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Southwest Information Office

Employment Indicators in Selected States

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

 

Civilian labor force

1,293.4 1,334.9 1,336.6 2,136.7 2,210.7 2,215.1 917.4 931.8 933.6 1,779.4 1,851.0 1,863.2 13,063.4 13,154.8 13,139.7

Employed

1,213.6 1,258.8 1,259.7 2,010.6 2,064.9 2,069.4 855.8 874.4 875.4 1,696.8 1,775.4 1,783.1 12,393.9 12,596.8 12,579.8

Unemployed

79.8 76.2 76.8 126.1 145.8 145.7 61.6 57.3 58.2 82.6 75.6 80.1 669.5 558.0 559.9

Unemployment rate

6.2 5.7 5.7 5.9 6.6 6.6 6.7 6.2 6.2 4.6 4.1 4.3 5.1 4.2 4.3
 

Nonfarm wage and salary employment

 

Total

1,187.0 1,208.6 1,209.9 1,978.0 1,985.9 1,989.8 819.6 830.1 827.9 1,646.5 1,662.8 1,661.6 11,502.3 11,755.5 11,788.7

Mining and Logging

8.9 8.6 8.5 53.8 48.6 48.0 27.6 27.8 27.6 60.2 56.1 54.8 303.3 300.0 294.0

Construction

45.4 48.4 48.2 138.6 139.9 137.5 42.5 41.2 41.8 74.5 77.5 76.7 646.5 668.3 666.8

Manufacturing (1)

153.8 154.9 154.4 147.2 148.5 150.6 28.1 28.5 28.0 138.6 135.9 133.5 883.9 876.0 869.3

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

244.3 248.0 248.2 387.9 393.8 393.6 138.0 138.7 137.9 299.6 305.2 304.5 2,298.5 2,364.1 2,370.2

Information (1)

13.6 13.7 13.7 27.8 26.4 27.5 12.7 12.6 13.1 21.7 21.8 22.0 202.7 206.7 205.0

Financial Activities

49.7 50.9 50.4 91.5 93.8 93.4 33.4 33.4 33.7 79.4 80.3 79.7 697.1 715.3 716.7

Professional & Business Services

134.2 137.7 138.0 211.2 211.3 212.0 99.1 101.7 100.7 184.3 188.3 187.3 1,538.7 1,573.9 1,581.2

Education and Health Services

172.1 176.1 177.1 298.4 303.8 306.0 126.5 131.7 132.6 227.5 230.7 229.6 1,518.0 1,564.3 1,576.8

Leisure and Hospitality

107.5 113.3 113.9 220.4 223.5 225.5 91.1 93.5 93.0 154.2 159.3 162.9 1,180.2 1,232.0 1,248.0

Other Services

43.8 43.5 44.1 71.6 71.5 72.0 28.6 28.1 27.7 59.2 59.1 60.8 409.6 414.7 413.0

Government

213.7 213.5 213.4 329.6 324.8 323.7 192.0 192.9 191.8 347.3 348.6 349.8 1,823.8 1,840.2 1,847.7

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

Source: BLS Southwest Information Office, Dallas; CES and LAUS Surveys; June 19, 2015.
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