Local Area Unemployment Rates

This data contains monthly civilian labor force, employment, unemployment and unemployment rate statistics for Kansas, metropolitan statistical areas, local areas, projections regions, counties and largely populated cities.


Labor Force Participation Rates                                 2018 Press Release Dates
Employment Definitions                                              Alternative Measures of Underutilization


LAUS Estimates from the BLS website
The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program is a Federal-State cooperative effort in which monthly estimates of total employment and unemployment are prepared for approximately 7,300 areas.

LAUS Estimation Methodology
The concepts and definitions underlying LAUS data come from the Current Population Survey (CPS), the household survey that is the official measure of the labor force for the nation. State monthly model estimates are controlled in "real time" to sum to national monthly labor force estimates from the CPS. These models combine current and historical data from the CPS, the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program, and State unemployment insurance (UI) systems.