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 »

Announcement

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.

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.

Next Releases:

  • The Regional and State Employment and Unemployment data for March 2014 are scheduled to be released on April 18, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for March 2014 are scheduled to be released on April 29, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

LAU Economic News Releases

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly)

March 28, 2014

In February, 29 states had over-the-month unemployment rate decreases, 10 states had increases, and 11 states and the District of Columbia had no change. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 33 states and decreased in 17 states and the district. More »

Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment (Monthly)

April 09, 2014

Jobless rates were lower in February than a year earlier in 338 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 25, and unchanged in 9. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 286 metropolitan areas over the year, down in 77, and unchanged in 9. More »

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Regional and State Unemployment

February 28, 2014

Annual average unemployment rates in 2013 declined in 43 states and the District of Columbia, rose in 2 states, and were unchanged in 5 states. Employment-population ratios decreased in 28 states, increased in 17 states and the district, and were unchanged in 5 states. More...
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