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Unemployment

National Unemployment
The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of households conducted by the Bureau of Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It provides a comprehensive body of data on the labor force, employment, unemployment, and persons not in the labor force (Bureau of Labor Statistics, monthly).

State and Local Unemployment
Monthly statistics on the civilian labor force, the number of persons employed and unemployed, and the unemployment rate in the counties and cities in Virginia (Virginia Employment Commission, annually and monthly).

Unemployment Insurance Claims
Unemployment compensation is designed to provide benefits to most individuals out of work for limited periods between jobs. Initial claims for unemployment compensation are an indicator of movements in the labor market. Data includes number of intial claims, claim payments, weeks claimed and more (U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, monthly, with annual summaries).