Economic News Release

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Friday, December 21, 2012              USDL-12-2462

Technical information:
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 Unemployment:  (202) 691-6392  *  lausinfo@bls.gov  *  www.bls.gov/lau

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    REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- NOVEMBER 2012


Regional and state unemployment rates were generally lower in
November. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia recorded
unemployment rate decreases and five states had no change, the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-three states and the
District of Columbia registered unemployment rate decreases from a
year earlier, six states experienced increases, and one state had no
change. The national jobless rate, 7.7 percent, edged down from
October and was 1.0 percentage point lower than in November 2011.

In November 2012, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 30 states
and decreased in 20 states and the District of Columbia. The largest
over-the-month increase in employment occurred in North Carolina
(+30,600), followed by Florida (+24,500) and Texas (+22,100). The
largest over-the-month decrease in employment occurred in New York
(-33,500), followed by Indiana (-9,100) and New Jersey (-8,100).
November data for New Jersey and New York reflect the impact of
Hurricane Sandy, as well as underlying economic trends. Louisiana
experienced the largest over-the-month percentage increase in
employment (+0.9 percent), followed by Hawaii, Nevada, and North
Carolina (+0.8 percent each). The District of Columbia experienced the
largest over-the-month percentage decline in employment (-0.7 percent),
followed by Nebraska and New York (-0.4 percent each). Over the year,
nonfarm employment increased in 45 states and decreased in 5 states
and the District of Columbia. The largest over-the-year percentage
increase occurred in North Dakota (+4.7 percent). The largest over-
the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in West Virginia
(-1.8 percent).

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|                            Hurricane Sandy				  |
|									  |
|  Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the Northeast coast on October 29th,  |
|  causing severe damage in some states. Nevertheless, survey response	  |
|  rates in the affected states were within normal ranges. See the box	  |
|  notes at the end of this release for information on the storm’s impact |
|  on employment and unemployment estimating procedures for November.	  |
|									  |
|_________________________________________________________________________|


Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

The West continued to record the highest regional unemployment rate in
November, 8.7 percent, while the Midwest again reported the lowest
rate, 7.1 percent. Over the month, all four regions experienced
statistically significant unemployment rate declines: the Northeast,
South, and West (-0.3 percentage point each) and the Midwest (-0.2 point).
Significant over-the-year rate changes were registered in three regions:
the West (-1.3 percentage points), the South (-1.2 points), and the Midwest
(-0.9 point). (See table 1.)

Among the nine geographic divisions, the Pacific continued to report
the highest jobless rate, 9.3 percent in November. The West North
Central again registered the lowest rate, 5.5 percent. Seven divisions
experienced statistically significant unemployment rate changes over
the month, all decreases, the largest of which were recorded in the
East South Central and West South Central (-0.4 percentage point each).
Seven divisions had significant rate changes from a year earlier, all
of which were decreases. The largest of these declines occurred in the
Pacific and West South Central (-1.3 percentage points each).

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Nevada continued to record the highest unemployment rate among the
states, 10.8 percent in November, followed by Rhode Island at 10.4
percent. North Dakota again registered the lowest jobless rate, 3.1
percent. In total, 25 states reported jobless rates significantly
lower than the U.S. figure of 7.7 percent, 9 states had measurably
higher rates, and 16 states and the District of Columbia had rates
that were not appreciably different from that of the nation. (See
tables A and 3.)

Twenty-three states reported statistically significant over-the-month
unemployment rate decreases in November. The largest of these occurred
in Louisiana and Nevada (-0.8 and -0.7 percentage point, respectively).
The remaining 27 states and the District of Columbia recorded jobless
rates that were not measurably different from those of a month earlier,
though some had changes that were at least as large numerically as the
significant changes. (See table B.)

Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia reported statistically
significant unemployment rate changes from November 2011, all of which
were declines. The largest of these occurred in Nevada (-2.4 percentage
points), followed by Mississippi (-2.1 points) and Florida (-2.0 points).
(See table C.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In November 2012, thirteen states recorded statistically significant
over-the-month increases in employment, and two states and the District
of Columbia had decreases. The largest statistically significant job gains
occurred in North Carolina (+30,600), Florida (+24,500), and Louisiana
(+16,900). The statistically significant job decreases occurred in New
York (-33,500), the District of Columbia (-5,000), and Nebraska (-3,500).
(See table D.)

Over the year, 29 states experienced statistically significant changes
in employment; only West Virginia’s employment decreased (-13,800).
The largest over-the-year jobs increase occurred in Texas (+278,800),
followed by California (+268,600) and Ohio (+100,400). (See table E.)

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for
November is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at
10:00 a.m. (EST). The Regional and State Employment and Unemployment
news release for December is scheduled to be released on Friday,
January 18, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. (EST).


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|  Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)  |
|                                 Data					   |
|                                   					   |
|  The LAUS program examined the model diagnostics for the areas most      |
|  severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy and determined that there was	   |
|  no basis for special intervention in the estimating procedures. The     |
|  reference period for the November 2012 household data was the calendar  |
|  week that included the 5th of the month. Persons who missed the entire  |
|  work week due to the storm were counted as employed in the underlying   |
|  Current Population Survey (CPS), whether or not they were paid for the  |
|  time off. Estimates for this category of employed persons are available |
|  for the U.S. as a whole at http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/surveymost?ln.   |
|  These data are not published for states or local areas on a monthly	   |
|  basis, due to the small subsample sizes of the CPS. Further information |
|  on the LAUS models can be found in the Technical Note of this release   |
|  and on the web at www.bls.gov/lau.					   |
|									   |
|__________________________________________________________________________|


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|									    |
|  Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Current Employment Statistics (CES) Data    |
|                                   					    |
|  In order for severe weather conditions to reduce the estimate of payroll |
|  employment, employees have to be off work without pay for the entire pay |
|  period that includes the 12th of the month. Employees who receive pay    |
|  for any part of that pay period, even 1 hour, are counted in the payroll |
|  employment figures. Nationally, slightly more than 20 percent of all	    |
|  employees in the payroll survey have a weekly pay period.  		    |
|									    |
|  For the November estimates, BLS made one modification to the usual CES   |
|  estimation procedures for state and metropolitan area estimates to	    |
|  better reflect employment in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. The  |
|  change modified how information about business closings was utilized in  |
|  the areas most heavily impacted by the storm. BLS did not attempt to     |
|  isolate the effect of Hurricane Sandy on estimates of over-the-month	    |
|  change in employment. For further information contact the Current	    |
|  Employment Statistics State and Area program by calling (202) 691-6559   |
|  or via email at sminfo@bls.gov.					    |
|									    |
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|									  |
|            Current Employment Statistics Data Error	        	  |
|                                   					  |
|  BLS has identified errors in the state government employment data for  |
|  Oklahoma at the statewide level and in the Oklahoma City metropolitan  |
|  statistical area (36420). State government and service providing data  |
|  in these areas have been corrected for September 2012. More		  |
|  information on this data correction and a complete listing of	  |
|  corrections to the CES State and Area database can be found at	  |
|  www.bls.gov/bls/errata/sae_errata.htm.				  |
|									  |
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  Table A.  States with unemployment rates significantly different
  from that of the U.S., November 2012, seasonally adjusted
  --------------------------------------------------------------
                  State                |          Rate(p)
  --------------------------------------------------------------
  United States (1) ...................|           7.7
                                       |
  Alaska ..............................|           6.8
  California ..........................|           9.8
  Connecticut .........................|           8.8
  Delaware ............................|           6.7
  Georgia .............................|           8.5
  Hawaii ..............................|           5.3
  Idaho ...............................|           6.8
  Illinois ............................|           8.7
  Iowa ................................|           4.9
  Kansas ..............................|           5.4
                                       |
  Louisiana ...........................|           5.8
  Maryland ............................|           6.6
  Massachusetts .......................|           6.6
  Michigan ............................|           8.9
  Minnesota ...........................|           5.7
  Missouri ............................|           6.7
  Montana .............................|           5.8
  Nebraska ............................|           3.7
  Nevada ..............................|          10.8
  New Hampshire .......................|           5.6
                                       |
  New Jersey ..........................|           9.6
  New Mexico ..........................|           6.2
  North Carolina ......................|           9.1
  North Dakota ........................|           3.1
  Ohio ................................|           6.8
  Oklahoma ............................|           5.2
  Rhode Island ........................|          10.4
  South Dakota ........................|           4.4
  Texas ...............................|           6.2
  Utah ................................|           5.1
                                       |
  Vermont .............................|           5.2
  Virginia ............................|           5.6
  Wisconsin ...........................|           6.7
  Wyoming .............................|           5.1
  --------------------------------------------------------------
     1 Data are not preliminary.
     p = preliminary.



  Table B.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
  from October 2012 to November 2012, seasonally adjusted
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  |          Rate         |
                                  |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month
               State              |  October  |  November |    change(p)
                                  |    2012   |   2012(p) |
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Alabama ........................|     8.1   |     7.5   |      -0.6
  Alaska .........................|     7.1   |     6.8   |       -.3
  California .....................|    10.1   |     9.8   |       -.3
  Florida ........................|     8.5   |     8.1   |       -.4
  Georgia ........................|     8.7   |     8.5   |       -.2
  Hawaii .........................|     5.5   |     5.3   |       -.2
  Idaho ..........................|     7.0   |     6.8   |       -.2
  Iowa ...........................|     5.1   |     4.9   |       -.2
  Kansas .........................|     5.7   |     5.4   |       -.3
  Louisiana ......................|     6.6   |     5.8   |       -.8
                                  |           |           |
  Minnesota ......................|     5.9   |     5.7   |       -.2
  Mississippi ....................|     9.0   |     8.5   |       -.5
  Nebraska .......................|     3.8   |     3.7   |       -.1
  Nevada .........................|    11.5   |    10.8   |       -.7
  New York .......................|     8.7   |     8.3   |       -.4
  North Carolina .................|     9.3   |     9.1   |       -.2
  Pennsylvania ...................|     8.1   |     7.8   |       -.3
  Tennessee ......................|     8.2   |     7.6   |       -.6
  Texas ..........................|     6.6   |     6.2   |       -.4
  Vermont ........................|     5.5   |     5.2   |       -.3
                                  |           |           | 
  Virginia .......................|     5.7   |     5.6   |       -.1
  Washington .....................|     8.2   |     7.8   |       -.4
  Wisconsin ......................|     6.9   |     6.7   |       -.2
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     p = preliminary.



  Table C.  States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
  from November 2011 to November 2012, seasonally adjusted
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  |          Rate         |
                                  |-----------|-----------|  Over-the-year
               State              |  November |  November |    change(p)
                                  |    2011   |   2012(p) |
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Arizona ........................|     9.1   |     7.8   |      -1.3
  California .....................|    11.3   |     9.8   |      -1.5
  District of Columbia ...........|    10.2   |     8.4   |      -1.8
  Florida ........................|    10.1   |     8.1   |      -2.0
  Georgia ........................|     9.5   |     8.5   |      -1.0
  Hawaii .........................|     6.7   |     5.3   |      -1.4
  Idaho ..........................|     8.5   |     6.8   |      -1.7
  Illinois .......................|     9.8   |     8.7   |      -1.1
  Indiana ........................|     9.1   |     8.0   |      -1.1
  Kansas .........................|     6.4   |     5.4   |      -1.0
                                  |           |           |
  Mississippi ....................|    10.6   |     8.5   |      -2.1
  Missouri .......................|     8.1   |     6.7   |      -1.4
  Montana ........................|     6.7   |     5.8   |       -.9
  Nebraska .......................|     4.3   |     3.7   |       -.6
  Nevada .........................|    13.2   |    10.8   |      -2.4
  North Carolina .................|    10.4   |     9.1   |      -1.3
  Ohio ...........................|     8.1   |     6.8   |      -1.3
  Oklahoma .......................|     6.3   |     5.2   |      -1.1
  South Carolina .................|     9.8   |     8.3   |      -1.5
  Tennessee ......................|     8.7   |     7.6   |      -1.1
                                  |           |           |
  Texas ..........................|     7.6   |     6.2   |      -1.4
  Utah ...........................|     5.9   |     5.1   |       -.8
  Washington .....................|     8.7   |     7.8   |       -.9
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     p = preliminary.



