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Using the CSV file provided by St. Louis Fed (which is based on the data series LNS14000000 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics) I noticed that the date is always the first day of each month for the unemployment rate, i.e. for May 1957 it is 1957-05-01 and so on. Because BLS currently will announce the data for June 2018 on the 6th of July, I doubt that the CSV file is correct. Where can I find the accurate historic release dates for the unemployment rates?

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After some more intensive (4 mins) googling I found it on the BLS website.

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  • $\begingroup$ Could you mark the question as answered? $\endgroup$ – Brian Romanchuk Jun 24 '18 at 16:53
  • $\begingroup$ Hi. Welcome to economics.SE. This answer could be improved by reciting the solution in the text of the answer, rather than just providing a link. You could copy and paste in quotes. This follows the discussion found here: economics.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/53/… $\endgroup$ – jmbejara Aug 18 at 20:19

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