The Hardest Working Cities in the USA

The Mankato-North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties) is one of the hardest working and most productive metros in the country.

According to the 2015 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, our MSA’s workforce (ages 16-64) ranks 5th in labor force participation…out of 381 MSAs across the country.  This type of engagement of the labor force is reflective of an employee’s high work ethic and resulting productivity for employers.

Many people choose to work beyond 64 years of age.  If you look at the Labor Force Participation Rate for 16 years and older, the Mankato-North Mankato MSA has the highest work ethic in the continental United States (73%).  Only Fairbanks, Alaska is higher at 74.7%.  Definitions are below the table.

Rank Geography Labor Force Participation Rate; Population 16 years and over Labor Force Participation Rate; AGE – 16 to 64 years
1 Fairbanks, AK Metro Area 74.70% 80.72%
2 Mankato-North Mankato, MN Metro Area 73.00% 82.91%
3 Iowa City, IA Metro Area 72.80% 80.65%
4 St. Cloud, MN Metro Area 72.60% 83.90%
5 Madison, WI Metro Area 72.60% 82.55%
6 Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area 72.40% 82.75%
7 Fargo, ND-MN Metro Area 72.40% 81.92%
8 Grand Island, NE Metro Area 72.30% 84.25%
9 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area 72.30% 82.64%
10 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area 72.10% 82.35%
11 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area 71.80% 80.01%
12 Appleton, WI Metro Area 71.40% 83.26%
13 Bismarck, ND Metro Area 71.40% 82.26%
14 Grand Forks, ND-MN Metro Area 71.20% 81.66%
15 Midland, TX Metro Area 71.20% 78.20%
16 Lincoln, NE Metro Area 71.00% 80.42%
17 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area 70.80% 79.95%
18 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area 70.60% 78.36%
19 Anchorage, AK Metro Area 70.50% 77.19%
20 Rochester, MN Metro Area 70.30% 82.96%
21 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area 70.30% 79.82%
22 Jacksonville, NC Metro Area 70.20% 77.34%
23 Manchester-Nashua, NH Metro Area 70.00% 80.61%
24 Austin-Round Rock, TX Metro Area 70.00% 77.27%
25 Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metro Area 69.70% 79.53%
26 Cedar Rapids, IA Metro Area 69.30% 81.39%
27 Green Bay, WI Metro Area 69.00% 80.90%
28 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area 68.90% 78.98%
29 Boulder, CO Metro Area 68.80% 76.45%
30 Raleigh, NC Metro Area 68.60% 76.89%
31 Wausau, WI Metro Area 68.50% 82.05%
32 Manhattan, KS Metro Area 68.50% 73.58%
33 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area 68.20% 75.79%
34 Odessa, TX Metro Area 68.20% 74.11%
35 Missoula, MT Metro Area 68.00% 77.85%
36 Bloomington, IL Metro Area 68.00% 77.01%
37 Lawrence, KS Metro Area 68.00% 75.43%
38 Provo-Orem, UT Metro Area 68.00% 73.74%
39 Dubuque, IA Metro Area 67.90% 81.25%
40 La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metro Area 67.90% 80.26%
41 Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metro Area 67.90% 76.06%
42 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area 67.80% 77.87%
43 California-Lexington Park, MD Metro Area 67.80% 76.41%
44 Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area 67.70% 78.04%
45 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metro Area 67.60% 78.23%
46 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area 67.60% 76.82%
47 Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN Metro Area 67.60% 76.62%
48 Fort Collins, CO Metro Area 67.50% 77.71%
49 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area 67.50% 77.20%
50 Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area 67.50% 76.54%
51 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metro Area 67.40% 79.70%
52 Sheboygan, WI Metro Area 67.30% 81.01%
53 Fond du Lac, WI Metro Area 67.30% 80.77%
