia......    51.7    49.8    51.0    49.9   135.0   132.8   135.9   133.1    10.6     9.9    10.5    10.2
  Wisconsin..........   435.8   420.7   431.9   424.0   510.8   491.5   517.6   498.4    47.9    46.7    48.0    47.0
  Wyoming............     8.9     9.5     9.0     9.5    52.8    52.5    53.5    53.5     3.9     3.8     4.0     3.9
                                                                                                                     
  Puerto Rico........    92.8    89.6    92.0    89.9   171.5   164.8   172.7   167.0    19.9    17.9    19.6    17.9






                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                            Financial activities         Professional and business     Education and health services 
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                           April            May            April            May            April            May      
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                        2009    2010    2009   2010p    2009    2010    2009   2010p    2009    2010    2009   2010p 
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
  Alabama............    96.5    91.8    96.9    91.3   205.8   203.2   203.8   204.1   210.8   214.6   211.4   214.2
  Alaska.............    14.4    14.0    14.6    14.0    25.5    23.9    26.7    24.5    38.8    40.1    39.0    40.1
  Arizona............   167.2   161.9   167.4   161.6   348.0   345.3   343.8   340.7   327.1   336.0   328.0   337.1
  Arkansas...........    50.8    50.4    50.9    50.4   113.5   112.1   112.2   108.8   163.5   165.6   163.3   165.8
  California.........   802.1   779.8   799.0   779.3 2,058.2 2,032.8 2,046.0 2,035.7 1,749.0 1,782.5 1,749.4 1,772.8
                                                                                                                     
  Colorado...........   148.0   143.6   147.0   142.8   330.2   321.1   330.9   324.9   256.2   260.5   257.0   261.1
  Connecticut........   137.7   134.0   137.4   133.5   190.2   185.1   189.2   188.3   302.9   309.1   301.8   309.2
  Delaware ..........    43.9    43.4    44.2    43.6    56.0    55.0    56.3    55.8    63.7    65.5    63.8    65.4
  District of                                                                                                        
    Columbia.........    26.6    25.8    26.6    25.8   147.3   150.0   147.7   150.5   107.9   108.9   106.3   104.3
  Florida............   487.9   466.6   487.1   464.2 1,049.4 1,047.7 1,044.6 1,039.2 1,054.9 1,090.9 1,057.6 1,086.5
                                                                                                                     
  Georgia............   213.1   197.9   213.3   197.0   507.9   502.2   505.0   505.9   476.4   482.6   478.3   483.1
  Hawaii ............    27.9    27.5    27.9    27.5    71.5    68.6    70.9    68.3    74.4    77.1    74.6    77.5
  Idaho .............    29.8    29.3    29.6    28.8    74.4    74.1    75.2    73.7    80.7    84.7    80.6    83.8
  Illinois...........   373.7   365.4   373.5   364.7   785.4   777.9   787.0   785.8   815.0   835.8   817.8   837.4
  Indiana............   131.4   128.4   131.9   128.0   259.2   279.2   258.0   285.1   416.6   416.9   416.5   412.8
                                                                                                                     
  Iowa...............   101.7   100.0   102.1    99.5   117.3   122.0   117.0   123.3   213.4   216.4   211.5   214.3
  Kansas.............    70.9    69.1    70.8    68.8   141.5   136.6   140.7   135.7   179.9   181.5   180.4   180.6
  Kentucky...........    88.8    85.8    89.0    85.9   167.9   181.0   166.8   181.2   246.4   251.3   247.0   251.1
  Louisiana..........    91.7    88.7    91.6    89.0   195.4   193.0   195.1   193.2   266.6   275.8   267.2   273.3
  Maine..............    31.5    29.7    32.0    29.9    54.7    53.6    55.7    54.6   119.8   119.8   119.8   119.6
                                                                                                                     
