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

The number of unemployed persons in The United States decreased to 8549 Thousand in April of 2015 from 8575 Thousand in March of 2015. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6568.48 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8549.00 8575.00 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, May 27, 2015.

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.40 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 223.00 85.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 10.00 -9.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 213.00 94.00 1089.00 -819.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 1.00 0.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 274.00 262.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2211.00 2229.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 169.00 175.00 343.00 -826.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 148523.00 148331.00 148523.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 8549.00 8575.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 4921.00 4910.00 5594.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.60 1.63 2.80 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.60 12.30 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.90 106.41 106.98 27.55 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 61582.00 36594.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 10.54 10.54 10.55 9.88 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.78 19.76 19.78 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Labour Costs 106.21 104.91 106.21 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 4994.00 5144.00 5273.00 2146.00 Hundreds [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.84 4.46 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]


Unemployed Persons Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 769.51 Apr/15 762.48 952.40 366.18 Thousand [+]
Brazil 1.55 Apr/15 1.49 2.82 1.05 Million [+]
Canada 1310.20 Apr/15 1309.30 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
China 952.00 Mar/15 952.00 952.00 810.00 Thousand [+]
Euro Area 17966.00 Mar/15 18057.00 19203.00 11369.00 Thousand [+]
France 3509.80 Mar/15 3494.40 3509.80 1979.90 Thousand [+]
Germany 2842.80 Apr/15 2931.50 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 3302.11 Mar/15 3249.63 3396.21 1423.55 Thousand [+]
Japan 2210.00 Mar/15 2300.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Mexico 2201778.00 Feb/15 2284602.00 3012574.00 915418.00 [+]
Netherlands 625.00 Apr/15 626.00 699.00 310.00 Thousand [+]
Russia 4.42 Apr/15 4.50 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
South Korea 1002.00 Apr/15 982.00 1564.00 684.00 Thousand [+]
Spain 4264.73 Apr/15 4314.89 4889.46 468.29 Thousand [+]
Switzerland 139667.00 Mar/15 137972.00 195385.00 -4371.00 [+]
Turkey 3226.00 Feb/15 3259.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
United Kingdom 763.80 Apr/15 776.40 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
United States 8549.00 Apr/15 8575.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]