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LA Metro Area Unemployment Rate (*data by sex, age and persons with disabilities not currently available at the local level)

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This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from City of Los Angeles statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Angeleno statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Angeleno-specific metadata information.

Indicator available
Indicator description
Geographical coverage

LA Metro Area (Los Angeles - Long Beach - Glendale)

Unit of measurement

Percentage

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Disaggregation Categories
WCCD/ISO 37120 Indicators on City Data Alignment

Aligns to WCCD 5.1-City’s Unemployment Rate; and 5.5 - Youth Unemployment Rate

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Unemployment rate, by sex, age and persons with disabilities

Indicator number

8.5.2

Target name

By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

Target number

8.5

Global indicator description

The unemployment rate is a useful measure of the underutilization of the labour supply. It reflects the inability of an economy to generate employment for those persons who want to work but are not doing so, even though they are available for employment and actively seeking work. It is thus seen as an indicator of the efficiency and effectiveness of an economy to absorb its labour force and of the performance of the labour market. Short-term time series of the unemployment rate can be used to signal changes in the business cycle; upward movements in the indicator often coincide with recessionary periods or in some cases with the beginning of an expansionary period as persons previously not in the labour market begin to test conditions through an active job search.

UN designated tier

1

UN custodian agency

International labour organization (ILO)

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Source 1

Organisation

United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Periodicity
Earliest available data
Geographical coverage

LA Metro Area (Los Angeles-Long Beach -Glendale)

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Next release
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Source 2

Organisation

World Council on City Data

Periodicity
Earliest available data
Geographical coverage

City of Los Angeles

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Next release
Statistical classification
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