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Local Area Unemployment Statistics

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Local Area Unemployment Statistics

By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Local Area Unemployment Statistics monthly dataset from Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Jan 25, 2021

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The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program produces monthly and annual public datasets including employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, states, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of residence.

The concepts and definitions creating the LAUS dataset come from the Current Population Survey (CPS), the household survey that is the source of the national unemployment rate. State monthly model-based estimates are controlled in "real time" to sum to national monthly employment and unemployment estimates from the CPS. Overall, these models combine current and historical data from the CPS, the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey, and state unemployment insurance (UI) systems.


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