US U-6 Unemployment Rate:

6.50% for Nov 2019
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The US U-6 Unemployment Rate measures the total number of employees in the United States that are a part of the labor force, but are without a job. Unemployment rates can be a good gauge for how the economy is performing in a particular region. Historically, the US U-6 Unemployment Rate reached as high as 18% in 2010. The U-6 rate differs from the more commonly reported U-3 rate in that it also includes workers that are discouraged and underemployed. This might give a better idea on how to US economy is functioning, since it captures a larger labor force.

US U-6 Unemployment Rate is at 6.50%, compared to 6.50% last month and 7.20% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 10.34%.

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Nov. 30, 2019 6.50%
Oct. 31, 2019 6.50%
Sept. 30, 2019 6.50%
Aug. 31, 2019 7.30%
July 31, 2019 7.30%
June 30, 2019 7.50%
May 31, 2019 6.70%
April 30, 2019 6.90%
March 31, 2019 7.50%
Feb. 28, 2019 7.70%
Jan. 31, 2019 8.80%
Dec. 31, 2018 7.50%
Nov. 30, 2018 7.20%
Oct. 31, 2018 7.00%
Sept. 30, 2018 7.10%
Aug. 31, 2018 7.40%
July 31, 2018 7.90%
June 30, 2018 8.10%
May 31, 2018 7.30%
April 30, 2018 7.40%
March 31, 2018 8.10%
Feb. 28, 2018 8.60%
Jan. 31, 2018 8.90%
Dec. 31, 2017 8.00%
Nov. 30, 2017 7.70%
   
Oct. 31, 2017 7.60%
Sept. 30, 2017 8.00%
Aug. 31, 2017 8.60%
July 31, 2017 8.90%
June 30, 2017 8.90%
May 31, 2017 8.10%
April 30, 2017 8.10%
March 31, 2017 8.90%
Feb. 28, 2017 9.50%
Jan. 31, 2017 10.10%
Dec. 31, 2016 9.10%
Nov. 30, 2016 9.00%
Oct. 31, 2016 9.20%
Sept. 30, 2016 9.30%
Aug. 31, 2016 9.70%
July 31, 2016 10.10%
June 30, 2016 9.90%
May 31, 2016 9.40%
April 30, 2016 9.30%
March 31, 2016 9.90%
Feb. 29, 2016 10.10%
Jan. 31, 2016 10.50%
Dec. 31, 2015 9.80%
Nov. 30, 2015 9.60%
Oct. 31, 2015 9.50%

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Stats

Last Value 6.50%
Latest Period Nov 2019
Last Updated Dec 6 2019, 16:36 EST
Next Release Jan 10 2020, 08:30 EST
Long Term Average 10.34%
Value from 1 Year Ago 7.20%
Change from 1 Year Ago -9.72%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent of Labor Force Plus Marginally Attached
Adjustment Not Seasonally Adjusted
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Notes: U-6 Unemployment is all unemployed, marginally attached and part-time for economic reasons individuals as a percent of the civillian labor force plus all marginally attached workers.

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