Local Area Unemployment Statistics The Local Area Unemployment Statistics program provides monthly and annual average estimates for labor force, employment, unemployment, and the unemployment rate for some 6,700 areas. The areas include census regions and divisions, states, metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), primary metropolitan statistical areas (PMSAs), labor market areas (LMAs), counties and county equivalents, cities with a population of 25,000 and over, and cities and towns in New England.