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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
                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                               
                           Oct.      Aug.     Sept.     Oct.       Oct.      Aug.     Sept.     Oct.     Oct.  Aug. Sept. Oct. 
                           2013      2014     2014      2014p      2013      2014     2014      2014p    2013  2014 2014  2014p
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama................   2,122.1   2,127.3   2,119.1   2,118.0    134.3     147.2     140.6     133.5    6.3   6.9   6.6   6.3
Alaska.................     364.0     366.2     366.4     366.7     23.9      24.8      24.9      24.8    6.6   6.8   6.8   6.8
Arizona................   3,001.4   3,033.4   3,034.3   3,049.9    235.3     215.3     209.9     206.7    7.8   7.1   6.9   6.8
Arkansas...............   1,325.7   1,296.3   1,300.0   1,307.4    100.6      81.9      81.0      79.0    7.6   6.3   6.2   6.0
California.............  18,568.1  18,598.9  18,668.6  18,757.1  1,598.0   1,375.4   1,361.9   1,360.6    8.6   7.4   7.3   7.3
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                             
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,960.1   4,998.1   5,016.3   5,018.7    473.9     405.1     399.6     400.3    9.6   8.1   8.0   8.0
Colorado...............   2,750.7   2,802.9   2,802.5   2,805.1    178.6     143.0     131.4     121.0    6.5   5.1   4.7   4.3
Connecticut............   1,850.6   1,870.4   1,875.6   1,886.3    141.1     123.4     119.8     121.6    7.6   6.6   6.4   6.4
Delaware...............     442.4     451.6     453.3     454.5     28.9      29.2      29.4      29.1    6.5   6.5   6.5   6.4
District of Columbia...     367.4     370.6     373.8     378.8     29.3      28.4      28.8      28.7    8.0   7.7   7.7   7.6
Florida................   9,422.3   9,611.0   9,637.9   9,659.6    629.3     604.3     590.6     578.4    6.7   6.3   6.1   6.0
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1)........   1,279.9   1,292.0   1,296.8   1,299.6     97.5      87.8      85.6      83.8    7.6   6.8   6.6   6.5
                                                                                                                               
Georgia................   4,747.0   4,767.6   4,762.5   4,762.7    370.8     384.2     378.2     364.7    7.8   8.1   7.9   7.7
Hawaii.................     651.1     662.7     665.8     667.8     30.8      28.5      27.8      27.6    4.7   4.3   4.2   4.1
Idaho..................     775.3     778.1     775.9     774.4     45.4      36.8      34.7      32.0    5.9   4.7   4.5   4.1
Illinois...............   6,538.0   6,493.8   6,499.3   6,531.1    591.7     433.0     427.5     429.0    9.1   6.7   6.6   6.6
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                              
    Naperville (1).....   4,123.3   4,071.4   4,082.0   4,110.9    371.1     257.6     255.4     258.0    9.0   6.3   6.3   6.3
Indiana................   3,180.6   3,231.1   3,231.8   3,245.9    225.6     188.3     184.6     183.4    7.1   5.8   5.7   5.7
Iowa...................   1,674.2   1,702.9   1,707.4   1,711.6     74.1      76.5      77.7      76.8    4.4   4.5   4.6   4.5
Kansas.................   1,479.5   1,494.8   1,495.5   1,495.5     76.6      73.0      70.9      66.5    5.2   4.9   4.7   4.4
Kentucky...............   2,052.0   2,017.5   2,002.2   1,996.8    168.2     142.7     134.2     124.4    8.2   7.1   6.7   6.2
Louisiana..............   2,097.6   2,129.1   2,146.6   2,165.3    121.6     123.3     129.7     134.6    5.8   5.8   6.0   6.2
Maine..................     708.9     705.0     704.2     703.8     46.1      39.8      40.6      40.8    6.5   5.6   5.8   5.8
                                                                                                                               
