Technical information: (202) 606-6392 USDL 93-371 Media contact: 606-5902 For release: 10:00 A.M. EDT Wednesday, September 8, 1993 BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS RELEASES 1992 DEMOGRAPHIC DATA BOOK FOR STATES AND LARGE METROPOLITAN AREAS Which states had the largest proportions of unemployed persons who lost their last job? Do the proportions of women employed in various occupations differ by state? These and similar questions can be answered with the information contained in the databook, "Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment, 1992," recently released by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. The databook shows, with respect to the above questions, the following differences among states: --The proportion of unemployed persons who had lost their last job (as opposed to entering the labor force or voluntarily leaving a job) varies widely among states. Connecticut and New Jersey had the largest proportion of job losers--over 70 percent of the unemployed. In Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia, job losers accounted for about two-thirds of all unemployed persons. In contrast, job losers comprised only slightly more than one-third of the unemployed in both North and South Dakota. --The proportion of employed women who were executives or managers was fairly high (around 15 percent) in Alaska, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. The lowest proportion of employed women in such positions was about 7 percent in Alabama, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. "Geographic Profile" presents data on employment and unemployment for regions, states, and selected metropolitan areas and central cities. Estimates for metropolitan areas and cities are limited to percentages only, because population controls used for the estimation of these levels are not yet available for 1992. Most estimates are available by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, marital status, full- and part-time status, and occupation and industry. All estimates are annual averages derived from the Current Population Survey, a sample survey of some 60,000 households conducted monthly for BLS by the Bureau of the Census. "Geographic Profile" reports are published annually by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. "Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment, 1992," BLS Bulletin 2428 (Stock No. 029-001-03147-5) is available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, for $10.00. Make checks payable to the Superintendent of Documents. Visa and Master Card accepted. Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: 202-606-STAT; TDD phone: 202-606-5897; TDD message referral phone 1-800-326-2577.