Economic News Release

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release


For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) October 21, 2009              USDL-09-1270

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   REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- SEPTEMBER 2009
   
Regional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed 
in September. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia recorded
over-the-month unemployment rate increases, 19 states registered rate
decreases, and 8 states had no rate change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics reported today. Over the year, jobless rates increased in
all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The national unemployment
rate rose to 9.8 percent in September, up 0.1 percentage point from
August and 3.6 points from September 2008.

In September, nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 43 states and
the District of Columbia and increased in 7 states. The largest over-
the-month decrease in the level of employment occurred in New York
(-81,700), followed by Texas (-44,700), California (-39,300), Wisconsin
(-21,700), and Michigan (-21,500). The District of Columbia experienced 
the largest over-the-month percentage decrease in employment (-1.4 per-
cent), followed by New York (-0.9 percent), Kentucky and Wisconsin 
(-0.8 percent each), and Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii, and Nebraska 
(-0.7 percent each). The largest over-the-month increases in employment 
occurred in Indiana (+4,400), New Mexico (+3,700), Nevada (+2,700), and 
Utah (+2,500). New Mexico (+0.5 percent) experienced the largest over-
the-month percentage increase in employment, followed by Indiana, Nevada, 
and Utah (+0.2 percent each). Over the year, nonfarm employment decreased 
in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The largest over-the-year 
percentage decreases occurred in Arizona and Michigan (-7.5 percent each), 
Nevada and Oregon (-6.1 percent each), and Georgia (-6.0 percent).

Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In September, the West reported the highest regional jobless rate,
10.6 percent, followed by the Midwest, 9.8 percent. The Northeast and
South recorded the lowest rates, 9.0 and 9.3 percent, respectively. No
region experienced a statistically significant over-the-month rate
change. Over the year, all four regions registered significant jobless
rate increases, the largest of which was in the West (+3.9 percentage
points). (See table 1.)

Among the nine geographic divisions, the Pacific continued to report
the highest jobless rate, 11.6 percent in September, followed by the
East North Central, 11.0 percent, and East South Central, 10.4 per-
cent. The divisions registering the lowest jobless rates were the
West North Central, 7.3 percent, and West South Central, 7.9 percent.
No division experienced a statistically significant unemployment rate
change from a month earlier. In contrast, all nine divisions had
significant over-the-year rate increases, with the largest of these
occurring in the Pacific (+4.2 percentage points) and East North
Central (+4.0 points).

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Michigan again recorded the highest unemployment rate among the
states, 15.3 percent, in September. The states with the next highest
rates were Nevada, 13.3 percent; Rhode Island, 13.0 percent; and
California, 12.2 percent. The rates in Nevada and Rhode Island set new
series highs. Florida, at 11.0 percent, also posted a series high.
(All state series begin in 1976.) North Dakota continued to register
the lowest jobless rate, 4.2 percent in September, followed by South
Dakota, 4.8 percent, and Nebraska, 4.9 percent. In total, 27 states
registered jobless rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of
9.8 percent, 9 states and the District of Columbia had measurably
higher rates, and 14 states had rates that were not appreciably
different from that of the nation. (See tables A and 3.)

The only state to report a statistically significant over-the-month
unemployment rate increase in September was Illinois (+0.5 percentage
point). Four states experienced measurable jobless rate decreases over
the month--Minnesota and Ohio (-0.7 percentage point each) and Oregon
and Wisconsin (-0.5 point each). The remaining 45 states and the
District of Columbia registered jobless rates that were not appreciably 
different from those of a month earlier, though some had changes that 
were at least as large numerically as the significant changes.

All states and the District of Columbia recorded statistically
significant increases in their jobless rates from September 2008. The
largest of these were in Michigan (+6.4 percentage points), Nevada
(+6.0 points), and Alabama (+5.3 points), while the smallest rate
increase occurred in North Dakota (+0.9 point). (See table B.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Between August and September 2009, 15 states and the District of
Columbia experienced statistically significant changes in employment,
all of which were decreases. The largest statistically significant job
losses occurred in New York (-81,700), Texas (-44,700), California 
(-39,300), Wisconsin (-21,700), and Michigan (-21,500). The smallest
statistically significant decreases in employment occurred in Hawaii
(-4,200), Nebraska (-6,300), and Arkansas (-7,700). (See tables C and
5.)

Over the year, 46 states experienced statistically significant changes
in employment, all of which were decreases. The largest statistically
significant job losses occurred in California (-732,700), Florida
(-360,400), Michigan (-308,800), Illinois (-306,900), Texas (-303,700), 
Ohio (-258,100), New York (-256,100), and Georgia (-245,400). The 
smallest statistically significant decreases in employment occurred in 
South Dakota (-7,900) and Montana (-8,400). (See table D.)

________________
Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment for September is
scheduled to be released on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at 10:00 a.m.
(EDT). Regional and State Employment and Unemployment for October is
scheduled to be released on Friday, November 20, 2009, at 10:00 a.m.
(EST).



Table A.  States with unemployment rates significantly differ-
ent from that of the U.S., September 2009, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
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United States (1) ...................|           9.8
                                     |
Alaska ..............................|           8.4
Arkansas ............................|           7.1
California ..........................|          12.2
Colorado ............................|           7.0
Connecticut .........................|           8.4
Delaware ............................|           8.3
District of Columbia ................|          11.4
Florida .............................|          11.0
Hawaii ..............................|           7.2
Iowa ................................|           6.7
                                     |
Kansas ..............................|           6.9
Kentucky ............................|          10.9
Louisiana ...........................|           7.4
Maine ...............................|           8.5
Maryland ............................|           7.2
Michigan ............................|          15.3
Minnesota ...........................|           7.3
Montana .............................|           6.7
Nebraska ............................|           4.9
Nevada ..............................|          13.3
                                     |
New Hampshire .......................|           7.2
New Mexico ..........................|           7.7
New York ............................|           8.9
North Carolina ......................|          10.8
North Dakota ........................|           4.2
Oklahoma ............................|           6.7
Oregon ..............................|          11.5
Pennsylvania ........................|           8.8
Rhode Island ........................|          13.0
South Carolina ......................|          11.6
                                     |
South Dakota ........................|           4.8
Texas ...............................|           8.2
Utah ................................|           6.2
Vermont .............................|           6.7
Virginia ............................|           6.7
Wisconsin ...........................|           8.3
Wyoming .............................|           6.8
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   1 Data are not preliminary.
   p = preliminary.
   
   
   
Table B.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from September 2008 to September 2009, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-year
             State              | September | September | rate change(p)
                                |    2008   |  2009(p)  |
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Alabama ........................|     5.4   |    10.7   |       5.3
Alaska .........................|     6.7   |     8.4   |       1.7
Arizona ........................|     6.0   |     9.1   |       3.1
Arkansas .......................|     5.2   |     7.1   |       1.9
California .....................|     7.8   |    12.2   |       4.4
Colorado .......................|     5.0   |     7.0   |       2.0
Connecticut ....................|     6.0   |     8.4   |       2.4
Delaware .......................|     5.2   |     8.3   |       3.1
District of Columbia ...........|     7.4   |    11.4   |       4.0
Florida ........................|     6.7   |    11.0   |       4.3
                                |           |           |
Georgia ........................|     6.6   |    10.1   |       3.5
Hawaii .........................|     4.4   |     7.2   |       2.8
Idaho ..........................|     5.4   |     8.8   |       3.4
Illinois .......................|     6.7   |    10.5   |       3.8
Indiana ........................|     6.1   |     9.6   |       3.5
Iowa ...........................|     4.2   |     6.7   |       2.5
Kansas .........................|     4.6   |     6.9   |       2.3
Kentucky .......................|     6.9   |    10.9   |       4.0
Louisiana ......................|     5.6   |     7.4   |       1.8
Maine ..........................|     5.6   |     8.5   |       2.9
                                |           |           |
Maryland .......................|     4.6   |     7.2   |       2.6
Massachusetts ..................|     5.6   |     9.3   |       3.7
Michigan .......................|     8.9   |    15.3   |       6.4
Minnesota ......................|     5.4   |     7.3   |       1.9
Mississippi ....................|     7.4   |     9.2   |       1.8
Missouri .......................|     6.3   |     9.5   |       3.2
Montana ........................|     4.7   |     6.7   |       2.0
Nebraska .......................|     3.4   |     4.9   |       1.5
Nevada .........................|     7.3   |    13.3   |       6.0
New Hampshire ..................|     3.9   |     7.2   |       3.3
                                |           |           |
New Jersey .....................|     5.8   |     9.8   |       4.0
New Mexico .....................|     4.4   |     7.7   |       3.3
New York .......................|     5.8   |     8.9   |       3.1
North Carolina .................|     6.8   |    10.8   |       4.0
North Dakota ...................|     3.3   |     4.2   |        .9
Ohio ...........................|     6.8   |    10.1   |       3.3
Oklahoma .......................|     4.0   |     6.7   |       2.7
Oregon .........................|     6.8   |    11.5   |       4.7
Pennsylvania ...................|     5.6   |     8.8   |       3.2
Rhode Island ...................|     8.5   |    13.0   |       4.5
                                |           |           |
South Carolina .................|     7.5   |    11.6   |       4.1
South Dakota ...................|     3.2   |     4.8   |       1.6
Tennessee ......................|     6.9   |    10.5   |       3.6
Texas ..........................|     5.1   |     8.2   |       3.1
Utah ...........................|     3.4   |     6.2   |       2.8
Vermont ........................|     4.8   |     6.7   |       1.9
Virginia .......................|     4.1   |     6.7   |       2.6
Washington .....................|     5.5   |     9.3   |       3.8
West Virginia ..................|     4.3   |     8.9   |       4.6
Wisconsin ......................|     4.7   |     8.3   |       3.6
Wyoming ........................|     3.2   |     6.8   |       3.6
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   p = preliminary.



Table C.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
August 2009 to September 2009, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   August    |   September | Over-the-month
           State              |    2009     |    2009(p)  |    change(p)  
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Arizona.......................|   2,421,700 |   2,405,900 |     -15,800
Arkansas......................|   1,177,600 |   1,169,900 |      -7,700
California....................|  14,239,700 |  14,200,400 |     -39,300
District of Columbia..........|     712,600 |     702,600 |     -10,000
Georgia.......................|   3,853,600 |   3,838,100 |     -15,500
Hawaii........................|     594,100 |     589,900 |      -4,200
Kentucky......................|   1,773,200 |   1,758,600 |     -14,600
Louisiana.....................|   1,920,500 |   1,909,800 |     -10,700
Michigan......................|   3,847,300 |   3,825,800 |     -21,500
Nebraska......................|     949,600 |     943,300 |      -6,300

New York......................|   8,644,400 |   8,562,700 |     -81,700
Oklahoma......................|   1,554,100 |   1,544,900 |      -9,200
Oregon........................|   1,624,100 |   1,613,800 |     -10,300
Texas.........................|  10,342,300 |  10,297,600 |     -44,700
Washington....................|   2,852,800 |   2,836,500 |     -16,300
Wisconsin.....................|   2,753,900 |   2,732,200 |     -21,700
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   p = preliminary.



