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Western - Labor Force Statistics

 
Civilian labor force in the West region, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
Area

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United States

156,478 160,211 160,558 160,988 4,510 2.9

West

(r)37,881.6 38,565.3 38,569.8 38,658.3 (r)776.6 (r)2.1

Alaska

(r)345.7 351.1 348.8 (p)351.1 (p)(r)5.4 (p)(r)1.6

Arizona

(r)3,545.1 3,580.6 3,587.2 (p)3,598.4 (p)(r)53.3 (p)(r)1.5

California

(r)18,590.9 18,942.7 18,920.6 (p)18,954.2 (p)(r)363.4 (p)(r)2.0

Colorado

(r)2,983.1 3,182.8 3,188.4 (p)3,197.3 (p)(r)214.2 (p)(r)7.2

Hawaii

(r)637.6 655.8 650.0 (p)649.8 (p)(r)12.2 (p)(r)1.9

Idaho

(r)876.5 899.9 899.4 (p)900.3 (p)(r)23.8 (p)(r)2.7

Montana

(r)543.6 531.3 531.5 (p)532.9 (p)(r)-10.7 (p)(r)-2.0

Nevada

(r)1,497.7 1,547.3 1,552.4 (p)1,559.8 (p)(r)62.2 (p)(r)4.2

New Mexico

(r)908.6 959.1 956.6 (p)955.1 (p)(r)46.5 (p)(r)5.1

Oregon

(r)2,049.5 2,152.2 2,156.7 (p)2,161.9 (p)(r)112.4 (p)(r)5.5

Utah

(r)1,624.1 1,630.6 1,632.0 (p)1,636.4 (p)(r)12.3 (p)(r)0.8

Washington

(r)3,988.4 3,837.0 3,850.7 (p)3,864.9 (p)(r)-123.5 (p)(r)-3.1

Wyoming

(r)291.0 295.4 295.6 (p)296.1 (p)(r)5.1 (p)(r)1.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployed in the West region, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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23,109 9,972 9,710 9,812 -13,297 -57.5

West

(r)5,814.8 2,817.3 2,763.7 2,753.3 (r)-3,061.5 (r)-52.7

Alaska

(r)40.7 23.3 23.4 (p)23.6 (p)(r)-17.1 (p)(r)-41.9

Arizona

(r)504.7 247.4 240.2 (p)239.5 (p)(r)-265.2 (p)(r)-52.5

California

(r)2,966.4 1,610.0 1,579.3 (p)1,576.1 (p)(r)-1,390.3 (p)(r)-46.9

Colorado

(r)361.8 204.7 205.2 (p)204.6 (p)(r)-157.2 (p)(r)-43.5

Hawaii

(r)139.6 60.6 59.1 (p)55.4 (p)(r)-84.3 (p)(r)-60.4

Idaho

(r)101.3 29.9 28.8 (p)28.2 (p)(r)-73.2 (p)(r)-72.2

Montana

(r)64.5 20.7 20.0 (p)19.6 (p)(r)-44.9 (p)(r)-69.6

Nevada

(r)442.2 130.6 125.9 (p)125.0 (p)(r)-317.3 (p)(r)-71.7

New Mexico

(r)90.7 79.7 79.0 (p)78.0 (p)(r)-12.7 (p)(r)-14.0

Oregon

(r)270.8 130.9 129.9 (p)129.3 (p)(r)-141.6 (p)(r)-52.3

Utah

(r)164.0 48.9 46.5 (p)45.1 (p)(r)-118.9 (p)(r)-72.5

Washington

(r)652.1 215.6 210.8 (p)213.1 (p)(r)-439.0 (p)(r)-67.3

Wyoming

(r)16.0 15.6 15.7 (p)15.9 (p)(r)-0.1 (p)(r)-0.7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in the West region, seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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United States