Maryland...............   3,113.9   3,105.8   3,103.1   3,100.4    197.9     199.6     194.2     185.1    6.4   6.4   6.3   6.0
Massachusetts..........   3,484.0   3,517.1   3,531.7   3,545.8    249.8     203.9     213.3     211.0    7.2   5.8   6.0   6.0
Michigan...............   4,699.3   4,730.0   4,732.5   4,737.6    406.1     348.2     342.5     334.7    8.6   7.4   7.2   7.1
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Livonia (2)........   2,033.8   2,003.8   2,006.2   2,012.8    186.0     168.1     167.2     166.4    9.1   8.4   8.3   8.3
Minnesota..............   2,970.3   2,981.1   2,983.4   2,988.2    143.7     128.2     122.4     116.6    4.8   4.3   4.1   3.9
Mississippi............   1,273.5   1,253.6   1,249.3   1,250.1    104.7      99.6      96.4      95.1    8.2   7.9   7.7   7.6
Missouri...............   3,019.1   3,032.3   3,047.4   3,057.7    190.1     192.0     192.2     180.4    6.3   6.3   6.3   5.9
Montana................     513.1     519.7     520.2     520.2     28.4      24.2      23.9      23.4    5.5   4.7   4.6   4.5
Nebraska...............   1,021.2   1,017.7   1,019.6   1,021.4     38.6      36.9      36.3      34.4    3.8   3.6   3.6   3.4
Nevada.................   1,367.0   1,367.5   1,367.8   1,368.4    128.1     103.8     100.1      96.7    9.4   7.6   7.3   7.1
New Hampshire..........     741.0     740.4     739.0     739.8     38.7      32.7      32.1      30.8    5.2   4.4   4.3   4.2
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey.............   4,507.3   4,495.6   4,504.0   4,528.8    344.8     294.7     294.5     298.2    7.7   6.6   6.5   6.6
New Mexico.............     924.1     919.9     919.6     922.3     62.9      61.8      60.7      59.7    6.8   6.7   6.6   6.5
New York...............   9,615.8   9,554.2   9,529.9   9,539.7    707.3     614.0     586.4     572.7    7.4   6.4   6.2   6.0
  New York City........   4,055.9   4,101.3   4,092.0   4,101.0    341.7     300.6     276.9     262.8    8.4   7.3   6.8   6.4
North Carolina.........   4,672.5   4,655.9   4,645.5   4,646.4    348.2     314.8     310.3     293.6    7.5   6.8   6.7   6.3
North Dakota...........     401.8     411.5     413.1     415.5     11.1      11.4      11.5      11.6    2.8   2.8   2.8   2.8
Ohio...................   5,762.6   5,715.9   5,727.5   5,737.6    423.8     324.0     318.6     305.2    7.4   5.7   5.6   5.3
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                            
    Mentor (2).........   1,048.9   1,055.8   1,057.0   1,052.4     80.1      72.9      70.8      66.8    7.6   6.9   6.7   6.4
Oklahoma...............   1,821.9   1,777.6   1,781.5   1,790.2    101.5      83.3      83.6      81.2    5.6   4.7   4.7   4.5
Oregon.................   1,921.0   1,942.8   1,948.0   1,957.5    142.4     138.4     136.9     137.9    7.4   7.1   7.0   7.0
Pennsylvania...........   6,430.3   6,343.6   6,347.6   6,363.5    454.4     367.9     360.4     344.6    7.1   5.8   5.7   5.4
Rhode Island...........     552.0     556.5     555.8     555.4     52.1      42.6      42.3      40.9    9.4   7.6   7.6   7.4
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina.........   2,173.4   2,173.8   2,182.7   2,192.2    153.0     138.0     144.4     146.7    7.0   6.3   6.6   6.7
South Dakota...........     448.6     450.4     450.6     451.4     16.5      16.0      15.5      14.8    3.7   3.5   3.4   3.3
Tennessee..............   3,043.3   3,016.6   3,004.0   3,001.5    245.5     222.3     219.7     212.1    8.1   7.4   7.3   7.1
Texas..................  12,853.1  12,975.9  13,005.4  13,039.2    795.7     683.6     679.4     669.2    6.2   5.3   5.2   5.1
Utah...................   1,431.0   1,438.9   1,435.5   1,436.3     60.9      51.1      50.6      51.6    4.3   3.5   3.5   3.6
Vermont................     350.4     350.2     350.2     351.0     15.5      14.4      15.4      15.6    4.4   4.1   4.4   4.4
Virginia...............   4,235.9   4,276.9   4,264.8   4,263.0    229.4     237.3     234.2     227.1    5.4   5.5   5.5   5.3
Washington.............   3,453.2   3,471.0   3,476.3   3,488.5    236.5     195.5     198.2     208.9    6.8   5.6   5.7   6.0
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1)........   1,534.4   1,556.4   1,554.7   1,559.9     82.6      74.6      74.7      74.6    5.4   4.8   4.8   4.8
West Virginia..........     791.3     798.7     797.3     796.8     49.6      52.3      52.7      51.9    6.3   6.6   6.6   6.5
Wisconsin..............   3,071.8   3,077.8   3,086.8   3,098.7    201.2     173.9     169.4     166.8    6.5   5.7   5.5   5.4
Wyoming................     306.4     311.0     310.9     311.3     13.9      14.4      14.5      14.6    4.5   4.6   4.7   4.7
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico............   1,192.2   1,142.9   1,142.8   1,143.8    177.3     154.5     161.4     160.5   14.9  13.5  14.1  14.0

   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 on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are
subject to revision the following month.



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