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 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.
May 19, 2013
In April, 40 states and the District of Columbia had over-the-month unemployment rate decreases, 3 states had increases, and 7 states had no change. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 30 states, decreased in 18 states and the district, and was unchanged in 2 states. More »
May 01, 2013
Jobless rates were lower in March than a year earlier in 306 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 44, and unchanged in 22. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 287 metropolitan areas over the year, down in 80, and unchanged in 5. More »
March 1, 2013
Annual average unemployment rates in 2012 declined in 46 states and the District of Columbia,
rose in 2 states, and were unchanged in 2 states. Employment-population ratios increased in
26 states and the district, decreased in 18 states, and were unchanged in 6 states.
Caution: data in many archived news releases have been revised in subsequent releases.
Please note that the "Get Detailed LAUS Statistics" tools for data retrieval will be unavailable from 10:00 AM to approximately 10:30 AM on the day of a Local Area Unemployment Statistics release because the LAUS database is updated during that time. A schedule of upcoming release dates is available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausched.htm.
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Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)
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