Data Viz of the Week: 2015 Unemployment

This week we are exploring data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Рthe principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant.

The data below displays unemployment rates for counties within the United States. Click on any map to zoom to your location. Use the interactive map environment to turn layers on and off or add more data.

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Unemployment, Rate by County, January 2015

January unemploy

Unemployment, Rate by County, April 2015

April unemploy

Unemployment, Rate by County, July 2015

July unemploy

Unemployment, Rate by County, October 2015

October unemploy

More information on how the BLS  handles local area unemployment statistics can be found here.


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