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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December 2016

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AreaLabor ForceEmployedUnemployedRate
Nevada14270571357051700064.9
Carson City244302312913015.3
Churchill County1039799074904.7
Clark County1048321995400529215.0
Douglas County221512106610854.9
Elko County266892564510443.9
Esmeralda County521502193.6
Eureka County1026989373.6
Humboldt County804076833574.4
Lander County317730021755.5
Lincoln County20251929964.7
Lyon County211581983413246.3
Mineral County191418091055.5
Nye County158151481110046.3
Pershing County240622891174.9
Storey County19061813934.9
Washoe County23259022293596554.2
White Pine County449343101834.1

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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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