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Announcement

Information on upcoming changes to state and local area labor force estimation in 2015 is available at www.bls.gov/lau/lauschanges2015.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 October 2014 are scheduled to be released on November 21, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for October 2014 are scheduled to be released on December 9, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

LAU Economic News Releases

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly)

October 21, 2014

In September, 31 states had over-the-month unemployment rate decreases, 8 states had increases, and 11 states and the District of Columbia had no change. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 39 states and the District, decreased in 10 states, and was unchanged in South Dakota. More »

Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment (Monthly)

October 29, 2014

Jobless rates were lower in September than a year earlier in 339 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 26, and unchanged in 7. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 314 metropolitan areas over the year, down in 53, and unchanged in 5. More »

Current

Annual

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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    • Labor force data by county, not seasonally adjusted, latest 14 months (TXT) (ZIP 1,847KB)
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  • Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population in states by sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, marital status, and detailed age:
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