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

The number of unemployed persons in The United States decreased to 7436 Thousand in May of 2016 from 7920 Thousand in April of 2016. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6591.66 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
7436.00 7920.00 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 June of 2016.


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 5.00 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 38.00 123.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 25.00 171.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 13.00 -11.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -10.00 2.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 259.00 277.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2142.00 2157.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 173.00 205.00 357.00 -881.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 151030.00 151004.00 151320.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7436.00 7920.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.40 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.60 62.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.19 1.29 2.80 1.19 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.40 10.80 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.86 106.13 106.59 27.57 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 109.67 108.59 109.67 17.12 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6077.00 5729.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5788.00 5670.00 5788.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 30157.00 105696.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.49 21.46 21.49 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.41 20.40 20.41 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 5.20 4.34 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index -4.80 -0.90 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 [+]
Part Time Employment 27936.00 27797.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1750.00 1650.00 1750.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4140.00 4090.00 4140.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 2600.00 2740.00 2740.00 2600.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1620.00 1670.00 1670.00 1620.00 USD/Month [+]
Full Time Employment 123135.00 123194.00 123447.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.70 59.70 64.70 55.00 percent [+]




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Ireland 179.50 Mar/16
Israel 0.20 Mar/16
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Japan 2240.00 Apr/16
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Kosovo 127378.00 Mar/16
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Netherlands 560.00 May/16
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New Zealand 144.00 Mar/16
Nigeria 9485.30 Mar/16
Norway 101674.00 May/16
Pakistan 3620.00 Dec/15
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Puerto Rico 129.00 Apr/16
Romania 411.40 Apr/16
Russia 4.30 May/16
Saudi Arabia 680176.00 Dec/15
Serbia 735.23 Apr/16
Singapore 94.60 Dec/15
Slovakia 256742.00 May/16
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South Africa 5714.00 Mar/16
South Korea 1005.00 May/16
Spain 3923.91 May/16
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Sweden 400.00 May/16
Switzerland 149348.00 Apr/16
Taiwan 449.00 May/16
Tajikistan 54.50 Mar/16
Thailand 396.04 Apr/16
Turkey 3023.00 Mar/16
Ukraine 416.40 May/16
United Kingdom 746.10 May/16
United States 7436.00 May/16
Uzbekistan 149.00 Mar/11
Venezuela 1035238.00 Apr/16
Vietnam 1.09 Dec/15