Economic News Release

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release


Technical information:
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Media contact:  (202) 691-5902        Tuesday, October 21, 2008


     (NOTE:  This release was reissued on Friday, October 24, 2008, 
   to correct Montana August 2008 total nonfarm, manufacturing, and 
   government payroll employment data.  These data appear in tables 
   C, 5, and 6.  Additionally, the analysis of employment data in 
   the text was revised to reflect these corrections.  The correc-
   tions did not affect any other tables in the release or the 
   analysis of unemployment data.)


    REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT:  SEPTEMBER 2008

   Regional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed
in September but up substantially over the year.  Overall, 21 states
and the District of Columbia recorded over-the-month unemployment rate
increases, 23 states registered decreases, and 6 states had no change,
the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported
today.  Over the year, jobless rates were up in 47 states and the District
of Columbia and down in 3 states.  The national unemployment rate was un-
changed in September at 6.1 percent but was up from 4.7 percent a year 
earlier.

   In September, nonfarm payroll employment rose in 9 states and fell
in 41 states and the District of Columbia.  The largest over-the-month
gains in the level of employment occurred in Missouri (+3,800), Nebraska
(+2,200), Wyoming (+1,800), West Virginia (+1,500), and Virginia (+1,300).
Wyoming experienced the largest over-the-month percentage increase in em-
ployment (+0.6 percent), followed by Nebraska and West Virginia (+0.2 per-
cent each) and Arkansas, Missouri, and North Dakota (+0.1 percent each).
The largest over-the-month employment level decreases occurred in Michigan
(-28,300), Georgia (-22,300), Louisiana (-17,500), South Carolina (-14,800),
and Arizona and Kentucky (-13,200 each).  The District of Columbia (-1.2 
percent) recorded the largest over-the-month percentage decrease in employ-
ment, followed by Louisiana (-0.9 percent), South Carolina (-0.8 percent), 
and Idaho, Kentucky, and Michigan (-0.7 percent each).  Over the year, non-
farm employment increased in 24 states and the District of Columbia and 
decreased in 26 states.  The largest over-the-year percentage increases 
in employment occurred in Wyoming (+2.8 percent), Texas (+2.4 percent), 
the District of Columbia (+2.0 percent), and South Dakota (+1.6 percent).  
Rhode Island recorded the largest over-the-year percentage decrease in 
employment (-2.6 percent), followed by Arizona (-2.2 percent), Michigan 
(-1.8 percent), Georgia (-1.5 percent), Florida (-1.4 percent), and Idaho 
(-1.2 percent).

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

   In September, the West and Midwest regions posted the highest jobless
rates, 6.6 and 6.5 percent, respectively.  The Northeast and South re-
corded the lowest unemployment rates, 5.7 and 5.9 percent, respectively.
No region registered a statistically significant unemployment rate change
from the previous month.  In contrast, all four regions reported signifi-
cant jobless rate increases from September 2007:  the West (+1.8 percent-
age points), South (+1.5 points), Northeast (+1.3 points), and Midwest
(+1.2 points).  (See table 1.)


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   Among the nine geographic divisions, the Pacific and East North Central
reported the highest unemployment rates in September, 7.2 and 7.0 percent,
respectively.  The West South Central again recorded the lowest jobless
rate, 5.1 percent, followed closely by the Mountain and West North Central,
at 5.2 percent each.  No division reported a statistically significant over-
the-month unemployment rate change.  Over the year, however, all nine divi-
sions had significant rate increases:  the East South Central, Pacific, and
South Atlantic (+1.8 percentage points each); Mountain (+1.5 points); East
North Central and New England (+1.3 points each); Middle Atlantic (+1.2 
points); West North Central (+0.8 point); and West South Central (+0.7
point).

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

   In September, Rhode Island and Michigan posted the highest jobless rates,
8.8 and 8.7 percent, respectively.  Eight additional states recorded rates
of 7.0 percent or more:  Mississippi, 7.8 percent; California, 7.7 percent;
Nevada and South Carolina, 7.3 percent each; Ohio and Tennessee, 7.2 per-
cent each; Kentucky, 7.1 percent; and North Carolina, 7.0 percent.  The
District of Columbia also had a rate of 7.0 percent.  South Dakota again
registered the lowest unemployment rate, 3.2 percent, followed by Wyoming,
at 3.3 percent, Nebraska and Utah, at 3.5 percent each, North Dakota, at
3.6 percent, and Oklahoma, at 3.8 percent.  Overall, 11 states recorded
significantly higher jobless rates than the U.S. figure of 6.1 percent, 23
states reported measurably lower rates, and 16 states and the District of
Columbia had rates little different from that of the nation.  (See tables A
and 3.)

   Six states reported statistically significant over-the-month jobless
rate increases in September:  Tennessee (+0.6 percentage point), Idaho
(+0.4 point), Hawaii (+0.3 point), Montana and Nevada (+0.2 point each),
and Texas (+0.1 point).  Four states had statistically significant unem-
ployment rate decreases between August and September:  New Mexico and
Wyoming (-0.6 percentage point each) and Iowa and Virginia (-0.3 point
each).  The remaining 40 states and the District of Columbia registered
September unemployment rates that were not appreciably different from
those of a month earlier, even though some had changes that were at least
as large numerically as the significant changes.
   
   Forty-five states and the District of Columbia had statistically signi-
ficant jobless rate increases from September 2007.  Rhode Island reported
the largest rate increase (+3.7 percentage points) from a year earlier.
The states with the next largest rate increases were Florida (+2.4 points);
Idaho, Nevada, North Carolina, and Tennessee (+2.3 points each); Arizona and
California (+2.1 points each); and Georgia (+2.0 points).  Twenty-four other
states and the District of Columbia posted over-the-year rate increases of
1.0 percentage point or more, and 12 additional states had smaller, but also
statistically significant, rate increases from September 2007.  Two states
experienced statistically significant unemployment rate decreases from a year
earlier--Arkansas (-0.6 percentage point) and Oklahoma (-0.5 point).  The re-
maining three states recorded September 2008 jobless rates that were not ap-
preciably different from those of a year earlier.  (See table B.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

   Between August and September 2008, 10 states and the District of Columbia
registered statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were
decreases.  The statistically significant job losses occurred in Michigan
(-28,300), Georgia (-22,300), Louisiana (-17,500), South Carolina (-14,800),
Arizona and Kentucky (-13,200 each), Washington (-12,900), Wisconsin (-12,400),
the District of Columbia (-8,500), Oregon (-7,300), and Idaho (-4,900).  (See 
tables C and 5.)


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    Over the year, eight states experienced statistically significant changes
in employment.  The largest statistically significant job gain occurred in 
Texas (+247,900), followed by Nebraska (+12,800) and Wyoming (+8,200).  The sta-
tistically significant over-the-year decreases occurred in Florida (-115,500),
Michigan (-77,900), Georgia (-61,100), Arizona (-59,200), and Rhode Island
(-12,600).  (See table D.)


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   The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment release for September is
scheduled to be issued on Wednesday, October 29.  The Regional and State Employ-
ment and Unemployment release for October is scheduled to be issued on Friday,
November 21.





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   |                            Recent Tropical Storms                       |
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   |   Hurricane Ike struck the east coast of Texas and portions of coastal  |
   |Louisiana on September 13th in the midst of the establishment survey re- |
   |ference period.  For the weather conditions to have affected payroll em- |
   |ployment, people would have had to be off work for the entire pay period |
   |and not paid for the time missed.  Therefore, it is unlikely the storm   |
   |had substantial effects on the state employment estimates.               |
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   |   In the Current Population Survey of households, which provides inputs |
   |for the model-based estimation of labor force and unemployment for the   |
   |areas included in this release, people who miss work for weather-related |
   |events are counted as employed whether or not they are paid for the time |
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   |                            Hurricane Katrina                            |
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   |   For September, BLS and its state partners continued to make modifica- |
   |tions to the usual estimation procedures for the LAUS program to reflect |
   |the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the labor force statistics in affected|
   |areas.  These modifications included:  (1) modifying the state population|
   |controls to account for displacement due to Katrina; (2) developing labor|
   |force estimates for the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner metropolitan area    |
   |using an alternative to the model-based method; and (3) not publishing   |
   |labor force estimates for the months immediately following the hurricane |
   |for the parishes within the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner metropolitan area|
   |and cities within those parishes, where the quality of input data was    |
   |severely compromised by the hurricane.                                   |
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   |   For more information on LAUS procedures and estimates for September   |
   |2008, see Hurricane Information:  Katrina and Rita on the BLS Web site   |
   |at http://www.bls.gov/Katrina/home.htm or call (202) 691-6392.           |
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Table A.  States with unemployment rates significantly differ-
ent from that of the U.S., September 2008, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
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United States (1) ...................|           6.1
                                     |              
Arkansas ............................|           4.9
California ..........................|           7.7
Colorado ............................|           5.2
Delaware ............................|           4.8
Hawaii ..............................|           4.5
Idaho ...............................|           5.0
Illinois ............................|           6.9
Iowa ................................|           4.2
Kansas ..............................|           4.8
Kentucky ............................|           7.1
                                     |              
Maryland ............................|           4.6
Massachusetts .......................|           5.3
Michigan ............................|           8.7
Mississippi .........................|           7.8
Montana .............................|           4.6
Nebraska ............................|           3.5
Nevada ..............................|           7.3
New Hampshire .......................|           4.1
New Mexico ..........................|           4.0
North Carolina ......................|           7.0
                                     |              
North Dakota ........................|           3.6
Ohio ................................|           7.2
Oklahoma ............................|           3.8
Rhode Island ........................|           8.8
South Carolina ......................|           7.3
South Dakota ........................|           3.2
Tennessee ...........................|           7.2
Texas ...............................|           5.1
Utah ................................|           3.5
Vermont .............................|           5.2
                                     |              
Virginia ............................|           4.3
West Virginia .......................|           4.5
Wisconsin ...........................|           5.0
Wyoming .............................|           3.3
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   1 Data are not preliminary.
   p = preliminary.



