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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February 2017

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AreaLabor ForceEmployedUnemployedRate
Carson City250312354314885.9
Churchill County1038798884994.8
Clark County10576481003522541265.1
Douglas County229892178212075.3
Elko County273022620111014.0
Esmeralda County517500173.3
Eureka County10741033413.8
Humboldt County820178153864.7
Lander County318330101735.4
Lincoln County203019301004.9
Lyon County213391986114786.9
Mineral County198118661155.8
Nye County158531483510186.4
Pershing County247523391365.5
Storey County193118171145.9
Washoe County232515221830106854.6
White Pine County461744172004.3


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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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