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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 »

How can I apply for unemployment insurance?

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 September 2019 are scheduled to be released on October 18, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for October 2020 are scheduled to be released on October 22, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

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01/21/2021

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01/21/2021

//METRO chart test 1/22/2021// Jobless rates were lower in January than a year earlier in 296 of the 387 metropolitan areas.
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//SRGUNE ZUNI3PO Test 10292020// SRGUNE News Release

03/04/2020

//SRGUNE ZUNI3PO Test 10292020// Annual average unemployment rates in 2010 rose in 31 states and the District of Columbia, declined in 18 and did not change in 1. Employment-population ratios decreased in 43 states and the District of Columbia, increased in 3 and were unchanged in 4.
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COUNTY DATA

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  • Labor force data by county, 1990 annual averages (TXT, XLS)
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Unemployment Rates, seasonally adjusted News Release

Alabama
4.4%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Alaska
8.1%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Arizona
7.8%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Arkansas
6.2%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

California
8.2%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Colorado
6.4%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Connecticut
8.2%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Delaware
5.1%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

D.C.
7.5%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Florida
6.4%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Georgia
5.7%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Hawaii
10.1%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Idaho
4.8%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Illinois
6.9%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Indiana
5.0%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Iowa
3.6%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Kansas
5.6%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Kentucky
5.6%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Louisiana
8.3%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Maine
5.0%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Maryland
6.8%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Massachusetts
6.7%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Michigan
6.9%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Minnesota
4.4%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Mississippi
6.4%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Missouri
4.4%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Montana
4.9%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Nebraska
3.1%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Nevada
10.1%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

New Hampshire
3.8%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

New Jersey
10.2%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

New Mexico
7.5%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

New York
8.4%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

North Carolina
6.2%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

North Dakota
4.5%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Ohio
5.7%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Oklahoma
5.9%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Oregon
6.0%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Pennsylvania
6.6%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Puerto Rico
8.5% in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Rhode Island
7.3%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

South Carolina
4.4%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

South Dakota
3.5%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Tennessee
5.3%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Texas
8.1%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Utah
4.3%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Vermont
3.1%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Virginia
4.9%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Washington
6.0%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

West Virginia
6.2%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Wisconsin
5.0%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

Wyoming
5.1%(p) in Nov 2020 Historical Data

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