Economic News Release

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release


Technical information:
  Employment:   (202) 691-6559     USDL 09-0981
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  Unemployment: (202) 691-6392
       http://www.bls.gov/lau/     For release:  10:00 A.M. (EDT)
Media contact:  (202) 691-5902     Friday, August 21, 2009


   (NOTE:  This release was reissued on Tuesday, August 25, 2009,
   to correct labor force and unemployment data for Connecticut
   and the five other New England States.  Although most labor
   force and unemployment levels changed for July 2009, season-
   ally adjusted unemployment rates did not change.  Data from
   April 2009 forward were subject to revision; some unemployment
   rates did change for those earlier months by 0.1 percentage
   point.  See the note below.  This correction affected tables 3
   and 4, but did not affect the analysis portion of the release.)

      REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT:  JULY 2009


   Regional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed 
in July.  Twenty-six states reported over-the-month unemployment rate 
increases, 17 states and the District of Columbia registered rate de-
creases, and 7 states had no rate change, the Bureau of Labor Statis-
tics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.  Over the year, 
jobless rates increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  
At 9.4 percent in July, the national unemployment rate was little 
changed from June, but was 3.6 percentage points higher than a year 
earlier.


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  |   Corrections to Labor Force Estimates for New England States   |
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  |   Labor force data in this release for the State of Connecticut |
  |(including the unemployment rate) reflect a minor input error    |
  |found late in production of the July estimates.  The estimates   |
  |for the five other New England States also are affected due to   |
  |additivity in the estimating process.  A version of this news    |
  |release containing corrected estimates will be issued as soon    |
  |as possible.  The corrections will be minimal.  Data shown for   |
  |the Northeast and for New England are correct as published.  Pay-|
  |roll employment data shown for Connecticut and all other States  |
  |are not affected by the error.  For further assistance, please   |
  |contact the BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics Division at   |
  |lausinfo@bls.gov or (202) 691-6392.                              |
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  | Publication of Metropolitan Area Hours and Earnings Resumed |
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  |   Effective with the release of July 2009 data, BLS has     |
  |resumed publication of the Metropolitan Area hours and       |
  |earnings series.  See page 3 for additional information.     |
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   Nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 29 states, and increased in
21 states and the District of Columbia.  The largest over-the-month
decrease in the level of employment occurred in California (-35,800),
followed by North Carolina (-26,400), Florida (-25,200), and Illinois
(-13,000).  North Carolina experienced the largest over-the-month per-
centage decrease in employment (-0.7 percent), followed by Mississippi 
(-0.6 percent), and Nevada and New Mexico (-0.5 percent each).  The 
largest over-the-month increases in employment occurred in New York 
(62,100), Michigan (38,100), Texas (37,900), Tennessee (15,600), and 
the District of Columbia (13,200).  The District of Columbia (+1.9 
percent) experienced the largest over-the-month percentage increase 
in employment, followed by Michigan (+1.0 percent), New York (+0.7 
percent), and South Dakota and Tennessee (+0.6 percent each).  Over 
the year, nonfarm employment decreased in 49 states and increased in 
one state and the District of Columbia.  The largest over-the-year 
percentage decreases occurred in Arizona (-7.5 percent), Michigan 
(-6.7 percent), Nevada (-6.4 percent), and Oregon (-5.7 percent).  
North Dakota (+1.0 percent) and the District of Columbia (+0.9 
percent) reported over-the-year percentage increases.

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

    In July, the West reported the highest regional jobless rate, 
10.5 percent, followed by the Midwest, 10.2 percent.  The Northeast 
recorded the lowest rate, 8.7 percent.  The West was the only region
with a statistically significant over-the-month rate change (+0.3
percentage point).  All four regions experienced significant unem-
ployment rate increases from July 2008, the largest of which were in 
the West (+4.2 percentage points) and Midwest (+4.0 points).  (See
table 1.)

   Among the nine geographic divisions, the East North Central and
Pacific had the highest unemployment rates in July, 11.4 and 11.3
percent, respectively.  The Pacific rate was the highest in its series.  
(All region, division, and state series begin in 1976.)  The divisions 
registering the lowest jobless rates were the West North Central, 
7.5 percent, and West South Central, 7.7 percent.  The Mountain and 
West South Central were the only divisions to experience statistically 
significant over-the-month unemployment rate changes (+0.4 percentage 
point each).  All nine divisions saw significant over-the-year rate 
increases, with the largest change occurring in the East North Central 
(+4.6 percentage points).  Three other divisions also experienced 
changes of 4.0 percentage points or more:  the Pacific (+4.4 points), 
East South Central (+4.3 points), and South Atlantic (+4.0 points).

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

   Fifteen states and the District of Columbia reported jobless rates
of at least 10.0 percent in July.  Michigan continued to have the
highest unemployment rate among the states, 15.0 percent.  Rhode
Island recorded the next highest rate, 12.7 percent, followed by
Nevada, 12.5 percent; California and Oregon, 11.9 percent each; and
South Carolina, 11.8 percent.  The rates in California, Nevada, and
Rhode Island set new series highs, along with the rate in Georgia
(10.3 percent).  North Dakota again registered the lowest jobless
rate, 4.2 percent in July.  In total, 26 states posted jobless rates
significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 9.4 percent, 14 states and
the District of Columbia had measurably higher rates, and 10 states
had rates that were not significantly different from that of the
nation.  (See tables A and 3.)

   Eight states reported significant over-the-month unemployment rate
increases in July.  Wyoming experienced the largest of these (+0.6
percentage point), followed by Arizona (+0.5 point).  Two states,
Vermont (-0.5 percentage point) and Minnesota (-0.3 point), had
significant rate decreases over the month.  The remaining 40 states
and the District of Columbia registered July 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.)

   Michigan reported the largest unemployment rate increase over the
year (+6.7 percentage points).  Three states had rates more than 5.0
percentage points higher than a year earlier:  Nevada (+5.8 points),
Oregon (+5.6 points), and Alabama (+5.1 points).  All states and the
District of Columbia recorded statistically significant increases in
their jobless rates from July 2008, with the smallest increase
occurring in North Dakota (+0.9 percentage point).  (See table C.)


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Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)


   Between June and July 2009, 12 states experienced statistically
significant changes in employment.  Eight states recorded statisti-
cally significant over-the-month increases led by New York (+62,100),
Michigan (+38,100), and Texas (+37,900).  The largest statistically
significant decreases occurred in California (-35,800), North Carolina
(-26,400), and Florida (-25,200).  (See tables D and 5.)

   Over the year, 45 states experienced statistically significant
changes in employment, all of which were decreases.  The largest
statistically significant job losses occurred in California 
(-760,200), Florida (-401,100), Illinois (-286,500), Michigan 
(-280,800), Ohio (-254,700), Texas (-222,500), North Carolina 
(-221,900), and Georgia (-205,900).  The smallest statistically 
significant decreases in employment occurred in Vermont (-12,100), 
Wyoming (-9,800), and Montana (-8,000).  (See table E.)

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   The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment release for July
is scheduled to be issued on Tuesday, September 1.  The Regional and
State Employment and Unemployment release for August is scheduled to
be issued on Friday, September 18.


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   | Publication of Metropolitan Area Hours and Earnings Resumed |
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   |   Effective with the release of July 2009 data, BLS has re- |
   |sumed publication of the Metropolitan Area hours and earnings|
   |series.  These series were discontinued from the establish-  |
   |ment survey in March 2008 due to a reduction in funding that |
   |resulted from the 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act en-   |
   |acted on December 26, 2007.  The funds used to produce these |
   |series were restored with the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act|
   |enacted on March 11, 2009. For more information, please visit|
   |http://www.bls.gov/sae/msapwrestoration.htm.                 |
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Table A.  States with unemployment rates significantly differ-
ent from that of the U.S., July 2009, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate (p)
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United States (1) ...................|           9.4
                                     |
Alaska ..............................|           8.3
Arkansas ............................|           7.4
California ..........................|          11.9
Colorado ............................|           7.8
Connecticut .........................|           7.8
Delaware ............................|           8.2
District of Columbia ................|          10.6
Florida .............................|          10.7
Georgia .............................|          10.3
Hawaii ..............................|           7.0
                                     |         
Illinois ............................|          10.4
Indiana .............................|          10.6
Iowa ................................|           6.5
Kansas ..............................|           7.4
Kentucky ............................|          11.0
Louisiana ...........................|           7.4
Maine ...............................|           8.4
Maryland ............................|           7.3
Michigan ............................|          15.0
Minnesota ...........................|           8.1
                                     |         
Montana .............................|           6.7
Nebraska ............................|           4.9
Nevada ..............................|          12.5
New Hampshire .......................|           6.8
New Mexico ..........................|           7.0
New York ............................|           8.6
North Carolina ......................|          11.0
North Dakota ........................|           4.2
Ohio ................................|          11.2
Oklahoma ............................|           6.5
                                     |         
Oregon ..............................|          11.9
Pennsylvania ........................|           8.5
Rhode Island ........................|          12.7
South Carolina ......................|          11.8
South Dakota ........................|           4.9
Tennessee ...........................|          10.7
Texas ...............................|           7.9
Utah ................................|           6.0
Vermont .............................|           6.8
Virginia ............................|           6.9
Wyoming .............................|           6.5
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   1 Data are not preliminary.
   p = preliminary.



Table B.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from June 2009 to July 2009, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month
             State              |    June   |   July    | rate change (p)
                                |    2009   |  2009 (p) |
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Arizona ........................|     8.7   |     9.2   |       0.5
Idaho ..........................|     8.4   |     8.8   |        .4
Iowa ...........................|     6.2   |     6.5   |        .3
Kansas .........................|     7.0   |     7.4   |        .4
Minnesota ......................|     8.4   |     8.1   |       -.3
Montana ........................|     6.4   |     6.7   |        .3
Texas ..........................|     7.5   |     7.9   |        .4
Utah ...........................|     5.7   |     6.0   |        .3
Vermont ........................|     7.3   |     6.8   |       -.5
Wyoming ........................|     5.9   |     6.5   |        .6
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   p = preliminary.


