United States Unemployed Persons 1950-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of unemployed persons in The United States decreased to 8995 Thousand in October of 2014 from 9262 Thousand in September of 2014. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6552.29 Thousand from 1950 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 15382 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


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8995.00 9262.00 15382.00 1596.00 1950 - 2014 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 Saturday, November 22, 2014.

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.80 5.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 214.00 265.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 5.00 12.00 422.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 209.00 244.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 15.00 9.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 291.00 288.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2330.00 2356.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
Adp Employment Change 230.00 225.00 336.70 -842.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 147283.00 146600.00 147283.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 8995.00 9262.00 15382.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 4762.00 5000.00 5771.00 2134.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.02 1.98 2.80 1.98 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.70 13.70 19.60 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 106.62 106.11 106.62 27.55 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.00 0.60 -0.15 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.60 34.50 34.70 33.80 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 51183.00 30477.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 10.34 10.33 10.41 9.88 USD [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.59 19.61 19.61 1.27 USD [+]
Labour Costs 105.05 104.96 105.10 17.12 Index Points [+]
Population 317.30 315.09 317.30 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 65.83 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Job Offers 4735.00 4853.00 5273.00 2146.00 Hundreds [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD [+]