LAU Economic News Releases

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly)

August 15, 2008

In July, 43 states and the District of Columbia recorded over-the-month unemployment rate increases, 6 states registered decreases, and 1 state had no change. Between June 2008 and July 2008 nonfarm payroll employment increased in 14 states and the District of Columbia, and decreased in 36 states. More »

Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment (Monthly)

August 27, 2008

Unemployment rates were higher in July than a year earlier in 338 of the 369 metropolitan areas, lower in 25 areas, and unchanged in 6 areas. Among the 310 metropolitan areas for which nonfarm payroll data were available in July, 188 metropolitan areas reported over-the-year increases in employment, 110 reported decreases, and 12 had no change. More »



Regional and State Unemployment

February 29, 2008

Annual average unemployment rates declined in 28 states and the District of Columbia, rose in 16 states, and were unchanged in 6 states from 2006. Employment-population ratios decreased in 28 states, increased in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and remained the same in 5 states. More...


Caution: data in many archived news releases have been revised in subsequent releases.