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 Table C.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
 from July 2008 to July 2009, seasonally adjusted
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                                 |          Rate         |
                                 |-----------|-----------| Over-the-year
              State              |    July   |   July    | rate change (p)
                                 |    2008   |  2009 (p) |
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 Alabama ........................|     5.1   |    10.2   |       5.1
 Alaska .........................|     6.7   |     8.3   |       1.6
 Arizona ........................|     5.7   |     9.2   |       3.5
 Arkansas .......................|     5.0   |     7.4   |       2.4
 California .....................|     7.3   |    11.9   |       4.6
 Colorado .......................|     4.9   |     7.8   |       2.9
 Connecticut ....................|     5.8   |     7.8   |       2.0
 Delaware .......................|     4.8   |     8.2   |       3.4
 District of Columbia ...........|     7.0   |    10.6   |       3.6
 Florida ........................|     6.3   |    10.7   |       4.4
                                 |           |           |
 Georgia ........................|     6.2   |    10.3   |       4.1
 Hawaii .........................|     4.0   |     7.0   |       3.0
 Idaho ..........................|     5.0   |     8.8   |       3.8
 Illinois .......................|     6.7   |    10.4   |       3.7
 Indiana ........................|     6.0   |    10.6   |       4.6
 Iowa ...........................|     4.1   |     6.5   |       2.4
 Kansas .........................|     4.3   |     7.4   |       3.1
 Kentucky .......................|     6.5   |    11.0   |       4.5
 Louisiana ......................|     4.4   |     7.4   |       3.0
 Maine ..........................|     5.4   |     8.4   |       3.0
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 Maryland .......................|     4.4   |     7.3   |       2.9
 Massachusetts ..................|     5.2   |     8.8   |       3.6
 Michigan .......................|     8.3   |    15.0   |       6.7
 Minnesota ......................|     5.4   |     8.1   |       2.7
 Mississippi ....................|     7.3   |     9.7   |       2.4
 Missouri .......................|     6.1   |     9.3   |       3.2
 Montana ........................|     4.5   |     6.7   |       2.2
 Nebraska .......................|     3.3   |     4.9   |       1.6
 Nevada .........................|     6.7   |    12.5   |       5.8
 New Hampshire ..................|     3.8   |     6.8   |       3.0
                                 |           |           |
 New Jersey .....................|     5.5   |     9.3   |       3.8
 New Mexico .....................|     4.2   |     7.0   |       2.8
 New York .......................|     5.4   |     8.6   |       3.2
 North Carolina .................|     6.3   |    11.0   |       4.7
 North Dakota ...................|     3.3   |     4.2   |        .9
 Ohio ...........................|     6.7   |    11.2   |       4.5
 Oklahoma .......................|     3.9   |     6.5   |       2.6
 Oregon .........................|     6.3   |    11.9   |       5.6
 Pennsylvania ...................|     5.4   |     8.5   |       3.1
 Rhode Island ...................|     7.9   |    12.7   |       4.8
                                 |           |           |
 South Carolina .................|     6.9   |    11.8   |       4.9
 South Dakota ...................|     3.0   |     4.9   |       1.9
 Tennessee ......................|     6.6   |    10.7   |       4.1
 Texas ..........................|     4.9   |     7.9   |       3.0
 Utah ...........................|     3.4   |     6.0   |       2.6
 Vermont ........................|     4.6   |     6.8   |       2.2
 Virginia .......................|     4.0   |     6.9   |       2.9
 Washington .....................|     5.3   |     9.1   |       3.8
 West Virginia ..................|     4.2   |     9.0   |       4.8
 Wisconsin ......................|     4.6   |     9.0   |       4.4
 Wyoming ........................|     3.3   |     6.5   |       3.2
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Table D.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
June 2009 to July 2009, seasonally adjusted
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                              |    June     |   July      | Over-the-month
           State              |    2009     |   2009 (p)  |   change (p)
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California....................|  14,285,400 |  14,249,600 |     -35,800
District of Columbia..........|     703,000 |     716,200 |      13,200
Florida.......................|   7,380,000 |   7,354,800 |     -25,200
Kansas........................|   1,334,800 |   1,341,100 |       6,300
Maryland......................|   2,541,700 |   2,551,700 |      10,000
Michigan......................|   3,841,300 |   3,879,400 |      38,100
Minnesota.....................|   2,646,700 |   2,657,000 |      10,300
Mississippi...................|   1,124,300 |   1,118,000 |      -6,300
New York......................|   8,582,500 |   8,644,600 |      62,100
North Carolina................|   3,938,100 |   3,911,700 |     -26,400
Tennessee.....................|   2,649,300 |   2,664,900 |      15,600
Texas.........................|  10,378,900 |  10,416,800 |      37,900
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   p = preliminary.



Table E.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
July 2008 to July 2009, seasonally adjusted
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                              |     July    |   July      | Over-the-year
           State              |     2008    |   2009 (p)  |   change (p)
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Alabama.......................|   2,000,800 |   1,907,600 |     -93,200
Arizona.......................|   2,629,700 |   2,431,400 |    -198,300
Arkansas......................|   1,206,000 |   1,178,200 |     -27,800
California....................|  15,009,800 |  14,249,600 |    -760,200
Colorado......................|   2,356,500 |   2,254,500 |    -102,000
Connecticut...................|   1,700,400 |   1,633,400 |     -67,000
Delaware......................|     434,300 |     411,100 |     -23,200
Florida.......................|   7,755,900 |   7,354,800 |    -401,100
Georgia.......................|   4,107,700 |   3,901,800 |    -205,900
Hawaii........................|     618,200 |     600,700 |     -17,500
                              |             |             |
Idaho.........................|     651,500 |     617,400 |     -34,100
Illinois......................|   5,956,300 |   5,669,800 |    -286,500
Indiana.......................|   2,956,200 |   2,805,900 |    -150,300
Iowa..........................|   1,525,100 |   1,478,000 |     -47,100
Kansas........................|   1,391,400 |   1,341,100 |     -50,300
Kentucky......................|   1,858,500 |   1,775,000 |     -83,500
Maine.........................|     617,700 |     596,700 |     -21,000
Maryland......................|   2,602,000 |   2,551,700 |     -50,300
Massachusetts.................|   3,293,700 |   3,184,300 |    -109,400
Michigan......................|   4,160,200 |   3,879,400 |    -280,800
                              |             |             |
Minnesota.....................|   2,763,900 |   2,657,000 |    -106,900
Mississippi...................|   1,144,300 |   1,118,000 |     -26,300
Missouri......................|   2,793,200 |   2,717,000 |     -76,200
Montana.......................|     446,900 |     438,900 |      -8,000
Nevada........................|   1,269,100 |   1,187,300 |     -81,800
New Hampshire.................|     645,700 |     630,100 |     -15,600
New Jersey....................|   4,058,300 |   3,936,100 |    -122,200
New Mexico....................|     847,100 |     817,600 |     -29,500
New York......................|   8,836,800 |   8,644,600 |    -192,200
North Carolina................|   4,133,600 |   3,911,700 |    -221,900
                              |             |             |
Ohio..........................|   5,377,600 |   5,122,900 |    -254,700
Oklahoma......................|   1,597,900 |   1,564,200 |     -33,700
Oregon........................|   1,728,900 |   1,630,300 |     -98,600
Pennsylvania..................|   5,804,000 |   5,620,700 |    -183,300
Rhode Island..................|     481,400 |     463,900 |     -17,500
South Carolina................|   1,929,500 |   1,852,400 |     -77,100
Tennessee.....................|   2,776,300 |   2,664,900 |    -111,400
Texas.........................|  10,639,300 |  10,416,800 |    -222,500
Utah..........................|   1,254,300 |   1,201,600 |     -52,700
Vermont.......................|     306,600 |     294,500 |     -12,100
                              |             |             |
Virginia......................|   3,768,000 |   3,664,000 |    -104,000
Washington....................|   2,971,500 |   2,859,400 |    -112,100
West Virginia.................|     762,900 |     735,500 |     -27,400
Wisconsin.....................|   2,868,300 |   2,751,900 |    -116,400
Wyoming.......................|     298,800 |     289,000 |      -9,800
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Technical Note

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

Labor force and unemployment--from the LAUS program

   Definitions.  The labor force and unemployment data are based on the
same concepts and definitions as those used for the official national
estimates obtained from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a sample
survey of households that is conducted for the Bureau of Labor Statis-
tics (BLS) by the U.S. Census Bureau.  The LAUS program measures employ-
ment and unemployment on a place-of-residence basis.  The universe for
each is the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of age and
over.  Employed persons are those who did any work at all for pay or
profit in the reference week (the week including the 12th of the month)
or worked 15 hours or more without pay in a family business or farm,
plus those not working who had a job from which they were temporarily
absent, whether or not paid, for such reasons as labor-management dis-
pute, illness, or vacation.  Unemployed persons are those who were not
employed during the reference week (based on the definition above), had
actively looked for a job sometime in the 4-week period ending with the
reference week, and were currently available for work; persons on layoff
expecting recall need not be looking for work to be counted as unemployed.
The labor force is the sum of employed and unemployed persons.  The unem-
ployment rate is the number of unemployed as a percent of the labor force.

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

   Annual revisions.  Labor force and unemployment data for prior years
reflect adjustments made at the end of each year.  The adjusted estimates
reflect updated population data from the U.S. Census Bureau, any revisions
in the other data sources, and model reestimation.  In most years, histori-


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cal data for the most recent five years (both seasonally adjusted and not
seasonally adjusted) are revised near the beginning of each calendar year,
prior to or coincident with the release of January estimates.

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

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

Employment--from the CES program

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

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

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

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

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


                                   - 9 -


Reliability of the estimates

   The estimates presented in this release are based on sample surveys, adminis-
trative data, and modeling and, thus, are subject to sampling and other types of
errors.  Sampling error is a measure of sampling variability--that is, variation
that occurs by chance because a sample rather than the entire population is sur-
veyed.  Survey data also are subject to nonsampling errors, such as those which
can be introduced into the data collection and processing operations.  Estimates
not directly derived from sample surveys are subject to additional errors resulting
from the specific estimation processes used.  The sums of individual items may not
always equal the totals shown in the same tables because of rounding.  Unemployment
rates are computed from unrounded data and thus may differ slightly from rates com-
puted using the rounded data displayed in the tables.

   Use of error measures.  In 2005, the LAUS program introduced several improve-
ments to its methodology.  Among these was the development of model-based error
measures for the monthly estimates and the estimates of over-the-month changes.
The introductory section of this release preserves the long-time practice of high-
lighting the direction of the movements in regional and state unemployment rates 
and state nonfarm payroll employment regardless of their statistical significance.
The remainder of the analysis in the release takes statistical significance into
consideration.

   Labor force and unemployment estimates.  Model-based error measures for both sea-
sonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data and for over-the-month changes are
available online at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lastderr.htm.  BLS uses a 90-percent con-
fidence level in determining whether changes in LAUS unemployment rates are statisti-
cally significant.  The average magnitude of the current year over-the-month change in 
a state unemployment rate that is required in order to be statistically significant at 
the 90-percent confidence level is between 0.3 and 0.4 percentage point.  More details 
can be found on the Web site.  Measures of nonsampling error are not available, but ad-
ditional information on the subject is provided in Employment and Earnings Online at 
http://www.bls.gov/opub/ee/home.htm.

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

Additional information

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

  Estimates of labor force and unemployment from the LAUS program, as well as nonfarm
employment from the CES program, for over 300 metropolitan areas and metropolitan New
England City and Town Areas (NECTAs) are available in the news release, Metropolitan
Area Employment and Unemployment.  Estimates of labor force, employment, and unemploy-
ment for all states, metropolitan areas, labor market areas, counties, cities with a
population of 25,000 or more, and other areas used in the administration of various
federal economic assistance programs are available on the Internet at http://www.bls.
gov/lau/.  Employment data from the CES program are available on the Internet at 
http://www.bls.gov/sae/.

   Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individ-
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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      
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                        July     May      June     July     July     May      June     July     July     May      June     July  
                        2008     2009     2009     2009     2008     2009     2009     2009     2008     2009     2009     2009  
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
 Northeast........... 28,232.3 28,503.8 28,418.5 28,389.5  1,521.5  2,370.5  2,456.3  2,460.5    5.4      8.3      8.6      8.7  
                                                                                                                                 
   New England.......  7,668.7  7,690.4  7,663.5  7,696.3    415.9    634.6    649.5    660.1    5.4      8.3      8.5      8.6  
   Middle Atlantic... 20,563.5 20,813.4 20,755.1 20,693.2  1,105.6  1,735.9  1,806.8  1,800.4    5.4      8.3      8.7      8.7  
                                                                                                                                 
 South............... 54,991.5 55,161.1 55,129.0 55,052.0  3,055.7  4,899.6  5,045.5  5,109.5    5.6      8.9      9.2      9.3  
                                                                                                                                 
   South Atlantic.... 29,511.8 29,444.3 29,392.8 29,316.8  1,707.9  2,828.1  2,895.0  2,882.2    5.8      9.6      9.8      9.8  
   East South Central  8,572.8  8,555.4  8,540.7  8,491.3    542.0    878.0    891.1    896.0    6.3     10.3     10.4     10.6  
   West South Central 16,906.8 17,161.5 17,195.5 17,243.8    805.8  1,193.5  1,259.4  1,331.3    4.8      7.0      7.3      7.7  
                                                                                                                                 
 Midwest............. 34,893.9 34,798.9 34,748.2 34,651.6  2,170.3  3,419.4  3,533.2  3,527.5    6.2      9.8     10.2     10.2  
                                                                                                                                 
   East North Central 23,952.9 23,822.2 23,797.6 23,686.7  1,620.1  2,620.3  2,710.6  2,701.8    6.8     11.0     11.4     11.4  
   West North Central 10,941.1 10,976.8 10,950.7 10,964.9    550.2    799.1    822.6    825.7    5.0      7.3      7.5      7.5  
                                                                                                                                 
 West................ 35,997.3 36,272.5 36,159.9 36,100.8  2,269.8  3,662.6  3,701.4  3,775.3    6.3     10.1     10.2     10.5  
                                                                                                                                 
   Mountain.......... 11,148.2 11,163.9 11,110.7 11,108.7    567.2    866.0    901.9    946.3    5.1      7.8      8.1      8.5  
   Pacific........... 24,849.1 25,108.5 25,049.2 24,992.1  1,702.6  2,796.6  2,799.5  2,829.0    6.9     11.1     11.2     11.3  

