About this page Child and Family Characteristics are gathered from several data sources; are presented in several formats; and are associated with several geographic regions. Many, but not all, of the variables represent family characteristics for children’s growth and learning. The data are organized into domains.

The variable on this page belongs to the following domain: Employment

Data are annual average unemployment rate.

Our interactive map lets users view the data by year. Users also can hover their cursor over individual counties to get the specific results for that county.

Regions in spreadsheets (by year):

  • 2008-latest available data: county
  • 2008-latest available data: multi-year comparison: county

Regions in PDFs (by year):

  • 2009-latest available data: county

Source of data: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics