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

The number of unemployed persons in The United States decreased to 8705 Thousand in February of 2015 from 319500 Thousand in January of 2015. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 8305.45 Thousand from 1950 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 443394.58 Thousand in December of 2014 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
8705.00 319500.00 443394.58 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 Monday, March 30, 2015.

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.50 5.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 295.00 239.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 7.00 2.00 422.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 288.00 237.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 8.00 21.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 282.00 325.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2416.00 2428.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
Adp Employment Change 212.00 250.00 343.00 -826.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 148297.00 148201.00 148297.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 8705.00 319500.00 443394.58 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 5053.00 4373.00 5771.00 2134.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.78 1.78 2.80 1.78 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.90 12.20 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 106.40 107.07 107.07 27.55 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.50 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.60 34.60 34.70 33.80 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 50579.00 53041.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 10.54 10.55 10.55 9.88 USD [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.70 19.70 27550.00 1.27 USD [+]
Labour Costs 14087.74 104.91 16778.13 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 4998.00 4877.00 5273.00 2146.00 Hundreds [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD [+]
Wage Growth 4.92 5.32 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]


Unemployed Persons Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 777.29 Feb/15 793.09 952.40 366.18 Thousand [+]
Brazil 1.41 Feb/15 1.28 2.82 1.05 Million [+]
Canada 1311.70 Feb/15 1261.50 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
China 952.00 Dec/14 947.00 952.00 810.00 Thousand [+]
Euro Area 17915.00 Jan/15 18129.00 19203.00 11369.00 Thousand [+]
France 3494.40 Feb/15 3481.60 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 633.00 Feb/15 645.00 694.00 288.00 Thousand [+]
Russia 4.40 Feb/15 4.20 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
South Korea 1044.00 Feb/15 922.00 1564.00 684.00 Thousand [+]
Spain 4378.24 Feb/15 4427.91 4889.46 468.29 Thousand [+]
Switzerland 135756.00 Jan/15 136187.00 195385.00 -4371.00 [+]
Turkey 3145.00 Dec/14 3096.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
United Kingdom 791.20 Feb/15 822.20 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
United States 8705.00 Feb/15 319500.00 443394.58 1596.00 Thousand [+]