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Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state, selected metropolitan area, and metropolitan division (1)

LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state, selected metropolitan area, and metropolitan division(1)
State, area, and division Civilian labor force Unemployed
February March Number Percent of labor force
2015 2016 2015 2016(p) February March February March
2015 2016 2015 2016(p) 2015 2016 2015 2016(p)

California

18,961,776 19,038,779 18,949,567 19,028,171 1,300,871 1,080,055 1,266,911 1,057,110 6.9 5.7 6.7 5.6

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

6,642,714 6,625,958 6,624,900 6,614,976 450,040 342,405 433,477 315,216 6.8 5.2 6.5 4.8

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine

1,595,091 1,607,288 1,593,214 1,607,508 75,557 63,911 73,869 64,191 4.7 4.0 4.6 4.0

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale

5,047,623 5,018,670 5,031,686 5,007,468 374,483 278,494 359,608 251,025 7.4 5.5 7.1 5.0

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2,486,538 2,520,209 2,492,020 2,519,145 113,210 95,852 110,939 96,487 4.6 3.8 4.5 3.8

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley

1,367,186 1,378,668 1,370,284 1,377,734 71,063 59,790 69,410 60,131 5.2 4.3 5.1 4.4

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco

979,816 999,773 981,590 999,527 36,886 31,521 36,391 31,795 3.8 3.2 3.7 3.2

San Rafael

139,536 141,768 140,146 141,884 5,261 4,541 5,138 4,561 3.8 3.2 3.7 3.2

District of Columbia

386,773 394,707 384,644 393,956 29,285 27,214 27,213 24,883 7.6 6.9 7.1 6.3

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

3,273,159 3,294,596 3,274,365 3,305,678 158,878 136,191 150,984 133,925 4.9 4.1 4.6 4.1

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville(3)

672,092 677,821 673,464 681,036 28,670 25,155 27,749 24,883 4.3 3.7 4.1 3.7

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria(2)

2,601,067 2,616,775 2,600,901 2,624,642 130,208 111,036 123,235 109,042 5.0 4.2 4.7 4.2

Florida

9,604,057 9,721,773 9,619,505 9,747,653 536,157 457,565 518,916 456,281 5.6 4.7 5.4 4.7

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

3,006,004 3,029,126 2,993,460 3,019,337 166,465 145,510 166,023 149,121 5.5 4.8 5.5 4.9

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach

983,653 1,002,682 984,798 1,002,796 52,027 44,078 50,023 43,765 5.3 4.4 5.1 4.4

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall

1,334,243 1,325,675 1,318,451 1,316,704 80,029 69,677 82,812 73,995 6.0 5.3 6.3 5.6

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach

688,108 700,769 690,211 699,837 34,409 31,755 33,188 31,361 5.0 4.5 4.8 4.5

Illinois

6,459,564 6,574,920 6,452,137 6,619,887 418,333 458,073 387,047 446,871 6.5 7.0 6.0 6.8

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin(2)

4,859,085 4,952,004 4,849,821 4,987,505 317,334 336,354 293,001 331,246 6.5 6.8 6.0 6.6

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights

3,760,303 3,826,799 3,752,950 3,860,110 244,373 256,919 225,301 253,677 6.5 6.7 6.0 6.6

Elgin

316,751 324,328 316,022 325,172 20,260 22,975 18,869 22,240 6.4 7.1 6.0 6.8

Gary(3)

336,248 343,053 335,653 343,263 25,302 25,628 23,078 25,672 7.5 7.5 6.9 7.5

Lake County-Kenosha County(2)

445,783 457,824 445,196 458,960 27,399 30,832 25,753 29,657 6.1 6.7 5.8 6.5

Massachusetts

3,558,788 3,551,324 3,557,729 3,572,896 197,149 165,619 186,491 164,981 5.5 4.7 5.2 4.6

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua(2)

2,616,349 2,618,942 2,619,115 2,634,329 127,157 105,752 120,666 105,698 4.9 4.0 4.6 4.0

Boston-Cambridge-Newton

1,547,892 1,548,419 1,549,077 1,557,961 69,640 58,330 65,876 58,428 4.5 3.8 4.3 3.8

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton

105,066 106,201 105,002 106,679 6,384 5,324 6,066 5,395 6.1 5.0 5.8 5.1

Framingham

153,931 153,763 154,593 154,727 6,674 5,834 6,427 5,802 4.3 3.8 4.2 3.7

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town(2)

110,969 112,824 111,288 113,891 6,028 4,669 5,682 4,599 5.4 4.1 5.1 4.0

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem(2)

94,876 95,227 94,884 95,658 6,800 5,625 6,538 5,688 7.2 5.9 6.9 5.9

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford(2)

182,544 181,853 182,124 182,470 10,045 8,407 9,479 8,546 5.5 4.6 5.2 4.7

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead

82,642 82,006 82,681 82,536 4,385 3,749 4,154 3,734 5.3 4.6 5.0 4.5

Nashua(2)

