NC Commerce

Labor and Economic Analysis Division, Department of Commerce

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The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program generates estimates of total civilian labor force, employment, unemployment and unemployment rates. From here, you can request monthly and annually averaged not seasonally adjusted data for the U.S., North Carolina, metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas, prosperity zones, combined statistical areas, workforce development boards, broad geographic regions, designated labor market areas, all counties, and all cities with a population of 25,000 or more. Monthly seasonally adjusted estimates, in which seasonal trends are smoothed for better comparison over time, are also provided for the nation and state.

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