The US unemployment rate stood at 3.7 percent in July 2019, unchanged from the previous month's figure and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed increased by 88 thousand to 6.1 million while employment went up by 283 thousand to 157.3 million. Unemployment Rate in the United States averaged 5.75 percent from 1948 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 10.80 percent in November of 1982 and a record low of 2.50 percent in May of 1953.

Unemployment Rate in the United States is expected to be 3.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in the United States to stand at 3.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 4.10 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-05-03 12:30 PM Unemployment Rate Apr 3.6% 3.8% 3.8% 3.8%
2019-06-07 12:30 PM Unemployment Rate May 3.6% 3.6% 3.6% 3.7%
2019-07-05 12:30 PM Unemployment Rate Jun 3.7% 3.6% 3.6% 3.6%
2019-08-02 12:30 PM Unemployment Rate Jul 3.7% 3.7% 3.7% 3.6%
2019-09-06 12:30 PM Unemployment Rate Aug 3.7% 3.6%
2019-10-04 12:30 PM Unemployment Rate Sep 3.6%
2019-11-01 01:30 PM Unemployment Rate Oct 3.7%


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 164.00 193.00 1118.00 -1959.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 148.00 179.00 1092.00 -1766.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 16.00 14.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 16.00 12.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 220.00 211.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1726.00 1687.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 156.00 112.00 360.00 -706.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 157288.00 157005.00 157288.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6063.00 5975.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.30 34.40 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.00 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.71 0.87 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.50 8.10 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.89 111.24 111.89 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.55 106.93 107.55 25.99 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7225.00 7230.00 7884.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 7348.00 7384.00 7626.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 38845.00 41977.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 23.46 23.42 23.46 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.13 22.08 22.13 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 5.48 5.29 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.70 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 327.17 325.15 327.17 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 60.70 60.60 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 130429.00 130148.00 130429.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26861.00 26807.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2380.00 2270.00 2380.00 2160.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1660.00 1560.00 1660.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 USD/Month [+]


United States Unemployment Rate

In the United States, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.70 3.70 10.80 2.50 1948 - 2019 percent Monthly




Country Last Previous
South Africa 29.00 Jun/19
Spain 14.02 Jun/19
Turkey 12.80 May/19
Brazil 12.00 Jun/19
Argentina 10.10 Mar/19
Italy 9.70 Jun/19
France 8.50 Jun/19
Euro Area 7.50 Jun/19
India 6.00 Dec/18
Canada 5.70 Jul/19
Saudi Arabia 5.70 Mar/19
Australia 5.20 Jul/19
Indonesia 5.01 Mar/19
Russia 4.50 Jul/19
South Korea 4.00 Jul/19
United Kingdom 3.90 Jun/19
United States 3.70 Jul/19
China 3.61 Jun/19
Mexico 3.60 Jun/19
Netherlands 3.40 Jul/19
Germany 3.10 Jun/19
Japan 2.30 Jun/19
Singapore 2.20 Jun/19
Switzerland 2.10 Jul/19


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