US Unemployment Rate:

5.30% for Jun 2015
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US Unemployment Rate is at 5.30%, compared to 5.50% last month and 6.10% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 5.83%.

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June 30, 2015 5.30%
May 31, 2015 5.50%
April 30, 2015 5.40%
March 31, 2015 5.50%
Feb. 28, 2015 5.50%
Jan. 31, 2015 5.70%
Dec. 31, 2014 5.60%
Nov. 30, 2014 5.80%
Oct. 31, 2014 5.70%
Sept. 30, 2014 5.90%
Aug. 31, 2014 6.10%
July 31, 2014 6.20%
June 30, 2014 6.10%
May 31, 2014 6.30%
April 30, 2014 6.20%
March 31, 2014 6.60%
Feb. 28, 2014 6.70%
Jan. 31, 2014 6.60%
Dec. 31, 2013 6.70%
Nov. 30, 2013 7.00%
Oct. 31, 2013 7.20%
Sept. 30, 2013 7.20%
Aug. 31, 2013 7.20%
July 31, 2013 7.30%
June 30, 2013 7.50%
   
May 31, 2013 7.50%
April 30, 2013 7.60%
March 31, 2013 7.50%
Feb. 28, 2013 7.70%
Jan. 31, 2013 8.00%
Dec. 31, 2012 7.90%
Nov. 30, 2012 7.80%
Oct. 31, 2012 7.80%
Sept. 30, 2012 7.80%
Aug. 31, 2012 8.10%
July 31, 2012 8.20%
June 30, 2012 8.20%
May 31, 2012 8.20%
April 30, 2012 8.20%
March 31, 2012 8.20%
Feb. 29, 2012 8.30%
Jan. 31, 2012 8.20%
Dec. 31, 2011 8.50%
Nov. 30, 2011 8.60%
Oct. 31, 2011 8.90%
Sept. 30, 2011 9.00%
Aug. 31, 2011 9.00%
July 31, 2011 9.00%
June 30, 2011 9.10%
May 31, 2011 9.00%

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US Unemployment Rate Summary

  • Last Value: 5.30%
  • Latest Period: Jun 2015
  • Updated: Jul 2, 2015, 08:35 EDT View Release
  • Next Release: Aug 7, 2015, 08:30 EDT
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Unit: Percent
  • Adjustment: Seasonally Adjusted
  • Long Term Average: 5.83%
  • Value Previously: 5.50%
  • Change From Previous: -3.64%
  • Value One Year Ago: 6.10%
  • Change From One Year Ago: -13.11%
  • First Period: Jan 1948
  • First Value: 3.40%
  • Notes: Civilian unemployment rate.

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US Unemployment Rate Excel Add-In Codes

  • Indicator Code: I:USUR
  • Indicator Name: =YCI("I:USUR","name")
  • Latest Value: =YCP("I:USUR")
  • Last 5 Values: =YCS("I:USUR",,-4)

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About Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate is an economic indicator that measures the proportion of the workforce that is jobless and actively seeking employment. It is generally expressed a percentage of the total work force. Employment levels vary with changing economic conditions.
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