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

LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                           LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                             NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

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

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                            Unemployed                     
                                                                                                                           
                                              Civilian labor force                                                         
        State, area, and division                                                                                          
                                                                                Number             Percent of labor force  
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                             Jan.     Dec.     Jan.     Jan.     Dec.     Jan.     Jan.     Dec.     Jan.  
                                             2014     2014     2015p    2014     2014     2015p    2014     2014     2015p 
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
California................................ 18,646.8 18,855.7 18,889.1  1,575.9  1,277.5  1,371.3    8.5      6.8      7.3  
  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim..........  6,540.0  6,630.8  6,634.1    539.3    453.6    489.0    8.2      6.8      7.4  
     Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine.............  1,559.8  1,583.8  1,585.3     93.5     74.0     79.0    6.0      4.7      5.0  
     Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale......  4,980.2  5,047.0  5,048.8    445.8    379.6    409.9    9.0      7.5      8.1  
  San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward...........  2,427.1  2,480.8  2,474.5    142.4    110.0    119.2    5.9      4.4      4.8  
     Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley.............  1,342.9  1,363.5  1,359.4     89.9     69.7     74.7    6.7      5.1      5.5  
     San Francisco-Redwood City-                                                                                           
       South San Francisco................    946.2    977.4    974.1     45.9     35.2     38.8    4.8      3.6      4.0  
     San Rafael...........................    138.0    139.9    140.9      6.6      5.1      5.6    4.8      3.6      4.0  
                                                                                                                           
District of Columbia......................    370.7    382.0    384.6     29.9     28.4     30.9    8.1      7.4      8.0  
  Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (2).....  3,242.9  3,239.8  3,263.2    171.5    143.4    159.6    5.3      4.4      4.9  
     Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville (3)    668.0    662.8    670.6     31.3     26.2     30.1    4.7      3.9      4.5  
     Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (2)..  2,575.0  2,577.0  2,592.5    140.1    117.3    129.4    5.4      4.6      5.0  
                                                                                                                           
Florida...................................  9,479.9  9,607.7  9,629.9    629.4    516.9    554.5    6.6      5.4      5.8  
  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach...  2,966.2  3,003.2  3,033.6    194.1    160.2    167.4    6.5      5.3      5.5  
     Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-                                                                                        
       Deerfield Beach....................    975.1    995.3  1,001.3     59.9     49.9     53.8    6.1      5.0      5.4  
     Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall............  1,312.2  1,322.9  1,339.4     90.6     77.6     77.7    6.9      5.9      5.8  
     West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-                                                                                           
       Delray Beach.......................    679.0    685.1    692.9     43.6     32.8     35.9    6.4      4.8      5.2  
                                                                                                                           
Illinois..................................  6,489.7  6,491.4  6,456.3    572.9    373.8    443.9    8.8      5.8      6.9  
  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin (2)............  4,859.8  4,883.9  4,874.0    421.8    280.3    338.1    8.7      5.7      6.9  
     Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights.  3,763.0  3,777.3  3,778.7    329.7    210.3    258.7    8.8      5.6      6.8  
     Elgin................................    315.8    316.8    311.2     28.2     18.9     21.3    8.9      6.0      6.8  
     Gary (3).............................    332.2    339.5    340.3     26.9     25.4     29.4    8.1      7.5      8.6  
     Lake County-Kenosha County (2).......    448.8    450.2    443.9     36.9     25.7     28.8    8.2      5.7      6.5  
                                                                                                                           
Massachusetts.............................  3,503.6  3,576.9  3,565.7    240.3    176.0    198.2    6.9      4.9      5.6  
  Boston-Cambridge-Nashua (2).............  2,576.2  2,627.9  2,621.9    155.5    115.5    129.1    6.0      4.4      4.9  
     Boston-Cambridge-Newton..............  1,517.7  1,552.2  1,546.7     84.9     63.6     70.5    5.6      4.1      4.6  
     Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton..........    103.4    106.0    105.5      7.8      5.7      6.4    7.6      5.4      6.1  
     Framingham...........................    152.3    155.2    155.4      8.3      6.0      6.7    5.4      3.9      4.3  
     Haverhill-Newburyport-                                                                                                
       Amesbury Town (2)..................    109.4    110.8    111.4      7.2      5.3      6.1    6.6      4.8      5.5  
     Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem (2)......     93.4     94.6     94.9      8.4      6.3      7.0    9.0      6.7      7.4  
     Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford (2)......    179.7    183.7    182.5     12.4      9.0     10.1    6.9      4.9      5.6  
     Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead...............     81.5     83.8     83.6      5.4      4.0      4.5    6.6      4.8      5.4  
     Nashua (2)...........................    168.4    168.0    168.4      9.4      7.0      8.2    5.6      4.2      4.8  
     Peabody-Salem-Beverly................     89.1     90.9     91.0      5.4      4.1      4.5    6.1      4.5      5.0  
     Taunton-Middleborough-Norton.........     81.3     82.7     82.5      6.2      4.3      5.0    7.7      5.2      6.1  
                                                                                                                           
