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Basic Info

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 12.40%, compared to 14.30% last month and 6.50% last year. This is higher than the long term average of 10.44%.

Stats

Last Value 12.40%
Latest Period Sep 2020
Last Updated Oct 2 2020, 13:18 EDT
Next Release Nov 6 2020, 08:30 EST
Long Term Average 10.44%
Average Growth Rate 4.16%
Value from 1 Year Ago 6.50%
Change from 1 Year Ago 90.77%
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.

Historical Data

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Date Value
September 30, 2020 12.40%
August 31, 2020 14.30%
July 31, 2020 16.80%
June 30, 2020 18.30%
May 31, 2020 20.70%
April 30, 2020 22.40%
March 31, 2020 8.90%
February 29, 2020 7.40%
January 31, 2020 7.70%
December 31, 2019 6.70%
November 30, 2019 6.50%
October 31, 2019 6.50%
September 30, 2019 6.50%
August 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%
February 28, 2019 7.70%
January 31, 2019 8.80%
December 31, 2018 7.50%
November 30, 2018 7.20%
October 31, 2018 7.00%
September 30, 2018 7.10%
Date Value
August 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%
February 28, 2018 8.60%
January 31, 2018 8.90%
December 31, 2017 8.00%
November 30, 2017 7.70%
October 31, 2017 7.60%
September 30, 2017 8.00%
August 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%
February 28, 2017 9.50%
January 31, 2017 10.10%
December 31, 2016 9.10%
November 30, 2016 9.00%
October 31, 2016 9.20%
September 30, 2016 9.30%
August 31, 2016 9.70%

Basic Info

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 12.40%, compared to 14.30% last month and 6.50% last year. This is higher than the long term average of 10.44%.

Stats

Last Value 12.40%
Latest Period Sep 2020
Last Updated Oct 2 2020, 13:18 EDT
Next Release Nov 6 2020, 08:30 EST
Long Term Average 10.44%
Average Growth Rate 4.16%
Value from 1 Year Ago 6.50%
Change from 1 Year Ago 90.77%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent of Labor Force Plus Marginally Attached
Adjustment Not Seasonally Adjusted
Download Source File Download
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.