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Table 1. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of age and over by region, division, and state, 2014-15 annual averages

Table 1.  Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of age and over by region, division, and state,
2014-15 annual averages
 
(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                     
                                    Population      Civilian labor       Employed         Unemployed     Unemployment                
                                                        force                                                rate      Error range of
  Region, division, and state                                                                                          rate, 2015 (1)
                                                                                                                                     
                                  2014     2015     2014     2015     2014     2015      2014     2015    2014   2015                
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                     

     United States.............  247,947  250,801  155,922  157,130  146,305  148,834    9,617    8,296    6.2    5.3    5.2  -  5.4

Northeast......................   44,890   45,078   28,285   28,425   26,543   26,941    1,742    1,483    6.2    5.2    5.0  -  5.4
   New England.................   11,854   11,918    7,785    7,778    7,328    7,392      457      385    5.9    5.0    4.7  -  5.2
      Connecticut..............    2,866    2,873    1,886    1,888    1,762    1,782      125      106    6.6    5.6    5.1  -  6.2
      Maine....................    1,089    1,092      697      680      657      650       39       30    5.6    4.4    3.9  -  4.9
      Massachusetts............    5,454    5,499    3,557    3,570    3,353    3,392      204      178    5.7    5.0    4.6  -  5.4
      New Hampshire............    1,079    1,084      741      741      709      716       32       25    4.3    3.4    3.0  -  3.8
      Rhode Island.............      852      855      556      555      513      521       43       33    7.7    6.0    5.3  -  6.6
      Vermont..................      515      515      348      344      334      332       14       13    4.0    3.7    3.3  -  4.0

   Middle Atlantic.............   33,036   33,160   20,500   20,647   19,215   19,549    1,286    1,098    6.3    5.3    5.1  -  5.5
      New Jersey...............    7,055    7,090    4,514    4,544    4,210    4,289      304      255    6.7    5.6    5.2  -  6.1
      New York.................   15,771   15,837    9,595    9,679    8,989    9,166      606      513    6.3    5.3    5.0  -  5.6
      Pennsylvania.............   10,209   10,232    6,391    6,424    6,016    6,094      376      330    5.9    5.1    4.8  -  5.5

Midwest........................   52,865   53,093   34,391   34,529   32,383   32,860    2,008    1,669    5.8    4.8    4.7  -  5.0
   East North Central..........   36,619   36,737   23,287   23,324   21,790   22,104    1,497    1,220    6.4    5.2    5.0  -  5.4
      Illinois.................   10,049   10,059    6,515    6,512    6,054    6,126      461      386    7.1    5.9    5.5  -  6.3
      Indiana..................    5,097    5,125    3,228    3,266    3,036    3,109      192      157    5.9    4.8    4.3  -  5.3
      Michigan.................    7,848    7,874    4,754    4,751    4,408    4,493      346      258    7.3    5.4    5.0  -  5.9
      Ohio.....................    9,092    9,124    5,703    5,700    5,373    5,423      330      277    5.8    4.9    4.5  -  5.3
      Wisconsin................    4,534    4,554    3,086    3,095    2,919    2,953      167      143    5.4    4.6    4.1  -  5.1

   West North Central..........   16,246   16,356   11,104   11,204   10,593   10,756      511      448    4.6    4.0    3.8  -  4.2
      Iowa.....................    2,421    2,435    1,698    1,701    1,626    1,639       71       62    4.2    3.7    3.2  -  4.1
      Kansas...................    2,196    2,208    1,494    1,499    1,426    1,436       68       63    4.6    4.2    3.8  -  4.7
      Minnesota................    4,258    4,289    2,983    3,010    2,859    2,899      124      112    4.2    3.7    3.3  -  4.1
      Missouri.................    4,718    4,744    3,052    3,114    2,864    2,958      188      156    6.2    5.0    4.5  -  5.5
      Nebraska.................    1,435    1,446    1,014    1,013      981      983       33       30    3.3    3.0    2.6  -  3.4
      North Dakota.............      572      584      415      414      404      403       11       11    2.7    2.7    2.4  -  3.0
      South Dakota.............      647      652      449      452      433      438       15       14    3.4    3.1    2.7  -  3.6

