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

The number of unemployed persons in The United States decreased to 8575 Thousand in March of 2015 from 8705 Thousand in February of 2015. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6566.28 Thousand from 1950 until 2015, 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
8575.00 8705.00 15382.00 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 Saturday, April 18, 2015.

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.50 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 126.00 264.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -3.00 0.00 422.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 129.00 264.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -1.00 2.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 294.00 267.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2268.00 2308.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
Adp Employment Change 189.00 214.00 343.00 -826.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 148331.00 148297.00 148331.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 8575.00 8705.00 15382.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 4879.00 4988.00 5771.00 2134.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.63 1.73 2.80 1.63 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.30 11.90 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 106.40 107.07 107.07 27.55 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.60 34.70 33.80 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 36594.00 50579.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 10.55 10.54 10.55 9.88 USD [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.71 19.70 19.71 1.27 USD [+]
Labour Costs 104.91 103.85 105.10 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 5133.00 4965.00 5273.00 2146.00 Hundreds [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD [+]
Wage Growth 4.92 5.32 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]


Unemployed Persons Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 764.50 Mar/15 766.03 952.40 366.18 Thousand [+]
Brazil 1.41 Feb/15 1.28 2.82 1.05 Million [+]
Canada 1309.30 Mar/15 1311.70 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
China 952.00 Nov/14 947.00 952.00 810.00 Thousand [+]
Euro Area 18057.00 Feb/15 17915.00 19203.00 11369.00 Thousand [+]
France 3494.40 Feb/15 3481.60 3500.70 1979.90 Thousand [+]
Germany 2931.50 Mar/15 3017.00 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
India 44.79 Dec/12 40.17 44.79 5.10 Million [+]
Indonesia 7147100.00 Dec/14 7170523.00 11899266.00 91700.00 [+]
Italy 3240.21 Feb/15 3216.95 3431.00 1423.55 Thousand [+]
Japan 2300.00 Feb/15 2350.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Mexico 2284602.00 Nov/14 2736699.00 3012574.00 915418.00 [+]
Netherlands 626.00 Mar/15 633.00 699.00 310.00 Thousand [+]
Russia 4.50 Mar/15 4.40 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
South Korea 982.00 Mar/15 1044.00 1564.00 684.00 Thousand [+]
Spain 4314.89 Mar/15 4378.24 4889.46 468.29 Thousand [+]
Switzerland 137693.00 Feb/15 136053.00 195385.00 -4371.00 [+]
Turkey 3259.00 Jan/15 3145.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
United Kingdom 772.40 Mar/15 793.10 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
United States 8575.00 Mar/15 8705.00 15382.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]