  Table D.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
  October 2012 to November 2012, seasonally adjusted
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                                |   October   |   November  | Over-the-month
             State              |     2012    |    2012(p)  |    change(p)
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Arizona.......................|   2,464,100 |   2,476,800 |      12,700
  Colorado......................|   2,309,100 |   2,317,100 |       8,000
  District of Columbia..........|     739,500 |     734,500 |      -5,000
  Florida.......................|   7,377,700 |   7,402,200 |      24,500
  Hawaii........................|     608,100 |     612,700 |       4,600
  Illinois......................|   5,711,000 |   5,727,400 |      16,400
  Louisiana.....................|   1,947,100 |   1,964,000 |      16,900
  Michigan......................|   3,973,000 |   3,983,200 |      10,200
  Minnesota.....................|   2,713,800 |   2,724,600 |      10,800
  Nebraska......................|     956,900 |     953,400 |      -3,500
                                |             |             |            
  Nevada........................|   1,139,000 |   1,148,200 |       9,200
  New York......................|   8,833,800 |   8,800,300 |     -33,500
  North Carolina................|   3,965,100 |   3,995,700 |      30,600
  Utah..........................|   1,249,000 |   1,256,800 |       7,800
  Vermont.......................|     302,700 |     304,900 |       2,200
  Wisconsin.....................|   2,721,100 |   2,731,700 |      10,600
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     p = preliminary.



  Table E.  States with statistically significant employment changes from
  November 2011 to November 2012, seasonally adjusted
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                                |   November  |   November  | Over-the-year
             State              |     2011    |    2012(p)  |    change(p)
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Arizona.......................|   2,416,100 |   2,476,800 |      60,700
  California....................|  14,137,800 |  14,406,400 |     268,600
  Colorado......................|   2,265,300 |   2,317,100 |      51,800
  Florida.......................|   7,318,900 |   7,402,200 |      83,300
  Georgia.......................|   3,890,200 |   3,954,400 |      64,200
  Hawaii........................|     595,000 |     612,700 |      17,700
  Idaho.........................|     609,400 |     622,300 |      12,900
  Illinois......................|   5,674,200 |   5,727,400 |      53,200
  Indiana.......................|   2,837,600 |   2,895,900 |      58,300
  Kentucky......................|   1,798,100 |   1,835,700 |      37,600
                                |             |             |            
  Louisiana.....................|   1,923,900 |   1,964,000 |      40,100
  Massachusetts.................|   3,211,400 |   3,258,000 |      46,600
  Michigan......................|   3,950,800 |   3,983,200 |      32,400
  Minnesota.....................|   2,673,000 |   2,724,600 |      51,600
  Montana.......................|     425,200 |     434,600 |       9,400
  New York......................|   8,711,700 |   8,800,300 |      88,600
  North Carolina................|   3,935,700 |   3,995,700 |      60,000
  North Dakota..................|     403,000 |     421,800 |      18,800
  Ohio..........................|   5,097,100 |   5,197,500 |     100,400
  Oklahoma......................|   1,563,300 |   1,601,500 |      38,200
                                |             |             |            
  Oregon........................|   1,619,800 |   1,638,500 |      18,700
  Pennsylvania..................|   5,704,100 |   5,751,400 |      47,300
  South Carolina................|   1,839,700 |   1,874,500 |      34,800
  Tennessee.....................|   2,672,800 |   2,698,600 |      25,800
  Texas.........................|  10,618,700 |  10,897,500 |     278,800
  Utah..........................|   1,218,600 |   1,256,800 |      38,200
  Virginia......................|   3,696,700 |   3,743,600 |      46,900
  Washington....................|   2,843,200 |   2,891,600 |      48,400
  West Virginia.................|     760,200 |     746,400 |     -13,800
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     p = preliminary.




Technical Note

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

Labor force and unemployment--from the LAUS program

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

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

   Annual revisions. Labor force and unemployment data for prior years reflect
adjustments made at the end of each year. The adjusted estimates reflect updated
population data from the U.S. Census Bureau, any revisions in the other data
sources, and model reestimation. In most years, historical data for the most
recent five years (both seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted) are
revised near the beginning of each calendar year, prior to the release of January
estimates.

   Seasonal adjustment. The LAUS program introduced smoothed seasonally adjusted
(SSA) estimates in January 2010. These are seasonally-adjusted data that have
incorporated a long-run trend smoothing procedure, resulting in estimates that
are less volatile than those previously produced. The estimates are smoothed using
a Henderson Trend Filter (H13). The H13 uses a filtering procedure, based on moving
averages, to remove the irregular fluctuations from the seasonally-adjusted series,
leaving the trend. The same process is used on both historical and current year
estimates. For more information about the smoothing technique, see the BLS Web
site at www.bls.gov/lau/lassaqa.htm.

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

Employment--from the CES program

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

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

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

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

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

Reliability of the estimates

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

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

   Labor force and unemployment estimates. Model-based error measures for 
seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data and for over-the-month
and over-the-year changes are available online at www.bls.gov/lau/lastderr.htm.
BLS uses a 90-percent confidence level in determining whether changes in LAUS
unemployment rates are statistically significant. The average magnitude of the
current year over-the-month change in a state unemployment rate that is required
for statistical significance at the 90-percent confidence level is just over
0.2 percentage point; the average amount of the current over-the-year change in
a state rate for significance is about 0.9 point. More details can be found on 
the Web site. Measures of nonsampling error are not available, but additional
information on the subject is provided in Employment and Earnings Online at
www.bls.gov/opub/ee/home.htm.

   Employment estimates. Measures of sampling error for state CES data at the total
nonfarm and supersector levels are available online at www.bls.gov/sae/790stderr.htm.
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LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA


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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
 Census region and                                                                                                              
      division                                                          Number                      Percent of labor force      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       Nov.     Sept.    Oct.     Nov.     Nov.     Sept.    Oct.     Nov.     Nov.     Sept.    Oct.     Nov.  
                       2011     2012     2012     2012     2011     2012     2012     2012     2011     2012     2012     2012  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,218.0 28,355.8 28,441.6 28,447.8  2,268.4  2,401.7  2,381.7  2,315.8    8.0      8.5      8.4      8.1  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,743.9  7,712.3  7,732.9  7,723.8    571.0    568.5    574.1    565.9    7.4      7.4      7.4      7.3  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,474.1 20,643.5 20,708.8 20,724.0  1,697.4  1,833.2  1,807.5  1,749.9    8.3      8.9      8.7      8.4  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 56,322.6 56,448.4 56,629.0 56,661.8  4,787.7  4,397.5  4,296.5  4,116.9    8.5      7.8      7.6      7.3  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,871.6 29,886.1 30,022.9 30,084.1  2,689.7  2,468.5  2,411.3  2,342.9    9.0      8.3      8.0      7.8  
  East South Central  8,731.2  8,668.2  8,689.5  8,679.9    783.1    731.3    721.6    681.8    9.0      8.4      8.3      7.9  
  West South Central 17,719.8 17,894.1 17,916.5 17,897.8  1,314.8  1,197.6  1,163.5  1,092.3    7.4      6.7      6.5      6.1  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,328.6 34,137.9 34,240.0 34,244.0  2,753.1  2,523.0  2,487.4  2,434.8    8.0      7.4      7.3      7.1  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,280.8 23,213.6 23,290.3 23,277.4  2,065.6  1,901.4  1,869.9  1,833.2    8.9      8.2      8.0      7.9  
  West North Central 11,047.8 10,924.3 10,949.7 10,966.5    687.5    621.6    617.5    601.5    6.2      5.7      5.6      5.5  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,937.5 35,764.5 35,790.0 35,795.3  3,585.2  3,262.3  3,205.5  3,118.7   10.0      9.1      9.0      8.7  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 10,979.6 10,962.9 10,980.0 10,975.2    937.7    857.3    843.6    819.8    8.5      7.8      7.7      7.5  
  Pacific........... 24,957.9 24,801.6 24,810.1 24,820.1  2,647.5  2,405.0  2,361.8  2,298.9   10.6      9.7      9.5      9.3  

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




LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA


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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
 Census region and                                                      Number                      Percent of labor force      
      division                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                          October           November          October           November          October           November    
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,209.1 28,545.9 28,161.6 28,359.0  2,196.5  2,254.1  2,148.0  2,187.4    7.8      7.9      7.6      7.7  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,744.3  7,759.7  7,736.8  7,693.7    548.4    538.8    532.6    528.2    7.1      6.9      6.9      6.9  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,464.9 20,786.2 20,424.8 20,665.3  1,648.1  1,715.4  1,615.4  1,659.2    8.1      8.3      7.9      8.0  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 56,386.6 56,885.5 56,259.3 56,589.6  4,775.1  4,111.4  4,559.9  3,902.3    8.5      7.2      8.1      6.9  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,886.0 30,181.7 29,793.8 30,031.6  2,691.1  2,314.7  2,581.6  2,279.1    9.0      7.7      8.7      7.6  
  East South Central  8,752.9  8,736.6  8,732.1  8,674.3    775.3    686.7    732.7    615.2    8.9      7.9      8.4      7.1  
  West South Central 17,747.7 17,967.3 17,733.4 17,883.7  1,308.7  1,110.0  1,245.5  1,008.0    7.4      6.2      7.0      5.6  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,391.4 34,413.0 34,285.6 34,165.7  2,658.3  2,288.6  2,546.5  2,283.0    7.7      6.7      7.4      6.7  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,338.9 23,410.2 23,255.8 23,201.7  2,005.3  1,718.9  1,912.2  1,726.4    8.6      7.3      8.2      7.4  
  West North Central 11,052.4 11,002.8 11,029.8 10,964.1    653.1    569.8    634.4    556.7    5.9      5.2      5.8      5.1  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 36,029.8 35,934.8 35,917.3 35,839.1  3,556.1  3,086.4  3,443.0  3,031.4    9.9      8.6      9.6      8.5  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 11,018.4 11,034.3 10,978.6 10,973.4    931.1    816.1    893.4    788.5    8.5      7.4      8.1      7.2  
  Pacific........... 25,011.4 24,900.4 24,938.7 24,865.7  2,625.0  2,270.3  2,549.6  2,242.9   10.5      9.1     10.2      9.0  

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




LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                               LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                         SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                           Unemployed                          
                                                                                                                               
