All data come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Unemployed is defined as those who are actively searching for work and have submitted a job application in the last four weeks. The unemployment rate does not include individuals who are less active in their job search or may have given up searching but would like a job if offered one.
The left-hand column of the first panel of the dashboard - individuals who are unemployed, working full-time, or working part-time - makeup what is called the “labor force.” All percentages are calculated as a percentage of the labor force. Individuals not included in the labor force are neither working nor actively looking for work. They might be students, retirees, disabled, staying home to care for family, or not actively searching for work for other reasons.