Sharing Website Content

Please feel free to share any data from my website. I encourage you to do so.

Subscription for Website Updates

I have a mailing list (that I use in BCC ..Blind Carbon Copy..mode only. If you want to be included in this mailing list to know when the website is updated, please send your email address to

I Have Added a Contribution Button to the Home Page

 I am looking for a sponsor for my website.  If you know anyone or any organization that would be willing to sponsor my site, please let me know.

This website will always have free access for anyone interested in the unemployment, election and general information about each state.

There have been close to 10,000 visitors to this site and your comments are appreciated.  (I’m slowly working on responding to the over 7,000 comments, 4,300 to go, that have been posted.)

If you find this website personally valuable, please make a donation by using the Donate button on the Home Page to help me offset the costs of maintaining the site.

Thank you.

Updated State/D.C./Puerto Rico Government Contact PDF’s

I’ve updated the PDF contact pages for all states, D.C. and Puerto Rico that contain links, email addresses, phone numbers and locations for all governors, U.S. Senators and U.S. House of Representatives. You can access these lists if you click on the ‘State Name’ Government Contacts at the top of the state Unemployment and Fun facts pages.

Website Was Hacked

A little over a week ago, someone hacked my website and redirected the link for my homepage to a unscrupulous website that was selling Microsoft licenses. The website was bogus and many of the links on it led to nowhere. With the help of the GoDaddy tech support, they were able to remove the malware and make my site updatable again. I have added security to the site to ensure that this does not happen again.

It has been updated with the September 2020 state, governor and up for reelection unemployment data.

Sorry if there was any disruption in your ability to view the site.

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Update to COVID-19 Interactive Data Hub

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Update to COVID-19 Interactive Data Hub TIP SHEET: CB20-TPS.23 MAY 15, 2020 —The Census Bureau has released an updated version of the interactive data hub on its COVID-19 resource page. The resource page is designed to help federal agencies, businesses and communities make decisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Version 1.2 of the interactive data hub includes: Improved search and navigation functions for impact reports Additional variables for: Nonemployer Statistics impact report Puerto Rico impact report Language Spoken at Home impact report Race and ethnicity Population and poverty status New policy maps for: Nonemployer statistics Language spoken at home Improved search by data category: Additional open data services  Data user resources: What’s new/coming soon Frequently asked questions Downloadable flyer/one-pager The Census Bureau provides access to this and all of its resources in support of the coronavirus response effort at <>.

International Trade Numbers Updated for November 2019

I’ve updated the chart with the International trade deficit, imports and exports for November 2019.

I have also have cleaned up charts for the people running for office in 2020.

2022 Election

The 2022 election is one that is critical to all of us in the United States.  There are 11 governorships and 36 senate seats that will be decided with the 2022 election.  I have accumulated by state, the unemployment statistics for all those running for Governor or U.S. Senate or not running for re-election.  The charts are on the State Unemployment page with links to a larger version.  (Please remember that unemployment numbers are down for the majority of those running for re-election making the numbers fairly insignificant.  The real indicator as to how well they’ve done is the comparison to the national percentage average.)

Municipality Charts Added to Many State Unemployment Pages

I’ve added several unemployment charts for municipalities on their corresponding state unemployment pages. A list of the municipalities can be found on the home page and the Municipalities page.

If you would like to see more, let me know which ones you would like to see added.

Website Tour Guide PDF

I’ve added a website tour guide document to the home page to help you explore the many pages of the website.

New Unemployed Numbers by State for Disabled and Not Disabled on the Annualized Tables

I’ve added and clarified my state unemployment statistics on each state unemployment page. I’ve added estimated numbers of disabled and not disabled people as well as identified my unemployment percentages for the two groups to be estimated.

I have to estimate these numbers because the Bureau of Labor Statistics does not keep these numbers.

To get my estimates I take the monthly national disabled and not disabled unemployment numbers and rates and factor them by the monthly total state unemployment numbers and rates.

I will continue to do this until I get a more accurate source.

So How’s Those Tariffs Working For Ya???

The nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $55.2 billion in August from $55.3 billion in July (revised).

Exports increased to $207.9 billion in August from $207.4 billion in July. Imports increased to $261.4 billion in June from $262.8 billion in July.

U. S. International Trade

Find the full release at the Census Bureau website. Contact us at or 1-800-549-0595 Option 4, with any questions.

Labor Force Increase Creates an Increase in the Unemployment

The labor force increased by over a half million people in June.  The number of people who have been unemployed 5 weeks or less increased by approximately 1 million.

Census Bureau Has Disabled Populations by State – 2008-2016

I found some tables on the Census Bureau site that have a lot of information that could be useful in calculating disable unemployed by state on a monthly basis.  There are some things I’m not quite clear on and will try to better understand the data before I attempt to use it.

I am now able to use Bureau of Labar data to calculate populations,

Links That Are Based On Words Don’t Stand Out

I’m not sure why but the links I have on the pages don’t show a different color or anything that makes you realize that they are links.  The only thing is that when you pass over them with your cursor, the finger appears.

I have figured out how to make the links stand out in different colors.

Let’s Get Political!!!

Remember, at the top of each state specific page (both unemployment and fun facts),”‘state name’ State Government” will give you a list of contact points for the Governor/Mayor, State Senators and Federal Representatives in Congress.

I would have one at the national level, but I felt that with all of the firings and resignations in the cabinet and other top level federal positions, I would have to hire someone full-time to keep up with the changes.