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Table B.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from September 2007 to September 2008, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |                
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             State              | September | September | rate change(p) 
                                |   2007    |   2008(p) |                
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Alabama ........................|     3.5   |     5.3   |       1.8
Alaska .........................|     6.3   |     6.8   |        .5
Arizona ........................|     3.8   |     5.9   |       2.1
Arkansas .......................|     5.5   |     4.9   |       -.6
California .....................|     5.6   |     7.7   |       2.1
Colorado .......................|     4.0   |     5.2   |       1.2
Connecticut ....................|     4.6   |     6.1   |       1.5
Delaware .......................|     3.3   |     4.8   |       1.5
District of Columbia ...........|     5.7   |     7.0   |       1.3
Florida ........................|     4.2   |     6.6   |       2.4
                                |           |           |          
Georgia ........................|     4.5   |     6.5   |       2.0
Hawaii .........................|     2.8   |     4.5   |       1.7
Idaho ..........................|     2.7   |     5.0   |       2.3
Illinois .......................|     5.2   |     6.9   |       1.7
Indiana ........................|     4.5   |     6.2   |       1.7
Iowa ...........................|     3.8   |     4.2   |        .4
Kansas .........................|     4.0   |     4.8   |        .8
Kentucky .......................|     5.4   |     7.1   |       1.7
Louisiana ......................|     3.9   |     5.2   |       1.3
Maine ..........................|     4.9   |     5.6   |        .7
                                |           |           |          
Maryland .......................|     3.6   |     4.6   |       1.0
Massachusetts ..................|     4.4   |     5.3   |        .9
Michigan .......................|     7.3   |     8.7   |       1.4
Minnesota ......................|     4.6   |     5.9   |       1.3
Mississippi ....................|     6.3   |     7.8   |       1.5
Missouri .......................|     5.3   |     6.4   |       1.1
Montana ........................|     3.2   |     4.6   |       1.4
Nebraska .......................|     3.1   |     3.5   |        .4
Nevada .........................|     5.0   |     7.3   |       2.3
New Hampshire ..................|     3.4   |     4.1   |        .7
                                |           |           |          
New Jersey .....................|     4.2   |     5.8   |       1.6
New Mexico .....................|     3.4   |     4.0   |        .6
New York .......................|     4.5   |     5.8   |       1.3
North Carolina .................|     4.7   |     7.0   |       2.3
North Dakota ...................|     3.3   |     3.6   |        .3
Ohio ...........................|     5.7   |     7.2   |       1.5
Oklahoma .......................|     4.3   |     3.8   |       -.5
Oregon .........................|     5.3   |     6.4   |       1.1
Pennsylvania ...................|     4.4   |     5.7   |       1.3
Rhode Island ...................|     5.1   |     8.8   |       3.7
                                |           |           |          
South Carolina .................|     5.9   |     7.3   |       1.4
South Dakota ...................|     2.9   |     3.2   |        .3
Tennessee ......................|     4.9   |     7.2   |       2.3
Texas ..........................|     4.3   |     5.1   |        .8
Utah ...........................|     2.8   |     3.5   |        .7
Vermont ........................|     3.9   |     5.2   |       1.3
Virginia .......................|     3.1   |     4.3   |       1.2
Washington .....................|     4.6   |     5.8   |       1.2
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Table C.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
August 2008 to September 2008, seasonally adjusted

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                              |    August   |   September | Over-the-month
            State             |     2008    |     2008(p) |    change(p)  
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Arizona.......................|   2,624,700 |   2,611,500 |     -13,200
District of Columbia..........|     716,300 |     707,800 |      -8,500
Georgia.......................|   4,115,100 |   4,092,800 |     -22,300
Idaho.........................|     653,900 |     649,000 |      -4,900
Kentucky......................|   1,877,400 |   1,864,200 |     -13,200
Louisiana.....................|   1,956,800 |   1,939,300 |     -17,500
Michigan......................|   4,199,900 |   4,171,600 |     -28,300
Oregon........................|   1,729,400 |   1,722,100 |      -7,300
South Carolina................|   1,960,800 |   1,946,000 |     -14,800
Washington....................|   2,971,300 |   2,958,400 |     -12,900
Wisconsin.....................|   2,874,400 |   2,862,000 |     -12,400
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   p = preliminary.



 

Table D.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
September 2007 to September 2008, seasonally adjusted

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                              |  September  |  September  | Over-the-year
            State             |    2007     |    2008(p)  |    change(p) 
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Arizona.......................|   2,670,700 |   2,611,500 |     -59,200
Florida.......................|   8,014,500 |   7,899,000 |    -115,500
Georgia.......................|   4,153,900 |   4,092,800 |     -61,100
Michigan......................|   4,249,500 |   4,171,600 |     -77,900
Nebraska......................|     965,800 |     978,600 |      12,800
Rhode Island..................|     490,800 |     478,200 |     -12,600
Texas.........................|  10,394,700 |  10,642,600 |     247,900
Wyoming.......................|     290,100 |     298,300 |       8,200
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   p = preliminary.







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Technical Note

   This release presents labor force and unemployment data for census
regions and divisions, states, and selected substate areas from the
Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program (tables 1 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, 2007.  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 39 percent
of CES published series which have insufficient sample for direct sample-based
estimates.

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

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

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



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Reliability of the estimates

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

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

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

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

Additional information

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

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

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







LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA

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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                        Unemployed                               
                                                                                                                                 
                             Civilian labor force                                                                                
 Census region and                                                                                                               
      division                                                          Number                      Percent of labor force       
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                       Sept.    July     Aug.     Sept.    Sept.    July     Aug.     Sept.    Sept.    July     Aug.     Sept.  
                       2007     2008     2008     2008     2007     2008     2008     2008     2007     2008     2008     2008   
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
Northeast........... 27,938.6 28,127.6 28,202.0 28,327.3  1,242.3  1,501.2  1,648.7  1,621.4    4.4      5.3      5.8      5.7   
                                                                                                                                 
  New England.......  7,650.1  7,686.7  7,674.1  7,691.1    337.1    415.1    440.7    436.9    4.4      5.4      5.7      5.7   
  Middle Atlantic... 20,288.5 20,440.9 20,528.0 20,636.2    905.1  1,086.1  1,208.0  1,184.5    4.5      5.3      5.9      5.7   
                                                                                                                                 
South............... 54,545.9 55,187.3 55,233.4 55,284.4  2,401.0  3,055.0  3,175.8  3,248.5    4.4      5.5      5.7      5.9   
                                                                                                                                 
  South Atlantic.... 29,311.0 29,774.4 29,730.0 29,709.1  1,250.3  1,721.9  1,801.0  1,810.5    4.3      5.8      6.1      6.1   
  East South Central  8,599.1  8,584.7  8,578.6  8,588.8    421.6    564.1    550.6    578.2    4.9      6.6      6.4      6.7   
  West South Central 16,635.7 16,828.2 16,924.8 16,986.5    729.2    769.0    824.2    859.8    4.4      4.6      4.9      5.1   
                                                                                                                                 
Midwest............. 34,921.1 34,929.6 34,918.9 34,933.6  1,836.8  2,258.8  2,323.7  2,255.6    5.3      6.5      6.7      6.5   
                                                                                                                                 
  East North Central 24,009.5 24,001.6 23,987.5 23,981.0  1,357.8  1,695.2  1,736.9  1,681.9    5.7      7.1      7.2      7.0   
  West North Central 10,911.6 10,928.0 10,931.4 10,952.6    479.0    563.6    586.7    573.7    4.4      5.2      5.4      5.2   
                                                                                                                                 
West................ 35,588.3 35,972.7 36,007.2 36,170.0  1,721.9  2,263.9  2,384.4  2,392.9    4.8      6.3      6.6      6.6   
                                                                                                                                 
  Mountain.......... 10,967.5 11,137.3 11,139.9 11,195.7    402.0    545.9    582.8    584.2    3.7      4.9      5.2      5.2   
  Pacific........... 24,620.8 24,835.4 24,867.3 24,974.2  1,319.8  1,718.0  1,801.6  1,808.6    5.4      6.9      7.2      7.2   

   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.







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                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                           August          September           August          September           August          September    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2007     2008     2007     2008     2007     2008     2007     2008     2007     2008     2007     2008  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,118.2 28,539.8 27,832.1 28,201.1  1,215.5  1,612.2  1,182.9  1,551.2    4.3      5.6      4.3      5.5  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,714.3  7,782.4  7,626.6  7,661.9    326.4    429.6    324.3    421.0    4.2      5.5      4.3      5.5  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,403.9 20,757.4 20,205.5 20,539.2    889.2  1,182.6    858.6  1,130.2    4.4      5.7      4.2      5.5  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 54,387.7 55,471.1 54,561.3 55,250.4  2,399.9  3,229.9  2,369.7  3,208.0    4.4      5.8      4.3      5.8  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,268.8 29,887.9 29,312.6 29,679.3  1,264.4  1,840.5  1,244.9  1,798.4    4.3      6.2      4.2      6.1  
  East South Central  8,565.7  8,608.8  8,602.8  8,586.6    413.0    553.5    405.1    561.5    4.8      6.4      4.7      6.5  
  West South Central 16,553.3 16,974.4 16,646.0 16,984.5    722.5    835.9    719.7    848.0    4.4      4.9      4.3      5.0  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,966.1 35,157.7 34,893.0 34,872.4  1,771.4  2,264.4  1,727.3  2,129.9    5.1      6.4      5.0      6.1  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 24,071.0 24,173.7 23,999.9 23,946.0  1,318.6  1,695.9  1,272.1  1,582.8    5.5      7.0      5.3      6.6  
  West North Central 10,895.0 10,984.0 10,893.1 10,926.4    452.8    568.5    455.2    547.0    4.2      5.2      4.2      5.0  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,531.3 36,218.7 35,627.2 36,185.2  1,677.5  2,372.3  1,650.2  2,309.9    4.7      6.5      4.6      6.4  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 10,945.4 11,203.5 10,998.7 11,220.4    395.4    581.0    390.3    570.6    3.6      5.2      3.5      5.1  
  Pacific........... 24,586.0 25,015.2 24,628.5 24,964.7  1,282.2  1,791.3  1,259.9  1,739.3    5.2      7.2      5.1      7.0  

   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
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                           Sept.     July      Aug.     Sept.      Sept.     July      Aug.     Sept.    Sept. July  Aug. Sept.
                           2007      2008      2008     2008p      2007      2008      2008     2008p    2007  2008  2008 2008p
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama................   2,186.1   2,177.4   2,175.2   2,170.2     77.3     111.5     107.6     115.7    3.5   5.1   4.9   5.3
Alaska.................     353.2     359.2     360.9     360.4     22.3      24.6      24.8      24.6    6.3   6.8   6.9   6.8
Arizona................   3,040.5   3,087.2   3,100.3   3,134.4    114.1     158.0     173.4     184.0    3.8   5.1   5.6   5.9
Arkansas...............   1,370.2   1,373.5   1,373.4   1,379.7     75.6      62.1      65.5      68.1    5.5   4.5   4.8   4.9
California.............  18,243.8  18,409.1  18,415.2  18,492.2  1,027.2   1,356.1   1,421.3   1,425.0    5.6   7.4   7.7   7.7
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                             
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,938.9   4,957.0   4,940.2   4,938.6    254.4     369.8     387.8     382.9    5.2   7.5   7.9   7.8
Colorado...............   2,724.4   2,763.6   2,745.0   2,749.2    108.3     144.6     147.6     142.2    4.0   5.2   5.4   5.2
Connecticut............   1,872.1   1,889.9   1,890.4   1,898.7     86.8     109.8     122.5     116.4    4.6   5.8   6.5   6.1
Delaware...............     443.0     446.6     447.0     446.5     14.6      19.7      21.7      21.6    3.3   4.4   4.8   4.8
District of Columbia...     325.6     330.0     332.4     332.4     18.5      22.2      22.9      23.2    5.7   6.7   6.9   7.0
Florida................   9,173.4   9,341.5   9,326.0   9,337.7    387.2     578.6     613.2     613.4    4.2   6.2   6.6   6.6
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1)........   1,194.0   1,218.2   1,205.5   1,213.3     45.6      63.4      67.0      69.1    3.8   5.2   5.6   5.7
                                                                                                                               
Georgia................   4,833.3   4,928.3   4,910.1   4,895.0    216.2     295.4     307.2     317.5    4.5   6.0   6.3   6.5
Hawaii.................     648.2     664.6     664.2     667.8     18.1      26.1      28.2      30.2    2.8   3.9   4.2   4.5
Idaho..................     757.1     753.1     754.8     759.3     20.2      30.9      34.4      37.7    2.7   4.1   4.6   5.0
Illinois...............   6,723.7   6,753.1   6,725.9   6,708.0    346.4     489.5     490.7     460.9    5.2   7.2   7.3   6.9
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                          
    Joliet (1).........   4,123.2   4,160.6   4,151.8   4,125.9    201.3     301.3     300.4     273.6    4.9   7.2   7.2   6.6
Indiana................   3,206.5   3,236.7   3,250.0   3,254.5    143.2     203.0     207.6     202.2    4.5   6.3   6.4   6.2
Iowa...................   1,663.4   1,677.5   1,682.1   1,685.3     63.3      72.3      76.4      71.1    3.8   4.3   4.5   4.2
Kansas.................   1,480.8   1,489.7   1,493.6   1,501.4     59.9      67.9      70.1      72.6    4.0   4.6   4.7   4.8
Kentucky...............   2,043.2   2,037.1   2,039.9   2,047.6    110.4     137.3     139.1     145.8    5.4   6.7   6.8   7.1
Louisiana..............   2,002.2   2,010.2   2,048.9   2,053.2     78.0      79.4      96.2     106.1    3.9   4.0   4.7   5.2
Maine..................     704.5     712.0     711.0     711.7     34.3      38.9      39.4      39.8    4.9   5.5   5.5   5.6
                                                                                                                               
