US Unemployment Rates Change Over The Year

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This dataset contains unemployment data at metropolitan area (MA) level, respectively the change over the year of unemployment rate. The data for the unemployment rate change over the year is starting from 2011.

Complexity

The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program is a federal-state cooperative effort in which monthly estimates of total employment and unemployment are prepared for approximately 7,500 areas: Census regions and divisions, States, Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Metropolitan NECTAS (New England City and Town Areas), Metropolitan Divisions and NECTA Divisions, Micropolitan Statistical Areas and Micropolitan NECTAs, Combined Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Combined NECTAs, Small Labor Market Areas, Counties and county equivalents, Cities of 25,000 population or more, Cities and towns in New England regardless of population. These estimates are key indicators of local economic conditions. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is responsible for the concepts, definitions, technical procedures, validation, and publication of the estimates that state workforce agencies prepared under the agreement with BLS. The concepts and definitions underlying LAUS data come from the Current Population Survey (CPS), the household survey that is the source of the national unemployment rate. The timing of data availability is controlled by the length of time required to produce and validate estimates.

Standard geographic area definitions based on existing political divisions are used by the LAUS program to determine the specific areas for which estimates are generated. These same definitions are used by other federal and state agencies, enabling comparison and tabulation of data across programs. Standardized definitions also increase the availability of input data for the LAUS program from other statistical or administrative programs.

This dataset contains only unemployment data, respectively the over the year change of unemployment rate data, for the metropolitan area along with their Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) codes. The unemployed persons 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 sometime 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. The unemployment rate represents the number unemployed as a percent of the labor force.

The rates changes over the year of rates and ranks data for the month of the last year are preliminary and not seasonally adjusted. At the same time, the data for the month of the year with which the last year is compared to obtain the over the year changes of rates and for over the year changes of rates ranks are also not seasonally adjusted.

Date Created

2018-02-06

Last Modified

2019-10-02

Version

2019-10-02

Update Frequency

Monthly

Temporal Coverage

2011-2018

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs; United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics;

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Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

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Keywords

Unemployment, LAUS Program, Unemployment Number, Unemployment Statistics, Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Highest Unemployment Rate, Lowest Unemployment Rate, Unemployment Rate, Unemployment Over The Year Change, Over The Year Change Ranks

Other Titles

US Metropolitan Areas Unemployment Rate Change Over The Year And Ranks, US Metropolitan Areas Monthly Statistics For Unemployment Rate Change, US Bureau Of Labor Statistics Unemployment At Metropolitan Area Level

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
First_Year_ComparedThe year for which is calculated the over the year change of unemployment ratedate-
First_Year_Month_Or_AverageSpecifies whether the value of the unemployment measure is corresponding to a specific month or is an average annual value of the year for which is calculated the over the year change in unemployment ratestringrequired : 1
Second_Year_ComparedThe year to which is compared the unemployment rate of the year for which is calculated the over the year change of unemployment ratedate-
Second_Year_Month_Or_AverageSpecifies whether the value of the unemployment measure is corresponding to a specific month or is an average annual value of the year to which is compared the unemployment rate of the year for which is calculated the over the year change of unemployment ratestringrequired : 1
Metropolitan_AreaThe name of the metropolitan area or the United Statesstringrequired : 1
Area_TypeSpecifies whether the metropolitan area is from Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) or a New England City and town area (NECTA)string-
Is_Large_Metropolitan_AreaSpecifies if the metropolitan area is classified by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment reports to be a large metropolitan areaboolean-
StateThe US state/s where the metropolitan area is locatedstring-
State_AbbreviationThe abbreviated name/s of the US state/s where the metropolitan area is locatedstring-
First_Year_Unemployment_RateThe value of the unemployment rate for the year for which is calculated the over the year change of unemployment ratenumberlevel : Ratio
Second_Year_Unemployment_RateThe value of the unemployment rate for the year to which is compared the unemployment rate of the year for which is calculated the over the year change of unemployment ratenumberlevel : Ratio
Over_The_Year_Change_Of_RateThe difference in rate between the first year unemployment and the second year unemploymentnumberlevel : Ratio
Over_The_Year_Change_Of_Rate_RankThe rank of difference between the first year unemployment year and the second year unemployment among all metropolitan areas differences for the same compared years and month (if is the case)integerlevel : Ordinal
First Year ComparedFirst Year Month Or AverageSecond Year ComparedSecond Year Month Or AverageMetropolitan AreaArea TypeIs Large Metropolitan AreaStateState AbbreviationFirst Year Unemployment RateSecond Year Unemployment RateOver The Year Change Of RateOver The Year Change Of Rate Rank
2011Year average2012Year averageUnited States8.98.1-0.8
2011Year average2012Year averageEl CentroMetropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)FalseCaliforniaCA28.927.4-1.539.0
2011Year average2012Year averageOdessaMetropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)FalseTexasTX6.14.6-1.539.0
2011Year average2012Year averageMobileMetropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)FalseAlabamaAL10.89.2-1.631.0
2011Year average2012Year averageAnniston-Oxford-JacksonvilleMetropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)FalseAlabamaAL10.38.9-1.459.0
2011Year average2012Year averageFlorence-Muscle ShoalsMetropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)FalseAlabamaAL9.58.1-1.459.0
2011Year average2012Year averageYakimaMetropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)FalseWashingtonWA10.710.6-0.1353.0
2011Year average2012Year averageBirmingham-HooverMetropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)TrueAlabamaAL8.87.0-1.88.0
2011Year average2012Year averageDecaturMetropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)FalseAlabamaAL9.78.0-1.717.0
2011Year average2012Year averageGadsdenMetropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)FalseAlabamaAL10.08.2-1.88.0