Total Unemployed and Insured Unemployed--States: 1980 to 2005

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 611):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 62 rows and 19 columns.

7,637 represents 7,637,000. Civilian noninstitutional population 16 years old and over. Annual averages of monthly figures. Total unemployment estimates based on the Current Population Survey; see text, Section 1, Population, and Appendix III. U.S. totals derived by independent population controls; therefore state data may not add to U.S. totals. FIPS means Federal Information Processing Standards


  1. Total unemployment as percent of civilian labor force.
  2. Data not strictly comparable with data
    for earlier years. See text, this section, and February 1994, March 1996,
    February 1997-99, and February 2003-07 issues of Employment and Earnings.
  3. Source: U.S. Employment and Training Administration, Unemployment
    Insurance, Financial Handbook, annual updates.
  4. Insured unemployment as percent of average covered employment
    in the previous year.
  5. Includes 49,800 in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in 2000;
    and 43,600 in 2005.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.