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Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)

The LAUS program provides information about employment, unemployment and the unemployment rates. Data for the U.S., Arizona and sub-state areas can be queried and retrieved in two formats.

Query tool for retrieving LAUS data in a format listing labor force, employment, unemployment and unemployment rate on separate rows for different time periods: Link to toolUPDATED APR-17-2014

SAMPLE DATA AND FORMAT:
Area Year Period Seasonal Adjustment Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemp. Rate
Arizona 1976 January Seasonally Adjusted 956,025 855,362 100,663 10.5%
Arizona 1976 February Seasonally Adjusted 958,407 859,680 98,727 10.3%
Arizona 1976 March Seasonally Adjusted 961,809 865,199 96,609 10.0%
Arizona 1976 April Seasonally Adjusted 966,066 871,507 94,559 9.8%

Query tool for retrieving monthly LAUS data in a series format listing labor force, employment, unemployment or unemployment rate in a single row: Link to toolUPDATED APR-17-2014

SAMPLE DATA AND FORMAT:
    Labor Force
Area Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Arizona 1976 956,025 958,407 961,809 966,066 971,252 977,235 983,739 990,171 996,062 1,001,368 1,006,394 1,011,291
Arizona 1977 1,016,335 1,021,208 1,025,934 1,030,908 1,036,274 1,041,849 1,047,373 1,052,185 1,055,858 1,057,859 1,058,435 1,058,311
Arizona 1978 1,058,378 1,059,529 1,062,284 1,066,349 1,071,473 1,077,391 1,083,750 1,090,434 1,097,601 1,105,612 1,114,336 1,122,636
Arizona 1979 1,129,449 1,134,136 1,136,941 1,138,892 1,141,200 1,144,911 1,150,693 1,158,526 1,167,482 1,176,222 1,184,364 1,192,293

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