  Maryland...........   146.2   135.7   146.1   137.1   384.9   387.9   384.7   390.1   394.1   401.6   394.5   400.0
  Massachusetts......   213.3   206.5   213.4   206.7   461.9   461.5   461.2   465.2   658.4   671.3   650.1   668.1
  Michigan...........   191.9   181.3   193.0   183.6   508.8   517.3   508.2   523.3   611.7   627.8   614.4   628.8
  Minnesota..........   172.3   168.6   172.9   168.1   304.4   308.4   305.7   313.3   458.1   462.4   457.7   464.2
  Mississippi........    45.9    45.1    46.2    44.8    87.8    85.7    87.1    86.7   130.1   134.6   129.6   133.4
                                                                                                                     
  Missouri ..........   163.6   158.4   163.8   159.4   319.9   314.1   317.0   310.2   400.0   408.0   400.0   406.2
  Montana............    21.0    20.3    21.1    20.4    38.7    36.9    38.8    37.0    62.5    61.8    62.4    61.6
  Nebraska...........    68.4    66.3    68.4    66.1   100.8    99.3   100.7   100.5   134.0   137.6   134.1   138.0
  Nevada.............    56.3    52.8    56.0    52.4   134.9   136.9   135.2   136.7    96.7   100.6    97.0    99.1
  New Hampshire......    36.7    35.1    36.8    35.0    62.6    64.1    62.5    64.0   106.8   108.3   107.0   107.5
                                                                                                                     
  New Jersey.........   257.2   247.3   257.4   249.6   585.7   575.8   586.9   578.9   597.7   607.2   600.2   605.4
  New Mexico.........    33.7    33.0    33.8    32.9   101.8    98.6   101.4    97.6   119.4   121.3   119.8   121.2
  New York...........   679.7   664.8   678.2   667.5 1,099.5 1,093.9 1,097.7 1,097.3 1,680.8 1,716.7 1,671.9 1,703.4
  North Carolina.....   202.1   197.9   202.8   198.5   460.8   468.8   459.3   472.6   540.9   552.4   542.9   550.8
  North Dakota.......    20.1    20.3    20.1    20.2    28.7    29.6    29.1    29.2    52.7    54.4    53.2    54.5
                                                                                                                     
  Ohio...............   280.3   263.1   280.8   265.1   617.1   616.9   615.7   619.4   828.8   836.2   825.8   827.4
  Oklahoma...........    80.9    81.4    81.3    82.6   166.4   166.0   164.8   166.1   199.6   207.6   200.1   207.0
  Oregon.............    95.7    93.7    95.7    92.9   180.1   173.7   179.1   173.8   225.3   225.9   224.5   224.0
  Pennsylvania.......   319.4   308.1   320.3   309.8   673.7   674.2   672.3   679.1 1,130.1 1,145.3 1,120.6 1,133.4
  Rhode Island.......    31.2    30.5    31.3    30.7    52.5    51.9    52.7    51.1   102.2   103.0   101.9   103.1
                                                                                                                     
  South Carolina.....   101.6   101.4   102.1   103.3   199.0   212.6   198.7   214.7   207.8   210.4   208.4   210.1
  South Dakota.......    30.7    28.5    30.7    28.4    26.7    27.4    26.9    27.5    63.0    63.6    63.2    63.7
  Tennessee..........   140.8   136.3   140.9   136.7   291.2   295.8   291.2   301.0   365.4   374.1   365.1   370.3
  Texas..............   629.1   620.5   629.6   622.7 1,254.3 1,242.1 1,248.8 1,250.3 1,322.5 1,388.1 1,329.9 1,389.4
  Utah...............    71.8    70.6    71.4    71.0   149.1   154.1   149.7   150.4   151.5   159.0   147.3   160.7
                                                                                                                     
  Vermont............    12.2    12.5    12.3    12.5    21.8    21.3    22.3    22.0    59.6    61.1    60.2    60.3
  Virginia...........   181.1   176.9   180.8   177.3   638.0   639.9   636.4   644.5   451.0   461.2   452.7   464.1
  Washington.........   143.7   137.4   143.6   136.3   324.3   327.2   323.7   329.1   374.9   382.6   376.2   383.4
  West Virginia......    28.4    27.5    28.5    27.2    59.9    59.1    59.6    58.8   118.3   119.3   118.5   119.7
  Wisconsin..........   160.7   156.4   161.0   157.3   254.9   251.1   255.3   253.4   413.0   420.0   413.4   420.1
  Wyoming............    11.2    10.8    11.3    10.9    17.1    16.4    17.5    17.2    25.4    25.9    25.7    26.0
                                                                                                                     
