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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 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 2021 are scheduled to be released on October 07, 2021, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

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09/10/2021

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10/07/2021

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Unemployment rates up and employment-population ratios down in all states in 2020

03/03/2021

Annual average unemployment rates increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2020. Employment-population ratios decreased in all 50 states and the District.
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Alabama
3.6%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Alaska
6.7%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Arizona
6.7%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Arkansas
4.4%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

California
8.3%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Colorado
6.4%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Connecticut
8.1%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Delaware
6.4%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

D.C.
7.5%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Florida
4.8%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Georgia
4.3%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Hawaii
8.5%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Idaho
3.1%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Illinois
7.1%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Indiana
3.9%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Iowa
3.8%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Kansas
3.5%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Kentucky
4.7%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Louisiana
7.3%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Maine
4.8%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Maryland
6.2%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Massachusetts
6.5%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Michigan
4.9%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Minnesota
4.1%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Mississippi
6.2%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Missouri
4.1%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Montana
3.7%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Nebraska
2.8%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Nevada
8.0%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

New Hampshire
2.8%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

New Jersey
7.5%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

New Mexico
8.2%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

New York
8.2%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

North Carolina
5.0%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

North Dakota
4.2%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Ohio
4.7%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Oklahoma
4.3%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Oregon
6.0%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Pennsylvania
7.4%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Puerto Rico
8.4% in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Rhode Island
6.3%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

South Carolina
5.0%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

South Dakota
2.8%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Tennessee
5.0%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Texas
6.7%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Utah
2.8%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Vermont
2.9%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Virginia
4.7%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Washington
5.5%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

West Virginia
5.8%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Wisconsin
3.9%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

Wyoming
5.4%(p) in Apr 2021 Historical Data

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