                                  Civilian labor force                                                                         
                                                                                                                               
    State and area                                                               Number                  Percent of labor force
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                           Nov.      Sept.     Oct.      Nov.      Nov.      Sept.     Oct.      Nov.    Nov.  Sept. Oct.  Nov.
                           2011      2012      2012      2012p     2011      2012      2012      2012p   2011  2012  2012  2012p
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama................   2,174.8   2,154.4   2,160.5   2,158.9    180.0     177.6     174.9     162.2    8.3   8.2   8.1   7.5
Alaska.................     368.6     365.5     364.5     363.4     27.4      27.5      25.8      24.5    7.4   7.5   7.1   6.8
Arizona................   3,020.7   3,006.8   3,011.1   3,013.0    275.8     245.2     243.6     236.4    9.1   8.2   8.1   7.8
Arkansas...............   1,375.7   1,376.8   1,372.1   1,363.4    108.2      98.3      98.3      95.9    7.9   7.1   7.2   7.0
California.............  18,455.6  18,332.9  18,359.8  18,393.9  2,089.8   1,876.5   1,848.4   1,804.5   11.3  10.2  10.1   9.8
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                             
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,926.8   4,799.4   4,802.9   4,814.8    596.0     509.7     502.3     489.1   12.1  10.6  10.5  10.2
Colorado...............   2,730.4   2,722.3   2,725.7   2,719.0    217.2     217.8     214.1     209.4    8.0   8.0   7.9   7.7
Connecticut............   1,918.1   1,897.9   1,894.3   1,883.2    158.9     169.6     171.2     166.6    8.3   8.9   9.0   8.8
Delaware...............     440.8     438.4     439.5     440.3     31.9      29.9      29.8      29.6    7.2   6.8   6.8   6.7
District of Columbia...     344.6     357.3     360.4     363.8     35.1      30.9      30.7      30.4   10.2   8.7   8.5   8.4
Florida................   9,291.6   9,302.2   9,343.1   9,342.9    934.6     810.0     790.6     759.9   10.1   8.7   8.5   8.1
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1)........   1,270.0   1,286.0   1,291.1   1,290.9    130.0     113.6     111.8     108.3   10.2   8.8   8.7   8.4
                                                                                                                               
Georgia................   4,735.4   4,776.1   4,793.2   4,800.3    449.6     428.4     418.1     409.5    9.5   9.0   8.7   8.5
Hawaii.................     662.1     640.6     642.5     643.7     44.4      36.6      35.5      34.1    6.7   5.7   5.5   5.3
Idaho..................     774.3     776.0     774.9     774.6     65.5      55.3      54.2      52.4    8.5   7.1   7.0   6.8
Illinois...............   6,584.6   6,584.9   6,626.6   6,635.5    648.5     582.5     581.2     574.6    9.8   8.8   8.8   8.7
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                              
    Naperville (1).....   4,085.7   4,113.6   4,144.5   4,143.3    418.4     356.3     363.2     364.3   10.2   8.7   8.8   8.8
Indiana................   3,212.0   3,142.5   3,149.9   3,150.2    291.7     256.4     251.9     252.2    9.1   8.2   8.0   8.0
Iowa...................   1,662.5   1,637.7   1,639.5   1,640.9     92.6      85.5      83.6      80.4    5.6   5.2   5.1   4.9
Kansas.................   1,509.5   1,484.0   1,485.4   1,486.1     97.1      87.4      84.5      80.8    6.4   5.9   5.7   5.4
Kentucky...............   2,068.3   2,073.5   2,084.0   2,085.4    189.0     174.6     174.9     170.5    9.1   8.4   8.4   8.2
Louisiana..............   2,059.7   2,072.1   2,078.8   2,077.5    145.5     144.2     137.8     119.9    7.1   7.0   6.6   5.8
Maine..................     707.1     705.6     708.1     707.8     50.4      53.5      52.7      51.3    7.1   7.6   7.4   7.2
                                                                                                                               
Maryland...............   3,081.5   3,078.8   3,093.5   3,103.6    207.6     213.7     208.0     204.2    6.7   6.9   6.7   6.6
Massachusetts..........   3,455.7   3,461.1   3,474.0   3,473.7    241.5     225.2     230.0     230.2    7.0   6.5   6.6   6.6
Michigan...............   4,635.7   4,666.7   4,674.4   4,649.6    444.2     432.2     427.3     411.7    9.6   9.3   9.1   8.9
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Livonia (2)........   2,008.1   2,002.9   2,013.2   2,007.2    215.6     215.0     217.9     214.2   10.7  10.7  10.8  10.7
Minnesota..............   2,980.2   2,972.7   2,976.0   2,973.5    175.0     173.2     174.2     168.1    5.9   5.8   5.9   5.7
Mississippi............   1,350.1   1,335.9   1,338.0   1,332.4    142.8     123.0     119.8     112.9   10.6   9.2   9.0   8.5
Missouri...............   3,048.4   2,986.4   2,998.3   3,007.5    246.9     205.9     206.1     202.3    8.1   6.9   6.9   6.7
Montana................     506.4     509.7     510.5     510.1     33.8      31.0      30.4      29.5    6.7   6.1   6.0   5.8
Nebraska...............   1,014.2   1,018.5   1,022.0   1,024.7     43.5      39.9      39.3      38.1    4.3   3.9   3.8   3.7
Nevada.................   1,384.8   1,366.5   1,367.6   1,361.0    182.6     161.6     156.7     147.6   13.2  11.8  11.5  10.8
New Hampshire..........     740.6     738.8     740.2     739.5     39.1      42.0      42.2      41.6    5.3   5.7   5.7   5.6
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey.............   4,575.2   4,577.2   4,594.2   4,605.2    420.1     448.4     447.8     444.1    9.2   9.8   9.7   9.6
New Mexico.............     926.9     922.3     925.8     928.8     65.8      58.8      58.3      57.5    7.1   6.4   6.3   6.2
New York...............   9,513.0   9,555.1   9,585.1   9,580.3    778.8     848.1     829.8     794.2    8.2   8.9   8.7   8.3
  New York City........   3,959.0   3,969.4   3,976.0   3,968.4    360.5     377.5     367.6     350.7    9.1   9.5   9.2   8.8
North Carolina.........   4,670.3   4,674.3   4,709.5   4,735.8    486.7     448.6     440.3     431.7   10.4   9.6   9.3   9.1
North Dakota...........     387.6     388.2     389.8     391.2     13.3      11.7      12.0      12.2    3.4   3.0   3.1   3.1
Ohio...................   5,793.6   5,758.5   5,772.6   5,774.3    470.0     406.0     395.8     390.8    8.1   7.1   6.9   6.8
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                            
    Mentor (2).........   1,088.7   1,063.0   1,064.0   1,061.2     81.7      74.3      72.8      73.3    7.5   7.0   6.8   6.9
Oklahoma...............   1,782.4   1,813.5   1,821.9   1,824.3    112.2      94.4      96.3      94.1    6.3   5.2   5.3   5.2
Oregon.................   1,994.3   1,970.7   1,967.5   1,963.0    181.8     170.6     169.0     165.7    9.1   8.7   8.6   8.4
Pennsylvania...........   6,385.8   6,505.4   6,535.9   6,542.1    498.2     530.5     527.8     512.1    7.8   8.2   8.1   7.8
Rhode Island...........     562.3     558.1     563.4     564.8     62.7      58.7      58.7      58.6   11.1  10.5  10.4  10.4
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina.........   2,159.3   2,133.9   2,138.0   2,141.3    212.0     193.8     183.4     177.0    9.8   9.1   8.6   8.3
South Dakota...........     447.9     442.5     443.8     445.3     19.4      19.6      19.7      19.6    4.3   4.4   4.4   4.4
Tennessee..............   3,138.5   3,107.2   3,108.6   3,102.5    271.8     258.0     253.4     236.0    8.7   8.3   8.2   7.6
Texas..................  12,502.3  12,631.6  12,644.0  12,634.4    946.1     861.4     832.3     782.1    7.6   6.8   6.6   6.2
Utah...................   1,329.8   1,357.9   1,361.1   1,362.3     78.6      73.1      70.8      69.6    5.9   5.4   5.2   5.1
Vermont................     360.0     357.3     358.2     358.0     19.1      19.4      19.6      18.8    5.3   5.4   5.5   5.2
Virginia...............   4,339.9   4,332.0   4,346.8   4,350.7    267.1     254.2     249.3     241.8    6.2   5.9   5.7   5.6
Washington.............   3,489.8   3,495.7   3,483.9   3,470.3    304.7     296.9     285.9     269.7    8.7   8.5   8.2   7.8
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1)........   1,501.4   1,511.6   1,505.0   1,500.0    118.1     114.4     109.7     102.9    7.9   7.6   7.3   6.9
West Virginia..........     801.8     799.4     800.5     798.5     62.9      60.6      60.2      58.7    7.8   7.6   7.5   7.3
Wisconsin..............   3,056.5   3,059.9   3,061.1   3,062.6    217.7     223.6     211.1     203.8    7.1   7.3   6.9   6.7
Wyoming................     305.7     305.8     305.1     304.6     17.5      16.7      15.8      15.4    5.7   5.4   5.2   5.1
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico............   1,283.2   1,265.6   1,265.6   1,263.6    196.4     172.5     175.2     174.1   15.3  13.6  13.8  13.8

