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Table 3. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, seasonally adjusted

LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                               LABOR FORCE DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                         SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 3.  Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, seasonally adjusted

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                           Unemployed                          
                                                                                                                               
                                  Civilian labor force                                                                         
                                                                                                                               
    State and area                                                               Number                  Percent of labor force
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                           May      March     April      May       May      March     April      May     May  March April  May 
                           2011      2012      2012     2012p      2011      2012      2012     2012p    2011  2012  2012 2012p
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Alabama................   2,197.3   2,142.1   2,137.0   2,143.1    203.8     157.5     154.0     159.2    9.3   7.4   7.2   7.4
Alaska.................     366.4     367.3     367.4     367.3     27.6      25.6      25.3      25.8    7.5   7.0   6.9   7.0
Arizona................   3,037.1   3,009.2   3,002.7   3,016.7    291.1     257.7     245.9     247.1    9.6   8.6   8.2   8.2
Arkansas...............   1,366.7   1,389.6   1,390.2   1,390.5    110.5     103.4     100.7     101.0    8.1   7.4   7.2   7.3
California.............  18,343.8  18,487.5  18,482.0  18,494.4  2,176.1   2,031.1   2,006.5   1,993.9   11.9  11.0  10.9  10.8
  Los Angeles-Long                                                                                                             
    Beach-Glendale (1).   4,919.0   4,910.0   4,893.9   4,894.9    605.5     580.2     568.2     560.4   12.3  11.8  11.6  11.4
Colorado...............   2,718.6   2,735.3   2,731.0   2,737.9    227.1     213.8     215.8     222.1    8.4   7.8   7.9   8.1
Connecticut............   1,917.1   1,913.1   1,912.8   1,918.1    171.5     148.1     147.2     150.3    8.9   7.7   7.7   7.8
Delaware...............     438.2     439.9     440.6     441.7     31.9      30.3      30.2      30.1    7.3   6.9   6.9   6.8
District of Columbia...     343.4     348.6     349.7     352.4     35.1      34.1      33.3      32.9   10.2   9.8   9.5   9.3
Florida................   9,230.7   9,283.4   9,255.0   9,261.8    981.3     836.8     804.4     794.4   10.6   9.0   8.7   8.6
  Miami-Miami Beach-                                                                                                           
    Kendall (1)........   1,266.1   1,305.8   1,307.4   1,307.8    150.8     130.4     125.5     124.9   11.9  10.0   9.6   9.6
                                                                                                                               
Georgia................   4,719.2   4,758.3   4,753.7   4,758.4    464.2     425.9     422.5     425.2    9.8   9.0   8.9   8.9
Hawaii.................     660.3     658.6     655.7     654.0     43.9      42.3      41.3      41.4    6.6   6.4   6.3   6.3
Idaho..................     769.2     779.0     779.1     782.0     67.5      61.8      60.2      60.6    8.8   7.9   7.7   7.8
Illinois...............   6,554.9   6,588.8   6,592.2   6,590.1    635.7     581.1     571.3     564.4    9.7   8.8   8.7   8.6
  Chicago-Joliet-                                                                                                              
    Naperville (1).....   4,045.4   4,069.5   4,081.5   4,087.8    397.6     352.9     351.2     347.3    9.8   8.7   8.6   8.5
Indiana................   3,177.9   3,211.0   3,205.3   3,199.6    283.2     262.9     254.7     252.3    8.9   8.2   7.9   7.9
Iowa...................   1,662.2   1,662.5   1,663.2   1,662.9     99.1      86.8      85.0      85.2    6.0   5.2   5.1   5.1
Kansas.................   1,501.4   1,504.3   1,501.3   1,499.0    101.0      92.7      92.0      91.6    6.7   6.2   6.1   6.1
Kentucky...............   2,066.0   2,065.6   2,063.0   2,065.7    198.8     177.5     171.9     169.9    9.6   8.6   8.3   8.2
Louisiana..............   2,056.9   2,064.7   2,070.0   2,076.9    151.8     147.0     146.8     149.7    7.4   7.1   7.1   7.2
Maine..................     702.6     710.0     709.9     708.4     53.9      51.3      51.2      52.4    7.7   7.2   7.2   7.4
                                                                                                                               