54 Columbus, OH Metro Area 67.30% 76.48%
55 Greeley, CO Metro Area 67.30% 75.43%
56 Logan, UT-ID Metro Area 67.30% 74.46%
57 Casper, WY Metro Area 67.20% 76.82%
58 Lawton, OK Metro Area 67.20% 75.38%
59 Portland-South Portland, ME Metro Area 67.00% 79.24%
60 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metro Area 67.00% 77.91%
61 Columbus, IN Metro Area 66.90% 79.92%
62 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area 66.90% 79.75%
63 Norwich-New London, CT Metro Area 66.90% 78.38%
64 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area 66.90% 76.12%
65 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metro Area 66.90% 74.97%
66 Eau Claire, WI Metro Area 66.80% 78.27%
67 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metro Area 66.80% 76.80%
68 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area 66.80% 76.39%
69 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area 66.80% 73.69%
70 Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area 66.70% 78.25%
71 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metro Area 66.60% 77.85%
72 Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI Metro Area 66.60% 77.08%
73 Richmond, VA Metro Area 66.60% 76.64%
74 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area 66.60% 76.21%
75 Billings, MT Metro Area 66.50% 78.54%
76 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area 66.50% 75.53%
77 Janesville-Beloit, WI Metro Area 66.40% 79.04%
78 Rapid City, SD Metro Area 66.40% 78.75%
79 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area 66.40% 76.02%
80 Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area 66.30% 77.23%
81 Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area 66.20% 76.57%
82 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area 66.20% 76.29%
83 York-Hanover, PA Metro Area 66.10% 78.70%
84 Lancaster, PA Metro Area 66.10% 78.10%
85 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area 66.10% 76.17%
86 Columbia, MO Metro Area 66.10% 72.58%
87 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metro Area 65.90% 76.48%
88 Cheyenne, WY Metro Area 65.90% 76.44%
89 Reading, PA Metro Area 65.80% 78.30%
90 St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area 65.80% 77.30%
91 Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area 65.80% 74.43%
92 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metro Area 65.70% 77.39%
93 Reno, NV Metro Area 65.70% 76.79%
94 Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metro Area 65.60% 77.34%
95 Wichita, KS Metro Area 65.50% 75.97%
96 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area 65.40% 75.57%
97 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area 65.40% 74.62%
98 Savannah, GA Metro Area 65.40% 74.18%
99 Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area 65.40% 72.89%
100 New Haven-Milford, CT Metro Area 65.30% 75.97%
101 Racine, WI Metro Area 65.20% 77.54%
102 Watertown-Fort Drum, NY Metro Area 65.20% 75.35%
103 Amarillo, TX Metro Area 65.20% 74.17%
104 Greenville, NC Metro Area 65.20% 73.71%
105 Clarksville, TN-KY Metro Area 65.20% 72.60%
106 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area 65.10% 75.32%
107 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metro Area 65.10% 75.01%
108 Ames, IA Metro Area 65.10% 72.34%
109 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro Area 65.00% 77.28%
110 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area 65.00% 76.22%
111 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area 65.00% 76.14%
112 Trenton, NJ Metro Area 64.90% 74.14%
113 Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area 64.90% 73.92%
114 Santa Rosa, CA Metro Area 64.80% 75.91%
115 Tulsa, OK Metro Area 64.80% 74.75%
116 Lebanon, PA Metro Area 64.70% 78.45%
117 Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area 64.70% 74.20%