14.8 6.2 6.0 6.1 -8.7

West

(r)15.4 7.3 7.2 7.1 (r)-8.3

Alaska

(r)11.8 6.6 6.7 (p)6.7 (p)(r)-5.1

Arizona

(r)14.2 6.9 6.7 (p)6.7 (p)(r)-7.5

California

(r)16.0 8.5 8.3 (p)8.3 (p)(r)-7.7

Colorado

(r)12.1 6.4 6.4 (p)6.4 (p)(r)-5.7

Hawaii

(r)21.9 9.2 9.1 (p)8.5 (p)(r)-13.4

Idaho

(r)11.6 3.3 3.2 (p)3.1 (p)(r)-8.5

Montana

(r)11.9 3.9 3.8 (p)3.7 (p)(r)-8.2

Nevada

(r)29.5 8.4 8.1 (p)8.0 (p)(r)-21.5

New Mexico

(r)10.0 8.3 8.3 (p)8.2 (p)(r)-1.8

Oregon

(r)13.2 6.1 6.0 (p)6.0 (p)(r)-7.2

Utah

(r)10.1 3.0 2.9 (p)2.8 (p)(r)-7.3

Washington

(r)16.3 5.6 5.5 (p)5.5 (p)(r)-10.8

Wyoming

(r)5.5 5.3 5.3 (p)5.4 (p)(r)-0.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in West region states by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), not seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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Alaska

Anchorage

(1)12.8 6.8 7.1 (p)7.2 (p)(1)-5.6

Fairbanks

(1)10.0 4.9 5.8 (p)5.8 (p)(1)-4.2

Arizona

Flagstaff

(1)18.2 9.0 8.0 (p)7.5 (p)(1)-10.7

Lake Havasu City-Kingman

(1)20.3 7.8 7.1 (p)7.2 (p)(1)-13.1

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale

(1)13.5 6.7 6.1 (p)6.0 (p)(1)-7.5

Prescott

(1)15.9 6.1 5.5 (p)5.5 (p)(1)-10.4

Sierra Vista-Douglas

(1)11.8 6.5 5.9 (p)6.0 (p)(1)-5.8

Tucson

(1)13.9 7.3 6.6 (p)6.6 (p)(1)-7.3

Yuma

(1)25.0 11.8 11.3 (p)13.1 (p)(1)-11.9

California

Bakersfield, CA

(1)18.6 10.9 11.1 (p)10.7 (p)(1)-7.9

Chico

(1)15.9 7.7 7.4 (p)7.1 (p)(1)-8.8

El Centro

(1)28.6 16.0 15.7 (p)16.1 (p)(1)-12.5

Fresno

(1)17.1 10.1 9.9 (p)9.6 (p)(1)-7.5

Hanford-Corcoran

(1)16.9 10.7 10.5 (p)10.2 (p)(1)-6.7

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

(1)17.3 9.9 9.9 (p)9.9 (p)(1)-7.4

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine(2)

(1)14.4 6.7 6.3 (p)6.2 (p)(1)-8.2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(2)

(r)18.2 10.9 11.0 (p)11.0 (p)(r)-7.2

Madera

(1)17.4 9.6 9.5 (p)9.5 (p)(1)-7.9

Merced

(1)18.5 11.6 11.4 (p)10.9 (p)(1)-7.6

Modesto

(1)17.2 9.1 8.7 (p)8.6 (p)(1)-8.6

Napa

(1)17.8 7.1 6.5 (p)6.3 (p)(1)-11.5

Orange County(3)

(1)14.4 6.7 6.3 (p)6.2 (p)(1)-8.2

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura

(1)14.5 6.8 6.4 (p)6.2 (p)(1)-8.3

Redding

(1)15.7 7.8 7.5 (p)7.0 (p)(1)-8.7

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario

(1)15.2 8.1 7.7 (p)7.6 (p)(1)-7.6

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade

(1)14.4 7.1 6.8 (p)6.6 (p)(1)-7.8

Salinas

(1)19.1 11.1 10.5 (p)8.6 (p)(1)-10.5

San Diego-Carlsbad

(1)15.9 7.2 6.8 (p)6.7 (p)(1)-9.2

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

(1)13.7 6.2 5.9 (p)5.8 (p)(1)-7.9

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley(2)

(1)14.8 6.9 6.5 (p)6.4 (p)(1)-8.4

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco(2)

(1)12.5 5.5 5.2 (p)5.1 (p)(1)-7.4

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara

(1)12.4 5.4 5.1 (p)5.1 (p)(1)-7.3

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande

(1)14.8 6.3 5.8 (p)5.6 (p)(1)-9.2

San Rafael(2)