Maryland...............   3,066.6   3,087.9   3,089.2   3,087.3    218.7     204.1     206.3     208.6    7.1   6.6   6.7   6.8
Massachusetts..........   3,455.4   3,453.4   3,455.0   3,458.7    257.0     225.9     216.1     209.2    7.4   6.5   6.3   6.0
Michigan...............   4,666.5   4,656.4   4,658.9   4,663.5    493.0     397.0     388.9     395.3   10.6   8.5   8.3   8.5
  Detroit-Warren-                                                                                                              
    Livonia (2)........   2,021.2   2,004.6   1,995.1   1,991.2    238.4     189.2     184.4     190.4   11.8   9.4   9.2   9.6
Minnesota..............   2,979.1   2,974.7   2,970.8   2,972.6    197.3     173.1     166.2     165.4    6.6   5.8   5.6   5.6
Mississippi............   1,341.5   1,337.1   1,333.8   1,335.9    143.4     120.8     116.9     116.1   10.7   9.0   8.8   8.7
Missouri...............   3,041.9   3,023.6   3,020.8   3,019.4    262.9     224.0     220.6     220.0    8.6   7.4   7.3   7.3
Montana................     503.9     506.6     507.5     509.7     34.7      31.2      31.0      32.0    6.9   6.2   6.1   6.3
Nebraska...............   1,002.1   1,012.3   1,012.8   1,015.3     44.9      40.6      39.7      39.6    4.5   4.0   3.9   3.9
Nevada.................   1,385.7   1,364.9   1,360.2   1,363.4    189.3     163.4     158.7     158.3   13.7  12.0  11.7  11.6
New Hampshire..........     737.0     743.0     741.7     741.0     40.0      38.4      37.0      36.7    5.4   5.2   5.0   5.0
                                                                                                                               
New Jersey.............   4,546.0   4,574.2   4,584.5   4,595.7    424.3     412.7     417.2     422.9    9.3   9.0   9.1   9.2
New Mexico.............     927.8     933.7     932.9     932.0     69.6      66.9      64.3      62.6    7.5   7.2   6.9   6.7
New York...............   9,491.7   9,527.9   9,540.4   9,568.6    764.8     810.7     806.8     826.4    8.1   8.5   8.5   8.6
  New York City........   3,937.6   3,959.6   3,955.2   3,966.3    347.8     385.6     377.0     383.1    8.8   9.7   9.5   9.7
North Carolina.........   4,648.9   4,680.3   4,669.3   4,659.8    486.5     452.1     439.6     435.9   10.5   9.7   9.4   9.4
North Dakota...........     380.9     389.9     390.2     390.1     13.3      11.8      11.7      11.7    3.5   3.0   3.0   3.0
Ohio...................   5,810.1   5,805.1   5,811.3   5,811.5    512.1     438.1     431.4     425.8    8.8   7.5   7.4   7.3
  Cleveland-Elyria-                                                                                                            
    Mentor (2).........   1,079.5   1,088.8   1,090.1   1,089.1     83.0      76.5      75.6      74.6    7.7   7.0   6.9   6.8
Oklahoma...............   1,763.5   1,787.4   1,789.2   1,791.1    104.9      96.9      89.3      85.1    5.9   5.4   5.0   4.8
Oregon.................   1,990.6   1,991.0   1,989.4   1,991.6    189.1     171.7     168.4     168.2    9.5   8.6   8.5   8.4
Pennsylvania...........   6,384.0   6,406.6   6,428.7   6,451.8    509.6     479.9     475.1     474.6    8.0   7.5   7.4   7.4
Rhode Island...........     563.7     558.2     556.3     556.8     63.5      62.1      62.2      61.4   11.3  11.1  11.2  11.0
                                                                                                                               
South Carolina.........   2,157.5   2,157.2   2,151.3   2,153.3    224.9     192.7     190.0     195.9   10.4   8.9   8.8   9.1
South Dakota...........     445.4     448.8     447.9     447.1     21.2      19.4      19.3      19.1    4.8   4.3   4.3   4.3
Tennessee..............   3,131.6   3,109.3   3,099.5   3,106.5    294.1     244.2     240.0     245.2    9.4   7.9   7.7   7.9
Texas..................  12,431.3  12,539.2  12,568.5  12,610.8  1,001.3     881.0     862.7     869.8    8.1   7.0   6.9   6.9
Utah...................   1,340.0   1,340.9   1,345.4   1,349.8     93.0      78.1      80.2      81.1    6.9   5.8   6.0   6.0
Vermont................     358.3     359.9     358.7     357.9     20.2      17.1      16.5      16.4    5.6   4.8   4.6   4.6
Virginia...............   4,290.2   4,341.6   4,339.5   4,340.1    266.2     244.8     241.6     241.9    6.2   5.6   5.6   5.6
Washington.............   3,480.0   3,503.8   3,512.6   3,521.3    324.4     290.8     286.9     292.6    9.3   8.3   8.2   8.3
  Seattle-Bellevue-                                                                                                            
    Everett (1)........   1,485.0   1,486.4   1,492.6   1,499.0    127.6     108.9     106.5     107.1    8.6   7.3   7.1   7.1
West Virginia..........     798.1     803.5     803.3     805.7     63.3      54.8      53.7      55.6    7.9   6.8   6.7   6.9
Wisconsin..............   3,063.9   3,064.4   3,069.1   3,075.4    232.3     207.6     205.4     208.6    7.6   6.8   6.7   6.8
Wyoming................     303.5     307.1     307.1     307.9     18.1      16.3      16.3      16.1    6.0   5.3   5.3   5.2
                                                                                                                               
Puerto Rico............   1,267.7   1,285.5   1,274.5   1,268.0    202.1     193.4     188.2     180.4   15.9  15.0  14.8  14.2

   1 Metropolitan division.
   2 Metropolitan statistical area.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to the
Current Population Survey. Area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 10-02, dated December 1,
2009, and are available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following
month.



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