Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)

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The LAUS program produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for census regions and divisions, states, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of residence. The LAUS program provides labor force data (employment and unemployment rates) for each state and sub-state area (metropolitan areas, counties, and cities with populations larger than 25,000). LAUS data are used for planning and budgetary purposes , determining employment and training program needs, allocating federal funds under the workforce investment act (WIA) and the federal emergency management agency (FEMA), and identifying labor surplus areas, which receive preference in the awarding of federal procurement contracts.

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January 2018

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AreaLabor ForceEmployedUnemployedRate
Carson City259062440914975.8
Churchill County1051299795335.1
Clark County10834221025071583515.4
Douglas County227512157111805.2
Elko County268712575511164.2
Esmeralda County511489224.3
Eureka County1022984383.7
Humboldt County795376073464.4
Lander County313629711655.3
Lincoln County201319041095.4
Lyon County218422037514676.7
Mineral County201318901236.1
Nye County164361534010966.7
Pershing County256224341285.0
Storey County199018781125.6
Washoe County240940230144107964.5
White Pine County444542432024.5


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For Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) data, select Unemployment- Total Unemployment LAUS or select Employment- Total Employment LAUS. LAUS data is available at the State, MSA and County Level. Seasonally Adjusted data is only available at the state level. If you have questions about finding the data you are looking for, or if you experience problems trying to use the tool, please contact us at 775-684-0450 or at detrlmi@nvdetr.org.

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