Maryland...............   2,984.0   3,020.0   3,016.8   3,004.4    108.3     130.3     136.3     138.8    3.6   4.3   4.5   4.6
Massachusetts..........   3,405.7   3,417.8   3,412.9   3,414.2    148.5     171.8     178.9     182.6    4.4   5.0   5.2   5.3
Michigan...............   5,009.3   4,958.9   4,943.4   4,924.1    365.8     419.2     439.0     429.3    7.3   8.5   8.9   8.7
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Livonia (2)........   2,134.1   2,119.8   2,127.0   2,123.9    167.7     182.5     191.6     180.8    7.9   8.6   9.0   8.5
Minnesota..............   2,930.5   2,936.0   2,937.5   2,941.8    135.6     171.4     180.9     173.8    4.6   5.8   6.2   5.9
Mississippi............   1,318.9   1,332.2   1,329.2   1,326.1     83.0     106.1     102.1     102.8    6.3   8.0   7.7   7.8
Missouri...............   3,038.8   3,016.8   3,007.6   3,010.1    160.9     193.4     200.5     194.0    5.3   6.4   6.7   6.4
Montana................     501.9     504.6     505.4     507.5     15.9      20.3      22.1      23.4    3.2   4.0   4.4   4.6
Nebraska...............     987.3     992.2     996.3     999.7     30.9      33.3      34.7      35.3    3.1   3.4   3.5   3.5
Nevada.................   1,344.0   1,400.1   1,404.5   1,410.0     67.1      92.7      99.1     102.3    5.0   6.6   7.1   7.3
New Hampshire..........     738.5     743.2     744.0     745.8     24.9      29.0      31.1      30.8    3.4   3.9   4.2   4.1
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey.............   4,461.0   4,505.6   4,525.5   4,539.7    187.2     245.5     267.4     263.6    4.2   5.4   5.9   5.8
New Mexico.............     944.1     953.2     957.9     958.1     31.9      39.0      44.3      38.6    3.4   4.1   4.6   4.0
New York...............   9,521.2   9,566.6   9,587.7   9,654.4    432.4     498.7     551.7     561.6    4.5   5.2   5.8   5.8
  New York City........   3,854.0   3,863.6   3,893.0   3,915.7    194.5     193.7     226.1     228.9    5.0   5.0   5.8   5.8
North Carolina.........   4,528.9   4,603.1   4,568.6   4,579.3    214.0     304.7     314.3     318.3    4.7   6.6   6.9   7.0
North Dakota...........     366.8     372.7     372.3     374.3     12.0      13.2      13.3      13.5    3.3   3.5   3.6   3.6
Ohio...................   5,981.5   5,989.5   5,994.7   6,000.3    341.3     432.3     445.2     433.6    5.7   7.2   7.4   7.2
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                            
    Mentor (2).........   1,094.6   1,089.0   1,084.4   1,085.4     65.1      78.2      81.4      77.5    5.9   7.2   7.5   7.1
Oklahoma...............   1,734.1   1,736.7   1,745.1   1,757.3     74.6      71.7      69.9      66.0    4.3   4.1   4.0   3.8
Oregon.................   1,932.9   1,950.9   1,952.7   1,962.5    103.1     115.3     126.3     126.5    5.3   5.9   6.5   6.4
Pennsylvania...........   6,284.1   6,364.4   6,403.4   6,443.9    276.0     340.9     372.2     367.2    4.4   5.4   5.8   5.7
Rhode Island...........     577.2     573.5     571.0     572.7     29.4      44.5      48.8      50.2    5.1   7.8   8.6   8.8
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina.........   2,142.2   2,162.6   2,165.1   2,159.2    126.2     151.9     163.6     157.0    5.9   7.0   7.6   7.3
South Dakota...........     443.9     443.7     445.1     447.4     13.1      13.4      14.6      14.4    2.9   3.0   3.3   3.2
Tennessee..............   3,050.0   3,038.3   3,033.9   3,049.6    149.8     208.0     200.2     219.5    4.9   6.8   6.6   7.2
Texas..................  11,520.8  11,692.1  11,744.5  11,788.3    493.8     548.4     585.1     604.1    4.3   4.7   5.0   5.1
Utah...................   1,372.6   1,385.6   1,383.4   1,387.4     38.4      49.0      50.6      48.3    2.8   3.5   3.7   3.5
Vermont................     352.6     352.7     351.1     353.3     13.6      16.9      17.3      18.3    3.9   4.8   4.9   5.2
Virginia...............   4,067.5   4,148.3   4,144.5   4,143.3    125.9     183.7     190.7     177.8    3.1   4.4   4.6   4.3
Washington.............   3,433.9   3,452.1   3,472.5   3,504.7    159.3     194.7     207.4     204.1    4.6   5.6   6.0   5.8
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1)........   1,447.0   1,457.9   1,461.6   1,478.7     52.8      62.9      69.3      67.7    3.6   4.3   4.7   4.6
West Virginia..........     810.4     805.6     802.4     808.9     38.2      36.3      32.9      36.3    4.7   4.5   4.1   4.5
Wisconsin..............   3,089.8   3,069.2   3,075.3   3,090.0    150.4     150.9     156.4     153.5    4.9   4.9   5.1   5.0
Wyoming................     288.4     291.3     292.6     293.5      8.3      10.4      11.5       9.7    2.9   3.6   3.9   3.3
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico............   1,367.2   1,366.9   1,371.3   1,370.2    150.2     154.9     162.1     160.4   11.0  11.3  11.8  11.7

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







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

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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                             Unemployed                            
                                                                                                                                   
                                  Civilian labor force                                                                             
                                                                                                                                   
    State and area                                                               Number                    Percent of labor force  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                               August            September             August            September          August      September  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                           2007      2008      2007     2008p      2007      2008      2007     2008p    2007   2008   2007   2008p
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama................   2,183.4   2,186.0   2,187.4   2,169.0     86.1     116.0      77.0     114.7    3.9    5.3    3.5    5.3 
Alaska.................     356.8     366.6     354.4     360.9     19.3      21.7      20.0      22.3    5.4    5.9    5.6    6.2 
Arizona................   3,020.9   3,105.8   3,047.4   3,142.5    118.9     181.2     119.7     190.9    3.9    5.8    3.9    6.1 
Arkansas...............   1,367.7   1,380.2   1,373.2   1,381.6     73.9      63.0      69.8      62.9    5.4    4.6    5.1    4.6 
California.............  18,242.9  18,530.5  18,262.0  18,480.1  1,002.6   1,420.3     985.5   1,383.7    5.5    7.7    5.4    7.5 
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                                 
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,939.4   4,958.3   4,953.1   4,944.3    262.2     402.6     257.6     386.4    5.3    8.1    5.2    7.8 
Colorado...............   2,722.8   2,767.0   2,740.0   2,762.1    100.9     143.1     103.1     136.1    3.7    5.2    3.8    4.9 
Connecticut............   1,883.5   1,912.0   1,862.3   1,886.7     85.9     123.3      83.2     111.6    4.6    6.5    4.5    5.9 
Delaware...............     442.0     449.7     438.9     441.9     14.1      22.0      14.0      20.9    3.2    4.9    3.2    4.7 
District of Columbia...     327.8     337.3     325.4     331.7     18.8      23.5      19.3      23.7    5.7    7.0    5.9    7.1 
Florida................   9,162.6   9,388.9   9,206.8   9,367.2    405.6     643.7     409.5     638.1    4.4    6.9    4.4    6.8 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1)........   1,192.0   1,217.0   1,187.0   1,208.7     49.1      75.2      48.3      73.1    4.1    6.2    4.1    6.0 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia................   4,802.9   4,918.3   4,826.8   4,881.4    216.7     311.5     218.9     320.7    4.5    6.3    4.5    6.6 
Hawaii.................     641.7     663.6     645.0     663.6     17.5      28.6      19.0      31.5    2.7    4.3    3.0    4.7 
Idaho..................     757.1     759.7     756.3     758.0     17.7      31.7      15.1      32.3    2.3    4.2    2.0    4.3 
Illinois...............   6,717.4   6,761.4   6,715.5   6,691.6    350.4     490.0     328.8     436.7    5.2    7.2    4.9    6.5 
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                              
    Joliet (1).........   4,119.5   4,157.7   4,106.8   4,104.1    206.3     296.6     196.4     260.7    5.0    7.1    4.8    6.4 
Indiana................   3,208.0   3,268.6   3,204.5   3,251.5    143.4     205.7     132.4     189.0    4.5    6.3    4.1    5.8 
Iowa...................   1,652.4   1,683.6   1,665.0   1,684.3     58.8      71.2      59.2      65.4    3.6    4.2    3.6    3.9 
Kansas.................   1,469.2   1,493.2   1,475.5   1,495.9     59.7      70.0      58.6      72.1    4.1    4.7    4.0    4.8 
Kentucky...............   2,035.6   2,045.7   2,043.9   2,045.6    104.2     133.3     103.6     136.9    5.1    6.5    5.1    6.7 
Louisiana..............   1,999.7   2,063.2   2,001.7   2,052.4     80.7     102.7      77.6     106.9    4.0    5.0    3.9    5.2 
Maine..................     717.1     726.6     705.0     710.7     28.8      34.1      30.2      35.1    4.0    4.7    4.3    4.9 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland...............   2,985.1   3,038.9   2,979.0   2,992.5    105.9     135.7     102.7     133.6    3.5    4.5    3.4    4.5 
Massachusetts..........   3,434.0   3,456.2   3,393.3   3,397.0    145.3     175.3     148.7     181.0    4.2    5.1    4.4    5.3 
Michigan...............   5,032.7   4,983.8   5,008.6   4,917.9    349.7     421.0     348.0     406.1    6.9    8.4    6.9    8.3 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Livonia (2)........   2,152.4   2,153.5   2,138.1   2,121.8    168.6     190.2     166.4     175.5    7.8    8.8    7.8    8.3 
Minnesota..............   2,942.4   2,960.9   2,936.3   2,942.2    124.1     170.8     133.4     168.6    4.2    5.8    4.5    5.7 
Mississippi............   1,304.6   1,327.1   1,314.9   1,319.1     79.8     102.2      79.8      97.9    6.1    7.7    6.1    7.4 
Missouri...............   3,026.2   3,013.2   3,025.8   2,992.3    158.3     197.5     155.8     186.2    5.2    6.6    5.1    6.2 
Montana................     508.7     513.4     500.5     505.8     13.2      19.4      12.0      19.3    2.6    3.8    2.4    3.8 
Nebraska...............     983.4     999.5     979.3     990.8     28.7      32.6      27.1      31.4    2.9    3.3    2.8    3.2 
Nevada.................   1,335.8   1,407.2   1,346.3   1,411.8     64.8      97.6      66.8     102.2    4.9    6.9    5.0    7.2 
New Hampshire..........     745.6     754.4     735.4     741.7     24.9      30.8      23.2      28.7    3.3    4.1    3.2    3.9 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey.............   4,475.2   4,563.1   4,441.6   4,511.4    182.5     262.1     180.6     251.3    4.1    5.7    4.1    5.6 
New Mexico.............     940.5     961.1     943.6     956.7     32.4      45.0      31.2      36.6    3.4    4.7    3.3    3.8 
New York...............   9,599.0   9,705.2   9,481.9   9,598.8    431.6     542.6     423.4     542.2    4.5    5.6    4.5    5.6 
  New York City........   3,861.3   3,917.3   3,841.6   3,897.0    205.3     229.8     193.8     224.1    5.3    5.9    5.0    5.7 
North Carolina.........   4,525.2   4,592.1   4,529.0   4,573.6    210.6     312.0     198.0     300.3    4.7    6.8    4.4    6.6 
North Dakota...........     373.1     381.3     367.7     374.5     11.0      12.4       9.3      10.7    3.0    3.2    2.5    2.8 
Ohio...................   6,013.7   6,059.5   5,983.3   5,998.1    330.9     432.4     328.6     416.2    5.5    7.1    5.5    6.9 
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                                
    Mentor (2).........   1,110.3   1,102.3   1,095.3   1,084.0     66.4      81.4      64.5      75.2    6.0    7.4    5.9    6.9 
Oklahoma...............   1,722.9   1,745.5   1,729.0   1,752.5     72.1      66.5      70.3      61.8    4.2    3.8    4.1    3.5 
Oregon.................   1,940.2   1,973.7   1,936.9   1,963.6     97.4     122.0      92.1     115.1    5.0    6.2    4.8    5.9 
Pennsylvania...........   6,329.7   6,489.1   6,281.9   6,429.0    275.1     377.9     254.6     336.7    4.3    5.8    4.1    5.2 
Rhode Island...........     578.8     578.3     577.4     572.4     29.9      51.0      26.4      47.3    5.2    8.8    4.6    8.3 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina.........   2,145.9   2,184.6   2,137.9   2,152.9    127.0     168.2     127.1     157.9    5.9    7.7    5.9    7.3 
South Dakota...........     448.3     452.2     443.4     446.4     12.1      14.0      11.8      12.8    2.7    3.1    2.7    2.9 
Tennessee..............   3,042.0   3,050.0   3,056.6   3,053.0    142.9     202.0     144.6     212.0    4.7    6.6    4.7    6.9 
Texas..................  11,463.0  11,785.4  11,542.1  11,798.0    495.8     603.7     502.0     616.4    4.3    5.1    4.3    5.2 
Utah...................   1,369.5   1,393.3   1,376.0   1,390.1     40.4      53.3      35.8      45.4    3.0    3.8    2.6    3.3 
Vermont................     355.4     355.1     353.2     353.5     11.5      15.1      12.6      17.2    3.2    4.2    3.6    4.9 
Virginia...............   4,065.6   4,170.0   4,058.4   4,130.1    128.5     193.0     123.2     173.3    3.2    4.6    3.0    4.2 
Washington.............   3,404.4   3,480.8   3,430.2   3,496.7    145.4     198.8     143.3     186.8    4.3    5.7    4.2    5.3 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1)........   1,432.8   1,458.8   1,440.4   1,468.7     48.3      66.0      54.1      69.6    3.4    4.5    3.8    4.7 
West Virginia..........     811.7     808.0     810.4     808.2     37.1      30.9      32.3      30.0    4.6    3.8    4.0    3.7 
Wisconsin..............   3,099.3   3,100.5   3,088.1   3,086.9    144.2     146.8     134.2     134.9    4.7    4.7    4.3    4.4 
Wyoming................     290.1     296.1     288.7     293.6      7.1       9.8       6.6       7.8    2.4    3.3    2.3    2.6 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico............   1,377.6   1,366.0   1,362.7   1,362.7    165.6     171.9     150.8     162.9   12.0   12.6   11.1   12.0 