Table D.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
September 2008 to September 2009, seasonally adjusted
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                              |   September |   September | Over-the-year
           State              |     2008    |     2009(p) |    change(p)
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Alabama.......................|   1,988,900 |   1,894,500 |     -94,400
Arizona.......................|   2,602,000 |   2,405,900 |    -196,100
Arkansas......................|   1,205,800 |   1,169,900 |     -35,900
California....................|  14,933,100 |  14,200,400 |    -732,700
Colorado......................|   2,353,900 |   2,238,300 |    -115,600
Connecticut...................|   1,698,900 |   1,622,600 |     -76,300
Delaware......................|     432,000 |     410,800 |     -21,200
Florida.......................|   7,694,200 |   7,333,800 |    -360,400
Georgia.......................|   4,083,500 |   3,838,100 |    -245,400
Hawaii........................|     613,400 |     589,900 |     -23,500

Idaho.........................|     647,300 |     614,600 |     -32,700
Illinois......................|   5,941,600 |   5,634,700 |    -306,900
Indiana.......................|   2,946,900 |   2,811,100 |    -135,800
Iowa..........................|   1,523,400 |   1,478,300 |     -45,100
Kansas........................|   1,388,300 |   1,331,600 |     -56,700
Kentucky......................|   1,845,000 |   1,758,600 |     -86,400
Maine.........................|     615,700 |     592,800 |     -22,900
Maryland......................|   2,591,700 |   2,533,900 |     -57,800
Massachusetts.................|   3,286,600 |   3,176,400 |    -110,200
Michigan......................|   4,134,600 |   3,825,800 |    -308,800

Minnesota.....................|   2,758,500 |   2,640,200 |    -118,300
Mississippi...................|   1,142,100 |   1,103,800 |     -38,300
Missouri......................|   2,790,200 |   2,709,900 |     -80,300
Montana.......................|     446,600 |     438,200 |      -8,400
Nevada........................|   1,258,800 |   1,182,300 |     -76,500
New Hampshire.................|     645,600 |     628,600 |     -17,000
New Jersey....................|   4,046,600 |   3,917,700 |    -128,900
New Mexico....................|     850,100 |     817,700 |     -32,400
New York......................|   8,818,800 |   8,562,700 |    -256,100
North Carolina................|   4,131,900 |   3,921,700 |    -210,200

Ohio..........................|   5,355,300 |   5,097,200 |    -258,100
Oklahoma......................|   1,596,200 |   1,544,900 |     -51,300
Oregon........................|   1,718,200 |   1,613,800 |    -104,400
Pennsylvania..................|   5,803,100 |   5,605,000 |    -198,100
Rhode Island..................|     480,300 |     458,700 |     -21,600
South Carolina................|   1,916,900 |   1,848,400 |     -68,500
South Dakota..................|     412,200 |     404,300 |      -7,900
Tennessee.....................|   2,764,100 |   2,649,000 |    -115,100
Texas.........................|  10,601,300 |  10,297,600 |    -303,700
Utah..........................|   1,255,400 |   1,201,200 |     -54,200

Vermont.......................|     306,900 |     293,800 |     -13,100
Virginia......................|   3,764,600 |   3,644,000 |    -120,600
Washington....................|   2,964,000 |   2,836,500 |    -127,500
West Virginia.................|     763,700 |     736,100 |     -27,600
Wisconsin.....................|   2,857,300 |   2,732,200 |    -125,100
Wyoming.......................|     301,100 |     287,500 |     -13,600
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   p = preliminary.





Technical Note

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

Labor force and unemployment--from the LAUS program

   Definitions.  The labor force and unemployment data are based on the
same concepts and definitions as those used for the official national
estimates obtained from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a sample
survey of households that is conducted for the Bureau of Labor 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-
cal data for the most recent five years (both seasonally adjusted and not
seasonally adjusted) are revised near the beginning of each calendar year,
prior to or coincident with the release of January estimates.

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

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

Employment--from the CES program

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

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

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

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

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

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; Federal Relay System:  (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.  
                       2008     2009     2009     2009     2008     2009     2009     2009     2008     2009     2009     2009   
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
Northeast........... 28,319.9 28,389.5 28,339.4 28,321.8  1,631.7  2,460.5  2,545.4  2,549.2    5.8      8.7      9.0      9.0   
                                                                                                                                 
  New England.......  7,683.1  7,696.3  7,690.3  7,688.4    443.1    660.1    674.6    686.3    5.8      8.6      8.8      8.9   
  Middle Atlantic... 20,636.9 20,693.2 20,649.1 20,633.5  1,188.6  1,800.4  1,870.8  1,862.8    5.8      8.7      9.1      9.0   
                                                                                                                                 
South............... 55,139.4 55,052.0 54,969.9 54,978.0  3,272.2  5,109.5  5,080.9  5,119.4    5.9      9.3      9.2      9.3   
                                                                                                                                 
  South Atlantic.... 29,562.0 29,316.8 29,269.1 29,270.8  1,837.1  2,882.2  2,833.5  2,875.5    6.2      9.8      9.7      9.8   
  East South Central  8,572.3  8,491.3  8,459.0  8,430.8    563.9    896.0    897.7    876.8    6.6     10.6     10.6     10.4   
  West South Central 17,005.1 17,243.8 17,241.8 17,276.4    871.2  1,331.3  1,349.7  1,367.1    5.1      7.7      7.8      7.9   
                                                                                                                                 
Midwest............. 34,831.0 34,651.6 34,513.3 34,521.2  2,231.8  3,527.5  3,441.1  3,391.9    6.4     10.2     10.0      9.8   
                                                                                                                                 
  East North Central 23,880.4 23,686.7 23,554.6 23,540.1  1,665.0  2,701.8  2,614.8  2,586.1    7.0     11.4     11.1     11.0   
  West North Central 10,950.7 10,964.9 10,958.7 10,981.1    566.8    825.7    826.3    805.9    5.2      7.5      7.5      7.3   
                                                                                                                                 
West................ 36,158.5 36,100.8 36,048.5 35,998.4  2,440.6  3,775.3  3,829.7  3,817.2    6.7     10.5     10.6     10.6   
                                                                                                                                 
  Mountain.......... 11,196.4 11,108.7 11,119.8 11,093.6    605.6    946.3    942.1    940.6    5.4      8.5      8.5      8.5   
  Pacific........... 24,962.0 24,992.1 24,928.7 24,904.8  1,835.0  2,829.0  2,887.6  2,876.7    7.4     11.3     11.6     11.6   

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





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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
 Census region and                                                      Number                      Percent of labor force      
      division                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                           August          September           August          September           August          September    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2008     2009     2008     2009     2008     2009     2008     2009     2008     2009     2008     2009  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,583.0 28,674.5 28,189.9 28,195.4  1,592.6  2,510.6  1,550.9  2,479.3    5.6      8.8      5.5      8.8  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,773.4  7,800.1  7,652.9  7,659.9    428.8    663.8    424.3    670.6    5.5      8.5      5.5      8.8  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,809.7 20,874.3 20,537.0 20,535.5  1,163.8  1,846.8  1,126.5  1,808.7    5.6      8.8      5.5      8.8  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 55,210.5 55,216.7 55,094.9 54,946.6  3,271.3  5,119.7  3,201.7  5,070.8    5.9      9.3      5.8      9.2  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,652.5 29,441.5 29,525.3 29,245.0  1,844.5  2,861.8  1,805.4  2,857.4    6.2      9.7      6.1      9.8  
  East South Central  8,582.7  8,486.3  8,568.4  8,427.9    559.4    897.5    543.7    858.1    6.5     10.6      6.3     10.2  
  West South Central 16,975.3 17,289.0 17,001.2 17,273.7    867.5  1,360.4    852.6  1,355.3    5.1      7.9      5.0      7.8  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 35,062.3 34,752.2 34,763.2 34,465.8  2,202.5  3,378.3  2,092.4  3,260.8    6.3      9.7      6.0      9.5  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 24,080.3 23,741.2 23,840.8 23,508.5  1,645.6  2,569.6  1,555.8  2,483.2    6.8     10.8      6.5     10.6  
  West North Central 10,982.0 11,011.0 10,922.4 10,957.3    556.8    808.7    536.6    777.6    5.1      7.3      4.9      7.1  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 36,231.6 36,253.3 36,158.2 36,009.0  2,393.2  3,814.0  2,335.3  3,727.1    6.6     10.5      6.5     10.4  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,216.3 11,183.1 11,218.0 11,117.9    599.7    939.8    586.6    926.2    5.3      8.4      5.2      8.3  
  Pacific........... 25,015.3 25,070.2 24,940.2 24,891.1  1,793.6  2,874.2  1,748.7  2,800.9    7.2     11.5      7.0     11.3  

  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.
                           2008      2009      2009     2009p      2008      2009      2009     2009p    2008  2009  2009 2009p
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama................   2,156.5   2,108.8   2,093.7   2,086.7    116.9     215.3     216.6     223.2    5.4  10.2  10.3  10.7
Alaska.................     358.2     358.1     357.6     358.9     24.1      29.3      29.1      30.2    6.7   8.2   8.1   8.4
Arizona................   3,166.6   3,153.9   3,169.7   3,153.3    191.4     290.8     288.4     287.3    6.0   9.2   9.1   9.1
Arkansas...............   1,373.0   1,361.9   1,357.3   1,366.3     71.9     100.8      96.5      97.1    5.2   7.4   7.1   7.1
California.............  18,481.4  18,458.5  18,402.5  18,383.1  1,448.4   2,199.5   2,259.6   2,246.6    7.8  11.9  12.3  12.2
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                             
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,979.3   4,953.8   4,929.4   4,920.2    412.2     587.5     602.8     622.5    8.3  11.9  12.2  12.7
Colorado...............   2,732.7   2,690.9   2,683.1   2,671.0    135.9     210.0     197.2     187.4    5.0   7.8   7.3   7.0
Connecticut............   1,881.9   1,884.6   1,883.8   1,885.3    112.7     146.7     152.2     158.8    6.0   7.8   8.1   8.4
Delaware...............     443.9     434.0     432.8     431.7     23.1      35.2      34.7      35.9    5.2   8.1   8.0   8.3
District of Columbia...     334.2     329.6     324.4     327.8     24.9      34.9      35.9      37.5    7.4  10.6  11.1  11.4
Florida................   9,277.7   9,207.9   9,204.4   9,193.4    617.9     999.0     994.1   1,011.7    6.7  10.8  10.8  11.0
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1)........   1,215.7   1,236.1   1,226.7   1,234.8     73.9     138.5     133.5     135.1    6.1  11.2  10.9  10.9
                                                                                                                               
Georgia................   4,852.1   4,764.6   4,740.2   4,734.9    319.9     489.7     477.5     480.1    6.6  10.3  10.1  10.1
Hawaii.................     656.0     645.4     643.0     647.1     29.1      45.2      45.8      46.9    4.4   7.0   7.1   7.2
Idaho..................     757.6     754.6     753.3     752.9     40.9      66.6      66.8      66.2    5.4   8.8   8.9   8.8
Illinois...............   6,671.2   6,646.2   6,589.5   6,620.5    444.6     691.5     657.4     698.4    6.7  10.4  10.0  10.5
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                          
    Joliet (1).........   4,110.7   4,124.2   4,087.4   4,094.2    262.3     431.9     402.3     431.5    6.4  10.5   9.8  10.5
Indiana................   3,229.0   3,158.5   3,138.6   3,142.7    198.2     334.5     310.1     302.6    6.1  10.6   9.9   9.6
Iowa...................   1,677.5   1,677.9   1,685.7   1,692.8     71.0     108.3     113.1     113.1    4.2   6.5   6.7   6.7
Kansas.................   1,501.2   1,530.5   1,522.0   1,531.5     68.5     114.3     108.8     106.2    4.6   7.5   7.2   6.9
Kentucky...............   2,049.3   2,069.6   2,067.8   2,067.3    141.1     228.8     230.7     225.2    6.9  11.1  11.2  10.9
Louisiana..............   2,102.0   2,066.4   2,065.0   2,059.4    117.4     152.8     160.6     153.0    5.6   7.4   7.8   7.4
Maine..................     707.4     700.5     701.4     701.7     39.3      59.4      60.3      59.6    5.6   8.5   8.6   8.5
                                                                                                                               
