United States Unemployed Persons  1950-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of unemployed persons in The United States decreased to 7791 Thousand in January of 2016 from 7904 Thousand in December of 2015. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6585.64 Thousand from 1950 until 2016, 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.

United States Unemployed Persons
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7791.00 7904.00 15352.00 1596.00 1950 - 2016 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. United States Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2016.


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.90 5.00 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 151.00 262.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 158.00 251.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -7.00 11.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 29.00 13.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 285.00 278.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2255.00 2268.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 205.00 229.00 343.00 -826.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 150544.00 149929.00 150544.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7791.00 7904.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.50 0.00 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.60 34.50 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.60 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.31 1.32 2.80 1.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.20 11.20 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.67 105.93 106.50 27.56 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 109.47 106.85 107.23 17.12 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 4972.00 5604.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5607.00 5349.00 5668.00 2146.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 75100.00 105696.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.33 21.22 21.33 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.46 4.27 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.15 20.16 20.16 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.60 1.60 0.20 Percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 0.40 2.90 28.50 -43.60 [+]
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 [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1440.00 1500.00 1500.00 1440.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4000.00 4100.00 4100.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27364.00 27359.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.60 59.50 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 123141.00 122603.00 123141.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]




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Iceland 4594.00 Dec/15
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Macau 7.50 Dec/15
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Mexico 2445263.00 Sep/15
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Netherlands 588.00 Dec/15
New Caledonia 2356.00 Nov/15
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Pakistan 3620.00 Dec/14
Peru 311.38 Dec/15
Philippines 2372.00 Dec/15
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Russia 4.40 Dec/15
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Singapore 94.60 Dec/15
Slovakia 286825.00 Dec/15
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South Africa 5418.00 Sep/15
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Spain 4043.63 Jan/16
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Switzerland 147797.00 Dec/15
Taiwan 453.00 Dec/15
Tajikistan 57.10 Nov/15
Thailand 254.67 Dec/15
Turkey 3147.00 Oct/15
Ukraine 490.80 Dec/15
United Kingdom 785.90 Dec/15
United States 7791.00 Jan/16
Uzbekistan 149.00 Mar/11
Venezuela 839702.00 Dec/15
Vietnam 1.00 Dec/14