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.  


Generally, the BLS releases county employment data after releasing associated state data.  As a result, county data lag state data by about one month. 

Geographic Coverage: U.S., States, Counties

Periodicity: Monthly

Series Begins/Ends: 1991 - 2021

Data Source: BLS

New Database added:  Nov. 30, 2021 Estimated next update: Dec. 30, 2021

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