(1)12.1 5.0 4.7 (p)4.6 (p)(1)-7.5

Santa Cruz-Watsonville

(1)17.6 8.5 8.2 (p)7.7 (p)(1)-9.9

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara

(1)14.0 7.2 6.6 (p)6.0 (p)(1)-8.0

Santa Rosa

(1)15.4 6.3 5.9 (p)5.7 (p)(1)-9.7

Stockton-Lodi

(1)17.9 9.5 9.1 (p)9.0 (p)(1)-8.9

Vallejo-Fairfield

(1)15.7 8.1 7.7 (p)7.6 (p)(1)-8.1

Visalia-Porterville

(1)18.6 11.6 11.6 (p)11.0 (p)(1)-7.6

Yolo County(3)

(1)11.8 6.9 6.4 (p)6.0 (p)(1)-5.8

Yuba City

(1)17.2 10.3 10.0 (p)9.4 (p)(1)-7.8

Colorado

Boulder

(1)10.0 5.6 5.5 (p)5.3 (p)(1)-4.7

Colorado Springs

(1)12.6 7.0 6.7 (p)6.5 (p)(1)-6.1

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood

(1)12.4 6.7 6.7 (p)6.4 (p)(1)-6.0

Fort Collins

(1)11.4 6.0 5.8 (p)5.5 (p)(1)-5.9

Grand Junction

(1)12.8 7.6 7.2 (p)6.8 (p)(1)-6.0

Greeley

(1)10.0 7.0 6.8 (p)6.5 (p)(1)-3.5

Pueblo

(1)11.3 8.9 8.6 (p)8.6 (p)(1)-2.7

Hawaii

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina

(1)32.9 12.3 12.3 (p)11.5 (p)(1)-21.4

Urban Honolulu

(1)18.8 7.7 7.7 (p)7.2 (p)(1)-11.6

Idaho

Boise City

(1)12.2 4.3 3.8 (p)3.3 (p)(1)-8.9

Coeur d'Alene

(1)16.4 5.7 5.3 (p)3.9 (p)(1)-12.5

Idaho Falls

(1)8.0 3.7 3.2 (p)2.7 (p)(1)-5.3

Lewiston, ID-WA

(1)10.2 4.1 3.9 (p)3.4 (p)(1)-6.8

Logan, UT-ID

(1)6.0 2.7 2.1 (p)2.0 (p)(1)-4.0

Pocatello

(1)9.6 4.2 3.8 (p)3.2 (p)(1)-6.4

Montana

Billings

(1)11.3 4.7 4.1 (p)3.5 (p)(1)-7.8

Great Falls

(1)12.5 4.9 4.3 (p)3.7 (p)(1)-8.8

Missoula

(1)13.8 4.9 4.4 (p)3.8 (p)(1)-10.0

Nevada

Carson City

(1)20.9 5.4 5.2 (p)5.5 (p)(1)-15.4

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise

(1)33.3 9.2 8.8 (p)9.0 (p)(1)-24.3

Reno

(1)19.9 4.8 4.7 (p)4.9 (p)(1)-15.0

New Mexico

Albuquerque

(1)10.4 7.8 7.4 (p)7.2 (p)(1)-3.2

Farmington

(1)11.1 10.1 9.6 (p)8.9 (p)(1)-2.2

Las Cruces

(1)9.7 8.0 8.0 (p)7.7 (p)(1)-2.0

Santa Fe

(1)10.9 7.9 7.5 (p)7.2 (p)(1)-3.7

Oregon

Albany

(1)13.8 7.0 7.0 (p)6.6 (p)(1)-7.2

Bend-Redmond

(1)16.2 7.4 7.1 (p)6.3 (p)(1)-9.9

Corvallis

(1)9.4 5.0 5.0 (p)4.6 (p)(1)-4.8

Eugene

(1)14.1 6.9 6.9 (p)6.6 (p)(1)-7.5

Grants Pass

(1)13.7 7.4 7.7 (p)7.1 (p)(1)-6.6

Medford

(1)14.0 6.8 6.9 (p)6.4 (p)(1)-7.6

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA

(1)13.1 6.4 6.4 (p)6.1 (p)(1)-7.0

Salem

(1)11.5 6.4 6.3 (p)6.0 (p)(1)-5.5

Utah

Logan, UT-ID

(1)6.0 2.7 2.1 (p)2.0 (p)(1)-4.0

Ogden-Clearfield

(1)9.7 3.5 2.7 (p)2.6 (p)(1)-7.1

Provo-Orem

(1)7.7 3.1 2.4 (p)2.4 (p)(1)-5.3

Salt Lake City

(1)10.9 3.7 3.0 (p)2.9 (p)(1)-8.0

St. George

(1)12.1 3.9 3.0 (p)2.9 (p)(1)-9.2

Washington

Bellingham

(1)18.3 7.1 6.8 (p)6.9 (p)(1)-11.4

Bremerton-Silverdale

(1)14.9 6.0 5.9 (p)5.9 (p)(1)-9.0

Kennewick-Richland