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the
Current Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 10-02, dated December 1,
2009, and are available at www.bls.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  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                              October             November            October             November         October       November  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                           2011      2012      2011     2012p      2011      2012      2011     2012p    2011   2012   2011   2012p
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama................   2,188.4   2,182.4   2,176.9   2,164.9    182.2     170.9     168.2     145.0    8.3    7.8    7.7    6.7 
Alaska.................     366.3     361.3     365.6     360.0     25.5      21.4      26.1      23.6    6.9    5.9    7.2    6.6 
Arizona................   3,034.1   3,022.6   3,019.4   3,022.1    281.1     244.1     261.6     227.6    9.3    8.1    8.7    7.5 
Arkansas...............   1,373.1   1,364.8   1,373.6   1,351.3    100.1      90.7      98.9      87.4    7.3    6.6    7.2    6.5 
California.............  18,482.8  18,442.8  18,429.7  18,439.4  2,084.0   1,802.4   2,014.5   1,771.6   11.3    9.8   10.9    9.6 
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                                 
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,948.0   4,841.1   4,931.7   4,855.0    598.2     500.6     573.7     478.0   12.1   10.3   11.6    9.8 
Colorado...............   2,743.6   2,746.6   2,732.9   2,713.4    212.1     206.1     209.8     204.3    7.7    7.5    7.7    7.5 
Connecticut............   1,922.3   1,897.0   1,917.6   1,872.5    155.9     163.8     149.5     154.7    8.1    8.6    7.8    8.3 
Delaware...............     440.1     440.7     440.9     441.1     31.6      29.0      29.4      27.6    7.2    6.6    6.7    6.2 
District of Columbia...     343.1     361.7     342.5     364.4     34.6      30.0      33.9      30.0   10.1    8.3    9.9    8.2 
Florida................   9,304.0   9,392.7   9,270.8   9,308.6    946.4     768.7     913.3     739.1   10.2    8.2    9.9    7.9 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1)........   1,282.1   1,312.1   1,270.0   1,292.1    136.6     117.3     120.6     103.2   10.7    8.9    9.5    8.0 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia................   4,738.4   4,801.4   4,734.0   4,805.9    456.7     408.1     429.1     399.9    9.6    8.5    9.1    8.3 
Hawaii.................     657.4     640.6     661.7     644.3     44.3      34.9      44.0      34.4    6.7    5.4    6.7    5.3 
Idaho..................     776.5     777.0     771.9     774.2     62.2      49.9      62.7      50.7    8.0    6.4    8.1    6.6 
Illinois...............   6,590.8   6,674.4   6,576.6   6,613.7    634.3     558.2     607.6     545.6    9.6    8.4    9.2    8.2 
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                                  
    Naperville (1).....   4,057.7   4,149.6   4,068.9   4,103.0    397.2     349.4     385.6     341.4    9.8    8.4    9.5    8.3 
Indiana................   3,216.4   3,173.1   3,208.7   3,146.5    282.1     234.8     276.7     251.6    8.8    7.4    8.6    8.0 
Iowa...................   1,670.2   1,654.3   1,665.9   1,644.9     88.5      75.3      86.8      74.5    5.3    4.6    5.2    4.5 
Kansas.................   1,507.5   1,488.0   1,512.4   1,490.3     93.6      77.3      92.5      77.4    6.2    5.2    6.1    5.2 
Kentucky...............   2,060.5   2,087.4   2,066.3   2,083.2    180.7     162.1     174.9     157.8    8.8    7.8    8.5    7.6 
Louisiana..............   2,074.0   2,103.9   2,065.3   2,078.2    146.3     131.5     135.7      95.6    7.1    6.2    6.6    4.6 
Maine..................     709.1     714.5     703.1     702.2     47.4      47.6      47.9      49.1    6.7    6.7    6.8    7.0 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland...............   3,087.0   3,115.7   3,074.6   3,105.1    207.1     196.4     195.1     199.6    6.7    6.3    6.3    6.4 
Massachusetts..........   3,450.8   3,480.2   3,453.3   3,460.0    230.3     215.7     221.9     212.2    6.7    6.2    6.4    6.1 
Michigan...............   4,647.5   4,685.5   4,627.5   4,608.3    422.7     387.6     395.7     363.6    9.1    8.3    8.6    7.9 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Livonia (2)........   2,021.8   2,028.6   2,001.0   1,990.5    213.7     212.8     192.2     192.9   10.6   10.5    9.6    9.7 
Minnesota..............   2,982.1   2,980.3   2,974.6   2,968.2    160.9     155.7     158.1     150.0    5.4    5.2    5.3    5.1 
Mississippi............   1,352.6   1,340.2   1,347.0   1,322.2    143.6     111.5     132.1      99.0   10.6    8.3    9.8    7.5 
Missouri...............   3,045.0   3,015.1   3,035.3   3,003.7    240.3     198.2     229.5     191.1    7.9    6.6    7.6    6.4 
Montana................     504.5     510.2     503.2     506.4     31.6      27.7      32.2      28.7    6.3    5.4    6.4    5.7 
Nebraska...............   1,013.1   1,026.1   1,012.6   1,025.0     41.2      35.9      38.6      34.6    4.1    3.5    3.8    3.4 
Nevada.................   1,386.8   1,371.7   1,382.4   1,353.4    183.4     149.3     175.4     138.5   13.2   10.9   12.7   10.2 
New Hampshire..........     738.1     739.5     738.9     736.5     36.9      38.6      36.5      39.5    5.0    5.2    4.9    5.4 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey.............   4,564.7   4,614.6   4,563.1   4,603.5    408.1     433.9     398.9     429.0    8.9    9.4    8.7    9.3 
New Mexico.............     930.3     933.6     930.4     935.3     65.3      56.3      61.6      55.9    7.0    6.0    6.6    6.0 
New York...............   9,505.4   9,617.5   9,484.6   9,536.0    762.2     795.8     750.7     756.2    8.0    8.3    7.9    7.9 
  New York City........   3,962.2   3,988.0   3,952.6   3,956.2    365.6     365.9     352.7     342.6    9.2    9.2    8.9    8.7 
North Carolina.........   4,682.2   4,761.6   4,665.8   4,746.1    481.1     418.3     470.0     424.9   10.3    8.8   10.1    9.0 
North Dakota...........     386.2     391.7     382.5     386.6     10.5       9.4      11.1      10.6    2.7    2.4    2.9    2.8 
Ohio...................   5,824.1   5,811.3   5,791.7   5,771.5    464.9     364.5     432.9     373.9    8.0    6.3    7.5    6.5 
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                                
    Mentor (2).........   1,085.7   1,065.6   1,084.7   1,053.8     75.9      64.9      74.0      70.7    7.0    6.1    6.8    6.7 
Oklahoma...............   1,785.7   1,827.0   1,790.7   1,825.5    112.3      95.9     107.9      87.5    6.3    5.3    6.0    4.8 
Oregon.................   1,998.6   1,971.2   1,996.6   1,964.9    175.1     158.6     171.9     159.7    8.8    8.0    8.6    8.1 
Pennsylvania...........   6,394.7   6,554.1   6,377.0   6,525.9    477.8     485.7     465.8     474.0    7.5    7.4    7.3    7.3 
Rhode Island...........     563.8     569.2     564.5     566.4     60.5      56.5      59.3      56.4   10.7    9.9   10.5   10.0 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina.........   2,160.3   2,146.1   2,144.7   2,134.0    214.9     176.4     203.6     176.8    9.9    8.2    9.5    8.3 
South Dakota...........     448.3     447.3     446.5     445.4     18.0      17.9      17.7      18.5    4.0    4.0    4.0    4.1 
Tennessee..............   3,151.4   3,126.5   3,141.9   3,104.0    268.8     242.2     257.5     213.4    8.5    7.7    8.2    6.9 
Texas..................  12,515.0  12,671.6  12,503.7  12,628.8    949.9     791.9     903.1     737.5    7.6    6.2    7.2    5.8 
Utah...................   1,337.1   1,367.5   1,333.1   1,364.5     79.2      69.3      73.3      67.3    5.9    5.1    5.5    4.9 
Vermont................     360.1     359.4     359.3     356.0     17.3      16.6      17.6      16.3    4.8    4.6    4.9    4.6 
Virginia...............   4,328.3   4,358.1   4,321.1   4,332.2    260.7     233.6     249.9     228.2    6.0    5.4    5.8    5.3 
Washington.............   3,506.4   3,484.6   3,485.2   3,457.1    296.1     253.0     293.0     253.6    8.4    7.3    8.4    7.3 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1)........   1,497.1   1,485.7   1,493.6   1,487.7    120.6      99.2     115.5      96.5    8.1    6.7    7.7    6.5 
West Virginia..........     802.8     803.6     799.5     794.2     57.9      54.1      57.2      53.1    7.2    6.7    7.2    6.7 
Wisconsin..............   3,060.0   3,065.8   3,051.3   3,061.7    201.3     173.8     199.2     191.7    6.6    5.7    6.5    6.3 
Wyoming................     305.9     305.3     305.5     304.2     16.3      13.4      16.8      15.4    5.3    4.4    5.5    5.1 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico............   1,286.7   1,267.5   1,284.9   1,268.7    209.5     180.9     195.0     167.3   16.3   14.3   15.2   13.2 

   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. 10-02, dated December 1, 2009, and
are available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.




ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
State Total(1) Construction Manufacturing
Nov.
2011
Sept.
2012
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012(p)
Nov.
2011
Sept.
2012
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012(p)
Nov.
2011
Sept.
2012
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012(p)

Alabama(2)

1,867.3 1,876.5 1,881.6 1,881.7 74.4 73.7 74.7 74.3 - - - -

Alaska

328.5 329.7 327.7 327.6 15.0 12.6 13.9 14.0 11.8 11.9 11.4 9.3

Arizona

2,416.1 2,467.2 2,464.1 2,476.8 112.2 117.1 118.1 119.2 150.7 151.5 151.7 152.1

Arkansas

1,159.8 1,165.6 1,169.9 1,171.9 46.6 44.1 43.0 43.2 155.8 155.7 155.4 157.0

California

14,137.8 14,371.4 14,410.2 14,406.4 552.5 575.1 577.2 578.9 1,243.7 1,237.8 1,240.2 1,231.3


Colorado

2,265.3 2,301.5 2,309.1 2,317.1 111.1 117.3 116.7 116.2 128.5 132.2 133.9 133.5

Connecticut

1,624.5 1,623.7 1,625.1 1,625.4 49.4 48.3 48.4 49.1 165.7 164.5 164.1 162.9

Delaware(3)

416.5 416.0 416.9 417.2 19.1 17.7 17.8 17.4 25.5 25.5 25.2 24.9

District of Columbia(2)(3)

737.6 737.5 739.5 734.5 12.5 13.5 13.6 12.6 - - - -

Florida

7,318.9 7,356.8 7,377.7 7,402.2 325.8 317.4 318.8 321.9 312.9 310.9 313.1 314.8


Georgia

3,890.2 3,938.3 3,957.1 3,954.4 139.9 138.9 140.6 138.4 351.6 356.9 362.4 361.8

Hawaii(3)

595.0 605.5 608.1 612.7 27.4 28.7 29.0 29.7 13.3 13.6 13.7 13.5

Idaho

609.4 619.3 622.0 622.3 31.0 30.7 30.0 29.9 55.8 57.3 58.1 58.7

Illinois

5,674.2 5,707.8 5,711.0 5,727.4 191.3 184.1 185.0 180.1 575.8 596.0 596.5 598.7

Indiana

2,837.6 2,900.0 2,905.0 2,895.9 124.5 130.8 129.9 123.7 467.1 485.5 488.6 488.9


Iowa

1,482.0 1,490.3 1,497.5 1,494.3 63.9 65.2 65.8 65.7 210.5 216.5 217.8 218.8

Kansas

1,337.1 1,348.0 1,345.5 1,342.6 52.5 53.2 53.5 52.9 162.5 166.0 165.8 166.8

Kentucky

1,798.1 1,840.4 1,831.9 1,835.7 65.9 65.2 64.2 65.1 214.2 218.7 218.8 216.7

Louisiana

1,923.9 1,935.5 1,947.1 1,964.0 121.7 121.8 121.9 126.8 139.4 138.3 137.9 138.0

Maine

593.8 595.6 595.3 594.3 24.8 23.9 24.4 23.6 49.6 49.3 48.8 48.7


Maryland(3)

2,566.6 2,581.0 2,585.7 2,582.6 148.3 147.2 149.2 149.7 111.4 110.0 107.0 106.9

Massachusetts

3,211.4 3,247.2 3,259.1 3,258.0 106.8 103.1 105.1 104.6 254.5 256.0 256.5 253.9

Michigan

3,950.8 3,989.2 3,973.0 3,983.2 123.8 122.9 118.3 118.3 508.1 523.1 524.0 526.0

Minnesota

2,673.0 2,718.6 2,713.8 2,724.6 90.4 93.5 95.0 96.3 300.9 302.2 302.4 303.2

Mississippi

1,092.4 1,085.0 1,089.5 1,093.2 48.3 44.9 46.2 46.1 133.8 135.5 137.2 137.0


Missouri

2,644.9 2,657.9 2,670.3 2,663.5 99.0 100.3 100.6 97.4 248.4 247.7 247.5 245.2

Montana

425.2 433.6 435.9 434.6 23.6 25.7 25.6 24.5 17.1 16.9 16.8 17.0

Nebraska(3)

