Employment and Unemployment

Summary: Number of employed, unemployed, civilian labor force, civilian noninstitutional population, labor force participation rate, and unemployment rate

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This database provides monthly employment and unemployment data for the U.S., state, and counties.  As indicated, data are available not adjusted for seasonal variations and adjusted for such. See this BLS glossary for detailed information on terms used.  


The BLS releases county employment data after releasing associated state data.  As a result, state and county data lag U.S. data by about one month. 

Geographic Coverage: U.S., States, Counties

Periodicity: Monthly

Series Begins/Ends: 1991 - 2023