   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                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                            June              July              June              July              June              July      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2008     2009     2008     2009     2008     2009     2008     2009     2008     2009     2008     2009  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,507.6 28,719.4 28,714.3 28,900.9  1,484.3  2,479.2  1,596.5  2,522.8    5.2      8.6      5.6      8.7  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,764.5  7,765.1  7,803.2  7,840.0    410.6    661.5    429.7    670.3    5.3      8.5      5.5      8.5  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,743.1 20,954.3 20,911.1 21,060.8  1,073.7  1,817.7  1,166.7  1,852.5    5.2      8.7      5.6      8.8  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 55,378.9 55,650.6 55,619.0 55,741.4  3,081.9  5,255.7  3,232.4  5,264.4    5.6      9.4      5.8      9.4  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,671.6 29,625.6 29,876.9 29,715.9  1,672.4  2,972.3  1,796.6  2,956.0    5.6     10.0      6.0      9.9  
  East South Central  8,675.6  8,650.7  8,677.3  8,603.3    559.3    932.3    573.0    923.2    6.4     10.8      6.6     10.7  
  West South Central 17,031.7 17,374.3 17,064.8 17,422.2    850.2  1,351.1    862.8  1,385.2    5.0      7.8      5.1      8.0  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 35,357.5 35,234.6 35,405.9 35,203.2  2,161.3  3,626.5  2,248.1  3,588.0    6.1     10.3      6.3     10.2  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 24,279.3 24,125.5 24,304.9 24,064.3  1,623.4  2,780.9  1,690.5  2,758.1    6.7     11.5      7.0     11.5  
  West North Central 11,078.2 11,109.1 11,100.9 11,138.9    537.9    845.6    557.6    829.9    4.9      7.6      5.0      7.5  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 36,058.8 36,316.0 36,268.0 36,409.9  2,188.3  3,733.4  2,336.4  3,825.5    6.1     10.3      6.4     10.5  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,198.2 11,190.8 11,232.7 11,207.7    560.1    926.5    581.0    958.4    5.0      8.3      5.2      8.6  
  Pacific........... 24,860.6 25,125.2 25,035.3 25,202.2  1,628.2  2,806.9  1,755.4  2,867.1    6.5     11.2      7.0     11.4  

   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
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                           July      May       June      July      July      May       June      July    July  May   June  July
                           2008      2009      2009     2009p      2008      2009      2009     2009p    2008  2009  2009 2009p
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama................   2,161.5   2,128.6   2,127.4   2,108.1    109.4     208.3     215.2     215.4    5.1   9.8  10.1  10.2
Alaska.................     357.4     359.2     359.3     358.6     23.8      29.7      29.8      29.9    6.7   8.3   8.3   8.3
Arizona................   3,146.0   3,152.7   3,145.4   3,153.7    179.7     258.6     274.4     290.9    5.7   8.2   8.7   9.2
Arkansas...............   1,370.8   1,359.9   1,367.1   1,361.9     68.0      95.0      98.6     100.9    5.0   7.0   7.2   7.4
California.............  18,405.3  18,540.6  18,501.5  18,446.9  1,346.9   2,152.8   2,154.0   2,187.0    7.3  11.6  11.6  11.9
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                             
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,981.1   4,996.6   4,991.4   4,957.7    383.4     578.3     559.5     591.3    7.7  11.6  11.2  11.9
Colorado...............   2,730.9   2,721.2   2,700.0   2,690.6    133.6     207.0     204.2     209.3    4.9   7.6   7.6   7.8
Connecticut............   1,877.9  c1,884.2  c1,878.6  c1,884.6    108.7    c148.1    c147.8    c146.7    5.8  c7.9  c7.9   7.8
Delaware...............     442.7     437.9     437.3     434.2     21.1      35.6      36.6      35.5    4.8   8.1   8.4   8.2
District of Columbia...     333.0     329.0     328.3     329.6     23.3      35.2      35.7      35.0    7.0  10.7  10.9  10.6
Florida................   9,240.3   9,243.7   9,202.9   9,193.4    581.7     953.6     980.1     987.3    6.3  10.3  10.7  10.7
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1)........   1,213.0   1,224.6   1,225.3   1,234.3     70.7     121.5     131.3     137.0    5.8   9.9  10.7  11.1
                                                                                                                               
Georgia................   4,845.6   4,771.4   4,765.5   4,771.8    301.8     458.9     479.6     493.7    6.2   9.6  10.1  10.3
Hawaii.................     654.9     649.2     645.3     645.5     26.1      48.0      47.4      45.3    4.0   7.4   7.3   7.0
Idaho..................     755.6     750.8     749.4     754.5     37.4      58.6      62.6      66.7    5.0   7.8   8.4   8.8
Illinois...............   6,694.7   6,667.0   6,652.6   6,645.3    447.0     670.3     682.4     692.5    6.7  10.1  10.3  10.4
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                          
    Joliet (1).........   4,127.9   4,131.3   4,124.4   4,123.6    267.1     433.1     434.8     432.5    6.5  10.5  10.5  10.5
Indiana................   3,234.3   3,217.5   3,213.2   3,158.6    193.0     341.9     343.1     334.4    6.0  10.6  10.7  10.6
Iowa...................   1,676.0   1,678.9   1,682.4   1,678.7     69.3      95.8     103.5     109.1    4.1   5.7   6.2   6.5
Kansas.................   1,496.1   1,528.4   1,522.1   1,529.5     64.9     107.3     106.9     113.2    4.3   7.0   7.0   7.4
Kentucky...............   2,044.0   2,077.5   2,077.6   2,068.4    132.9     221.3     226.5     227.4    6.5  10.7  10.9  11.0
Louisiana..............   2,074.0   2,068.5   2,067.3   2,067.1     90.7     135.6     140.6     153.3    4.4   6.6   6.8   7.4
Maine..................     707.5    c702.9    c701.8    c699.5     37.9     c58.4     c60.3      58.5    5.4   8.3   8.6   8.4
                                                                                                                               
Maryland...............   2,998.4   2,955.0   2,953.3   2,958.3    131.3     212.4     212.7     215.5    4.4   7.2   7.2   7.3
Massachusetts..........   3,425.6  c3,431.3  c3,420.4  c3,440.4    179.1    c283.4    c295.7    c303.3    5.2  c8.3   8.6   8.8
Michigan...............   4,927.4   4,848.3   4,869.2   4,864.2    407.4     681.4     740.0     730.6    8.3  14.1  15.2  15.0
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Livonia (2)........   2,100.7   2,101.6   2,086.5   2,080.5    181.9     322.6     340.8     340.4    8.7  15.3  16.3  16.4
Minnesota..............   2,933.8   2,957.3   2,956.9   2,965.6    157.9     240.8     249.1     240.4    5.4   8.1   8.4   8.1
Mississippi............   1,316.7   1,311.2   1,296.9   1,291.6     96.0     127.3     117.4     125.8    7.3   9.7   9.1   9.7
Missouri...............   3,010.0   3,010.4   2,995.9   3,002.2    182.6     270.9     278.0     278.7    6.1   9.0   9.3   9.3
Montana................     506.5     500.8     499.2     499.2     23.0      31.5      31.9      33.5    4.5   6.3   6.4   6.7
Nebraska...............     994.6     986.4     984.4     980.5     32.6      47.2      49.2      48.3    3.3   4.8   5.0   4.9
Nevada.................   1,374.8   1,405.6   1,400.4   1,400.7     91.4     158.0     167.2     175.7    6.7  11.2  11.9  12.5
New Hampshire..........     738.5    c742.2    c738.5     741.3     27.8     c48.7     c50.5     c50.5    3.8  c6.6   6.8   6.8
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey.............   4,497.8   4,560.4   4,550.5   4,563.1    245.2     400.0     419.6     422.2    5.5   8.8   9.2   9.3
New Mexico.............     959.0     958.8     954.5     953.3     40.4      62.4      64.9      66.9    4.2   6.5   6.8   7.0
New York...............   9,691.2   9,771.4   9,775.2   9,741.2    523.3     799.7     851.1     835.9    5.4   8.2   8.7   8.6
  New York City........   3,949.8   4,025.1   4,030.1   4,035.0    214.1     359.7     379.8     385.4    5.4   8.9   9.4   9.6
North Carolina.........   4,536.4   4,567.1   4,554.7   4,536.8    287.8     507.0     501.7     496.9    6.3  11.1  11.0  11.0
North Dakota...........     370.2     368.3     365.3     364.2     12.1      15.9      15.5      15.2    3.3   4.3   4.2   4.2
Ohio...................   5,979.9   5,979.7   5,973.1   5,947.3    398.7     646.5     662.6     664.5    6.7  10.8  11.1  11.2
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                            
    Mentor (2).........   1,080.3   1,076.4   1,072.0   1,065.7     71.4     108.4     101.7      99.0    6.6  10.1   9.5   9.3
Oklahoma...............   1,749.9   1,771.8   1,777.6   1,777.6     67.4     112.6     113.1     115.9    3.9   6.4   6.4   6.5
Oregon.................   1,961.2   1,997.7   1,978.5   1,976.7    122.8     243.6     237.1     236.0    6.3  12.2  12.0  11.9
Pennsylvania...........   6,396.1   6,472.1   6,439.9   6,388.0    346.8     534.8     541.6     540.1    5.4   8.3   8.4   8.5
Rhode Island...........     568.1    c566.4    c569.9    c573.6     45.1     c68.8     c70.9     c72.8    7.9  12.1  12.4  12.7
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina.........   2,154.8   2,203.1   2,195.4   2,185.6    149.2     263.6     266.2     258.5    6.9  12.0  12.1  11.8
South Dakota...........     444.6     446.4     446.9     447.1     13.2      22.3      22.5      22.0    3.0   5.0   5.0   4.9
Tennessee..............   3,041.1   3,041.3   3,038.2   3,023.5    199.8     325.3     327.3     324.2    6.6  10.7  10.8  10.7
Texas..................  11,708.4  11,955.4  11,972.8  12,017.5    576.3     843.4     899.8     949.1    4.9   7.1   7.5   7.9
Utah...................   1,383.7   1,382.4   1,371.6   1,368.5     47.3      74.9      78.1      82.4    3.4   5.4   5.7   6.0
Vermont................     354.8    c361.1    c359.5     360.1     16.2     c26.7     c26.2      24.5    4.6   7.4   7.3   6.8
Virginia...............   4,123.9   4,170.0   4,157.4   4,147.3    165.6     297.8     297.0     285.9    4.0   7.1   7.1   6.9
Washington.............   3,476.2   3,561.0   3,563.4   3,561.1    183.7     325.4     329.6     323.5    5.3   9.1   9.2   9.1
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1)........   1,461.9   1,492.2   1,496.3   1,504.9     67.7     121.3     131.1     134.0    4.6   8.1   8.8   8.9
West Virginia..........     804.8     793.4     790.3     789.8     33.6      67.0      71.6      71.0    4.2   8.4   9.1   9.0
Wisconsin..............   3,078.0   3,105.4   3,092.8   3,079.8    140.5     276.4     278.4     276.4    4.6   8.9   9.0   9.0
Wyoming................     293.4     291.6     290.8     291.3      9.7      14.7      17.2      18.9    3.3   5.0   5.9   6.5
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico............   1,366.8   1,332.2   1,312.6   1,328.4    157.5     191.5     190.2     205.7   11.5  14.4  14.5  15.5

