The number of unemployed persons in The United States decreased to 13550 Thousand in August of 2020 from 16338 Thousand in July of 2020.

Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6561.13 Thousand from 1948 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 23078 Thousand in April of 2020 and a record low of 1596 Thousand in May of 1953. This page provides - United States Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Unemployed Persons - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on September of 2020.

Unemployed Persons in the United States is expected to be 12500.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in the United States to stand at 8500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 6890.00 Thousand in 2021 and 6200.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13550.00 16338.00 23078.00 1596.00 1948 - 2020 Thousand Monthly
Volume, SA

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.40 10.20 14.70 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 1371.00 1734.00 4791.00 -20787.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 1027.00 1481.00 4737.00 -19835.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 344.00 253.00 427.00 -952.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 29.00 41.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 870.00 866.00 6867.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 12580.00 12747.00 24912.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 428.00 212.00 4485.00 -19409.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 147288.00 143532.00 158803.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 13550.00 16338.00 23078.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.40 0.10 4.70 -1.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.60 34.50 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.70 61.40 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.94 0.87 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.70 18.60 27.40 4.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 116.86 114.37 116.86 17.00 points [+]
Productivity 110.95 108.31 110.95 25.99 points [+]
Job Vacancies 6949.00 5757.00 7746.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6618.00 6001.00 7520.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 115762.00 262649.00 671129.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 24.81 24.63 25.12 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.75 22.83 22.83 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth -1.14 -2.51 13.78 -6.97 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.80 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 329.13 327.17 329.13 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Employment Rate 56.50 55.10 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 122369.00 119532.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 24973.00 23982.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 878.25 913.50 5790.25 179.00 Thousand [+]


United States Unemployed Persons
In the United States, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.