The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program produces estimates of civilian labor force, total employment, unemployment, and unemployment rates by place of residence. Monthly tables include estimates for the current month, previous month and the current month a year ago. Annual tables include both monthly data and calendar year averages. Seasonally adjusted estimates are available for the state and selected sub-state areas.

Geographic Coverage: Statewide, all Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), all counties, and cities with populations over 25,000.
Frequency: Monthly and Annually

Technical Note: The Local Area Unemployment Statistics 2015 redesign was introduced with the January 2015 estimates.  For the State, the entire historical series from January 1976 forward was replaced with estimates based on the redesigned models along with the Miami-Ft Lauderdale-West Palm Beach MSA which was revised back to January 1990.  For the remaining substate areas, the historical data were revised back to 1990 and a new methodology was introduced that only went back to 2010. Hence, many areas can be expected to display breaks in series between 2009 and 2010. 


Unemployment Statistics for Current Month
(includes state and national data)


Metropolitan Statistical Areas - Historical

By MSA: LAUS Historical (seasonally adjusted)

Statewide and All Areas

Monthly Data Tables per Year:(includes city estimates)

Monthly Data per Year:

Annual Averages:

Statewide Historical

Monthly from January 1976 to date:

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