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Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state, selected metropolitan area, and metropolitan division (1)

LABOR FORCE DATA                                                                                                          LABOR FORCE DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED                                                                                            NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 2. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state, selected metropolitan area, and metropolitan division (1)

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                        Unemployed                        
                                                                                                                                          
                                                   Civilian labor force                                                                   
                                                                                                                                          
        State, area, and division                                                             Number                Percent of labor force
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
                                                  July             August             July             August          July       August  
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
                                             2011     2012     2011     2012p    2011     2012     2011     2012p   2011  2012  2011 2012p
                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                          
California................................ 18,436.4 18,482.8 18,449.4 18,405.7  2,264.5  2,011.3  2,199.3  1,915.9  12.3  10.9  11.9  10.4
  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana........  6,539.8  6,475.5  6,528.3  6,432.3    799.3    705.7    779.2    662.8  12.2  10.9  11.9  10.3
     Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale......  4,926.1  4,847.3  4,924.0  4,818.6    651.3    576.6    635.1    539.1  13.2  11.9  12.9  11.2
     Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine.............  1,613.7  1,628.2  1,604.3  1,613.7    148.0    129.1    144.1    123.7   9.2   7.9   9.0   7.7
  San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont...........  2,263.1  2,313.6  2,271.6  2,305.3    224.1    196.9    219.2    190.0   9.9   8.5   9.6   8.2
     Oakland-Fremont-Hayward..............  1,283.6  1,304.0  1,286.0  1,298.7    140.2    123.3    136.8    119.4  10.9   9.5  10.6   9.2
     San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City.    979.6  1,009.6    985.6  1,006.6     83.9     73.6     82.3     70.6   8.6   7.3   8.4   7.0
                                                                                                                                          
District of Columbia......................    350.1    360.7    344.4    357.7     38.1     32.7     35.9     31.6  10.9   9.1  10.4   8.8
  Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (2).....  3,210.4  3,259.3  3,179.9  3,216.6    193.7    183.2    190.2    176.2   6.0   5.6   6.0   5.5
     Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick (3).....    659.7    670.6    653.9    658.8     36.8     35.8     35.9     35.3   5.6   5.3   5.5   5.4
     Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (2)..  2,550.7  2,588.7  2,526.0  2,557.8    156.9    147.4    154.3    141.0   6.2   5.7   6.1   5.5
                                                                                                                                          
Florida...................................  9,306.0  9,357.8  9,308.7  9,311.0  1,025.8    876.6  1,013.6    834.1  11.0   9.4  10.9   9.0
  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach.....  2,888.1  2,929.0  2,895.6  2,904.6    314.7    273.2    311.2    258.6  10.9   9.3  10.7   8.9
     Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-                                                                                                       
       Deerfield Beach....................    998.9  1,002.7    999.9    995.3     97.2     81.6     95.3     77.7   9.7   8.1   9.5   7.8
     Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall............  1,268.1  1,303.7  1,270.9  1,292.3    145.7    130.3    145.3    121.9  11.5  10.0  11.4   9.4
     West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-                                                                                                          
       Boynton Beach......................    621.1    622.6    624.9    617.0     71.7     61.3     70.6     59.0  11.5   9.8  11.3   9.6
                                                                                                                                          
Illinois..................................  6,641.6  6,667.6  6,606.9  6,579.2    688.5    617.5    678.1    587.5  10.4   9.3  10.3   8.9
  Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (2)...........  4,903.3  4,931.0  4,865.0  4,868.6    519.0    450.8    503.5    426.8  10.6   9.1  10.4   8.8
     Chicago-Joliet-Naperville............  4,116.3  4,152.0  4,084.1  4,100.2    445.5    380.7    429.0    359.3  10.8   9.2  10.5   8.8
     Gary (3).............................    332.6    325.5    330.9    322.2     31.5     29.5     32.3     28.4   9.5   9.1   9.8   8.8
     Lake County-Kenosha County (2).......    454.5    453.4    450.0    446.2     42.1     40.6     42.3     39.1   9.3   9.0   9.4   8.8
                                                                                                                                          
Massachusetts.............................  3,490.3  3,489.6  3,491.6  3,493.7    263.4    228.7    250.3    222.6   7.5   6.6   7.2   6.4
  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (2).............  2,536.8  2,547.2  2,536.4  2,548.8    176.2    154.5    167.0    149.7   6.9   6.1   6.6   5.9
     Boston-Cambridge-Quincy..............  1,536.9  1,549.5  1,535.9  1,550.6    101.9     86.8     94.9     83.0   6.6   5.6   6.2   5.4
     Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton..........    126.8    126.4    126.9    126.8     11.4      9.7     10.7      9.3   9.0   7.7   8.5   7.3
     Framingham...........................    149.2    149.9    149.3    150.2      8.7      7.5      8.2      7.3   5.8   5.0   5.5   4.9
     Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury (2).    124.5    124.6    124.8    124.5      8.6      8.1      8.4      8.1   6.9   6.5   6.7   6.5
     Lawrence-Methuen-Salem (2)...........     73.5     72.3     73.6     72.7      8.5      7.9      8.4      8.2  11.6  10.9  11.5  11.2
     Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford (2)......    155.8    155.2    155.4    155.3     12.4     10.9     11.9     10.6   7.9   7.0   7.6   6.8
     Nashua (2)...........................    176.2    174.7    175.9    173.5     10.2     10.6     10.3     10.6   5.8   6.1   5.9   6.1
     Peabody..............................    130.7    132.4    131.2    132.8      9.5      8.6      9.1      8.4   7.3   6.5   6.9   6.3
     Taunton-Norton-Raynham...............     63.3     62.2     63.4     62.4      5.2      4.5      5.0      4.3   8.2   7.2   7.9   7.0
                                                                                                                                          
