United States Unemployed Persons  1950-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of unemployed persons in The United States decreased to 6234 Thousand in August of 2018 from 6280 Thousand in July of 2018. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6605.10 Thousand from 1950 until 2018, 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 3.90 3.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 201.00 147.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 204.00 153.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -3.00 -6.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -3.00 18.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 204.00 205.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1696.00 1711.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 163.00 217.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 155542.00 155965.00 155965.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6234.00 6280.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.40 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.82 0.88 2.80 0.74 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.60 8.90 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.33 109.60 109.60 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 105.08 104.34 105.08 26.03 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7313.00 6653.00 7313.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6939.00 6822.00 6939.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 38472.00 27122.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.73 22.66 22.73 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.83 4.99 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.42 21.41 21.53 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.80 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Population 325.72 323.41 325.72 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 60.30 60.50 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 128577.00 129021.00 129021.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26913.00 26992.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2240.00 2150.00 2240.00 2120.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1540.00 1460.00 1540.00 1420.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4290.00 4120.00 4320.00 3640.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2090.00 1830.00 2100.00 1650.00 USD/Month [+]


United States Unemployed Persons

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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6234.00 6280.00 15352.00 1596.00 1950 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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unemployed persons by Country
Country Last
Argentina 1183.00 Mar/18
Australia 708.77 Aug/18
Brazil 12.87 Jul/18
Canada 1195.20 Aug/18
China 969.00 Jun/18
Euro Area 13290.00 Jul/18
France 3462.00 Jul/18
Germany 2350.88 Aug/18
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 6871264.00 Dec/18
Italy 2705.01 Jul/18
Japan 1720.00 Jul/18
Mexico 1858160.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 348.00 Jul/18
Russia 3.51 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 826428.00 Dec/17
Singapore 106.90 Dec/17
South Africa 6100.00 Jun/18
South Korea 1179.00 Aug/18
Spain 3270.09 Aug/18
Switzerland 107893.00 Aug/18
Turkey 3315.00 Jul/18
United Kingdom 918.80 Aug/18
United States 6234.00 Aug/18


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