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(EST) Tuesday, November 22, 2011

USDL-11-1672

Technical information:
Employment:
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Unemployment:
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REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT OCTOBER 2011


Regional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed or slightly lower in October.
Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rate decreases, five states posted
rate increases, and nine states had no rate change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Forty states registered unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, eight states and the District of
Columbia had increases, and two states experienced no change. The national jobless rate was little
changed at 9.0 percent, but was 0.7 percentage point lower than a year earlier.
In October, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 39 states and the District of Columbia, and
decreased in 11 states. The largest over-the-month increases in employment occurred in Illinois
(+30,000) and California (+25,700). The largest over-the-month decrease in employment occurred in
Wisconsin (-9,700), followed by New York (-8,300) and Minnesota (-6,100). Delaware experienced the
largest over-the-month percentage increase in employment (+1.0 percent), followed by North Dakota
(+0.7 percent) and Oklahoma (+0.6 percent). Wisconsin experienced the largest over-the-month
percentage decline in employment (-0.4 percent), followed by Maine, Rhode Island, and Wyoming
(-0.3 percent each). Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in 45 states and the District of
Columbia, and decreased in 5 states. The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North
Dakota (+4.9 percent), followed by Oklahoma (+3.1 percent) and Utah (+2.6 percent). The largest overthe-year percentage decreases in employment occurred in Georgia (-0.9 percent) and Indiana
(-0.4 percent).
Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)
The West continued to record the highest regional unemployment rate in October, 10.3 percent, while
the Northeast again reported the lowest rate, 8.1 percent. Over the month, the South and West registered
statistically significant jobless rate changes (-0.1 percentage point each). Two regions had significant
rate changes from a year earlier, both decreases: the West (-0.7 percentage point) and Midwest
(-0.5 point). (See table 1.)
Among the nine geographic divisions, the Pacific continued to report the highest jobless rate, 10.9
percent in October. The West North Central again registered the lowest rate, 6.6 percent. Three divisions
experienced statistically significant unemployment rate changes over the month: the Pacific, South
Atlantic, and West North Central (-0.2 percentage point each). Over the year, five divisions recorded

significant rate decreases, the largest of which was in the Mountain (-0.9 percentage point). No division
had a statistically significant unemployment rate increase from October 2010.
State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)
Nevada continued to record the highest unemployment rate among the states, 13.4 percent in October.
California posted the next highest rate, 11.7 percent. North Dakota registered the lowest jobless rate,
3.5 percent, followed by Nebraska, 4.2 percent. In total, 26 states reported jobless rates significantly
lower than the U.S. figure of 9.0 percent, 10 states and the District of Columbia had measurably higher
rates, and 14 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation. (See tables A
and 3 and chart 1.)
Twelve states experienced statistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate declines in
October. The largest of these were in Alabama, Michigan, and Minnesota (-0.5 percentage point each),
followed by South Carolina and Utah (-0.4 point each). Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia
recorded jobless rates that were not measurably different from those of a month earlier, though some had
changes that were at least as large numerically as the significant changes. (See table B.)
New Mexico registered the largest jobless rate decrease from October 2010 (-2.0 percentage points).
Four additional states reported smaller but also statistically significant decreases over the year: Florida
(-1.5 percentage points), Oregon (-1.1 points), Massachusetts (-1.0 point), and California (-0.8 point).
The District of Columbia posted the only significant rate increase from a year earlier (+1.3 percentage
points). Forty-five states recorded unemployment rates that were not appreciably different from those of
a year earlier.
Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)
In October, 14 states recorded statistically significant changes in employment, 13 of which were
increases. The largest over-the-month statistically significant job gains occurred in Illinois (+30,000),
California (+25,700), Virginia (+14,000), and Pennsylvania (+13,800). The only state with an
over-the-month statistically significant decline in employment was Wisconsin (-9,700). (See tables C
and 5.)
Over the year, 23 states experienced statistically significant changes in employment, 22 of which were
increases. The largest increase occurred in California (+239,100), followed by Texas (+231,600) and
Florida (+93,900). The only state with an over-the-year statistically significant decrease in employment
was Georgia (-33,300). (See table D and chart 2.)
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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for October is scheduled to
be released on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. (EST). The Regional and State
Employment and Unemployment news release for November is scheduled to be released on
Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. (EST).

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Table A. States with unemployment rates significantly different from that


of the U.S., October 2011, seasonally adjusted
Rate p

State
United States 1

9.0

Alaska ............................................................
California .........................................................
Colorado .........................................................
Delaware .........................................................
District of Columbia ..........................................
Florida ............................................................
Georgia ...........................................................
Hawaii .............................................................
Illinois .............................................................
Iowa ................................................................

7.4
11.7
8.1
7.9
11.0
10.3
10.2
6.5
10.1
6.0

Kansas ...........................................................
Louisiana ........................................................
Maine .............................................................
Maryland .........................................................
Massachusetts ................................................
Michigan .........................................................
Minnesota .......................................................
Mississippi ......................................................
Montana ..........................................................
Nebraska ........................................................

6.7
7.0
7.3
7.2
7.3
10.6
6.4
10.6
7.6
4.2

Nevada ............................................................
New Hampshire ...............................................
New Mexico ....................................................
New York ........................................................
North Carolina ..................................................
North Dakota ...................................................
Oklahoma .......................................................
Pennsylvania ...................................................
Rhode Island ...................................................
South Carolina .................................................

13.4
5.3
6.6
7.9
10.4
3.5
6.1
8.1
10.4
10.5

South Dakota ..................................................


Texas .............................................................
Utah ...............................................................
Vermont ..........................................................
Virginia ...........................................................
Wisconsin .......................................................
Wyoming ........................................................

4.5
8.4
7.0
5.6
6.4
7.7
5.7

1
p

Data are not preliminary.


= preliminary.

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Table B. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes from September 2011
to October 2011, seasonally adjusted
State
Alabama ....................................
California ...................................
Florida .......................................
Idaho .........................................
Maryland ...................................
Michigan ....................................
Minnesota ..................................
Pennsylvania ..............................
South Carolina ...........................
Tennessee .................................
Utah ..........................................
Vermont ....................................
p

Rate
September 2011

October 2011

9.8
11.9
10.6
9.0
7.4
11.1
6.9
8.3
10.9
9.8
7.4
5.8

9.3
11.7
10.3
8.8
7.2
10.6
6.4
8.1
10.5
9.6
7.0
5.6

Over-the-month
rate change p
-0.5
-.2
-.3
-.2
-.2
-.5
-.5
-.2
-.4
-.2
-.4
-.2

= preliminary.

Table C. States with statistically significant employment changes from September 2011 to
October 2011, seasonally adjusted
State

September
2011

October
2011 p

Over-the-month
change p

California ...................................
Colorado ....................................
Connecticut ...............................
Delaware ...................................
Illinois ........................................
Massachusetts ..........................
Mississippi ................................
North Dakota ..............................
Oklahoma ..................................
Pennsylvania ..............................

14,125,900
2,245,900
1,621,100
409,900
5,658,600
3,228,500
1,097,900
396,400
1,564,300
5,677,100

14,151,600
2,254,700
1,627,600
413,900
5,688,600
3,239,300
1,102,400
399,000
1,573,400
5,690,900

25,700
8,800
6,500
4,000
30,000
10,800
4,500
2,600
9,100
13,800

Tennessee .................................
Virginia ......................................
Washington ...............................
Wisconsin .................................

2,639,000
3,644,400
2,812,800
2,757,200

2,647,400
3,658,400
2,824,500
2,747,500

8,400
14,000
11,700
-9,700

= preliminary.

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Table D. States with statistically significant employment changes from October 2010 to
October 2011, seasonally adjusted
October
2010

October
2011 p

Arizona ......................................
California ...................................
Colorado ....................................
Florida .......................................
Georgia .....................................
Illinois ........................................
Louisiana ...................................
Massachusetts ..........................
Michigan ....................................
Montana ....................................

2,375,200
13,912,500
2,222,000
7,174,500
3,833,400
5,628,100
1,889,300
3,189,300
3,876,900
428,400

2,420,200
14,151,600
2,254,700
7,268,400
3,800,100
5,688,600
1,933,500
3,239,300
3,925,800
436,700

45,000
239,100
32,700
93,900
-33,300
60,500
44,200
50,000
48,900
8,300

Nebraska ...................................
New York ...................................
North Dakota ..............................
Ohio ..........................................
Oklahoma ..................................
Oregon ......................................
Pennsylvania ..............................
Tennessee .................................
Texas ........................................
Utah ..........................................

943,800
8,576,300
380,500
5,045,800
1,526,800
1,602,100
5,636,400
2,623,300
10,384,900
1,187,000

962,700
8,637,800
399,000
5,108,900
1,573,400
1,626,400
5,690,900
2,647,400
10,616,500
1,218,100

18,900
61,500
18,500
63,100
46,600
24,300
54,500
24,100
231,600
31,100

Vermont ....................................
Washington ...............................
Wyoming ...................................

298,400
2,782,200
284,300

303,500
2,824,500
289,200

5,100
42,300
4,900

State

= preliminary.

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Over-the-year
change p

Technical Note
This release presents labor force and unemployment
data for census regions and divisions, states, and selected
substate areas from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics
(LAUS) program (tables 1 to 4). Also presented are nonfarm
payroll employment estimates by state and major industry
sector from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program (tables 5 and 6). The LAUS and CES programs are both
federal-state cooperative endeavors.

Labor force and unemploymentfrom the LAUS


program
Definitions. The labor force and unemployment data are
based on the same concepts and definitions as those used for
the official national estimates obtained from the Current
Population Survey (CPS), a sample survey of households that
is conducted for the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) by the
U.S. Census Bureau. The LAUS program measures
employment and unemployment on a place-of-residence
basis. The universe for each is the civilian noninstitutional
population 16 years of age and over. Employed persons are
those who did any work at all for pay or profit in the
reference week (the week including the 12th of the month) or
worked 15 hours or more without pay in a family business or
farm, plus those not working who had a job from which they
were temporarily absent, whether or not paid, for such
reasons as labor-management dispute, illness, or vacation.
Unemployed persons are those who were not employed
during the reference week (based on the definition above),
had actively looked for a job sometime in the 4-week period
ending with the reference week, and were currently available
for work; persons on layoff expecting recall need not be
looking for work to be counted as unemployed. The labor
force is the sum of employed and unemployed persons. The
unemployment rate is the number of unemployed as a percent
of the labor force.
Method of estimation. Estimates for 48 of the 50
states, the District of Columbia, the Los Angeles-Long
Beach-Glendale metropolitan division, New York City, and
the balances of California and New York State are produced
using estimating equations based on regression techniques.
This method, which underwent substantial enhancement at
the beginning of 2005, utilizes data from several sources,
including the CPS, the CES, and state unemployment
insurance (UI) programs. Estimates for the state of California
are derived by summing the estimates for the Los AngelesLong Beach-Glendale metropolitan division and the balance
of California. Similarly, estimates for New York State are
derived by summing the estimates for New York City and the
balance of New York State. Estimates for all nine census
divisions and the five additional substate areas contained in
this release (the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor and DetroitWarren-Livonia metropolitan areas and the Chicago-JolietNaperville, Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, and SeattleBellevue-Everett metropolitan divisions) and their respective

balances of state are based on a similar regression approach


that does not incorporate CES or UI data. Estimates for
census regions are obtained by summing the model-based
estimates for the component divisions and then calculating
the unemployment rate. Each month, census division estimates are controlled to national totals; state estimates are then
controlled to their respective division totals. Substate and
balance-of-state estimates for the five areas noted above are
controlled to their respective state totals. Estimates for Puerto
Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to
the CPS. A detailed description of the estimation procedures
is available from BLS upon request.
Annual revisions. Labor force and unemployment data
for prior years reflect adjustments made at the end of each
year. The adjusted estimates reflect updated population data
from the U.S. Census Bureau, any revisions in the other data
sources, and model reestimation. In most years, historical
data for the most recent five years (both seasonally adjusted
and not seasonally adjusted) are revised near the beginning of
each calendar year, prior to the release of January estimates.
Seasonal adjustment. The LAUS program introduced
smoothed seasonally adjusted (SSA) estimates in January
2010. These are seasonally adjusted data that have
incorporated a long-run trend smoothing procedure, resulting
in estimates that are less volatile than those previously
produced. The estimates are smoothed using a Henderson
Trend Filter (H13). The H13 uses a filtering procedure, based
on moving averages, to remove the irregular fluctuations
from the seasonally adjusted series, leaving the trend. The
same process is used on both historical and current year
estimates. For more information about the smoothing technique, see the BLS Web site at www.bls.gov/lau/lassaqa.htm.
Area definitions. The substate area data published in
this release reflect the standards and definitions established
by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on December
1, 2009. A detailed list of the geographic definitions is available
on the Internet at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.

