NC Commerce

Labor and Economic Analysis Division, Department of Commerce

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How often are Labor Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) estimates revised?

Each monthly data release includes preliminary estimates for the current month and revised estimates for the previous month. At the end of the year, annual revisions are done. Annual revisions normally go back three years but sometimes revisions further back are needed due to methodological or geographic changes. Revisions are mainly based on more complete input data that become available during the course of the year and are intended to improve the accuracy of the estimates.

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