United States Unemployed Persons  1950-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of unemployed persons in The United States increased to 6981 Thousand in July of 2017 from 6977 Thousand in June of 2017. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6606.23 Thousand from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 15352 Thousand in October of 2009 and a record low of 1596 Thousand in May of 1953.

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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.30 4.40 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 209.00 231.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 205.00 187.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 4.00 37.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 16.00 12.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 232.00 244.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1953.00 1956.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 178.00 191.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 153513.00 153168.00 153513.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6981.00 6977.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.11 1.04 2.80 1.01 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.00 9.10 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.79 108.62 109.00 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.90 107.70 107.90 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6138.00 5665.00 6371.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6163.00 5702.00 6163.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 28307.00 31105.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.10 22.04 22.10 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.96 20.77 20.96 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 2.95 3.49 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.80 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.50 3.30 32.00 -48.40 Index Points [+]
Population 324.30 322.06 324.30 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 [+]
Living Wage Family 1496.20 1497.50 1497.50 1433.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1407.76 1399.20 1407.76 1302.75 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27535.00 27142.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 125921.00 125975.00 125987.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.20 60.10 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]


United States Unemployed Persons Notes

In the United States, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work. This page provides - United States Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6981.00 6977.00 15352.00 1596.00 1950 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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unemployed persons by Country

Last
Australia 730.60 Jul/17
Brazil 13.49 Jun/17
Canada 1246.80 Jul/17
China 976.00 Jun/17
Euro Area 14613.00 Jun/17
France 3483.20 Jun/17
Germany 2517.65 Jul/17
India 48.26 Dec/14
Indonesia 7005262.00 Dec/17
Italy 2854.77 Jun/17
Japan 1890.00 Jun/17
Mexico 1870180.00 Jun/17
Netherlands 436.00 Jul/17
Russia 3.91 Jul/17
South Korea 978.00 Jul/17
Spain 3477.11 Jul/17
Switzerland 143674.50 Jul/17
Turkey 3225.00 May/17
United Kingdom 807.80 Jul/17
United States 6981.00 Jul/17