Employmentfrom the CES program


Definitions. Employment data refer to persons on
establishment payrolls who receive pay for any part of the
pay period that includes the 12th of the month. Persons are
counted at their place of work rather than at their place of
residence; those appearing on more than one payroll are
counted on each payroll. Industries are classified on the basis
of their principal activity in accordance with the 2007 version
of the North American Industry Classification System.
Method of estimation. The employment data are
estimated using a link relative technique in which a ratio
(link relative) of current-month employment to that of the
previous month is computed from a sample of establishments

reporting for both months. The estimates of employment for


the current month are obtained by multiplying the estimates
for the previous month by these ratios. Small-domain models
are used as the official estimators for the approximately 39
percent of CES published series which have insufficient
sample for direct sample-based estimates.
Annual revisions. Employment estimates are adjusted
annually to a complete count of jobs, called benchmarks,
derived principally from tax reports that are submitted by
employers who are covered under state unemployment
insurance (UI) laws. The benchmark information is used to
adjust the monthly estimates between the new benchmark and
the preceding one and also to establish the level of
employment for the new benchmark month. Thus, the
benchmarking process establishes the level of employment,
and the sample is used to measure the month-to-month
changes in the level for the subsequent months.
Seasonal adjustment. Payroll employment data are
seasonally adjusted at the statewide supersector level. In
some states, the seasonally adjusted payroll employment total
is computed by aggregating the independently adjusted supersector series. In other states, the seasonally adjusted payroll
employment total is independently adjusted. Revisions of
historical data for the most recent 5 years are made once a
year, coincident with annual benchmark adjustments.
Caution on aggregating state data. State estimation
procedures are designed to produce accurate data for each
individual state. BLS independently develops a national
employment series; state estimates are not forced to sum to
national totals. Because each state series is subject to larger
sampling and nonsampling errors than the national series,
summing them cumulates individual state level errors and can
cause significant distortions at an aggregate level. Due to
these statistical limitations, BLS does not compile a "sum-ofstates" employment series, and cautions users that such a
series is subject to a relatively large and volatile error
structure.

Reliability of the estimates


The estimates presented in this release are based on
sample surveys, administrative data, and modeling and, thus,
are subject to sampling and other types of errors. Sampling
error is a measure of sampling variabilitythat is, variation
that occurs by chance because a sample rather than the entire
population is surveyed. Survey data also are subject to
nonsampling errors, such as those which can be introduced
into the data collection and processing operations. Estimates
not directly derived from sample surveys are subject to
additional errors resulting from the specific estimation
processes used. The sums of individual items may not always
equal the totals shown in the same tables because of
rounding. Unemployment rates are computed from unrounded data and thus may differ slightly from rates
computed using the rounded data displayed in the tables.

Use of error measures. In 2005, the LAUS program


introduced several improvements to its methodology. Among
these were the development of model-based error measures
for the monthly estimates and the estimates of over-themonth changes. The introductory section of this release
preserves the long-time practice of highlighting the direction
of the movements in regional and state unemployment rates
and state nonfarm payroll employment regardless of their
statistical significance. The remainder of the analysis in the
release takes statistical significance into consideration.
Labor force and unemployment estimates. Modelbased error measures for seasonally adjusted and not
seasonally adjusted data and for over-the-month and overthe-year
changes
are
available
online
at
www.bls.gov/lau/lastderr.htm. BLS uses a 90-percent
confidence level in determining whether changes in LAUS
unemployment rates are statistically significant. The average
magnitude of the current year over-the-month change in a
state unemployment rate that is required for statistical
significance at the 90-percent confidence level is just over 0.2
percentage point; the average amount of the current over-theyear change in a state rate for significance is about 0.9 point.
More details can be found on the Web site. Measures of
nonsampling error are not available, but additional
information on the subject is provided in Employment and
Earnings Online at www.bls.gov/opub/ee/home.htm.
Employment estimates. Measures of sampling error for
state CES data at the total nonfarm and supersector level and
for metropolitan area CES data at the total nonfarm level are
available online at www.bls.gov/sae/790stderr.htm. BLS uses
a 90-percent confidence level in determining whether
changes in CES employment levels are statistically
significant. Information on recent benchmark revisions for
states is available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/sae/.

Additional information
More complete information on the technical procedures
used to develop these estimates and additional data appear in
Employment and Earnings Online.
Estimates of labor force and unemployment from the
LAUS program, as well as nonfarm employment from the
CES program, for 380 metropolitan areas and metropolitan
New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs) are available
in the news release, Metropolitan Area Employment and
Unemployment. Estimates of labor force, employment, and
unemployment for approximately 7,300 subnational areas are
available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/lau/. Employment
data from the CES program for states and metropolitan areas
are available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/sae/.
Information in this release will be made available to
sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone:
(202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.

LABOR FORCE DATA

LABOR FORCE DATA

Table 1. Civilian labor force and unemployment by census region and division, seasonally adjusted 1
(Numbers in thousands)
Unemployed
Civilian labor force
Number

Census region and


division
Oct.
2010

Aug.
2011

Percent of labor force

Sept.
2011

Oct.
2010

Aug.
2011

Sept.
2011

Oct.
2011

2,272.9

8.5

8.2

8.2

8.1

592.8
1,703.1

587.1
1,685.8

8.3
8.6

7.8
8.4

7.7
8.4

7.6
8.2

5,041.5

5,067.5

4,998.2

9.3

9.1

9.1

9.0

2,794.5
855.6
1,391.4

2,805.5
862.1
1,399.9

2,759.6
843.5
1,395.1

9.9
9.6
8.0

9.5
9.8
8.0

9.6
9.9
8.0

9.4
9.7
8.0

3,080.6

2,980.4

2,977.0

2,933.7

9.0

8.7

8.7

8.5

2,299.9
780.7

2,223.6
756.7

2,231.8
745.3

2,207.1
726.6

9.8
7.1

9.5
6.9

9.6
6.8

9.4
6.6

Oct.
2010

Aug.
2011

Sept.
2011

Oct.
2011

Northeast ...........................

28,155.0

27,994.4

28,085.4

28,166.5

2,395.5

2,303.0

2,295.9

New England ....................


Middle Atlantic ..................

7,767.4
20,387.6

7,688.2
20,306.3

7,706.6
20,378.9

7,731.6
20,434.9

645.7
1,749.8

600.1
1,703.0

South .................................

55,189.7

55,357.2

55,510.6

55,614.9

5,105.7

South Atlantic ...................


East South Central ...........
West South Central ..........

29,257.3
8,568.3
17,364.2

29,270.2
8,721.3
17,365.6

29,360.2
8,723.0
17,427.5

29,415.9
8,717.3
17,481.7

2,894.8
824.1
1,386.7

Midwest .............................

34,409.6

34,289.3

34,359.9

34,378.6

East North Central ............


West North Central ...........

23,482.8
10,926.9

23,315.6
10,973.7

23,358.2
11,001.7

23,358.8
11,019.8

Oct.
2011

West ...................................

35,685.4

35,422.1

35,499.0

35,595.4

3,933.2

3,737.6

3,697.9

3,650.7

11.0

10.6

10.4

10.3

Mountain ...........................
Pacific ...............................

11,043.3
24,642.1

10,967.0
24,455.1

10,969.7
24,529.4

10,989.1
24,606.3

1,056.9
2,876.3

986.9
2,750.7

972.1
2,725.8

956.4
2,694.3

9.6
11.7

9.0
11.2

8.9
11.1

8.7
10.9

1 Census region estimates are derived by summing the census


division model-based estimates.
NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. The states (including the
District of Columbia) that compose the various census divisions are: New
England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode
Island, and Vermont; Middle Atlantic: New Jersey, New York, and
Pennsylvania; South Atlantic: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida,
Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West
Virginia; East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and

Tennessee; West South Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and


Texas; East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and
Wisconsin; West North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri,
Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; Mountain: Arizona,
Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming;
and Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.
Estimates for the current year are subject to revision early in the following
calendar year.

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
division

Number
September

October

September
2010

2011

Percent of labor force


October

2010

2011

September
2010

2011

October
2010

2011

2010

2011

2010

2011

Northeast ...........................

28,118.6

28,130.4

28,111.8

28,206.5

2,313.9

2,193.7

2,272.4

2,145.7

8.2

7.8

8.1

7.6

New England ....................


Middle Atlantic ..................

7,755.5
20,363.1

7,728.9
20,401.5

7,757.6
20,354.3

7,756.6
20,450.0

624.8
1,689.1

569.6
1,624.1

603.7
1,668.7

550.6
1,595.1

8.1
8.3

7.4
8.0

7.8
8.2

7.1
7.8

South .................................

55,273.3

55,780.4

55,201.1

55,734.0

5,001.5

5,021.8

4,939.4

4,773.7

9.0

9.0

8.9

8.6

South Atlantic ...................


East South Central ...........
West South Central ..........

29,299.0
8,585.6
17,388.7

29,497.2
8,750.2
17,533.0

29,242.3
8,579.1
17,379.8

29,461.9
8,732.2
17,539.9

2,844.3
802.9
1,354.3

2,773.6
858.3
1,389.9

2,809.7
792.0
1,337.6

2,638.7
793.7
1,341.3

9.7
9.4
7.8

9.4
9.8
7.9

9.6
9.2
7.7

9.0
9.1
7.6

Midwest .............................

34,451.2

34,429.3

34,417.6

34,378.6

2,980.4

2,770.4

2,883.1

2,681.7

8.7

8.0

8.4

7.8

East North Central ............


West North Central ...........

23,515.8
10,935.4

23,411.1
11,018.1

23,492.4
10,925.2

23,350.1
11,028.5

2,230.7
749.7

2,083.0
687.4

2,162.2
720.9

2,029.6
652.1

9.5
6.9

8.9
6.2

9.2
6.6

8.7
5.9

West ...................................

35,808.1

35,681.8

35,715.1

35,769.3

3,825.7

3,534.1

3,789.6

3,500.7

10.7

9.9

10.6

9.8

Mountain ...........................
Pacific ...............................

11,108.6
24,699.5

11,025.2
24,656.7

11,063.7
24,651.4

11,047.9
24,721.4

1,037.5
2,788.2

925.6
2,608.5

1,020.5
2,769.0

916.0
2,584.8

9.3
11.3

8.4
10.6

9.2
11.2

8.3
10.5

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.

LABOR FORCE DATA


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

LABOR FORCE DATA


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

Oct.
2010

Aug.
2011

Sept.
2011

Oct.
2011p

Oct.
2010

Aug.
2011

Sept.
2011

Oct.
2011p

Oct.
2010

Aug.
2011

Sept.
2011

Oct.
2011p

Alabama ...................................................
Alaska .......................................................
Arizona .....................................................
Arkansas ...................................................
California ..................................................
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale 1 ...
Colorado ...................................................
Connecticut ...............................................
Delaware ..................................................
District of Columbia ..................................
Florida .......................................................
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall 1 ..............

