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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

161,471 163,960 164,746 164,689 3,218 2.0

West

38,714.6 39,448.9 39,475.4 39,421.3 706.7 1.8

Alaska

357.0 361.9 361.9 (p)360.7 (p)3.7 (p)1.0

Arizona

3,528.8 3,584.4 3,595.5 (p)3,607.2 (p)78.4 (p)2.2

California

19,006.8 19,323.1 19,348.0 (p)19,290.3 (p)283.5 (p)1.5

Colorado

3,164.4 3,250.3 3,257.9 (p)3,255.1 (p)90.8 (p)2.9

Hawaii

672.1 676.7 679.0 (p)677.0 (p)4.9 (p)0.7

Idaho

921.0 952.4 956.8 (p)959.7 (p)38.8 (p)4.2

Montana

552.7 565.9 567.2 (p)568.0 (p)15.3 (p)2.8

Nevada

1,491.0 1,521.1 1,527.1 (p)1,536.9 (p)45.9 (p)3.1

New Mexico

942.7 948.9 946.6 (p)943.7 (p)1.0 (p)0.1

Oregon

2,148.6 2,205.2 2,206.9 (p)2,203.1 (p)54.5 (p)2.5

Utah

1,689.2 1,732.5 1,735.5 (p)1,738.4 (p)49.2 (p)2.9

Washington

3,939.0 4,030.4 4,020.4 (p)4,012.3 (p)73.2 (p)1.9

Wyoming

289.7 290.1 289.6 (p)289.3 (p)-0.4 (p)-0.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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)
Area

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United States

7,666 5,670 6,014 5,753 -1,913 -25.0

West

2,110.8 1,453.4 1,477.1 1,441.8 -669.0 -31.7

Alaska

20.9 16.3 16.7 (p)16.0 (p)-4.9 (p)-23.5

Arizona

147.8 118.7 125.1 (p)133.5 (p)-14.3 (p)-9.7

California

1,218.1 754.6 783.8 (p)746.2 (p)-471.9 (p)-38.7

Colorado

149.9 107.5 111.9 (p)109.7 (p)-40.2 (p)-26.8

Hawaii

32.4 27.2 27.4 (p)23.8 (p)-8.7 (p)-26.7

Idaho

31.0 24.4 25.7 (p)26.9 (p)-4.0 (p)-13.1

Montana

17.6 15.1 15.9 (p)16.4 (p)-1.2 (p)-6.8

Nevada

83.8 67.1 66.5 (p)67.3 (p)-16.5 (p)-19.7

New Mexico

58.8 42.3 41.8 (p)40.0 (p)-18.7 (p)-31.9

Oregon

97.3 76.5 82.0 (p)84.2 (p)-13.1 (p)-13.5

Utah

41.4 35.2 35.5 (p)36.2 (p)-5.2 (p)-12.7

Washington

189.4 149.1 149.2 (p)150.2 (p)-39.3 (p)-20.7

Wyoming

12.1 8.8 9.1 (p)9.5 (p)-2.6 (p)-21.3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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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4.7 3.5 3.7 3.5 -1.2

West

5.5 3.7 3.7 3.7 -1.8

Alaska

5.9 4.5 4.6 (p)4.4 (p)-1.5

Arizona

4.2 3.3 3.5 (p)3.7 (p)-0.5

California

6.4 3.9 4.1 (p)3.9 (p)-2.5

Colorado

4.7 3.3 3.4 (p)3.4 (p)-1.3

Hawaii

4.8 4.0 4.0 (p)3.5 (p)-1.3

Idaho

3.4 2.6 2.7 (p)2.8 (p)-0.6

Montana

3.2 2.7 2.8 (p)2.9 (p)-0.3

Nevada

5.6 4.4 4.4 (p)4.4 (p)-1.2

New Mexico

6.2 4.5 4.4 (p)4.2 (p)-2.0

Oregon

4.5 3.5 3.7 (p)3.8 (p)-0.7

Utah

2.5 2.0 2.0 (p)2.1 (p)-0.4

Washington

4.8 3.7 3.7 (p)3.7 (p)-1.1

Wyoming

4.2 3.0 3.1 (p)3.3 (p)-0.9

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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)
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
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Alaska