(1)14.0 7.0 6.8 (p)6.7 (p)(1)-7.3

Lewiston, ID-WA

(1)10.2 4.1 3.9 (p)3.4 (p)(1)-6.8

Longview

(1)16.4 7.5 7.2 (p)7.3 (p)(1)-9.1

Mount Vernon-Anacortes

(1)19.6 7.6 7.2 (p)7.2 (p)(1)-12.4

Olympia-Tumwater

(1)16.4 6.0 6.0 (p)6.0 (p)(1)-10.4

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

(1)13.1 6.4 6.4 (p)6.1 (p)(1)-7.0

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

(1)16.7 5.9 6.0 (p)5.7 (p)(1)-11.0

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(2)

(r)16.2 5.6 5.7 (p)5.4 (p)(r)-10.8

Tacoma-Lakewood(2)

(1)18.6 7.1 6.9 (p)7.0 (p)(1)-11.6

Spokane-Spokane Valley

(1)16.4 7.0 6.5 (p)6.3 (p)(1)-10.1

Walla Walla

(1)12.5 6.0 5.5 (p)5.4 (p)(1)-7.1

Wenatchee

(1)16.1 7.1 6.7 (p)6.4 (p)(1)-9.7

Yakima

(1)14.8 8.6 8.1 (p)8.1 (p)(1)-6.7

Wyoming

Casper

(1)7.6 8.9 7.9 (p)7.4 (p)(1)-0.2

Cheyenne

(1)5.4 5.6 5.0 (p)4.6 (p)(1)-0.8

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 16, 2021.
(2) Metropolitan Division
(3) Counties and equivalents
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Nonfarm wage and salary employment in the West region States, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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United States

132,994 144,057 144,326 (p)144,909 (p)11,915 (p)9.0

Mountain Census Division

Arizona

2,745.4 2,889.5 2,896.0 (p)2,908.8 (p)163.4 (p)6.0

Colorado

2,519.8 2,673.9 2,691.3 (p)2,708.4 (p)188.6 (p)7.5

Idaho

718.8 784.3 784.6 (p)782.7 (p)63.9 (p)8.9

Montana

449.2 480.9 480.6 (p)479.9 (p)30.7 (p)6.8

Nevada

1,105.7 1,300.2 1,308.2 (p)1,318.4 (p)212.7 (p)19.2

New Mexico

757.7 791.9 789.2 (p)797.8 (p)40.1 (p)5.3

Utah

1,477.3 1,584.6 1,592.4 (p)1,594.4 (p)117.1 (p)7.9

Wyoming

262.1 274.3 275.6 (p)271.8 (p)9.7 (p)3.7

Pacific Census Division

Alaska

283.3 305.8 305.9 (p)304.6 (p)21.3 (p)7.5

California

15,132.7 16,146.4 16,248.4 (p)16,352.9 (p)1,220.2 (p)8.1

Hawaii

509.2 552.1 560.6 (p)564.6 (p)55.4 (p)10.9

Oregon

1,704.5 1,840.1 1,843.8 (p)1,850.7 (p)146.2 (p)8.6

Washington

3,098.2 3,328.5 3,341.7 (p)3,350.0 (p)251.8 (p)8.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Source: Current Employment Statistics - National - State and Metropolitan Area
The Current Employment Statistics (CES) Survey is a monthly survey of business establishments which provides estimates of employment, hours, and earnings data by industry for the nation as a whole, all States, and most major metropolitan areas since 1939. The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative program in which State employment security agencies prepare the data using concepts, definitions, and technical procedures prescribed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.