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







     ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                   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                                                                                                            
                           Sept.    July     Aug.     Sept.   Sept.    July    Aug.   Sept.   Sept.    July    Aug.   Sept. 
                           2007     2008     2008     2008p   2007     2008    2008   2008p   2007     2008    2008   2008p 
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
      Alabama...........  2,009.6  2,014.4  2,013.6  2,011.1   113.6   113.7   113.5   112.8   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Alaska............    317.0    319.4    319.4    319.0    17.2    16.4    16.6    17.0    13.2    12.6    12.7    13.1
      Arizona...........  2,670.7  2,623.1  2,624.7  2,611.5   222.8   190.6   188.1   184.4   180.7   177.8   177.3   177.7
      Arkansas..........  1,203.6  1,203.3  1,204.6  1,205.4    56.0    55.3    55.6    55.9   186.7   182.0   181.8   181.9
      California........ 15,169.6 15,116.7 15,104.0 15,092.4   881.1   813.0   808.4   804.4 1,456.6 1,432.9 1,430.0 1,431.4
                                                                                                                            
      Colorado..........  2,343.2  2,365.1  2,367.9  2,368.6   167.9   164.6   164.1   162.8   146.5   142.8   143.5   142.6
      Connecticut.......  1,701.7  1,704.7  1,704.7  1,702.4    68.8    67.8    68.0    67.7   191.3   189.2   189.2   188.5
      Delaware (3)......    436.1    437.0    438.2    437.5    27.7    26.4    26.3    26.0   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      District of                                                                                                           
        Columbia (3)....    694.0    712.0    716.3    707.8    12.8    12.5    12.9    13.1   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Florida ..........  8,014.5  7,935.5  7,909.9  7,899.0   580.7   513.6   512.1   508.8   383.9   364.4   362.6   361.7
                                                                                                                            
      Georgia ..........  4,153.9  4,137.7  4,115.1  4,092.8   219.5   212.1   208.3   204.2   427.1   413.1   406.9   405.3
      Hawaii (3)........    624.0    623.2    624.9    623.1    39.3    39.4    39.3    39.0   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Idaho ............    656.9    654.1    653.9    649.0    52.1    47.9    47.7    47.7    65.4    62.7    61.7    61.5
      Illinois..........  5,985.6  5,979.6  5,974.4  5,970.7   268.7   261.0   262.0   258.7   671.8   669.4   668.7   668.6
      Indiana...........  2,987.3  2,968.9  2,978.1  2,974.8   151.3   149.4   149.7   149.3   547.0   524.1   530.6   526.4
                                                                                                                            
      Iowa..............  1,519.7  1,524.4  1,526.3  1,525.9    72.6    72.2    72.3    72.4   230.3   228.0   227.9   227.9
      Kansas............  1,383.0  1,389.9  1,391.2  1,389.8    66.0    66.1    66.6    66.2   186.4   186.4   181.4   185.7
      Kentucky..........  1,870.8  1,884.6  1,877.4  1,864.2    86.0    86.4    84.8    84.4   254.8   252.3   245.4   242.4
      Louisiana.........  1,932.9  1,946.9  1,956.8  1,939.3   135.8   139.2   139.2   137.6   158.5   156.8   157.0   156.1
      Maine.............    617.7    616.9    616.1    615.3    30.9    29.4    29.4    29.7    59.1    59.2    58.7    58.4
                                                                                                                            
      Maryland (3)......  2,611.0  2,639.5  2,640.6  2,639.6   190.5   189.2   188.4   187.4   131.0   127.4   127.8   127.5
      Massachusetts.....  3,278.8  3,292.5  3,294.3  3,290.5   137.0   134.3   134.8   133.8   293.9   290.2   290.8   290.2
      Michigan..........  4,249.5  4,216.5  4,199.9  4,171.6   164.8   149.2   149.1   148.8   610.6   595.2   574.7   568.2
      Minnesota.........  2,771.8  2,770.7  2,766.3  2,764.0   119.5   113.5   113.6   112.6   340.0   334.5   331.9   331.6
      Mississippi.......  1,154.0  1,151.7  1,149.1  1,146.5    58.3    57.9    57.9    57.4   169.3   162.5   162.8   162.7
                                                                                                                            
      Missouri .........  2,802.0  2,782.2  2,783.8  2,787.6   147.8   147.0   146.9   145.5   298.6   287.7   283.3   286.8
      Montana...........    445.5    450.5   c451.7    450.2    32.5    31.4    31.5    31.2    20.3    20.4   c20.5    20.6
      Nebraska (3)......    965.8    972.4    976.4    978.6    51.2    50.8    51.5    51.5   101.1   100.8   100.6   101.4
      Nevada............  1,286.5  1,282.5  1,284.4  1,280.2   131.5   120.1   119.9   117.7    50.4    50.5    50.4    50.1
      New Hampshire.....    653.4    655.0    657.0    655.5    28.9    27.7    27.7    27.6    77.8    77.5    77.8    77.1
                                                                                                                            
      New Jersey........  4,070.1  4,068.8  4,065.4  4,061.5   171.0   166.9   167.0   166.2   311.1   302.1   301.6   299.8
      New Mexico........    845.7    848.0    848.4    847.5    59.1    58.6    58.2    57.6    36.8    34.6    34.4    34.4
      New York..........  8,752.3  8,778.1  8,775.7  8,773.2   353.8   348.6   349.8   350.2   550.4   536.0   534.4   532.8
      North Carolina....  4,164.3  4,160.2  4,168.2  4,160.8   254.8   253.2   254.5   254.2   535.6   518.5   517.4   513.9
      North Dakota......    358.5    362.8    362.6    362.9    19.5    19.5    19.7    19.6    25.9    25.8    25.7    25.8
                                                                                                                            
      Ohio..............  5,419.8  5,410.5  5,405.7  5,402.3   223.8   218.2   217.8   218.0   767.7   761.9   756.7   756.2
      Oklahoma..........  1,573.0  1,582.4  1,587.0  1,585.1    71.8    74.2    74.0    75.0   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Oregon ...........  1,734.5  1,739.4  1,729.4  1,722.1   104.3    94.9    93.8    93.2   203.5   194.4   193.4   192.3
      Pennsylvania......  5,796.1  5,807.2  5,801.6  5,789.4   263.4   257.7   257.3   255.9   655.4   641.8   638.2   635.3
      Rhode Island......    490.8    480.8    479.5    478.2    21.5    20.9    21.0    20.8    50.7    48.0    47.6    47.4
                                                                                                                            
      South Carolina....  1,958.7  1,960.2  1,960.8  1,946.0   128.9   112.0   111.4   111.2   249.3   243.6   243.6   241.4
      South Dakota(3)...    408.1    414.3    415.4    414.7    23.5    23.8    23.9    23.8    41.7    43.1    43.5    43.5
      Tennessee(3)......  2,804.4  2,787.9  2,785.6  2,780.5   138.6   137.1   138.0   137.4   377.8   369.1   369.4   367.8
      Texas............. 10,394.7 10,639.6 10,646.6 10,642.6   649.2   673.0   671.9   670.2   934.3   927.7   930.5   927.9
      Utah..............  1,257.0  1,257.0  1,258.4  1,255.8   104.6    90.8    90.7    90.5   128.1   127.6   127.3   126.4
                                                                                                                            
      Vermont...........    307.5    307.3    306.7    306.8    16.6    16.2    16.0    15.9    35.7    35.2    35.0    34.9
      Virginia..........  3,766.7  3,782.7  3,781.5  3,782.8   238.1   235.7   234.6   233.3   276.7   275.0   273.3   273.8
      Washington........  2,945.2  2,968.8  2,971.3  2,958.4   209.1   202.9   200.5   197.7   295.1   299.1   298.5   296.8
      West Virginia.....    757.2    759.2    757.5    759.0    38.2    37.4    37.6    37.7    58.4    57.4    57.3    56.8
      Wisconsin.........  2,878.0  2,873.5  2,874.4  2,862.0   125.4   121.8   122.3   120.7   498.7   490.6   488.1   485.8
      Wyoming...........    290.1    295.7    296.5    298.3    26.6    28.8    27.7    27.0    10.1     9.6     9.7     9.9






