Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:00 PM ~ 4:00 PM ET

Did you know that there are at least three sources of unemployment statistics in the United States?

Survey data gives you a better picture of the number of unemployed in the labor market than the Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims data from the Employment and Training Administration (ETA),


In this Association of Public Data Users (APDU) webinar, you will learn about the three primary data sources:

  1. Current Population Survey (CPS),
  2. Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS), and
  3. American Community Survey (ACS).

You will learn how these three data sources differ.  Then, we will explore how to access the official national and state unemployment statistics, based on the Current Population Survey (CPS).

Register for the "Intermediate Application of Data Sets: BLS Unemployment Data" to attend the July 15th event.




Garrett Schmitt, Senior Economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics