Local Area Unemployment Statistics

LAU Economic News Releases

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly)

June 19, 2015

In May, 25 states had over-the-month unemployment rate increases, 9 states and the District of Columbia had decreases, and 16 states had no change. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 37 states and the District, decreased in 12 states, and was unchanged in Montana. More »

Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment (Monthly)

July 01, 2015

Jobless rates were lower in May than a year earlier in 346 of the 387 metropolitan areas, higher in 36, and unchanged in 5. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 319 metropolitan areas over the year, down in 63, and unchanged in 5. More »



Regional and State Unemployment

March 4, 2015

Annual average unemployment rates in 2014 declined in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Employment-population ratios increased in 35 states and the District, decreased in 12 states, and were unchanged in 3 states. More...


Caution: data in many archived news releases have been revised in subsequent releases.

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