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                             Trade, transportation, and         Financial activities         Professional and business   
                                     utilities                                                        services           
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                           Sept.    July    Aug.   Sept.    Sept.   July    Aug.   Sept.   Sept.    July    Aug.   Sept. 
                           2007     2008    2008   2008p    2007    2008    2008   2008p   2007     2008    2008   2008p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   397.8   397.6   397.2   397.7   100.4   100.6   100.4   100.6   220.3   225.2   225.8   225.2
      Alaska.............    63.9    64.6    64.3    63.9    14.8    15.0    14.6    14.5    25.0    25.3    25.5    25.7
      Arizona............   525.8   517.8   514.2   511.3   181.0   177.0   177.6   177.1   401.9   395.6   392.9   392.3
      Arkansas...........   249.5   249.3   249.8   249.6    53.4    53.7    53.9    53.8   117.4   118.8   118.6   119.0
      California......... 2,919.1 2,901.5 2,889.6 2,883.3   896.2   872.1   868.1   864.8 2,262.1 2,274.9 2,274.7 2,273.7
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   431.9   435.1   435.5   434.1   159.0   158.1   157.6   157.8   351.6   354.7   354.4   355.1
      Connecticut........   311.9   310.8   310.8   310.3   144.3   143.6   143.1   142.9   205.6   205.5   205.4   204.4
      Delaware (3).......    83.7    83.5    83.7    83.8    45.3    45.7    45.8    45.7    59.9    58.8    59.0    59.2
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia (3).....    27.5    27.9    27.9    27.8    28.7    28.0    28.3    28.0   154.1   156.4   157.7   156.8
      Florida ........... 1,607.5 1,597.7 1,587.5 1,578.8   539.7   532.9   531.4   529.1 1,319.4 1,300.5 1,284.8 1,278.9
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia ...........   891.4   893.3   889.4   887.9   231.5   226.6   226.7   225.3   561.3   558.8   557.1   550.1
      Hawaii (3).........   120.4   118.2   117.8   117.7   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Idaho .............   132.6   131.3   131.1   130.1    32.2    32.1    32.1    31.8    83.5    81.7    82.0    80.4
      Illinois........... 1,215.2 1,219.5 1,216.4 1,212.9   402.5   398.1   398.3   396.0   870.5   876.9   876.6   877.6
      Indiana............   586.5   583.8   583.7   583.6   138.5   138.8   139.2   138.9   290.7   286.8   286.0   285.6
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   308.9   309.6   310.1   310.3   103.1   103.8   104.0   103.6   121.4   120.3   120.5   120.6
      Kansas.............   264.1   263.8   264.6   263.7    74.4    74.2    74.0    73.8   146.4   147.8   147.0   147.4
      Kentucky...........   386.9   393.1   393.1   391.0    93.5    93.2    92.8    92.9   180.9   181.2   179.3   178.7
      Louisiana..........   385.5   385.5   386.5   385.9    96.7    96.6    96.5    96.6   202.4   203.5   204.1   202.0
      Maine..............   126.0   125.4   125.2   124.8    33.2    32.6    32.7    32.6    54.0    55.7    55.7    55.6
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland (3).......   476.9   477.3   478.3   478.4   156.4   155.3   155.4   155.7   397.0   404.9   405.5   406.8
      Massachusetts......   570.7   568.6   567.4   567.6   223.6   223.1   222.7   221.5   482.0   488.8   489.0   488.5
      Michigan...........   785.8   780.0   779.4   777.9   210.0   207.0   206.9   205.1   569.9   571.0   568.7   565.2
      Minnesota..........   529.9   528.4   531.4   532.1   179.0   182.5   182.5   181.5   329.4   326.0   322.2   321.7
      Mississippi........   227.1   228.1   227.9   227.7   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      95.7    95.0    96.2    96.5
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   549.0   551.8   552.1   552.5   167.7   164.9   164.2   163.3   339.6   337.1   337.3   338.4
      Montana............    92.9    93.6    93.5    93.5    21.8    22.0    22.0    22.0    40.9    40.9    40.5    39.9
      Nebraska (3).......   205.1   206.5   207.1   205.7    69.3    70.8    70.9    70.9   105.2   109.0   109.5   109.5
      Nevada.............   233.1   235.6   236.2   236.5    64.0    62.2    62.2    61.9   156.7   153.0   153.5   152.4
      New Hampshire......   142.0   144.2   143.8   143.2    38.6    39.1    39.1    39.0    65.9    68.6    68.6    68.5
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   876.3   872.9   872.9   873.1   273.3   266.3   266.2   264.3   610.1   616.4   615.7   615.9
      New Mexico.........   144.9   147.4   146.3   146.0    35.3    34.4    34.5    34.5   108.9   108.0   108.4   107.5
      New York........... 1,527.7 1,526.7 1,526.1 1,523.2   731.5   725.0   723.0   720.5 1,139.0 1,140.0 1,137.4 1,140.6
      North Carolina.....   780.1   776.6   776.2   775.8   211.6   211.9   211.7   211.2   504.3   503.0   500.1   499.5
      North Dakota.......    76.4    77.6    77.5    78.0    20.0    19.9    20.0    19.9    29.6    30.2    30.3    30.3
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio............... 1,052.2 1,048.9 1,048.9 1,045.9   299.6   298.9   298.2   298.1   667.5   667.4   667.2   667.3
      Oklahoma...........   289.3   289.7   290.7   290.4    83.9    84.2    84.6    84.8   182.0   181.2   180.8   181.3
      Oregon ............   340.6   342.0   338.6   336.6   105.4   103.8   102.6   103.5   197.2   199.7   198.7   196.6
      Pennsylvania....... 1,135.7 1,128.8 1,127.8 1,125.9   331.9   329.5   328.4   327.0   706.3   715.3   712.2   711.3
      Rhode Island.......    79.7    77.3    77.1    76.8    34.5    33.4    32.9    33.1    55.0    54.2    53.9    53.8
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   377.1   375.7   375.3   372.6   107.2   107.9   108.0   108.3   227.6   227.9   224.6   223.8
      South Dakota(3)....    81.9    81.9    81.6    82.1    31.1    31.7    31.7    31.8    28.1    28.4    28.7    29.0
      Tennessee(3).......   611.7   612.1   612.0   608.7   144.2   141.7   142.0   141.7   324.5   318.0   316.5   317.8
      Texas.............. 2,113.7 2,147.5 2,152.2 2,149.5   643.5   654.3   656.0   653.8 1,299.7 1,357.9 1,358.0 1,359.1
      Utah...............   247.5   249.4   250.0   250.2    74.7    74.0    73.7    73.2   161.2   163.2   162.8   162.5
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    58.9    58.9    58.7    59.0    13.2    13.1    13.1    13.1    22.4    22.6    22.6    22.5
      Virginia...........   670.1   667.3   666.4   667.2   193.4   191.8   192.2   191.4   645.9   653.3   653.5   652.6
      Washington.........   553.7   556.1   556.2   554.9   154.1   152.5   152.4   151.4   346.6   351.9   352.4   352.5
      West Virginia......   143.1   141.7   140.7   140.5    29.8    29.6    29.4    29.3    60.9    61.7    61.0    61.1
      Wisconsin..........   547.1   539.5   538.9   538.4   162.3   164.1   163.7   163.7   277.4   275.7   275.2   272.4
      Wyoming............    55.6    56.0    56.4    56.3    11.5    11.7    11.9    11.9    18.7    18.7    19.1    19.1






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                           Education and health services      Leisure and hospitality                Government          
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                           Sept.    July    Aug.   Sept.   Sept.    July    Aug.   Sept.   Sept.    July    Aug.   Sept. 
                           2007     2008    2008   2008p   2007     2008    2008   2008p   2007     2008    2008   2008p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   209.7   209.5   210.1   209.7   174.1   173.9   174.6   174.6   377.2   383.6   382.4   380.8
      Alaska.............    36.7    37.0    37.4    37.1    31.6    32.4    32.0    31.4    81.9    82.5    82.7    82.8
      Arizona............   305.9   315.1   316.3   316.2   273.7   272.8   273.1   270.8   428.3   427.6   438.0   434.5
      Arkansas...........   154.8   157.4   158.2   158.3    99.9   101.0   100.8   100.9   211.1   210.2   210.1   210.3
      California......... 1,674.9 1,718.1 1,721.0 1,723.0 1,553.1 1,564.3 1,562.8 1,564.2 2,504.1 2,533.0 2,533.7 2,530.3
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   241.9   250.1   250.9   251.6   271.0   275.0   275.9   278.0   377.7   385.8   385.4   385.6
      Connecticut........   289.3   294.6   295.0   295.0   136.3   137.4   138.0   137.3   250.1   252.2   251.6   252.7
      Delaware (3).......    58.3    60.2    60.1    60.4    40.2    40.3    40.4    40.2    61.2    61.8    62.1    62.2
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia (3).....    98.6   105.5   106.6   104.1    55.1    56.0    56.5    56.4   231.6   238.4   238.9   233.1
      Florida ........... 1,011.9 1,038.4 1,045.4 1,047.7   928.9   944.3   941.9   946.4 1,130.6 1,138.4 1,141.2 1,139.5
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia ...........   460.1   463.1   466.8   469.8   398.3   401.1   397.4   394.8   676.9   681.9   676.5   669.0
      Hawaii (3).........    73.0    74.3    74.5    74.6   109.2   107.8   107.8   107.3   123.4   124.9   126.4   125.1
      Idaho .............    74.1    76.7    76.9    76.5    63.8    64.3    63.9    63.2   118.4   121.5   122.7   121.9
      Illinois...........   781.8   790.6   790.8   791.5   530.7   530.1   529.5   529.9   855.8   848.1   846.8   852.8
      Indiana............   400.2   401.9   403.7   404.8   282.8   287.0   285.8   285.1   430.9   436.6   438.7   441.1
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   203.2   206.4   207.0   206.3   136.4   138.7   138.6   138.8   250.5   252.2   252.9   253.2
      Kansas.............   172.4   173.9   173.9   172.8   113.9   115.7   115.2   115.2   257.3   259.9   266.0   262.5
      Kentucky...........   241.5   240.9   241.2   239.7   172.5   174.4   174.8   171.7   326.0   336.5   338.0   335.5
      Louisiana..........   249.6   253.6   255.3   253.3   194.6   199.1   199.5   196.3   361.6   366.1   370.5   363.2
      Maine..............   116.2   117.0   117.6   117.5    60.2    59.9    59.6    59.5   104.4   104.1   103.5   103.8
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland (3).......   376.1   384.2   385.1   386.4   234.9   239.8   239.9   239.9   479.2   491.0   489.6   486.1
      Massachusetts......   626.8   640.0   640.5   639.4   301.2   302.1   302.9   302.1   433.1   435.1   435.8   437.4
      Michigan...........   599.1   606.0   606.8   609.1   404.4   402.6   404.2   405.5   654.4   658.5   663.4   645.4
      Minnesota..........   431.2   439.0   438.3   440.4   248.4   248.7   247.8   247.1   414.3   418.4   419.9   418.8
      Mississippi........   126.7   128.6   129.2   128.7   125.9   125.7   124.9   123.9   244.1   246.5   243.4   241.8
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   386.0   390.3   391.3   392.8   281.0   278.1   278.8   277.8   441.8   438.5   442.8   444.3
      Montana............    59.2    61.0    61.1    60.6    58.4    59.5    59.6    59.6    86.4    87.7   c89.0    88.8
      Nebraska (3).......   132.9   134.6   135.5   137.5    82.4    83.1    83.9    84.0   164.2   162.7   163.5   164.2
      Nevada.............    92.9    95.6    95.7    96.2   336.1   337.0   337.7   337.4   157.2   163.7   163.9   163.3
      New Hampshire......   104.6   105.8   106.0   105.5    65.3    63.8    63.8    63.8    94.7    92.4    94.2    95.1
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   580.8   590.3   590.9   591.9   337.0   338.5   337.8   337.9   646.6   648.9   646.6   646.4
      New Mexico.........   111.5   115.3   116.0   115.7    88.2    87.3    86.9    87.0   194.9   196.7   197.5   198.0
      New York........... 1,607.1 1,629.1 1,632.2 1,635.7   700.0   710.1   711.1   709.3 1,508.2 1,519.9 1,519.8 1,518.9
      North Carolina.....   517.8   534.3   536.0   537.6   395.4   401.7   403.2   403.4   700.6   698.4   708.0   704.1
      North Dakota.......    51.1    51.7    51.6    51.4    32.8    33.1    33.6    33.6    75.5    76.6    75.8    75.6
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   793.9   801.4   803.8   802.9   496.2   499.8   500.6   501.0   798.6   795.8   794.5   795.6
      Oklahoma...........   193.7   196.9   196.8   196.6   141.2   142.4   143.5   142.6   319.0   318.4   318.6   315.0
      Oregon ............   212.1   222.7   223.1   224.8   173.9   176.0   175.5   174.8   291.6   302.1   300.6   297.6
      Pennsylvania....... 1,076.6 1,098.2 1,102.7 1,102.1   497.4   505.5   503.6   502.0   743.5   745.6   747.4   746.1
      Rhode Island.......    99.9    99.8   100.2    99.9    51.2    50.6    50.3    50.5    64.5    63.3    63.3    63.2
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   204.1   209.9   209.6   210.0   219.5   228.5   227.5   224.2   337.7   347.2   353.0   347.7
      South Dakota(3)....    60.5    62.1    62.5    63.0    42.4    43.0    42.9    42.8    76.0    77.5    77.8    76.1
      Tennessee(3).......   352.6   358.2   358.3   358.7   277.0   274.0   270.9   271.3   425.0   425.8   426.3   424.4
      Texas.............. 1,261.8 1,295.8 1,298.3 1,300.6   984.1 1,022.5 1,024.4 1,026.0 1,725.5 1,761.3 1,751.9 1,751.3
      Utah...............   141.2   146.4   146.9   147.9   113.0   115.7   115.3   115.2   207.2   209.8   212.0   210.9
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    57.2    58.5    58.3    58.2    32.8    32.8    33.0    32.6    53.9    53.8    54.0    54.1
      Virginia...........   419.7   431.1   431.7   430.8   346.1   344.9   345.2   345.9   688.9   694.0   698.5   699.3
      Washington.........   349.9   352.8   354.7   355.6   282.8   289.1   289.3   288.1   537.0   544.5   547.3   540.5
      West Virginia......   114.7   116.7   116.6   116.6    71.8    72.8    71.5    73.0   144.8   144.7   145.8   145.5
      Wisconsin..........   401.3   409.0   409.5   407.5   260.5   259.8   260.1   259.7   413.7   423.4   427.5   424.9
      Wyoming............   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      33.4    33.7    34.1    34.3    67.8    68.5    68.4    70.2

