United States Unemployed Persons 1950-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of unemployed persons in The United States increased to 8674 Thousand in May of 2015 from 8549 Thousand in April of 2015. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6571.17 Thousand from 1950 until 2015, 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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United States Unemployed Persons
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8674.00 8549.00 15352.00 1596.00 1950 - 2015 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. Content for - United States Unemployed Persons - was last refreshed on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.50 5.40 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 280.00 221.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 18.00 15.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 262.00 206.00 1089.00 -819.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 7.00 1.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 271.00 277.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2247.00 2272.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 237.00 203.00 343.00 -826.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 148795.00 148523.00 148795.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 8674.00 8549.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 5851.00 5048.00 5851.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.59 1.61 2.80 1.59 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.20 11.60 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.57 106.41 106.98 27.55 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 44842.00 41034.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 10.53 10.54 10.55 9.88 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.80 19.81 19.81 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Labour Costs 107.00 104.91 107.00 17.12 Index Points [+]
Population 318.86 316.50 318.86 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 [+]
Job Offers 5376.00 5109.00 5376.00 2146.00 Hundreds [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.55 4.10 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]


Unemployed Persons Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 745.20 May/15 767.17 952.40 366.18 Thousand [+]
Brazil 1.63 May/15 1.55 2.82 1.05 Million [+]
Canada 1307.60 May/15 1310.20 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
China 952.00 Mar/15 952.00 952.00 810.00 Thousand [+]
Euro Area 17604.00 May/15 17715.00 19167.00 11295.00 Thousand [+]
France 3552.20 May/15 3536.00 3552.20 1979.90 Thousand [+]
Germany 2711.20 Jun/15 2761.70 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
India 44.79 Dec/12 40.17 44.79 5.10 Million [+]
Indonesia 7454770.00 Dec/15 7147100.00 11899266.00 91700.00 [+]
Italy 3157.17 May/15 3160.79 3396.21 1423.55 Thousand [+]
Japan 2240.00 May/15 2190.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Mexico 2201778.00 Mar/15 2284602.00 3012574.00 915418.00 [+]
Netherlands 617.00 May/15 625.00 699.00 310.00 Thousand [+]
Russia 4.30 May/15 4.42 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
South Korea 1042.00 May/15 1002.00 1564.00 684.00 Thousand [+]
Spain 4229.90 May/15 4264.73 4889.46 468.29 Thousand [+]
Switzerland 141001.00 Apr/15 139817.00 195385.00 -4371.00 [+]
Turkey 3069.00 Mar/15 3226.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
United Kingdom 791.80 May/15 763.80 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
United States 8674.00 May/15 8549.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]