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Local Area Unemployment Statistics

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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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Alabama 3.1%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Alaska 4.6%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Arizona 3.6%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Arkansas 3.4%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

California 5.3%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Colorado 3.7%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Connecticut 4.4%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Delaware 3.9%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

D.C. 5.2%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Florida 3.3%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Georgia 3.1%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Hawaii 3.1%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Idaho 3.3%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Illinois 4.8%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Indiana 3.6%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Iowa 2.8%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Kansas 2.8%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Kentucky 4.6%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Louisiana 4.3%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Maine 3.1%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Maryland 2.6%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Massachusetts 2.9%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Michigan 3.9%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Minnesota 2.7%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Mississippi 2.8%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Missouri 3.4%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Montana 3.1%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Nebraska 2.5%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Nevada 5.1%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

New Hampshire 2.6%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

New Jersey 4.7%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

New Mexico 3.8%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

New York 4.2%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

North Carolina 3.5%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

North Dakota 2.0%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Ohio 4.0%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Oklahoma 3.5%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Oregon 4.2%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Pennsylvania 3.4%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Puerto Rico 5.8% in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Rhode Island 4.1%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

South Carolina 3.2%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

South Dakota 2.0%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Tennessee 3.1%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Texas 4.0%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Utah 2.8%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Vermont 2.1%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Virginia 2.8%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Washington 4.8%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

West Virginia 4.3%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Wisconsin 2.9%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Wyoming 2.8%(p) in Apr 2024 Historical Data

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News Releases

//LAUS QCT ZUNI3 10042023// Jobless rates down in 37 states; payroll jobs up in 10 states

10/04/2023

//LAUS QCT ZUNI3 10042023// In March, unemployment rates were lower in 37 states
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//METRO Resilio Test 06032024// April jobless rates up over the year in 305 of 389 metro...

06/03/2024

//METRO Resilio Test 06032024// Jobless rates were higher in April than a year earlier in 305 of the 389 metropolitan areas, lower in 56, and unchanged in 28. Nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 49 metropolitan areas, decreased in 2, and was essentially unchanged in 338.
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Next Release

The State Employment and Unemployment data for July 2023 are scheduled to be released on July 25, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for June 2024 are scheduled to be released on June 05, 2024, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

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The Economics Daily

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Unemployment rate 1.5 percent in Ames, Iowa, and Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina

In September 2019, Ames, Iowa, and Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina, had the lowest unemployment rates among U.S. metropolitan areas, 1.5 percent each. Four other metropolitan areas in South Carolina and one other area in Iowa had unemployment rates below 2.0 percent. read more »