       1 Includes natural resources and mining, information, and other services, except public administration, not shown
     separately.
       2 This series is not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the
     trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision.
       3 Natural resources and mining is combined with construction.
       p = preliminary.
       c = corrected.
       NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work.  Estimates are currently projected from 2007 benchmark levels. 
     Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes
     available.  Data reflect the conversion to the 2007 version of the North American Industry Classification System
     (NAICS) as the basis for the assignment and tabulation of economic data by industry, replacing NAICS 2002.  See
     http://www.bls.gov/sae/saenaics07.htm. for more details.
     
     
     
     
     


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

     (In thousands)
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                        Total                  Natural resources and mining            Construction         
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
           State               August          September          August        September         August        September   
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                           2007     2008     2007     2008p    2007    2008    2007   2008p    2007    2008    2007   2008p 
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
      Alabama...........  2,005.0  2,009.4  2,013.6  2,011.9    12.9    12.8    12.8    12.9   112.7   113.8   114.5   113.4
      Alaska............    340.2    341.7    332.2    333.9    14.4    15.5    14.4    15.5    21.1    20.6    20.2    20.0
      Arizona...........  2,653.4  2,603.3  2,670.4  2,611.2    11.7    12.6    11.9    12.7   227.3   189.7   224.3   185.7
      Arkansas..........  1,197.9  1,200.2  1,211.3  1,213.8    10.0    10.4    10.0    10.5    57.7    57.5    57.4    57.4
      California........ 15,132.2 15,049.4 15,193.2 15,103.5    27.0    27.8    26.8    27.8   921.3   833.2   906.8   826.5
                                                                                                                            
      Colorado..........  2,350.6  2,378.3  2,352.2  2,376.3    26.2    29.2    25.7    29.1   176.7   171.1   173.1   167.8
      Connecticut.......  1,689.8  1,692.9  1,704.0  1,703.9      .8      .8      .8      .8    72.8    72.1    71.8    70.6
      Delaware .........    439.5    440.1    437.8    439.2   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      28.1    27.0    28.2    26.4
      District of                                                                                                           
        Columbia........    696.3    717.9    690.7    704.4   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      13.2    13.3    13.0    13.2
      Florida...........  7,992.9  7,879.7  7,984.7  7,865.0     6.5     6.4     6.4     6.4   591.0   513.5   584.1   508.9
                                                                                                                            
      Georgia...........  4,160.0  4,125.9  4,154.3  4,101.1    12.0    11.4    11.8    11.3   224.0   211.4   221.6   206.0
      Hawaii ...........    617.5    618.5    622.4    621.1   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      39.6    39.3    39.8    39.0
      Idaho ............    666.4    659.3    667.5    658.6     5.0     5.1     4.9     5.0    56.5    51.6    54.7    50.6
      Illinois..........  6,013.6  6,002.7  6,024.3  6,010.6    10.2    10.2     9.9     9.9   288.4   278.6   285.2   274.1
      Indiana...........  2,992.3  2,972.9  3,021.1  3,001.9     7.3     7.2     7.3     7.2   159.1   156.6   157.3   154.3
                                                                                                                            
      Iowa..............  1,507.5  1,512.4  1,527.3  1,533.2     2.3     2.3     2.3     2.3    79.1    78.4    77.7    76.9
      Kansas............  1,367.9  1,374.5  1,391.0  1,393.1     9.2     9.6     9.1     9.6    69.1    69.0    68.3    67.8
      Kentucky..........  1,871.5  1,878.6  1,877.9  1,872.1    22.2    22.5    22.2    22.6    88.9    87.6    88.7    86.6
      Louisiana.........  1,924.6  1,943.3  1,933.1  1,938.8    51.5    51.9    51.7    52.1   136.6   139.1   135.8   138.1
      Maine.............    629.5    627.1    628.8    626.1     2.8     2.7     2.8     2.7    33.3    31.9    32.8    31.3
                                                                                                                            
      Maryland..........  2,620.7  2,645.7  2,618.6  2,646.8   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     195.9   193.2   194.1   191.1
      Massachusetts.....  3,283.2  3,289.3  3,299.9  3,308.5     1.7     1.6     1.7     1.6   146.7   143.2   144.8   139.9
      Michigan..........  4,246.7  4,171.9  4,297.2  4,214.2     8.1     7.7     7.8     7.5   180.5   164.9   178.0   161.7
      Minnesota.........  2,787.0  2,777.3  2,787.9  2,769.8     6.4     6.3     6.2     6.1   134.2   127.7   129.9   123.8
      Mississippi.......  1,152.5  1,147.2  1,160.1  1,149.0     9.6     9.9     9.6    10.0    58.8    58.9    59.1    58.3
                                                                                                                            
      Missouri .........  2,788.9  2,769.0  2,817.4  2,801.8     6.3     5.2     6.3     5.2   154.8   152.8   151.9   149.8
      Montana...........    455.4   c457.9    450.5    456.6     8.7     8.6     8.5     8.4    35.6    34.1    34.6    33.4
      Nebraska..........    967.3    973.7    969.2    978.6   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      54.7    54.4    53.6    53.9
      Nevada............  1,287.9  1,279.1  1,291.7  1,284.1    12.4    12.1    12.2    12.1   137.5   122.5   134.6   120.3
      New Hampshire.....    653.5    660.8    659.7    661.7     1.2     1.2     1.2     1.2    30.8    29.8    30.3    29.0
                                                                                                                            
      New Jersey........  4,079.4  4,064.9  4,073.3  4,060.3     1.7     1.7     1.7     1.7   179.3   174.5   177.4   172.4
      New Mexico........    844.3    849.2    850.4    854.3    19.8    20.2    19.4    20.5    60.5    60.5    60.0    59.2
      New York..........  8,716.2  8,749.9  8,752.3  8,770.0     6.8     7.0     6.8     6.9   373.9   371.5   371.1   369.1
      North Carolina....  4,159.4  4,170.4  4,184.7  4,183.3     7.1     7.0     7.1     7.0   258.9   258.0   257.9   256.4
      North Dakota......    353.5    358.5    363.7    367.7     5.2     5.7     5.2     5.7    21.9    22.4    21.6    21.9
                                                                                                                            
      Ohio..............  5,435.8  5,414.1  5,449.6  5,430.0    12.1    12.5    12.0    12.4   239.7   232.5   236.7   229.8
      Oklahoma..........  1,565.7  1,577.0  1,579.3  1,590.3    47.7    53.5    47.4    54.0    73.8    75.7    72.8    75.5
      Oregon............  1,733.7  1,727.3  1,742.4  1,729.6     9.7     8.8     9.6     8.7   110.7    99.3   109.2    98.1
      Pennsylvania......  5,778.5  5,775.2  5,816.2  5,810.2    22.1    22.4    21.8    22.2   279.1   274.3   276.2   268.5
      Rhode Island......    492.6    479.8    496.0    482.8      .3      .2      .3      .2    23.3    22.4    22.8    21.9
                                                                                                                            
      South Carolina....  1,969.7  1,964.9  1,963.4  1,950.5     4.6     4.4     4.6     4.4   129.4   112.4   129.5   111.7
      South Dakota......    415.5    421.4    411.3    417.3   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      26.0    26.4    25.1    25.2
      Tennessee.........  2,810.2  2,791.3  2,820.5  2,796.5   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     141.5   141.4   141.7   140.5
      Texas............. 10,369.5 10,612.9 10,419.6 10,657.9   209.9   225.0   209.1   226.7   653.1   677.9   654.0   674.2
      Utah..............  1,254.2  1,255.5  1,264.1  1,265.4    11.4    11.9    11.1    11.8   109.7    95.5   108.1    94.4
                                                                                                                            
      Vermont...........    302.3    302.1    310.0    309.4      .9      .9      .9      .9    18.6    17.9    18.0    17.3
      Virginia..........  3,752.3  3,772.4  3,770.0  3,790.4    11.1    10.7    10.7    10.7   244.6   239.6   241.9   236.9
      Washington........  2,940.6  2,974.7  2,962.8  2,977.4     8.4     8.4     8.3     8.3   219.7   211.0   217.4   207.0
      West Virginia.....    758.0    758.4    761.2    762.6    29.2    30.7    28.9    31.1    40.2    39.7    40.0    39.8
      Wisconsin.........  2,904.0  2,887.3  2,902.7  2,878.4     4.0     3.9     3.9     3.9   136.7   132.7   133.6   128.2
      Wyoming...........    295.3    303.4    295.0    303.7    27.7    29.3    27.5    29.6    29.0    30.0    28.1    28.9
                                                                                                                            
