Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment

The Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment (GP) contains information from the Current Population Survey (CPS) for census regions and divisions, the 50 States and the District of Columbia, and selected large metropolitan areas and cities. Data are provided on the employed and unemployed by selected demographic and economic characteristics. More »

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Historical data series from the Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment, 1981-1998. Data for later years are available in PDF tables at http://www.bls.gov/opub/gp/laugp.htm.

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  1. What kind of information does Geographic Profile provide?
  2. How are the labor force components (i.e., civilian noninstitutional population, civilian labor force, employed, unemployed, and unemployment rate) defined?
  3. Why are the labor force estimates for areas and cities different between the LA (Local Area Unemployment Statistics) and GP (Geographic Profile) series?
  4. What is the difference between job losers and the unemployed?
  5. What is the Current Population Survey (CPS)?
  6. What are "household" and "establishment" data, and how do they differ?
  7. Why are not all the detailed data available at the national level also available at the state, metropolitan area, county, and city level?
  8. Why is the sum of the Black, White, and Hispanic origin data different from that for the Total group?
  9. Where can I obtain this type of demographic and economic data for areas not in Geographic Profile?
  10. Whom should I contact if I have additional questions?

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