Maryland...............   2,998.3   2,956.0   2,950.7   2,950.4    139.1     213.4     210.5     213.8    4.6   7.2   7.1   7.2
Massachusetts..........   3,426.7   3,440.4   3,443.6   3,442.6    190.7     302.8     312.4     319.7    5.6   8.8   9.1   9.3
Michigan...............   4,913.9   4,857.1   4,844.7   4,835.2    435.0     730.2     736.0     739.7    8.9  15.0  15.2  15.3
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Livonia (2)........   2,094.7   2,077.6   2,091.2   2,098.4    187.5     340.2     361.6     372.5    9.0  16.4  17.3  17.8
Minnesota..............   2,942.1   2,964.4   2,958.1   2,954.2    160.1     239.8     235.6     216.8    5.4   8.1   8.0   7.3
Mississippi............   1,316.8   1,291.4   1,283.9   1,279.1     97.4     125.7     124.0     117.7    7.4   9.7   9.7   9.2
Missouri...............   3,008.5   3,003.3   3,009.3   3,018.4    190.1     279.1     285.8     285.8    6.3   9.3   9.5   9.5
Montana................     507.4     499.0     498.9     500.1     24.0      33.5      33.0      33.3    4.7   6.7   6.6   6.7
Nebraska...............     997.0     980.8     977.7     981.6     34.2      48.6      49.2      47.8    3.4   5.0   5.0   4.9
Nevada.................   1,387.0   1,400.3   1,403.3   1,401.8    101.5     175.4     185.0     186.9    7.3  12.5  13.2  13.3
New Hampshire..........     738.5     740.2     738.5     738.5     28.8      50.1      51.9      53.3    3.9   6.8   7.0   7.2
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey.............   4,502.5   4,561.8   4,541.3   4,535.4    260.6     423.1     436.9     444.9    5.8   9.3   9.6   9.8
New Mexico.............     964.3     953.3     957.6     958.4     42.2      66.7      71.3      73.6    4.4   7.0   7.4   7.7
New York...............   9,712.4   9,741.4   9,744.0   9,734.9    563.3     834.9     869.4     868.1    5.8   8.6   8.9   8.9
  New York City........   3,971.6   4,037.6   4,044.2   4,021.5    239.6     384.7     413.6     413.5    6.0   9.5  10.2  10.3
North Carolina.........   4,571.0   4,535.4   4,521.5   4,534.1    308.8     495.5     488.9     491.8    6.8  10.9  10.8  10.8
North Dakota...........     370.9     364.2     363.4     363.6     12.2      15.1      15.7      15.1    3.3   4.2   4.3   4.2
Ohio...................   5,968.6   5,951.7   5,912.5   5,882.2    404.4     665.5     641.3     594.1    6.8  11.2  10.8  10.1
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                            
    Mentor (2).........   1,077.9   1,066.5   1,060.9   1,058.5     71.4      99.2      97.3      91.9    6.6   9.3   9.2   8.7
Oklahoma...............   1,754.4   1,778.2   1,783.9   1,783.4     70.0     116.9     120.6     119.4    4.0   6.6   6.8   6.7
Oregon.................   1,967.0   1,972.5   1,962.2   1,961.1    133.5     232.0     236.1     225.1    6.8  11.8  12.0  11.5
Pennsylvania...........   6,423.1   6,389.3   6,359.0   6,368.1    360.0     540.4     550.3     559.4    5.6   8.5   8.7   8.8
Rhode Island...........     567.6     573.6     573.6     570.4     48.4      72.8      73.2      74.0    8.5  12.7  12.8  13.0
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina.........   2,164.2   2,183.0   2,173.5   2,170.6    161.4     255.9     248.4     252.0    7.5  11.7  11.4  11.6
South Dakota...........     446.0     447.0     446.3     446.7     14.1      21.9      21.9      21.4    3.2   4.9   4.9   4.8
Tennessee..............   3,047.0   3,022.1   3,013.8   3,004.6    210.0     323.1     323.6     316.9    6.9  10.7  10.7  10.5
Texas..................  11,761.9  12,017.9  12,026.5  12,063.4    603.8     949.0     966.7     985.2    5.1   7.9   8.0   8.2
Utah...................   1,385.4   1,368.5   1,369.7   1,365.3     46.7      82.5      82.5      84.3    3.4   6.0   6.0   6.2
Vermont................     356.4     360.2     358.8     356.9     17.2      24.6      24.3      23.8    4.8   6.8   6.8   6.7
Virginia...............   4,134.5   4,148.8   4,135.8   4,140.8    170.5     287.0     270.9     275.9    4.1   6.9   6.6   6.7
Washington.............   3,501.7   3,556.1   3,563.3   3,571.3    193.9     317.5     322.2     330.8    5.5   8.9   9.0   9.3
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1)........   1,469.2   1,502.8   1,510.7   1,520.5     69.8     131.5     134.3     134.8    4.7   8.8   8.9   8.9
West Virginia..........     804.8     788.7     788.0     791.7     34.5      69.9      69.9      70.8    4.3   8.9   8.9   8.9
Wisconsin..............   3,080.0   3,081.5   3,075.4   3,065.4    146.2     276.7     271.5     256.0    4.7   9.0   8.8   8.3
Wyoming................     293.6     291.3     291.3     292.3      9.3      18.9      19.1      20.0    3.2   6.5   6.6   6.8
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico............   1,370.7   1,328.4   1,319.1   1,326.7    164.0     205.7     198.5     214.6   12.0  15.5  15.1  16.2

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the
Current Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 09-01, dated November 20,
2008, and are available at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. 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  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                           2008      2009      2008     2009p      2008      2009      2008     2009p    2008   2009   2008   2009p
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama................   2,165.9   2,103.9   2,156.1   2,084.9    121.9     224.3     115.5     222.0    5.6   10.7    5.4   10.6 
Alaska.................     363.4     363.2     358.8     359.2     21.8      25.8      21.8      27.7    6.0    7.1    6.1    7.7 
Arizona................   3,159.9   3,174.7   3,173.6   3,160.1    203.1     295.6     199.7     293.4    6.4    9.3    6.3    9.3 
Arkansas...............   1,376.0   1,363.6   1,376.3   1,368.6     69.7      93.3      66.1      91.4    5.1    6.8    4.8    6.7 
California.............  18,526.9  18,511.9  18,467.0  18,365.0  1,431.5   2,257.7   1,399.4   2,200.7    7.7   12.2    7.6   12.0 
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                                 
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,988.4   4,945.8   4,983.7   4,923.8    423.0     617.1     412.2     625.7    8.5   12.5    8.3   12.7 
Colorado...............   2,749.8   2,704.5   2,745.8   2,683.4    135.8     192.4     131.6     180.7    4.9    7.1    4.8    6.7 
Connecticut............   1,903.3   1,906.3   1,872.4   1,873.8    117.0     153.3     109.0     154.2    6.1    8.0    5.8    8.2 
Delaware...............     445.3     435.3     438.7     426.8     23.4      34.9      22.5      35.0    5.3    8.0    5.1    8.2 
District of Columbia...     338.5     329.2     332.6     327.8     24.7      36.8      24.7      38.3    7.3   11.2    7.4   11.7 
Florida................   9,302.0   9,265.7   9,298.1   9,221.4    649.9   1,022.7     645.3   1,035.2    7.0   11.0    6.9   11.2 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1)........   1,219.8   1,242.8   1,210.6   1,232.5     79.2     146.8      76.5     139.7    6.5   11.8    6.3   11.3 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia................   4,849.9   4,749.9   4,834.6   4,722.5    323.6     480.1     325.1     481.6    6.7   10.1    6.7   10.2 
Hawaii.................     653.0     642.9     652.0     643.7     28.1      46.0      30.0      48.2    4.3    7.1    4.6    7.5 
Idaho..................     760.8     758.2     756.4     751.9     38.2      64.1      36.2      61.1    5.0    8.5    4.8    8.1 
Illinois...............   6,719.1   6,624.7   6,658.0   6,604.9    467.1     655.4     427.4     674.7    7.0    9.9    6.4   10.2 
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                              
    Joliet (1).........   4,133.4   4,090.8   4,088.7   4,066.4    274.4     394.4     253.1     412.2    6.6    9.6    6.2   10.1 
Indiana................   3,249.2   3,156.3   3,226.8   3,139.0    200.7     307.2     187.3     287.7    6.2    9.7    5.8    9.2 
Iowa...................   1,676.7   1,687.2   1,678.7   1,691.8     70.1     108.2      67.3     107.1    4.2    6.4    4.0    6.3 
Kansas.................   1,495.9   1,520.8   1,497.0   1,525.7     70.3     108.8      69.5     104.9    4.7    7.2    4.6    6.9 
Kentucky...............   2,052.7   2,072.3   2,048.8   2,064.6    134.3     224.6     132.5     215.4    6.5   10.8    6.5   10.4 
Louisiana..............   2,100.6   2,078.8   2,101.3   2,057.4    109.8     167.4     116.2     153.0    5.2    8.1    5.5    7.4 
Maine..................     722.7     717.3     707.5     701.0     34.1      55.0      35.2      54.6    4.7    7.7    5.0    7.8 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland...............   3,018.4   2,974.8   2,983.8   2,939.3    139.1     209.4     134.4     207.7    4.6    7.0    4.5    7.1 
Massachusetts..........   3,466.7   3,486.8   3,412.9   3,425.1    184.7     308.7     191.0     317.8    5.3    8.9    5.6    9.3 
Michigan...............   4,968.4   4,885.3   4,908.9   4,825.8    425.5     718.0     416.5     712.9    8.6   14.7    8.5   14.8 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Livonia (2)........   2,126.6   2,116.0   2,096.9   2,090.4    192.8     359.2     186.4     361.1    9.1   17.0    8.9   17.3 
Minnesota..............   2,964.5   2,982.3   2,946.5   2,954.8    160.3     225.9     159.3     210.5    5.4    7.6    5.4    7.1 
Mississippi............   1,313.0   1,281.0   1,311.2   1,272.0     97.5     123.7      92.9     112.5    7.4    9.7    7.1    8.8 
Missouri...............   3,016.2   3,015.3   2,994.3   3,002.1    196.7     283.0     186.6     278.6    6.5    9.4    6.2    9.3 
Montana................     514.6     506.6     505.8     498.7     21.9      30.2      20.5      29.4    4.3    6.0    4.0    5.9 
Nebraska...............     997.5     979.9     989.0     973.4     33.1      46.7      31.1      44.3    3.3    4.8    3.1    4.6 
Nevada.................   1,379.2   1,404.5   1,392.7   1,407.3     95.5     182.4     106.1     190.7    6.9   13.0    7.6   13.5 
New Hampshire..........     748.4     748.6     735.3     734.1     28.9      51.7      27.2      51.2    3.9    6.9    3.7    7.0 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey.............   4,527.7   4,577.8   4,473.5   4,505.8    252.6     432.0     249.4     432.6    5.6    9.4    5.6    9.6 
New Mexico.............     963.1     960.6     962.1     956.2     44.0      72.5      40.5      71.2    4.6    7.5    4.2    7.4 
New York...............   9,801.3   9,858.7   9,655.1   9,678.6    546.9     861.0     545.8     847.7    5.6    8.7    5.7    8.8 
  New York City........   3,980.2   4,067.1   3,951.7   4,001.0    238.2     417.9     234.9     408.1    6.0   10.3    5.9   10.2 
North Carolina.........   4,566.7   4,542.3   4,561.7   4,527.1    307.2     485.7     293.7     472.4    6.7   10.7    6.4   10.4 
North Dakota...........     379.0     372.2     371.6     364.0     12.1      14.9       9.8      12.4    3.2    4.0    2.6    3.4 
Ohio...................   6,040.8   5,974.3   5,969.3   5,876.8    409.8     627.1     394.1     572.0    6.8   10.5    6.6    9.7 
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                                
    Mentor (2).........   1,098.6   1,077.2   1,076.6   1,055.9     74.8      96.4      69.8      88.1    6.8    8.9    6.5    8.3 
Oklahoma...............   1,748.0   1,784.6   1,750.5   1,778.3     67.1     117.3      64.9     114.8    3.8    6.6    3.7    6.5 
Oregon.................   1,981.8   1,981.4   1,968.1   1,961.3    126.6     231.2     121.2     211.5    6.4   11.7    6.2   10.8 
Pennsylvania...........   6,480.7   6,437.8   6,408.4   6,351.1    364.3     553.9     331.3     528.4    5.6    8.6    5.2    8.3 
Rhode Island...........     573.5     578.9     567.9     569.1     49.3      73.0      45.6      70.0    8.6   12.6    8.0   12.3 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina.........   2,178.1   2,191.3   2,155.3   2,162.4    166.7     252.4     163.0     252.0    7.7   11.5    7.6   11.7 
South Dakota...........     452.2     453.3     445.4     445.6     14.1      21.2      12.9      19.7    3.1    4.7    2.9    4.4 
Tennessee..............   3,051.1   3,029.1   3,052.3   3,006.4    205.7     324.9     202.8     308.2    6.7   10.7    6.6   10.3 
Texas..................  11,750.6  12,062.0  11,773.1  12,069.4    620.9     982.5     605.3     996.0    5.3    8.1    5.1    8.3 
Utah...................   1,392.2   1,379.3   1,387.9   1,367.9     52.5      85.1      44.4      81.5    3.8    6.2    3.2    6.0 
Vermont................     358.7     362.4     356.9     356.7     14.7      22.1      16.4      22.8    4.1    6.1    4.6    6.4 
Virginia...............   4,145.5   4,159.7   4,116.7   4,126.1    177.1     272.0     167.6     270.9    4.3    6.5    4.1    6.6 
Washington.............   3,490.1   3,570.9   3,494.4   3,561.8    185.6     313.5     176.3     312.7    5.3    8.8    5.0    8.8 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1)........   1,461.0   1,505.7   1,462.5   1,513.0     63.9     128.4      69.5     138.2    4.4    8.5    4.7    9.1 
West Virginia..........     808.1     793.4     803.9     791.5     32.7      67.7      29.0      64.2    4.1    8.5    3.6    8.1 
Wisconsin..............   3,102.8   3,100.7   3,077.9   3,062.1    142.6     261.9     130.4     235.9    4.6    8.4    4.2    7.7 
Wyoming................     296.7     294.7     293.7     292.5      8.7      17.5       7.6      18.2    2.9    6.0    2.6    6.2 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico............   1,366.0   1,313.1   1,362.7   1,320.1    171.9     208.1     162.9     216.8   12.6   15.8   12.0   16.4 

