Bureau of Labor Statistics - LAUS

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.

BLS Handbook

BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 4 Measurement of Unemployment in State and Local Areas (pdf) Unemployment estimates for States and local areas are key indicators of local economic conditions. Data are used for planning and budgetary purposes and for determining the eligibility of an area for benefits in various federal assistance programs.

National Labor Force Statistics

National Labor Force Statistics Table A-1. Employment status of the civilian population by sex and age derives its figures from the Current Population Survey. In addition to Table A-1, there are many other combinations of historical labor force data available. Query by various federal tables for the past 10 years.

BLS Public Data Query

Local Area Unemployment Statistics Public Data Query offers data for all states and areas; searchable using the multi-screen query or one-page query (requires a Java-Enabled browser).

US Economy at a Glance

US Economy at a Glance allows for a map or text selection of the 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Select Wisconsin to view the past six months of data for labor force, nonfarm wage and salary, and other geographically based survey data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment

Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment offers annual labor force, employment, and unemployment data starting with 1997 for states and substate areas.

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