Model of the Labor Force
The impact of the current employment crisis on places and people
[This site is for review and discussion purposes while it is in development.]
Labor force statistics in local areas, either as a whole or by demographic group.
Data Over Time
National or state-level demographics, monthly data back to 2010.
Graph statistics for many groups at the same time.
The DEEP-MAPS* model of the labor force projects official government labor force statistics down to specific neighborhoods and types of people in those places. In this website, you can create maps that show estimates of unemployment and labor force participation by race, education, age, gender, marital status, and citizenship. You can track labor force data over time and examine estimates of the disparate impact of the crisis on different communities. It is our hope that these estimates will be of help to policy makers, analysts, reporters, and citizens who are trying to understand the fast-changing dynamics of the current economic crisis.
These are modeled inferences, not reported data. They should be seen as suggestive rather than definitive evidence. They have uncertainty around them, especially for the smallest groups. We recommend they be used alongside other sources of data when possible.
* Demographic Estimates of Employment and Participation, with Multistage Adjustment and Poststratification Synthetics