Interactive Map
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.
Side by Side Maps
Compare maps for the same area for different times and demographic groups
Detailed Comparisons
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.
This project uses publicly available data sources from the Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other places. A detailed explanation of the methodology can be found here; the code here.
* Demographic Estimates of Employment and Participation, with Multistage Adjustment and Poststratification Synthetics