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Table 1. Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, seasonally adjusted

LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA


Table 1.  Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, seasonally adjusted (1)

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
 Census region and                                                                                                              
      division                                                          Number                      Percent of labor force      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                        May     March    April     May      May     March    April     May      May     March    April     May  
                       2011     2012     2012     2012     2011     2012     2012     2012     2011     2012     2012     2012  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 28,156.0 28,253.5 28,287.2 28,348.4  2,305.1  2,246.1  2,225.7  2,248.2    8.2      7.9      7.9      7.9  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,734.1  7,742.0  7,737.0  7,742.4    607.2    543.2    531.2    527.2    7.9      7.0      6.9      6.8  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,421.9 20,511.5 20,550.2 20,606.1  1,697.8  1,702.8  1,694.5  1,721.0    8.3      8.3      8.2      8.4  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 56,046.1 56,347.6 56,307.4 56,372.1  4,984.8  4,403.1  4,308.6  4,320.8    8.9      7.8      7.7      7.7  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,687.5 29,910.2 29,853.3 29,849.6  2,774.3  2,474.1  2,422.9  2,422.4    9.3      8.3      8.1      8.1  
  East South Central  8,737.6  8,655.1  8,636.2  8,653.6    841.2    701.2    684.8    691.5    9.6      8.1      7.9      8.0  
  West South Central 17,621.0 17,782.3 17,817.9 17,868.9  1,369.3  1,227.8  1,200.9  1,207.0    7.8      6.9      6.7      6.8  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,283.5 34,339.9 34,339.1 34,345.8  2,893.4  2,532.7  2,484.0  2,479.6    8.4      7.4      7.2      7.2  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,270.0 23,316.0 23,327.7 23,337.6  2,154.3  1,882.4  1,847.1  1,845.8    9.3      8.1      7.9      7.9  
  West North Central 11,013.5 11,023.9 11,011.4 11,008.2    739.1    650.3    636.9    633.9    6.7      5.9      5.8      5.8  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,833.7 35,995.4 35,984.1 36,037.5  3,752.3  3,447.3  3,402.0  3,403.9   10.5      9.6      9.5      9.4  
                                                                                                                                 
  Mountain.......... 10,986.3 10,977.0 10,967.8 11,001.0    990.6    888.1    872.8    880.7    9.0      8.1      8.0      8.0  
  Pacific........... 24,847.4 25,018.4 25,016.3 25,036.5  2,761.7  2,559.2  2,529.2  2,523.2   11.1     10.2     10.1     10.1  

   1 Census region estimates are derived by summing the census division model-based estimates.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. The states (including the District of Columbia) that compose the various census
divisions are: New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; Middle Atlantic: New
Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; South Atlantic: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee; West South
Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin; West
North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho,
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; and Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. Estimates for
the current year are subject to revision early in the following calendar year.



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Last Modified Date: September 10, 2021