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   c = corrected.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE:  Data refer to place of residence.  Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to
the Current Population Survey.  Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 09-01, dated
November 20, 2008, and are available at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.  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  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                June                July                June                July             June          July    
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                           2008      2009      2008     2009p      2008      2009      2008     2009p    2008   2009   2008   2009p
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama................   2,183.6   2,147.4   2,181.0   2,128.3    115.2     227.2     119.9     225.0    5.3   10.6    5.5   10.6 
Alaska.................     363.8     366.4     367.2     368.3     24.2      30.5      22.0      27.6    6.6    8.3    6.0    7.5 
Arizona................   3,141.3   3,158.6   3,153.3   3,165.5    177.0     282.3     190.9     301.1    5.6    8.9    6.1    9.5 
Arkansas...............   1,391.5   1,390.4   1,392.8   1,385.3     72.3     104.5      74.3     106.7    5.2    7.5    5.3    7.7 
California.............  18,397.4  18,537.1  18,522.8  18,590.3  1,283.1   2,159.1   1,406.3   2,243.7    7.0   11.6    7.6   12.1 
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                                 
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,942.7   4,970.6   5,007.8   4,992.9    360.9     560.2     413.9     622.9    7.3   11.3    8.3   12.5 
Colorado...............   2,751.9   2,724.0   2,756.6   2,718.9    137.5     212.7     135.5     209.8    5.0    7.8    4.9    7.7 
Connecticut............   1,897.0  c1,902.5   1,914.9  c1,924.9    107.9    c152.9     116.5    c154.5    5.7   c8.0    6.1    8.0 
Delaware...............     446.1     441.0     448.0     439.2     21.0      38.1      22.1      36.0    4.7    8.6    4.9    8.2 
District of Columbia...     335.4     332.5     342.8     337.5     22.9      37.5      25.2      35.0    6.8   11.3    7.4   10.4 
Florida................   9,255.5   9,252.9   9,336.6   9,282.4    563.8   1,005.8     620.3   1,019.2    6.1   10.9    6.6   11.0 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1)........   1,210.3   1,232.4   1,225.2   1,251.0     70.0     143.2      72.5     145.1    5.8   11.6    5.9   11.6 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia................   4,860.0   4,782.3   4,883.6   4,808.1    303.4     499.3     321.4     510.1    6.2   10.4    6.6   10.6 
Hawaii.................     658.9     650.5     661.4     653.4     29.2      52.2      28.3      47.3    4.4    8.0    4.3    7.2 
Idaho..................     764.0     759.0     764.4     764.1     33.2      60.5      34.7      63.5    4.4    8.0    4.5    8.3 
Illinois...............   6,804.2   6,744.4   6,799.3   6,744.7    470.9     710.0     476.5     709.0    6.9   10.5    7.0   10.5 
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                              
    Joliet (1).........   4,200.7   4,198.2   4,201.2   4,194.8    289.2     473.6     290.6     450.6    6.9   11.3    6.9   10.7 
Indiana................   3,275.2   3,257.0   3,280.4   3,201.0    185.1     345.6     196.5     332.7    5.7   10.6    6.0   10.4 
Iowa...................   1,690.8   1,696.9   1,697.4   1,698.9     67.9     103.3      65.6     102.6    4.0    6.1    3.9    6.0 
Kansas.................   1,518.3   1,543.6   1,523.4   1,556.7     66.6     109.6      74.0     119.9    4.4    7.1    4.9    7.7 
Kentucky...............   2,079.9   2,113.9   2,072.2   2,094.6    136.1     235.0     137.1     230.0    6.5   11.1    6.6   11.0 
Louisiana..............   2,105.3   2,105.4   2,109.5   2,105.8    106.3     163.1     101.9     164.8    5.1    7.7    4.8    7.8 
Maine..................     717.7    c712.7     725.7     718.1     35.3     c59.1      36.7      57.1    4.9    8.3    5.1   c7.9 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland...............   3,031.8   2,987.2   3,061.4   3,019.4    132.2     221.8     141.7     224.2    4.4    7.4    4.6    7.4 
Massachusetts..........   3,473.4  c3,468.1   3,477.4  c3,496.5    180.5    c302.3     186.6    c310.5    5.2    8.7    5.4    8.9 
Michigan...............   5,017.6   4,941.8   5,017.0   4,949.9    422.1     761.3     457.9     771.6    8.4   15.4    9.1   15.6 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Livonia (2)........   2,139.8   2,122.3   2,137.3   2,135.7    192.3     363.9     198.6     378.2    9.0   17.1    9.3   17.7 
Minnesota..............   2,958.3   2,987.2   2,975.4   3,006.0    156.6     252.2     160.1     235.2    5.3    8.4    5.4    7.8 
Mississippi............   1,333.5   1,314.4   1,340.3   1,315.6    102.8     130.0     107.7     138.1    7.7    9.9    8.0   10.5 
Missouri...............   3,067.7   3,052.7   3,056.4   3,047.1    186.7     289.9     196.2     285.6    6.1    9.5    6.4    9.4 
Montana................     512.9     506.0     516.2     509.0     22.7      32.2      21.1      31.3    4.4    6.4    4.1    6.1 
Nebraska...............   1,008.5     996.9   1,012.5     998.1     34.2      51.1      36.4      50.8    3.4    5.1    3.6    5.1 
Nevada.................   1,372.5   1,404.6   1,381.2   1,409.2     87.3     169.6      95.0     179.3    6.4   12.1    6.9   12.7 
New Hampshire..........     746.6    c745.3     751.7    c755.1     27.9     c50.8      27.4     c49.9    3.7    6.8    3.7    6.6 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey.............   4,536.8   4,598.1   4,562.9   4,640.1    234.8     423.2     266.7     444.8    5.2    9.2    5.8    9.6 
New Mexico.............     967.6     963.2     970.9     965.8     44.6      70.6      46.2      72.1    4.6    7.3    4.8    7.5 
New York...............   9,755.7   9,856.5   9,853.6   9,923.6    498.0     842.9     543.5     857.3    5.1    8.6    5.5    8.6 
  New York City........   3,937.2   4,022.3   3,988.6   4,083.5    202.2     374.5     229.2     402.2    5.1    9.3    5.7    9.8 
North Carolina.........   4,572.5   4,596.2   4,603.8   4,596.7    282.1     514.3     306.5     511.5    6.2   11.2    6.7   11.1 
North Dakota...........     381.0     376.1     380.7     374.4     13.3      17.2      12.0      14.5    3.5    4.6    3.1    3.9 
Ohio...................   6,048.7   6,036.6   6,082.1   6,042.2    398.7     674.8     417.1     671.4    6.6   11.2    6.9   11.1 
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                                
    Mentor (2).........   1,102.1   1,092.5   1,108.9   1,092.2     76.2     110.3      74.5     101.7    6.9   10.1    6.7    9.3 
Oklahoma...............   1,772.3   1,803.7   1,763.3   1,794.5     71.2     118.9      66.8     114.9    4.0    6.6    3.8    6.4 
Oregon.................   1,965.0   1,992.3   1,978.9   1,996.5    113.7     236.3     120.6     232.8    5.8   11.9    6.1   11.7 
Pennsylvania...........   6,450.7   6,499.7   6,494.6   6,497.2    341.0     551.6     356.5     550.4    5.3    8.5    5.5    8.5 
Rhode Island...........     570.8    c572.7     573.8    c580.1     43.0     c70.1      46.8     c74.6    7.5   12.2    8.2   12.9 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina.........   2,184.4   2,232.5   2,190.2   2,218.4    143.9     274.8     154.6     261.5    6.6   12.3    7.1   11.8 
South Dakota...........     453.5     455.8     455.2     457.8     12.5      22.3      13.2      21.4    2.8    4.9    2.9    4.7 
Tennessee..............   3,078.6   3,075.1   3,083.8   3,064.9    205.2     340.1     208.4     330.2    6.7   11.1    6.8   10.8 
Texas..................  11,762.6  12,074.9  11,799.1  12,136.5    600.3     964.6     619.8     998.8    5.1    8.0    5.3    8.2 
Utah...................   1,389.9   1,379.4   1,391.8   1,378.4     49.0      81.8      49.2      83.8    3.5    5.9    3.5    6.1 
Vermont................     359.0    c363.9     359.7    c365.3     16.0     c26.3      15.7      23.7    4.5    7.2    4.4    6.5 
Virginia...............   4,163.1   4,195.5   4,190.4   4,210.3    166.6     306.2     172.2     289.7    4.0    7.3    4.1    6.9 
Washington.............   3,475.5   3,578.8   3,505.0   3,593.6    177.9     328.8     178.2     315.9    5.1    9.2    5.1    8.8 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1)........   1,460.5   1,504.2   1,469.1   1,513.3     63.2     137.0      62.1     133.8    4.3    9.1    4.2    8.8 
West Virginia..........     823.0     805.4     820.0     803.9     36.6      74.6      32.5      68.8    4.4    9.3    4.0    8.6 
Wisconsin..............   3,133.5   3,145.7   3,126.2   3,126.4    146.6     289.2     142.5     273.4    4.7    9.2    4.6    8.7 
Wyoming................     298.0     295.9     298.5     296.7      8.8      17.0       8.5      17.6    3.0    5.7    2.9    5.9 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico............   1,375.3   1,316.7   1,364.6   1,325.4    162.9     199.5     168.1     219.0   11.8   15.2   12.3   16.5 

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   c = corrected.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE:  Data refer to place of residence.  Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the Cur-
rent Population Survey.  Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 09-01, dated November 20, 2008,
and are available at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.  Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following
month.





                                                                                                          ESTABLISHMENT DATA
     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                                                                                                            
                           July      May     June     July     July    May     June    July    July    May     June    July 
                           2008     2009     2009     2009p    2008    2009    2009   2009p    2008    2009    2009   2009p 
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
      Alabama...........  2,000.8  1,911.3  1,907.0  1,907.6   110.2    91.0    89.8    89.8   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Alaska............    322.9    322.5    322.1    322.4    17.3    16.1    16.3    16.0    13.1    13.4    13.0    12.9
      Arizona...........  2,629.7  2,438.4  2,434.0  2,431.4   189.8   139.4   140.6   136.7   174.4   165.0   163.0   160.7
      Arkansas..........  1,206.0  1,173.7  1,178.7  1,178.2    56.4    52.1    54.6    53.7   182.9   163.6   162.6   162.8
      California........ 15,009.8 14,351.5 14,285.4 14,249.6   777.6   655.3   643.8   633.1 1,428.7 1,314.1 1,306.8 1,304.3
                                                                                                                            
      Colorado..........  2,356.5  2,261.8  2,249.1  2,254.5   162.1   138.8   137.5   138.9   144.4   131.8   129.6   129.4
      Connecticut.......  1,700.4  1,644.0  1,636.2  1,633.4    64.9    53.0    50.9    50.7   187.7   174.2   173.3   172.1
      Delaware (3)......    434.3    414.9    411.8    411.1    25.4    22.1    21.5    21.2   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      District of                                                                                                           
        Columbia (3)....    710.0    703.4    703.0    716.2    12.8    12.2    12.1    12.0   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Florida ..........  7,755.9  7,399.3  7,380.0  7,354.8   506.6   435.2   429.9   427.7   371.6   335.0   331.0   329.3
                                                                                                                            
      Georgia ..........  4,107.7  3,918.7  3,903.1  3,901.8   204.3   171.6   168.9   165.9   408.7   361.5   357.9   356.1
      Hawaii (3)........    618.2    602.0    600.9    600.7    37.8    32.8    33.1    32.8   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Idaho ............    651.5    616.4    619.9    617.4    45.0    39.7    39.0    38.5    63.3    57.0    56.2    56.2
      Illinois..........  5,956.3  5,700.0  5,682.8  5,669.8   260.4   226.0   221.1   221.2   659.8   583.8   578.2   576.2
      Indiana...........  2,956.2  2,818.7  2,810.7  2,805.9   145.2   127.1   126.0   125.0   515.2   437.9   428.7   435.0
                                                                                                                            
      Iowa..............  1,525.1  1,483.4  1,480.4  1,478.0    74.6    66.9    65.6    66.2   227.1   202.3   201.0   196.2
      Kansas............  1,391.4  1,355.9  1,334.8  1,341.1    64.8    56.6    55.7    57.0   188.3   170.8   168.6   166.6
      Kentucky..........  1,858.5  1,780.0  1,774.4  1,775.0    84.8    69.1    68.7    67.2   245.7   210.1   208.1   211.4
      Louisiana.........  1,941.1  1,930.6  1,928.0  1,924.5   135.7   140.1   140.8   140.6   152.2   144.6   143.5   142.0
      Maine.............    617.7    598.0    598.2    596.7    29.3    26.1    25.8    25.1    59.3    53.2    53.3    53.0
                                                                                                                            
      Maryland (3)......  2,602.0  2,546.1  2,541.7  2,551.7   179.5   154.3   153.8   152.0   128.2   123.5   122.9   123.8
      Massachusetts.....  3,293.7  3,189.7  3,187.1  3,184.3   132.5   113.8   111.9   111.2   286.5   273.0   271.2   269.3
      Michigan..........  4,160.2  3,877.1  3,841.3  3,879.4   152.0   130.7   124.8   121.6   573.2   455.3   435.6   453.8
      Minnesota.........  2,763.9  2,665.8  2,646.7  2,657.0   110.7    97.0    92.8    93.5   335.7   300.2   295.9   297.6
      Mississippi.......  1,144.3  1,116.4  1,124.3  1,118.0    60.3    60.4    61.4    60.3   159.3   143.2   144.5   144.3
                                                                                                                            
