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

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
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                             Jan.      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.      Jan.      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.    Jan.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.
                             2014      2014      2014     2015p      2014      2014      2014     2015p    2014  2014  2014 2015p
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
Alabama..................   2,147.5   2,130.1   2,130.7   2,135.4    155.0     130.9     129.6     128.5    7.2   6.1   6.1   6.0
Alaska...................     366.7     366.0     365.7     366.6     25.2      23.9      23.5      23.0    6.9   6.5   6.4   6.3
Arizona..................   3,059.1   3,115.8   3,123.6   3,146.5    218.5     206.6     207.5     208.0    7.1   6.6   6.6   6.6
Arkansas.................   1,294.7   1,309.7   1,312.4   1,321.6     85.6      74.8      74.3      74.4    6.6   5.7   5.7   5.6
California...............  18,688.2  18,901.3  18,913.7  18,936.2  1,509.6   1,355.9   1,347.4   1,315.9    8.1   7.2   7.1   6.9
  Los Angeles-Long Beach-                                                                                                              
    Glendale (1).........   4,995.7   5,049.2   5,051.3   5,058.5    437.9     403.9     402.8     397.4    8.8   8.0   8.0   7.9
Colorado.................   2,789.7   2,823.6   2,824.2   2,827.7    160.8     121.6     119.6     118.2    5.8   4.3   4.2   4.2
Connecticut..............   1,875.0   1,896.5   1,899.4   1,904.5    133.3     119.7     119.9     120.4    7.1   6.3   6.3   6.3
Delaware.................     445.2     455.2     455.3     456.2     26.9      24.1      23.6      22.8    6.1   5.3   5.2   5.0
District of Columbia.....     371.8     383.8     384.7     385.4     29.4      29.6      29.6      29.7    7.9   7.7   7.7   7.7
Florida..................   9,498.6   9,647.6   9,662.5   9,698.3    619.9     554.7     553.6     551.4    6.5   5.7   5.7   5.7
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                             
    Kendall (1)..........   1,304.0   1,328.9   1,329.6   1,330.7     94.3      84.1      83.3      80.8    7.2   6.3   6.3   6.1
                                                                                                                                 
Georgia..................   4,719.2   4,743.5   4,744.4   4,754.9    346.1     315.8     311.0     304.9    7.3   6.7   6.6   6.4
Hawaii...................     663.1     670.7     670.8     673.5     31.2      27.3      27.1      27.4    4.7   4.1   4.0   4.1
Idaho....................     773.7     777.1     776.5     778.5     39.4      34.9      34.1      31.9    5.1   4.5   4.4   4.1
Illinois.................   6,553.3   6,514.7   6,516.2   6,522.5    535.1     405.7     401.8     398.5    8.2   6.2   6.2   6.1
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                            
    Arlington Heights (1)   3,795.6   3,802.3   3,806.7   3,810.0    322.2     236.9     233.8     233.8    8.5   6.2   6.1   6.1
Indiana..................   3,208.8   3,250.6   3,253.6   3,267.8    198.5     190.6     192.1     197.2    6.2   5.9   5.9   6.0
Iowa.....................   1,690.8   1,714.7   1,715.6   1,716.5     74.4      73.7      73.6      71.5    4.4   4.3   4.3   4.2
Kansas...................   1,492.1   1,502.8   1,503.4   1,503.1     69.7      63.3      63.0      63.2    4.7   4.2   4.2   4.2
Kentucky.................   2,020.6   1,974.4   1,973.5   1,981.3    150.9     109.2     107.7     108.6    7.5   5.5   5.5   5.5
Louisiana................   2,110.8   2,195.5   2,200.5   2,203.1    115.1     157.1     159.4     153.7    5.5   7.2   7.2   7.0
Maine....................     704.6     694.4     693.7     692.2     42.4      38.3      38.0      36.0    6.0   5.5   5.5   5.2
                                                                                                                                 
Maryland.................   3,102.1   3,104.6   3,104.8   3,112.0    187.2     172.2     171.1     172.2    6.0   5.5   5.5   5.5
Massachusetts............   3,526.5   3,582.8   3,586.6   3,591.4    214.5     193.5     191.4     181.7    6.1   5.4   5.3   5.1
Michigan.................   4,748.0   4,748.0   4,747.8   4,762.7    375.1     309.1     305.6     298.4    7.9   6.5   6.4   6.3
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                
    Dearborn (2).........   2,023.2   2,019.0   2,018.9   2,018.8    190.4     157.4     155.0     149.0    9.4   7.8   7.7   7.4
Minnesota................   2,972.5   2,976.0   2,976.6   2,988.0    133.9     109.3     109.8     110.1    4.5   3.7   3.7   3.7
Mississippi..............   1,240.7   1,220.6   1,220.3   1,227.3     98.0      88.0      87.7      87.6    7.9   7.2   7.2   7.1
Missouri.................   3,032.5   3,078.6   3,082.1   3,096.6    193.5     168.1     167.0     169.4    6.4   5.5   5.4   5.5
Montana..................     516.3     516.0     515.9     518.8     25.9      23.5      23.4      23.1    5.0   4.6   4.5   4.4
Nebraska.................   1,022.4   1,021.2   1,020.9   1,020.8     35.5      31.5      31.1      29.9    3.5   3.1   3.1   2.9
Nevada...................   1,387.2   1,397.9   1,398.8   1,401.7    117.6      99.5      98.5      99.3    8.5   7.1   7.0   7.1
New Hampshire............     742.6     741.1     741.3     742.6     34.5      29.9      29.6      29.4    4.6   4.0   4.0   4.0
                                                                                                                                 
