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Labor Market Statistics - Local Area Unemployment Statistics


The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program is a federal-state cooperative effort, which produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for approximately 7,500 Census regions and divisions, States, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of residence areas.

The Economic Research and Analysis Division of Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) provides these estimates for the State of Oklahoma, metropolitan areas, counties, and many cities.


Bureau of Labor Statistics:  The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program offers current and historical labor force and unemployment rate data at the statewide, MSA, and county levels for all U.S. States and territories.  To access the LAUS program's home page click here. 

County Data in an Excel Spreadsheet:  Click here view monthly Labor Force, Employment, Unemployment, and Unemployment Rate data by county for the years 1999 to current. 

Publications:  The Labor Force Datapublication includes the civilian labor force data, employed, unemployed, and the unemployment rate for the state, counties and metropolitan statistical areas.  To access it, please click here

Oklahoma State and Sub-state Employment and Unemployment Press Release Schedule.

LAUS Data Summary GIS Maps