      Missouri .........  2,793.2  2,725.1  2,717.8  2,717.0   140.7   127.5   126.9   124.9   291.3   259.9   259.2   262.9
      Montana...........    446.9    438.0    437.3    438.9    29.9    24.9    25.7    25.3    20.1    19.3    19.2    19.1
      Nebraska (3)......    963.9    947.0    945.3    949.8    50.0    48.2    48.4    48.1   101.4    93.9    92.5    91.4
      Nevada............  1,269.1  1,198.4  1,193.0  1,187.3   118.7    93.2    91.6    88.9    48.4    45.0    45.0    44.9
      New Hampshire.....    645.7    632.8    632.7    630.1    26.0    21.4    21.3    21.3    76.1    69.1    68.3    68.7
                                                                                                                            
      New Jersey........  4,058.3  3,933.3  3,930.2  3,936.1   164.4   141.3   140.9   144.3   300.0   271.4   272.8   275.9
      New Mexico........    847.1    826.2    821.4    817.6    56.8    49.4    48.7    47.9    35.3    31.7    31.6    31.0
      New York..........  8,836.8  8,605.2  8,582.5  8,644.6   363.6   336.1   333.9   337.9   536.5   495.2   493.2   490.9
      North Carolina....  4,133.6  3,942.3  3,938.1  3,911.7   235.1   195.6   193.3   192.4   515.1   449.1   447.7   442.6
      North Dakota......    367.7    370.9    372.8    371.5    21.6    21.1    22.1    22.2    26.4    24.4    23.6    23.6
                                                                                                                            
      Ohio..............  5,377.6  5,133.2  5,113.1  5,122.9   211.0   183.7   181.3   180.0   741.6   626.0   614.5   613.3
      Oklahoma..........  1,597.9  1,559.6  1,557.8  1,564.2    75.7    72.9    72.2    72.3   150.7   135.6   135.2   135.1
      Oregon ...........  1,728.9  1,634.4  1,631.0  1,630.3    94.6    78.9    79.7    77.2   194.1   169.3   167.8   164.7
      Pennsylvania......  5,804.0  5,634.1  5,625.5  5,620.7   255.3   234.5   234.9   232.0   645.6   577.4   573.2   572.1
      Rhode Island......    481.4    463.8    463.0    463.9    20.6    18.1    17.8    18.3    48.0    43.4    43.0    43.5
                                                                                                                            
      South Carolina....  1,929.5  1,851.3  1,855.8  1,852.4   113.6   104.3   102.8   100.1   242.4   215.5   214.0   212.6
      South Dakota(3)...    411.1    404.3    403.6    405.9    23.1    22.5    22.1    22.2    42.8    38.8    37.6    37.5
      Tennessee(3)......  2,776.3  2,662.2  2,649.3  2,664.9   133.0   108.5   106.3   106.1   360.2   319.3   315.0   321.7
      Texas............. 10,639.3 10,399.3 10,378.9 10,416.8   673.8   604.6   594.3   597.3   924.4   855.5   847.4   846.5
      Utah..............  1,254.3  1,214.7  1,206.5  1,201.6    90.3    75.0    74.1    74.9   126.2   113.6   113.4   112.4
                                                                                                                            
      Vermont...........    306.6    295.2    293.6    294.5    15.6    13.4    13.4    13.2    35.0    30.8    30.3    30.3
      Virginia..........  3,768.0  3,677.6  3,668.5  3,664.0   222.0   192.4   190.7   191.0   265.6   241.0   239.4   236.0
      Washington........  2,971.5  2,865.2  2,856.5  2,859.4   201.5   176.7   174.7   169.9   293.3   266.9   266.8   266.3
      West Virginia.....    762.9    738.7    736.4    735.5    38.9    35.3    35.0    34.4    56.3    50.8    50.4    49.8
      Wisconsin.........  2,868.3  2,754.7  2,756.0  2,751.9   117.6   106.7   104.9   104.2   492.5   438.7   438.7   433.9
      Wyoming...........    298.8    291.4    288.5    289.0    28.6    25.1    24.1    24.0    10.0     9.9     9.9     9.7






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                             Trade, transportation, and         Financial activities         Professional and business   
                                     utilities                                                        services           
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            July    May     June    July    July    May     June    July    July    May     June    July 
                            2008    2009    2009   2009p    2008    2009    2009   2009p    2008    2009    2009   2009p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   390.6   377.7   375.6   376.3    99.4    97.8    98.6    96.6   221.3   202.6   201.9   202.9
      Alaska.............    64.4    62.7    63.2    63.0    14.8    14.9    14.6    14.6    26.1    26.5    25.9    26.1
      Arizona............   518.3   482.1   479.6   476.0   175.4   167.4   167.9   167.2   386.8   342.1   339.4   340.3
      Arkansas...........   248.2   236.8   236.8   235.8    51.9    50.1    49.3    49.3   117.2   115.1   110.9   111.0
      California......... 2,863.5 2,695.3 2,682.8 2,666.9   846.4   804.4   802.4   802.1 2,249.5 2,131.4 2,117.0 2,117.5
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   431.5   414.6   414.9   416.1   155.8   147.8   146.7   146.5   352.0   324.6   320.4   322.3
      Connecticut........   310.5   298.8   298.3   297.6   143.6   139.9   139.5   139.1   206.0   191.2   188.8   189.7
      Delaware (3).......    80.8    76.9    77.0    75.8    45.8    44.6    44.4    43.9    59.5    53.7    53.7    53.8
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia (3).....    28.3    26.6    26.4    26.8    28.2    27.6    27.2    26.7   153.1   149.8   147.9   150.0
      Florida ........... 1,585.3 1,513.3 1,503.3 1,486.2   522.6   504.9   502.0   499.4 1,151.4 1,064.7 1,062.9 1,060.8
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia ...........   875.3   831.4   832.4   831.4   224.8   214.3   211.0   210.4   557.9   508.6   512.2   513.6
      Hawaii (3).........   117.6   113.6   112.7   113.2    29.3    28.7    28.5    28.2    75.1    73.8    72.7    73.1
      Idaho .............   132.2   122.0   122.3   122.0    31.8    30.7    30.6    30.7    80.9    74.0    76.8    76.3
      Illinois........... 1,205.5 1,160.9 1,160.4 1,155.0   391.4   375.7   375.8   373.3   862.3   796.0   796.2   795.6
      Indiana............   581.6   559.8   559.0   555.0   136.2   131.9   133.4   134.3   284.5   263.9   265.0   263.1
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   309.3   312.6   312.3   311.7   102.9   102.7   102.7   103.1   123.6   113.3   111.6   112.6
      Kansas.............   264.2   257.1   255.4   254.2    73.1    71.3    71.3    72.8   148.7   139.8   136.4   136.6
      Kentucky...........   383.2   368.6   367.7   366.7    92.0    88.4    89.4    88.1   184.0   173.7   172.0   170.7
      Louisiana..........   384.9   378.3   379.2   376.2    94.6    92.4    91.5    91.8   205.6   201.5   202.0   201.2
      Maine..............   124.7   120.0   119.0   118.6    32.7    31.9    32.0    31.7    56.1    55.4    55.8    55.3
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland (3).......   466.6   448.2   448.1   443.8   152.1   143.4   143.2   142.4   399.5   396.8   395.1   393.9
      Massachusetts......   570.2   547.3   546.3   545.6   221.0   209.7   208.6   207.7   487.8   458.1   457.3   457.9
      Michigan...........   770.4   719.6   719.3   717.0   203.5   192.4   192.0   191.6   555.2   502.3   490.3   494.3
      Minnesota..........   525.3   503.1   504.2   502.9   177.6   174.6   174.4   174.5   328.3   294.8   291.9   293.6
      Mississippi........   224.1   216.5   218.1   215.9   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      94.8    86.9    86.0    85.0
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   544.1   529.6   530.1   528.7   165.4   162.9   162.5   162.3   343.2   332.6   328.7   330.3
      Montana............    92.1    88.5    88.3    88.5    22.0    21.7    21.6    21.8    40.9    39.2    39.4    39.7
      Nebraska (3).......   204.6   199.6   199.2   201.2    69.1    68.7    68.6    68.3   105.4    99.0    98.3    99.5
      Nevada.............   233.0   225.7   224.8   224.8    61.5    58.8    57.8    57.3   152.5   141.4   142.1   141.5
      New Hampshire......   140.1   139.7   139.7   139.5    38.0    37.0    37.2    36.9    66.3    65.0    64.6    65.7
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   865.4   843.9   843.7   839.2   268.8   258.2   256.6   256.0   616.8   578.3   578.3   581.5
      New Mexico.........   145.1   138.7   136.9   135.8    34.8    33.7    33.7    34.4   108.8   105.0   104.8   103.6
      New York........... 1,529.7 1,466.9 1,465.4 1,462.3   724.4   690.4   685.9   685.0 1,165.7 1,118.5 1,105.9 1,107.1
      North Carolina.....   768.8   730.6   733.6   729.8   211.7   202.7   199.7   199.1   505.7   465.1   464.1   469.3
      North Dakota.......    78.1    79.0    79.5    79.5    20.3    20.0    20.2    20.4    30.5    29.7    29.9    29.8
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio............... 1,038.9 1,000.7   999.7   997.3   289.8   278.8   280.1   283.8   671.5   618.6   614.1   612.9
      Oklahoma...........   290.4   286.3   286.8   285.9    83.4    80.2    80.4    81.0   183.9   171.4   168.8   172.0
      Oregon ............   337.1   313.8   311.9   313.6   101.8    95.6    95.0    94.1   197.4   180.4   180.4   180.4
      Pennsylvania....... 1,129.1 1,096.1 1,093.1 1,089.6   330.1   316.3   316.0   313.8   710.7   673.9   668.1   666.9
      Rhode Island.......    77.6    73.3    73.6    73.8    33.4    32.3    32.5    32.7    54.9    51.9    52.1    52.4
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   374.3   358.2   356.5   355.6   106.9   103.7   103.0   103.1   218.9   210.5   215.6   215.6
      South Dakota(3)....    82.3    81.4    81.8    81.6    31.2    29.8    30.0    30.9    28.0    26.2    26.3    26.5
      Tennessee(3).......   602.7   574.2   573.0   572.4   145.6   138.6   137.8   136.8   324.1   307.8   303.5   303.4
      Texas.............. 2,150.7 2,076.0 2,054.0 2,042.6   648.3   641.9   646.7   648.5 1,340.0 1,275.8 1,270.3 1,289.0
      Utah...............   249.0   242.9   241.5   240.9    74.0    72.1    71.3    71.5   163.2   155.9   152.6   149.3
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    59.1    57.1    56.7    56.6    12.9    12.7    12.5    12.6    22.8    21.1    20.9    20.8
      Virginia...........   661.5   643.6   641.3   642.6   188.0   185.7   186.0   186.0   658.8   642.9   639.2   636.5
      Washington.........   555.3   531.3   529.6   532.0   152.0   146.6   147.9   143.6   351.0   327.5   327.8   329.7
      West Virginia......   142.5   136.2   136.0   135.4    29.6    28.3    28.2    28.2    60.8    58.5    58.5    59.2
      Wisconsin..........   541.0   512.6   513.6   517.7   163.9   159.6   159.0   159.3   279.8   256.9   257.7   258.8
      Wyoming............    55.8    55.5    55.0    55.3    11.7    11.6    11.4    11.5    18.6    17.8    17.6    17.9






