Resident civilian unemployment, rate per 100 persons 16 years of age and older in the labor force

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Resident civilian unemployment, rate per 100 persons 16 years of age and older in the labor force

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The rate of unemployment in an area is one indication of the state of the economy of that area and the opportunities for gainful employment.

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Definitions: Civilian unemployment is defined as adults 16 years of age and older who were not employed but were able, available and actively looking for work during the week including the 12th of the month. Individuals who were waiting to be recalled from a layoff, and individuals waiting to report to a new job within 30 days were also considered unemployed. The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed per 100 persons in the labor force (the sum of employed and unemployed). Rates represent the annual average.

Data Source: NYS Department of Labor, Division of Research and Statistics, Bureau of Labor Market Information Population Source: NYS Department of Labor, Division of Research and Statistics, Bureau of Labor Market Information.

Footnotes: Estimates for New York State and New York City are based on regression models from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor. Other sub-state estimates are prepared by the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Unit of the New York State Department of Labor, Division of Research and Statistics and are based on a set by BLS. Rates are per 100 persons 16 years of age and older within the labor force.