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

The number of unemployed persons in The United States increased to 7849 Thousand in August of 2016 from 7770 Thousand in July of 2016. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6596.19 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.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7849.00 7770.00 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 September of 2016.


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.90 4.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 151.00 275.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 25.00 50.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 126.00 225.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -14.00 6.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 252.00 260.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2113.00 2149.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 177.00 194.00 357.00 -881.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 151614.00 151517.00 151614.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7849.00 7770.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.30 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.30 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 62.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.26 1.27 2.80 1.19 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.20 10.80 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 106.00 106.20 107.00 27.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 110.10 108.90 110.10 17.12 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6090.00 5607.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5871.00 5643.00 5871.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 32188.00 45346.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.64 21.60 21.64 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.47 20.46 20.47 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.06 3.89 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
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 -0.70 1.00 28.50 -43.60 [+]
Population 321.57 319.07 321.57 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 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 2710.00 2680.00 2850.00 2680.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1660.00 1650.00 1710.00 1650.00 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27207.00 27595.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 124301.00 123892.00 124301.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.70 59.70 64.70 55.00 percent [+]




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Switzerland 148713.53 Jul/16
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Uzbekistan 149.00 Mar/11
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Vietnam 1.12 Jun/16