2,113.7
362.0
3,173.3
1,356.0
18,147.3
4,885.6
2,672.7
1,896.8
422.7
331.2
9,256.4
1,287.3

2,162.9
366.1
3,158.8
1,347.8
18,005.9
4,842.0
2,672.6
1,870.2
424.6
330.4
9,202.1
1,295.0

2,161.1
367.5
3,151.4
1,351.5
18,067.4
4,849.2
2,681.4
1,874.4
425.8
332.2
9,217.9
1,295.4

2,154.8
368.4
3,153.8
1,358.2
18,131.2
4,861.7
2,697.7
1,881.1
426.7
333.4
9,228.4
1,298.4

192.3
28.6
309.5
106.5
2,267.3
630.9
237.1
172.5
35.4
32.1
1,094.0
165.1

213.2
28.1
294.9
112.0
2,175.2
603.4
227.2
169.0
34.4
36.7
988.5
158.6

211.1
27.7
287.1
112.4
2,151.1
600.7
222.5
166.1
34.5
37.1
978.2
149.5

201.3
27.4
282.5
111.8
2,123.3
595.4
219.7
163.9
33.7
36.6
954.8
140.7

9.1
7.9
9.8
7.9
12.5
12.9
8.9
9.1
8.4
9.7
11.8
12.8

9.9
7.7
9.3
8.3
12.1
12.5
8.5
9.0
8.1
11.1
10.7
12.2

9.8
7.5
9.1
8.3
11.9
12.4
8.3
8.9
8.1
11.2
10.6
11.5

9.3
7.4
9.0
8.2
11.7
12.2
8.1
8.7
7.9
11.0
10.3
10.8

Georgia .....................................................
Hawaii .......................................................
Idaho .........................................................
Illinois ........................................................
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville 1 ...................
Indiana ......................................................
Iowa ..........................................................
Kansas ......................................................
Kentucky ...................................................
Louisiana ..................................................
Maine ........................................................

4,681.6
629.4
758.4
6,651.3
4,100.9
3,131.4
1,672.5
1,500.0
2,085.3
2,088.2
696.8

4,708.5
632.1
758.9
6,596.2
4,077.7
3,114.2
1,664.8
1,496.4
2,095.6
2,032.1
693.8

4,730.8
632.0
758.5
6,619.0
4,098.3
3,129.3
1,661.0
1,503.5
2,095.6
2,038.4
694.7

4,744.1
633.9
759.1
6,627.7
4,104.3
3,145.1
1,657.2
1,509.4
2,097.3
2,043.0
694.8

482.0
40.7
72.6
635.6
392.3
304.7
103.0
104.0
213.4
161.0
52.8

481.2
39.2
70.0
652.8
423.4
271.1
101.5
99.6
198.2
146.6
52.6

486.2
40.3
68.1
663.1
430.9
277.6
100.1
100.5
202.9
141.1
51.9

483.6
41.3
66.4
668.8
434.1
283.6
98.9
100.7
202.2
142.4
50.7

10.3
6.5
9.6
9.6
9.6
9.7
6.2
6.9
10.2
7.7
7.6

10.2
6.2
9.2
9.9
10.4
8.7
6.1
6.7
9.5
7.2
7.6

10.3
6.4
9.0
10.0
10.5
8.9
6.0
6.7
9.7
6.9
7.5

10.2
6.5
8.8
10.1
10.6
9.0
6.0
6.7
9.6
7.0
7.3

Maryland ...................................................
Massachusetts ..........................................
Michigan ...................................................
Detroit-Warren-Livonia 2 .......................
Minnesota .................................................
Mississippi ................................................
Missouri ....................................................
Montana ....................................................
Nebraska ..................................................
Nevada .....................................................
New Hampshire ........................................

2,979.0
3,496.0
4,761.6
2,054.3
2,963.9
1,315.6
3,003.4
497.7
974.9
1,339.6
743.1

2,975.3
3,469.9
4,693.7
2,015.8
2,979.4
1,344.7
3,025.7
502.3
989.8
1,314.1
740.1

2,983.2
3,478.8
4,691.5
2,025.4
2,982.3
1,350.8
3,041.2
502.7
995.3
1,314.8
742.5

2,993.0
3,491.2
4,675.4
2,023.8
2,976.9
1,353.0
3,053.6
502.7
999.6
1,317.2
744.4

220.4
291.5
554.0
259.2
208.3
133.6
288.1
36.6
43.3
199.5
42.4

217.5
257.9
525.5
258.8
215.3
139.5
267.0
39.1
42.1
176.2
39.3

219.7
255.0
520.1
257.3
205.5
142.8
264.8
38.7
42.1
176.7
39.9

216.7
253.5
496.3
245.0
191.9
143.1
260.9
38.1
41.9
176.4
39.7

7.4
8.3
11.6
12.6
7.0
10.2
9.6
7.4
4.4
14.9
5.7

7.3
7.4
11.2
12.8
7.2
10.4
8.8
7.8
4.3
13.4
5.3

7.4
7.3
11.1
12.7
6.9
10.6
8.7
7.7
4.2
13.4
5.4

7.2
7.3
10.6
12.1
6.4
10.6
8.5
7.6
4.2
13.4
5.3

New Jersey ...............................................


New Mexico ..............................................
New York ..................................................
New York City ......................................
North Carolina ..........................................
North Dakota ............................................
Ohio ..........................................................
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor 2 ....................
Oklahoma .................................................
Oregon ......................................................
Pennsylvania ............................................
Rhode Island ............................................

4,479.6
955.1
9,588.5
3,984.4
4,466.9
370.5
5,889.4
1,083.6
1,749.3
1,987.1
6,323.4
576.9

4,502.3
929.8
9,494.3
3,966.0
4,500.5
373.8
5,859.0
1,079.7
1,730.7
1,992.5
6,308.1
561.4

4,521.3
930.9
9,520.1
3,980.2
4,507.4
376.4
5,861.8
1,085.6
1,738.8
1,997.1
6,335.6
560.4

4,541.7
932.4
9,541.6
3,992.0
4,504.8
378.4
5,853.7
1,090.7
1,744.7
2,000.1
6,354.2
561.5

413.0
82.0
798.4
360.5
440.7
14.4
571.1
100.4
120.0
211.4
538.3
66.3

422.2
61.4
755.9
343.4
469.4
12.9
535.8
87.0
97.2
190.3
516.2
59.6

417.9
61.5
758.2
346.4
474.8
13.1
533.6
87.2
102.1
190.8
523.9
58.8

414.8
61.5
757.0
350.2
466.6
13.3
525.7
87.0
105.8
190.1
512.6
58.6

9.2
8.6
8.3
9.0
9.9
3.9
9.7
9.3
6.9
10.6
8.5
11.5

9.4
6.6
8.0
8.7
10.4
3.5
9.1
8.1
5.6
9.6
8.2
10.6

9.2
6.6
8.0
8.7
10.5
3.5
9.1
8.0
5.9
9.6
8.3
10.5

9.1
6.6
7.9
8.8
10.4
3.5
9.0
8.0
6.1
9.5
8.1
10.4

South Carolina ..........................................


South Dakota ............................................
Tennessee ................................................
Texas ........................................................
Utah ..........................................................
Vermont ....................................................
Virginia ......................................................
Washington ...............................................
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett 1 ....................
West Virginia ............................................
Wisconsin .................................................
Wyoming ...................................................

2,161.2
444.7
3,056.0
12,173.0
1,359.2
360.4
4,179.6
3,527.2
1,493.3
778.9
3,046.3
291.9

2,163.9
447.0
3,118.1
12,252.7
1,345.3
359.8
4,206.8
3,460.7
1,473.2
772.9
3,055.8
291.3

2,169.0
447.7
3,117.1
12,300.2
1,341.7
362.1
4,227.5
3,472.9
1,493.3
776.6
3,057.8
291.6

2,169.5
448.9
3,112.8
12,340.0
1,336.6
362.7
4,243.9
3,483.4
1,504.2
778.5
3,056.6
292.4

235.9
20.7
286.6
999.1
102.7
21.2
279.8
330.4
136.3
73.8
235.4
19.2

239.4
21.1
303.5
1,036.4
102.0
21.1
265.1
322.2
131.3
62.5
240.0
17.0

237.3
20.7
306.5
1,043.7
99.4
21.1
272.8
318.8
128.9
63.8
238.6
16.8

227.7
20.3
297.4
1,037.4
93.9
20.3
273.1
314.7
126.8
63.7
234.0
16.8

10.9
4.6
9.4
8.2
7.6
5.9
6.7
9.4
9.1
9.5
7.7
6.6

11.1
4.7
9.7
8.5
7.6
5.9
6.3
9.3
8.9
8.1
7.9
5.8

10.9
4.6
9.8
8.5
7.4
5.8
6.5
9.2
8.6
8.2
7.8
5.8

10.5
4.5
9.6
8.4
7.0
5.6
6.4
9.0
8.4
8.2
7.7
5.7

Puerto Rico ...............................................

1,297.5

1,264.3

1,276.6

1,277.3

202.7

201.8

192.9

206.1

15.6

16.0

15.1

16.1

Metropolitan division.
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
2

definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 10-02,
dated December 1, 2009, and are available on the BLS Web site at
www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to
revision the following month.

LABOR FORCE DATA


NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

LABOR FORCE DATA


NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Table 4. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and selected area, not seasonally adjusted
(Numbers in thousands)

Unemployed
Civilian labor force
State and area

Number

September

October

September

Percent of labor force


October

September

October

2010

2011p

2010

2011

2010

2011p

2010

2011

2010

2011p

Alabama ...................................................
Alaska .......................................................
Arizona .....................................................
Arkansas ...................................................
California ..................................................
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale 1 ...
Colorado ...................................................
Connecticut ...............................................
Delaware ..................................................
District of Columbia ..................................
Florida .......................................................
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall 1 ..............

2,121.1
363.1
3,187.1
1,357.7
18,188.7
4,901.6
2,695.1
1,893.1
419.8
331.3
9,291.6
1,279.4

2,161.0
369.0
3,159.9
1,361.8
18,164.9
4,878.2
2,711.3
1,879.8
423.3
334.5
9,287.9
1,304.3

2,121.7
359.8
3,179.5
1,355.1
18,140.5
4,887.3
2,681.6
1,896.3
421.8
330.8
9,255.3
1,298.0

2,158.6
366.7
3,170.9
1,362.9
18,221.2
4,899.0
2,727.9
1,891.8
426.2
332.8
9,255.9
1,316.9

191.6
26.1
313.4
100.3
2,208.7
622.0
226.5
167.6
34.1
31.3
1,095.4
161.4

207.7
24.7
281.3
106.5
2,066.8
595.0
208.0
158.4
33.3
36.7
987.0
150.2

188.7
26.3
307.1
95.9
2,194.3
618.8
226.4
163.0
34.5
31.4
1,077.1
170.4

188.6
25.2
282.0
100.9
2,049.9
582.9
210.2
155.7
32.0
34.5
931.3
140.4

9.0
7.2
9.8
7.4
12.1
12.7
8.4
8.9
8.1
9.5
11.8
12.6

9.6
6.7
8.9
7.8
11.4
12.2
7.7
8.4
7.9
11.0
10.6
11.5

8.9
7.3
9.7
7.1
12.1
12.7
8.4
8.6
8.2
9.5
11.6
13.1

8.7
6.9
8.9
7.4
11.2
11.9
7.7
8.2
7.5
10.4
10.1
10.7

Georgia .....................................................
Hawaii .......................................................
Idaho .........................................................
Illinois ........................................................
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville 1 ...................
Indiana ......................................................
Iowa ..........................................................
Kansas ......................................................
Kentucky ...................................................
Louisiana ..................................................
Maine ........................................................

