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

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  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                January             February            January             February         January       February  
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                             2014      2015      2014     2015p      2014      2015      2014     2015p    2014   2015   2014   2015p
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
Alabama..................   2,148.6   2,106.0   2,159.6   2,111.6    162.6     132.2     170.8     121.9    7.6    6.3    7.9    5.8 
Alaska...................     362.5     362.3     363.2     362.6     27.9      25.7      28.5      27.7    7.7    7.1    7.9    7.6 
Arizona..................   3,052.2   3,143.0   3,062.9   3,143.6    222.4     207.2     216.5     194.6    7.3    6.6    7.1    6.2 
Arkansas.................   1,273.1   1,309.8   1,286.9   1,319.4     94.6      85.0      92.4      78.7    7.4    6.5    7.2    6.0 
California...............  18,646.8  18,890.4  18,738.4  18,910.2  1,575.9   1,372.5   1,564.0   1,291.5    8.5    7.3    8.3    6.8 
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                                 
    Beach-Glendale (1)...   4,980.2   5,049.1   5,008.2   5,061.7    445.8     412.6     434.9     389.2    9.0    8.2    8.7    7.7 
Colorado.................   2,780.6   2,810.6   2,795.1   2,822.8    178.7     131.3     176.7     133.7    6.4    4.7    6.3    4.7 
Connecticut..............   1,858.1   1,887.9   1,857.1   1,895.9    140.4     127.5     139.0     131.2    7.6    6.8    7.5    6.9 
Delaware.................     444.0     455.2     443.7     454.0     29.1      24.8      28.9      23.2    6.6    5.4    6.5    5.1 
District of Columbia.....     370.7     384.5     373.0     387.2     29.9      30.9      30.2      31.5    8.1    8.0    8.1    8.1 
Florida..................   9,479.9   9,634.1   9,546.9   9,592.0    629.4     560.2     629.8     528.1    6.6    5.8    6.6    5.5 
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                               
    Kendall (1)..........   1,312.2   1,338.6   1,314.3   1,329.4     90.6      78.6      93.4      72.4    6.9    5.9    7.1    5.4 
                                                                                                                                   
Georgia..................   4,722.0   4,744.2   4,737.3   4,750.5    352.1     308.8     355.0     303.4    7.5    6.5    7.5    6.4 
Hawaii...................     664.0     676.4     662.7     672.7     31.4      29.0      30.3      27.9    4.7    4.3    4.6    4.1 
Idaho....................     768.3     773.4     770.1     781.6     47.4      37.2      45.1      36.5    6.2    4.8    5.9    4.7 
Illinois.................   6,489.7   6,458.0   6,522.0   6,434.4    572.9     443.8     577.0     418.3    8.8    6.9    8.8    6.5 
  Chicago-Naperville-                                                                                                              
    Arlington Heights (1)   3,763.0   3,777.5   3,788.4   3,768.6    329.7     258.5     333.3     249.7    8.8    6.8    8.8    6.6 
Indiana..................   3,166.5   3,253.7   3,187.8   3,221.2    207.6     218.1     221.1     197.7    6.6    6.7    6.9    6.1 
Iowa.....................   1,682.3   1,702.9   1,691.2   1,709.0     90.7      83.7      88.1      78.9    5.4    4.9    5.2    4.6 
Kansas...................   1,486.6   1,488.4   1,493.3   1,493.1     77.1      68.8      77.3      66.6    5.2    4.6    5.2    4.5 
Kentucky.................   2,012.9   1,960.7   2,020.6   1,963.5    161.0     119.6     169.1     108.2    8.0    6.1    8.4    5.5 
Louisiana................   2,080.0   2,173.2   2,085.7   2,164.9    121.7     151.4     110.2     134.8    5.9    7.0    5.3    6.2 
Maine....................     695.3     682.1     694.0     679.6     48.9      40.0      48.9      40.8    7.0    5.9    7.0    6.0 
                                                                                                                                   
Maryland.................   3,088.1   3,099.6   3,086.0   3,102.7    196.2     182.3     195.5     173.7    6.4    5.9    6.3    5.6 
Massachusetts............   3,503.6   3,564.7   3,509.0   3,603.0    240.3     198.1     231.1     193.9    6.9    5.6    6.6    5.4 
Michigan.................   4,679.5   4,722.8   4,731.4   4,697.9    393.8     313.5     408.3     274.1    8.4    6.6    8.6    5.8 
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                                  
    Dearborn (2).........   1,998.3   1,998.8   2,015.3   1,973.1    185.6     147.3     191.0     124.9    9.3    7.4    9.5    6.3 
Minnesota................   2,950.8   2,980.0   2,955.4   2,996.7    160.4     136.0     157.6     132.7    5.4    4.6    5.3    4.4 
Mississippi..............   1,240.9   1,221.1   1,244.5   1,228.0    107.2      95.9     106.2      83.8    8.6    7.9    8.5    6.8 
Missouri.................   3,011.3   3,072.1   3,033.3   3,083.6    212.4     188.0     230.4     195.3    7.1    6.1    7.6    6.3 
Montana..................     510.5     518.4     511.7     518.2     31.2      27.6      29.7      25.4    6.1    5.3    5.8    4.9 
Nebraska.................   1,012.8   1,012.1   1,017.5   1,012.9     41.0      33.2      39.8      28.9    4.0    3.3    3.9    2.9 
Nevada...................   1,384.7   1,395.8   1,391.3   1,402.8    123.2     105.4     119.6     101.2    8.9    7.6    8.6    7.2 
New Hampshire............     739.0     741.1     738.9     742.5     38.3      33.7      37.9      33.4    5.2    4.5    5.1    4.5 
                                                                                                                                   
