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Southwest Information Office

Employment Indicators in Selected States

Employment Indicators in Selected States - March 2016
Seasonally adjusted unless otherwise indicated (numbers in thousands)
  Arkansas
 
Louisiana
 
New Mexico
 
Oklahoma
 
Texas
 
Mar
2015
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2016
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2016
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Labor force data

 

Civilian labor force

1,324.5 1,351.6 1,358.9 2,181.2 2,146.2 2,158.6 921.5 916.4 918.7 1,835.3 1,862.1 1,869.9 13,025.3 13,215.9 13,273.7

Employed

1,251.1 1,294.3 1,303.9 2,036.9 2,018.7 2,026.6 861.3 858.0 861.3 1,757.4 1,784.3 1,788.1 12,455.5 12,641.1 12,696.5

Unemployed

73.4 57.3 55.0 144.3 127.5 131.9 60.2 58.4 57.4 77.9 77.8 81.7 569.9 574.9 577.2

Unemployment rate

5.5 4.2 4.0 6.6 5.9 6.1 6.5 6.4 6.2 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3
 

Nonfarm wage and salary employment

 

Total

1,197.9 1,227.8 1,223.9 1,991.3 1,978.2 1,978.1 826.0 826.5 828.3 1,670.1 1,669.8 1,664.0 11,774.0 11,971.0 11,959.0

Mining and Logging

8.5 7.2 7.2 51.3 41.3 40.8 27.3 20.7 20.2 58.6 47.9 47.3 294.9 244.5 237.0

Construction

47.6 50.1 48.6 139.1 144.0 146.1 43.5 45.2 44.5 77.3 81.1 81.2 676.8 688.0 687.3

Manufacturing

155.3 155.2 153.2 146.0 140.1 139.0 28.0 27.3 27.4 140.3 130.5 128.8 891.8 856.7 854.2

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

249.5 258.9 256.5 393.9 395.2 393.3 139.8 136.2 136.9 306.1 307.7 307.0 2,374.5 2,423.9 2,424.7

Information (1)

13.2 13.9 13.9 25.5 25.6 26.3 12.6 11.9 12.2 21.0 21.3 21.3 200.1 201.3 199.7

Financial Activities

49.0 49.3 49.2 92.4 89.9 89.5 33.2 33.0 32.5 79.7 80.8 79.9 714.2 731.7 731.2

Professional & Business Services

135.8 140.0 142.9 213.2 208.5 208.3 99.5 99.3 99.6 186.3 183.9 181.5 1,582.8 1,615.4 1,609.4

Education and Health Services

173.5 178.8 179.3 302.5 309.0 309.3 131.3 137.9 138.6 229.7 234.6 234.2 1,562.8 1,623.8 1,621.2

Leisure and Hospitality

109.6 117.3 115.9 226.7 225.0 226.8 92.6 95.6 96.5 158.8 167.5 168.0 1,218.2 1,291.4 1,293.8

Other Services

43.4 44.0 44.4 73.6 73.8 74.0 28.5 29.0 29.1 62.4 61.9 62.6 414.4 421.2 424.3

Government

212.5 213.1 212.8 327.1 325.8 324.7 189.7 190.4 190.8 349.9 352.6 352.2 1,843.5 1,873.1 1,876.2

(1) Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma information industry employment data are not seasonally adjusted.
(P) Preliminary

Source: BLS Southwest Information Office, Dallas; CES and LAUS Surveys; April 15, 2016.

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