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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 »

How can I apply for unemployment insurance?

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 September 2019 are scheduled to be released on October 18, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data for October 2020 are scheduled to be released on October 22, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

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12/02/2020

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12/02/2020

//METRO Test 12032020// Jobless rates were lower in January than a year earlier in 296 of the 387 metropolitan areas.
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//SRGUNE ZUNI3PO Test 10292020// SRGUNE News Release

03/04/2020

//SRGUNE ZUNI3PO Test 10292020// Annual average unemployment rates in 2010 rose in 31 states and the District of Columbia, declined in 18 and did not change in 1. Employment-population ratios decreased in 43 states and the District of Columbia, increased in 3 and were unchanged in 4.
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COUNTY DATA

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Unemployment Rates, seasonally adjusted News Release

Alabama
6.6%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Alaska
7.2%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Arizona
6.7%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Arkansas
7.3%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

California
11.0%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Colorado
6.4%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Connecticut
7.8%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Delaware
8.2%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

D.C.
8.7%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Florida
7.6%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Georgia
6.4%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Hawaii
15.1%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Idaho
6.1%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Illinois
10.2%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Indiana
6.2%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Iowa
4.7%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Kansas
5.9%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Kentucky
5.6%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Louisiana
8.1%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Maine
6.1%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Maryland
7.2%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Massachusetts
9.6%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Michigan
8.5%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Minnesota
6.0%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Mississippi
7.1%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Missouri
4.9%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Montana
5.3%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Nebraska
3.5%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Nevada
12.6%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

New Hampshire
6.0%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

New Jersey
6.7%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

New Mexico
9.4%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

New York
9.7%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

North Carolina
7.3%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

North Dakota
4.4%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Ohio
8.4%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Oklahoma
5.3%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Oregon
8.0%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Pennsylvania
8.1%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Puerto Rico
8.4% in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Rhode Island
10.5%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

South Carolina
5.1%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

South Dakota
4.1%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Tennessee
6.3%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Texas
8.3%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Utah
5.0%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Vermont
4.2%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Virginia
6.2%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Washington
7.8%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

West Virginia
8.6%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Wisconsin
5.4%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

Wyoming
6.1%(p) in Sep 2020 Historical Data

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