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                           Education and health services      Leisure and hospitality                Government          
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            July    May     June    July    July    May     June    July    July    May     June    July 
                            2008    2009    2009   2009p    2008    2009    2009   2009p    2008    2009    2009   2009p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   211.6   217.2   217.5   217.5   175.2   173.2   174.3   175.4   383.4   383.1   383.0   383.6
      Alaska.............    37.8    38.6    38.3    38.9    32.4    32.5    32.1    32.3    83.0    83.9    84.5    84.3
      Arizona............   323.4   314.8   318.9   320.1   270.6   258.1   259.1   261.1   433.2   426.6   421.8   426.2
      Arkansas...........   157.9   164.3   169.0   168.8   101.7   101.5   101.1   100.9   214.4   217.9   220.2   221.1
      California......... 1,722.3 1,744.3 1,743.5 1,740.2 1,578.1 1,516.2 1,513.6 1,516.0 2,524.0 2,512.2 2,501.8 2,500.3
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   251.0   257.5   258.7   259.3   274.6   262.7   262.3   261.9   384.0   393.2   390.0   390.0
      Connecticut........   296.4   300.7   300.2   299.4   137.7   137.8   136.2   139.3   252.2   250.0   249.5   247.1
      Delaware (3).......    60.4    61.3    61.3    61.5    41.0    39.7    40.2    40.5    62.1    61.6    59.8    60.2
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia (3).....   104.1   106.4   106.7   106.2    58.3    58.5    58.7    59.5   237.3   236.7   238.3   250.2
      Florida ........... 1,043.5 1,050.7 1,046.5 1,048.9   945.0   897.3   901.9   904.6 1,129.9 1,115.3 1,119.9 1,120.0
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia ...........   464.5   480.5   471.6   474.0   396.1   388.7   389.1   389.1   696.5   694.5   691.3   694.6
      Hawaii (3).........    74.3    74.7    75.4    75.1   107.0   101.3   101.4   101.1   125.0   126.6   126.7   127.2
      Idaho .............    78.5    78.7    78.9    79.0    63.9    59.9    59.7    59.7   119.0   120.5   121.8   120.9
      Illinois...........   800.7   803.9   800.3   798.9   531.6   517.6   518.8   519.2   854.4   858.2   853.5   853.5
      Indiana............   407.5   416.9   416.2   414.6   285.4   288.7   290.0   284.8   442.2   439.3   437.6   438.6
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   206.7   209.6   209.7   209.1   135.0   132.0   133.6   134.7   252.8   253.2   253.3   253.5
      Kansas.............   176.4   178.2   176.5   177.3   115.0   115.1   114.3   114.7   258.6   265.1   254.8   261.1
      Kentucky...........   244.9   246.9   245.7   248.1   173.0   173.3   173.4   172.9   322.0   321.0   320.7   319.9
      Louisiana..........   257.2   259.8   258.2   259.7   196.4   196.9   195.5   194.7   363.2   367.7   366.5   368.8
      Maine..............   118.0   119.1   119.3   119.5    60.2    57.4    58.1    58.2   104.1   102.8   102.9   103.2
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland (3).......   383.0   390.7   390.8   393.0   236.3   233.4   235.0   239.4   489.4   492.1   491.1   495.7
      Massachusetts......   642.5   648.1   652.4   651.9   304.9   300.9   303.7   307.6   436.9   434.3   431.6   429.6
      Michigan...........   608.5   611.6   613.6   618.7   398.3   386.3   387.9   394.8   653.2   643.2   645.3   656.5
      Minnesota..........   441.8   458.9   455.6   456.8   245.0   240.9   239.6   243.5   417.5   420.4   418.5   421.3
      Mississippi........   128.4   129.7   130.5   130.2   124.8   123.2   123.0   121.6   245.5   252.5   256.8   256.9
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   393.8   399.2   399.3   400.3   279.8   277.1   276.4   275.8   444.2   451.6   449.5   446.1
      Montana............    60.9    61.8    63.4    63.3    59.5    59.1    59.1    59.5    88.1    91.0    87.8    89.0
      Nebraska (3).......   133.0   134.7   134.5   135.5    82.7    82.3    82.7    82.1   163.9   167.8   167.5   170.4
      Nevada.............    96.0    98.0    98.6    98.2   332.6   315.0   312.5   310.6   162.3   157.4   157.3   157.9
      New Hampshire......   105.6   106.9   106.9   106.5    63.8    62.4    62.0    62.3    94.2    95.6    97.6    93.1
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   590.1   597.7   596.7   596.2   341.6   336.6   333.6   339.8   651.8   651.3   650.4   643.3
      New Mexico.........   115.1   118.4   118.6   118.8    86.6    85.1    82.9    82.5   197.3   199.8   200.1   198.8
      New York........... 1,633.8 1,657.4 1,660.4 1,656.2   718.9   705.3   704.1   711.4 1,525.3 1,509.2 1,507.0 1,555.1
      North Carolina.....   533.3   543.5   540.7   541.2   397.7   392.2   389.9   393.1   702.3   715.2   717.4   696.1
      North Dakota.......    51.9    52.9    53.3    53.1    33.4    34.5    35.1    34.4    75.9    79.5    79.4    78.9
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   815.7   828.6   829.6   834.0   493.2   498.1   499.2   503.8   798.1   790.3   787.2   790.7
      Oklahoma...........   198.6   200.1   199.6   201.0   143.7   145.9   146.5   145.5   324.6   331.3   332.7   334.2
      Oregon ............   221.0   224.9   227.0   228.6   173.8   167.7   167.1   165.8   303.2   301.7   299.9   303.3
      Pennsylvania....... 1,100.8 1,117.1 1,123.3 1,123.2   505.2   493.1   494.5   495.6   745.4   753.1   751.7   755.8
      Rhode Island.......    99.5    99.7    99.9    99.5    50.3    50.7    50.1    50.3    63.6    62.1    61.6    61.3
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   208.8   208.2   208.8   210.5   216.7   204.7   204.4   206.8   343.3   341.5   345.2   341.1
      South Dakota(3)....    62.1    63.4    63.8    63.8    43.1    42.7    42.7    42.5    75.7    76.9    76.6    78.1
      Tennessee(3).......   355.9   363.8   366.1   364.4   274.7   271.0   272.2   272.3   426.3   430.3   428.5   441.1
      Texas.............. 1,295.6 1,343.2 1,345.0 1,359.4 1,008.1 1,017.3 1,019.6 1,022.4 1,787.0 1,811.7 1,826.1 1,838.9
      Utah...............   146.4   150.1   149.2   150.3   115.1   110.8   111.1   111.4   210.7   217.7   217.1   214.5
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    58.7    60.2    60.2    60.6    32.4    30.3    30.1    30.3    54.1    54.2    53.6    55.3
      Virginia...........   441.7   440.3   446.2   444.1   350.2   350.1   346.1   347.0   694.3   704.8   704.4   704.2
      Washington.........   363.2   364.6   362.0   366.2   285.4   286.8   291.4   292.5   548.3   550.3   540.7   543.2
      West Virginia......   117.1   117.9   118.6   118.5    72.7    71.3    71.0    70.7   146.9   147.0   146.1   146.3
      Wisconsin..........   405.2   413.0   412.8   411.6   258.0   252.2   258.0   258.2   417.9   428.5   426.0   425.5
      Wyoming............   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      34.5    33.5    32.9    33.3    69.6    70.9    71.0    71.1

       1 Includes mining and logging, information, and other services (except public administration), not shown
     separately.
       2 This series is not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the
     trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision.
       3 Mining and logging is combined with construction.
       p = preliminary.
       NOTE:  Data are counts of jobs by place of work.  Estimates are currently projected from 2008 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                June               July             June            July            June            July     
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
                            2008     2009     2008     2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p 
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
      Alabama...........   2,011.2  1,914.8  1,990.9  1,901.9    12.6    12.5    12.6    12.5   110.8    90.4   110.2    90.2
      Alaska............     340.9    339.8    346.2    344.9    15.5    15.6    15.8    15.8    19.9    18.9    20.6    19.3
      Arizona...........   2,602.8  2,405.3  2,576.7  2,379.0    13.7    10.8    13.8    10.9   192.0   141.4   191.8   138.7
      Arkansas..........   1,208.6  1,183.6  1,192.4  1,166.7    10.8    11.8    11.1    11.9    57.4    56.2    57.7    55.5
      California........  15,149.7 14,368.0 14,943.9 14,192.9    29.0    27.5    29.7    27.9   805.4   655.2   799.7   651.8
                                                                                                                             
      Colorado..........   2,379.1  2,274.5  2,363.6  2,263.6    28.5    25.2    29.0    25.3   169.7   143.7   169.5   146.7
      Connecticut.......   1,724.7  1,655.2  1,691.1  1,625.7      .8      .7      .8      .7    68.3    53.9    68.5    54.5
      Delaware .........     440.9    418.1    437.3    415.0   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      26.3    22.2    26.1    22.1
      District of                                                                                                            
        Columbia........     704.5    703.3    719.2    724.0   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      13.0    12.3    13.0    12.4
      Florida...........   7,711.2  7,306.4  7,631.9  7,243.4     6.3     6.2     6.3     6.1   522.4   432.7   506.6   429.2
                                                                                                                             
      Georgia...........   4,119.3  3,908.4  4,077.9  3,878.5    10.2     9.8    10.3     9.8   208.1   171.8   206.8   170.5
      Hawaii ...........     623.4    603.5    610.6    594.0   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      38.1    33.3    37.9    33.1
      Idaho ............     661.4    630.3    657.9    622.3     4.5     2.9     4.8     3.0    48.3    41.5    48.6    41.7
      Illinois..........   6,023.0  5,740.7  5,984.9  5,700.1    10.2    10.5    10.3    10.5   273.8   235.6   277.5   238.3
      Indiana...........   2,978.7  2,813.0  2,920.7  2,774.6     6.9     7.0     6.8     7.0   151.9   133.0   153.1   134.1
                                                                                                                             
      Iowa..............   1,543.7  1,499.9  1,513.7  1,466.9     2.3     2.3     2.3     2.3    78.4    71.1    81.4    72.6
      Kansas............   1,404.5  1,349.7  1,374.8  1,326.3     9.6    10.1    10.0    10.2    68.2    58.7    68.4    60.5
      Kentucky..........   1,872.3  1,786.4  1,852.1  1,770.0    23.7    25.6    24.0    25.5    88.2    71.5    88.2    71.1
      Louisiana.........   1,947.0  1,931.4  1,923.7  1,914.2    55.0    53.0    55.5    52.4   136.9   141.3   135.7   139.9
      Maine.............     632.4    611.4    628.6    606.9     2.3     2.0     2.5     2.3    31.5    28.1    31.8    27.9
                                                                                                                             
      Maryland..........   2,629.5  2,569.0  2,613.1  2,562.7   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     184.1   157.4   184.1   156.9
      Massachusetts.....   3,336.7  3,228.2  3,304.4  3,195.5     1.5     1.3     1.4     1.3   140.0   118.7   142.0   120.2
      Michigan..........   4,242.3  3,898.6  4,104.6  3,834.2     8.2     7.8     8.3     7.9   166.3   137.9   166.5   137.7
      Minnesota.........   2,814.5  2,699.7  2,772.8  2,670.7     6.4     4.4     6.7     4.6   122.6   103.0   123.7   106.7
      Mississippi.......   1,152.7  1,123.8  1,128.6  1,109.5     9.5     9.5     9.4     9.5    63.9    62.3    60.5    61.2
                                                                                                                             
      Missouri .........   2,828.5  2,746.3  2,769.9  2,698.3     5.0     4.9     5.1     5.0   146.7   132.3   147.2   131.6
      Montana...........     454.9    446.8    454.0    446.5     8.3     8.3     8.5     8.5    31.8    27.4    32.7    27.6
      Nebraska..........     976.3    956.1    962.2    949.9   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      53.1    50.9    53.5    51.3
      Nevada............   1,278.9  1,195.8  1,264.7  1,180.8    12.3    12.5    12.6    12.7   121.2    92.5   121.5    90.3
      New Hampshire.....     655.7    641.7    649.1    633.9     1.1     1.0     1.1     1.0    27.3    22.5    28.1    22.9
                                                                                                                             
      New Jersey........   4,140.3  3,992.9  4,081.3  3,961.0     1.7     1.7     1.7     1.7   170.7   146.1   171.0   150.9
      New Mexico........     849.8    825.8    841.5    815.6    21.3    19.3    21.6    19.4    59.0    50.4    57.8    49.7
      New York..........   8,887.4  8,672.8  8,832.0  8,660.4     6.9     6.6     7.0     6.7   373.7   348.9   380.6   357.1
      North Carolina....   4,158.3  3,953.9  4,066.2  3,860.9     6.6     6.4     6.6     6.4   240.7   196.3   238.9   194.9
      North Dakota......     370.9    376.3    362.0    366.8     6.8     7.6     6.9     7.7    23.2    24.6    24.3    25.1
                                                                                                                             