4,683.3
626.6
759.2
6,646.5
4,081.9
3,139.7
1,678.1
1,500.0
2,087.2
2,095.2
697.1

4,746.1
628.1
760.1
6,644.4
4,091.2
3,147.9
1,659.4
1,509.5
2,102.3
2,054.5
697.3

4,674.4
623.0
760.1
6,638.4
4,068.7
3,136.2
1,677.3
1,497.2
2,073.4
2,099.8
699.6

4,746.5
630.6
763.5
6,618.6
4,059.9
3,162.4
1,661.2
1,510.5
2,093.5
2,058.0
698.3

476.7
41.4
66.5
619.8
379.7
294.6
97.3
103.1
203.6
161.0
47.3

486.2
41.7
61.6
631.7
399.0
266.4
91.7
100.1
203.1
140.8
47.0

472.9
39.7
67.3
597.2
358.4
288.7
94.3
98.1
198.2
157.6
48.3

472.8
40.9
61.3
630.9
394.2
273.5
89.4
93.3
188.4
145.5
46.1

10.2
6.6
8.8
9.3
9.3
9.4
5.8
6.9
9.8
7.7
6.8

10.2
6.6
8.1
9.5
9.8
8.5
5.5
6.6
9.7
6.9
6.7

10.1
6.4
8.9
9.0
8.8
9.2
5.6
6.6
9.6
7.5
6.9

10.0
6.5
8.0
9.5
9.7
8.6
5.4
6.2
9.0
7.1
6.6

Maryland ...................................................
Massachusetts ..........................................
Michigan ...................................................
Detroit-Warren-Livonia 2 .......................
Minnesota .................................................
Mississippi ................................................
Missouri ....................................................
Montana ....................................................
Nebraska ..................................................
Nevada .....................................................
New Hampshire ........................................

2,980.4
3,487.4
4,778.6
2,066.1
2,972.4
1,311.9
2,999.6
498.2
968.5
1,352.6
741.3

2,994.9
3,482.0
4,691.4
2,037.8
2,980.8
1,358.1
3,047.7
502.0
993.7
1,320.6
742.1

2,981.8
3,484.1
4,767.8
2,064.8
2,969.0
1,313.4
2,993.9
495.2
972.6
1,333.5
740.0

3,004.5
3,495.6
4,656.6
2,021.5
2,968.4
1,354.5
3,057.7
500.4
1,000.6
1,313.9
743.2

213.7
288.0
545.2
259.5
199.4
129.3
279.0
32.3
40.7
204.0
40.2

213.8
251.3
473.8
239.3
176.5
144.2
252.2
34.0
38.6
174.9
37.3

211.8
271.5
519.7
252.2
188.8
128.9
271.5
33.4
38.8
191.1
39.0

203.9
238.7
426.5
219.2
158.8
138.7
244.8
34.6
37.7
167.2
36.1

7.2
8.3
11.4
12.6
6.7
9.9
9.3
6.5
4.2
15.1
5.4

7.1
7.2
10.1
11.7
5.9
10.6
8.3
6.8
3.9
13.2
5.0

7.1
7.8
10.9
12.2
6.4
9.8
9.1
6.7
4.0
14.3
5.3

6.8
6.8
9.2
10.8
5.4
10.2
8.0
6.9
3.8
12.7
4.9

New Jersey ...............................................


New Mexico ..............................................
New York ..................................................
New York City ......................................
North Carolina ..........................................
North Dakota ............................................
Ohio ..........................................................
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor 2 ....................
Oklahoma .................................................
Oregon ......................................................
Pennsylvania ............................................
Rhode Island ............................................

4,464.7
955.1
9,568.6
3,981.3
4,474.3
371.9
5,898.3
1,084.7
1,752.4
1,990.1
6,329.7
576.3

4,513.5
933.8
9,524.1
3,983.3
4,516.1
379.6
5,864.1
1,090.9
1,745.3
2,003.1
6,364.0
562.4

4,463.3
958.3
9,567.4
3,980.3
4,477.9
369.8
5,905.6
1,076.5
1,752.9
1,988.6
6,323.6
576.9

4,541.3
938.8
9,548.5
4,002.1
4,507.4
379.1
5,859.2
1,088.4
1,752.0
2,003.7
6,360.2
565.6

402.1
78.6
783.7
361.8
420.7
11.7
553.4
98.4
115.6
197.9
503.3
61.9

401.9
59.7
741.0
344.9
453.8
10.2
497.2
82.5
101.5
177.1
481.2
56.3

390.7
78.9
767.4
357.0
420.5
10.8
544.5
89.6
117.1
198.1
510.6
63.3

397.9
60.5
737.0
358.9
436.6
10.0
491.3
77.8
105.9
177.4
460.2
57.6

9.0
8.2
8.2
9.1
9.4
3.1
9.4
9.1
6.6
9.9
8.0
10.7

8.9
6.4
7.8
8.7
10.0
2.7
8.5
7.6
5.8
8.8
7.6
10.0

8.8
8.2
8.0
9.0
9.4
2.9
9.2
8.3
6.7
10.0
8.1
11.0

8.8
6.4
7.7
9.0
9.7
2.6
8.4
7.1
6.0
8.9
7.2
10.2

South Carolina ..........................................


South Dakota ............................................
Tennessee ................................................
Texas ........................................................
Utah ..........................................................
Vermont ....................................................
Virginia ......................................................
Washington ...............................................
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett 1 ....................
West Virginia ............................................
Wisconsin .................................................
Wyoming ...................................................

2,156.9
444.8
3,065.5
12,183.4
1,367.6
360.3
4,178.7
3,531.0
1,486.8
782.7
3,052.7
293.7

2,167.6
447.4
3,128.8
12,371.5
1,344.3
365.2
4,242.0
3,491.6
1,510.1
784.9
3,063.3
293.1

2,152.7
445.6
3,070.6
12,172.0
1,363.5
360.5
4,169.1
3,539.5
1,490.2
778.5
3,044.4
292.0

2,165.0
451.1
3,125.6
12,367.0
1,338.7
362.1
4,242.5
3,499.3
1,496.8
781.2
3,053.2
293.8

232.3
18.6
278.4
977.4
98.5
19.8
273.4
314.1
136.0
66.5
217.7
17.7

229.0
18.1
303.3
1,041.2
91.3
19.2
272.2
298.2
126.4
61.6
213.9
14.8

228.1
18.5
276.3
966.9
98.9
18.7
266.9
310.7
136.5
66.5
212.1
17.4

214.2
17.9
278.0
988.9
84.7
16.5
255.8
291.5
121.5
57.5
207.4
15.5

10.8
4.2
9.1
8.0
7.2
5.5
6.5
8.9
9.1
8.5
7.1
6.0

10.6
4.1
9.7
8.4
6.8
5.3
6.4
8.5
8.4
7.8
7.0
5.1

10.6
4.1
9.0
7.9
7.3
5.2
6.4
8.8
9.2
8.5
7.0
6.0

9.9
4.0
8.9
8.0
6.3
4.6
6.0
8.3
8.1
7.4
6.8
5.3

Puerto Rico ...............................................

1,293.7

1,275.7

1,299.7

1,286.7

210.4

195.9

205.5

209.5

16.3

15.4

15.8

16.3

Metropolitan division.
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
2

2010

2011

definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 10-02,
dated December 1, 2009, and are available on the BLS Web site at
www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Estimates for the latest month are subject to
revision the following month.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
Total1

Construction

Manufacturing

State

Oct.
2010

Aug.
2011

Sept.
2011

Oct.
2011p

Oct.
2010

Aug.
2011

Sept.
2011

Oct.
2011p

Oct.
2010

Aug.
2011

Sept.
2011

Oct.
2011p

Alabama2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alaska. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Arizona. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Arkansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1,870.0
328.7
2,375.2
1,171.7
13,912.5

1,867.1
329.4
2,407.5
1,171.5
14,086.7

1,870.1
330.7
2,420.8
1,169.4
14,125.9

1,873.8
331.1
2,420.2
1,170.4
14,151.6

86.8
16.2
111.1
47.9
550.7

82.3
14.8
112.2
46.8
559.3

83.4
15.7
114.2
48.4
565.7

80.7
16.1
115.6
47.9
567.8

12.1
147.3
160.0
1,242.0

14.6
151.3
155.9
1,257.2

12.8
152.0
155.1
1,254.2

12.0
152.1
153.6
1,250.3

Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecticut. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delaware3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
District of Columbia2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2,222.0
1,617.5
414.1
714.5
7,174.5

2,244.4
1,617.5
410.8
701.8
7,230.6

2,245.9
1,621.1
409.9
713.5
7,258.9

2,254.7
1,627.6
413.9
715.0
7,268.4

112.9
49.1
19.0
10.4
336.4

106.8
50.2
17.9
10.9
327.0

107.2
48.7
18.3
10.8
329.6

109.1
50.2
19.3
10.9
324.8

125.2
167.3
25.8

304.6

127.3
167.9
26.0

306.8

126.5
167.3
25.9

306.0

125.2
166.9
25.9

306.5

Georgia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hawaii2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Idaho. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Illinois. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3,833.4
590.7
605.1
5,628.1
2,804.1

3,805.5
589.6
607.2
5,659.9
2,786.5

3,797.5
595.8
608.9
5,658.6
2,793.5

3,800.1
596.9
609.6
5,688.6
2,791.7

145.8
28.6
30.4
197.8
116.6

140.0
29.1
28.9
205.2
118.1

135.1
28.6
29.5
201.2
123.7

132.0
28.3
30.1
202.0
121.1

346.4

52.8
561.1
448.7

345.7

54.1
570.5
452.0

346.7

54.4
569.6
453.7

345.8

54.5
571.0
454.3

Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Louisiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1,471.2
1,322.1
1,779.4
1,889.3
594.5

1,487.9
1,326.0
1,795.7
1,913.4
594.9

1,482.1
1,329.3
1,792.9
1,927.8
597.7

1,484.4
1,326.7
1,798.1
1,933.5
596.1

60.9
54.5
67.7
122.3
24.8

63.0
55.5
65.9
123.9
24.3

62.2
53.9
64.8
126.4
24.1

63.5
54.3
64.4
124.4
24.6

200.3
159.1
211.4
137.6
51.1

206.5
162.6
214.7
143.2
50.0

205.8
163.3
214.8
144.1
50.3

207.1
163.6
217.7
145.3
50.6

Maryland3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Massachusetts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Michigan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minnesota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mississippi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2,519.0
3,189.3
3,876.9
2,655.3
1,091.8

2,521.5
3,234.0
3,938.0
2,682.3
1,089.1

2,525.6
3,228.5
3,923.8
2,680.4
1,097.9

2,528.7
3,239.3
3,925.8
2,674.3
1,102.4

143.3
105.4
121.8
85.4
48.8

139.5
108.6
132.3
86.2
48.3

140.7
106.6
130.2
84.6
46.8

139.6
108.3
126.3
86.3
47.3

114.6
255.6
479.3
293.2
133.7

114.2
259.1
499.0
301.2
130.6

112.7
259.6
496.2
297.6
131.0

112.5
260.0
499.8
297.0
133.0

Missouri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Montana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nebraska3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nevada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Hampshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2,651.6
428.4
943.8
1,109.9
624.2

2,652.3
435.3
958.2
1,117.3
632.9

2,650.7
434.9
960.2
1,121.6
628.8

2,651.8
436.7
962.7
1,122.0
630.8

105.9
23.1
42.3
57.3
21.3

105.3
22.5
41.7
54.7
20.3

105.3
23.2
41.9
57.1
20.0

102.3
22.6
42.4
54.5
20.4

244.1
16.7
91.5
37.3
65.5

253.0
15.9
95.0
35.7
66.1

253.6
16.0
94.2
35.7
65.5

254.1
16.1
94.1
35.7
65.9

New Jersey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New York. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
North Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
North Dakota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3,846.2
801.1
8,576.3
3,860.0
380.5

3,871.2
807.1
8,642.8
3,885.4
395.4

3,866.2
804.5
8,646.1
3,865.8
396.4

3,868.7
806.0
8,637.8
3,871.3
399.0

127.3
44.4
301.4
175.5
21.6

130.5
40.2
303.0
169.6
25.4

131.1
39.2
306.6
172.4
26.1

130.4
40.3
310.0
170.6
25.7

256.2
29.0
455.7
430.4
23.0

250.3
29.0
455.9
433.5
23.1

246.8
29.0
453.2
433.2
23.3

248.3
29.3
449.4
431.5
23.3

Ohio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oklahoma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oregon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pennsylvania. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rhode Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5,045.8
1,526.8
1,602.1
5,636.4
459.5