South..........................   92,514   93,789   57,020   57,351   53,595   54,323    3,425    3,028    6.0    5.3    5.2  -  5.4
   South Atlantic..............   49,022   49,719   30,276   30,506   28,383   28,841    1,892    1,665    6.3    5.5    5.3  -  5.6
      Delaware.................      739      749      454      467      428      445       26       23    5.7    4.9    4.4  -  5.4
      District of Columbia.....      545      554      378      388      349      362       29       27    7.8    6.9    6.4  -  7.4
      Florida..................   15,995   16,313    9,607    9,675    8,999    9,153      607      522    6.3    5.4    5.1  -  5.7
      Georgia..................    7,673    7,783    4,754    4,771    4,417    4,491      337      280    7.1    5.9    5.4  -  6.3
      Maryland.................    4,683    4,716    3,128    3,152    2,947    2,988      182      164    5.8    5.2    4.7  -  5.7
      North Carolina...........    7,689    7,792    4,691    4,769    4,396    4,495      294      274    6.3    5.7    5.3  -  6.2
      South Carolina...........    3,761    3,823    2,217    2,257    2,074    2,123      143      135    6.4    6.0    5.4  -  6.5
      Virginia.................    6,453    6,509    4,258    4,240    4,036    4,052      222      189    5.2    4.4    4.0  -  4.9
      West Virginia............    1,483    1,481      790      785      737      732       52       53    6.6    6.7    6.2  -  7.3

   East South Central..........   14,598   14,692    8,463    8,435    7,893    7,939      570      496    6.7    5.9    5.6  -  6.2
      Alabama..................    3,785    3,803    2,161    2,146    2,014    2,015      147      131    6.8    6.1    5.6  -  6.6
      Kentucky.................    3,424    3,441    2,006    1,953    1,876    1,848      130      105    6.5    5.4    4.8  -  6.0
      Mississippi..............    2,274    2,281    1,249    1,273    1,155    1,190       94       83    7.6    6.5    5.9  -  7.1
      Tennessee................    5,115    5,167    3,047    3,063    2,848    2,886      199      177    6.5    5.8    5.3  -  6.3

   West South Central..........   28,895   29,379   18,282   18,411   17,319   17,544      963      867    5.3    4.7    4.5  -  4.9
      Arkansas.................    2,286    2,299    1,304    1,330    1,224    1,261       80       69    6.1    5.2    4.7  -  5.7
      Louisiana................    3,550    3,573    2,157    2,160    2,019    2,025      138      135    6.4    6.3    5.7  -  6.8
      Oklahoma.................    2,946    2,975    1,798    1,842    1,717    1,764       81       78    4.5    4.2    3.8  -  4.7
      Texas....................   20,113   20,531   13,023   13,078   12,359   12,494      664      584    5.1    4.5    4.2  -  4.7

West...........................   58,221   59,050   36,566   36,954   34,102   34,831    2,463    2,123    6.7    5.7    5.6  -  5.9
   Mountain....................   17,733   18,045   11,271   11,417   10,618   10,838      653      579    5.8    5.1    4.8  -  5.3
      Arizona..................    5,179    5,275    3,097    3,153    2,886    2,960      211      193    6.8    6.1    5.6  -  6.7
      Colorado.................    4,148    4,240    2,815    2,829    2,675    2,719      141      110    5.0    3.9    3.4  -  4.3
      Idaho....................    1,229    1,248      781      797      744      764       38       33    4.8    4.1    3.7  -  4.6
      Montana..................      808      816      516      523      492      501       24       22    4.7    4.1    3.7  -  4.5
      Nevada...................    2,210    2,256    1,402    1,426    1,291    1,330      111       96    7.9    6.7    6.1  -  7.4
      New Mexico...............    1,602    1,607      921      920      859      859       62       61    6.7    6.6    6.0  -  7.2
      Utah.....................    2,106    2,151    1,432    1,464    1,377    1,412       55       52    3.8    3.5    3.1  -  4.0
      Wyoming..................      451      452      307      306      294      293       13       13    4.1    4.2    3.7  -  4.6

   Pacific.....................   40,488   41,005   25,294   25,537   23,484   23,993    1,810    1,544    7.2    6.0    5.8  -  6.3
      Alaska...................      540      542      366      364      341      340       25       24    6.9    6.5    5.8  -  7.1
      California...............   30,163   30,523   18,828   18,982   17,418   17,799    1,410    1,183    7.5    6.2    6.0  -  6.5
      Hawaii...................    1,084    1,093      668      677      639      653       29       25    4.4    3.6    3.2  -  4.0
      Oregon...................    3,173    3,225    1,939    1,969    1,807    1,857      132      112    6.8    5.7    5.1  -  6.3
      Washington...............    5,529    5,622    3,493    3,544    3,279    3,344      214      200    6.1    5.7    5.2  -  6.1

   1 Error ranges are shown at the 90-percent confidence level and are based on unrounded data.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Unemployment rates are in percent and are based on unrounded levels. Data for subnational
areas reflect revised population controls and model reestimation. As a result, they do not sum to U.S. totals.



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Last Modified Date: February 26, 2016
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