The LAUS redesign has been a multi-year, multi-project initiative to improve labor force estimates for states and substate areas developed by the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program. The changes discussed in the research papers below had been announced through the Federal Register, with the opportunity for public comment through November 10, 2014.
In addition to these methodological changes, the LAUS program also implemented the 2010 Census-based federal statistical area delineations issued by the Office of Management and Budget effective with the publication of the January 2015 labor force estimates. More information on the 2010 Census-based federal statistical areas is available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.
Last Modified Date: March 17, 2015