5,122.1
1,565.1
1,622.9
5,684.7
461.5

5,109.5
1,564.3
1,625.6
5,677.1
460.5

5,108.9
1,573.4
1,626.4
5,690.9
459.3

168.1
67.9
66.8
217.5
15.8

174.1
70.5
68.9
218.9
15.0

175.4
72.2
70.3
221.2
15.2

174.8
73.4
69.4
221.1
15.7

622.2
124.1
164.7
562.0
40.5

638.3
133.5
168.0
575.5
40.6

633.7
134.3
167.4
572.5
40.8

634.8
134.6
165.1
573.5
40.0

South Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
South Dakota3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tennessee3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Utah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1,806.3
404.7
2,623.3
10,384.9
1,187.0

1,823.5
406.3
2,635.5
10,594.7
1,217.7

1,826.5
405.1
2,639.0
10,614.0
1,216.8

1,824.2
406.4
2,647.4
10,616.5
1,218.1

80.3
21.3
107.0
571.4
66.2

77.0
21.2
111.0
594.1
65.4

76.3
21.1
111.1
601.7
65.2

75.6
21.1
110.5
588.9
67.7

208.1
37.2
297.3
813.8
111.3

218.6
38.9
300.5
834.1
117.2

218.4
38.1
301.1
832.8
117.5

218.8
38.3
301.8
831.8
117.7

Vermont. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
West Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wisconsin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wyoming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

298.4
3,633.9
2,782.2
749.6
2,741.5
284.3

302.6
3,641.1
2,818.5
752.1
2,768.2
291.8

303.0
3,644.4
2,812.8
752.1
2,757.2
290.2

303.5
3,658.4
2,824.5
754.3
2,747.5
289.2

13.0
181.7
141.8
34.3
94.1
22.6

13.3
179.0
137.1
33.0
86.6
22.4

13.0
178.1
136.8
32.9
88.2
22.9

13.5
180.9
138.0
33.5
86.0
22.9

30.9
230.2
259.2
49.5
432.1
8.8

32.3
231.8
266.6
49.4
449.6
8.9

31.7
231.6
267.0
49.5
446.1
8.8

31.4
231.8
268.4
49.5
442.7
8.9

Puerto Rico3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Virgin Islands2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

917.6
43.6

914.7
42.8

917.8
42.5

914.6
42.6

29.3

28.8

29.5

29.9

86.5

81.4

81.3

80.5

1 Includes mining and logging, information, and other services (except public administration), not shown separately.
2 Missing series (denoted by -) are not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be
separated with sufficient precision.
3 Mining and logging is combined with construction.
p Preliminary
NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2010 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional and will
be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
Trade, transportation, and utilities

Financial activities

Professional and business services

State

Oct.
2010

Aug.
2011

Sept.
2011

Oct.
2011p

Oct.
2010

Aug.
2011

Sept.
2011

Oct.
2011p

Oct.
2010

Aug.
2011

Sept.
2011

Oct.
2011p

Alabama. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alaska. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Arizona. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Arkansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

360.0
63.6
467.5
235.1
2,626.5

365.6
64.9
472.3
235.7
2,646.9

364.8
65.2
475.3
234.0
2,649.3

368.2
64.6
474.0
232.2
2,647.4

90.8
15.4
162.1
49.2
759.1

91.0
14.6
163.8
49.4
752.5

91.5
14.6
162.9
50.0
752.8

92.4
15.0
162.4
50.4
756.8

211.5
26.4
337.6
120.6
2,091.1

215.0
27.2
337.7
120.3
2,142.8

215.7
27.2
338.1
119.9
2,157.1

216.3
27.0
336.8
120.5
2,174.4

Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecticut. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delaware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
District of Columbia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

395.5
291.1
73.8
26.7
1,458.8

402.5
293.1
71.9
26.1
1,471.1

403.0
293.4
72.4
25.8
1,479.1

403.2
293.3
72.1
26.5
1,479.3

143.3
135.2
42.7
26.1
467.8

137.5
132.7
42.2
27.0
471.4

139.4
133.3
42.7
27.2
470.6

140.4
132.9
43.0
26.8
470.5

327.9
191.8
54.2
149.5
1,036.9

336.0
193.1
53.9
151.3
1,052.1

335.0
192.6
53.0
151.6
1,052.6

337.4
195.6
53.2
153.1
1,063.5

Georgia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hawaii. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Idaho. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Illinois. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

810.6
109.8
120.5
1,129.3
541.7

808.8
108.5
121.5
1,134.9
535.4

807.9
109.0
121.3
1,136.9
531.8

813.8
108.9
123.5
1,142.3
533.7

203.8
26.9
28.8
359.4
129.2

192.7
27.1
29.0
357.2
132.9

193.6
27.1
29.1
355.8
132.6

192.1
27.3
29.1
358.0
131.5

526.7
72.1
74.4
804.3
282.4

531.4
74.4
73.5
819.3
276.7

536.7
74.9
73.7
819.3
283.3

538.1
74.8
73.3
829.9
283.4

Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Louisiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

300.9
249.8
358.4
366.2
116.4

303.9
250.3
359.7
370.5
117.9

305.6
249.0
359.8
370.0
119.6

305.4
247.2
360.2
369.6
118.6

101.6
70.0
86.0
92.4
31.2

98.5
67.9
83.0
95.2
31.9

98.8
67.9
83.3
95.1
31.7

98.1
67.7
83.1
97.0
32.0

123.4
142.3
182.4
193.6
55.6

124.6
143.6
191.1
191.5
56.3

123.7
147.2
193.1
195.5
56.2

123.8
147.7
192.5
194.5
56.1

Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Massachusetts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Michigan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minnesota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mississippi1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

439.7
543.7
711.8
494.7
213.8

442.3
553.7
713.5
504.0
213.4

439.6
549.7
714.0
498.6
214.9

441.7
551.1
712.2
497.1
215.7

142.1
206.9
187.1
171.3

140.3
209.3
187.3
172.6

139.1
208.5
188.8
174.0

140.6
210.4
188.8
172.4

389.0
458.0
524.9
318.2
92.8

395.2
475.4
537.9
322.8
97.4

397.8
477.3
541.5
322.2
100.2

397.5
479.0
544.4
324.4
100.9

Missouri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Montana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nebraska. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nevada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Hampshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

510.0
86.8
197.1
208.2
131.5

513.8
87.5
200.6
203.8
132.1

511.7
88.3
200.7
205.1
130.2

511.1
89.0
202.0
205.7
129.4

163.7
21.3
68.6
51.2
35.4

162.5
20.8
68.5
47.3
35.6

161.2
20.8
68.0
46.8
35.9

160.3
21.3
68.1
46.8
35.6

319.6
39.2
103.0
135.0
65.0

320.5
39.4
110.1
142.0
69.1

319.1
38.7
113.7
143.4
67.6

322.1
39.3
114.2
141.9
67.6

New Jersey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New York. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
North Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
North Dakota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

807.3
133.6
1,458.5
708.9
81.0

824.7
139.1
1,465.2
718.4
85.4

822.8
138.5
1,463.9
715.4
85.5

823.4
137.4
1,453.6
714.2
87.1

255.6
32.8
668.5
200.0
20.4

253.5
35.0
675.1
203.2
20.6

255.2
34.4
677.4
200.6
20.4

254.5
34.6
676.5
201.2
20.4

583.7
93.4
1,110.6
488.8
28.7

595.1
93.8
1,134.3
498.6
30.3

598.5
92.5
1,132.0
494.6
30.5

599.0
92.4
1,141.9
498.2
30.8

Ohio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oklahoma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oregon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pennsylvania. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rhode Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

949.5
275.7
309.6
1,083.8
73.8

953.7
277.8
312.1
1,097.8
75.9

954.3
276.9
311.1
1,094.5
75.6

957.0
280.8
312.4
1,095.9
75.2

271.8
79.2
92.4
312.4
30.4

277.0
81.2
94.1
312.5
29.7

275.5
81.2
93.6
310.9
29.6

274.7
81.0
94.3
313.5
29.4

628.4
171.1
182.1
686.1
52.7

644.8
178.2
185.7
696.9
53.8

644.5
176.8
184.5
694.9
53.8

640.7
179.6
186.8
694.3
53.8

South Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
South Dakota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tennessee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Utah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

346.5
81.0
557.2
2,056.9
230.7

351.6
81.3
554.2
2,100.8
237.9

350.7
81.4
551.6
2,104.3
236.4

350.2
81.9
551.7
2,110.8
235.9

97.0
28.1
137.1
619.7
68.0

95.9
27.3
138.8
631.2
68.2

96.2
27.4
138.7
632.8
68.2

97.8
28.0
138.1
632.4
67.5

218.5
27.6
307.9
1,285.1
156.2

221.0
28.1
316.9
1,333.9
166.0

224.0
28.6
314.8
1,349.2
165.6

222.5
29.2
311.5
1,344.1
163.6

Vermont. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
West Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wisconsin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wyoming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

56.0
622.2
516.8
134.8
506.4
51.3

56.9
630.0
524.8
136.7
515.7
51.3

56.6
627.4
525.0
135.5
512.5
51.5

56.9
625.9
530.0
136.4
511.7
52.4

12.6
178.2
135.3
28.1
156.4
10.8

12.3
177.8
136.1
27.7
152.7
10.8

12.3
178.0
136.7
27.6
152.8
10.7

12.1
179.3
135.6
27.6
152.7
10.7

23.4
656.6
330.5
61.4
271.2
17.6

24.9
659.9
347.3
63.6
266.9
18.4

25.3
661.7
351.0
63.0
266.3
18.4

25.4
665.9
343.2
63.2
266.0
17.7

Puerto Rico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Virgin Islands1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

171.0
8.2

169.1
8.2

168.5
8.3

166.2
8.4

44.4

44.9

45.2

44.9

108.2

106.4

107.8

106.4

1 Missing series (denoted by -) are not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot
be separated with sufficient precision.
p Preliminary
NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2010 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional
and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 5. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted-Continued
[In thousands]
Education and health services
State

Leisure and hospitality

Government

Oct.
2010

Aug.
2011

Sept.
2011

Oct.
2011p

Oct.
2010

Aug.
2011

Sept.
2011

Oct.
2011p

Oct.
2010

Aug.
2011

Sept.
2011

Oct.
2011p

Alabama. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alaska. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Arizona. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Arkansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

216.5
42.5
348.4
167.4
1,801.6

211.2
43.2
361.4
167.4
1,838.4

214.5
43.7
363.0
168.1
1,840.5

214.0
44.2
365.3
169.3
1,847.9

169.4
32.8
253.6
104.5
1,496.0

171.6
32.5
261.6
104.8
1,527.9

168.9
33.4
265.6
103.2
1,532.7

168.4
33.7
264.3
104.5
1,533.9

383.3
85.5
411.4
216.1
2,400.5

376.6
83.3
412.4
219.7
2,396.2

377.2
84.1
415.2
219.1
2,408.5

378.9
84.3
415.5
220.1
2,404.6

Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecticut. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delaware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
District of Columbia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

268.8
308.8
65.7
111.2
1,081.1

276.2
316.1
65.8
109.6
1,101.5

276.3
316.4
65.5
109.9
1,109.9

276.0
317.3
66.3
109.1
1,110.3

266.9
138.2
42.5
59.1
930.7

280.6
134.0
44.4
59.5
963.0

277.5
135.6
42.8
58.6
972.9

279.5
135.9
43.7
59.8
970.1

392.0
243.1
64.4
247.1
1,106.3

388.8
238.3
62.9
233.4
1,091.9

392.4
241.2
63.2
246.8
1,090.8

393.3
242.1
64.4
245.8
1,097.7

Georgia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hawaii. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Idaho. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Illinois. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

