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

The number of unemployed persons in The United States decreased to 6861 Thousand in May of 2017 from 7056 Thousand in April of 2017. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6605.30 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 138.00 174.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 147.00 173.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -9.00 1.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -1.00 11.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 241.00 238.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1944.00 1936.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 253.00 174.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 152923.00 153156.00 153156.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6861.00 7056.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.01 1.05 2.80 1.01 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.80 9.40 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 110.04 109.45 110.75 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.50 107.50 107.50 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6371.00 5684.00 6371.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6044.00 5785.00 6044.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 51692.00 36602.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.00 21.96 22.00 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.67 4.22 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.78 20.76 20.78 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.80 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 2.30 3.70 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 2680.00 1433.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1407.76 1399.20 1407.76 1302.75 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27366.00 27233.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 125620.00 125987.00 125987.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.00 60.20 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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6861.00 7056.00 15352.00 1596.00 1950 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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unemployed persons by Country

Last
Australia 711.91 May/17
Brazil 14.05 Apr/17
Canada 1288.90 May/17
China 976.00 Mar/17
Euro Area 14930.00 Apr/17
France 3471.80 Apr/17
Germany 2497.72 May/17
India 48.26 Dec/14
Indonesia 7024172.00 Dec/16
Italy 2879.83 Apr/17
Japan 1860.00 Apr/17
Mexico 1821825.00 Mar/17
Netherlands 456.00 May/17
Russia 3.90 May/17
South Korea 999.00 May/17
Spain 3487.01 May/17
Switzerland 146008.73 Apr/17
Turkey 3642.00 Mar/17
United Kingdom 802.60 May/17
United States 6861.00 May/17