Anchorage

4.9 3.9 3.2 (p)3.2 (p)-1.7

Fairbanks

4.2 3.6 2.9 (p)2.9 (p)-1.3

Arizona

Flagstaff

4.9 4.7 5.0 (p)4.6 (p)-0.3

Lake Havasu City-Kingman

4.9 4.5 4.9 (p)4.9 (p)0.0

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale

3.7 3.3 3.4 (p)3.5 (p)-0.2

Prescott

3.4 3.3 3.3 (p)3.6 (p)0.2

Sierra Vista-Douglas

4.3 4.3 4.4 (p)4.5 (p)0.2

Tucson

4.1 3.9 4.0 (p)4.1 (p)0.0

Yuma

14.4 18.1 20.8 (p)17.1 (p)2.7

California

Bakersfield, CA

8.4 6.6 6.7 (p)6.2 (p)-2.2

Chico

5.5 4.0 4.2 (p)3.7 (p)-1.8

El Centro

17.6 14.4 16.5 (p)16.0 (p)-1.6

Fresno

7.6 5.7 5.9 (p)5.4 (p)-2.2

Hanford-Corcoran

7.8 6.2 6.3 (p)5.8 (p)-2.0

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

7.0 4.5 4.5 (p)4.0 (p)-3.0

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine(1)

5.0 2.8 3.0 (p)2.7 (p)-2.3

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale(1)

7.6 5.0 4.9 (p)4.5 (p)-3.1

Madera

7.1 5.6 5.6 (p)5.2 (p)-1.9

Merced

8.0 6.7 6.8 (p)6.0 (p)-2.0

Modesto

6.9 5.0 5.2 (p)4.8 (p)-2.1

Napa

4.5 2.6 2.9 (p)2.6 (p)-1.9

Orange County(2)

5.0 2.8 3.0 (p)2.7 (p)-2.3

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura

5.2 3.2 3.5 (p)3.3 (p)-1.9

Redding

5.6 3.9 4.2 (p)3.8 (p)-1.8

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario

6.4 4.0 4.3 (p)3.9 (p)-2.5

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade

5.4 3.3 3.6 (p)3.3 (p)-2.1

Salinas

5.5 4.3 4.4 (p)4.0 (p)-1.5

San Diego-Carlsbad

5.4 3.1 3.4 (p)3.1 (p)-2.3

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

4.6 2.6 2.8 (p)2.5 (p)-2.1

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley(1)

5.2 3.0 3.2 (p)3.0 (p)-2.2

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco(1)

3.9 2.1 2.3 (p)2.0 (p)-1.9

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara

3.9 2.2 2.4 (p)2.2 (p)-1.7

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande

4.2 2.5 2.8 (p)2.5 (p)-1.7

San Rafael(1)

3.6 2.2 2.4 (p)2.2 (p)-1.4

Santa Cruz-Watsonville

5.1 3.7 3.8 (p)3.4 (p)-1.7

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara

4.5 2.8 2.9 (p)2.7 (p)-1.8

Santa Rosa

4.4 2.6 2.8 (p)2.5 (p)-1.9

Stockton-Lodi

7.3 5.0 5.2 (p)4.9 (p)-2.4

Vallejo-Fairfield

6.3 3.9 4.2 (p)3.8 (p)-2.5

Visalia-Porterville

9.1 7.6 8.0 (p)7.5 (p)-1.6

Yolo County(2)