  1 Metropolitan division.
  2 Metropolitan statistical area.
  p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the Current
Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 09-01, dated November 20, 2008, and
are available at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. 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. 
                           2008     2009     2009     2009p    2008    2009    2009   2009p    2008    2009    2009   2009p 
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
      Alabama...........  1,988.9  1,909.8  1,898.7  1,894.5   108.0    88.7    85.8    87.1   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Alaska............    322.8    323.2    321.8    321.3    17.2    16.4    16.6    16.3    13.0    12.7    12.6    12.6
      Arizona...........  2,602.0  2,434.5  2,421.7  2,405.9   181.6   136.9   136.3   135.7   173.5   160.1   160.3   160.2
      Arkansas..........  1,205.8  1,179.0  1,177.6  1,169.9    56.4    53.1    54.1    51.9   182.1   162.9   161.5   161.6
      California........ 14,933.1 14,246.9 14,239.7 14,200.4   759.1   632.4   629.2   615.1 1,416.7 1,302.3 1,298.8 1,295.4
                                                                                                                            
      Colorado..........  2,353.9  2,253.0  2,245.2  2,238.3   160.7   138.9   137.4   135.1   142.9   129.4   129.1   128.8
      Connecticut.......  1,698.9  1,634.0  1,629.2  1,622.6    64.6    50.5    50.8    52.0   187.1   172.1   172.1   171.6
      Delaware (3)......    432.0    411.3    410.3    410.8    24.5    21.2    21.6    21.7   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      District of                                                                                                           
        Columbia (3)....    708.0    717.5    712.6    702.6    12.8    12.0    11.9    12.1   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Florida ..........  7,694.2  7,369.9  7,347.8  7,333.8   489.7   428.8   433.3   420.5   366.7   329.0   325.0   324.5
                                                                                                                            
      Georgia ..........  4,083.5  3,888.4  3,853.6  3,838.1   199.2   166.2   162.6   161.1   403.9   355.6   350.7   348.2
      Hawaii (3)........    613.4    601.0    594.1    589.9    37.1    32.8    32.3    31.6   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)  
      Idaho ............    647.3    619.3    615.7    614.6    44.2    38.0    38.5    38.2    62.9    56.1    55.7    55.2
      Illinois..........  5,941.6  5,667.6  5,648.9  5,634.7   259.0   220.4   220.7   219.3   655.5   575.7   578.3   574.8
      Indiana...........  2,946.9  2,802.0  2,806.7  2,811.1   143.9   124.9   123.4   120.1   513.9   435.3   437.3   440.3
                                                                                                                            
      Iowa..............  1,523.4  1,476.0  1,479.5  1,478.3    73.9    66.0    65.3    65.3   226.6   196.0   201.1   203.5
      Kansas............  1,388.3  1,342.2  1,337.1  1,331.6    64.0    57.0    56.4    55.9   187.7   167.2   164.1   161.5
      Kentucky..........  1,845.0  1,773.1  1,773.2  1,758.6    84.5    67.9    67.6    68.0   240.4   211.4   210.0   208.9
      Louisiana.........  1,929.8  1,922.3  1,920.5  1,909.8   135.4   139.6   140.0   138.2   149.6   142.3   141.9   140.0
      Maine.............    615.7    596.9    595.1    592.8    28.8    25.1    25.1    24.7    58.8    53.1    52.4    52.4
                                                                                                                            
      Maryland (3)......  2,591.7  2,548.5  2,537.5  2,533.9   177.2   152.0   148.5   149.9   127.6   122.8   122.2   121.2
      Massachusetts.....  3,286.6  3,186.3  3,185.6  3,176.4   130.9   111.1   108.6   108.4   284.0   269.2   268.8   267.0
      Michigan..........  4,134.6  3,864.0  3,847.3  3,825.8   150.5   121.5   120.4   117.0   566.2   453.6   457.3   463.8
      Minnesota.........  2,758.5  2,654.4  2,648.1  2,640.2   108.9    93.8    93.9    93.2   333.7   296.7   295.2   297.0
      Mississippi.......  1,142.1  1,118.4  1,108.4  1,103.8    59.0    59.6    54.8    54.5   157.7   144.4   145.1   146.2
                                                                                                                            
      Missouri .........  2,790.2  2,719.6  2,712.9  2,709.9   139.9   124.6   122.0   122.3   287.8   262.5   260.8   258.7
      Montana...........    446.6    438.7    440.5    438.2    29.2    25.4    25.8    25.5    19.8    19.1    19.1    19.2
      Nebraska (3)......    964.2    949.7    949.6    943.3    49.8    48.0    48.7    48.3   101.2    91.0    91.1    91.0
      Nevada............  1,258.8  1,187.2  1,179.6  1,182.3   114.4    88.9    86.1    82.6    47.8    44.8    44.8    44.4
      New Hampshire.....    645.6    628.4    628.4    628.6    25.7    21.3    20.8    21.1    75.7    68.7    67.5    67.2
                                                                                                                            
      New Jersey........  4,046.6  3,929.7  3,930.4  3,917.7   162.3   144.0   143.8   139.8   297.6   275.5   273.2   273.1
      New Mexico........    850.1    818.3    814.0    817.7    56.8    48.4    47.7    47.6    35.2    31.1    30.4    30.0
      New York..........  8,818.8  8,649.2  8,644.4  8,562.7   362.4   338.2   334.3   324.8   532.3   490.8   489.2   488.6
      North Carolina....  4,131.9  3,909.6  3,922.3  3,921.7   230.4   192.3   193.4   195.6   509.5   442.8   440.5   439.8
      North Dakota......    368.6    371.5    368.9    367.7    21.6    22.2    22.2    21.5    26.3    23.6    23.5    23.5
                                                                                                                            
      Ohio..............  5,355.3  5,127.4  5,103.1  5,097.2   208.6   180.0   174.6   173.4   734.0   614.5   621.8   618.1
      Oklahoma..........  1,596.2  1,560.8  1,554.1  1,544.9    76.2    72.7    71.9    73.1   149.8   134.5   132.6   131.7
      Oregon ...........  1,718.2  1,631.5  1,624.1  1,613.8    92.6    77.8    77.9    78.9   192.6   165.0   165.9   165.4
      Pennsylvania......  5,803.1  5,626.3  5,615.3  5,605.0   252.5   231.1   229.1   227.9   642.2   572.4   570.1   569.3
      Rhode Island......    480.3    464.3    461.5    458.7    20.5    18.3    17.4    17.3    47.5    43.7    42.7    42.1
                                                                                                                            
      South Carolina....  1,916.9  1,848.7  1,847.4  1,848.4   115.2    99.4    97.6    96.4   239.8   212.2   212.6   212.2
      South Dakota(3)...    412.2    405.9    404.8    404.3    23.3    21.9    21.7    21.9    42.9    37.5    37.4    37.3
      Tennessee(3)......  2,764.1  2,664.2  2,649.8  2,649.0   132.0   106.0   103.1   103.6   359.1   322.0   319.4   319.5
      Texas............. 10,601.3 10,406.5 10,342.3 10,297.6   670.3   593.4   581.5   574.3   919.3   843.6   832.2   829.3
      Utah..............  1,255.4  1,200.9  1,198.7  1,201.2    88.3    74.4    73.9    72.5   124.9   112.5   112.2   113.6
                                                                                                                            
      Vermont...........    306.9    294.6    294.3    293.8    15.6    13.2    13.1    13.1    35.0    30.3    30.2    30.2
      Virginia..........  3,764.6  3,657.4  3,656.2  3,644.0   219.5   191.0   193.0   191.8   263.0   236.6   236.4   239.3
      Washington........  2,964.0  2,864.2  2,852.8  2,836.5   198.4   170.0   170.6   167.5   292.7   266.4   265.1   263.5
      West Virginia.....    763.7    735.0    738.3    736.1    39.7    34.5    34.6    34.2    55.8    49.6    49.9    49.5
      Wisconsin.........  2,857.3  2,755.2  2,753.9  2,732.2   116.6   104.4   105.1   102.0   489.3   437.6   438.0   438.8
      Wyoming...........    301.1    288.8    287.8    287.5    28.6    23.9    24.1    23.6     9.9     9.7     9.7     9.8
      
      
      
      
      
