To view or download state and local unemployment rates select, All Areas by Year or Single Areas for All Years under Labor Force Statistics.
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Labor Force Statistics
The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program generates estimates of total civilian labor force, employment, unemployment and unemployment rates. From here, you can request monthly and annually averaged not seasonally adjusted data for the United States, North Carolina, 14 Metropolitan Statistical Areas, 26 Micropolitan Statistical Areas, five Combined Statistical Areas, 24 Workforce Development Boards, seven Economic Development Regions, four Broad Geographic Regions, designated labor market area, all counties and all cities with a population of 25,000 or more. Monthly seasonally adjusted estimates, in which seasonal trends are smoothed for better comparison over time, are also provided for the nation and state.
| All Areas by Year
Choose a geographic level at which to view or download civilian labor force estimates data.
| Single Areas for All Years
Choose a specific geographic area and view or download civilian labor force estimates data for that area.
| Map of Civilian Labor Force Estimates
Choose a specific month and year and view a state map of total labor force.
|Access Local Area Unemployment Statistics using the Demand Driven Data Delivery System - D4|
Insured Unemployment Statistics
Insured Unemployment Statistics provides data on North Carolina’s insured employment and insured unemployment statistics by county. The rate of insured unemployment is the ratio of weekly average weeks claimed for UI benefits to employment covered under North Carolina’s UI system. The data on insured employment is a compilation of information obtained from the employer’s contribution reports. Insured employment and unemployment are provided Statewide and by county. Additionally, this monthly publication reports the insured rates for the current month, the prior month and one year ago.
Note: The methodologies and purposes of the insured unemployment rate and the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) total unemployment rate are different and the two statistics should not be confused.
Job Applicants Registered with ESC
A report of Statewide and county data reflecting the number of and the work experience for active job applicants registered with ESC. Reports for the period March 2004 through December 2006 were published every third month. Beginning January 2007, monthly reports are available. The accompanying narrative explains the usefulness of the report as an indicator of the available labor supply.
Employment Service and Unemployment Insurance Operations
An overview of Unemployment Insurance Claims activity including "Highlights" of the activity for the month as well as selected ESC Employment Service activity.
Quarterly Workforce Indicators
The primary data product produced by the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) partnership is the Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI). QWI data for North Carolina are available through a variety of mechanisms, currently hosted by the U. S. Census Bureau. Follow the links below to access the indicators for North Carolina and other partner states.
|QWI Online||Query system to access selected measures for user-specified geography, industry and time period|
|Data Tools||Links to other QWI data tools providing access by topic, such as industry snapshots or geographic summaries|
Announced Business Closings and Layoffs
The business closings and layoffs data at this site is collected from a survey of North Carolina newspapers, other publications and information supplied to the Employment Security Commission from employers experiencing these events. You can view monthly published reports for all counties. You can also create custom reports for a specific time period, geography and industry, or link to a more detailed search screen. All statewide layoff and closing information is not supplied to the Employment Security Commission for reporting purposes. Therefore, these data are not all inclusive and do not meet the Labor Market Information Division standard for accuracy.