166,313 166,631 167,207 167,392 7,627 5,689 7,353 5,462 4.6 3.4 4.4 3.3

Peabody-Salem-Beverly

90,295 89,724 90,316 90,249 4,470 3,753 4,186 3,723 5.0 4.2 4.6 4.1

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton

81,821 82,294 81,943 82,766 5,104 4,372 4,905 4,321 6.2 5.3 6.0 5.2

Michigan

4,713,839 4,816,141 4,717,971 4,835,638 286,414 241,252 278,601 247,280 6.1 5.0 5.9 5.1

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

1,977,040 2,026,658 1,976,545 2,050,414 126,957 109,266 123,854 114,385 6.4 5.4 6.3 5.6

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia

745,690 759,537 744,376 768,243 55,420 47,286 53,348 49,384 7.4 6.2 7.2 6.4

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills

1,231,350 1,267,120 1,232,169 1,282,170 71,537 61,979 70,506 65,001 5.8 4.9 5.7 5.1

New York

9,643,117 9,748,023 9,632,056 9,775,383 604,613 522,626 552,367 505,766 6.3 5.4 5.7 5.2

New York-Newark-Jersey City(2)

10,035,500 10,135,469 10,033,815 10,188,860 629,168 515,210 579,684 512,795 6.3 5.1 5.8 5.0

Dutchess County-Putnam County

191,424 195,502 191,983 196,787 9,979 8,438 9,040 7,990 5.2 4.3 4.7 4.1

Nassau County-Suffolk County

1,444,699 1,469,281 1,451,971 1,484,782 76,458 65,392 70,976 62,248 5.3 4.5 4.9 4.2

Newark(3)

1,263,841 1,265,038 1,264,159 1,271,619 81,863 59,035 78,071 62,576 6.5 4.7 6.2 4.9

New York-Jersey City-White Plains(2)

7,135,536 7,205,648 7,125,702 7,235,672 460,868 382,345 421,597 379,981 6.5 5.3 5.9 5.3

Pennsylvania

6,369,271 6,458,727 6,367,096 6,487,179 365,389 340,335 351,590 359,530 5.7 5.3 5.5 5.5

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington(2)

3,035,825 3,097,302 3,035,852 3,114,900 178,321 150,209 170,729 156,989 5.9 4.8 5.6 5.0

Camden(3)

637,022 646,967 636,968 651,323 44,619 30,900 42,185 32,323 7.0 4.8 6.6 5.0

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County

1,041,094 1,063,983 1,042,202 1,070,104 47,219 43,065 45,327 45,322 4.5 4.0 4.3 4.2

Philadelphia

983,988 1,001,265 980,820 1,004,977 65,789 57,548 63,507 61,718 6.7 5.7 6.5 6.1

Wilmington(3)

373,721 385,087 375,862 388,496 20,694 18,696 19,710 17,626 5.5 4.9 5.2 4.5

Texas

13,001,418 13,221,950 13,013,634 13,273,913 578,212 566,458 557,383 591,456 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.5

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

3,537,952 3,644,823 3,536,729 3,657,422 150,218 133,949 144,198 138,834 4.2 3.7 4.1 3.8

Dallas-Plano-Irving

2,362,884 2,452,580 2,362,588 2,460,073 99,936 88,075 95,419 91,361 4.2 3.6 4.0 3.7

Fort Worth-Arlington

1,175,068 1,192,243 1,174,141 1,197,349 50,282 45,874 48,779 47,473 4.3 3.8 4.2 4.0

Washington

3,527,209 3,615,858 3,526,657 3,622,597 223,803 227,619 203,610 217,164 6.3 6.3 5.8 6.0

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

1,967,721 2,019,392 1,966,835 2,020,285 99,637 106,364 94,711 103,882 5.1 5.3 4.8 5.1

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett

1,575,605 1,613,687 1,575,528 1,614,253 71,579 79,471 69,235 77,849 4.5 4.9 4.4 4.8

Tacoma-Lakewood

392,116 405,705 391,307 406,032 28,058 26,893 25,476 26,033 7.2 6.6 6.5 6.4

Footnotes
(1) These 11 areas contain all of the 38 metropolitan divisions.
(2) Part of the area (or division) is in one or more adjacent states.
(3) All of the division is in one or more adjacent states.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Area delineations 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. Areas in the six New England states are Metropolitan New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs), while areas in other states are county-based. Some metropolitan areas lie in two or more states. They are listed under the state containing the first principal city. Metropolitan divisions are listed under their metropolitan areas. Some divisions lie in more than one state, and some, like Camden, N.J., are totally outside the states under which their metropolitan areas are listed. For Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va., the metropolitan area and division titles are identical. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.

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Last Modified Date: April 27, 2016
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