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                             Trade, transportation, and         Financial activities         Professional and business   
                                     utilities                                                        services           
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                           Sept.    July    Aug.   Sept.   Sept.    July    Aug.   Sept.   Sept.    July    Aug.   Sept. 
                            2008    2009    2009   2009p    2008    2009    2009   2009p    2008    2009    2009   2009p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   389.6   377.9   376.0   373.6    99.2    97.3    96.4    95.5   219.7   201.8   200.8   201.7
      Alaska.............    64.4    63.6    63.4    64.3    14.9    14.6    14.5    14.7    26.0    26.3    25.8    25.8
      Arizona............   511.8   476.8   474.0   470.3   175.4   167.3   165.4   164.7   380.4   340.3   339.7   337.9
      Arkansas...........   247.2   235.6   234.4   232.6    52.0    49.3    48.8    48.2   117.5   112.7   114.3   114.1
      California......... 2,845.2 2,673.7 2,668.9 2,672.8   839.1   801.8   799.8   797.3 2,237.6 2,112.4 2,107.4 2,104.7
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   429.7   414.2   411.0   408.9   154.3   145.9   145.3   145.6   351.9   323.4   322.4   322.2
      Connecticut........   310.3   297.4   297.1   293.7   143.1   139.2   138.4   137.9   204.0   189.5   189.1   186.2
      Delaware (3).......    80.7    76.1    75.9    75.8    45.5    44.0    43.5    43.4    59.1    54.0    53.4    53.2
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia (3).....    28.0    26.8    26.7    26.8    28.1    26.7    27.0    27.0   153.3   151.3   150.0   149.7
      Florida ........... 1,564.9 1,490.4 1,488.1 1,479.1   523.2   498.9   497.0   494.5 1,134.9 1,056.0 1,047.8 1,053.6
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia ...........   871.7   824.0   815.1   811.4   222.4   210.4   207.8   210.2   554.2   513.3   507.7   506.3
      Hawaii (3).........   116.0   113.2   111.5   110.6    29.2    28.3    28.0    27.8    74.6    73.1    72.3    71.8
      Idaho .............   131.0   124.1   122.5   121.8    31.6    30.3    30.3    30.4    80.4    76.4    75.9    76.0
      Illinois........... 1,201.7 1,154.6 1,149.1 1,143.5   389.9   374.1   370.6   370.5   857.5   796.2   790.7   788.0
      Indiana............   579.9   556.0   555.8   555.0   135.4   134.2   133.5   133.2   284.7   262.8   265.1   268.0
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   309.4   309.7   310.8   306.3   102.6   103.1   103.3   102.7   122.3   113.4   112.5   112.6
      Kansas.............   262.8   254.4   254.1   254.3    72.9    72.8    72.5    72.1   147.8   136.5   135.6   134.5
      Kentucky...........   381.1   366.2   364.4   362.8    91.7    88.3    88.4    86.8   180.9   170.8   172.7   171.5
      Louisiana..........   380.0   375.5   374.5   373.1    94.2    91.6    91.2    90.3   206.1   200.8   200.3   200.5
      Maine..............   124.3   118.5   117.9   117.6    32.7    31.8    31.8    31.8    56.0    55.4    55.5    55.8
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland (3).......   465.3   444.1   443.1   443.2   151.1   142.5   140.8   140.6   398.2   394.6   399.4   397.6
      Massachusetts......   568.2   546.7   546.8   544.6   220.3   207.9   206.9   206.8   486.3   458.2   460.4   460.2
      Michigan...........   767.6   716.8   710.6   703.0   202.2   191.2   189.2   189.5   548.7   479.6   474.4   485.3
      Minnesota..........   524.1   501.9   499.4   502.0   176.8   176.0   175.4   175.7   326.4   292.5   294.1   293.5
      Mississippi........   223.2   216.0   216.1   213.4   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      94.8    85.2    85.8    85.6
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   542.2   528.3   528.4   528.7   164.6   162.5   161.8   161.0   342.9   330.0   328.4   327.8
      Montana............    92.3    88.8    88.7    88.3    21.9    22.1    22.4    22.8    40.5    39.7    39.8    39.0
      Nebraska (3).......   204.0   201.1   199.6   199.0    69.0    68.7    68.2    68.3   105.8    99.0    97.8    97.1
      Nevada.............   231.8   224.7   224.0   225.3    60.8    57.6    57.7    57.8   151.2   141.8   139.5   142.7
      New Hampshire......   139.7   138.7   138.8   137.7    37.7    36.9    37.1    37.0    66.5    65.3    64.7    65.6
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   863.3   836.6   839.4   837.2   268.0   256.4   254.7   255.9   613.7   582.4   583.5   580.9
      New Mexico.........   144.8   136.0   134.7   134.0    34.8    33.3    32.7    32.6   108.9   103.8   101.7   101.7
      New York........... 1,530.6 1,462.3 1,461.3 1,461.9   719.6   684.8   681.7   684.1 1,161.3 1,107.5 1,107.7 1,102.2
      North Carolina.....   764.2   727.8   724.7   718.2   211.3   199.4   198.9   198.3   503.0   468.1   466.4   461.6
      North Dakota.......    78.4    79.4    78.6    78.1    20.4    20.4    20.0    20.0    30.5    29.8    29.5    30.0
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio............... 1,035.9   997.0   990.2   984.2   288.5   282.5   281.7   279.4   666.5   614.5   606.0   612.4
      Oklahoma...........   290.8   286.0   286.1   287.3    83.0    81.5    81.6    80.7   183.3   171.3   168.9   169.1
      Oregon ............   334.2   313.8   314.1   310.2   100.9    94.2    93.4    93.3   195.9   180.4   178.6   180.8
      Pennsylvania....... 1,127.3 1,090.5 1,088.8 1,085.5   329.0   313.5   312.8   312.3   708.2   666.4   664.4   667.1
      Rhode Island.......    77.2    73.9    73.5    72.8    33.4    32.6    32.5    32.5    54.8    52.5    52.0    51.3
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   370.9   356.0   357.0   357.5   106.2   102.5   102.5   102.3   216.3   214.9   216.2   218.7
      South Dakota(3)....    82.4    81.6    81.0    80.8    31.0    30.9    30.6    30.3    28.2    26.5    26.4    26.8
      Tennessee(3).......   596.6   571.8   570.6   568.9   143.8   137.7   135.4   137.2   318.6   302.7   301.6   305.7
      Texas.............. 2,144.6 2,046.3 2,051.4 2,038.4   646.5   646.3   646.7   646.2 1,333.1 1,287.2 1,272.9 1,256.4
      Utah...............   248.9   239.0   237.3   236.7    73.8    71.4    71.5    70.7   163.6   151.0   150.9   153.3
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    58.9    56.7    56.8    56.5    12.9    12.6    12.5    12.6    22.7    20.8    20.5    20.6
      Virginia...........   659.7   641.6   634.9   635.5   186.7   185.3   185.8   186.4   659.0   634.3   633.8   628.8
      Washington.........   553.0   530.5   526.9   525.6   151.3   144.0   144.1   144.2   349.3   329.3   326.0   324.4
      West Virginia......   142.0   135.4   135.6   133.5    29.6    28.2    28.3    28.4    60.4    59.4    59.6    60.2
      Wisconsin..........   538.5   518.8   517.1   517.1   162.7   159.3   158.6   158.5   278.6   258.7   257.5   255.5
      Wyoming............    56.1    55.1    55.3    54.8    11.7    11.5    11.3    11.3    18.6    17.8    17.6    18.2





                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                           Education and health services      Leisure and hospitality                Government          
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                           Sept.    July    Aug.   Sept.   Sept.    July    Aug.   Sept.   Sept.    July    Aug.   Sept. 
                            2008    2009    2009   2009p    2008    2009    2009   2009p    2008    2009    2009   2009p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
      Alabama............   212.4   217.8   217.9   219.6   174.5   175.7   171.1   168.1   383.4   384.0   383.8   382.8
      Alaska.............    37.7    39.0    38.8    38.7    32.2    32.0    32.0    31.9    83.0    84.2    84.2    83.7
      Arizona............   322.1   321.5   319.6   318.3   265.3   260.2   258.3   254.3   437.1   427.7   424.5   421.7
      Arkansas...........   158.5   169.8   169.3   168.6   102.2   100.3   100.9   100.6   214.5   220.5   220.1   219.1
      California......... 1,732.1 1,738.4 1,747.5 1,743.9 1,566.0 1,516.9 1,514.9 1,514.4 2,518.7 2,500.2 2,504.6 2,491.9
                                                                                                                         
      Colorado...........   252.6   259.8   257.9   259.5   273.8   262.0   262.5   259.5   386.2   389.5   391.5   391.3
      Connecticut........   297.9   299.8   301.3   299.1   138.3   139.4   136.5   137.9   252.6   247.2   245.3   246.6
      Delaware (3).......    60.5    61.7    62.1    62.2    40.9    40.6    40.4    39.6    62.2    59.5    59.7    61.1
      District of                                                                                                        
        Columbia (3).....   104.5   106.2   106.9   104.7    58.6    59.3    59.3    58.7   234.7   250.0   246.5   239.0
      Florida ........... 1,051.1 1,052.0 1,051.2 1,057.7   933.9   914.1   908.4   902.6 1,129.8 1,122.5 1,119.9 1,120.4
                                                                                                                         
      Georgia ...........   466.2   473.1   480.5   481.2   394.7   387.9   382.4   381.0   692.6   690.7   680.8   675.3
      Hawaii (3).........    74.4    75.2    75.3    74.9   105.3   101.2   100.2   100.0   125.9   127.2   124.3   124.2
      Idaho .............    78.1    79.5    78.2    79.0    63.4    60.1    60.7    62.1   118.6   120.0   119.6   117.4
      Illinois...........   804.5   798.4   796.6   792.2   528.3   522.9   520.5   517.8   856.1   849.4   848.4   853.0
      Indiana............   407.6   415.1   419.2   418.8   286.8   283.8   283.0   283.8   437.0   434.8   435.8   439.4
                                                                                                                         
      Iowa...............   207.2   209.2   208.7   210.3   134.9   133.5   133.2   134.2   253.4   253.9   254.2   253.0
      Kansas.............   177.0   177.3   177.1   176.9   115.2   114.7   114.9   115.4   259.4   261.8   260.9   260.7
      Kentucky...........   245.8   246.7   246.3   245.3   172.6   171.9   173.8   172.0   318.9   319.9   320.8   314.4
      Louisiana..........   256.3   259.5   262.0   262.6   191.8   194.9   192.3   192.3   363.8   369.4   369.8   365.5
      Maine..............   118.1   119.2   119.3   118.9    59.6    58.5    58.8    57.9   104.4   103.3   102.6   102.0
                                                                                                                         
      Maryland (3).......   385.1   393.0   393.0   393.8   232.6   238.7   236.0   232.1   487.3   493.3   492.0   491.7
      Massachusetts......   643.8   651.7   652.6   652.6   304.4   308.2   308.4   302.6   437.9   429.5   428.7   427.8
      Michigan...........   608.9   617.5   616.5   613.8   396.1   392.9   389.8   383.5   649.1   658.0   657.9   636.8
      Minnesota..........   443.6   458.2   457.3   456.0   244.3   242.9   239.9   235.0   419.3   419.7   419.2   413.6
      Mississippi........   128.6   131.1   129.5   130.1   124.0   122.2   121.0   120.0   248.1   256.3   253.1   251.8
                                                                                                                         
      Missouri ..........   394.7   400.8   402.3   403.1   280.0   275.9   273.7   272.0   447.2   449.3   451.8   452.6
      Montana............    61.3    63.2    63.4    62.3    59.6    58.8    59.3    59.1    88.4    88.9    89.3    88.8
      Nebraska (3).......   133.6   135.4   135.2   135.5    83.2    82.3    85.2    83.7   163.9   170.9   170.4   167.9
      Nevada.............    95.9    98.1    97.4    99.4   330.2   310.1   307.9   307.5   162.4   158.2   159.2   159.8
      New Hampshire......   105.7   106.4   107.3   107.6    63.1    62.3    61.3    62.2    95.7    93.1    95.3    95.5
                                                                                                                         
