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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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The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not administer or oversee unemployment insurance (UI) programs. You should contact your State workforce agency for information, using the Department of Labor's Career Onestop Service Locator.

Next Releases:

  • The State Employment and Unemployment data for June 2020 are scheduled to be released on July 17, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for June 2020 are scheduled to be released on July 29, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

LAU Economic News Releases

May jobless rates down in 38 states, up in 3; payroll jobs up in 46 states, down in 1

06/19/2020

In May, unemployment rates were lower in 38 states and the District of Columbia, higher in 3 states, and stable in 9 states. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 46 states, decreased in 1 state and the District, and remained unchanged in 3 states.
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May jobless rates up over the year in all 389 metro areas; payroll jobs down in 357

07/01/2020

Jobless rates were higher in May than a year earlier in all 389 metropolitan areas. Nonfarm payroll employment was down in 357 metropolitan areas over the year and essentially unchanged in 32.
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Jobless rates down in 10 states in 2019; employment-population ratios up in 16 states

03/04/2020

Annual average unemployment rates in 2019 decreased in 10 states, increased in 1, and were little changed in 39 states and the District of Columbia. Employment- population ratios increased in 16 states, decreased in 2, and were little changed in 32 states and the District.
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Alabama
9.9%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Alaska
12.6%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Arizona
8.9%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Arkansas
9.5%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

California
16.3%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Colorado
10.2%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Connecticut
9.4%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Delaware
15.8%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

D.C.
8.9%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Florida
14.5%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Georgia
9.7%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Hawaii
22.6%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Idaho
8.9%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Illinois
15.2%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Indiana
12.3%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Iowa
10.0%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Kansas
10.0%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Kentucky
11.0%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Louisiana
13.3%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Maine
9.3%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Maryland
9.9%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Massachusetts
16.3%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Michigan
21.2%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Minnesota
9.9%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Mississippi
10.6%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Missouri
10.1%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Montana
9.0%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Nebraska
5.2%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Nevada
25.3%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

New Hampshire
14.5%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

New Jersey
15.2%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

New Mexico
9.2%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

New York
14.5%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

North Carolina
12.9%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

North Dakota
9.1%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Ohio
13.7%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Oklahoma
12.6%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Oregon
14.2%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Pennsylvania
13.1%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Puerto Rico
-%(n) in May 2020 Historical Data

Rhode Island
16.3%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

South Carolina
12.5%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

South Dakota
9.4%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Tennessee
11.3%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Texas
13.0%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Utah
8.5%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Vermont
12.7%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Virginia
9.4%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Washington
15.1%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

West Virginia
12.9%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Wisconsin
12.0%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

Wyoming
8.8%(p) in May 2020 Historical Data

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