487.8
77.3
84.9
842.0
429.6

492.3
78.9
85.7
849.5
433.0

494.3
78.5
86.2
855.0
427.5

495.7
78.9
85.6
860.3
426.1

377.7
100.5
59.7
516.3
273.9

375.2
101.3
62.2
519.1
271.5

372.0
102.9
62.3
518.9
273.2

375.6
104.3
60.7
522.7
273.2

669.8
124.9
119.0
852.9
433.0

655.7
120.2
118.3
843.4
421.3

650.1
124.6
118.4
843.0
421.1

648.3
124.5
118.5
842.4
422.2

Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Louisiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

214.0
181.5
251.1
273.2
119.5

217.3
185.5
254.4
285.8
122.0

217.4
184.8
255.1
290.6
122.6

218.5
184.0
256.1
291.3
121.8

129.5
114.2
171.3
196.0
61.6

137.0
112.9
177.7
200.6
61.4

134.1
115.1
176.2
198.3
62.3

133.2
115.0
177.9
201.8
61.9

252.9
260.6
330.0
361.1
102.5

252.1
258.9
328.3
353.9
99.6

250.5
259.7
325.8
358.9
100.0

249.9
259.2
325.8
360.6
99.5

Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Massachusetts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Michigan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minnesota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mississippi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

404.0
670.9
623.7
462.4
133.9

401.7
676.7
634.4
470.8
135.8

409.1
672.5
639.7
471.6
138.8

410.5
677.2
638.7
468.6
139.1

230.2
306.6
371.1
235.5
119.6

228.6
312.8
371.2
243.4
118.6

227.6
311.8
365.1
241.0
117.7

226.3
309.1
368.5
239.0
117.7

497.6
437.3
627.4
417.8
247.8

501.0
430.8
630.2
407.6
243.9

496.4
431.8
618.5
415.7
247.9

497.6
434.4
614.4
414.9
247.7

Missouri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Montana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nebraska. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nevada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Hampshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

408.4
64.1
136.9
100.5
110.5

406.5
65.3
137.3
104.4
112.5

409.9
64.3
136.9
105.4
112.2

411.7
64.4
137.1
106.3
112.3

271.0
55.7
81.0
309.9
64.6

269.0
60.1
82.2
318.9
71.6

268.9
60.0
82.8
320.4
69.6

270.4
60.3
82.7
324.7
70.6

448.9
89.5
168.6
151.5
96.4

445.7
91.5
168.7
150.9
93.8

445.2
91.2
167.7
148.0
95.6

446.1
91.5
168.0
146.5
96.1

New Jersey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New York. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
North Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
North Dakota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

609.3
120.4
1,717.5
536.5
55.4

616.3
127.0
1,750.0
539.1
55.7

618.9
126.9
1,745.2
537.4
55.6

621.5
127.3
1,739.4
540.9
55.9

337.6
84.4
743.2
395.6
35.2

336.2
83.6
747.7
405.7
35.6

332.2
84.7
753.2
405.9
35.3

331.1
84.8
760.0
402.2
35.2

629.3
201.7
1,494.1
692.3
80.1

626.4
196.4
1,495.3
688.0
78.9

625.2
196.5
1,489.9
677.5
78.7

623.7
197.3
1,485.0
682.3
79.1

Ohio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oklahoma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oregon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pennsylvania. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rhode Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

847.7
204.5
229.6
1,145.7
101.7

872.2
208.0
237.4
1,156.5
103.0

870.0
207.8
237.8
1,162.9
102.2

872.1
208.8
237.4
1,165.5
102.8

480.6
138.5
162.2
504.3
50.6

485.8
144.5
170.5
510.3
50.0

480.3
143.3
171.6
509.1
50.4

481.8
144.8
170.3
513.1
50.0

777.8
335.6
298.1
751.1
61.1

770.9
340.7
289.1
737.1
60.7

772.3
339.8
291.6
728.5
59.9

768.3
338.7
293.0
730.4
59.9

South Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
South Dakota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tennessee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Utah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

214.1
64.7
376.1
1,400.8
155.6

217.9
65.8
380.1
1,428.8
158.1

217.6
65.7
380.1
1,435.5
159.2

218.1
66.1
383.0
1,442.1
160.6

209.0
43.6
263.0
1,013.8
108.4

212.5
45.0
264.5
1,039.8
113.9

210.0
43.2
262.8
1,034.5
114.2

211.3
42.1
266.7
1,049.4
113.6

334.6
79.0
432.3
1,856.5
217.0

331.4
76.5
424.8
1,827.8
215.0

334.9
77.3
433.1
1,812.9
214.7

332.5
77.5
438.9
1,801.9
215.3

Vermont. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
West Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wisconsin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wyoming1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

59.6
457.0
377.0
121.3
421.5

60.5
463.5
383.3
124.2
427.5

60.3
461.5
383.3
124.2
430.1

60.3
463.6
386.4
123.8
428.3

32.8
334.9
265.6
73.3
252.5
32.5

34.0
337.1
271.1
71.9
255.2
33.5

34.5
331.5
269.4
71.3
255.5
32.8

34.1
337.3
273.4
72.6
259.0
32.3

54.1
699.0
542.6
151.0
418.7
72.6

52.6
699.5
537.8
148.4
420.8
76.7

53.5
704.7
530.4
149.8
410.6
75.0

53.9
705.5
536.0
149.2
410.2
74.8

Puerto Rico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Virgin Islands1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

112.8

114.5

114.5

114.6

71.3
7.2

68.8
7.2

69.3
6.9

69.4
7.3

259.9
12.9

265.4
12.7

267.4
12.5

268.1
12.2

1 Missing series (denoted by -) are not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is small relative to the trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot
be separated with sufficient precision.
p Preliminary
NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2010 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional
and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted
[In thousands]
Total
State

September
2010

Alabama. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alaska. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Arizona. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Arkansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2011

Mining and logging


October
2010

September

2011p

1,871.1 1,871.0 1,876.9 1,880.7


339.2
343.3
324.8
327.1
2,363.5 2,418.0 2,388.8 2,433.5
1,170.1 1,177.5 1,181.7 1,180.5
13,865.5 14,126.5 13,987.2 14,227.7

Construction

October

September

October

2010

2011

2010

2011p

2010

2011

2010

2011p

12.0
16.3
10.7
10.7
28.1

12.7
17.1
10.9
11.0
28.7

12.1
16.3
10.8
10.6
28.2

12.7
16.8
11.1
10.9
28.6

88.2
19.0
110.8
49.8
566.7

83.8
18.6
116.3
50.4
584.7

88.0
17.6
114.0
49.0
565.0

81.9
17.5
118.6
49.0
582.0

Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecticut. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delaware1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
District of Columbia1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2,228.3
1,616.3
418.0
709.6
7,135.8

2,255.0
1,622.9
413.0
710.7
7,218.0

2,229.2
1,630.1
415.6
715.8
7,169.0

2,261.2
1,640.3
415.3
716.4
7,261.9

25.1
0.6

5.4

28.4
0.6

5.7

25.5
0.6

5.4

28.8
0.6

5.7

118.1
53.1
19.8
10.7
348.3

112.7
52.2
18.7
11.1
334.3

117.5
52.0
19.5
10.6
339.0

113.7
53.1
19.7
11.1
327.2

Georgia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hawaii1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Idaho. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Illinois. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3,824.2
584.4
610.9
5,655.1
2,823.9

3,792.3
592.5
618.3
5,699.4
2,824.4

3,851.4
590.7
613.2
5,681.1
2,841.1

3,818.8
597.0
617.4
5,743.0
2,828.7

9.4

4.0
9.5
6.8

9.0

4.1
9.8
6.8

9.4

3.8
9.6
6.8

9.0

4.0
9.6
6.8

150.5
28.5
33.4
213.8
121.6

136.4
28.7
32.8
218.4
130.1

148.1
29.0
32.9
214.3
124.5

134.4
28.7
32.6
218.8
129.1

Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Louisiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1,473.5
1,323.4
1,780.5
1,883.3
602.2

1,488.5
1,331.9
1,800.2
1,924.9
607.6

1,491.5
1,336.4
1,792.8
1,895.8
603.9

1,504.8
1,340.9
1,811.8
1,939.9
605.7

2.3
8.4
22.6
52.5
2.7

2.2
9.3
23.2
55.0
2.8

2.3
8.5
22.6
52.9
2.8

2.2
9.3
23.0
55.7
2.8

66.0
56.6
70.1
122.0
26.4

67.2
56.0
67.0
126.5
26.1

65.6
56.8
70.4
123.2
26.5

68.2
56.6
67.1
125.4
26.4

Maryland1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Massachusetts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Michigan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minnesota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mississippi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2,526.4
3,204.9
3,909.1
2,652.8
1,092.1

2,534.8
3,251.2
3,958.4
2,686.5
1,099.1

2,537.8
3,224.4
3,940.0
2,682.3
1,093.9

2,547.7
3,274.9
3,987.6
2,701.9
1,104.4

1.2
7.3
6.4
8.7

1.1
7.9
6.5
9.0

1.2
7.4
6.5
8.7

1.1
8.0
6.6
9.1

148.3
113.6
133.3
97.4
50.0

145.0
113.9
142.0
96.1
47.8

146.8
111.4
135.2
94.9
49.0

143.1
114.3
139.8
95.9
47.5

Missouri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Montana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nebraska1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nevada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Hampshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2,666.9
434.7
941.3
1,115.0
628.8

2,664.8
441.0
960.9
1,124.5
635.4

2,670.8
432.4
948.4
1,118.0
629.8

2,671.0
440.4
967.3
1,130.0
636.6

4.3
7.9

12.4
1.0

4.4
8.3

12.7
0.9

4.4
8.0

12.5
1.0

4.4
8.3

12.8
0.9

110.2
25.3
44.4
59.1
22.9

109.2
25.6
44.3
59.3
21.4

109.4
25.2
44.1
59.6
22.5

105.8
24.7
44.2
56.8
21.6

New Jersey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New York. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
North Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
North Dakota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3,851.3
804.9
8,554.6
3,885.4
382.6

3,871.9
809.7
8,639.8
3,892.8
401.3

3,871.8
806.8
8,663.5
3,897.8
387.3

3,894.7
811.8
8,727.0
3,909.0
405.9

1.4
18.7
5.8
5.7
12.1

1.5
20.4
5.7
5.7
16.9

1.4
18.9
5.8
5.7
12.4

1.5
20.7
5.7
5.7
17.5

134.1
44.6
322.5
177.5
24.2

138.2
40.4
326.1
176.2
29.0

132.6
45.5
317.2
179.0
23.9

135.8
41.4
325.7
174.3
28.0

Ohio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oklahoma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oregon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pennsylvania. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rhode Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5,068.7
1,525.9
1,605.6
5,645.6
464.5

5,137.9
1,571.0
1,632.9
5,695.2
465.5

5,102.6
1,537.4
1,621.2
5,693.3
466.5

5,166.6
1,584.2
1,645.5
5,748.4
466.3

11.6
44.3
7.2
28.7
0.2

12.1
48.8
7.1
33.5
0.2

11.6
45.1
7.1
29.2
0.2

12.2
49.5
7.0
34.1
0.2

180.3
68.6
72.2
228.2
17.0

187.2
73.1
75.7
232.0
16.2

180.7
68.6
71.8
227.3
16.9

187.4
74.2
74.4
230.8
16.8

1,807.2 1,823.1 1,817.5 1,832.5


407.9
408.6
408.1
410.0
2,633.3 2,655.8 2,643.4 2,667.9
10,364.5 10,617.0 10,449.4 10,681.9
1,192.7 1,225.2 1,195.2 1,226.8