946.7 959.1 956.9 953.4 41.0 45.3 45.3 44.0 92.9 94.3 94.4 94.9

Nevada

1,134.5 1,133.9 1,139.0 1,148.2 53.7 47.9 47.8 49.3 38.0 37.0 37.1 37.3

New Hampshire

627.6 625.8 626.2 625.9 21.7 21.9 22.1 21.3 66.2 65.2 65.4 65.5


New Jersey

3,871.9 3,903.9 3,902.9 3,894.8 129.8 118.4 122.8 122.4 250.9 244.7 244.4 244.6

New Mexico

803.6 795.8 799.6 798.3 41.5 40.2 41.4 40.8 29.6 29.9 30.0 29.9

New York

8,711.7 8,822.2 8,833.8 8,800.3 308.3 294.2 295.9 292.2 454.8 451.8 452.2 448.2

North Carolina

3,935.7 3,956.8 3,965.1 3,995.7 177.5 169.2 171.1 172.8 432.9 436.1 435.8 439.7

North Dakota

403.0 421.1 422.2 421.8 25.7 28.1 28.1 27.2 23.9 25.2 25.2 24.8


Ohio

5,097.1 5,178.0 5,195.9 5,197.5 174.2 177.7 178.1 177.1 644.8 657.3 655.4 660.1

Oklahoma

1,563.3 1,598.5 1,598.8 1,601.5 68.9 69.0 68.9 70.0 131.5 138.2 137.2 138.3

Oregon

1,619.8 1,638.7 1,637.9 1,638.5 69.6 68.4 68.9 68.4 164.1 169.6 169.2 170.7

Pennsylvania

5,704.1 5,744.7 5,749.5 5,751.4 224.3 215.4 214.4 213.6 563.2 567.7 569.3 571.5

Rhode Island

459.3 459.5 457.3 457.1 16.8 16.5 16.0 16.2 40.4 40.6 40.9 41.4


South Carolina

1,839.7 1,861.7 1,867.9 1,874.5 75.1 74.5 74.7 74.4 219.7 223.1 224.4 225.8

South Dakota(3)

405.3 406.9 408.5 408.3 20.6 19.6 19.7 19.9 39.3 40.1 40.2 40.7

Tennessee(3)

2,672.8 2,686.6 2,695.0 2,698.6 113.2 119.1 118.5 117.0 305.6 313.1 314.0 316.3

Texas

10,618.7 10,846.6 10,875.4 10,897.5 557.0 589.8 602.7 594.4 844.4 855.6 853.9 847.0

Utah

1,218.6 1,239.4 1,249.0 1,256.8 65.2 66.5 65.8 65.5 115.1 117.1 118.1 117.8


Vermont

302.2 303.0 302.7 304.9 14.0 13.7 13.7 14.3 30.7 30.7 30.3 30.7

Virginia

3,696.7 3,729.5 3,734.3 3,743.6 178.6 176.3 175.2 175.1 228.0 226.1 225.3 225.8

Washington

2,843.2 2,881.9 2,890.0 2,891.6 139.1 141.4 143.1 144.5 275.6 287.9 288.3 288.7

West Virginia

760.2 747.4 747.3 746.4 34.3 35.8 35.1 33.9 49.3 47.0 46.9 46.6

Wisconsin

2,719.4 2,728.2 2,721.1 2,731.7 84.4 83.3 84.1 85.1 439.4 446.9 447.4 450.2

Wyoming

287.0 288.3 287.7 288.3 21.1 20.2 20.4 20.0 9.1 8.8 8.8 9.1


Puerto Rico(3)

926.3 913.3 916.1 914.5 34.3 32.3 31.2 30.9 82.3 78.7 78.0 76.8

Virgin Islands(2)

43.7 40.8 41.0 40.9 - - - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Includes mining and logging, information, and other services (except public administration), not shown separately.
(2) Missing series (denoted by '-') are 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 estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Trade, transportation, and utilities Financial activities Professional and business services
Nov.
2011
Sept.
2012
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012(p)
Nov.
2011
Sept.
2012
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012(p)
Nov.
2011
Sept.
2012
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012(p)

Alabama

367.4 367.7 369.8 368.3 92.7 94.8 94.7 94.7 215.4 219.0 219.4 221.8

Alaska

63.6 64.5 64.1 64.2 15.1 15.0 14.4 14.5 27.7 27.5 27.9 28.0

Arizona

478.0 485.1 488.0 491.7 165.8 170.9 170.0 171.8 339.6 353.8 355.6 359.0

Arkansas

232.0 233.3 237.1 239.7 48.4 46.9 47.1 47.3 117.4 118.8 117.3 115.9

California

2,681.6 2,709.7 2,733.8 2,746.7 764.3 783.2 781.1 783.5 2,148.6 2,227.4 2,230.3 2,222.7


Colorado

400.9 407.6 409.6 409.1 144.4 145.7 145.5 146.1 344.2 348.9 352.1 355.1

Connecticut

294.5 293.6 295.2 295.6 133.5 131.8 131.1 130.5 196.5 193.9 193.0 194.1

Delaware

75.0 75.7 75.9 77.1 43.0 44.6 44.7 44.4 55.3 52.5 53.1 53.6

District of Columbia

27.3 27.3 26.9 26.6 27.0 26.7 26.8 26.8 151.9 147.2 149.7 149.7

Florida

1,513.5 1,520.4 1,529.5 1,538.2 487.1 489.8 489.5 488.0 1,066.8 1,092.1 1,092.9 1,087.5


Georgia

824.6 840.9 839.2 843.3 208.2 206.6 207.3 208.2 556.5 577.7 579.7 574.6

Hawaii

111.4 114.2 114.8 116.2 27.6 28.1 28.2 28.4 75.4 75.3 75.9 76.2

Idaho

123.3 124.9 125.1 126.4 29.2 28.6 28.9 29.0 75.2 75.9 76.5 76.1

Illinois

1,141.5 1,133.4 1,133.2 1,145.2 361.4 366.7 366.7 367.0 838.4 859.2 857.3 864.6

Indiana

547.5 555.3 557.5 562.3 129.5 128.5 127.8 126.7 288.3 295.7 293.8 288.6


Iowa

303.4 300.9 300.9 301.3 99.9 102.9 102.5 102.1 122.6 124.9 125.0 122.8

Kansas

252.3 251.6 251.4 250.0 72.4 72.8 73.2 72.8 153.1 159.3 157.0 158.8

Kentucky

366.6 376.2 375.0 379.0 83.7 84.7 85.2 84.7 192.4 208.5 206.2 206.2

Louisiana

373.8 378.4 380.2 386.5 97.4 97.9 99.7 100.5 198.9 199.9 200.7 202.4

Maine

118.3 118.4 118.5 118.7 31.8 31.7 31.6 31.4 57.0 57.3 57.9 57.7


Maryland

442.5 444.7 447.0 443.9 142.7 138.3 140.4 139.8 399.2 415.1 418.2 417.7

Massachusetts

551.1 558.9 557.9 563.4 204.6 205.0 206.7 206.3 478.4 501.4 503.8 502.6

Michigan

724.0 718.8 715.4 723.6 194.2 200.4 199.0 198.9 557.4 573.7 570.2 571.6

Minnesota

496.0 494.4 495.2 500.4 174.5 177.9 177.8 177.4 330.2 342.4 337.3 335.4

Mississippi

214.4 214.3 214.9 217.3 44.7 44.3 43.9 44.0 94.8 90.7 92.0 94.2


Missouri

509.0 504.5 508.8 510.6 156.4 160.5 160.3 159.5 335.2 348.7 351.8 353.8

Montana

86.9 87.4 86.9 87.0 20.7 21.0 20.9 20.9 41.4 42.8 43.1 42.9

Nebraska

196.1 196.9 196.2 195.4 69.5 68.4 68.7 68.6 105.3 106.5 105.8 104.7

Nevada

214.3 214.8 217.4 221.7 51.2 52.0 51.5 52.5 140.3 141.3 141.7 141.1

New Hampshire

132.7 135.1 134.9 134.5 34.9 34.2 34.3 34.1 65.3 65.4 65.1 66.2


New Jersey

822.9 824.4 822.7 826.0 252.1 251.8 251.2 251.2 605.8 609.5 610.6 618.9

New Mexico

132.2 132.5 132.7 133.6 33.7 32.2 32.4 32.9 99.3 95.4 95.9 95.1

New York

1,487.7 1,504.4 1,507.1 1,503.0 688.8 695.3 694.7 688.3 1,145.6 1,196.9 1,191.5 1,200.0

North Carolina

727.1 732.9 736.1 743.4 201.1 202.5 203.4 204.0 514.0 526.3 523.5 528.9

North Dakota

88.2 92.9 94.0 94.7 21.4 21.7 22.1 22.1 31.7 33.2 33.6 33.4


Ohio

959.5 974.4 971.5 979.5 276.3 280.8 281.8 283.8 649.5 662.3 669.3 667.5

Oklahoma

283.5 294.3 295.2 294.1 79.4 82.0 81.9 81.9 173.6 177.1 179.6 179.1

Oregon

314.6 321.0 321.2 319.8 91.5 94.9 94.6 94.7 185.6 186.3 187.8 189.9

Pennsylvania

1,098.4 1,110.2 1,112.6 1,114.6 309.8 313.7 313.5 312.3 710.6 729.2 728.9 725.7

Rhode Island

72.4 72.2 71.7 71.5 30.7 30.9 31.1 31.1 54.3 53.4 53.6 54.3


South Carolina

353.4 356.0 356.1 356.2 96.9 98.0 99.3 98.9 228.4 230.4 228.6 229.2

South Dakota

82.7 83.1 83.2 82.8 27.5 28.0 28.6 28.5 29.2 28.9 28.9 28.8

Tennessee

558.6 551.4 552.9 561.7 134.5 132.2 131.8 131.2 323.2 325.9 327.6 327.9

Texas

2,113.6 2,167.5 2,162.6 2,183.2 643.4 653.6 651.8 652.7 1,355.8 1,401.8 1,391.5 1,393.2

Utah

233.3 236.5 239.9 239.3 69.9 73.2 73.3 74.7 163.5 170.5 173.1 173.8


Vermont

56.5 56.2 56.6 57.4 12.1 12.1 12.2 12.3 25.9 26.8 26.9 26.9

Virginia

635.4 632.1 633.4 638.6 185.1 192.6 193.0 193.1 661.6 668.3 671.7 674.0

Washington

533.5 538.6 542.9 545.2 137.0 139.5 140.7 139.4 337.9 348.5 350.5 347.6

West Virginia

135.2 132.1 132.2 132.3 26.8 26.5 26.5 26.3 62.8 63.0 63.1 62.9

Wisconsin

506.4 507.7 508.1 511.8 156.7 153.8 152.6 153.8 281.3 284.8 283.9 285.4

Wyoming

53.4 53.3 53.5 53.9 10.6 10.7 10.7 10.8 17.6 16.9 17.6 17.1


Puerto Rico

166.0 159.9 160.8 160.5 44.2 44.8 44.7 45.1 104.5 103.1 103.9 106.2

Virgin Islands(1)

8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 - - - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Missing series (denoted by '-') are 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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Education and health services Leisure and hospitality Government
Nov.
2011
Sept.
2012
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012(p)
Nov.
2011
Sept.
2012
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012(p)
Nov.
2011
Sept.
2012
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012(p)

Alabama

217.8 218.7 219.4 220.2 168.8 173.4 173.9 172.4 375.8 365.7 367.7 366.6

Alaska

45.3 46.1 46.5 47.2 32.2 32.4 31.3 31.7 84.9 85.5 84.1 84.6

Arizona

358.2 369.0 365.3 366.7 261.1 269.6 267.5 268.7 412.6 415.6 414.9 413.1

Arkansas

169.4 171.7 172.3 172.2 100.0 103.4 104.7 103.9 221.4 222.6 223.3 223.3

California

1,854.7 1,901.7 1,912.0 1,901.0 1,544.8 1,601.9 1,604.4 1,607.7 2,394.2 2,367.5 2,360.8 2,359.7

Colorado

274.9 279.8 282.1 283.3 274.0 278.4 278.6 283.1 393.9 397.0 396.5 397.5

Connecticut

317.0 327.6 326.6 326.4 138.3 137.1 139.2 139.3 237.2 234.1 234.3 234.0

Delaware

67.6 69.1 69.0 69.0 41.8 43.8 43.6 43.5 64.4 62.5 63.2 62.7

District of Columbia

119.4 123.8 124.0 122.4 63.1 63.8 62.7 62.0 248.5 246.5 246.4 245.9

Florida

1,122.2 1,133.3 1,138.4 1,140.8 956.3 975.3 972.9 987.5 1,093.1 1,078.5 1,083.6 1,083.8

