For a research project I'm very interested in economic data such as unemployment rate on a monthly basis for individual counties in the US. Is this available somewhere?

I know that the information I'm requesting is quite detailed. Perhaps someone has made a model that makes reliable predictions on a monthly basis? I'd be very interested in that as well!

1 Answer 1


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS). These provide unemployment rates at various geographic levels: in states, metropolitean areas but also in counties. The summary can be found here.

You might have to apply for the data, though.

  • Amazing, thanks! Do you know if there's similiar datasets for other economic indicators?
    – pir
    Commented Feb 7, 2017 at 22:34
  • 1
    Maybe. Depends on which economic indicators you are looking for. For the structure of this site, it would be best if you ask another question specifying the economic indicators you are looking for. This way anyone sees the question and we (me or others) can help you there. Commented Feb 7, 2017 at 22:41

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.