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State-by-State: Payrolls in U.S. Rise Less Than Forecast; Jobless 7.3%

State-by-State

  • About State-by-State

    State-by-State visualizes current and historical economic data and analytics about the U.S. Based on the Economic Health Index, State-by-State includes the latest state unemployment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (updated monthly), as well as state data on housing, health care, energy production, demographics and more. General election polling data from RealClearPolitics will also be included through the 2012 presidential election.

  • Features

    State-by-State allows users to rank any set of states across selected data sets and view trends over time. The tool provides historical data going back to 2000. Learn more about State-by-State features.

    Scheduled Updates

    Last updated: 07/29/14
    Next expected update: 07/30/14

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Welcome to State-by-State

Time series

Click a state bar to see the time series for that data since 2000. Then hover over other bars to compare.

Sorting

Click the ‘Sort’ button on any row to see the states ordered by descending rank. This will sort all other rows based on the new order.

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Unemployment Rate    

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  • Definition

    The unemployment rate is defined as the percent of the labor force that is unemployed. People are classified as unemployed if they do not have a job, have actively looked for work in the prior four weeks, and are currently available for work.

  • Methodology & Source

    The data on unemployment were collected as part of the Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly sample survey of about 60,000 households that obtains employment information among the nation’s civilian noninstitutionalized population aged 16 and over. The unemployment rate is updated monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Scheduled Updates

    Last updated: 07/04/14 national data (with 06/14 data); 07/18/14 state data (with 06/14 data)
    Next expected update: 08/01/14 national data; 08/15/14 state data

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Workforce in Construction    

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  • Definition

    Workforce in construction is defined as the percent of employees on nonfarm payrolls who are employed in construction, including engineers and contractors.

  • Methodology & Source

    The data on workforce in construction were collected as part of the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program, a monthly survey of about 141,000 businesses and government agencies, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls. The workforce data are updated monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Scheduled Updates

    Last updated: 07/18/14 (with 06/14 data)
    Next expected update: 08/15/14

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Workforce in Education & Health Services    

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  • Definition

    Workforce in education and health services is defined as the percent of employees on nonfarm payrolls who are employed in education and health services, including social work.

  • Methodology & Source

    The data on workforce in education and health services were collected as part of the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program, a monthly survey of about 141,000 businesses and government agencies, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls. The workforce data are updated monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Scheduled Updates

    Last updated: 07/18/14 (with 06/14 data)
    Next expected update: 08/15/14

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Workforce in Financial Activities    

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  • Definition

    Workforce in financial activities is defined as the percent of employees on nonfarm payrolls who are employed in financial activities, including finance, insurance and real estate.

  • Methodology & Source

    The data on workforce in financial activities were collected as part of the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program, a monthly survey of about 141,000 businesses and government agencies, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls. The workforce data are updated monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Scheduled Updates

    Last updated: 07/18/14 (with 06/14 data)
    Next expected update: 08/15/14

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Workforce in Information    

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  • Definition

    Workforce in information is defined as the percent of employees on nonfarm payrolls who are employed in information, including publishing, motion picture and sound recording industries, broadcasting, telecommunications and data processing.

  • Methodology & Source

    The data on workforce in information were collected as part of the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program, a monthly survey of about 141,000 businesses and government agencies, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls. The workforce data are updated monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Scheduled Updates

    Last updated: 07/18/14 (with 06/14 data)
    Next expected update: 08/15/14

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Workforce in Manufacturing    

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  • Definition

    Workforce in manufacturing is defined as the percent of employees on nonfarm payrolls who are employed in manufacturing, including the manufacture of food, textiles, apparel, wood, paper, petroleum, coal, chemicals, plastics, metal, computer equipment, transportation equipment and furniture.

  • Methodology & Source

    The data on workforce in manufacturing were collected as part of the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program, a monthly survey of about 141,000 businesses and government agencies, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls. The workforce data are updated monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Scheduled Updates

    Last updated: 07/18/14 (with 06/14 data)
    Next expected update: 08/15/14

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Workforce in Natural Resources & Mining    

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  • Definition

    Workforce in natural resources and mining is defined as the percent of employees on nonfarm payrolls who are employed in natural resources and mining, including agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction.

  • Methodology & Source

    The data on workforce in natural resources and mining were collected as part of the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program, a monthly survey of about 141,000 businesses and government agencies, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls. The workforce data are updated monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Scheduled Updates

    Last updated: 07/18/14 (with 06/14 data)
    Next expected update: 08/15/14

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Workforce in Professional & Business Services    

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  • Definition

    Workforce in professional and business services is defined as the percent of employees on nonfarm payrolls who are employed in professional and business services, including scientific and technical services, management, and waste management.

  • Methodology & Source

    The data on workforce in professional and business services were collected as part of the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program, a monthly survey of about 141,000 businesses and government agencies, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls. The data are updated monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Scheduled Updates

    Last updated: 07/18/14 (with 06/14 data)
    Next expected update: 08/15/14

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Workforce in Trade, Transportation & Utilities    

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  • Definition

    Workforce in trade, transportation and utilities is defined as the percent of employees on nonfarm payrolls who are employed in trade, transportation, warehousing and utilities.

  • Methodology & Source

    The data on workforce in trade, transportation and utilities were collected as part of the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program, a monthly survey of about 141,000 businesses and government agencies, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls. The workforce data are updated monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Scheduled Updates

    Last updated: 07/18/14 (with 06/14 data)
    Next expected update: 08/15/14

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