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Handbook of Methods Local Area Unemployment Statistics Overview

Local Area Unemployment Statistics: Overview

The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program produces monthly and annual estimates of civilian labor force, employed people, unemployed people, and unemployment rates for census regions and divisions, states, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities. These estimates are key indicators of local economic conditions.

Quick Facts: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
Subject areas Employment, Unemployment
Key measures
  • Labor force
  • Employment
  • Unemployment
  • Unemployment rate
How the data are obtained Multiple data sources
Classification Geography
Periodicity of data availability Annual, Monthly
Geographic detail County, Metro area, State
Scope Civilian noninstitutional population
Key products
Program webpage
Last Modified Date: January 09, 2018