      New Jersey.........   591.8   593.5   594.7   593.7   340.5   338.7   338.3   339.3   650.1   644.3   643.1   642.4
      New Mexico.........   115.7   118.7   119.6   119.3    86.2    83.0    83.0    84.5   198.2   198.9   198.1   199.4
      New York........... 1,639.7 1,654.6 1,667.7 1,668.7   719.9   710.1   706.3   707.9 1,513.7 1,563.7 1,562.8 1,499.4
      North Carolina.....   534.9   541.7   541.6   539.9   397.4   392.8   392.8   392.0   716.0   696.2   717.2   730.2
      North Dakota.......    52.1    53.2    53.4    53.2    33.5    34.4    34.3    34.0    76.0    78.9    77.7    77.9
                                                                                                                         
      Ohio...............   818.1   836.2   838.5   840.8   490.9   504.4   499.2   496.0   795.9   791.1   786.4   791.8
      Oklahoma...........   198.8   201.2   201.1   200.2   144.1   145.0   144.7   139.4   325.4   331.7   332.3   329.1
      Oregon ............   222.1   227.3   226.4   224.5   173.6   166.8   163.5   162.2   300.2   303.7   302.1   297.7
      Pennsylvania....... 1,104.3 1,126.0 1,129.2 1,122.4   504.5   496.7   494.6   494.7   754.2   758.2   755.3   753.6
      Rhode Island.......    99.9    99.5    99.5    99.2    50.4    50.4    50.5    49.4    63.1    61.3    61.2    62.3
                                                                                                                         
      South Carolina.....   209.1   208.8   209.0   208.8   211.9   206.9   206.9   204.2   343.2   341.2   340.6   345.4
      South Dakota(3)....    62.2    63.8    63.7    63.5    43.2    42.7    42.8    43.2    76.2    78.4    78.7    77.9
      Tennessee(3).......   359.2   364.4   365.6   365.7   275.0   272.4   272.2   272.5   427.5   441.1   435.3   429.0
      Texas.............. 1,299.1 1,353.6 1,355.1 1,357.8 1,000.5 1,023.5 1,013.7   996.8 1,777.8 1,835.3 1,826.0 1,823.9
      Utah...............   147.8   151.2   151.3   151.9   114.7   111.5   110.3   109.6   213.5   213.4   214.5   217.0
                                                                                                                         
      Vermont............    58.9    60.6    60.8    60.2    32.5    30.4    30.4    30.4    54.2    55.3    55.2    53.8
      Virginia...........   442.1   449.3   452.7   447.6   347.9   346.1   344.3   347.2   698.4   698.4   702.4   694.1
      Washington.........   365.0   367.0   365.5   363.0   285.8   292.6   294.3   292.3   546.8   549.3   547.0   543.3
      West Virginia......   117.4   117.9   118.9   119.3    72.7    70.6    70.6    70.6   147.6   146.3   147.6   147.3
      Wisconsin..........   406.3   411.8   413.8   412.3   256.8   255.0   254.1   244.0   416.3   425.6   426.9   420.2
      Wyoming............   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)      34.6    33.1    33.0    33.2    70.7    71.4    71.9    71.9
      
      
        1 Includes mining and logging, information, and other services (except public administration), not shown
     separately.
        2 This series is not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the
     trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision.
        3 Mining and logging is combined with construction.
        p = preliminary.
        NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work.  Estimates are currently projected from 2008 benchmark levels. 
     Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes
     available.  
     
     
     


 ESTABLISHMENT DATA                                                                                    ESTABLISHMENT DATA
                                                                                                                         
 NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                          NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
 
 Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted
 
 (In thousands)
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                                    Total                        Mining and Logging                 Construction         
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
       State               August           September          August        September         August        September   
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                        2008     2009     2008     2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p 
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
  Alabama...........   1,992.1  1,895.9  1,992.6  1,895.6    12.6    12.5    12.7    12.5   109.0    86.3   108.9    87.6
  Alaska............     345.1    343.6    337.1    335.1    16.0    15.7    16.1    15.5    21.1    20.3    20.0    19.1
  Arizona...........   2,596.5  2,397.7  2,604.1  2,408.3    14.0    11.0    14.3    10.9   188.9   138.6   183.5   137.7
  Arkansas..........   1,200.3  1,173.5  1,213.2  1,180.0    11.1    12.0    11.2    12.1    58.3    56.2    57.7    53.6
  California........  14,925.4 14,189.2 14,944.8 14,221.5    29.8    27.6    29.7    27.7   798.4   654.0   785.1   639.0
                                                                                                                         
  Colorado..........   2,369.9  2,258.1  2,361.2  2,249.1    29.3    23.4    29.2    22.4   169.2   144.7   166.0   140.4
  Connecticut.......   1,687.4  1,618.9  1,699.4  1,626.5      .8      .7      .8      .7    68.5    54.8    67.3    54.9
  Delaware .........     435.9    413.3    433.1    413.4   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      25.9    22.4    25.1    22.2
  District of                                                                                                            
    Columbia........     714.7    715.4    703.6    700.0   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      13.4    12.4    13.0    12.3
  Florida...........   7,691.0  7,320.0  7,670.1  7,306.5     6.3     6.1     6.2     6.1   500.9   433.9   494.8   419.6
                                                                                                                         
  Georgia...........   4,105.2  3,867.2  4,081.5  3,844.4    10.3     9.8    10.2     9.8   204.6   166.7   201.2   162.4
  Hawaii ...........     611.4    588.3    611.2    588.1   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      37.8    32.5    37.5    31.7
  Idaho ............     659.1    622.3    657.4    624.7     4.8     3.9     4.7     3.9    48.2    42.2    47.1    41.2
  Illinois..........   5,982.2  5,675.5  5,972.0  5,676.1    10.4    10.4    10.4    10.4   279.1   238.1   274.9   235.1
  Indiana...........   2,956.5  2,806.2  2,978.0  2,841.5     6.9     7.0     6.9     6.9   152.0   132.0   150.0   127.0
                                                                                                                         
  Iowa..............   1,512.9  1,467.7  1,530.9  1,487.4     2.4     2.3     2.3     2.3    81.4    71.7    79.1    70.3
  Kansas............   1,370.1  1,322.1  1,395.3  1,335.6    10.1    10.2    10.1    10.3    67.9    59.4    66.1    58.0
  Kentucky..........   1,862.2  1,774.7  1,850.2  1,764.8    24.6    25.6    24.8    25.5    88.4    70.7    87.3    70.5
  Louisiana.........   1,941.6  1,909.0  1,927.6  1,908.1    55.8    52.3    55.4    52.0   137.0   140.1   135.2   138.1
  Maine.............     626.9    606.3    624.6    603.8     2.5     2.3     2.6     2.4    31.4    27.7    30.6    26.6
                                                                                                                         
  Maryland..........   2,607.3  2,543.6  2,597.7  2,542.1   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     183.5   153.4   181.2   153.7
  Massachusetts.....   3,292.0  3,186.7  3,304.3  3,198.4     1.4     1.2     1.4     1.3   141.3   118.0   138.4   115.3
  Michigan..........   4,137.1  3,823.6  4,174.6  3,870.4     8.3     7.8     8.2     7.7   166.5   136.5   163.6   130.8
  Minnesota.........   2,777.1  2,661.0  2,772.9  2,648.5     6.7     5.0     6.5     5.2   123.8   107.8   119.4   104.3
  Mississippi.......   1,141.9  1,107.5  1,145.9  1,105.9     9.5     9.5     9.5     9.5    58.9    55.7    59.1    55.1
                                                                                                                         
  Missouri .........   2,780.1  2,697.3  2,804.2  2,725.2     5.3     5.1     5.3     5.0   147.1   128.0   143.9   126.3
  Montana...........     454.6    447.3    451.4    445.2     8.7     8.5     8.7     8.5    32.5    28.3    31.1    27.7
  Nebraska..........     964.8    947.1    968.0    944.8   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      53.4    51.5    52.3    50.7
  Nevada............   1,260.6  1,173.7  1,261.9  1,185.4    12.7    12.4    12.6    12.3   120.1    88.0   117.2    84.4
  New Hampshire.....     649.5    632.3    650.7    635.4     1.1     1.0     1.1     1.0    27.9    22.6    27.2    22.5
                                                                                                                         
  New Jersey........   4,052.3  3,933.5  4,042.9  3,920.1     1.7     1.7     1.7     1.7   170.6   151.6   168.3   146.3
  New Mexico........     846.5    814.3    854.4    823.5    22.1    19.5    22.0    19.7    58.0    49.6    57.5    48.8
  New York..........   8,796.4  8,627.7  8,807.6  8,571.6     7.0     6.7     6.8     6.6   384.1   357.0   378.2   345.3
  North Carolina....   4,130.6  3,923.7  4,154.4  3,944.6     6.6     6.4     6.6     6.4   236.0   196.0   233.3   197.0
  North Dakota......     364.2    365.1    373.2    372.9     7.3     7.7     7.4     7.7    24.2    25.2    23.7    24.1
                                                                                                                         
  Ohio..............   5,380.2  5,113.8  5,377.9  5,128.9    12.4    12.1    12.3    12.0   225.8   189.6   221.3   186.5
  Oklahoma..........   1,591.4  1,545.0  1,602.1  1,550.6    53.5    46.4    53.2    45.8    77.5    73.4    77.1    73.7
  Oregon............   1,722.4  1,619.8  1,724.8  1,620.4     9.2     7.5     9.2     7.0    98.8    82.7    97.1    83.4
  Pennsylvania......   5,781.3  5,590.0  5,818.9  5,627.6    22.9    24.4    22.8    24.2   269.8   245.9   264.9   240.0
  Rhode Island......     481.0    462.2    485.5    463.7      .2      .2      .2      .2    22.0    18.8    21.8    18.4
                                                                                                                         
  South Carolina....   1,928.5  1,848.5  1,919.7  1,851.0     4.2     4.1     4.2     4.1   115.9    98.7   115.8    96.9
  South Dakota......     419.9    411.4    415.4    407.4   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      25.7    24.4    25.0    23.5
  Tennessee.........   2,773.3  2,655.3  2,780.5  2,666.3   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)     134.4   105.4   134.3   105.4
  Texas.............  10,611.7 10,314.3 10,612.3 10,319.6   235.7   202.9   236.0   204.7   679.3   590.0   674.1   581.0
  Utah..............   1,252.1  1,195.4  1,261.9  1,210.1    13.3    13.4    13.5    13.5    94.1    77.3    92.0    75.8
                                                                                                                         
  Vermont...........     301.2    289.7    309.2    296.4      .9      .8      .9      .9    17.3    14.7    16.9    14.3
  Virginia..........   3,759.1  3,646.7  3,766.6  3,651.7    11.2    11.2    11.3    11.1   227.0   198.9   223.6   196.4
  Washington........   2,969.9  2,857.6  2,978.4  2,855.0     7.9     7.3     7.8     7.3   210.1   181.0   206.6   176.6
  West Virginia.....     763.7    739.0    768.2    740.8    31.7    27.6    31.9    27.5    41.0    36.8    41.6    36.5
  Wisconsin.........   2,884.6  2,772.0  2,878.0  2,751.3     3.7     3.4     3.7     3.3   128.4   116.1   124.7   110.0
  Wyoming...........     304.9    294.1    306.1    293.2    30.2    24.7    30.2    24.2    30.9    26.4    30.1    25.5
                                                                                                                         
  Puerto Rico.......     996.0    941.2  1,002.9    948.2   (1)     (1)     (1)     (1)      56.4    44.5    56.0    43.2
  
  
  
  
  