Georgia

502.6 511.6 514.5 515.4 380.6 384.3 387.4 386.7 670.8 662.9 665.0 664.7

Hawaii

76.5 77.3 77.2 77.9 105.8 110.3 110.9 109.8 124.0 124.6 124.4 126.6

Idaho

86.9 90.7 91.3 91.4 58.5 61.4 61.5 61.3 115.3 115.0 115.7 114.7

Illinois

856.7 861.1 863.5 863.6 519.9 533.5 536.2 536.6 833.2 828.2 828.3 826.7

Indiana

424.4 431.7 431.4 433.5 280.6 288.2 294.3 290.6 424.9 433.2 430.4 431.1

Iowa

217.1 216.0 217.8 218.5 129.5 128.8 131.3 128.1 248.8 248.1 248.7 249.0

Kansas

184.2 187.4 186.9 187.5 116.3 112.8 114.7 111.8 255.8 258.7 256.2 256.3

Kentucky

258.5 258.8 257.8 258.0 170.1 178.7 178.2 180.0 327.6 329.4 327.8 327.3

Louisiana

288.9 290.5 292.2 293.1 200.3 204.7 209.4 210.9 362.8 360.5 360.0 359.9

Maine

121.4 123.6 122.6 121.9 59.4 60.4 60.0 61.3 100.4 101.2 101.7 101.2

Maryland

416.6 418.9 421.6 425.1 234.4 233.8 237.5 235.1 509.7 511.9 502.6 503.5

Massachusetts

668.7 667.7 670.6 671.7 307.5 313.6 315.6 311.6 433.5 433.3 433.6 433.5

Michigan

624.8 632.5 632.5 628.6 374.1 378.3 378.8 377.6 613.1 610.8 607.3 609.0

Minnesota

469.9 488.0 488.9 492.7 229.1 228.5 228.0 231.2 407.0 414.6 410.9 409.6

Mississippi

137.5 138.1 137.7 137.4 115.8 116.3 116.5 116.2 247.3 245.2 245.1 244.8

Missouri

418.6 427.9 428.7 428.1 269.0 265.1 267.5 267.0 436.1 432.3 433.6 431.2

Montana

63.9 65.4 65.7 65.2 55.1 54.7 55.8 56.5 85.1 87.7 88.6 87.6

Nebraska

137.4 140.4 140.7 141.3 82.3 83.3 83.6 82.4 168.7 170.8 168.9 168.5

Nevada

105.4 108.5 108.2 109.2 323.5 321.6 323.6 325.9 146.7 147.9 148.5 148.2

New Hampshire

114.2 111.2 111.9 112.2 64.9 64.3 66.1 65.5 92.5 93.4 91.4 91.5


New Jersey

618.4 637.7 639.1 633.7 333.8 349.3 340.6 333.7 619.7 623.3 626.8 622.4

New Mexico

124.0 126.0 126.5 125.4 85.3 87.2 87.6 88.1 194.8 190.8 191.0 190.0

New York

1,737.5 1,769.9 1,774.4 1,767.0 779.3 783.6 788.5 776.7 1,485.0 1,488.0 1,491.4 1,487.0

North Carolina

551.3 556.9 556.5 561.4 401.4 407.2 411.9 416.5 699.4 696.8 695.9 698.3

North Dakota

57.2 59.2 58.9 59.5 35.1 35.9 36.6 37.0 79.0 78.2 77.8 77.4

Ohio

854.4 875.5 879.2 879.5 473.5 485.4 487.6 482.2 764.4 759.3 764.3 762.2

Oklahoma

208.9 208.2 207.3 207.3 143.2 145.8 147.5 148.0 337.4 342.3 342.7 344.6

Oregon

239.3 239.3 238.0 238.9 164.1 169.4 169.1 166.7 292.4 292.3 291.4 290.6

Pennsylvania

1,169.7 1,162.2 1,164.8 1,167.2 512.7 529.5 528.6 532.1 733.0 734.6 734.6 729.3

Rhode Island

104.0 103.3 103.4 102.7 48.5 51.5 50.0 49.1 60.2 59.3 59.3 58.7

South Carolina

217.8 224.0 224.7 225.7 211.5 212.0 215.2 217.2 337.8 344.0 344.4 346.2

South Dakota

65.8 66.8 67.0 67.0 41.0 42.0 41.8 42.0 77.5 77.0 77.4 77.1

Tennessee

386.4 392.5 394.9 393.0 266.5 266.4 270.0 266.8 439.8 441.2 440.3 438.9

Texas

1,444.3 1,473.2 1,485.3 1,490.0 1,062.4 1,099.9 1,105.8 1,112.3 1,776.7 1,774.9 1,787.8 1,789.1

Utah

160.2 162.4 163.0 165.0 114.8 113.6 116.0 119.0 221.2 221.4 220.8 221.3

Vermont

60.8 62.3 62.9 63.0 33.3 32.8 32.7 33.2 53.2 52.9 52.0 51.8

Virginia

474.4 491.4 493.1 493.4 346.4 353.1 354.3 353.5 714.3 717.3 716.6 717.0

Washington

387.5 389.9 390.0 390.6 277.3 281.0 280.7 281.9 539.6 540.6 538.6 537.8

West Virginia

124.1 127.0 127.2 127.2 73.8 72.5 73.7 74.1 153.5 150.7 149.4 149.5

Wisconsin

414.1 419.5 415.6 413.9 247.6 235.2 236.3 238.7 405.2 410.7 408.3 408.6

Wyoming(1)

- - - - 31.6 33.7 32.8 33.0 73.3 74.7 74.7 74.7

Puerto Rico

116.6 118.3 118.1 117.0 72.4 72.2 72.9 71.7 269.2 266.2 268.6 268.5

Virgin Islands(1)

- - - - 7.4 7.2 7.2 7.5 12.1 11.3 11.5 11.3

Footnotes
(1) Missing series (denoted by '-') are 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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.


ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
State Total Mining and logging Construction
October November October November October November
2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p)

Alabama

1,874.2 1,888.0 1,878.6 1,891.3 12.5 12.1 12.5 12.0 77.5 75.7 74.2 73.7

Alaska

325.7 325.5 318.3 318.0 16.2 17.0 15.9 16.7 16.5 15.4 13.7 12.7

Arizona

2,437.6 2,484.4 2,447.5 2,507.1 11.7 11.9 11.7 11.9 118.9 122.9 113.2 120.1

Arkansas

1,164.9 1,178.3 1,167.7 1,177.2 11.0 11.2 10.9 11.1 48.3 44.6 46.8 43.1

California

14,182.7 14,471.8 14,250.0 14,515.9 29.7 29.4 29.2 28.8 566.5 592.1 561.8 586.9


Colorado

2,276.4 2,317.0 2,276.6 2,327.9 28.1 29.5 28.1 29.4 118.2 123.5 116.1 119.9

Connecticut

1,641.4 1,638.5 1,644.3 1,644.7 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.5 54.6 51.6 52.4 51.6

Delaware(1)

419.7 418.8 418.9 420.9 - - - - 20.3 18.0 19.6 18.0

District of Columbia(1)

734.2 739.2 739.7 737.4 - - - - 12.3 13.7 12.8 12.9

Florida

7,299.2 7,371.5 7,352.6 7,442.3 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.7 323.5 319.3 324.7 320.3


Georgia

3,903.7 3,974.4 3,922.1 3,984.0 8.9 8.6 8.9 8.6 143.6 142.8 142.0 138.8

Hawaii(1)

595.8 608.2 599.7 616.9 - - - - 29.0 29.2 27.7 29.7

Idaho

616.9 629.9 612.9 626.7 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.7 33.2 32.7 32.8 31.3

Illinois

5,728.8 5,765.7 5,727.0 5,774.0 9.9 9.7 9.9 9.7 208.3 201.3 201.4 188.4

Indiana

2,871.4 2,942.9 2,870.3 2,932.5 6.9 6.6 6.8 6.6 130.9 137.9 129.5 128.7


Iowa

1,499.6 1,516.2 1,502.0 1,513.9 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 68.4 70.5 66.9 68.6

Kansas

1,350.2 1,359.2 1,356.2 1,360.9 9.0 9.1 9.0 9.0 54.9 55.7 54.2 54.0

Kentucky

1,807.2 1,843.2 1,813.1 1,849.5 22.6 20.8 22.3 20.8 70.5 67.2 67.9 67.0

Louisiana

1,928.4 1,954.8 1,934.7 1,973.8 55.0 56.7 55.0 57.0 123.8 123.4 122.0 126.6

Maine

603.5 604.8 599.0 599.7 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.8 26.9 26.2 25.8 24.5


Maryland(1)

2,580.4 2,604.5 2,588.4 2,604.1 - - - - 150.8 153.0 151.3 152.5

Massachusetts

3,245.4 3,292.6 3,241.2 3,290.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 113.8 111.1 110.8 108.9

Michigan

4,002.7 4,028.7 3,999.0 4,029.1 7.8 7.5 7.6 7.3 135.0 129.3 129.3 124.2

Minnesota

2,711.2 2,749.3 2,694.8 2,749.9 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.7 102.2 106.8 95.5 100.6

Mississippi

1,096.6 1,093.0 1,099.0 1,098.0 9.3 9.2 9.3 9.2 48.3 46.0 47.9 45.5


Missouri

2,668.8 2,695.2 2,668.4 2,688.6 4.4 4.5 4.4 4.4 105.0 105.3 101.6 100.1

Montana

430.7 440.0 425.8 434.9 8.1 8.0 8.1 8.0 26.5 27.9 24.4 25.4

Nebraska(1)

953.7 962.4 952.7 959.1 - - - - 42.6 47.1 41.9 44.6

Nevada

1,139.1 1,147.1 1,141.8 1,155.1 14.6 16.3 14.7 16.3 53.0 49.6 54.3 50.0

New Hampshire

631.9 632.3 631.9 629.4 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 22.7 23.4 22.6 22.2


New Jersey

3,889.0 3,926.3 3,911.0 3,930.0 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 136.2 128.7 136.0 127.1

New Mexico

811.0 805.9 809.2 804.4 22.0 22.5 21.9 22.4 44.2 42.9 42.5 41.8

New York

8,778.6 8,916.1 8,824.3 8,914.5 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.3 326.0 313.7 322.6 305.2

North Carolina

3,962.0 3,998.7 3,970.4 4,027.4 5.6 5.4 5.6 5.4 180.6 174.9 179.8 174.8

North Dakota

406.5 428.3 407.3 425.7 17.9 22.7 18.5 22.9 27.7 30.4 26.0 27.7


Ohio

5,141.6 5,242.1 5,147.2 5,247.7 12.3 11.5 12.2 11.4 189.7 191.0 182.8 185.6

Oklahoma

1,573.2 1,610.6 1,577.9 1,616.2 53.2 54.7 53.5 55.4 71.4 70.1 69.2 70.2

Oregon

1,638.4 1,655.7 1,636.0 1,656.0 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.7 73.5 73.0 70.7 70.1

Pennsylvania

5,757.2 5,802.4 5,758.7 5,807.5 36.4 39.6 36.5 40.0 234.6 224.3 230.0 219.1

Rhode Island

465.9 463.6 463.8 461.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 16.9 16.9 17.5 16.9


South Carolina

1,840.4 1,873.8 1,847.7 1,880.9 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.6 75.4 75.5 75.3 74.8

