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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 »

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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 State Employment and Unemployment data for May 2020 are scheduled to be released on June 19, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for April 2020 are scheduled to be released on June 3, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

LAU Economic News Releases

April jobless rates up in all 50 states; payroll jobs down in all 50 states

05/22/2020

In April, unemployment rates were higher in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment decreased in all 50 states and the District.
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March jobless rates up over the year in 253 of 389 metro areas; payroll jobs up in 21

04/29/2020

Jobless rates were higher in March than a year earlier in 253 of the 389 metropolitan areas, lower in 123, and unchanged in 13. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 21 metropolitan areas over the year, down in 1, and essentially unchanged in 367.
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Jobless rates down in 10 states in 2019; employment-population ratios up in 16 states

03/04/2020

Annual average unemployment rates in 2019 decreased in 10 states, increased in 1, and were little changed in 39 states and the District of Columbia. Employment- population ratios increased in 16 states, decreased in 2, and were little changed in 32 states and the District.
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Unemployment Rates, seasonally adjusted News Release

Alabama
12.9%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Alaska
12.9%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Arizona
12.6%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Arkansas
10.2%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

California
15.5%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Colorado
11.3%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Connecticut
7.9%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Delaware
14.3%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

D.C.
11.1%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Florida
12.9%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Georgia
11.9%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Hawaii
22.3%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Idaho
11.5%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Illinois
16.4%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Indiana
16.9%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Iowa
10.2%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Kansas
11.2%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Kentucky
15.4%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Louisiana
14.5%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Maine
10.6%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Maryland
9.9%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Massachusetts
15.1%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Michigan
22.7%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Minnesota
8.1%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Mississippi
15.4%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Missouri
9.7%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Montana
11.3%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Nebraska
8.3%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Nevada
28.2%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

New Hampshire
16.3%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

New Jersey
15.3%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

New Mexico
11.3%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

New York
14.5%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

North Carolina
12.2%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

North Dakota
8.5%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Ohio
16.8%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Oklahoma
13.7%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Oregon
14.2%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Pennsylvania
15.1%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Puerto Rico
-%(n) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Rhode Island
17.0%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

South Carolina
12.1%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

South Dakota
10.2%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Tennessee
14.7%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Texas
12.8%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Utah
9.7%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Vermont
15.6%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Virginia
10.6%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Washington
15.4%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

West Virginia
15.2%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Wisconsin
14.1%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

Wyoming
9.2%(p) in Apr 2020 Historical Data

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