United States Unemployed Persons  1950-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of unemployed persons in The United States decreased to 7202 Thousand in March of 2017 from 7528 Thousand in February of 2017. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6604.43 Thousand from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 15352 Thousand in October of 2009 and a record low of 1596 Thousand in May of 1953.

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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.50 4.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 98.00 219.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 89.00 221.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 9.00 -2.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 11.00 26.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 257.00 243.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1988.00 1978.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 263.00 245.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 153000.00 152528.00 153000.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7202.00 7528.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.30 34.30 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.00 63.00 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.05 1.13 2.80 1.05 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.10 9.90 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.21 110.75 111.21 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.40 107.00 107.40 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5592.00 5582.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5743.00 5625.00 5973.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 43310.00 36957.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.90 21.86 21.90 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.69 20.63 20.69 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.47 3.76 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.60 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 0.40 1.50 32.40 -49.00 Index Points [+]
Population 324.30 322.06 324.30 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 [+]
Living Wage Family 1496.20 1497.50 2680.00 1433.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1407.76 1399.20 1407.76 1302.75 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27603.00 27554.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 125507.00 125031.00 125507.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.10 60.00 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]


United States Unemployed Persons Notes

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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7202.00 7528.00 15352.00 1596.00 1950 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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Albania 101.00 Dec/16
Algeria 1272.00 Dec/16
Argentina 937.00 Dec/16
Armenia 81.00 Feb/17
Australia 753.13 Mar/17
Austria 354072.00 Mar/17
Azerbaijan 243.70 Dec/15
Barbados 13.60 Mar/16
Belarus 43.10 Mar/17
Belgium 360132.00 Feb/17
Belize 18.48 Sep/14
Bosnia and Herzegovina 509907.00 Feb/17
Brazil 13.55 Feb/17
Brunei 10073.00 Mar/16
Bulgaria 269.64 Feb/17
Canada 1313.70 Mar/17
Cayman Islands 2248.00 Dec/15
Chile 557.95 Feb/17
China 982.00 Dec/16
Colombia 2564.67 Feb/17
Costa Rica 218000.00 Dec/16
Croatia 224068.00 Mar/17
Cyprus 55516.00 Dec/16
Czech Republic 356112.00 Mar/17
Denmark 115846.90 Feb/17
Egypt 3591.00 Dec/16
El Salvador 200934.00 Dec/15
Estonia 32.43 Mar/17
Euro Area 15318.00 Feb/17
European Union 19750.00 Feb/17
Finland 242.00 Feb/17
France 3508.10 Mar/17
Georgia 241.60 Dec/15
Germany 2662.11 Mar/17
Greece 1136.20 Jan/17
Hong Kong 125.00 Mar/17
Hungary 202526.00 Jan/17
Iceland 7300.00 Jan/17
India 48.26 Dec/14
Indonesia 7024172.00 Dec/16
Ireland 147.40 Dec/16
Israel 181.61 Dec/16
Italy 2983.89 Feb/17
Ivory Coast 426225.00 Dec/13
Japan 1900.00 Feb/17
Kazakhstan 432.50 Mar/17
Kosovo 145807.00 Dec/16
Kyrgyzstan 57.10 Jan/17
Latvia 76431.00 Mar/17
Lithuania 148.58 Mar/17
Luxembourg 16475.00 Mar/17
Macau 7.90 Mar/17
Macedonia 219148.00 Dec/16
Malaysia 515.00 Feb/17
Malta 2766.00 Feb/17
Mauritius 38.90 Dec/16
Mexico 1911126.00 Dec/16
Moldova 44.90 Dec/16
Mongolia 107003.00 Dec/16
Morocco 1202.00 Dec/16
Netherlands 463.00 Mar/17
New Caledonia 2320.00 Jan/17
New Zealand 139.00 Dec/16
Nigeria 11198.00 Sep/16
Norway 97847.00 Mar/17
Pakistan 3620.00 Dec/15
Palestine 346000.00 Dec/16
Paraguay 87932.00 Dec/16
Peru 361.29 Mar/17
Philippines 2761.00 Mar/17
Poland 1325.67 Mar/17
Portugal 526.10 Feb/17
Puerto Rico 130.00 Feb/17
Romania 413.70 Feb/17
Russia 4.10 Mar/17
Saudi Arabia 751811.00 Sep/16
Serbia 693.86 Jan/17
Singapore 102.80 Dec/16
Slovakia 219149.00 Mar/17
Slovenia 101339.00 Feb/17
South Africa 5780.80 Dec/16
South Korea 1023.00 Mar/17
Spain 3597.35 Mar/17
Sri Lanka 348141.00 Dec/16
Sweden 362.00 Mar/17
Switzerland 148013.66 Feb/17
Taiwan 445.00 Mar/17
Tajikistan 55.70 Feb/17
Thailand 429.71 Feb/17
Turkey 3985.00 Jan/17
Ukraine 406.80 Mar/17
United Kingdom 765.40 Mar/17
United States 7202.00 Mar/17
Uzbekistan 149.00 Mar/11
Venezuela 1035238.00 Apr/16
Vietnam 1.15 Dec/16