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Labor force and unemployment statistics show the general level of economic activity and utilization of labor in the state. This information can be used to identify areas to look for work.

Employment and unemployment estimates are produced monthly by various geographic areas including statewide, county, MSA, and in some instances, major cities. The unemployment rate and unemployment insurance initial claim information is also produced monthly

Civilian Labor Force Estimates
Preliminary estimates and revised figures, for the total labor force, total employed, total unemployed, and percent unemployed--statewide, by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), cities over 10,000 in population, Regional Development Center (RDC) and county.

Unemployment Insurance Initial Claims
Monthly data on the total number of initial claims filed including previous month, previous year, and net change -- statewide, by county, and Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).


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