New Jersey...............   4,459.5   4,519.8   4,488.0   4,524.7    336.8     315.7     343.8     315.4    7.6    7.0    7.7    7.0 
New Mexico...............     915.6     918.9     916.2     928.3     65.0      57.3      63.3      58.7    7.1    6.2    6.9    6.3 
New York.................   9,552.7   9,520.1   9,597.7   9,535.2    706.4     615.4     721.1     612.3    7.4    6.5    7.5    6.4 
  New York City..........   4,102.4   4,148.6   4,144.3   4,174.0    339.7     291.0     350.3     299.3    8.3    7.0    8.5    7.2 
North Carolina...........   4,622.6   4,636.4   4,633.5   4,676.7    317.6     271.5     319.6     264.7    6.9    5.9    6.9    5.7 
North Dakota.............     403.7     416.3     406.1     416.6     14.0      15.0      14.1      15.5    3.5    3.6    3.5    3.7 
Ohio.....................   5,652.1   5,699.6   5,668.6   5,679.2    418.3     346.4     404.8     320.1    7.4    6.1    7.1    5.6 
  Cleveland-Elyria (2)...   1,037.6   1,045.5   1,043.2   1,051.9     75.8      63.1      79.7      67.8    7.3    6.0    7.6    6.4 
Oklahoma.................   1,778.6   1,797.2   1,776.9   1,817.3     95.3      76.8      93.6      75.0    5.4    4.3    5.3    4.1 
Oregon...................   1,899.9   1,942.7   1,910.8   1,940.4    149.3     127.9     153.8     119.5    7.9    6.6    8.1    6.2 
Pennsylvania.............   6,352.8   6,341.9   6,350.2   6,332.4    437.8     372.6     434.9     359.8    6.9    5.9    6.8    5.7 
Rhode Island.............     552.8     548.9     551.5     547.4     52.8      40.6      50.4      38.1    9.6    7.4    9.1    7.0 
                                                                                                                                   
South Carolina...........   2,149.9   2,209.9   2,156.4   2,226.3    139.9     151.9     138.5     151.4    6.5    6.9    6.4    6.8 
South Dakota.............     439.6     442.7     442.9     448.1     18.2      17.6      18.2      18.2    4.1    4.0    4.1    4.1 
Tennessee................   3,000.6   3,007.7   3,015.1   3,022.5    203.4     214.4     208.7     192.2    6.8    7.1    6.9    6.4 
Texas....................  12,965.4  13,126.7  13,013.1  13,114.0    741.6     602.9     735.7     565.5    5.7    4.6    5.7    4.3 
Utah.....................   1,418.7   1,441.4   1,419.5   1,450.7     63.1      53.7      63.7      56.0    4.5    3.7    4.5    3.9 
Vermont..................     347.8     346.4     347.3     346.1     16.4      15.8      15.4      14.2    4.7    4.6    4.4    4.1 
Virginia.................   4,236.8   4,223.2   4,253.8   4,237.1    238.4     208.6     239.4     214.2    5.6    4.9    5.6    5.1 
Washington...............   3,441.8   3,526.4   3,464.7   3,549.9    240.3     246.1     249.4     242.6    7.0    7.0    7.2    6.8 
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                                
    Everett (1)..........   1,530.6   1,554.7   1,552.3   1,587.9     76.6      76.0      79.9      79.0    5.0    4.9    5.1    5.0 
West Virginia............     790.0     762.1     796.0     770.0     59.9      53.1      64.1      58.7    7.6    7.0    8.1    7.6 
Wisconsin................   3,051.1   3,093.0   3,071.2   3,088.5    197.3     168.4     210.4     171.4    6.5    5.4    6.8    5.5 
Wyoming..................     304.9     304.0     304.2     303.8     16.1      14.4      15.0      13.9    5.3    4.8    4.9    4.6 
                                                                                                                                   
Puerto Rico..............   1,178.3   1,146.2   1,164.6   1,143.6    169.6     124.4     169.3     129.7   14.4   10.8   14.5   11.3 

   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 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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