Michigan..................................  4,734.9  4,746.7  4,700.4  4,701.3    545.4    488.5    485.1    433.5  11.5  10.3  10.3   9.2
  Detroit-Warren-Livonia..................  2,057.9  2,036.4  2,045.9  2,026.7    272.0    243.1    242.6    221.7  13.2  11.9  11.9  10.9
     Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn.............    839.6    823.5    831.6    820.3    122.8    110.6    109.4    101.3  14.6  13.4  13.2  12.4
     Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills.........  1,218.3  1,212.8  1,214.2  1,206.5    149.2    132.6    133.2    120.4  12.2  10.9  11.0  10.0
                                                                                                                                          
New York..................................  9,608.6  9,730.4  9,582.8  9,617.2    799.9    887.3    774.9    845.4   8.3   9.1   8.1   8.8
  New York-Northern New Jersey-                                                                                                           
       Long Island (2)....................  9,534.1  9,651.8  9,494.4  9,526.5    850.9    920.9    817.2    869.7   8.9   9.5   8.6   9.1
     Edison-New Brunswick (3).............  1,230.4  1,237.7  1,223.8  1,223.7    112.3    117.6    104.3    109.6   9.1   9.5   8.5   9.0
     Nassau-Suffolk.......................  1,487.9  1,503.8  1,478.2  1,480.3    107.3    119.4    103.3    116.0   7.2   7.9   7.0   7.8
     New York-White Plains-Wayne (2)......  5,705.3  5,787.3  5,690.8  5,716.1    522.4    572.7    508.2    540.2   9.2   9.9   8.9   9.5
     Newark-Union (3).....................  1,110.5  1,123.0  1,101.6  1,106.4    108.9    111.1    101.4    104.0   9.8   9.9   9.2   9.4
                                                                                                                                          
Pennsylvania..............................  6,445.1  6,590.6  6,434.4  6,541.3    535.6    550.7    527.8    537.8   8.3   8.4   8.2   8.2
  Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (2)......  2,988.5  3,028.1  2,983.5  3,008.0    273.2    279.2    266.4    271.5   9.1   9.2   8.9   9.0
     Camden (3)...........................    669.2    679.0    667.1    669.0     70.1     72.4     65.8     69.1  10.5  10.7   9.9  10.3
     Philadelphia.........................  1,967.3  1,995.5  1,965.1  1,988.4    173.6    178.6    171.9    175.2   8.8   8.9   8.7   8.8
     Wilmington (3).......................    352.0    353.6    351.2    350.6     29.5     28.2     28.6     27.1   8.4   8.0   8.1   7.7
                                                                                                                                          
Texas..................................... 12,498.0 12,728.0 12,479.7 12,625.9  1,059.9    959.3  1,026.9    887.7   8.5   7.5   8.2   7.0
  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington.............  3,300.3  3,354.3  3,295.8  3,337.2    273.6    247.4    265.9    231.2   8.3   7.4   8.1   6.9
     Dallas-Plano-Irving..................  2,201.1  2,236.5  2,199.7  2,224.5    182.9    166.0    177.9    154.8   8.3   7.4   8.1   7.0
     Fort Worth-Arlington.................  1,099.3  1,117.9  1,096.1  1,112.7     90.7     81.4     87.9     76.4   8.3   7.3   8.0   6.9
                                                                                                                                          
Washington................................  3,492.7  3,531.7  3,487.2  3,482.4    314.6    296.6    312.1    295.0   9.0   8.4   9.0   8.5
  Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue.................  1,873.1  1,903.9  1,868.3  1,879.8    166.0    157.1    157.1    150.1   8.9   8.2   8.4   8.0
     Seattle-Bellevue-Everett.............  1,495.8  1,518.3  1,487.7  1,493.9    129.6    123.1    119.1    114.0   8.7   8.1   8.0   7.6
     Tacoma...............................    377.3    385.6    380.6    385.9     36.5     33.9     38.0     36.1   9.7   8.8  10.0   9.4

   1 These 11 areas contain all of the 34 metropolitan divisions. 
   2 Part of the area (or division) is in one or more adjacent states.
   3 All of the division is in one or more adjacent states.
   p = preliminary. 
   NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. 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. Areas in the six New England states are Metropolitan New England City
and Town Areas (NECTAs), while areas in other states are county-based. Some metropolitan areas lie in two or more states. They are listed
under the state that corresponds to the first city in their title. Metropolitan divisions are listed under their metropolitan areas. Some
divisions lie in more than one state, and some, like Camden, N.J., are totally outside the states under which their metropolitan areas are
listed. Three sets of metropolitan areas and divisions have similar or identical titles. For Washington-Arlington-Alexandria,
D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va., the metropolitan area and division titles are identical. For the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass.-N.H., and
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, Ill.-Ind.-Wis., metropolitan areas, the division titles are similar but include only Massachusetts and
Illinois, respectively. Data for 2011 have been revised to incorporate updated inputs and adjustment to new state controls. Estimates for
the latest month are subject to revision the following month.



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