South Dakota(1)

409.1 412.5 407.1 409.6 - - - - 22.6 21.6 21.4 20.7

Tennessee(1)

2,691.8 2,718.1 2,704.8 2,730.3 - - - - 114.8 121.0 115.9 119.8

Texas

10,653.6 10,922.3 10,697.8 10,971.6 248.0 259.5 249.7 257.1 560.6 606.6 558.1 596.6

Utah

1,230.3 1,259.5 1,228.9 1,266.7 12.1 12.7 12.1 12.6 70.6 69.7 67.4 67.7


Vermont

306.0 307.2 304.0 307.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 15.3 15.2 14.3 14.8

Virginia

3,714.9 3,749.8 3,722.7 3,764.7 11.1 10.2 11.1 10.1 181.7 178.4 181.0 177.3

Washington

2,858.3 2,912.9 2,861.1 2,910.1 6.1 5.8 6.0 5.6 145.3 150.2 140.0 145.8

West Virginia

766.2 754.7 768.7 755.2 35.1 30.0 35.3 30.2 36.2 37.6 36.2 36.0

Wisconsin

2,763.9 2,753.8 2,747.6 2,756.9 3.3 3.1 3.2 3.0 96.0 94.5 90.7 90.2

Wyoming

288.6 290.0 284.7 286.0 27.8 26.8 27.8 26.9 22.8 22.3 22.2 21.4


Puerto Rico(1)

921.5 914.8 929.5 921.2 - - - - 33.6 31.1 33.9 30.9

Virgin Islands(1)

43.1 40.5 43.7 41.0 - - - - 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

Footnotes
(1) Mining and logging is combined with construction.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Manufacturing Trade, transportation, and utilities Information
October November October November October November
2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p)

Alabama

238.1 244.9 238.8 247.1 368.1 370.3 372.4 373.4 23.8 21.5 23.1 21.6

Alaska

9.3 9.0 8.7 6.9 62.2 62.6 61.6 62.0 6.4 6.3 6.4 6.3

Arizona

151.5 152.2 151.0 152.5 473.8 485.8 484.9 498.6 36.4 34.6 36.8 35.5

Arkansas

155.8 155.9 156.3 156.1 232.2 237.4 235.4 242.3 14.3 14.0 14.4 14.1

California

1,253.2 1,244.6 1,239.9 1,226.9 2,679.9 2,740.6 2,736.6 2,799.5 432.4 456.5 437.8 463.8


Colorado

129.4 134.2 129.0 133.8 403.8 410.0 406.4 416.5 70.9 68.6 71.5 69.1

Connecticut

166.3 164.2 166.7 164.2 295.9 296.2 299.9 301.4 31.5 32.4 31.6 32.1

Delaware

25.9 25.5 25.8 25.6 74.9 76.0 76.3 78.5 5.8 5.5 5.8 5.5

District of Columbia

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 27.0 27.0 27.8 26.9 18.6 18.0 18.5 17.9

Florida

312.0 312.5 312.5 314.2 1,498.8 1,520.9 1,530.7 1,555.4 133.8 133.0 134.3 132.5


Georgia

349.7 361.2 349.6 361.8 826.8 842.8 839.4 855.2 96.2 99.2 95.8 100.8

Hawaii

13.2 13.7 13.4 13.5 111.2 114.7 112.2 116.8 7.7 8.2 7.7 8.3

Idaho

56.7 59.1 56.0 58.8 123.6 126.0 125.0 128.7 9.2 9.6 9.3 9.7

Illinois

577.2 598.2 577.9 599.6 1,145.6 1,138.5 1,161.5 1,163.6 100.7 97.0 100.4 97.3

Indiana

470.3 490.2 466.5 488.2 549.8 560.5 555.6 571.9 33.4 34.3 33.7 34.4


Iowa

211.0 219.0 212.1 219.6 302.3 301.1 307.1 305.6 27.3 27.4 27.4 27.5

Kansas

162.5 166.4 163.4 167.0 251.8 251.7 256.0 254.4 26.7 24.5 26.7 24.7

Kentucky

215.9 219.3 214.8 217.5 365.0 375.1 370.6 383.1 26.7 27.1 26.7 26.8

Louisiana

141.6 139.8 140.7 139.4 372.6 380.1 377.6 389.9 23.2 24.6 23.4 25.1

Maine

50.2 49.2 50.6 49.7 119.9 119.8 122.6 122.8 8.0 7.8 8.0 7.8


Maryland

113.0 107.6 111.8 107.3 443.5 447.4 451.6 452.7 43.0 42.9 43.5 43.2

Massachusetts

255.8 256.6 255.3 254.3 554.0 561.7 560.5 574.5 82.3 85.6 82.4 86.2

Michigan

516.0 530.9 515.4 531.2 723.6 717.4 736.0 734.8 53.6 52.0 53.9 52.5

Minnesota

303.3 304.2 302.2 304.0 499.0 499.1 505.0 510.1 52.2 53.5 52.2 53.0

Mississippi

134.2 136.7 133.8 136.8 213.7 214.3 216.6 218.9 11.8 11.7 11.9 11.9


Missouri

250.2 249.4 249.9 247.4 509.5 509.2 516.4 518.1 57.9 56.3 57.6 55.9

Montana

17.2 17.2 17.3 17.2 87.0 87.3 88.2 87.9 7.3 7.6 7.3 7.7

Nebraska

92.9 94.4 93.0 95.1 194.9 195.6 198.5 198.1 16.9 16.7 17.0 16.6

Nevada

38.2 37.3 38.0 37.1 214.8 218.6 219.3 226.2 12.6 12.6 12.6 12.7

New Hampshire

66.6 65.6 66.1 65.6 132.0 135.5 135.4 136.9 11.2 10.8 11.2 10.8


New Jersey

254.6 247.4 254.2 247.3 819.3 824.6 837.2 840.9 70.5 69.3 71.1 70.0

New Mexico

30.1 30.5 29.8 29.9 132.4 132.7 133.9 135.2 14.3 13.4 14.6 13.7

New York

458.7 455.4 457.3 450.3 1,487.7 1,515.8 1,521.3 1,536.6 257.9 253.4 255.5 255.0

North Carolina

434.5 436.6 433.1 440.6 726.3 738.3 738.6 754.4 68.3 69.3 68.6 69.8

North Dakota

24.0 25.4 24.1 24.9 87.9 94.1 89.2 95.4 7.1 7.6 7.2 7.6


Ohio

645.7 659.6 648.3 661.7 960.3 976.1 977.5 998.8 76.7 76.3 77.6 76.9

Oklahoma

130.8 137.4 131.8 138.5 282.5 294.3 288.2 298.9 24.2 23.8 24.3 23.8

Oregon

167.6 170.9 164.9 169.9 314.9 323.0 321.5 328.0 32.1 32.3 32.6 33.1

Pennsylvania

566.0 570.8 563.6 572.4 1,100.5 1,116.0 1,118.6 1,133.3 89.9 90.4 89.3 91.6

Rhode Island

41.0 41.3 40.7 41.4 73.5 72.4 73.9 73.1 10.4 10.2 10.5 10.3


South Carolina

218.8 224.6 219.8 225.7 351.7 356.3 358.2 361.8 26.1 27.2 26.6 27.4

South Dakota

39.6 40.8 39.5 40.9 83.0 83.3 83.7 83.2 6.3 6.1 6.3 6.0

Tennessee

306.8 316.1 306.4 316.9 556.9 555.3 567.6 571.2 43.6 43.6 43.8 44.0

Texas

844.4 857.3 846.3 850.0 2,121.9 2,166.9 2,147.0 2,213.5 194.9 191.7 196.2 192.2

Utah

116.8 119.5 116.0 119.0 234.8 239.9 238.4 244.0 29.2 31.9 29.7 32.9


Vermont

31.1 30.7 31.1 31.0 57.3 57.3 57.9 58.7 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9

Virginia

230.5 226.6 228.4 226.2 631.6 633.2 644.7 650.0 74.5 71.9 74.1 72.2

Washington

277.6 291.8 276.2 289.3 535.5 545.0 543.1 554.7 103.4 103.1 103.3 103.1

West Virginia

49.7 47.0 49.4 46.7 135.5 132.6 137.8 134.8 10.6 10.2 10.8 10.2

Wisconsin

443.0 448.3 439.5 449.1 511.8 511.3 518.3 524.4 46.2 48.2 46.6 47.4

Wyoming

9.3 9.0 9.2 9.1 52.9 53.4 53.2 53.7 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.9


Puerto Rico

82.2 78.2 82.5 77.0 164.8 157.9 166.6 161.4 18.4 18.4 18.3 18.3

Virgin Islands

2.2 1.1 2.2 1.1 8.5 8.5 8.6 8.6 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Financial activities Professional and business services Education and health services
October November October November October November
2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p)

Alabama

92.8 94.5 92.8 94.9 215.6 221.5 216.6 222.4 218.3 220.5 220.2 222.0

Alaska

15.2 14.7 15.1 14.6 27.4 27.7 26.8 27.2 45.4 46.6 45.2 47.1

Arizona

165.7 170.3 166.6 172.0 344.2 359.8 346.8 364.8 361.6 368.8 361.6 370.7

Arkansas

48.0 47.2 48.1 47.2 118.0 118.1 116.5 115.8 169.0 173.6 170.8 173.4

California

765.4 782.7 764.6 783.8 2,163.3 2,243.7 2,161.9 2,237.3 1,857.9 1,922.3 1,873.5 1,920.4


Colorado

143.8 145.1 143.8 146.0 346.0 354.3 345.2 355.5 275.4 282.7 276.5 284.8

Connecticut

134.2 131.4 133.8 130.9 198.3 194.9 197.7 195.4 320.5 330.3 320.9 330.7

Delaware

42.9 44.5 42.8 44.1 55.9 53.6 56.0 54.5 67.7 69.4 68.0 69.5

District of Columbia

27.0 26.9 27.2 27.0 151.7 150.4 152.9 150.2 120.2 125.6 122.2 126.0

Florida

482.2 489.0 487.6 488.1 1,063.9 1,089.5 1,070.7 1,098.2 1,116.4 1,139.2 1,127.8 1,144.8


