Bureau of Labor Statistics county unemployment statistics: 2000 - 2016
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BLS county unemployment statistics: 2000 - 2016

The script scrapes and combines local area unemployment (LAU) statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for all US counties and Washington D.C. from 2000 to 2016.

Example page: https://www.bls.gov/lau/laucnty16.txt.

county_unemploy.csv [Raw]

COLUMNS
Name Description
stfips State FIPS code
fips County FIPS code
county County name
stabbr State abbreviation
year Year
labor_force Number in labor force
employed Number employed
unemployed Number unemployed
unem_rate Unemployment rate