118 Columbia, SC Metro Area 64.70% 74.11%
119 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metro Area 64.70% 73.76%
120 Ann Arbor, MI Metro Area 64.60% 72.48%
121 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area 64.50% 75.15%
122 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area 64.50% 74.25%
123 Canton-Massillon, OH Metro Area 64.40% 77.86%
124 Rockford, IL Metro Area 64.40% 76.43%
125 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area 64.30% 77.08%
126 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metro Area 64.20% 75.94%
127 Toledo, OH Metro Area 64.20% 74.92%
128 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area 64.20% 74.01%
129 Boise City, ID Metro Area 64.20% 73.99%
130 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area 64.20% 72.65%
131 Napa, CA Metro Area 64.10% 76.31%
132 Joplin, MO Metro Area 64.10% 75.38%
133 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area 64.10% 72.85%
134 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metro Area 64.00% 77.28%
135 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area 64.00% 73.94%
136 Killeen-Temple, TX Metro Area 64.00% 71.53%
137 Peoria, IL Metro Area 63.80% 76.54%
138 Charlottesville, VA Metro Area 63.80% 74.06%
139 Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA Metro Area 63.70% 78.74%
140 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area 63.70% 76.01%
141 Springfield, IL Metro Area 63.70% 75.50%
142 Akron, OH Metro Area 63.70% 75.38%
143 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO Metro Area 63.70% 72.68%
144 Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area 63.60% 72.26%
145 Topeka, KS Metro Area 63.50% 76.59%
146 Jacksonville, FL Metro Area 63.50% 74.17%
147 Fayetteville, NC Metro Area 63.50% 71.90%
148 Lima, OH Metro Area 63.40% 75.41%
149 Rochester, NY Metro Area 63.40% 75.24%
150 Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metro Area 63.40% 73.49%
151 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area 63.40% 72.61%
152 Lafayette, LA Metro Area 63.40% 72.41%
153 Lubbock, TX Metro Area 63.40% 71.34%
154 Flagstaff, AZ Metro Area 63.40% 70.13%
155 Gettysburg, PA Metro Area 63.30% 77.51%
156 Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metro Area 63.30% 72.92%
157 Dalton, GA Metro Area 63.30% 71.90%
158 Great Falls, MT Metro Area 63.20% 76.26%
159 Sherman-Denison, TX Metro Area 63.20% 75.29%
160 Kennewick-Richland, WA Metro Area 63.20% 72.20%
161 Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area 63.20% 71.54%
162 Warner Robins, GA Metro Area 63.10% 73.20%
163 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area 63.10% 72.14%
164 Hinesville, GA Metro Area 63.10% 68.11%
165 Victoria, TX Metro Area 63.00% 74.14%
166 Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metro Area 63.00% 72.44%
167 Duluth, MN-WI Metro Area 62.90% 75.99%
168 Springfield, MA Metro Area 62.90% 73.30%
169 Idaho Falls, ID Metro Area 62.90% 73.03%
170 Burlington, NC Metro Area 62.70% 75.17%
171 Grand Junction, CO Metro Area 62.70% 74.51%
172 Pittsfield, MA Metro Area 62.60% 78.60%
173 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area 62.60% 74.76%
174 St. Joseph, MO-KS Metro Area 62.60% 72.88%
175 Hammond, LA Metro Area 62.60% 71.25%
176 Yakima, WA Metro Area 62.50% 72.06%
177 Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area 62.40% 75.83%
178 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metro Area 62.40% 74.58%
179 Evansville, IN-KY Metro Area 62.40% 73.96%
180 East Stroudsburg, PA Metro Area 62.40% 73.09%
181 Dayton, OH Metro Area 62.30% 74.49%
182 Midland, MI Metro Area 62.20% 74.99%
183 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL Metro Area 62.10% 74.51%
184 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metro Area 62.10% 71.67%
185 Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area 62.10% 68.99%
