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State Profile: 2018 Labor Force



The following table shows national and state figures for the number of people employed in the Labor Force ranked from largest to smallest.

# State Labor Force
1 California 19,398,200
2 Texas 13,848,100
3 Florida 10,234,800
4 New York 9,574,700
5 Illinois 6,469,700
6 Pennsylvania 6,424,400
7 Ohio 5,754,900
8 Georgia 5,107,700
9 North Carolina 4,981,800
10 Michigan 4,902,100
11 New Jersey 4,422,900
12 Virginia 4,331,400
13 Massachusetts 3,805,500
14 Washington 3,793,100
15 Arizona 3,439,800
16 Indiana 3,381,700
17 Tennessee 3,244,900
18 Maryland 3,197,100
19 Wisconsin 3,133,300
20 Colorado 3,096,400
21 Minnesota 3,070,200
22 Missouri 3,052,400
23 South Carolina 2,323,200
24 Alabama 2,198,800
25 Oregon 2,104,500
26 Louisiana 2,103,500
27 Kentucky 2,061,600
28 Connecticut 1,905,300
29 Oklahoma 1,841,900
30 Iowa 1,686,800
31 Utah 1,572,100
32 Nevada 1,500,400
33 Kansas 1,482,200
34 Arkansas 1,351,500
35 Mississippi 1,275,700
36 Puerto Rico 1,084,100
37 Nebraska 1,020,200
38 New Mexico 940,400
39 Idaho 857,000
40 West Virginia 783,300
41 NEW HAMPSHIRE 761,800
42 Maine 698,700
43 Hawaii 678,700
44 Rhode Island 555,800
45 Montana 528,200
46 Delaware 482,500
47 South Dakota 459,500
48 District of Columbia 404,600
49 North Dakota 404,300
50 Alaska 356,900
51 Vermont 346,100
52 Wyoming 289,600

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Information and Analysis


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