US Unemployment Rate:

5.90% for Sep 2014
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US Unemployment Rate is at 5.90%, compared to 6.10% last month and 7.20% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 6.30%.

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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 6.30%
March 31, 2014 6.70%
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 7.50%
March 31, 2013 7.50%
Feb. 28, 2013 7.70%
Jan. 31, 2013 7.90%
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 8.70%
Oct. 31, 2011 8.90%
Sept. 30, 2011 9.00%
Aug. 31, 2011 9.10%
July 31, 2011 9.10%
June 30, 2011 9.10%
May 31, 2011 9.00%
April 30, 2011 9.00%
March 31, 2011 8.90%
Feb. 28, 2011 9.00%
Jan. 31, 2011 9.10%
Dec. 31, 2010 9.40%
Nov. 30, 2010 9.80%
Oct. 31, 2010 9.50%
Sept. 30, 2010 9.50%
Aug. 31, 2010 9.60%

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US Unemployment Rate Summary

  • Last Value: 5.90%
  • Latest Period: Sep 2014
  • Updated: Oct 31, 2014, 7:10 AM EDT
  • Next Release: Nov 28, 2014, 5:00 AM EST
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Unit: Percent
  • Adjustment: Seasonally Adjusted
  • Value Previously: 6.10%
  • Change From Previous: -3.28%
  • Value One Year Ago: 7.20%
  • Change From One Year Ago: -18.06%
  • First Period: Jan 1983
  • First Value: 10.40%

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US Unemployment Rate Excel Add-In Codes

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

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