4.0

211.5
10.8

4.1

252.5
11.5

4.0

213.1
10.9

4.0

256.8
11.7

78.5
23.1
109.0
571.4
69.3

75.7
23.0
114.2
604.7
69.0

81.1
22.9
109.6
580.3
69.1

76.4
22.7
113.2
598.1
70.7

0.8
10.6
6.3
31.0
3.3
25.7

0.8
10.4
6.3
32.8
3.3
28.5

0.8
10.6
6.2
30.8
3.2
26.1

0.8
10.5
6.1
33.1
3.3
28.3

14.8
187.3
148.3
35.4
101.9
24.7

14.7
183.0
146.3
34.7
95.7
25.3

14.4
185.3
149.7
36.5
102.0
24.4

14.9
184.5
146.0
35.7
94.0
24.7

30.0
2.0

29.4
2.0

29.0
2.0

29.6
2.0

South Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
South Dakota1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tennessee1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Utah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vermont. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
West Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wisconsin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wyoming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

299.2
3,640.5
2,788.4
753.1
2,755.9
290.9

305.4
3,654.7
2,827.8
756.7
2,778.8
297.0

303.5
3,656.8
2,806.5
757.7
2,773.9
287.4

308.6
3,681.6
2,848.8
762.5
2,779.4
292.5

Puerto Rico1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Virgin Islands1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

912.1
43.8

914.3
42.2

918.7
43.2

916.0
42.2

1 Mining and logging is combined with construction for states with this footnote.
p Preliminary
NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2010 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional
and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjustedContinued
[In thousands]
Manufacturing
State

September

Trade, transportation, and utilities

October

September

October

Information
September

October

2010

2011

2010

2011p

2010

2011

2010

2011p

2010

2011

2010

2011p

Alabama. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alaska. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Arizona. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Arkansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

236.7
14.4
146.7
161.0
1,256.0

238.0
14.1
151.2
155.7
1,268.6

235.8
9.7
147.1
161.0
1,248.0

237.7
9.5
151.8
154.6
1,256.2

359.2
65.0
461.4
235.3
2,619.7

363.0
67.0
469.6
234.4
2,653.1

359.8
62.2
466.0
235.9
2,639.4

368.2
63.3
472.6
233.0
2,660.8

23.6
6.4
36.0
15.3
432.7

23.4
6.5
36.3
15.6
454.5

23.7
6.4
35.5
15.4
431.3

23.4
6.5
36.4
15.5
456.7

Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecticut. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delaware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
District of Columbia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

126.2
166.6
26.3
1.2
306.1

127.2
167.0
26.1
1.1
306.7

125.9
166.9
26.2
1.2
304.9

125.9
166.4
26.3
1.1
306.9

397.0
288.8
74.5
27.2
1,442.0

402.5
291.8
72.6
25.8
1,461.0

397.0
292.1
74.0
26.7
1,451.2

404.7
294.3
72.3
26.5
1,471.4

70.7
31.9
6.0
18.7
134.2

67.1
31.6
6.0
18.6
128.8

71.1
31.5
6.1
18.7
134.7

67.5
31.8
6.1
18.6
130.1

Georgia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hawaii. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Idaho. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Illinois. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

345.4
12.8
53.8
562.8
453.3

347.9
12.8
55.1
572.6
457.1

346.2
13.0
54.1
562.5
451.8

345.6
12.8
55.7
572.5
457.3

806.4
109.3
121.9
1,125.8
542.3

804.6
108.4
122.9
1,139.0
533.6

813.4
109.5
121.4
1,133.3
545.1

816.8
108.7
124.3
1,146.3
537.2

101.3
11.2
9.5
100.2
35.2

97.6
10.8
9.2
95.6
34.7

101.6
11.2
9.5
101.0
34.9

97.5
10.7
9.2
97.5
34.4

Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Louisiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

201.8
160.1
212.1
136.9
51.0

207.7
163.6
216.4
144.7
50.5

202.0
159.6
211.8
139.1
51.4

208.9
164.1
218.1
146.9
50.9

298.2
250.2
359.0
363.2
117.2

303.1
248.9
359.1
368.2
120.1

301.8
251.1
359.6
366.2
117.7

306.2
248.5
361.5
369.6
119.9

27.7
30.2
25.9
27.5
9.1

26.8
27.1
25.7
28.5
8.8

27.9
30.2
25.9
27.8
9.2

27.0
27.1
26.1
28.6
8.8

Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Massachusetts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Michigan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minnesota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mississippi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

114.7
254.9
487.3
297.3
134.9

112.8
259.7
504.1
301.5
131.1

114.9
255.6
487.0
295.6
133.8

112.8
260.0
506.4
299.4
133.1

437.4
543.6
710.8
489.9
211.9

438.7
550.0
714.0
496.4
213.7

441.1
548.2
715.6
496.6
212.9

442.9
555.6
716.2
499.1
214.8

43.4
84.9
56.6
53.8
12.7

44.3
89.0
53.7
52.7
12.3

43.3
85.4
55.0
54.1
12.6

44.3
87.8
54.3
53.3
12.4

Missouri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Montana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nebraska. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nevada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Hampshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

244.2
16.5
91.8
37.9
66.1

253.7
16.1
94.6
36.0
66.2

245.2
16.9
91.9
37.5
65.7

255.3
16.3
94.5
35.9
66.1

510.1
87.1
194.7
209.3
131.4

512.0
88.6
199.0
205.1
129.9

510.5
87.0
196.5
209.0
132.3

511.5
89.2
201.3
206.5
130.2

57.8
7.3
16.7
12.3
11.4

54.0
7.4
17.2
12.4
11.4

58.1
7.3
16.8
12.4
11.4

53.4
7.4
17.2
12.5
11.5

New Jersey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New York. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
North Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
North Dakota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

258.5
29.8
460.3
433.7
23.0

248.9
29.7
457.3
435.9
23.2

258.1
29.4
458.7
432.8
23.4

250.3
29.7
452.4
433.8
23.7

808.2
133.0
1,460.9
709.8
80.8

821.8
139.0
1,466.2
716.0
85.4

811.2
134.6
1,470.5
712.4
81.1

827.3
138.5
1,465.7
717.7
87.2

79.6
14.2
252.6
68.1
7.2

75.5
14.0
253.8
67.9
7.3

79.9
14.3
253.5
68.2
7.2

74.0
13.8
252.7
68.0
7.2

Ohio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oklahoma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oregon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pennsylvania. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rhode Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

627.0
123.0
167.7
563.5
40.7

638.5
134.5
170.5
575.2
41.0

627.8
124.8
166.8
564.3
41.1

640.4
135.3
167.2
575.9
40.6

945.5
275.3
310.0
1,078.8
73.8

951.2
276.2
313.3
1,090.0
76.2

953.3
274.8
311.7
1,090.1
74.7

961.2
279.8
314.5
1,101.9
76.1

76.8
24.5
32.3
92.9
10.3

76.7
24.1
33.3
95.9
10.3

76.4
24.6
32.4
93.2
10.4

77.1
24.0
33.3
95.7
10.3

South Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
South Dakota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tennessee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Utah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

207.6
37.5
299.9
815.5
112.0

218.7
38.5
302.4
836.4
118.3

208.5
37.8
298.4
818.3
112.6

219.3
38.9
302.9
836.5
119.1

343.7
80.4
555.5
2,054.2
229.3

348.5
80.9
551.7
2,101.5
235.6

346.8
81.0
559.8
2,061.3
231.2

350.6
82.0
554.3
2,115.1
236.4

25.1
6.5
44.2
193.2
29.1

25.2
6.5
43.6
186.8
29.9

25.3
6.5
44.5
193.3
29.2

25.4
6.5
43.4
186.0
29.9

Vermont. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
West Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wisconsin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wyoming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

31.1
229.8
263.7
49.4
437.4
8.8

31.9
231.9
272.5
49.6
451.6
8.9

31.4
231.6
263.3
49.6
434.9
9.0

31.9
233.2
272.6
49.6
445.5
9.1

56.0
618.2
519.6
134.2
508.6
52.1

56.8
623.7
527.3
135.7
513.8
52.3

56.8
624.7
518.8
135.5
511.4
51.2

57.8
628.4
531.7
137.1
516.8
52.2

5.3
75.8
103.3
10.4
46.8
3.9

5.1
71.9
104.2
10.8
47.1
3.9

5.3
76.7
103.2
10.5
46.6
3.9

5.1
72.3
103.7
10.7
47.2
3.9

Puerto Rico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Virgin Islands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

86.4
2.1

81.6
2.0

86.9
2.1

80.9
2.0

166.2
8.2

164.6
8.3

168.0
8.2

163.3
8.4

18.7
0.8

19.4
0.8

18.9
0.8

19.5
0.8

p Preliminary
NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2010 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional
and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjustedContinued
[In thousands]
Financial activities
State

September

Professional and business services

October

September

October

Education and health services


September

October

2010

2011

2010

2011p

2010

2011

2010

2011p

2010

2011

2010

2011p

Alabama. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alaska. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Arizona. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Arkansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

91.2
15.0
160.9
48.5
759.5

91.8
14.8
162.4
49.9
754.1

90.9
15.5
162.6
49.1
761.0

92.4
15.1
162.9
50.3
758.8

211.9
27.4
337.0
119.5
2,088.4

216.0
28.3
337.7
121.1
2,161.7

213.4
26.3
340.4
122.3
2,103.1

218.2
26.9
339.6
122.3
2,186.6

216.4
41.7
343.9
167.1
1,782.2

214.7
43.3
363.4
168.9
1,827.5

217.6
42.2
350.3
169.1
1,813.7

215.1
43.9
367.3
171.0
1,860.5

Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecticut. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delaware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
District of Columbia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

143.1
134.3
43.0
25.9
466.8

139.3
133.0
42.8
27.2
469.7

142.2
135.2
42.5
26.2
467.5

139.3
132.9
42.8
26.9
470.1

332.5
192.2
54.5
148.7
1,035.2

340.7
194.5
53.2
151.9
1,046.0

331.9
193.7
54.1
150.0
1,031.6

341.4
197.6
53.1
153.7
1,058.1

265.3
308.0
65.0
109.1
1,074.5

275.1
315.6
65.3
108.5
1,106.9

269.4
312.1
65.8
113.2
1,084.4

276.5
320.6
66.4
111.2
1,114.0

Georgia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hawaii. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Idaho. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Illinois. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

202.6
26.6
28.7
359.1
129.9

192.0
27.0
29.2
354.4
133.2

204.2
26.8
28.9
357.5
129.5

192.5
27.2
29.2
356.1
131.8

523.4
71.5
75.3
814.8
280.4

537.6
74.7
74.9
833.0
286.1

533.2
72.0
75.2
818.1
286.1

544.9
74.7
74.0
844.4
287.2

487.4
75.3
84.3
833.5
428.0

492.1
78.3
86.3
851.4
428.3

490.1
77.3
86.0
847.1
435.2

497.9
78.9
86.8
865.5
431.7

Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Louisiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

100.9
70.7
85.2
93.2
31.4

98.7
68.0
83.0
95.3
31.9

101.8
70.0
85.7
92.5
31.2

98.3
67.6
82.8
97.1
32.0

123.0
141.2
181.3
193.5
56.1

125.1
147.6
193.0
195.1
57.1

126.0
144.2
184.9
194.1
56.4

126.5
149.5
195.2
195.0
56.9

212.0
179.2
250.6
272.0
118.5

216.1
184.8
254.6
290.5
122.2

218.1
183.0
252.3
274.9
120.8

222.7
185.5
257.3
293.0
123.2

Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Massachusetts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Michigan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minnesota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mississippi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

142.2
207.0
186.1
170.8
44.7

139.8
209.7
188.2
173.4
45.2

142.2
206.9
186.9
171.4
45.2

140.7
210.4
188.6
172.5
45.3

389.1
464.3
527.3
316.9
93.6

400.1
482.0
543.1
322.9
100.3

391.8
464.9
536.8
323.3
93.2

400.3
486.3
556.4
329.6
101.3

400.0
661.0
613.8
457.8
133.7

405.9
669.4
635.7
467.9
138.6

406.1
678.1
628.2
465.6
134.6

412.7
684.3
643.3
471.9
139.8

Missouri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Montana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nebraska. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nevada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Hampshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

