The Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment (GP) contains information from the Current Population Survey (CPS) for census regions and divisions, the 50 States and the District of Columbia, and selected large metropolitan areas and cities. Data are provided on the employed and unemployed by selected demographic and economic characteristics. More »
Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment
Historical data series from the Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment, 1981-1998. Data for later years are available in PDF tables at https://www.bls.gov/opub/gp/laugp.htm.
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- What kind of information does Geographic Profile provide?
- How are the labor force components (i.e., civilian noninstitutional population, civilian labor force, employed, unemployed, and unemployment rate) defined?
- Why are the labor force estimates for areas and cities different between the LA (Local Area Unemployment Statistics) and GP (Geographic Profile) series?
- What is the difference between job losers and the unemployed?
- What is the Current Population Survey (CPS)?
- What are "household" and "establishment" data, and how do they differ?
- Why are not all the detailed data available at the national level also available at the state, metropolitan area, county, and city level?
- Why is the sum of the Black, White, and Hispanic origin data different from that for the Total group?
- Where can I obtain this type of demographic and economic data for areas not in Geographic Profile?
- Whom should I contact if I have additional questions?
All GPS FAQs »
- Local Area Unemployment Statistics—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.
- Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey—national data on employment, unemployment, earnings, and other labor market topics by demographic characteristics.
- Employment, Hours, and Earnings from the Current Employment Statistics survey (National)—monthly national data by detailed industry on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on the payrolls of nonfarm establishments.
- Employment, Hours, and Earnings from the Current Employment Statistics survey (State and Metro Area)—monthly data on employment, hours, and earnings by industry and geographic area.
- Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages—comprehensive employment and wage data by industry and geographic area for workers covered by State Unemployment Insurance laws.
- Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS)—a new monthly study that has been developed to address the need for data on job openings, hires, and separations.
- Occupational Employment Statistics—data on employment and wages for over 800 occupations and for about 400 nonfarm industries for the nation, plus occupational data for States and metropolitan areas.
- National Longitudinal Surveys—several surveys gathering information at multiple points in time about the labor market and life experiences of six groups of American men, women, and youth .
- Mass Layoff Statistics—reports on mass layoff actions that result in workers being separated from their jobs.
- Survey of Employer-Provided Training—provides detailed information on training by major industry division and by size of establishment from surveys conducted in 1993 and 1995.
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