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Local Area Unemployment Statistics

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

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Alabama 2.8%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Alaska 4.3%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Arizona 4.0%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Arkansas 3.6%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

California 4.1%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Colorado 3.3%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Connecticut 4.2%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Delaware 4.4%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

D.C. 4.7%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Florida 2.5%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Georgia 3.0%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Hawaii 3.2%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Idaho 2.9%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Illinois 4.7%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Indiana 3.1%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Iowa 3.1%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Kansas 2.9%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Kentucky 4.0%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Louisiana 3.5%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Maine 3.8%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Maryland 4.0%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Massachusetts 3.3%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Michigan 4.3%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Minnesota 2.5%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Mississippi 4.0%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Missouri 2.8%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Montana 2.8%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Nebraska 2.6%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Nevada 5.2%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

New Hampshire 2.7%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

New Jersey 3.4%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

New Mexico 3.9%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

New York 4.3%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

North Carolina 3.9%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

North Dakota 2.3%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Ohio 4.2%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Oklahoma 3.4%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Oregon 4.5%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Pennsylvania 3.9%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Puerto Rico -%(n) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Rhode Island 3.5%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

South Carolina 3.3%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

South Dakota 2.3%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Tennessee 3.5%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Texas 3.9%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Utah 2.2%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Vermont 2.6%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Virginia 3.0%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Washington 4.2%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

West Virginia 4.1%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Wisconsin 3.2%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

Wyoming 3.7%(p) in Dec 2022 Historical Data

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News Releases

December jobless rates up in 7 states, down in 5; payroll jobs down in 1 state

01/24/2023

In December, unemployment rates were higher in 7 states, lower in 5 states, and stable in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 1 state and was essentially unchanged in 49 states and the District.
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December jobless rates down over the year in 244 of 389 metro areas; payroll jobs up in 81

02/01/2023

Jobless rates were lower in December than a year earlier in 244 of the 389 metropolitan areas, higher in 115, and unchanged in 30. Nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 81 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in 308.
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Jobless rates down in 49 states in 2021; employment-population ratios up in 38 states

03/02/2022

Annual average unemployment rates decreased in 49 states and the District of Columbia in 2021, while the rate was little changed in 1 state. Employment-population ratios increased in 38 states and the District, decreased in 1 state, and were little changed in 11 states.
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Next Release

The State Employment and Unemployment data for January 2023 are scheduled to be released on March 13, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for January 2023 are scheduled to be released on March 17, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

The State Unemployment data for 2022 are scheduled to be released on March 1, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

Publications

The Economics Daily

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38 large metro areas had over-the-year decreases in unemployment rates in November 2022

Thirty-eight of 51 large metropolitan areas had decreases in unemployment rates over the year ended November 2022, while 9 of these areas had increases and 4 had no change. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California, and New Orleans-Metairie, Louisiana, experienced the largest decreases, 1.6 percentage points each. read more »