United States Unemployed Persons  1950-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of unemployed persons in The United States decreased to 7920 Thousand in April of 2016 from 7966 Thousand in March of 2016. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6590.60 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. Unemployed Persons in the United States is reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7920.00 7966.00 15352.00 1596.00 1950 - 2016 Thousand Monthly
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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 May of 2016.


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.00 5.00 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 160.00 215.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 171.00 195.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -11.00 20.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 4.00 -29.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 278.00 294.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2152.00 2165.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 156.00 205.00 357.00 -881.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 151004.00 151320.00 151320.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7920.00 7966.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 63.00 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.29 1.39 2.80 1.29 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.80 10.40 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.86 106.13 106.59 27.57 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 109.67 108.59 109.67 17.12 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5729.00 5291.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5757.00 5608.00 5757.00 2146.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 65100.00 105696.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.45 21.40 21.45 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.41 20.28 20.41 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.70 4.34 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index -0.90 -2.10 28.50 -43.60 [+]
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 1750.00 1650.00 1750.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4140.00 4090.00 4140.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27797.00 27818.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 123194.00 123447.00 123447.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.70 59.90 64.70 55.00 percent [+]




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