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

The number of unemployed persons in The United States decreased to 8029 Thousand in August of 2015 from 8266 Thousand in July of 2015. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6577.36 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.

United States Unemployed Persons
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8029.00 8266.00 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 Saturday, September 5, 2015.


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.10 5.30 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 173.00 215.00 1114.00 -1966.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 33.00 5.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 140.00 210.00 1089.00 -819.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -17.00 15.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 282.00 271.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2257.00 2269.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 190.00 229.00 343.00 -826.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 149036.00 148840.00 149036.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 8029.00 8266.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 5250.00 5430.00 5851.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.39 1.35 2.80 1.35 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.70 12.10 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.37 105.02 105.90 27.56 Index Points [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.60 34.50 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.60 62.60 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 41186.00 105696.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 10.50 10.49 10.55 9.88 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19.93 19.84 19.93 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Labour Costs 107.26 107.13 107.26 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 [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.20 0.70 1.60 0.20 Percent [+]
Job Offers 5249.00 5357.00 5357.00 2146.00 Thousands [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.10 1.40 28.40 -43.10 [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.24 4.27 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]


Unemployed Persons Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 800.71 Jul/15 756.15 952.40 366.18 Thousand [+]
Brazil 1.84 Jul/15 1.69 2.82 1.05 Million [+]
Canada 1346.10 Aug/15 1306.00 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
China 952.00 Jun/15 952.00 952.00 810.00 Thousand [+]
Euro Area 17392.00 Jul/15 17629.00 19167.00 11295.00 Thousand [+]
France 3551.60 Jul/15 3553.50 3553.50 1979.90 Thousand [+]
Germany 2795.60 Aug/15 2772.60 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
India 44.79 Dec/12 40.17 44.79 5.10 Million [+]
Indonesia 7454770.00 Dec/15 7147100.00 11899266.00 91700.00 [+]
Italy 3073.63 Jul/15 3216.70 3330.85 1402.59 Thousand [+]
Japan 2200.00 Jul/15 2220.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Mexico 2287633.00 Jun/15 2201778.00 3012574.00 915418.00 [+]
Netherlands 603.00 Jul/15 611.00 699.00 310.00 Thousand [+]
Russia 4.10 Jul/15 4.10 10.40 3.60 Million [+]
South Korea 999.00 Jul/15 1042.00 1564.00 684.00 Thousand [+]
Spain 4185.66 Jul/15 4229.95 4889.46 468.29 Thousand [+]
Switzerland 143156.00 Jul/15 143438.00 195385.00 2067.00 [+]
Turkey 2789.00 May/15 2821.00 3359.00 1773.00 Thousand [+]
United Kingdom 792.40 Jul/15 804.20 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
United States 8029.00 Aug/15 8266.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]