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

The number of unemployed persons in The United States increased to 7529 Thousand in December of 2016 from 7400 Thousand in November of 2016. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6601.48 Thousand from 1950 until 2016, 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 4.70 4.60 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 156.00 204.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 12.00 6.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 144.00 198.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 17.00 -7.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 234.00 249.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2046.00 2093.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 153.00 215.00 336.00 -805.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 152111.00 152085.00 152111.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7529.00 7400.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.40 -0.10 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.30 34.30 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.60 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.15 1.16 2.80 1.15 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.00 10.10 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 106.90 106.10 107.00 27.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 110.70 110.50 110.70 17.12 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5246.00 5772.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5522.00 5451.00 5845.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 33627.00 26936.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.80 21.73 21.80 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.73 20.60 20.73 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.52 4.28 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.60 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index -0.30 2.10 32.40 -49.00 [+]
Population 321.57 319.07 321.57 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 [+]
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 [+]
Living Wage Family 2710.00 2680.00 2850.00 2680.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1660.00 1650.00 1710.00 1650.00 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27895.00 27845.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 124248.00 124202.00 124301.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.70 59.70 64.70 55.00 percent [+]



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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7529.00 7400.00 15352.00 1596.00 1950 - 2016 Thousand Monthly
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Albania 115.00 Sep/16
Algeria 1337.00 Dec/15
Argentina 1069.00 Sep/16
Armenia 80.86 Nov/16
Australia 741.09 Dec/16
Austria 410429.00 Dec/16
Azerbaijan 243.70 Dec/15
Barbados 13.60 Mar/16
Belarus 36.10 Nov/16
Belgium 356696.00 Nov/16
Belize 18.48 Sep/14
Bosnia and Herzegovina 511009.00 Nov/16
Brazil 12.13 Nov/16
Brunei 10073.00 Mar/16
Bulgaria 257.98 Nov/16
Canada 1341.60 Dec/16
Cayman Islands 2248.00 Dec/15
Chile 545.16 Nov/16
China 983.00 Sep/16
Colombia 1863.84 Nov/16
Costa Rica 212323.00 Sep/16
Croatia 236617.00 Dec/16
Cyprus 55573.00 Sep/16
Czech Republic 381400.00 Dec/16
Denmark 91.70 Nov/16
Egypt 3600.00 Sep/16
El Salvador 200934.00 Dec/15
Estonia 28.44 Dec/16
Euro Area 15781.00 Nov/16
European Union 20429.00 Nov/16
Finland 213.00 Nov/16
France 3447.00 Nov/16
Georgia 241.60 Dec/15
Germany 2568.27 Dec/16
Greece 1068.40 Oct/16
Hong Kong 122.00 Dec/16
Hungary 207535.00 Oct/16
Iceland 5900.00 Nov/16
India 44.79 Dec/12
Indonesia 7024172.00 Dec/16
Ireland 177.70 Sep/16
Israel 200.27 Sep/16
Italy 3089.47 Nov/16
Ivory Coast 426225.00 Dec/13
Japan 2050.00 Nov/16
Kazakhstan 447.60 Dec/16
Kosovo 127378.00 Mar/16
Kyrgyzstan 55.90 Nov/16
Latvia 78357.00 Dec/16
Lithuania 151.98 Dec/16
Luxembourg 16772.00 Nov/16
Macau 7.60 Sep/16
Macedonia 221959.00 Sep/16
Malaysia 511.00 Nov/16
Malta 3021.00 Nov/16
Mauritius 44.40 Sep/16
Mexico 2183703.00 Sep/16
Moldova 38.70 Sep/16
Mongolia 118864.00 Sep/16
Morocco 1234.00 Sep/16
Netherlands 482.00 Dec/16
New Caledonia 2594.00 Oct/16
New Zealand 128.00 Sep/16
Nigeria 11198.00 Sep/16
Norway 101464.00 Dec/16
Pakistan 3620.00 Dec/15
Palestine 384900.00 Sep/16
Paraguay 84071.00 Sep/16
Peru 324.60 Dec/16
Philippines 2040.00 Dec/16
Poland 1333.70 Dec/16
Portugal 538.80 Nov/16
Puerto Rico 123.00 Nov/16
Romania 416.70 Nov/16
Russia 4.10 Nov/16
Saudi Arabia 751811.00 Sep/16
Serbia 691.95 Nov/16
Singapore 94.60 Dec/15
Slovakia 237977.00 Dec/16
Slovenia 96843.00 Nov/16
South Africa 5873.00 Sep/16
South Korea 942.00 Dec/16
Spain 3702.68 Dec/16
Sri Lanka 376180.00 Sep/16
Sweden 328.00 Nov/16
Switzerland 148764.78 Nov/16
Taiwan 446.00 Dec/16
Tajikistan 54.80 Oct/16
Thailand 378.30 Nov/16
Turkey 3647.00 Oct/16
Ukraine 390.80 Dec/16
United Kingdom 797.80 Dec/16
United States 7529.00 Dec/16
Uzbekistan 149.00 Mar/11
Venezuela 1035238.00 Apr/16
Vietnam 1.12 Jun/16