186 Williamsport, PA Metro Area 62.00% 75.22%
187 Winchester, VA-WV Metro Area 62.00% 74.21%
188 Syracuse, NY Metro Area 62.00% 72.99%
189 Bellingham, WA Metro Area 62.00% 72.59%
190 Lake Charles, LA Metro Area 62.00% 72.42%
191 College Station-Bryan, TX Metro Area 62.00% 67.98%
192 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area 61.90% 72.93%
193 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area 61.90% 71.84%
194 Corpus Christi, TX Metro Area 61.90% 71.45%
195 Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area 61.80% 72.63%
196 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metro Area 61.80% 72.58%
197 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area 61.70% 71.78%
198 Tallahassee, FL Metro Area 61.70% 69.57%
199 Bend-Redmond, OR Metro Area 61.60% 76.35%
200 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI Metro Area 61.60% 74.35%
201 Salem, OR Metro Area 61.60% 73.42%
202 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metro Area 61.60% 72.38%
203 Huntsville, AL Metro Area 61.60% 71.03%
204 Jackson, MS Metro Area 61.60% 70.83%
205 Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area 61.60% 70.56%
206 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metro Area 61.60% 69.79%
207 El Paso, TX Metro Area 61.50% 69.67%
208 Bloomington, IN Metro Area 61.50% 68.51%
209 Wenatchee, WA Metro Area 61.40% 74.20%
210 Gainesville, GA Metro Area 61.40% 70.78%
211 Owensboro, KY Metro Area 61.30% 73.99%
212 Glens Falls, NY Metro Area 61.30% 73.55%
213 Olympia-Tumwater, WA Metro Area 61.30% 72.88%
214 Jefferson City, MO Metro Area 61.30% 71.51%
215 Wilmington, NC Metro Area 61.30% 71.31%
216 San Angelo, TX Metro Area 61.30% 70.80%
217 Auburn-Opelika, AL Metro Area 61.30% 67.62%
218 Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area 61.20% 73.15%
219 Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA Metro Area 61.20% 71.50%
220 Coeur d’Alene, ID Metro Area 61.00% 73.91%
221 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metro Area 61.00% 73.50%
222 Cape Girardeau, MO-IL Metro Area 61.00% 72.56%
223 Farmington, NM Metro Area 61.00% 70.65%
224 Springfield, MO Metro Area 60.90% 72.45%
225 Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA Metro Area 60.80% 73.99%
226 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metro Area 60.80% 72.64%
227 Erie, PA Metro Area 60.80% 72.02%
228 Jackson, TN Metro Area 60.80% 71.49%
229 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area 60.80% 70.97%
230 Jonesboro, AR Metro Area 60.80% 69.26%
231 Fresno, CA Metro Area 60.80% 68.81%
232 Santa Fe, NM Metro Area 60.70% 73.29%
233 Albuquerque, NM Metro Area 60.70% 70.79%
234 Springfield, OH Metro Area 60.60% 74.29%
235 Dover, DE Metro Area 60.60% 72.41%
236 Spartanburg, SC Metro Area 60.50% 71.45%
237 Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC Metro Area 60.50% 71.24%
238 Kankakee, IL Metro Area 60.40% 72.24%
239 Monroe, MI Metro Area 60.40% 71.91%
240 Kingston, NY Metro Area 60.40% 70.16%
241 Harrisonburg, VA Metro Area 60.40% 68.73%
242 Chattanooga, TN-GA Metro Area 60.20% 71.65%
243 Sumter, SC Metro Area 60.20% 71.48%
244 Pocatello, ID Metro Area 60.20% 70.29%
245 Salinas, CA Metro Area 60.20% 68.44%
246 Panama City, FL Metro Area 60.10% 71.47%
247 Goldsboro, NC Metro Area 60.10% 70.18%
248 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area 60.10% 68.72%
249 Barnstable Town, MA Metro Area 60.00% 78.84%
250 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metro Area 60.00% 73.40%
251 Abilene, TX Metro Area 60.00% 68.88%
252 Waco, TX Metro Area 60.00% 68.84%
253 Stockton-Lodi, CA Metro Area 60.00% 68.57%
254 Roanoke, VA Metro Area 59.90% 73.02%
255 New Bern, NC Metro Area 59.80% 73.60%
256 Knoxville, TN Metro Area 59.80% 71.69%
257 Corvallis, OR Metro Area 59.80% 68.64%
258 Bakersfield, CA Metro Area 59.80% 66.97%
259 Laredo, TX Metro Area 59.80% 66.10%