  Puerto Rico........    47.1    46.0    47.2    46.5   100.8    99.0    99.9   100.0   112.9   117.0   113.1   116.8






                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
                          Leisure and hospitality              Other services                     Government           
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
                           April            May            April            May            April             May       
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
                        2009    2010    2009   2010p    2009    2010    2009   2010p    2009    2010    2009    2010p  
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
  Alabama............   172.4   172.4   174.6   176.2    80.3    78.6    80.5    79.1   388.4   389.1   388.8     396.6
  Alaska.............    28.1    29.3    33.1    33.0    11.4    11.1    11.6    11.1    86.3    87.5    84.0      86.0
  Arizona............   264.0   267.0   262.1   264.5    94.4    92.7    94.6    93.8   440.1   428.9   433.7     436.6
  Arkansas...........   100.9   100.5   102.6   100.9    45.0    45.2    45.2    45.9   220.8   221.3   219.7     224.4
  California......... 1,504.8 1,482.7 1,522.4 1,499.8   491.8   477.1   492.9   482.2 2,561.4 2,523.1 2,557.3   2,561.4
                                                                                                                       
  Colorado...........   260.2   254.9   256.5   248.1    93.8    93.7    93.9    94.3   396.6   400.8   401.5     412.1
  Connecticut........   129.8   139.1   138.0   143.8    61.0    59.9    61.3    59.8   254.7   250.7   254.9     255.9
  Delaware ..........    39.7    38.3    42.6    42.7    19.8    19.6    20.1    19.8    63.5    64.2    63.2      65.5
  District of                                                                                                          
    Columbia.........    58.4    58.6    59.7    58.4    64.5    63.3    64.7    63.8   235.8   245.2   236.8     247.2
  Florida............   943.9   915.7   930.7   905.5   316.9   311.4   316.3   314.0 1,142.6 1,143.5 1,130.4   1,164.8
                                                                                                                       
  Georgia............   388.7   383.9   392.3   389.3   158.1   156.9   159.1   157.2   701.8   696.1   697.6     704.2
  Hawaii ............   100.8   102.3   101.0   102.5    25.8    25.8    25.9    26.7   129.0   127.6   130.3     129.5
  Idaho .............    57.1    57.7    58.9    59.0    21.2    20.5    21.4    20.8   123.5   122.7   122.9     124.6
  Illinois...........   516.0   501.9   533.1   522.4   256.7   254.7   258.1   255.0   876.2   867.7   876.2     885.9
  Indiana............   278.3   278.9   287.4   290.7   109.0   106.2   109.4   107.2   452.4   452.1   454.6     457.6
                                                                                                                       
  Iowa...............   132.8   129.4   137.6   132.9    57.6    58.3    57.9    59.4   261.1   259.9   263.1     264.0
  Kansas.............   114.1   113.0   116.6   115.2    52.8    53.0    52.7    52.9   269.1   268.1   273.7     275.5
  Kentucky...........   170.8   168.9   175.2   172.3    70.5    68.9    70.6    68.8   328.0   329.2   329.0     333.1
  Louisiana..........   196.8   198.6   198.9   199.1    67.8    69.6    68.1    69.3   372.4   370.8   371.6     376.1
  Maine..............    53.7    53.4    60.0    59.3    19.5    18.8    19.7    19.3   107.4   105.7   107.5     108.5
                                                                                                                       
  Maryland...........   227.2   233.4   239.9   246.8   115.9   112.9   116.5   113.1   502.4   502.0   502.3     509.0
  Massachusetts......   290.1   281.8   308.3   301.5   117.6   117.0   119.0   117.5   451.9   451.0   448.6     461.2
  Michigan...........   374.4   360.8   395.8   382.6   169.0   164.2   170.8   166.3   668.7   656.5   659.5     656.9
  Minnesota..........   234.2   232.2   246.6   245.4   116.1   111.4   116.5   111.8   426.1   427.2   428.0     434.2
  Mississippi........   122.1   118.0   123.0   119.5    35.7    35.5    35.6    35.6   252.7   253.3   252.8     254.6
                                                                                                                       
