Local Area Unemployment Statistics

Changes to State and local area labor force estimation in 2005

The LAUS Redesign has been a multi-year, multi-project initiative to improve labor force estimates for State and substate areas developed by the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program. Funding for the LAUS Redesign research and implementation activities was initially provided to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2001.

Questions and Answers on the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Program Redesign

Background Paper on Real-Time Benchmarking: "Proposed Improvement in Estimating and Benchmarking State Labor Force Estimates" (PDF 98K)

As part of the LAUS redesign, model-based error measures on the estimates and on over-the-month changes are available for the first time for regions, divisions, and states. The analysis in the monthly Regional and State Employment and Unemployment news release reflects the use of these error measures.

Information on Model-Based Error Measures for Regions, Divisions, and States

Last Modified Date: April 4, 2011

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