New Jersey...............   4,490.9   4,537.8   4,540.5   4,548.4    317.4     286.4     284.7     286.8    7.1   6.3   6.3   6.3
New Mexico...............     918.8     916.6     916.7     918.6     61.9      55.9      55.1      54.4    6.7   6.1   6.0   5.9
New York.................   9,612.1   9,533.8   9,532.0   9,553.2    657.7     557.4     554.9     554.9    6.8   5.8   5.8   5.8
  New York City..........   4,114.7   4,128.9   4,131.8   4,148.5    329.6     269.7     268.7     271.2    8.0   6.5   6.5   6.5
North Carolina...........   4,638.1   4,625.5   4,625.3   4,646.8    306.0     255.4     250.0     248.9    6.6   5.5   5.4   5.4
North Dakota.............     410.1     421.2     421.8     422.3     11.3      11.7      11.7      11.9    2.7   2.8   2.8   2.8
Ohio.....................   5,732.7   5,727.9   5,725.8   5,747.1    370.5     295.7     292.4     292.5    6.5   5.2   5.1   5.1
  Cleveland-Elyria (2)...   1,046.2   1,047.5   1,047.5   1,050.1     71.5      59.5      58.9      58.2    6.8   5.7   5.6   5.5
Oklahoma.................   1,792.6   1,781.5   1,782.2   1,794.7     89.1      71.1      69.9      69.4    5.0   4.0   3.9   3.9
Oregon...................   1,917.4   1,961.0   1,963.2   1,964.5    137.8     132.4     131.2     123.8    7.2   6.8   6.7   6.3
Pennsylvania.............   6,388.3   6,351.9   6,351.8   6,365.0    404.9     322.7     319.3     322.3    6.3   5.1   5.0   5.1
Rhode Island.............     555.1     549.7     548.8     548.8     47.5      37.9      37.2      35.7    8.6   6.9   6.8   6.5
                                                                                                                                 
South Carolina...........   2,169.5   2,212.9   2,216.3   2,227.0    136.0     146.6     147.1     147.0    6.3   6.6   6.6   6.6
South Dakota.............     447.1     448.8     448.8     449.2     15.7      14.9      15.0      15.1    3.5   3.3   3.3   3.4
Tennessee................   3,010.1   2,983.0   2,982.6   3,012.0    200.4     196.9     196.4     201.7    6.7   6.6   6.6   6.7
Texas....................  13,018.7  13,161.1  13,171.8  13,186.0    717.3     609.7     601.8     585.1    5.5   4.6   4.6   4.4
Utah.....................   1,420.9   1,440.2   1,442.2   1,446.7     55.8      51.8      51.3      49.8    3.9   3.6   3.6   3.4
Vermont..................     349.4     348.8     348.8     348.7     14.3      14.5      14.5      14.2    4.1   4.2   4.1   4.1
Virginia.................   4,242.2   4,234.2   4,233.9   4,244.1    226.0     204.5     202.8     199.6    5.3   4.8   4.8   4.7
Washington...............   3,463.2   3,517.4   3,522.8   3,535.7    223.5     221.9     223.3     224.8    6.5   6.3   6.3   6.4
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                              
    Everett (1)..........   1,544.8   1,562.3   1,564.1   1,566.7     77.1      71.5      71.4      72.5    5.0   4.6   4.6   4.6
West Virginia............     794.8     778.2     776.5     774.4     53.7      46.6      45.7      45.6    6.8   6.0   5.9   5.9
Wisconsin................   3,089.2   3,111.0   3,113.1   3,119.9    183.8     162.6     161.8     156.4    6.0   5.2   5.2   5.0
Wyoming..................     306.7     306.4     306.2     305.9     13.2      13.1      12.9      12.3    4.3   4.3   4.2   4.0
                                                                                                                                 
Puerto Rico..............   1,169.6   1,138.6   1,138.7   1,136.3    174.2     157.0     156.1     140.9   14.9  13.8  13.7  12.4

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the
Current Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 13-01, dated February
28, 2013, and are available at http://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision
the following month.



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