Employment, Unemployment, and Labor Force Data

opendata.maryland.gov | Last Updated 16 Aug 2019

This dataset uses seasonally adjusted data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to present information on Maryland's labor force participation rate, employment rate, and unemployment rate.

Tags: labor force participation, unemployment, employment, bls, bureau of labor statistics

This dataset has the following 11 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Datedatecalendar_date
YearyeartextCalendar year represented by data
MonthmonthtextMonth represented by data
Date Labeldate_labeltextMonth and Year - Labels for graphing purposes
Civilian Non-institutional Populationcivilian_non_institutional_populationnumberRepresents the civilian, non-institutional population of Maryland aged 16 and over. This is the universe of the labor pool.
Civilian Labor Forcecivilian_labor_forcenumberThis represents the number from the labor pool who are either employed or are seeking employment.
Labor Force Participation Rateseasonally_adjusted_labor_force_participation_ratenumberThe civilian labor force divided by the total civilian non-institutional population. This represents the ratio of those employed or seeking employment out of the total potential labor pool.
EmployedemployednumberThe number of employed civilian, non-institutional residents age 16 and up
Employment Rateseasonally_adjusted_employment_ratenumberThe number of employed residents divided by the civilian labor force. This represents the percentage of those employed out of those who want to be employed (employed or seeking employment).
Unemployedunemployed_percent_of_populationnumberThe number of unemployed civilian, non-institutional residents age 16 and up
Unemployment Rateseasonally_adjusted_unemployment_ratenumberThe number of unemployed residents divided by the civilian labor force. This represents the percentage of those not employed out of those who want to be employed (employed or seeking employment).