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State Profile: 2016 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 19,102,700
2 TEXAS 13,284,600
3 Florida 9,838,900
4 New York 9,584,500
5 Illinois 6,539,000
6 Pennsylvania 6,472,000
7 Ohio 5,713,100
8 Georgia 4,920,500
9 North Carolina 4,875,700
10 Michigan 4,836,800
11 New Jersey 4,524,300
12 Virginia 4,240,400
13 Washington 3,643,900
14 Massachusetts 3,588,600
15 Indiana 3,326,900
16 Arizona 3,237,900
17 Maryland 3,170,000
18 Tennessee 3,135,100
19 Wisconsin 3,120,200
20 Missouri 3,111,500
21 Minnesota 3,001,100
22 Colorado 2,891,000
23 South Carolina 2,297,800
24 Alabama 2,168,600
25 Louisiana 2,121,200
26 Oregon 2,055,100
27 Kentucky 1,992,000
28 Connecticut 1,891,800
29 Oklahoma 1,828,400
30 Iowa 1,700,700
31 Utah 1,511,500
32 Kansas 1,484,000
33 Nevada 1,427,100
34 Arkansas 1,342,700
35 Mississippi 1,280,400
36 Puerto Rico 1,121,100
37 Nebraska 1,011,000
38 New Mexico 927,400
39 Idaho 814,600
40 West Virginia 783,500
41 New Hampshire 748,600
42 Maine 690,600
43 Hawaii 685,400
44 Rhode Island 552,200
45 Montana 526,400
46 Delaware 472,700
47 South Dakota 453,100
48 North Dakota 416,200
49 District of Columbia 392,400
50 Alaska 360,400
51 Vermont 344,900
52 Wyoming 302,300

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


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