      Puerto Rico.......  1,017.0    990.9  1,022.1    995.3   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      65.2    67.5    65.9    67.2






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                                   Manufacturing             Trade, transportation, and             Information          
                                                                     utilities                                           
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                               August        September         August        September         August        September   
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            2007    2008    2007   2008p    2007    2008    2007   2008p    2007    2008    2007   2008p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   296.6   288.1   296.5   287.2   395.8   396.7   396.3   396.0    28.1    28.5    27.9    28.4
      Alaska.............    20.6    19.8    15.7    15.4    69.2    69.4    66.9    66.6     7.0     7.0     6.9     7.0
      Arizona............   181.9   177.8   180.6   177.6   520.3   509.6   520.1   505.6    42.6    40.1    42.5    39.9
      Arkansas...........   188.6   182.7   187.3   182.5   249.9   249.6   249.8   249.6    19.9    20.1    19.9    20.0
      California......... 1,476.6 1,449.0 1,474.7 1,447.6 2,912.5 2,887.8 2,915.6 2,884.1   479.7   472.6   481.7   474.9
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   147.0   143.7   147.1   142.9   431.5   436.0   430.4   433.2    76.7    76.8    76.2    76.6
      Connecticut........   191.5   188.8   190.8   188.1   306.6   305.0   310.1   308.2    38.6    38.9    38.8    38.7
      Delaware ..........    33.4    32.7    32.5    32.6    83.7    83.8    83.3    83.5     7.0     7.1     6.9     6.9
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia.........     1.7     1.6     1.7     1.6    27.3    27.6    27.4    27.7    22.2    21.1    21.3    21.0
      Florida............   385.3   362.0   383.7   361.7 1,593.8 1,575.3 1,593.1 1,564.2   161.6   155.8   160.3   157.0
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia............   430.9   409.1   428.3   406.9   886.4   888.6   886.0   884.9   114.2   114.4   114.3   113.9
      Hawaii ............    15.2    15.1    15.2    15.1   120.8   117.5   120.5   117.3    10.9    10.5    10.5    10.2
      Idaho .............    66.5    62.4    66.0    61.8   133.7   132.3   133.3   131.0    11.0    11.3    10.9    11.3
      Illinois...........   675.8   669.5   674.2   669.2 1,211.3 1,216.3 1,212.2 1,214.8   117.3   115.4   116.3   114.2
      Indiana............   552.2   533.8   549.8   528.3   587.5   583.8   585.7   582.4    40.8    40.8    40.2    40.5
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   231.5   229.2   230.5   228.2   309.0   310.4   308.0   309.4    33.3    32.7    33.2    32.6
      Kansas.............   186.7   181.8   186.6   185.7   264.7   264.2   264.1   263.1    41.0    40.6    40.5    40.5
      Kentucky...........   253.0   246.1   255.6   243.3   385.2   392.6   385.6   390.0    30.3    29.8    30.1    29.6
      Louisiana..........   158.8   157.0   159.4   156.5   383.2   385.3   383.1   383.9    27.4    26.6    26.4    26.5
      Maine..............    60.5    59.7    59.5    58.8   129.4   127.9   126.7   125.5    11.3    11.0    11.1    10.8
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland...........   132.3   128.1   131.4   127.8   475.8   477.4   474.9   476.8    51.6    51.1    51.0    50.9
      Massachusetts......   295.5   291.6   294.6   290.2   570.2   567.0   569.9   566.1    88.9    89.4    88.7    89.0
      Michigan...........   619.0   578.6   614.8   573.8   792.1   782.3   788.0   777.1    66.0    63.8    65.2    63.1
      Minnesota..........   347.3   337.8   343.7   334.2   529.7   531.2   528.1   528.4    58.4    57.0    57.7    56.6
      Mississippi........   168.8   163.0   168.9   162.3   226.7   226.8   227.1   226.6    13.4    13.2    13.3    13.2
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   298.6   283.2   299.0   287.2   546.2   550.7   548.1   551.6    63.6    63.1    63.7    62.6
      Montana............    20.6   c20.8    20.3    20.7    93.3    94.8    93.1    93.8     7.8     7.9     7.7     7.8
      Nebraska...........   101.5   100.9   101.2   101.2   205.0   206.5   204.7   204.3    19.7    18.8    19.5    18.7
      Nevada.............    50.9    50.5    50.6    50.2   232.6   235.6   232.7   235.9    16.0    15.6    15.7    15.3
      New Hampshire......    78.3    78.3    78.2    77.5   143.0   144.5   141.8   142.9    12.3    12.3    12.2    12.1
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   312.6   301.8   312.3   300.9   872.6   868.4   873.6   871.3    99.2    99.4    97.7    98.3
      New Mexico.........    37.8    35.5    37.7    35.2   145.0   147.0   144.7   146.4    16.5    16.9    17.3    16.8
      New York...........   554.9   536.7   553.3   535.7 1,514.1 1,516.7 1,526.2 1,522.9   266.3   268.7   265.2   267.3
      North Carolina.....   537.7   519.0   537.0   515.7   779.8   780.0   777.0   776.1    72.7    71.9    72.4    71.8
      North Dakota.......    26.3    26.0    26.2    26.1    76.4    77.7    76.1    77.7     7.7     7.6     7.6     7.6
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   775.6   759.0   771.7   758.1 1,051.3 1,048.9 1,047.8 1,043.1    88.4    86.3    87.2    85.8
      Oklahoma...........   151.4   151.4   150.5   151.8   289.3   289.9   288.6   289.8    28.6    28.8    28.4    28.6
      Oregon.............   207.8   197.4   206.9   195.8   341.7   339.8   343.4   339.4    36.7    35.7    36.6    35.5
      Pennsylvania.......   661.0   642.2   657.3   637.6 1,126.5 1,119.1 1,130.4 1,122.3   107.3   106.0   107.2   105.5
      Rhode Island.......    50.7    47.8    51.0    47.8    79.4    76.9    79.7    77.0    10.5    10.9    10.4    10.8
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   249.9   243.6   249.3   241.3   377.9   374.6   375.6   371.0    28.1    27.6    28.0    27.5
      South Dakota.......    41.8    43.6    41.7    43.4    83.0    83.1    81.8    82.0     7.3     7.1     7.1     6.9
      Tennessee..........   379.8   370.5   378.9   368.9   612.2   611.8   612.5   609.4    50.1    49.4    49.9    49.6
      Texas..............   938.6   933.0   937.5   930.1 2,111.7 2,155.6 2,108.7 2,146.1   221.7   219.5   219.8   217.0
      Utah...............   128.7   127.9   128.3   126.9   247.1   250.3   247.2   250.3    32.9    32.3    32.4    31.8
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    36.1    35.3    35.8    35.0    58.7    58.7    58.6    58.6     6.0     6.0     6.0     5.9
      Virginia...........   278.2   274.3   277.3   274.5   667.2   665.8   665.6   663.0    90.3    90.5    90.3    89.8
      Washington.........   298.0   301.9   299.5   300.5   557.3   559.6   555.9   557.8   104.2   106.3   103.5   106.3
      West Virginia......    59.1    57.6    58.8    57.0   143.0   141.0   143.1   141.1    11.5    11.1    11.5    11.2
      Wisconsin..........   508.5   497.0   502.4   489.8   547.7   540.2   547.1   538.2    50.8    50.1    50.3    49.7
      Wyoming............    10.2     9.8    10.1    10.0    56.9    58.0    56.0    57.0     4.1     4.1     4.0     4.0
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico........   106.1   101.3   105.8   101.0   181.9   173.6   181.0   170.5    22.6    21.8    22.3    21.6






