This week we are exploring data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) – the 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.
Unemployment, Rate by County, January 2015
Unemployment, Rate by County, April 2015
Unemployment, Rate by County, July 2015
Unemployment, Rate by County, October 2015
More information on how the BLS handles local area unemployment statistics can be found here.