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Labor Market Information Center

Labor Force and Unemployment Data


Retrievable Data

Get labor force data from the virtual LMI data system.

Labor force data (including unemployment levels and unemployment rates) are available for the following areas:

Nation | Statewide | Metropolitan Statistical Area | Micropolitan Statistical Area | Combined Statistical Area | County | OR you may select an area from a map.

Simply follow these steps:

Please note: The system may react slowly when selecting multiple areas, and some computers may time out before the data has been successfully retrieved, especially if you have selected multiple time periods as well.

Tip: At any point while using the virtual labor market data system, to clear all prior selections, click on the "Labor Market Analysis" link in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.

Labor Force Data for All States

Find links to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website for labor force data for all states, some including rankings.

Resources and References'

Release dates of labor force data

See definitions of employed, labor force, unemployed and unemployment rate for more information.

See definitions of Labor Market Area, Metropolitan Statistical Area and Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Technical Notes

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