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                               Manufacturing             Trade, transportation, and             Information          
                                                                 utilities                                           
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                           August        September         August        September         August        September   
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                        2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p 
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
  Alabama............   284.1   250.9   283.0   249.5   390.1   375.5   388.4   372.2    27.0    25.5    26.7    25.2
  Alaska.............    19.9    19.6    15.3    14.9    69.5    68.3    67.1    66.5     7.0     7.2     7.1     7.0
  Arizona............   173.7   160.3   173.3   160.0   511.1   470.5   507.3   466.3    42.0    39.3    41.8    38.9
  Arkansas...........   182.6   162.4   182.7   162.5   248.1   234.7   247.3   233.3    18.8    17.0    18.5    17.0
  California......... 1,438.8 1,315.7 1,434.5 1,311.9 2,850.4 2,671.3 2,839.8 2,678.5   475.3   445.5   477.0   442.6
                                                                                                                     
  Colorado...........   144.9   129.6   143.3   129.4   431.8   412.2   427.8   408.6    77.0    72.4    76.5    72.0
  Connecticut........   187.7   172.0   186.9   171.3   305.1   292.2   308.3   292.7    37.8    35.2    36.8    35.0
  Delaware ..........    31.1    27.0    30.7    26.9    80.9    76.5    80.4    75.9     7.2     7.1     7.0     7.0
  District of                                                                                                        
    Columbia.........     1.6     1.3     1.6     1.3    27.9    26.4    27.9    26.7    20.5    19.2    20.3    19.0
  Florida............   369.1   324.7   367.3   325.2 1,561.6 1,478.9 1,553.0 1,468.0   155.4   143.1   153.2   143.3
                                                                                                                     
  Georgia............   407.8   351.9   404.5   349.9   871.7   815.2   866.8   809.1   108.9   102.2   108.2   101.7
  Hawaii ............    14.9    14.1    14.7    14.0   116.8   111.1   115.7   110.2     9.5     9.4     9.6     9.3
  Idaho .............    63.8    56.6    63.4    56.3   133.0   124.1   131.4   123.1    12.4    12.2    12.1    12.1
  Illinois...........   659.5   579.8   656.6   576.5 1,202.0 1,150.2 1,196.7 1,145.8   115.7   107.3   113.7   106.5
  Indiana............   522.7   442.2   516.1   443.5   583.2   557.3   578.9   555.0    39.9    38.9    39.2    38.4
                                                                                                                     
  Iowa...............   228.6   202.8   226.9   204.1   310.4   311.1   308.2   305.4    33.1    32.6    32.9    32.4
  Kansas.............   183.5   164.2   187.9   161.5   263.9   254.4   262.6   253.9    38.4    36.8    37.6    36.3
  Kentucky...........   244.3   209.3   241.1   209.0   383.0   364.6   379.2   361.2    30.1    29.3    29.7    29.1
  Louisiana..........   152.4   142.6   150.5   140.3   384.1   374.0   378.1   371.7    28.0    27.0    27.8    26.4
  Maine..............    59.9    53.4    58.9    52.8   127.3   120.6   124.4   118.5    10.9    10.2    10.7    10.1
                                                                                                                     
  Maryland...........   129.0   122.7   127.9   121.7   465.3   442.7   462.5   441.6    49.4    48.7    49.4    48.5
  Massachusetts......   286.6   269.8   284.6   267.2   568.6   546.8   566.3   544.2    89.7    86.3    89.0    86.3
  Michigan...........   574.4   460.4   570.6   468.3   772.8   714.3   768.2   704.2    61.7    54.8    61.0    54.6
  Minnesota..........   341.0   300.4   336.9   300.0   525.5   501.2   522.7   499.4    57.9    54.9    57.4    54.7
  Mississippi........   158.9   145.3   157.3   145.9   223.9   215.5   222.9   212.7    13.5    13.1    13.3    13.0
                                                                                                                     
  Missouri ..........   287.6   260.5   287.9   260.1   541.9   528.6   540.9   528.7    64.5    63.6    64.1    63.1
  Montana............    20.1    19.4    19.7    19.3    93.0    90.1    92.3    88.4     7.6     7.3     7.6     7.3
  Nebraska...........   101.8    91.4   101.1    91.1   204.6   199.2   203.5   197.5    18.6    17.7    18.4    17.6
  Nevada.............    48.7    44.9    47.9    44.5   232.1   223.3   231.0   225.0    14.9    14.1    14.7    13.9
  New Hampshire......    76.4    68.2    75.6    67.7   140.7   140.0   138.6   137.5    12.8    12.2    12.5    12.1
                                                                                                                     
  New Jersey.........   299.7   273.6   298.5   274.3   859.4   835.8   859.2   836.2    92.1    89.9    91.2    89.1
  New Mexico.........    36.1    31.3    36.1    30.8   144.9   135.1   144.2   133.9    16.1    15.6    17.3    18.6
  New York...........   536.9   492.2   535.0   492.1 1,517.2 1,456.3 1,526.5 1,464.7   264.3   252.7   263.7   250.4
  North Carolina.....   512.7   442.3   510.8   442.2   766.5   727.9   760.4   718.3    71.2    65.9    70.5    65.6
  North Dakota.......    26.5    23.7    26.5    23.8    78.1    78.7    78.1    77.9     7.5     7.2     7.4     7.2
                                                                                                                     
  Ohio...............   740.2   623.8   737.5   621.0 1,039.8   992.1 1,031.4   982.9    86.7    79.2    85.1    77.8
  Oklahoma...........   150.6   133.1   149.7   132.1   290.3   285.8   289.5   287.0    29.0    28.5    28.7    28.6
  Oregon.............   198.4   169.2   196.1   168.8   336.7   315.4   335.5   313.1    36.2    35.1    36.1    34.5
  Pennsylvania.......   647.8   573.6   643.4   571.3 1,117.7 1,083.0 1,121.0 1,083.8   105.3    97.2   103.9    97.7
  Rhode Island.......    47.8    42.9    47.8    42.6    77.3    73.5    77.4    73.2    10.7     9.7    10.5     9.7
                                                                                                                     
  South Carolina.....   241.7   213.1   240.2   212.5   373.4   356.4   369.5   356.2    29.3    29.9    29.0    29.6
  South Dakota.......    43.0    37.7    42.8    37.4    83.6    82.5    82.1    80.9     7.1     6.8     6.9     6.7
  Tennessee..........   362.7   321.7   361.7   322.2   601.0   571.2   595.8   567.9    49.9    46.5    49.5    46.9
  Texas..............   926.8   835.7   921.6   832.3 2,157.6 2,057.8 2,137.6 2,037.0   216.9   200.9   213.9   200.7
  Utah...............   125.6   112.8   124.9   113.9   249.2   237.9   248.3   237.1    31.1    29.9    30.7    29.4
                                                                                                                     
  Vermont............    35.0    30.5    35.0    30.3    59.0    56.8    58.5    56.4     5.8     5.5     5.8     5.5
  Virginia...........   265.0   237.3   263.7   239.8   659.5   634.5   655.7   633.0    87.8    80.5    86.8    79.6
  Washington.........   297.6   269.0   296.8   267.7   557.6   530.9   554.0   528.9   107.9   100.4   106.7    99.6
  West Virginia......    56.4    50.2    56.2    49.8   142.0   135.9   141.9   134.0    11.2    10.5    11.1    10.4
  Wisconsin..........   498.7   447.3   492.0   443.4   540.8   518.8   537.2   517.7    50.3    49.5    49.6    48.9
  Wyoming............    10.0     9.8     9.9     9.8    57.1    56.8    56.5    55.3     4.1     4.1     4.0     4.0
                                                                                                                     
  Puerto Rico........   101.6    91.3   101.4    91.3   178.8   170.2   176.6   170.2    20.4    18.6    20.3    18.2





                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
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                        2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p 
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
  Alabama............    99.8    97.0    99.4    95.9   220.7   202.2   220.5   202.6   212.4   217.5   212.6   219.9
  Alaska.............    15.5    15.1    15.1    14.9    27.6    27.7    27.0    27.1    37.7    38.8    37.5    38.6
  Arizona............   176.2   165.6   175.7   165.1   384.1   340.0   382.2   339.5   321.0   317.9   322.5   318.6
  Arkansas...........    52.3    49.2    52.1    48.6   118.4   115.8   118.6   115.6   156.9   167.7   159.3   169.4
  California.........   846.2   801.4   839.3   797.7 2,257.4 2,117.1 2,248.0 2,113.1 1,695.9 1,714.3 1,724.6 1,736.3
                                                                                                                     
  Colorado...........   155.8   146.8   153.9   145.9   359.1   330.7   355.3   327.0   250.6   256.7   251.8   258.7
  Connecticut........   145.0   139.5   142.8   137.9   206.4   191.3   205.1   188.7   289.7   293.1   296.7   298.4
  Delaware ..........    46.2    44.0    45.5    43.4    59.2    53.6    58.9    53.5    60.2    61.4    60.5    62.0
  District of                                                                                                        
    Columbia.........    28.3    27.1    28.2    27.1   153.5   150.7   152.5   150.0    99.1   100.3   103.2   103.4
  Florida............   526.5   498.1   523.1   494.4 1,132.1 1,041.2 1,130.4 1,049.2 1,043.1 1,046.0 1,050.2 1,056.8
                                                                                                                     
  Georgia............   224.4   209.0   221.9   210.0   559.0   512.3   554.5   508.7   466.3   479.8   466.3   480.0
  Hawaii ............    29.3    28.0    29.1    27.8    75.2    72.5    74.7    71.8    73.7    74.4    74.4    75.0
  Idaho .............    32.0    30.8    31.8    30.5    83.8    78.7    82.5    78.0    77.4    77.6    78.2    79.2
  Illinois...........   394.0   373.2   389.3   369.7   876.7   804.0   867.8   799.2   796.9   790.7   804.6   792.1
  Indiana............   137.2   134.8   135.6   133.4   289.7   269.3   289.2   271.9   394.3   405.8   409.9   420.7
                                                                                                                     
  Iowa...............   103.6   103.9   102.4   102.5   124.3   114.8   122.9   114.7   197.5   199.7   206.1   209.6
  Kansas.............    73.7    72.9    72.9    72.1   149.7   137.1   149.0   135.6   175.3   175.6   177.5   177.5
  Kentucky...........    92.3    88.7    91.4    86.7   183.5   174.4   181.6   172.9   245.4   245.2   245.8   245.2
  Louisiana..........    94.9    91.3    94.2    90.7   206.1   199.6   205.3   200.3   258.7   259.6   256.2   262.2
  Maine..............    33.3    32.4    32.6    31.7    57.5    57.3    56.3    56.5   116.7   118.1   117.8   118.7
                                                                                                                     
  Maryland...........   153.0   142.3   151.1   141.0   404.3   404.8   400.8   400.4   380.1   389.8   383.8   392.1
  Massachusetts......   224.1   210.6   220.7   207.7   493.9   467.7   489.5   464.8   627.8   636.7   639.4   649.9
  Michigan...........   205.4   191.8   202.1   189.5   555.5   484.5   553.1   494.6   599.5   605.6   608.0   613.2
  Minnesota..........   178.5   176.1   176.5   174.9   334.0   300.4   329.2   297.2   439.3   452.1   441.8   453.4
  Mississippi........    46.8    43.8    46.7    43.7    94.3    86.3    94.7    85.7   127.9   129.0   129.8   130.6
                                                                                                                     