163.9
21.2
68.4
51.8
35.6

161.4
20.7
67.9
47.0
36.1

164.0
21.1
68.6
51.5
35.3

160.6
21.1
68.2
47.1
35.5

322.9
39.8
102.6
134.9
64.8

321.3
39.7
113.7
142.8
68.2

322.9
40.2
102.8
136.3
65.7

325.5
40.3
114.0
143.3
68.4

407.9
63.9
135.5
99.7
110.0

410.4
64.4
136.6
104.9
112.2

410.2
64.4
137.3
100.5
111.3

413.4
64.7
137.5
106.3
113.1

New Jersey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New York. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
North Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
North Dakota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

253.9
32.5
667.0
199.9
20.4

255.5
34.4
677.4
201.0
20.5

254.9
32.8
669.2
200.3
20.4

253.9
34.6
677.3
201.5
20.4

591.0
100.5
1,106.9
489.6
28.5

606.5
93.2
1,139.4
498.5
30.8

590.4
94.2
1,122.8
495.1
29.2

605.5
93.2
1,154.3
504.5
31.3

601.7
120.6
1,692.8
534.8
55.3

613.7
127.4
1,727.0
536.9
55.4

611.9
121.2
1,748.1
538.8
55.5

624.2
128.1
1,771.7
543.3
56.0

Ohio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oklahoma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oregon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pennsylvania. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rhode Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

274.2
79.4
92.7
309.7
30.6

277.0
81.2
94.0
311.0
29.8

271.9
79.2
92.5
311.4
30.4

274.8
81.0
94.4
312.4
29.4

632.8
171.9
184.9
694.0
54.4

649.7
178.2
188.2
697.4
55.2

639.8
171.5
184.1
691.1
54.4

652.2
180.1
188.9
699.2
55.5

848.1
204.5
228.7
1,134.0
101.6

872.3
209.0
237.6
1,157.2
101.7

857.8
206.0
232.8
1,163.0
103.2

882.4
210.3
240.7
1,183.7
104.3

South Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
South Dakota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tennessee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Utah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

97.0
28.5
137.4
621.7
67.7

96.1
27.8
139.2
635.1
68.3

96.9
28.1
137.4
623.6
68.0

97.7
28.0
138.4
636.4
67.5

218.4
27.7
308.0
1,287.8
154.5

223.3
28.6
316.1
1,353.4
165.1

220.6
27.5
313.8
1,299.8
157.1

224.5
29.1
317.4
1,359.8
164.6

212.9
64.5
375.8
1,398.1
157.0

217.1
65.6
381.3
1,439.3
160.8

215.3
64.9
378.4
1,407.2
158.0

219.3
66.3
385.4
1,448.9
163.1

Vermont. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
West Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wisconsin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wyoming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

12.1
178.1
135.0
28.1
157.2
10.7

12.3
178.3
136.5
27.6
153.4
10.7

12.6
178.4
135.3
28.2
156.8
10.8

12.1
179.5
135.6
27.7
153.1
10.7

23.7
651.2
331.2
60.9
275.3
17.9

25.8
662.5
353.3
63.3
272.9
18.6

23.8
659.9
333.6
62.0
277.1
17.9

25.8
669.3
346.2
63.9
271.7
18.1

59.4
458.2
373.6
122.2
417.8
26.3

60.6
464.3
380.6
124.8
428.8
26.5

60.3
463.6
379.7
122.5
422.3
26.9

61.0
470.2
389.2
125.0
429.2
26.3

Puerto Rico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Virgin Islands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

43.7
2.3

44.9
2.3

44.4
2.3

44.9
2.3

106.9
3.4

107.5
3.4

108.0
3.4

106.3
3.4

112.9
2.5

114.6
2.4

115.2
2.5

117.1
2.4

p Preliminary
NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2010 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional
and will be revised when new information becomes available.

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table 6. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjustedContinued
[In thousands]
Leisure and hospitality
State

September

Other services

October

September

Government

October

September

October

2010

2011

2010

2011p

2010

2011

2010

2011p

2010

2011

2010

2011p

Alabama. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alaska. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Arizona. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Arkansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

168.9
35.2
249.2
101.5
1,509.5

170.6
37.2
259.9
104.6
1,544.1

169.4
29.9
250.3
104.2
1,495.8

168.4
30.7
260.7
104.2
1,533.8

79.7
11.8
87.6
43.3
485.7

80.1
11.1
86.7
45.3
482.8

80.0
11.9
89.3
44.7
487.4

81.0
11.3
86.1
45.3
485.0

383.3
87.0
419.3
218.1
2,337.0

376.9
85.3
423.6
220.6
2,366.7

386.2
86.8
422.5
220.4
2,414.3

381.7
85.6
426.4
224.4
2,418.7

Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecticut. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delaware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
District of Columbia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

264.7
139.0
45.6
59.4
895.8

276.1
137.4
45.6
59.0
947.9

256.7
137.4
42.4
59.6
912.1

268.5
135.2
43.5
60.4
950.9

93.0
60.7
19.6
64.1
308.5

92.7
60.5
19.9
63.1
309.9

92.8
60.3
20.0
64.9
312.0

94.3
60.5
20.0
63.7
310.2

392.6
241.1
63.7
244.6
1,119.0

393.2
238.7
62.8
244.4
1,101.1

399.2
248.3
65.0
244.7
1,126.2

400.6
247.3
65.1
243.2
1,117.3

Georgia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hawaii. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Idaho. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Illinois. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

376.5
100.5
61.0
528.1
278.5

372.1
103.0
64.4
531.0
278.6

377.4
99.7
58.5
518.3
273.1

375.5
103.5
59.5
524.5
272.3

153.6
26.4
21.3
252.6
107.5

154.1
26.6
21.4
252.7
105.7

154.5
26.6
21.4
254.1
107.8

153.0
26.6
21.2
252.6
105.5

667.7
122.3
117.7
854.9
440.4

648.9
122.2
118.0
841.5
430.2

673.3
125.6
121.5
865.3
446.3

651.7
125.2
120.9
855.2
435.4

Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Louisiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

132.6
115.0
171.3
195.1
67.7

136.9
115.9
179.2
197.2
69.2

129.9
114.3
172.6
193.5
62.0

133.5
115.1
179.3
199.2
62.3

56.8
51.1
71.2
66.4
19.8

54.7
51.7
71.3
64.9
19.6

57.2
51.6
72.5
66.4
20.0

55.4
51.9
71.2
64.8
19.6

252.2
260.7
331.2
361.0
102.3

250.0
259.0
327.7
359.0
99.3

258.9
267.1
334.5
365.2
105.9

255.9
265.7
330.2
364.6
102.9

Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Massachusetts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Michigan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minnesota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mississippi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

240.5
320.1
390.1
243.2
119.4

235.3
324.5
380.7
250.4
118.8

228.6
311.0
372.4
235.6
119.1

224.7
313.3
369.7
239.3
117.2

115.1
118.1
166.3
114.1
34.9

118.0
121.3
168.2
116.1
34.1

114.9
118.3
168.1
116.3
34.6

117.7
121.0
171.2
114.9
33.8

495.7
436.2
630.2
405.2
247.6

494.9
430.6
620.8
402.6
248.2

508.1
443.4
647.4
422.4
250.2

508.5
440.8
633.7
419.4
250.1

Missouri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Montana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nebraska. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nevada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Hampshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

279.4
59.4
82.9
309.9
66.7

274.8
63.1
84.2
321.0
72.3

272.0
54.3
80.7
309.5
63.5

271.4
58.6
82.4
324.2
69.6

117.1
17.1
36.7
34.4
21.2

117.4
16.9
36.6
35.1
20.3

117.7
16.9
38.1
34.4
21.7

116.0
16.7
37.0
34.9
20.6

449.1
89.2
167.6
153.3
97.7

446.2
90.2
166.8
148.2
96.5

456.4
91.1
171.6
154.8
99.4

453.7
93.1
171.0
149.7
99.1

New Jersey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New York. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
North Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
North Dakota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

350.8
85.0
760.5
403.3
35.1

344.2
85.4
771.9
412.5
35.9

335.7
83.9
743.4
397.2
35.5

329.4
84.4
760.5
403.7
35.5

159.6
27.9
363.8
158.1
15.5

158.4
28.4
362.3
155.5
16.8

157.6
28.2
369.8
157.5
15.8

160.2
28.1
365.9
155.9
17.2

612.5
198.1
1,461.5
704.9
80.5

607.7
197.4
1,452.7
686.7
80.1

638.1
203.8
1,504.5
710.8
82.9

632.6
199.3
1,495.1
700.6
81.9

Ohio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oklahoma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oregon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pennsylvania. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rhode Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

492.5
140.8
168.0
516.9
53.1

493.3
145.2
177.3
522.5
52.9

478.8
138.5
161.9
503.7
51.0

480.0
144.8
169.8
512.7
50.4

211.1
60.9
58.7
250.2
22.1

213.9
59.5
58.2
253.1
22.5

211.2
61.3
58.0
251.8
22.4

214.9
59.1
58.3
254.8
22.1

768.8
332.7
283.2
748.7
60.7

766.0
341.2
277.7
727.4
59.5

793.3
343.0
302.1
768.2
61.8

784.0
346.1
297.0
747.2
60.6

South Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
South Dakota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tennessee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Utah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

211.2
45.4
266.1
1,018.1
111.4

213.6
45.3
268.0
1,038.5
115.6

209.1
43.9
262.2
1,006.2
105.4

211.4
42.5
266.0
1,041.2
110.5

68.8
15.7
100.8
360.0
33.6

68.3
15.8
101.7
372.4
34.4

68.8
15.7
101.0
362.2
33.5

67.9
15.7
101.9
374.4
34.7

340.0
78.6
436.6
1,833.0
218.0

332.5
76.6
437.6
1,796.4
216.7

341.1
79.8
438.3
1,884.1
220.2

336.0
78.3
445.0
1,828.7
218.6

Vermont. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
West Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wisconsin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wyoming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

31.6
350.8
277.6
74.7
261.3
36.0

33.5
341.8
281.5
73.4
265.7
35.5

31.2
332.1
265.3
73.8
251.8
31.4

32.4
334.4
273.3
73.1
257.8
31.2

10.0
185.2
105.4
55.3
137.0
11.6

10.0
186.1
104.0
55.7
143.9
11.5

9.9
186.8
103.8
55.2
140.3
11.7

10.0
185.6
103.5
55.3
141.9
11.6

54.4
695.3
524.4
151.5
409.3
73.2

53.9
700.8
515.3
148.3
402.6
75.3

57.0
707.1
547.6
153.1
427.5
74.1

56.8
713.7
540.9
151.3
418.9
76.4

Puerto Rico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Virgin Islands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

71.2
7.1

69.3
6.7

71.0
7.0

69.1
7.0

15.3
2.2

15.0
1.8

15.4
2.1

15.2
1.8

260.8
13.2

268.0
12.5

261.9
12.8

270.1
12.1

p Preliminary
NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Estimates are currently estimated from 2010 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmarks are provisional
and will be revised when new information becomes available.

Chart 1. Unemployment rates by state, seasonally adjusted


October 2011
(U.S. rate = 9.0 percent)

Mountain

West
North Central
East
North Central

WASH.

MONT.

N.D.

MAINE

Middle
Atlantic

MINN.

ORE.

New England

IDAHO

VT. N.H.
MASS.
N.Y.

WIS.

S.D.

MICH.

CONN. R.I.

WYO.
PA
PA.

IOWA

N.J.

NEB.
OHIO
NEV.
CALIF.

ILL.

IND.
MD.

UTAH
COLO.

KAN.

DEL.

MO.
W.VA.
KY.

VA.

TENN.
ARIZ.

D.C.
N.C.

OKLA.

N.M.

ARK.

Pacific

MISS.

S.C.

ALA.
GA.

TEXAS

South
Atlantic

LA.

West
South Central

East
South Central

FLA.

12.0% or higher
10.0% to 11.9%
8.0% to 9.9%

HAWAII

6.0% to 7.9%

ALASKA

5.9% or lower