      Ohio..............   5,431.8  5,161.3  5,376.8  5,126.4    12.0    11.9    12.4    12.1   223.7   192.3   226.0   194.4
      Oklahoma..........   1,594.8  1,560.7  1,581.4  1,549.7    52.6    46.1    52.9    47.2    77.0    74.3    77.5    73.8
      Oregon............   1,741.0  1,646.8  1,722.9  1,624.7     8.7     7.4     9.1     7.5    96.9    80.6    98.8    80.3
      Pennsylvania......   5,856.1  5,670.3  5,786.0  5,601.4    22.6    24.1    22.7    24.3   269.3   246.9   270.3   247.6
      Rhode Island......     489.8    468.9    480.5    462.7      .2      .2      .3      .2    21.8    18.8    22.1    19.7
                                                                                                                             
      South Carolina....   1,958.1  1,869.9  1,916.4  1,839.1     4.3     4.2     4.3     4.1   114.2   103.7   114.9   101.2
      South Dakota......     421.0    413.8    416.5    410.3   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      25.6    24.5    25.9    25.1
      Tennessee.........   2,782.3  2,654.5  2,761.4  2,649.7   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     136.2   109.5   136.4   108.9
      Texas.............  10,666.2 10,412.0 10,575.8 10,356.6   230.5   209.4   233.5   208.3   682.8   603.1   676.1   605.1
      Utah..............   1,261.6  1,213.7  1,242.8  1,190.2    12.6    13.9    12.8    13.3    94.1    76.3    93.8    77.3
                                                                                                                             
      Vermont...........     308.7    296.4    301.1    289.6      .9      .9      .9      .8    17.1    14.7    17.4    14.8
      Virginia..........   3,806.8  3,708.9  3,765.3  3,657.8    11.0    11.2    11.2    11.2   227.9   194.7   228.3   196.8
      Washington........   2,993.4  2,887.2  2,978.3  2,868.8     7.6     7.3     7.9     7.4   207.0   178.8   209.1   178.4
      West Virginia.....     763.7    741.0    761.5    735.4    31.0    27.0    31.3    27.2    39.6    36.8    40.3    36.4
      Wisconsin.........   2,923.2  2,802.7  2,886.7  2,772.7     3.6     3.4     3.7     3.4   127.5   113.8   128.7   115.3
      Wyoming...........     308.0    299.1    305.2    296.3    29.3    25.7    29.8    25.6    29.3    25.8    30.5    26.1
                                                                                                                             
      Puerto Rico.......   1,029.5    983.5  1,004.4    973.2   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      57.6    46.9    57.1    46.4






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                                   Manufacturing             Trade, transportation, and             Information          
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                            2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   287.7   251.2   287.0   251.6   390.5   375.7   389.7   375.7    27.0    25.7    27.0    25.5
      Alaska.............    15.8    15.7    22.1    22.1    69.0    67.4    69.7    68.2     7.0     7.2     7.1     7.0
      Arizona............   174.6   163.1   174.6   160.8   517.6   475.8   513.9   472.0    42.8    39.2    42.7    39.4
      Arkansas...........   183.9   163.5   183.1   163.5   248.9   237.4   248.0   235.9    18.6    16.9    18.8    17.0
      California......... 1,438.8 1,310.7 1,438.6 1,315.2 2,860.6 2,674.7 2,849.1 2,665.5   483.6   445.3   473.4   443.2
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   145.9   130.2   145.1   130.1   431.6   415.3   431.8   415.7    77.4    72.8    77.2    72.6
      Connecticut........   189.7   174.5   187.8   172.0   313.2   300.8   306.2   294.0    38.5    35.7    37.7    35.3
      Delaware ..........    32.4    27.2    31.0    27.0    82.0    77.5    81.2    76.4     7.2     7.2     7.0     7.1
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia.........     1.7     1.3     1.6     1.3    28.2    26.5    28.3    26.5    20.8    19.4    20.6    19.3
      Florida............   375.7   332.1   370.8   328.5 1,579.3 1,495.1 1,572.2 1,474.1   157.6   145.1   156.6   143.2
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia............   412.2   359.7   408.1   355.7   873.6   831.1   872.7   829.6   110.3   103.5   109.2   102.8
      Hawaii ............    15.0    14.3    14.9    14.2   118.0   112.1   116.8   112.5    11.1     9.7     9.9     9.6
      Idaho .............    64.2    56.5    64.1    56.8   132.5   122.9   133.1   123.2    11.9    12.2    12.1    12.2
      Illinois...........   666.1   581.7   661.1   577.6 1,211.0 1,164.5 1,202.2 1,155.6   116.3   108.4   116.0   107.0
      Indiana............   533.7   434.0   516.5   435.7   585.1   560.3   582.1   555.6    40.4    39.2    40.2    39.1
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   230.4   202.9   228.8   198.4   311.1   313.9   310.4   312.3    34.0    32.9    33.4    32.5
      Kansas.............   189.3   169.4   189.3   167.1   264.1   256.5   264.1   254.5    39.2    37.5    38.9    37.1
      Kentucky...........   248.0   209.7   241.6   208.5   383.8   368.8   382.2   366.5    30.4    29.5    30.1    29.4
      Louisiana..........   153.6   144.3   152.6   142.2   383.4   378.6   382.5   375.0    31.7    27.5    26.6    27.2
      Maine..............    60.1    53.8    59.8    53.1   126.0   119.6   127.2   120.8    10.9    10.3    10.9    10.3
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland...........   129.4   123.5   128.9   124.1   469.7   450.4   465.8   443.6    50.2    48.8    49.6    48.7
      Massachusetts......   289.7   273.1   285.8   269.5   576.3   551.9   569.7   545.5    90.6    85.6    89.9    85.7
      Michigan...........   596.9   441.1   550.6   441.7   780.8   726.6   772.9   719.3    62.5    56.0    61.7    54.8
      Minnesota..........   340.8   300.5   340.2   301.2   527.8   509.3   524.9   504.3    58.0    55.5    57.8    54.8
      Mississippi........   161.8   144.8   158.5   144.3   223.9   217.7   222.7   215.0    13.6    13.2    13.6    13.1
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   294.7   260.9   289.7   261.6   545.5   531.0   541.7   528.5    64.9    63.8    64.6    63.8
      Montana............    20.3    19.4    20.3    19.4    93.0    89.6    92.9    90.0     7.8     7.3     7.7     7.3
      Nebraska...........   102.1    92.8   101.7    92.1   205.6   199.9   204.2   201.4    18.9    17.8    18.8    17.7
      Nevada.............    49.0    45.2    48.9    45.1   231.5   224.2   232.1   223.8    15.2    14.3    14.9    14.2
      New Hampshire......    76.8    68.6    75.9    68.7   141.5   141.0   141.0   140.3    12.8    12.3    12.8    12.3
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   303.5   274.6   300.3   276.0   874.0   849.1   863.2   838.0    93.4    88.1    92.1    88.7
      New Mexico.........    35.4    31.7    35.5    31.4   144.5   136.7   144.4   135.8    16.4    15.6    15.6    15.4
      New York...........   540.4   498.1   536.0   491.6 1,539.1 1,475.7 1,519.5 1,455.9   266.0   254.3   263.9   254.8
      North Carolina.....   519.2   450.5   513.5   443.5   773.7   735.4   768.7   731.1    72.4    67.7    71.3    66.9
      North Dakota.......    26.9    23.9    26.8    23.9    78.1    79.9    78.2    79.7     7.5     7.2     7.5     7.2
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   750.4   617.8   739.5   612.5 1,041.1 1,003.0 1,038.3   997.9    86.5    80.4    86.8    79.6
      Oklahoma...........   152.0   135.2   151.3   135.6   289.8   286.7   289.6   285.5    29.3    28.7    29.4    28.7
      Oregon.............   196.7   169.1   198.4   168.6   336.0   311.3   337.2   314.4    36.6    35.5    36.1    35.6
      Pennsylvania.......   652.3   578.2   648.7   575.6 1,131.2 1,095.1 1,119.2 1,082.5   107.4    98.9   106.2    98.4
      Rhode Island.......    48.6    43.2    46.0    41.5    78.2    74.1    77.2    73.6    10.8    10.0    10.4     9.8
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   244.6   215.3   243.7   213.8   375.2   357.5   374.6   356.0    29.1    30.0    29.1    30.0
      South Dakota.......    43.2    38.1    43.2    38.1    83.0    82.9    83.2    82.4     7.0     6.9     7.0     7.0
      Tennessee..........   367.0   316.8   359.3   320.8   602.8   572.8   601.3   571.3    51.3    46.3    50.2    46.0
      Texas..............   931.0   850.2   927.5   847.3 2,144.5 2,052.6 2,144.4 2,041.6   219.5   205.4   217.8   202.6
      Utah...............   126.8   113.8   126.6   112.9   248.8   240.4   248.1   240.4    31.5    29.8    31.0    29.6
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    35.3    30.7    35.3    30.5    59.7    57.2    58.9    56.7     5.7     5.5     5.8     5.5
      Virginia...........   266.8   240.8   265.3   236.5   661.3   641.5   660.2   640.8    88.6    80.0    88.2    79.6
      Washington.........   294.8   267.8   296.6   269.9   554.7   530.6   557.1   535.3   106.0   101.8   107.2   102.3
      West Virginia......    57.0    50.7    56.6    50.0   142.1   136.3   142.2   135.4    11.2    10.4    11.2    10.5
      Wisconsin..........   501.8   444.4   499.9   442.1   545.8   517.7   540.4   518.5    50.7    49.6    50.4    49.6
      Wyoming............    10.0     9.8    10.0     9.8    56.9    56.3    57.3    56.9     4.0     4.1     4.0     4.1
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico........   101.5    92.0   102.2    90.8   182.1   172.7   179.7   171.0    20.6    19.3    20.6    18.8