4.6 3.2 3.4 (p)3.1 (p)-1.5

Yuba City

7.0 5.3 5.5 (p)5.1 (p)-1.9

Colorado

Boulder

3.5 2.9 2.6 (p)2.5 (p)-1.0

Colorado Springs

4.8 3.9 3.6 (p)3.5 (p)-1.3

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood

4.7 3.5 3.3 (p)3.2 (p)-1.5

Fort Collins

3.8 3.0 2.8 (p)2.7 (p)-1.1

Grand Junction

4.7 3.9 3.6 (p)3.4 (p)-1.3

Greeley

4.9 3.8 3.6 (p)3.4 (p)-1.5

Pueblo

7.1 5.6 5.4 (p)5.1 (p)-2.0

Hawaii

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina

6.3 4.2 3.9 (p)3.7 (p)-2.6

Urban Honolulu

5.0 3.5 3.4 (p)3.3 (p)-1.7

Idaho

Boise City

2.8 2.6 2.7 (p)2.5 (p)-0.3

Coeur d'Alene

3.3 2.8 3.0 (p)2.9 (p)-0.4

Idaho Falls

2.3 2.2 2.3 (p)2.2 (p)-0.1

Lewiston, ID-WA

2.9 2.6 2.9 (p)2.6 (p)-0.3

Logan, UT-ID

1.5 1.7 1.9 (p)1.6 (p)0.1

Pocatello

2.8 2.7 2.9 (p)2.7 (p)-0.1

Montana

Billings

2.3 2.6 2.5 (p)2.2 (p)-0.1

Great Falls

2.4 2.8 2.7 (p)2.4 (p)0.0

Missoula

2.4 2.5 2.5 (p)2.2 (p)-0.2

Nevada

Carson City

3.6 3.6 3.8 (p)3.4 (p)-0.2

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise

6.6 5.6 5.7 (p)5.3 (p)-1.3

Reno

3.2 3.2 3.5 (p)3.1 (p)-0.1

New Mexico

Albuquerque

5.8 4.3 4.1 (p)4.2 (p)-1.6

Farmington

7.2 5.6 5.3 (p)5.2 (p)-2.0

Las Cruces

6.0 5.0 4.6 (p)4.7 (p)-1.3

Santa Fe

5.5 4.1 3.9 (p)3.9 (p)-1.6

Oregon

Albany

4.7 4.4 4.8 (p)4.5 (p)-0.2

Bend-Redmond

4.0 3.7 4.0 (p)3.9 (p)-0.1

Corvallis

3.3 3.5 3.7 (p)3.5 (p)0.2

Eugene

4.6 4.4 4.8 (p)4.5 (p)-0.1

Grants Pass

5.1 5.3 5.7 (p)5.2 (p)0.1

Medford

4.4 4.5 4.8 (p)4.4 (p)0.0

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA

4.3 3.6 4.0 (p)3.7 (p)-0.6

Salem

4.1 4.0 4.4 (p)4.1 (p)0.0

Utah

Logan, UT-ID

1.5 1.7 1.9 (p)1.6 (p)0.1

Ogden-Clearfield

2.0 1.9 2.1 (p)1.8 (p)-0.2

Provo-Orem

1.8 1.8 1.9 (p)1.7 (p)-0.1

Salt Lake City

2.2 2.1 2.1 (p)1.9 (p)-0.3

St. George

2.2 2.2 2.3 (p)2.0 (p)-0.2

Washington

Bellingham

5.2 3.9 4.7 (p)4.0 (p)-1.2

Bremerton-Silverdale

4.4 3.5 4.2 (p)3.6 (p)-0.8

Kennewick-Richland

5.0 4.0 4.7 (p)4.0 (p)-1.0

Lewiston, ID-WA

2.9 2.6 2.9 (p)2.6 (p)-0.3

Longview

5.7 4.5 5.3 (p)4.7 (p)-1.0

Mount Vernon-Anacortes

5.4 4.2 4.8 (p)4.1 (p)-1.3

Olympia-Tumwater

4.5 3.7 4.4 (p)3.8 (p)-0.7

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

4.3 3.6 4.0 (p)3.7 (p)-0.6

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

4.3 3.2 3.5 (p)3.3 (p)-1.0

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett(1)

4.0 3.0 3.1 (p)3.0 (p)-1.0

Tacoma-Lakewood(1)

5.4 4.2 4.9 (p)4.3 (p)-1.1

Spokane-Spokane Valley

4.7 3.7 4.4 (p)3.8 (p)-0.9

Walla Walla

3.9 3.4 4.0 (p)3.4 (p)-0.5

Wenatchee

4.1 3.1 4.4 (p)3.3 (p)-0.8

Yakima

5.2 4.5 5.6 (p)4.4 (p)-0.8

Wyoming

Casper

4.7 3.6 3.9 (p)3.7 (p)-1.0

Cheyenne

3.2 2.9 3.0 (p)3.1 (p)-0.1

Footnotes
(1) Metropolitan Division
(2) Counties and equivalents
(p) Preliminary

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

146,904 151,903 152,440 152,732 5,828 4.0

Mountain Census Division

Arizona

2,981.1 3,060.3 3,086.3 (p)3,090.5 (p)109.4 (p)3.7

Colorado

2,766.7 2,860.7 2,862.6 (p)2,875.0 (p)108.3 (p)3.9

Idaho

801.6 818.7 822.4 (p)822.6 (p)21.0 (p)2.6

Montana

494.8 508.1 506.8 (p)506.3 (p)11.5 (p)2.3

Nevada

1,390.9 1,454.5 1,463.4 (p)1,460.8 (p)69.9 (p)5.0

New Mexico

823.1 846.8 850.8 (p)851.7 (p)28.6 (p)3.5

Utah

1,625.3 1,665.9 1,673.6 (p)1,678.9 (p)53.6 (p)3.3

Wyoming

277.9 282.7 284.6 (p)285.3 (p)7.4 (p)2.7

Pacific Census Division

Alaska

309.3 310.4 312.7 (p)317.1 (p)7.8 (p)2.5

California

16,967.5 17,533.3 17,624.7 (p)17,644.6 (p)677.1 (p)4.0

Hawaii

597.5 604.6 611.1 (p)610.5 (p)13.0 (p)2.2

Oregon

1,897.6 1,956.0 1,969.0 (p)1,978.3 (p)80.7 (p)4.3

Washington

3,386.5 3,497.3 3,507.5 (p)3,523.6 (p)137.1 (p)4.0

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.