LAU Economic News Releases

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly)

August 18, 2014

In July, 30 states had over-the-month unemployment rate increases, 8 states had decreases, and 12 states and the District of Columbia had no change. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 36 states and the district, decreased in 13 states, and was unchanged in Iowa. More »

Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment (Monthly)

August 27, 2014

Jobless rates were lower in July than a year earlier in 348 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 16, and unchanged in 8. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 327 metropolitan areas over the year, down in 41, and unchanged in 4. More »



Regional and State Unemployment

February 28, 2014

Annual average unemployment rates in 2013 declined in 43 states and the District of Columbia, rose in 2 states, and were unchanged in 5 states. Employment-population ratios decreased in 28 states, increased in 17 states and the district, and were unchanged in 5 states. More...


Caution: data in many archived news releases have been revised in subsequent releases.