Labor Force Statistics

Local Area Unemployment Statistics

2016 Revised and preliminary data

(Updated 01/20/2017)

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Unemployment Rate Remains Steady

January’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.6 percent, the same rate reported for December.
Read more... (03/13/2017)

State data and average annual rates
January 2015 through January 2017 - Updated 03/14/2017



What is the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program?

The Local Area Unemployment Statistics program is a federal-state cooperative venture that counts the number of people working— not jobs—by where they live. The data collected include individuals either working or actively seeking work during any part of the week that includes the 12th of the month. The results are used to develop monthly estimates of labor force statistics—the number of persons employed, unemployed and the unemployment rate—at the state, county and labor market area levels and for selected cities.