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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 Unemployment, Employment
Key measures
  • Labor force
  • Employment
  • Unemployment
  • Unemployment rate
How the data are obtained Estimated from multiple data sources
Classification system Geography
Periodicity of data availability Monthly, Annual
Geographic detail Metro area, State, County
Scope Civilian noninstitutional population
Key products
Program webpage

Last Modified Date: January 09, 2018