Michigan..................................  4,679.5  4,711.6  4,722.0    393.8    263.6    313.1    8.4      5.6      6.6  
  Detroit-Warren-Dearborn.................  1,998.3  2,003.3  1,998.7    185.6    129.4    147.1    9.3      6.5      7.4  
     Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia.............    761.2    758.0    757.6     83.0     57.6     64.4   10.9      7.6      8.5  
     Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills.........  1,237.2  1,245.3  1,241.1    102.5     71.8     82.7    8.3      5.8      6.7  
                                                                                                                           
New York..................................  9,552.7  9,471.7  9,519.1    706.4    525.9    618.0    7.4      5.6      6.5  
  New York-Newark-Jersey City (2).........  9,869.9  9,899.2  9,934.9    723.7    547.5    642.5    7.3      5.5      6.5  
     Dutchess County-Putnam County........    191.1    188.4    187.5     11.9      8.5     10.1    6.2      4.5      5.4  
     Nassau County-Suffolk County.........  1,450.8  1,429.7  1,433.6     86.0     62.9     76.4    5.9      4.4      5.3  
     Newark (3)...........................  1,248.0  1,263.5  1,265.3     89.5     69.6     83.4    7.2      5.5      6.6  
     New York-Jersey City-White Plains (2)  6,980.1  7,017.6  7,048.5    536.2    406.5    472.6    7.7      5.8      6.7  
                                                                                                                           
Pennsylvania..............................  6,352.8  6,322.6  6,342.1    437.8    291.4    371.0    6.9      4.6      5.8  
  Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (2)......  3,007.6  3,016.6  3,021.8    212.1    149.6    181.7    7.1      5.0      6.0  
     Camden (3)...........................    631.8    639.3    638.8     49.6     38.9     45.7    7.8      6.1      7.1  
     Montgomery County-Bucks County-                                                                                       
       Chester County.....................  1,035.9  1,034.1  1,038.1     56.5     37.9     47.9    5.5      3.7      4.6  
     Philadelphia.........................    976.1    971.0    973.6     81.8     54.9     67.0    8.4      5.7      6.9  
     Wilmington (3).......................    363.8    372.3    371.3     24.2     17.9     21.1    6.6      4.8      5.7  
                                                                                                                           
Texas..................................... 12,965.4 13,152.2 13,126.9    741.6    540.1    602.8    5.7      4.1      4.6  
  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington.............  3,511.3  3,590.1  3,586.0    196.1    142.6    158.0    5.6      4.0      4.4  
     Dallas-Plano-Irving..................  2,336.1  2,392.1  2,388.8    130.3     95.1    105.3    5.6      4.0      4.4  
     Fort Worth-Arlington.................  1,175.2  1,198.0  1,197.2     65.8     47.5     52.7    5.6      4.0      4.4  
                                                                                                                           
Washington................................  3,441.8  3,510.9  3,528.0    240.3    221.3    247.4    7.0      6.3      7.0  
  Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue.................  1,915.0  1,949.6  1,955.7    106.7     94.8    107.8    5.6      4.9      5.5  
     Seattle-Bellevue-Everett.............  1,530.6  1,556.4  1,555.7     76.6     66.6     76.8    5.0      4.3      4.9  
     Tacoma-Lakewood......................    384.4    393.2    400.0     30.1     28.1     31.0    7.8      7.2      7.8  

   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. Data for 2014 incorporate updated
inputs, methodological enhancements, and adjustment to new state controls. Estimates for the latest month are subject to
revision the following month.



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