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County Monthly Employment and Unemployment Trends
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Use the national scope county level interactive ranking table on this page to view labor force, employment, unemployment and unemployment rate for the most recent official estimate month (March 2011) and one year earlier.

Examine labor force trends and characteristics for individual metros with breakouts for each county in the metro. These data are presented in the metro Situation & Outlook (S&O) reports. Access the metro S&O reports via the MetroView web page.

  • MetroView: view metro Situation & Outlook reports.
  • Metro GIS Toolset: geospatial analysis of metro trends & patterns
  • Situation & Outlook Quarterly Briefings

Monthly Projections through 2012; Annual Projections to 2015
Proximity develops county-level current demographic estimates and annual demographic projections to 2015 (through 2012 for monthly series). Updated monthly, these estimates and projections provide a continuously refreshed view of what is changing, where and by how much. See details describing the CTD1 data and updates.

March 2010/2011 County Employment-Unemployment Characteristics
  Interactive ranking table -- click column header to sort; click again to sort other direction.
  More usage details below ranking table.
  See related Ranking Tables Main Page
Column headers:
Labor force (LF), Employment (Emp), Unemployment (UnEmp), and Unemployment Rate (UERate) shown for March 2010 (3/10) and March 2011 (3/11).

Usage Notes:
  • Click on a column header to sort on that column; click column header again to sort in other direction.
  • Click ShowAll button to show all areas and restore full set of data view.
  • Click State to view metros in a selected state (click ShowAll between selections).
  • Find by Name: key in partial area name in text box to right of Find-in-Name button
      then click button to locate all matches (case sensitive).
  • See related ranking tables.

Employment and Unemployment Data Development and Concepts

Civilian labor force. Included are all persons in the civilian noninstitutional population classified as either employed or unemployed.

Employed persons. These are all persons who, during the reference week (the week including the 12th day of the month), (a) did any work as paid employees, worked in their own business or profession or on their own farm, or worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a member of their family, or (b) were not working but who had jobs from which they were temporarily absent because of vacation, illness, bad weather, childcare problems, maternity or paternity leave, labor-management dispute job training, or other family or personal reasons, whether or not they were paid for the time off or were seeking other jobs. Each employed person is counted only once, even if he or she holds more than one job.

Unemployed persons. Included are all persons who had no employment during the reference week, were available for work, except for temporary illness, and had made specific efforts to find employment some time during the 4 week-period ending with the reference week. Persons who were waiting to be recalled to a job from which they had been laid off need not have been looking for work to be classified as unemployed.

Unemployment rate. The ratio of unemployed to the civilian labor force expressed as a percent [i.e., 100 times (unemployed/labor force)].

Data Access and Data File Structure Content
See CountyTrends Dataset 1 for more information.

Additional Information
Proximity develops geodemographic-economic data and analytical tools and helps organizations knit together and use diverse data in a decision-making and analytical framework. We develop custom demographic/economic estimates and projections, develop geographic and geocoded address files, and assist with impact and geospatial analyses. Wide-ranging organizations use our tools (software, data, methodologies) to analyze their own data integrated with other data. Contact Proximity (888-364-7656) with questions about data covered in this section or to discuss custom estimates, projections or analyses for your areas of interest.

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