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

The number of unemployed persons in The United States increased to 8979 Thousand in January of 2015 from 8688 Thousand in December of 2014. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6561.36 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
8979.00 8688.00 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 Thursday, March 5, 2015.

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.70 5.60 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 257.00 329.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -10.00 9.00 422.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 267.00 320.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 22.00 26.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 313.00 279.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2401.00 2367.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
Adp Employment Change 212.00 250.00 343.00 -826.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 148201.00 147442.00 148201.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 8979.00 8688.00 15382.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 4427.00 4402.00 5771.00 2134.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.78 1.78 2.80 1.78 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.20 12.40 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 106.59 107.07 107.07 27.55 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.50 -0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.60 34.60 34.70 33.80 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 50579.00 32640.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 10.55 10.42 10.55 9.88 USD [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.65 19.71 19.71 1.27 USD [+]
Labour Costs 104.22 103.52 105.10 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 5028.00 4847.00 5273.00 2146.00 Hundreds [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD [+]
Wage Growth 4.77 4.51 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]


Unemployed Persons Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 795.18 Jan/15 760.66 952.40 366.18 Thousand [+]
Brazil 1.28 Jan/15 1.05 2.82 1.05 Million [+]
Canada 1261.50 Jan/15 1276.20 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
China 952.00 Nov/14 947.00 952.00 810.00 Thousand [+]
Euro Area 17915.00 Jan/15 18129.00 19203.00 11369.00 Thousand [+]
France 3481.60 Jan/15 3500.70 3500.70 1979.90 Thousand [+]
Germany 3017.00 Feb/15 3031.60 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 3220.89 Jan/15 3241.92 3431.00 1423.55 Thousand [+]
Japan 2350.00 Jan/15 2280.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Mexico 2284602.00 Nov/14 2736699.00 3012574.00 915418.00 [+]
Netherlands 645.00 Jan/15 643.00 694.00 288.00 Thousand [+]
Russia 4.20 Jan/15 4.00 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
South Korea 922.00 Jan/15 940.00 1564.00 684.00 Thousand [+]
Spain 4427.91 Jan/15 4470.64 4889.46 468.29 Thousand [+]
Switzerland 135756.00 Jan/15 136187.00 195385.00 -4371.00 [+]
Turkey 3096.00 Nov/14 3043.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
United Kingdom 823.00 Jan/15 861.60 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
United States 8979.00 Jan/15 8688.00 15382.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]