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Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, not seasonally adjusted

LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                LABOR FORCE DATA

Table 2.  Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, not seasonally adjusted (1)

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                        Unemployed                              
                                                                                                                                
                             Civilian labor force                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
 Census region and                                                      Number                      Percent of labor force      
      division                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                           April              May              April              May              April              May       
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                       2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012     2011     2012  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Northeast........... 27,997.0 28,080.7 28,114.7 28,295.7  2,199.3  2,137.3  2,241.4  2,233.1    7.9      7.6      8.0      7.9  
                                                                                                                                
  New England.......  7,687.2  7,661.3  7,710.7  7,714.0    588.5    509.1    590.3    516.2    7.7      6.6      7.7      6.7  
  Middle Atlantic... 20,309.8 20,419.4 20,404.1 20,581.6  1,610.8  1,628.2  1,651.1  1,716.9    7.9      8.0      8.1      8.3  
                                                                                                                                
South............... 55,907.5 55,978.1 56,144.4 56,460.5  4,715.8  4,085.2  4,853.1  4,313.8    8.4      7.3      8.6      7.6  
                                                                                                                                
  South Atlantic.... 29,607.4 29,625.9 29,778.0 29,906.4  2,633.7  2,319.4  2,707.1  2,416.4    8.9      7.8      9.1      8.1  
  East South Central  8,702.9  8,570.0  8,739.3  8,682.9    800.3    644.3    815.3    693.9    9.2      7.5      9.3      8.0  
  West South Central 17,597.2 17,782.2 17,627.0 17,871.2  1,281.8  1,121.5  1,330.7  1,203.5    7.3      6.3      7.5      6.7  
                                                                                                                                
Midwest............. 34,128.2 34,103.5 34,310.1 34,293.1  2,762.4  2,405.9  2,787.8  2,413.9    8.1      7.1      8.1      7.0  
                                                                                                                                
  East North Central 23,119.6 23,135.0 23,276.7 23,284.5  2,053.4  1,805.5  2,084.0  1,810.9    8.9      7.8      9.0      7.8  
  West North Central 11,008.6 10,968.5 11,033.4 11,008.6    708.9    600.4    703.8    603.0    6.4      5.5      6.4      5.5  
                                                                                                                                
West................ 35,730.4 35,742.5 35,754.1 35,948.7  3,638.4  3,281.6  3,619.0  3,310.4   10.2      9.2     10.1      9.2  
                                                                                                                                
  Mountain.......... 10,959.5 10,881.5 10,964.3 11,003.0    960.7    840.4    956.7    873.1    8.8      7.7      8.7      7.9  
  Pacific........... 24,770.9 24,861.0 24,789.8 24,945.7  2,677.8  2,441.2  2,662.3  2,437.3   10.8      9.8     10.7      9.8  

  1 Census region estimates are derived by summing the census division model-based estimates.
  NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. The composition of the regions and divisions is described in table 1. 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