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                                Financial activities         Professional and business     Education and health services 
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                               August        September         August        September         August        September   
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            2007    2008    2007   2008p    2007    2008    2007   2008p    2007    2008    2007   2008p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   100.4   101.0   100.5   101.0   222.0   227.0   221.9   226.1   209.5   209.4   209.7   209.8
      Alaska.............    15.7    15.2    15.1    14.8    26.6    27.3    26.1    26.9    36.9    37.4    36.5    37.0
      Arizona............   181.8   177.6   180.8   176.9   403.2   393.1   401.6   392.0   304.0   314.9   306.4   316.7
      Arkansas...........    53.8    54.2    53.6    54.0   118.0   120.0   118.3   120.4   153.9   156.6   155.6   159.1
      California.........   905.3   869.6   896.5   864.8 2,279.5 2,284.5 2,276.9 2,281.7 1,636.5 1,688.6 1,668.5 1,715.5
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   160.1   158.8   158.8   157.9   356.6   362.2   355.3   359.6   240.3   249.5   241.4   250.9
      Connecticut........   145.9   144.2   144.2   142.8   208.0   207.3   207.6   206.6   281.3   287.2   288.3   294.3
      Delaware ..........    45.8    46.3    45.5    45.7    60.1    59.2    60.0    59.1    57.7    59.5    58.4    60.3
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia.........    28.8    28.5    28.7    28.0   154.9   157.9   153.7   156.7    91.1    99.5    97.0   102.7
      Florida............   540.2   531.8   537.4   528.4 1,319.1 1,280.5 1,314.5 1,275.2 1,004.0 1,040.2 1,012.9 1,047.9
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia............   232.4   228.1   230.7   225.5   565.9   561.0   563.5   552.4   457.1   466.2   459.5   469.8
      Hawaii ............    30.1    29.5    29.9    29.5    76.1    77.1    76.3    77.2    72.1    73.6    73.0    74.5
      Idaho .............    32.8    32.6    32.4    32.0    86.4    84.6    85.6    82.4    73.8    75.8    74.4    76.7
      Illinois...........   406.3   400.8   402.2   395.5   887.1   892.1   882.2   890.9   774.3   784.9   782.4   791.3
      Indiana............   139.9   140.5   138.7   139.2   295.6   291.2   295.4   290.4   388.7   391.3   403.4   406.2
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   103.7   104.3   103.1   103.5   123.6   122.2   122.1   122.0   194.0   196.9   202.1   205.2
      Kansas.............    74.9    74.3    74.4    73.7   147.1   148.7   147.4   148.4   170.7   172.1   173.4   173.4
      Kentucky...........    93.8    93.3    93.3    93.0   182.5   181.0   182.2   180.2   241.0   240.6   241.5   239.8
      Louisiana..........    97.2    96.9    96.7    97.1   203.1   203.9   202.2   202.2   248.7   252.5   249.8   253.1
      Maine..............    33.8    33.3    33.2    32.7    55.6    57.2    54.6    56.1   115.2   116.3   116.0   117.3
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland...........   157.7   156.9   156.4   155.8   401.7   411.5   399.4   409.6   370.7   381.7   374.5   384.8
      Massachusetts......   227.7   225.8   224.0   221.9   491.4   496.6   486.1   493.3   610.7   623.2   622.9   636.2
      Michigan...........   213.3   209.3   209.9   205.1   580.0   580.2   579.9   575.8   586.4   596.7   598.6   608.7
      Minnesota..........   180.7   182.9   178.7   180.9   336.7   328.7   332.3   325.4   426.3   434.0   429.8   438.0
      Mississippi........    47.2    46.8    47.0    47.0    95.1    96.6    95.9    96.4   126.2   128.1   127.5   128.8
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   169.4   165.3   168.4   163.7   343.2   340.9   340.8   341.1   382.7   389.0   386.6   393.4
      Montana............    22.1    22.3    21.8    22.0    42.6    42.0    41.4    41.1    58.0    59.9    59.2    60.7
      Nebraska...........    69.7    71.2    69.2    70.5   106.1   110.1   105.6   109.5   133.6   135.0   133.2   137.7
      Nevada.............    64.7    62.3    64.4    62.1   157.9   153.5   156.0   152.3    92.3    95.3    92.9    96.1
      New Hampshire......    39.0    39.5    38.6    39.0    67.4    70.1    66.8    69.4   102.8   104.9   104.6   105.5
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   277.9   268.4   273.7   264.0   620.2   624.5   615.8   622.3   570.4   582.7   577.3   587.9
      New Mexico.........    35.4    34.7    35.2    34.5   110.4   109.3   109.2   108.4   108.7   112.7   112.3   116.5
      New York...........   739.9   730.4   731.2   720.8 1,153.5 1,150.7 1,141.9 1,146.5 1,540.3 1,578.0 1,597.8 1,622.8
      North Carolina.....   214.2   214.2   212.8   212.0   506.6   505.1   508.7   503.2   516.3   534.1   518.6   538.5
      North Dakota.......    20.0    20.2    20.0    20.0    29.9    30.6    30.0    30.5    51.0    51.6    51.2    51.4
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   302.4   300.6   299.7   298.5   677.4   677.9   675.4   675.6   778.5   789.6   796.9   804.3
      Oklahoma...........    84.2    84.9    83.9    84.7   184.7   182.3   184.2   183.3   193.6   195.3   195.1   197.1
      Oregon.............   107.9   104.0   106.3   104.3   201.9   202.7   201.0   200.1   206.0   217.5   212.1   224.8
      Pennsylvania.......   335.8   331.6   331.5   327.1   715.6   721.7   710.9   716.0 1,050.4 1,072.9 1,074.3 1,097.3
      Rhode Island.......    34.6    33.2    34.6    33.2    57.0    54.9    56.6    54.7    95.5    96.0    99.3    99.5
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   108.3   109.2   107.2   108.3   229.9   227.1   229.6   225.8   202.4   207.4   203.7   209.5
      South Dakota.......    31.2    31.9    31.1    31.7    28.4    29.4    27.9    28.9    59.9    61.8    60.5    62.8
      Tennessee..........   144.9   142.6   144.3   141.8   326.2   318.8   328.0   321.2   351.0   357.4   354.0   360.1
      Texas..............   649.0   657.9   645.4   655.0 1,306.6 1,368.5 1,306.2 1,363.7 1,260.6 1,293.2 1,270.0 1,304.2
      Utah...............    75.0    74.0    74.4    73.3   163.6   165.4   162.4   164.3   137.4   143.6   142.4   148.7
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    13.3    13.3    13.2    13.1    23.0    23.2    22.7    22.8    56.3    57.2    57.7    58.5
      Virginia...........   195.2   194.0   193.3   191.7   652.2   659.9   647.8   655.4   401.8   411.4   422.4   433.0
      Washington.........   156.8   154.0   154.9   152.3   352.7   358.5   352.0   357.6   342.2   347.2   349.0   354.5
      West Virginia......    29.9    29.4    29.8    29.2    61.5    61.4    61.1    61.2   113.1   115.0   115.0   116.3
      Wisconsin..........   164.2   165.1   162.3   163.6   285.2   281.9   282.2   277.4   399.6   405.0   400.7   407.3
      Wyoming............    11.7    12.0    11.6    11.9    19.7    20.3    19.2    19.5    23.3    24.3    23.3    24.2
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico........    48.7    47.1    48.4    46.3   106.4   101.5   106.4   100.9   100.4    99.5   105.4   102.6






                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                              Leisure and hospitality              Other services                    Government          
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                               August        September         August        September         August        September   
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                            2007    2008    2007   2008p    2007    2008    2007   2008p    2007    2008    2007   2008p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   178.4   178.3   175.7   175.7    80.7    80.7    80.6    80.3   367.9   373.1   377.2   381.1
      Alaska.............    39.4    39.0    35.8    35.2    11.8    11.7    11.8    11.7    77.5    78.8    82.8    83.8
      Arizona............   267.8   267.5   269.9   267.0    95.2    94.5    96.2    94.6   417.6   425.9   436.1   442.5
      Arkansas...........   102.6   103.8   100.9   102.3    45.5    45.9    45.3    45.7   198.0   199.4   213.2   212.3
      California......... 1,582.7 1,593.7 1,565.4 1,576.6   517.6   516.1   517.7   515.7 2,393.5 2,426.5 2,462.6 2,488.3
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   282.6   287.3   271.6   277.4    93.7    95.6    93.2    94.4   359.2   368.1   379.4   386.5
      Connecticut........   145.5   147.0   139.1   139.8    65.0    65.1    64.1    63.8   233.8   236.5   248.4   250.2
      Delaware ..........    44.9    44.4    42.3    42.1    20.3    21.2    20.1    20.7    58.5    58.9    60.6    61.9
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia.........    54.7    56.1    55.5    56.4    62.5    65.3    62.5    65.7   239.9   247.0   229.9   231.4
      Florida............   917.0   931.3   908.7   922.9   342.2   340.1   343.0   342.0 1,132.2 1,142.8 1,140.6 1,150.4
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia............   404.9   405.4   398.0   396.7   162.5   161.3   160.7   160.6   669.7   669.0   679.9   673.1
      Hawaii ............   110.6   108.4   109.5   107.4    26.7    27.4    26.8    27.5   115.4   120.1   120.9   123.4
      Idaho .............    68.4    68.4    66.2    65.5    20.1    20.5    19.6    20.2   112.2   114.7   119.5   122.1
      Illinois...........   555.7   552.0   544.0   542.2   269.9   265.8   260.2   257.3   817.3   817.1   855.5   851.2
      Indiana............   296.0   296.8   288.4   290.2   112.8   113.7   111.9   112.0   412.4   417.2   443.0   451.2
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   144.5   146.3   140.3   142.4    57.9    58.3    57.6    57.8   228.6   231.4   250.4   252.9
      Kansas.............   118.0   117.8   116.1   116.1    52.6    51.8    52.7    52.0   233.9   244.6   258.4   262.8
      Kentucky...........   179.0   180.1   175.3   174.4    76.3    76.2    76.3    75.6   319.3   328.8   327.1   337.0
      Louisiana..........   196.8   201.5   195.0   196.8    69.4    69.1    69.3    69.2   351.9   359.5   363.7   363.3
      Maine..............    75.8    75.2    67.4    66.7    20.4    20.5    20.0    20.1    91.4    91.4   104.7   104.1
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland...........   252.9   257.2   242.8   247.2   118.5   120.8   118.0   120.1   463.6   467.8   476.1   482.7
      Massachusetts......   330.9   330.7   314.2   314.4   124.5   123.5   119.6   118.7   395.0   396.7   433.4   437.2
      Michigan...........   429.9   427.6   420.8   418.8   179.2   177.3   177.9   176.0   592.2   583.5   656.3   646.6
      Minnesota..........   265.4   265.1   256.5   255.1   117.4   116.3   116.1   115.3   384.5   390.3   408.9   406.0
      Mississippi........   128.5   126.6   127.6   124.8    37.1    37.2    37.1    37.7   241.1   240.1   247.0   243.9
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   297.0   292.4   288.6   284.5   121.4   120.1   120.5   118.6   405.7   406.3   443.5   444.1
      Montana............    65.1    66.0    61.3    62.5    17.1    18.0    17.1    18.0    84.5   c83.5    85.5    88.2
      Nebraska...........    85.8    86.9    83.8    84.3    34.8    34.9    34.8    35.0   156.4   155.0   163.6   163.5
      Nevada.............   339.6   340.8   339.1   339.8    37.3    37.8    37.3    37.8   146.7   153.1   156.2   162.2
      New Hampshire......    74.4    73.2    68.2    66.7    22.6    23.0    22.4    22.6    81.7    84.0    95.4    95.8
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   368.3   365.9   350.3   347.8   165.8   168.1   162.8   164.8   611.4   609.5   630.7   628.9
      New Mexico.........    90.8    90.5    89.3    88.7    30.9    31.0    29.2    29.3   188.5   190.9   196.1   198.8
      New York...........   747.2   758.7   718.1   727.2   361.7   367.0   362.3   365.9 1,457.6 1,464.5 1,478.4 1,484.9
      North Carolina.....   411.3   419.2   402.7   410.3   184.1   184.5   182.3   182.9   670.7   677.4   708.2   709.4
      North Dakota.......    34.0    34.7    33.8    34.2    15.0    15.3    15.1    15.4    66.1    66.7    76.9    77.2
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   530.7   531.8   511.6   515.5   223.5   221.1   220.7   219.3   756.2   753.9   789.9   787.6
      Oklahoma...........   144.4   146.4   143.2   144.1    63.4    63.6    63.3    63.4   304.6   305.2   321.9   318.0
      Oregon.............   181.4   184.1   177.9   178.8    60.2    59.3    60.3    59.0   269.7   278.7   279.1   285.1
      Pennsylvania.......   534.1   538.3   510.0   515.2   260.0   259.9   256.9   256.1   686.6   686.8   739.7   742.4
      Rhode Island.......    56.5    55.8    54.4    53.5    23.6    22.5    23.0    21.8    61.2    59.2    63.9    62.4
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   229.7   237.1   221.3   226.0    73.6    75.5    73.8    74.1   335.9   346.0   340.8   350.9
      South Dakota.......    48.7    49.1    44.5    44.9    16.1    15.9    15.9    15.9    73.1    73.1    75.7    75.6
      Tennessee..........   288.0   281.1   281.8   276.1   102.7   102.9   102.8   102.8   413.8   415.4   426.6   426.1
      Texas.............. 1,006.2 1,042.2   990.5 1,030.1   357.1   362.5   354.5   360.0 1,655.0 1,677.6 1,723.9 1,750.8
      Utah...............   115.4   118.1   113.4   116.0    37.0    36.8    36.1    35.9   196.0   199.7   208.3   212.0
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    35.2    35.1    32.6    32.6    10.0    10.0     9.9     9.9    44.2    44.5    54.6    54.8
      Virginia...........   365.6   367.2   352.2   353.1   186.5   188.6   185.1   187.8   659.6   670.4   683.4   694.5
      Washington.........   295.1   302.2   292.4   298.5   107.3   108.5   106.2   107.5   498.9   517.1   523.7   527.1
      West Virginia......    75.1    74.9    74.1    75.2    55.3    56.1    55.6    56.3   140.1   141.5   143.3   144.2
      Wisconsin..........   285.7   281.9   271.3   268.4   138.2   136.7   137.8   135.7   383.4   392.8   411.1   416.2
      Wyoming............    38.6    39.6    35.9    36.8    11.9    12.0    11.5    12.0    62.2    64.0    67.8    69.8
                                                                                                                         
      Puerto Rico........    76.0    71.6    75.0    71.5    19.6    16.4    19.3    16.2   290.1   290.6   292.6   297.5

       1 Natural resources and mining is combined with construction.
       p = preliminary.
       c = corrected.
       NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work.  Estimates are currently projected from 2007 benchmark levels. 
     Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes
     available. Data reflect the conversion to the 2007 version of the North American Industry Classification System
     (NAICS) as the basis for the assignment and tabulation of economic data by industry, replacing NAICS 2002. For more
     details, see http://www.bls.gov/sae/saenaics07.htm.
     
     
     
     
     

Last Modified Date: October 24, 2008
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