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

The number of unemployed persons in The United States increased to 7966 Thousand in March of 2016 from 7815 Thousand in February of 2016. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6588.93 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
7966.00 7815.00 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 4.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 215.00 242.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 195.00 230.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 20.00 12.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -29.00 -16.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 257.00 247.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2130.00 2135.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 200.00 205.00 357.00 -881.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 151320.00 151074.00 151320.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7966.00 7815.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 -0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.00 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.36 1.31 2.80 1.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.40 10.50 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 106.00 106.59 106.59 27.57 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 108.76 107.87 108.76 17.12 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5291.00 5621.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5445.00 5349.00 5668.00 2146.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 48207.00 105696.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.37 21.33 21.37 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.33 20.20 20.33 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 -2.10 -2.50 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 27818.00 27853.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 123447.00 123206.00 123447.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.90 59.80 64.70 55.00 percent [+]




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Switzerland 149925.00 Mar/16
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Vietnam 1.00 Dec/14