Local Area Unemployment Statistics

The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, States, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of residence. More »


The LAUS series identification codes in the LABSTAT database were updated on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Information on this change, including a crosswalk between the old and new codes, is available at www.bls.gov/lau/codenotice.htm.

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How can I apply for unemployment insurance?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not administer or oversee unemployment insurance (UI) programs. You should contact your State workforce agency for information, using the Department of Labor's Career Onestop Service Locator.

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