Tool For Searching State Unemployment Rates Launches

The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes databases that are absolutely filled with interesting data.

Since the beginning of 1976, the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) has been keeping track of unemployment and employment data for each of the 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico.

Simply visit our Historical State Unemployment Rates page and you will be able to access monthly data from each of the 50 states since the beginning of 1976.

Simply choose the state, month and year, and you will be returned the following information:

Unemployment Rate
Number of Unemployed
Number of Employed
Labor Force Participation

In addition, you will be given the state unemployment rates for each of the 12 months of the year that you are searching, as well as a graph that shows the overall trend for that particular year.

There are nearly 90,000 pieces of data in this database, so utilizing this tool will make it much easier for you to find the information that you want, rather than scrolling through an incredibly long text file that doesn't make much sense.

Need to find out what the unemployment rate in Nebraska was in December of 1982?

Need to find out how many people were unemployed in Ohio in January of 1994?

Need to find out how many people were employed in New York in December of 2008?

You can do that all with our new tool.

Source: Historical State Unemployment Rates