I thought that the St Louis FED was the ultimative resource for macro data, but even they don't appear to have a time series of state level unemployment numbers for the United States.

Who does?

  • $\begingroup$ bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm ; and Google returns more. $\endgroup$ Mar 5, 2015 at 2:06
  • $\begingroup$ @Anton I also found that. I should specify im looking for time series. $\endgroup$
    – FooBar
    Mar 5, 2015 at 3:12
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry for not having a specific link, but BEA has data on employment and CPS includes microdata on employment status. I hope someone will give a better source. $\endgroup$ Mar 5, 2015 at 15:24
  • $\begingroup$ BLS does provide time series. I am looking at a decade of monthly data for Delaware both seasonally adjusted and not right now. $\endgroup$ Mar 5, 2015 at 19:37

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DE Unemployment Rate Time Series

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment series of data provides monthly figures at the state level from 1976-2014 downloadable as Excel, CSV, or images.

I looked into the following Series:



Where LAU meant not seasonally adjusted, and LAS was seasonal, with the 3,4,5,6 standing for labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment rate, respectively, and the 10000000000000 (I believe) indicating the region I chose (in this example, the State of Delaware).

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