An interactive visualization of the civilian labor force, employment, and unemployment, for each state.
In the example from the visualization shown below, which shows indexed employment growth, you can see that Kansas (the highlighted line) is not faring well. There aren’t many states whose lines are below that of Kansas.
This data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a division of the United States Department of Labor. It is current through January 2018.
Click here to use the visualization and to learn about the meaning of the data series. There are four views of the data, accessible through the tabs along the top. You may select a time frame and any combination of states. By clicking on the color legend, you can emphasize the lines for one or more states. (Ctrl+click to add more than one line.)