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

The number of unemployed persons in The United States decreased to 8688 Thousand in December of 2014 from 9071 Thousand in November of 2014. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6558.26 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
8688.00 9071.00 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 Monday, January 26, 2015.

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.60 5.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 252.00 353.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 12.00 8.00 422.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 240.00 345.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 17.00 29.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 307.00 298.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2443.00 2475.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
Adp Employment Change 241.00 227.00 336.70 -842.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 147442.00 147331.00 147442.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 8688.00 9071.00 15382.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 4559.00 5077.00 5771.00 2134.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.80 1.87 2.80 1.80 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.40 12.70 19.60 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 106.72 106.11 106.72 27.55 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings -0.20 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.60 34.60 34.70 33.80 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 32640.00 35940.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 10.40 10.39 10.41 9.88 USD [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.80 19.69 19.80 1.27 USD [+]
Labour Costs 103.87 104.12 105.10 17.12 Index Points [+]
Population 317.30 315.09 317.30 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Job Offers 4972.00 4830.00 5273.00 2146.00 Hundreds [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD [+]


Unemployed Persons Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 759.15 Dec/14 775.37 952.40 366.18 Thousand [+]
Brazil 1.19 Nov/14 1.14 2.82 1.06 Million [+]
Canada 1271.80 Dec/14 1278.60 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
China 947.00 Aug/14 949.00 949.00 810.00 Thousand [+]
Euro Area 18394.00 Nov/14 18395.00 19203.00 11369.00 Thousand [+]
France 2841.00 Aug/14 2764.00 2841.00 644.00 Thousand [+]
Germany 2763.50 Dec/14 2716.90 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 3457.03 Nov/14 3416.80 3457.03 1423.55 Thousand [+]
Japan 2290.00 Nov/14 2340.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Mexico 2746235.00 Aug/14 2539069.00 3012574.00 915418.00 [+]
Netherlands 642.00 Dec/14 630.00 694.00 288.00 Thousand [+]
Russia 3.90 Nov/14 3.90 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
South Korea 934.00 Dec/14 903.00 1564.00 684.00 Thousand [+]
Spain 4466.03 Dec/14 4471.53 4889.46 468.29 Thousand [+]
Switzerland 135251.00 Nov/14 136361.00 195385.00 -4371.00 [+]
Turkey 3043.00 Oct/14 3064.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
United Kingdom 867.70 Dec/14 897.40 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
United States 8688.00 Dec/14 9071.00 15382.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]