Monthly labor market indicators come from two primary sources. The Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Current Employment Statistics program provides the official “jobs numbers,” or estimates of employment by industry. Alternatively, the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program provides the data for the official unemployment rate statistics for local markets across the U.S.
BLS Labor Market Data in Excel Format
- Non-farm employment data: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Employment Statistics program
- Unemployment rate data: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics program