This system provides labor force data for individual cities from a database of
data from the Bureau
of Labor Statistics. It will display data on the number of employed
residents, the size of the labor force, and the unemployment rate during a selected month in two
selected years between 1990 and August 2012. It contains data for all of the U.S.
principal cities and metropolitan areas. This means that the definition of "Suburbs" for those metropolitan areas where
BLS does not publish some principal city data will
differ from the definition used in SOCDS Census data tables. Please see link at bottom of page for list.
*As of September 2006, SOCDS presents metropolitan area employment data according to the core based statistical area definition established by the Census in December 2003. Micropolitan area data are not included.
To retrieve a city's data, first choose
|Researchers wishing to obtain all of the data used to generate Current Labor Force Data tables can download it from BLS's Series Report system using these BLS locality codes.|
Send comments or report errors to: Huda.M.Elhassan@hud.gov
BLS does not publish data for the following cities click for list.