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                                Financial activities         Professional and business     Education and health services 
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                            2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............    99.8    99.1    99.9    97.2   221.9   202.8   220.8   203.3   210.5   216.6   210.4   216.4
      Alaska.............    15.2    15.0    15.3    15.1    27.7    27.8    27.8    28.0    37.5    38.5    37.7    38.8
      Arizona............   176.7   167.5   174.9   166.7   386.8   340.6   387.4   341.0   317.6   317.6   318.6   315.4
      Arkansas...........    52.7    49.7    52.2    49.7   117.5   111.5   116.8   111.2   156.1   167.8   155.3   166.3
      California.........   856.0   803.8   848.6   802.7 2,253.5 2,122.7 2,250.5 2,120.0 1,720.4 1,737.3 1,690.0 1,708.7
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   156.7   147.5   156.6   147.9   358.4   328.1   357.7   330.6   249.4   259.0   249.1   257.4
      Connecticut........   145.3   140.3   145.1   140.2   210.3   192.9   207.4   191.1   294.3   297.1   291.8   294.7
      Delaware ..........    46.3    44.6    46.4    44.3    59.8    54.2    59.4    53.9    60.1    61.5    59.9    61.2
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia.........    28.4    27.3    28.3    26.8   155.3   150.3   154.2   151.7    97.8   101.3    99.2   100.4
      Florida............   527.1   504.0   525.8   502.5 1,154.4 1,064.6 1,147.8 1,057.7 1,039.9 1,044.1 1,031.2 1,036.4
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia............   225.5   211.5   225.6   211.0   566.5   513.4   557.0   514.5   458.5   468.4   459.4   469.8
      Hawaii ............    29.6    28.6    29.4    28.3    75.3    73.0    75.1    73.1    74.6    75.9    73.8    74.9
      Idaho .............    31.9    31.0    32.3    31.2    82.8    79.3    82.7    78.4    77.8    78.4    77.7    78.1
      Illinois...........   396.8   378.3   394.7   375.9   875.6   808.3   873.6   806.6   796.1   798.3   793.5   792.6
      Indiana............   137.4   134.6   137.8   135.4   289.0   267.2   285.9   264.8   400.6   408.5   397.5   403.6
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   103.8   103.6   103.8   103.9   124.4   112.8   124.9   114.4   201.5   205.9   197.3   200.1
      Kansas.............    73.8    71.7    73.9    73.2   149.7   138.3   149.4   138.1   176.6   176.1   174.1   175.9
      Kentucky...........    92.3    90.1    92.5    88.5   185.2   173.0   182.8   171.0   244.2   245.4   244.3   247.0
      Louisiana..........    95.7    91.7    95.1    91.9   206.1   202.8   203.8   201.1   254.3   256.9   254.0   257.1
      Maine..............    33.2    32.3    33.4    32.3    57.8    57.3    57.6    57.0   116.8   118.2   116.9   118.2
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland...........   154.8   144.5   153.6   143.9   402.9   400.2   403.6   398.7   381.5   391.4   380.8   391.5
      Massachusetts......   223.6   210.9   224.5   211.0   497.5   465.8   495.1   465.3   625.8   639.3   629.9   639.4
      Michigan...........   208.1   194.8   206.0   194.1   570.5   500.5   551.7   495.2   606.1   610.7   599.6   609.0
      Minnesota..........   178.5   176.0   178.9   175.2   332.3   300.0   331.9   300.0   439.4   452.9   438.3   451.9
      Mississippi........    47.2    44.4    47.1    44.3    95.7    86.1    93.7    85.0   125.6   128.4   124.7   127.6
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   167.1   163.3   167.0   163.7   345.4   332.2   344.7   331.4   390.5   398.4   390.9   398.3
      Montana............    22.1    21.8    22.3    22.2    41.9    40.1    42.2    40.7    60.3    63.1    59.6    62.0
      Nebraska...........    69.7    69.1    69.6    68.8   107.1    99.7   106.5   100.9   131.8   134.1   131.5   134.2
      Nevada.............    62.0    58.0    61.6    57.4   154.3   142.3   150.7   140.0    95.8    98.6    95.4    97.6
      New Hampshire......    38.6    37.5    38.6    37.2    67.8    65.8    67.2    67.0   104.9   106.8   104.9   105.4
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   274.2   259.1   272.8   258.7   625.5   585.1   624.7   590.4   593.7   599.4   585.2   591.9
      New Mexico.........    34.9    33.9    35.0    34.6   108.5   105.5   109.3   104.4   112.8   116.2   111.5   115.1
      New York...........   730.0   690.8   734.3   693.8 1,173.4 1,121.5 1,178.5 1,122.1 1,605.8 1,637.2 1,578.7 1,609.9
      North Carolina.....   214.5   201.5   214.6   202.0   509.6   468.1   507.0   470.8   533.6   539.6   528.9   537.3
      North Dakota.......    20.4    20.3    20.5    20.5    31.0    30.4    31.0    30.2    52.1    53.6    52.0    53.4
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   292.5   282.1   291.6   285.9   676.4   621.9   677.0   619.7   806.3   819.8   801.4   817.4
      Oklahoma...........    83.6    80.9    83.8    81.3   185.8   171.2   184.2   173.4   197.8   198.1   197.4   198.5
      Oregon.............   102.6    95.3   103.0    95.5   198.0   182.9   200.4   184.1   217.5   223.2   214.7   222.1
      Pennsylvania.......   333.6   318.8   334.2   317.1   718.6   676.7   718.4   674.7 1,080.1 1,106.0 1,078.0 1,099.3
      Rhode Island.......    33.5    32.5    33.6    32.8    56.2    53.2    55.7    53.0    97.1    97.1    95.7    95.8
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   107.5   103.8   108.3   104.5   224.7   216.3   220.1   216.8   206.3   208.0   206.1   207.9
      South Dakota.......    31.6    30.4    31.4    31.1    28.6    26.9    28.5    27.0    61.8    63.3    61.4    62.8
      Tennessee..........   146.0   138.2   145.9   137.1   326.8   303.2   322.0   301.8   356.1   365.6   354.9   363.4
      Texas..............   652.5   649.6   652.2   651.4 1,347.3 1,282.7 1,340.9 1,298.2 1,280.1 1,340.8 1,290.3 1,350.2
      Utah...............    74.2    71.3    74.1    71.5   164.5   154.9   164.4   150.9   142.7   146.6   141.7   145.8
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    13.0    12.7    13.1    12.8    23.5    21.5    23.4    21.4    58.0    59.7    58.2    60.1
      Virginia...........   190.6   188.0   190.2   188.2   661.3   642.8   662.9   642.0   440.4   448.2   423.7   425.0
      Washington.........   154.0   148.7   153.4   145.2   353.6   329.8   354.8   333.6   359.9   361.3   355.4   358.2
      West Virginia......    29.9    28.5    29.8    28.3    61.2    59.1    61.0    59.7   116.1   117.7   115.6   117.1
      Wisconsin..........   165.5   160.3   165.7   161.0   284.2   262.2   284.1   264.0   404.6   412.5   404.0   410.1
      Wyoming............    11.8    11.6    11.9    11.7    19.7    18.6    19.7    18.9    24.6    25.0    24.5    25.2
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico........    47.9    43.4    47.7    43.5   106.5   100.8   105.5   101.3   106.3   105.0   102.9   103.5






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                              Leisure and hospitality              Other services                    Government          
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                                June            July            June            July            June            July     
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   180.3   178.9   179.3   179.7    82.7    79.6    82.2    77.4   387.4   382.3   371.8   372.4
      Alaska.............    38.8    38.4    40.2    39.8    11.7    11.7    11.8    11.9    82.8    83.6    78.1    78.9
      Arizona............   269.9   260.2   264.9   255.6   101.3    94.7   101.6    93.1   409.8   394.4   392.5   385.4
      Arkansas...........   104.5   105.2   104.2   104.1    46.4    46.5    46.2    46.4   211.8   217.1   199.0   205.2
      California......... 1,609.2 1,540.2 1,610.6 1,546.8   523.4   508.0   519.1   500.7 2,569.8 2,542.6 2,434.6 2,410.4
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   283.6   270.1   286.5   272.4    95.9    93.3    96.5    93.6   382.0   389.3   364.6   371.3
      Connecticut........   147.4   145.2   147.9   150.2    64.6    64.3    64.4    64.1   252.3   249.8   233.5   228.9
      Delaware ..........    44.5    43.5    45.2    44.4    20.8    20.6    20.7    20.5    61.5    59.6    60.4    58.1
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia.........    58.8    60.2    59.0    60.1    66.2    65.9    66.9    65.1   234.3   238.8   248.1   260.4
      Florida............   957.3   913.0   933.3   902.5   346.8   334.4   337.9   328.9 1,044.4 1,035.1 1,043.4 1,034.3
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia............   405.1   398.9   402.3   396.9   162.6   157.7   161.7   155.6   686.7   682.6   664.8   662.3
      Hawaii ............   108.5   102.1   107.6   101.6    27.3    26.6    26.8    26.1   125.9   127.9   118.4   120.6
      Idaho .............    66.6    62.5    68.0    63.6    21.2    20.3    21.1    20.0   119.7   122.8   113.4   114.1
      Illinois...........   558.6   541.5   555.3   542.4   268.3   263.4   273.9   267.0   850.2   850.2   826.8   826.6
      Indiana............   297.4   302.4   295.2   296.0   114.0   110.8   113.3   111.0   422.3   416.0   392.3   392.3
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   143.2   140.9   141.7   141.3    58.5    56.9    58.3    57.0   256.1   256.7   231.4   232.1
      Kansas.............   120.2   117.8   118.1   118.0    53.5    54.6    53.7    53.5   260.3   259.0   234.9   238.2
      Kentucky...........   178.9   180.0   179.6   178.9    75.7    74.5    75.4    75.5   321.9   318.3   311.4   308.1
      Louisiana..........   200.4   198.7   198.5   196.9    69.5    70.5    68.9    69.8   360.4   366.1   350.5   360.7
      Maine..............    68.6    66.5    75.9    73.2    20.3    19.8    20.7    20.2   104.9   103.5    91.9    91.6
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland...........   254.3   250.9   254.7   256.3   120.0   115.0   119.3   120.9   482.6   486.9   472.7   478.1
      Massachusetts......   328.9   326.1   334.3   337.4   124.1   121.0   126.0   121.8   438.7   434.5   405.8   398.4
      Michigan...........   424.1   413.4   420.9   417.3   179.0   173.0   177.8   171.0   639.8   636.8   588.6   586.2
      Minnesota..........   261.8   254.1   259.6   259.0   120.4   116.0   119.1   115.3   426.5   428.0   391.7   397.7
      Mississippi........   128.3   124.8   126.4   123.7    37.7    37.4    37.1    37.3   245.5   255.2   234.9   248.5
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   299.0   290.5   293.7   289.4   122.8   118.3   122.4   118.2   446.9   450.7   402.9   406.8
      Montana............    63.4    63.4    66.3    66.1    17.9    17.7    17.7    17.5    88.1    88.7    83.8    85.2
      Nebraska...........    85.8    86.3    85.6    85.3    35.6    36.0    35.3    35.6   166.6   169.5   155.5   162.6
      Nevada.............   340.0   315.2   336.1   313.4    37.5    37.1    37.2    37.0   160.1   155.9   153.7   149.3
      New Hampshire......    69.6    67.5    74.1    72.0    22.4    22.3    22.6    23.4    92.9    96.4    82.8    83.7
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   371.8   358.0   374.1   372.5   169.6   171.3   168.7   173.7   662.2   660.4   627.5   618.5
      New Mexico.........    88.9    86.3    89.2    86.1    32.4    31.3    32.3    32.1   195.7   198.9   189.3   191.6
      New York...........   753.1   744.2   767.4   764.3   371.9   371.3   370.4   380.1 1,527.1 1,524.2 1,495.7 1,524.1
      North Carolina.....   414.8   407.4   413.7   410.1   179.8   181.7   186.3   178.3   693.4   699.3   616.7   619.6
      North Dakota.......    34.7    36.3    34.4    35.8    15.5    15.0    15.2    14.9    74.7    77.5    65.2    68.4
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   526.7   530.6   523.7   535.6   222.9   218.5   221.8   218.1   793.3   783.0   758.3   753.2
      Oklahoma...........   147.8   150.0   146.6   148.7    63.9    62.8    63.7    62.5   315.2   326.7   305.0   314.5
      Oregon.............   178.9   171.6   181.4   172.9    61.8    60.5    61.4    60.6   307.3   309.4   282.4   283.1
      Pennsylvania.......   537.7   526.7   539.8   528.9   258.2   253.3   258.6   254.9   745.1   745.6   689.9   698.1
      Rhode Island.......    55.8    54.6    55.8    55.9    23.2    22.5    23.4    22.7    64.4    62.7    60.3    57.7
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   231.4   215.3   230.1   219.9    72.5    72.8    71.8    73.6   348.3   343.0   313.4   311.3
      South Dakota.......    47.1    46.7    47.6    47.1    16.1    15.9    16.2    16.1    77.0    78.2    72.1    73.6
      Tennessee..........   284.6   281.5   283.7   281.4   106.3   102.6   104.5   101.9   405.2   418.0   403.2   417.1
      Texas.............. 1,044.1 1,048.5 1,031.3 1,042.4   367.5   367.5   366.2   366.8 1,766.4 1,802.2 1,695.6 1,742.7
      Utah...............   116.8   113.3   117.3   113.8    36.0    33.5    36.7    34.8   213.6   219.9   196.3   199.9
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    32.4    30.4    33.7    31.8    10.0     9.8     9.9     9.8    53.1    53.3    44.5    45.4
      Virginia...........   372.2   367.3   372.9   368.9   190.7   185.8   191.1   186.8   696.0   708.6   671.3   682.0
      Washington.........   293.8   300.8   295.9   303.3   108.8   108.6   109.5   109.2   553.2   551.7   531.4   526.0
      West Virginia......    75.0    73.5    75.6    73.6    56.3    55.7    56.0    55.6   144.3   145.3   141.9   141.6
      Wisconsin..........   276.9   275.3   280.0   280.2   140.7   135.1   140.3   131.5   421.9   428.4   389.5   397.0
      Wyoming............    38.8    37.4    40.2    39.4    12.3    12.0    12.4    12.2    71.3    72.8    64.9    66.4
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico........    73.9    72.0    73.3    71.5    16.7    15.3    16.3    14.5   316.4   316.1   299.1   311.9

        1 Mining and logging is combined with construction.
        p = preliminary.
        NOTE:  Data are counts of jobs by place of work.  Estimates are currently projected from 2008 benchmark levels. 
     Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes
     available.
     
     
     
     

Last Modified Date: August 25, 2009
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