  Missouri ..........   276.1   281.2   285.8   290.0   118.9   119.2   119.1   121.3   463.8   471.1   464.7     479.1
  Montana............    55.0    53.5    56.7    54.6    17.0    16.8    17.1    17.1    90.1    91.2    92.0      93.9
  Nebraska...........    81.8    82.6    84.5    83.3    35.5    36.4    35.8    35.7   170.7   171.9   172.5     175.2
  Nevada.............   310.4   303.3   311.8   304.6    33.9    34.0    34.2    34.4   162.9   158.0   162.3     162.0
  New Hampshire......    56.9    57.4    61.6    61.9    21.1    22.1    21.5    23.0    99.9   101.0   100.2     102.9
                                                                                                                       
  New Jersey.........   323.9   328.5   344.8   341.6   160.5   158.7   162.4   160.5   660.2   662.7   657.0     671.3
  New Mexico.........    84.5    85.0    85.4    87.6    28.3    27.1    28.5    27.5   202.6   206.1   202.2     206.5
  New York...........   687.5   700.2   726.4   731.9   364.9   367.4   368.3   369.8 1,538.0 1,510.2 1,543.4   1,550.0
  North Carolina.....   390.3   392.2   404.4   401.9   163.8   162.2   165.8   163.7   730.4   753.4   729.8     766.0
  North Dakota.......    33.3    33.7    34.7    34.8    15.5    15.3    15.5    15.3    79.7    81.3    80.7      82.5
                                                                                                                       
  Ohio...............   474.2   474.3   497.4   499.3   213.7   211.5   214.9   210.3   809.0   800.9   810.1     821.2
  Oklahoma...........   142.4   138.0   143.7   140.9    62.1    59.2    62.3    57.8   343.5   341.1   345.7     346.5
  Oregon.............   161.4   161.0   164.2   164.9    57.9    57.2    58.0    57.3   307.9   308.4   310.5     315.2
  Pennsylvania.......   485.0   492.8   515.8   519.5   249.1   248.2   251.7   249.4   779.8   779.4   771.2     790.0
  Rhode Island.......    46.8    44.6    51.0    47.9    22.1    21.3    22.2    22.0    63.5    62.5    63.6      64.8
                                                                                                                       
  South Carolina.....   213.6   208.4   219.2   213.9    69.8    69.5    70.3    70.5   354.2   359.9   354.0     369.6
  South Dakota.......    40.7    40.8    44.0    43.3    15.7    15.7    15.8    16.0    78.6    79.6    80.4      81.0
  Tennessee..........   265.9   260.8   271.7   268.0   102.7   101.9   102.8   102.5   435.0   435.1   434.6     444.8
  Texas.............. 1,014.8 1,019.6 1,029.6 1,040.2   361.8   366.3   364.0   368.8 1,845.0 1,884.0 1,843.1  c1,910.2
  Utah...............   113.5   108.8   110.5   107.5    34.0    33.5    34.2    34.8   219.3   220.0   218.5     220.7
                                                                                                                       
  Vermont............    28.4    27.9    28.4    27.7     9.4     9.3     9.5     9.6    57.5    57.0    57.7      58.5
  Virginia...........   339.7   340.0   354.6   350.2   186.3   199.1   187.0   201.6   710.4   704.1   708.8     710.7
  Washington.........   267.2   259.6   273.2   263.6   107.2   106.4   107.5   108.0   564.8   557.4   564.9     567.9
  West Virginia......    71.3    70.1    73.4    72.7    55.9    56.1    56.0    57.0   150.5   152.3   152.7     155.3
  Wisconsin..........   246.3   243.7   261.9   254.4   138.2   136.9   138.6   137.4   440.0   441.6   440.8     449.8
  Wyoming............    30.1    28.7    32.5    31.1    11.9    10.6    12.2    10.7    72.9    72.8    74.5      75.5
                                                                                                                       
  Puerto Rico........    70.3    70.9    70.9    72.6    16.7    16.0    16.6    16.4   298.3   283.9   300.5     286.7

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




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