Local Area Unemployment Statistics

  • What is seasonal adjustment?

  • Why are all the detailed demographic data available monthly at the national level not available at the state and local level?

  • Where can I find LAUS estimates for smaller geographic areas that are not estimated?

  • How can I apply for unemployment compensation benefits?

  • How are the civilian labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment rate defined?

  • What is the difference between LAUS employment and CES employment?

  • How often are LAUS estimates revised?

  • How far back are historical LAUS estimates available?

  • Why are LAUS estimates for Florida not available at the same time as the national data are released?

  • Are only those people who are collecting unemployment benefits included in the unemployment estimates?

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