260 Decatur, IL Metro Area 59.70% 73.17%
261 Bowling Green, KY Metro Area 59.70% 69.16%
262 Tyler, TX Metro Area 59.60% 69.08%
263 Modesto, CA Metro Area 59.60% 68.69%
264 Lewiston, ID-WA Metro Area 59.50% 74.71%
265 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area 59.50% 73.06%
266 Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area 59.50% 66.55%
267 Binghamton, NY Metro Area 59.30% 71.38%
268 Eugene, OR Metro Area 59.20% 71.12%
269 Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metro Area 59.20% 67.99%
270 Kokomo, IN Metro Area 58.90% 73.87%
271 Cleveland, TN Metro Area 58.90% 69.03%
272 Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS Metro Area 58.80% 68.97%
273 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area 58.80% 68.57%
274 Wichita Falls, TX Metro Area 58.80% 67.06%
275 State College, PA Metro Area 58.80% 65.80%
276 Muncie, IN Metro Area 58.70% 70.27%
277 Florence, SC Metro Area 58.70% 69.60%
278 Montgomery, AL Metro Area 58.70% 67.54%
279 Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metro Area 58.60% 70.15%
280 Las Cruces, NM Metro Area 58.60% 68.40%
281 Gainesville, FL Metro Area 58.60% 66.80%
282 Bangor, ME Metro Area 58.50% 69.19%
283 Rocky Mount, NC Metro Area 58.40% 69.49%
284 Lynchburg, VA Metro Area 58.30% 69.76%
285 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area 58.30% 68.18%
286 Bay City, MI Metro Area 58.20% 73.24%
287 Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metro Area 58.20% 69.98%
288 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA Metro Area 58.20% 69.09%
289 Carson City, NV Metro Area 58.10% 72.98%
290 Brunswick, GA Metro Area 58.00% 70.39%
291 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metro Area 58.00% 66.06%
292 Ocean City, NJ Metro Area 57.90% 73.54%
293 Tucson, AZ Metro Area 57.90% 70.89%
294 Valdosta, GA Metro Area 57.90% 66.40%
295 Ithaca, NY Metro Area 57.90% 64.03%
296 Elmira, NY Metro Area 57.80% 68.73%
297 Muskegon, MI Metro Area 57.80% 68.45%
298 Longview, TX Metro Area 57.80% 67.80%
299 Yuba City, CA Metro Area 57.70% 67.50%
300 Altoona, PA Metro Area 57.60% 71.80%
301 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metro Area 57.60% 71.28%
302 Utica-Rome, NY Metro Area 57.60% 69.84%
303 Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metro Area 57.60% 68.10%
304 Mobile, AL Metro Area 57.50% 67.64%
305 Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC Metro Area 57.40% 74.12%
306 Saginaw, MI Metro Area 57.40% 69.85%
307 Flint, MI Metro Area 57.30% 68.58%
308 Albany, GA Metro Area 57.30% 66.37%
309 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metro Area 57.30% 64.94%
310 Battle Creek, MI Metro Area 57.20% 69.85%
311 Albany, OR Metro Area 57.10% 69.94%
312 Carbondale-Marion, IL Metro Area 57.10% 67.85%
313 Terre Haute, IN Metro Area 57.10% 67.42%
314 Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ Metro Area 57.10% 65.74%
315 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area 57.00% 68.79%
316 Salisbury, MD-DE Metro Area 56.90% 70.47%
317 Asheville, NC Metro Area 56.80% 71.03%
318 Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metro Area 56.80% 66.62%
319 Rome, GA Metro Area 56.70% 66.86%
320 Visalia-Porterville, CA Metro Area 56.70% 64.17%
321 Longview, WA Metro Area 56.60% 69.72%
322 Dothan, AL Metro Area 56.60% 68.14%
323 Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL Metro Area 56.50% 67.74%
324 Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Metro Area 56.40% 69.44%
325 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metro Area 56.40% 65.26%
326 Merced, CA Metro Area 56.40% 63.31%
327 Medford, OR Metro Area 56.30% 69.74%
328 Morristown, TN Metro Area 56.30% 67.08%
329 St. George, UT Metro Area 56.10% 70.79%
330 Mansfield, OH Metro Area 56.10% 67.60%
331 Monroe, LA Metro Area 56.10% 65.12%
332 Pueblo, CO Metro Area 56.00% 67.68%