  Missouri ..........   166.7   163.0   164.8   161.3   346.0   331.4   344.2   330.0   391.9   399.7   395.5   403.9
  Montana............    22.2    22.7    21.8    22.8    42.3    40.9    40.9    39.9    60.2    62.2    61.3    62.3
  Nebraska...........    69.5    68.6    68.9    68.2   106.5    98.8   106.2    97.5   133.0   134.6   133.9   135.8
  Nevada.............    61.1    57.9    61.2    58.1   150.7   139.4   150.7   142.2    95.5    96.8    95.8    99.3
  New Hampshire......    38.4    37.4    37.7    37.1    67.4    66.2    66.8    66.3   104.5   106.1   105.7   107.3
                                                                                                                     
  New Jersey.........   272.1   257.5   267.7   255.6   624.9   593.9   618.4   589.7   582.1   585.7   587.6   589.4
  New Mexico.........    34.9    32.9    34.8    32.7   110.0   102.8   109.4   102.6   112.6   116.6   116.2   119.8
  New York...........   733.6   689.2   718.1   684.2 1,176.1 1,122.1 1,162.2 1,110.6 1,573.7 1,608.1 1,629.7 1,655.7
  North Carolina.....   214.5   201.3   211.9   199.2   508.4   471.6   506.8   465.5   532.8   539.8   535.5   541.1
  North Dakota.......    20.5    20.2    20.4    20.1    31.0    29.8    30.9    30.3    52.2    53.5    52.1    53.0
                                                                                                                     
  Ohio...............   291.1   283.6   288.2   279.4   678.6   618.3   671.8   622.8   804.5   822.7   820.3   841.2
  Oklahoma...........    83.3    82.0    82.8    80.6   185.7   169.7   185.4   170.5   198.8   199.9   199.7   201.0
  Oregon.............   102.9    94.6   101.5    94.2   201.0   182.6   198.9   184.1   214.8   220.3   221.2   224.2
  Pennsylvania.......   333.7   315.7   328.6   312.1   719.2   673.8   711.9   671.7 1,077.0 1,100.4 1,102.2 1,118.6
  Rhode Island.......    33.4    32.8    33.6    32.6    55.7    53.1    56.1    52.5    95.8    95.4    99.2    98.7
                                                                                                                     
  South Carolina.....   107.6   103.5   105.9   102.1   220.2   218.3   217.6   219.8   207.2   207.2   209.3   209.1
  South Dakota.......    31.2    30.8    31.0    30.2    28.8    27.0    28.1    26.6    61.9    63.0    62.2    63.5
  Tennessee..........   145.3   135.6   144.0   137.4   321.4   304.0   322.2   310.3   356.4   365.0   360.7   367.2
  Texas..............   651.5   649.4   647.0   647.8 1,351.2 1,283.5 1,338.3 1,260.9 1,302.4 1,350.8 1,306.7 1,361.3
  Utah...............    74.0    71.7    73.5    70.6   165.8   153.2   164.8   154.6   143.2   148.1   148.8   153.2
                                                                                                                     
  Vermont............    13.1    12.7    12.9    12.6    23.3    21.3    23.0    21.0    58.1    60.0    59.3    60.9
  Virginia...........   189.1   187.7   186.7   186.5   665.0   640.1   660.4   631.6   424.3   432.0   444.1   450.5
  Washington.........   153.5   145.8   151.7   145.3   355.5   332.1   353.6   329.6   356.7   357.3   363.5   361.7
  West Virginia......    29.8    28.3    29.6    28.4    61.0    59.9    60.5    60.3   116.0   117.4   117.8   119.3
  Wisconsin..........   165.5   160.2   162.5   158.6   286.4   263.3   282.1   258.8   405.0   410.8   406.2   412.1
  Wyoming............    11.9    11.5    11.8    11.3    19.8    18.8    19.0    18.6    24.6    25.2    24.7    25.2
                                                                                                                     
  Puerto Rico........    47.4    43.4    46.8    42.8   104.1   100.0   103.2    99.4   104.8   103.8   110.6   110.8





                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                          Leisure and hospitality              Other services                    Government          
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                           August        September         August        September         August        September   
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                        2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p    2008    2009    2008   2009p 
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
  Alabama............   179.7   175.2   176.1   169.7    81.7    78.0    81.3    77.9   375.0   375.3   383.0   382.6
  Alaska.............    39.8    39.1    36.2    35.5    11.7    11.5    11.7    11.3    79.3    80.3    84.0    84.7
  Arizona............   262.7   252.9   261.4   250.5    99.3    92.9    98.3    92.6   423.5   408.7   443.8   428.2
  Arkansas...........   104.6   104.0   103.1   102.2    46.0    45.6    45.9    44.4   203.2   208.9   216.8   221.3
  California......... 1,604.0 1,546.1 1,577.0 1,527.3   515.3   497.0   515.0   496.6 2,413.9 2,399.2 2,474.8 2,450.8
                                                                                                                     
  Colorado...........   286.1   273.7   273.5   259.8    96.2    93.5    95.4    92.3   369.9   374.4   388.5   392.6
  Connecticut........   146.5   146.2   141.4   140.8    64.0    63.8    62.9    61.7   235.9   230.1   250.4   244.4
  Delaware ..........    44.9    44.4    42.8    41.5    20.6    20.3    20.3    19.9    59.7    56.6    61.9    61.1
  District of                                                                                                        
    Columbia.........    58.4    59.0    59.2    58.8    66.1    64.3    65.9    64.2   245.9   254.7   231.8   237.2
  Florida............   927.0   899.4   912.7   882.9   336.9   327.1   338.1   329.4 1,132.1 1,121.5 1,141.1 1,131.6
                                                                                                                     
  Georgia............   402.1   390.3   395.2   382.9   161.1   154.6   159.3   151.6   689.0   675.4   693.4   678.3
  Hawaii ............   107.0   100.9   105.2   100.2    26.9    26.1    27.0    25.8   120.3   119.3   123.3   122.3
  Idaho .............    68.7    65.1    65.7    63.9    21.2    19.3    20.8    19.1   113.8   111.8   119.7   117.4
  Illinois...........   555.2   543.6   539.9   531.3   273.3   262.7   262.5   257.1   819.4   815.5   855.6   852.4
  Indiana............   298.5   295.2   292.1   289.4   112.5   108.9   111.4   106.9   419.6   414.8   448.7   448.4
                                                                                                                     
  Iowa...............   142.8   140.5   138.7   137.6    58.0    55.8    57.6    55.5   230.8   232.5   253.8   253.0
  Kansas.............   118.7   117.5   117.2   116.5    53.6    54.3    53.8    53.8   235.3   239.7   260.6   260.1
  Kentucky...........   179.5   179.5   175.5   174.5    75.3    74.7    74.6    74.4   315.8   312.7   319.2   315.8
  Louisiana..........   199.1   194.6   191.7   192.4    69.4    68.8    68.6    68.5   356.1   359.1   364.6   365.5
  Maine..............    75.0    73.9    66.5    64.9    20.4    19.9    20.1    19.5    92.0    90.5   104.1   102.1
                                                                                                                     
  Maryland...........   252.6   252.4   240.2   239.0   118.3   114.9   117.7   115.2   471.8   471.9   483.1   488.9
  Massachusetts......   334.6   337.8   316.8   315.7   125.3   121.5   119.9   118.3   398.7   390.3   438.3   427.7
  Michigan...........   423.8   413.6   411.9   399.2   177.8   171.3   176.4   171.8   591.4   583.0   651.5   636.5
  Minnesota..........   262.4   257.4   251.7   243.1   119.6   115.0   117.3   114.4   388.4   390.7   413.5   401.9
  Mississippi........   127.0   123.2   125.0   121.0    37.1    36.6    37.3    36.1   244.1   249.5   250.3   252.6
                                                                                                                     
  Missouri ..........   295.7   286.3   287.3   278.1   122.2   116.1   121.7   115.7   411.2   415.0   448.6   453.0
  Montana............    66.3    65.6    62.5    62.1    17.7    17.6    17.5    17.5    84.0    84.7    88.0    89.4
  Nebraska...........    86.4    88.1    84.6    84.4    35.2    35.4    35.0    34.7   155.8   161.8   164.1   167.3
  Nevada.............   334.7   310.6   331.8   309.6    37.5    37.2    37.5    37.2   152.6   149.1   161.5   158.9
  New Hampshire......    74.0    71.1    66.4    65.5    22.7    23.0    22.3    21.7    83.6    84.5    96.8    96.7
                                                                                                                     
  New Jersey.........   369.8   367.4   352.3   349.5   167.7   171.5   164.4   164.0   612.2   604.9   633.6   624.3
  New Mexico.........    89.4    86.6    87.2    85.9    31.9    32.7    30.0    30.3   190.5   191.6   199.7   200.4
  New York...........   764.9   758.5   735.9   728.4   369.0   374.9   367.9   366.3 1,469.6 1,510.0 1,483.6 1,467.3
  North Carolina.....   413.0   409.5   404.0   398.1   187.4   176.8   186.4   174.4   681.5   686.2   728.2   736.8
  North Dakota.......    34.7    35.5    34.2    34.8    15.2    14.9    15.1    14.6    67.0    68.7    77.4    79.4
                                                                                                                     
  Ohio...............   523.6   530.4   504.5   509.8   221.4   215.4   218.9   211.4   756.1   746.6   786.6   784.1
  Oklahoma...........   147.0   147.3   146.1   140.8    63.7    61.2    63.3    60.3   312.0   317.7   326.6   330.2
  Oregon.............   181.7   171.8   178.6   166.0    61.4    60.2    61.5    60.0   281.3   280.4   289.1   285.1
  Pennsylvania.......   537.7   527.6   514.8   506.6   257.1   253.6   254.4   250.3   693.1   694.8   751.0   751.3
  Rhode Island.......    55.3    55.9    53.6    52.4    23.2    22.8    22.7    22.0    59.6    57.1    62.6    61.4
                                                                                                                     
  South Carolina.....   226.6   217.7   214.4   206.6    71.6    71.2    70.3    68.5   330.8   328.4   343.5   345.6
  South Dakota.......    49.3    49.1    45.2    45.2    16.1    16.0    16.0    16.0    73.2    74.1    76.1    77.4
  Tennessee..........   283.9   281.5   279.4   276.9   102.5   100.4   102.7   100.3   415.8   424.0   430.2   431.8
  Texas.............. 1,027.6 1,031.7 1,006.2 1,000.2   365.4   363.0   359.5   369.6 1,697.3 1,748.6 1,771.4 1,824.1
  Utah...............   117.5   113.1   114.7   110.6    37.3    35.0    36.0    33.5   201.0   203.0   214.7   217.9
                                                                                                                     
  Vermont............    34.3    32.3    32.2    30.2     9.8     9.7     9.8     9.7    44.6    45.4    54.9    54.6
  Virginia...........   369.3   365.7   353.9   355.4   190.8   184.8   188.9   178.8   670.1   674.0   691.5   689.0
  Washington.........   297.5   307.5   295.3   301.8   109.4   108.7   108.2   106.8   516.2   517.6   534.2   529.7
  West Virginia......    75.9    73.8    74.9    73.0    55.8    55.4    55.8    55.5   142.9   143.2   146.9   146.1
  Wisconsin..........   280.6   276.8   267.1   253.2   139.9   131.7   139.1   132.0   385.3   394.1   413.8   413.3
  Wyoming............    39.7    38.3    37.0    35.7    12.3    12.0    12.2    11.8    64.3    66.5    70.7    71.8
                                                                                                                     
  Puerto Rico........    73.8    72.1    72.8    72.7    16.2    15.0    16.1    14.7   292.5   282.3   299.1   284.9
  
    1 Mining and logging is combined with construction.
    p = preliminary.
    NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work.  Estimates are currently projected from 2008 benchmark levels. 
 Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will be revised when new information becomes
 available.
     
     
     

Last Modified Date: October 21, 2009
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