Georgia

208.7 208.3 209.9 209.5 559.1 585.6 563.4 583.5 504.5 517.4 507.5 519.2

Hawaii

27.4 28.2 27.7 28.4 75.1 75.8 75.5 76.2 75.4 77.0 76.5 77.9

Idaho

29.5 29.1 29.2 28.8 75.8 77.3 74.5 76.2 87.7 92.1 87.6 92.4

Illinois

361.6 365.9 361.3 366.8 854.8 873.9 848.0 873.5 861.5 868.7 863.4 869.0

Indiana

130.3 127.8 129.3 126.4 294.9 301.3 293.9 294.6 428.8 437.6 429.7 439.8


Iowa

99.7 102.5 100.2 102.4 125.5 127.4 124.3 124.7 221.4 222.3 222.1 223.5

Kansas

73.0 73.3 72.9 73.3 153.7 159.5 156.0 161.4 184.5 188.0 186.1 189.0

Kentucky

83.5 84.9 83.6 84.6 193.8 209.4 197.2 210.2 257.7 258.6 259.6 258.7

Louisiana

96.7 99.5 97.6 100.6 198.5 200.8 199.1 202.9 290.4 294.8 290.9 295.3

Maine

31.7 31.5 31.8 31.3 57.7 58.8 57.3 58.0 122.0 123.7 122.4 123.4


Maryland

142.0 140.2 142.7 139.9 403.1 422.7 401.6 420.4 419.8 425.6 420.8 429.8

Massachusetts

205.7 206.8 203.2 205.5 484.9 511.4 484.6 509.2 676.0 677.6 678.8 681.4

Michigan

194.8 199.1 193.6 198.0 564.1 579.8 565.2 578.1 631.9 638.2 634.1 637.7

Minnesota

174.8 177.8 173.4 176.7 338.2 344.8 335.4 342.1 472.4 492.5 474.2 497.3

Mississippi

45.1 44.0 44.5 44.1 95.8 92.7 96.0 94.5 138.8 139.7 139.4 139.3


Missouri

157.8 160.8 156.8 159.9 334.3 355.6 335.8 353.7 423.1 432.5 422.4 432.3

Montana

21.1 20.8 20.6 20.8 41.8 44.1 41.4 43.0 64.4 65.8 64.4 65.7

Nebraska

69.1 68.6 69.2 68.3 107.8 106.6 105.5 105.0 138.1 141.2 138.6 142.2

Nevada

51.7 51.7 51.4 52.6 142.0 143.4 141.4 142.0 105.4 108.2 105.2 108.8

New Hampshire

35.0 34.3 34.8 34.1 65.5 65.6 65.9 66.3 115.1 112.5 115.5 113.3


New Jersey

250.6 250.4 251.9 250.5 608.9 614.7 608.8 621.4 622.5 642.8 625.0 639.7

New Mexico

33.3 32.3 33.7 33.0 99.9 96.6 99.1 95.2 125.7 128.2 125.9 127.5

New York

688.9 695.1 689.5 689.8 1,151.3 1,203.2 1,155.7 1,210.7 1,761.5 1,802.2 1,777.6 1,805.4

North Carolina

202.0 204.2 201.0 204.0 521.0 530.7 516.2 530.1 551.3 559.3 556.9 567.0

North Dakota

21.1 21.9 21.5 22.1 31.8 34.1 31.9 33.7 57.1 59.0 57.0 59.1


Ohio

276.2 280.6 274.5 281.8 658.7 679.6 656.7 673.7 861.9 887.6 865.6 890.6

Oklahoma

79.9 82.0 79.6 82.2 176.1 181.5 174.7 180.3 209.6 208.8 210.9 209.2

Oregon

92.7 95.1 91.2 94.4 188.3 189.7 185.1 189.4 240.1 240.7 242.8 242.4

Pennsylvania

310.6 313.8 311.0 313.3 713.9 731.9 712.3 727.7 1,185.0 1,182.6 1,190.3 1,188.2

Rhode Island

30.4 31.0 30.6 31.0 55.5 55.0 55.3 55.4 105.8 105.2 106.2 105.0


South Carolina

96.3 99.0 96.5 99.1 229.9 230.6 230.9 229.2 218.9 225.4 219.0 226.6

South Dakota

27.6 28.6 27.4 28.4 29.0 28.9 28.6 28.3 66.1 67.3 66.4 67.8

Tennessee

135.6 132.5 135.6 132.0 330.4 333.1 330.7 334.5 389.1 397.2 389.6 395.8

Texas

642.0 654.5 645.5 653.6 1,369.9 1,406.9 1,366.0 1,403.5 1,450.4 1,492.0 1,452.6 1,497.4

Utah

69.8 73.5 69.9 74.9 163.4 174.1 164.3 175.3 163.7 165.6 163.2 167.7


Vermont

12.1 12.2 12.0 12.2 26.2 27.4 26.1 27.1 61.5 63.6 61.7 63.9

Virginia

184.9 193.8 184.9 193.4 665.9 676.1 665.3 676.4 480.1 491.7 480.4 495.6

Washington

137.0 140.3 137.0 139.1 338.0 352.6 339.4 349.6 390.4 392.9 390.9 394.3

West Virginia

26.9 26.5 26.8 26.2 63.0 63.5 63.0 63.4 124.8 127.9 125.1 128.2

Wisconsin

157.4 153.1 156.4 153.5 287.6 289.4 284.2 287.9 415.9 416.9 416.6 415.9

Wyoming

10.5 10.7 10.6 10.9 17.4 17.6 17.4 16.8 26.6 27.5 26.6 27.8


Puerto Rico

43.6 44.7 44.1 45.1 104.2 103.7 104.6 105.8 118.6 120.8 119.3 121.4

Virgin Islands

2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
State Leisure and hospitality Other services Government
October November October November October November
2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p) 2011 2012 2011 2012(p)

Alabama

167.7 173.2 167.5 170.9 80.4 83.6 81.1 83.0 379.4 370.2 379.4 370.3

Alaska

29.7 28.9 28.6 27.9 10.7 11.2 10.4 11.0 86.7 86.1 85.9 85.6

Arizona

260.2 265.2 258.8 266.3 89.7 86.5 89.3 87.4 423.9 426.4 426.8 427.3

Arkansas

99.1 104.4 98.3 102.1 43.5 44.4 43.9 44.1 225.7 227.5 226.3 227.9

California

1,537.0 1,600.6 1,532.2 1,595.6 488.1 485.4 485.4 480.9 2,409.3 2,373.9 2,427.1 2,392.0


Colorado

264.8 268.8 264.2 271.8 95.0 96.6 94.5 95.8 401.0 403.7 401.3 405.3

Connecticut

137.9 138.2 136.2 136.3 60.2 59.9 60.4 60.9 241.4 238.9 244.1 240.7

Delaware

41.9 43.4 40.1 42.0 19.2 19.0 18.9 19.1 65.2 63.9 65.6 64.1

District of Columbia

63.2 63.4 63.6 62.8 67.9 70.2 68.6 70.0 245.3 243.0 245.1 242.7

Florida

946.1 959.6 943.1 975.1 305.2 301.6 303.4 303.6 1,111.7 1,101.2 1,112.2 1,104.4


Georgia

379.1 387.4 377.9 384.7 151.6 153.3 151.2 152.2 675.5 667.8 676.5 669.7

Hawaii

105.4 110.3 105.7 109.6 25.8 25.9 26.0 26.1 125.6 125.2 127.3 130.4

Idaho

57.7 60.1 56.3 58.8 21.0 21.8 21.1 21.5 118.4 118.2 117.2 116.8

Illinois

519.8 537.4 512.7 530.0 244.7 236.5 243.5 235.8 844.7 838.6 847.0 840.3

Indiana

278.8 294.0 277.7 288.1 109.1 109.9 109.0 108.9 438.2 442.8 438.6 444.9


Iowa

129.7 130.9 126.4 125.0 56.6 58.1 56.9 58.3 255.3 254.6 256.2 256.3

Kansas

118.3 114.9 115.7 112.2 53.1 53.6 52.9 52.8 262.7 262.5 263.3 263.1

Kentucky

170.1 178.8 168.6 178.2 70.1 70.7 69.7 70.7 331.3 331.3 332.1 331.9

Louisiana

197.5 206.6 198.0 207.8 62.0 63.9 62.0 63.4 367.1 364.6 368.4 365.8

Maine

60.4 60.8 52.5 54.3 20.2 19.3 20.3 19.4 103.6 104.9 104.8 105.7


Maryland

229.5 234.8 227.0 227.3 115.4 118.9 118.0 118.0 520.3 511.4 520.1 513.0

Massachusetts

306.4 316.5 298.5 302.5 122.3 122.4 122.0 122.8 443.1 441.8 444.0 443.8

Michigan

373.1 379.9 361.7 366.3 168.8 167.8 168.1 168.7 634.0 626.8 634.1 630.3

Minnesota

231.7 229.3 219.2 221.3 116.7 118.6 115.8 119.3 413.7 415.8 415.1 418.8

Mississippi

115.1 115.8 115.3 116.0 33.6 34.5 34.0 34.3 250.9 248.4 250.3 247.5


Missouri

270.6 269.2 266.5 263.9 111.4 110.3 110.5 110.0 444.6 442.1 446.5 442.9

Montana

53.9 54.1 51.4 52.3 15.9 16.8 16.0 17.0 87.5 90.4 86.7 89.9

Nebraska

83.5 83.7 81.0 81.2 36.5 36.6 36.5 36.7 171.4 171.9 171.5 171.3

Nevada

323.5 324.3 321.7 324.8 34.3 34.5 34.1 34.1 149.0 150.6 149.1 150.5

New Hampshire

64.2 65.2 59.5 60.3 23.1 23.9 23.5 23.7 95.5 94.6 96.5 95.3


New Jersey

331.5 338.3 325.0 324.2 164.9 173.0 166.5 170.9 628.6 635.7 633.9 636.7

New Mexico

84.3 87.0 83.3 86.3 26.8 26.4 26.5 26.2 198.0 193.4 198.0 193.2

New York

774.2 791.3 767.8 768.0 369.1 380.8 366.1 380.5 1,497.7 1,499.8 1,505.5 1,507.7

North Carolina

400.9 412.8 394.3 409.0 156.2 155.7 156.2 155.3 715.3 711.5 720.1 717.0

North Dakota

34.7 36.6 34.6 36.5 15.7 16.1 15.7 15.7 81.5 80.4 81.6 80.1


Ohio

472.5 483.2 460.5 470.9 210.0 219.7 209.5 217.0 777.6 776.9 782.0 779.3

Oklahoma

143.0 147.8 142.4 147.3 59.3 60.3 58.9 59.8 343.2 349.9 344.4 350.6

Oregon

165.0 168.7 161.3 164.6 59.3 59.2 59.0 58.9 297.7 296.0 299.9 298.5

Pennsylvania

512.4 527.9 493.1 512.6 256.2 253.7 256.8 254.1 751.7 751.4 757.2 755.2

Rhode Island

49.2 50.3 46.4 47.0 21.8 21.0 21.3 21.4 61.2 60.1 61.2 60.0


South Carolina

207.7 214.0 204.5 211.8 69.0 69.7 68.9 69.9 342.8 347.9 344.2 351.0

South Dakota

40.8 41.9 39.6 40.3 15.2 15.5 15.4 15.4 78.9 78.5 78.8 78.6

Tennessee

265.5 269.3 264.8 265.1 101.9 101.8 101.8 102.5 447.2 448.2 448.6 448.5

Texas

1,046.4 1,094.9 1,049.9 1,099.9 375.3 384.0 376.8 386.3 1,799.8 1,808.0 1,809.7 1,821.5

Utah

110.7 113.7 109.4 113.0 33.9 34.3 33.9 35.1 225.3 224.6 224.6 224.5


Vermont

31.2 30.7 29.4 29.3 9.9 9.8 9.8 9.5 55.7 54.6 56.0 54.8

Virginia

346.6 353.9 338.3 344.3 187.5 189.7 187.5 190.1 720.5 724.3 727.0 729.1

Washington

273.5 281.3 271.1 275.6 106.7 106.6 105.6 105.9 544.8 543.3 548.5 547.1

West Virginia

73.6 74.0 73.1 73.1 54.9 53.6 54.8 53.5 155.9 151.8 156.4 152.9

Wisconsin

248.5 237.3 239.0 230.9 135.1 133.9 133.8 133.1 419.1 417.8 419.3 421.5

Wyoming

30.9 31.7 27.5 29.0 11.9 11.4 12.2 11.2 74.7 75.8 74.1 75.3


Puerto Rico

72.3 72.7 72.6 72.3 17.8 19.5 18.4 19.5 266.0 267.8 269.2 269.5

Virgin Islands

7.0 7.1 7.4 7.5 1.9 1.2 2.0 1.2 12.1 11.3 12.1 11.3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2011 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available.


Last Modified Date: December 21, 2012
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