333 Chico, CA Metro Area 55.90% 67.40%
334 Parkersburg-Vienna, WV Metro Area 55.70% 69.02%
335 Walla Walla, WA Metro Area 55.50% 66.94%
336 Decatur, AL Metro Area 55.50% 66.10%
337 Alexandria, LA Metro Area 55.50% 65.37%
338 Johnstown, PA Metro Area 55.30% 69.74%
339 Gadsden, AL Metro Area 55.30% 66.77%
340 Macon, GA Metro Area 55.10% 64.63%
341 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metro Area 55.10% 63.96%
342 Danville, IL Metro Area 55.00% 67.65%
343 Wheeling, WV-OH Metro Area 55.00% 67.26%
344 Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Metro Area 55.00% 67.07%
345 Johnson City, TN Metro Area 55.00% 66.88%
346 Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metro Area 54.90% 60.25%
347 Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area 54.70% 70.31%
348 Hot Springs, AR Metro Area 54.70% 68.82%
349 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area 54.60% 67.90%
350 Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area 54.50% 65.05%
351 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area 54.40% 70.27%
352 Yuma, AZ Metro Area 54.30% 67.95%
353 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metro Area 54.30% 67.55%
354 Morgantown, WV Metro Area 54.20% 61.66%
355 Jackson, MI Metro Area 54.10% 65.42%
356 Texarkana, TX-AR Metro Area 54.00% 64.07%
357 El Centro, CA Metro Area 53.90% 62.06%
358 Tuscaloosa, AL Metro Area 53.90% 61.58%
359 Charleston, WV Metro Area 53.70% 65.87%
360 Port St. Lucie, FL Metro Area 53.20% 71.12%
361 Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL Metro Area 53.10% 74.64%
362 Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL Metro Area 53.10% 65.48%
363 Madera, CA Metro Area 52.90% 60.40%
364 Redding, CA Metro Area 52.50% 65.18%
365 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metro Area 52.20% 63.43%
366 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area 50.90% 68.73%
367 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metro Area 50.60% 66.90%
368 North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area 50.20% 70.93%
369 Grants Pass, OR Metro Area 50.10% 67.23%
370 Pine Bluff, AR Metro Area 50.10% 58.77%
371 Cumberland, MD-WV Metro Area 49.70% 62.48%
372 Prescott, AZ Metro Area 47.60% 66.57%
373 Beckley, WV Metro Area 47.60% 58.32%
374 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metro Area 46.80% 66.65%
375 Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ Metro Area 45.90% 58.20%
376 Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metro Area 45.10% 62.64%
377 Punta Gorda, FL Metro Area 43.90% 68.96%
378 Ocala, FL Metro Area 43.90% 61.04%
379 Sebring, FL Metro Area 41.60% 63.91%
380 Homosassa Springs, FL Metro Area 40.10% 62.95%
381 The Villages, FL Metro Area 22.90% 46.62%

Definitions

Unemployed: All civilians 16 years old and over are classified as unemployed if they (1) were neither “at work” nor “with a job but not at work” during the reference week, and (2) were actively looking for work during the last 4 weeks, and (3) were available to accept a job. Also included as unemployed are civilians who did not work at all during the reference week, but were waiting to be called back to a job from which they had been laid off, and were available for work except for temporary illness.

Not in labor force: Not in labor force includes all people 16 years old and over who are not classified as members of the labor force. This category consists mainly of students, housewives, retired workers, seasonal workers interviewed in an off season who were not looking for work, institutionalized people, and people doing only incidental unpaid family work (less than 15 hours during the reference week).

The short answer is this: unemployed workers are actively seeking work; those not in the labor force are not actively seeking work.

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