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Basic Info

US Unemployment Rate is at 3.70%, compared to 3.70% last month and 3.40% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 5.70%.

The US Unemployment Rate measures the percentage of total employees in the United States that are a part of the labor force, but are without a job. It is one of the most widely followed indicators of the health of the US labor market and the US economy as a whole. Historically, the US Unemployment Rate reached as high as 10.80% in 1982 and 9.9% in November of 2009. Both of these times were notable recessionary periods.

Stats

Last Value 3.70%
Latest Period Jan 2024
Last Updated Feb 2 2024, 08:34 EST
Next Release Mar 8 2024, 08:30 EST
Long Term Average 5.70%
Average Growth Rate 2.58%
Value from Last Month 3.70%
Change from Last Month 0.00%
Value from 1 Year Ago 3.40%
Change from 1 Year Ago 8.82%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted
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Notes Civilian unemployment rate.

Historical Data

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Date Value
January 31, 2024 3.70%
December 31, 2023 3.70%
November 30, 2023 3.70%
October 31, 2023 3.80%
September 30, 2023 3.80%
August 31, 2023 3.80%
July 31, 2023 3.50%
June 30, 2023 3.60%
May 31, 2023 3.70%
April 30, 2023 3.40%
March 31, 2023 3.50%
February 28, 2023 3.60%
January 31, 2023 3.40%
December 31, 2022 3.50%
November 30, 2022 3.60%
October 31, 2022 3.60%
September 30, 2022 3.50%
August 31, 2022 3.60%
July 31, 2022 3.50%
June 30, 2022 3.60%
May 31, 2022 3.60%
April 30, 2022 3.70%
March 31, 2022 3.60%
February 28, 2022 3.80%
January 31, 2022 4.00%
Date Value
December 31, 2021 3.90%
November 30, 2021 4.20%
October 31, 2021 4.50%
September 30, 2021 4.80%
August 31, 2021 5.20%
July 31, 2021 5.40%
June 30, 2021 5.90%
May 31, 2021 5.80%
April 30, 2021 6.10%
March 31, 2021 6.10%
February 28, 2021 6.20%
January 31, 2021 6.30%
December 31, 2020 6.70%
November 30, 2020 6.70%
October 31, 2020 6.90%
September 30, 2020 7.90%
August 31, 2020 8.40%
July 31, 2020 10.20%
June 30, 2020 11.00%
May 31, 2020 13.20%
April 30, 2020 14.70%
March 31, 2020 4.40%
February 29, 2020 3.50%
January 31, 2020 3.50%
December 31, 2019 3.60%

Basic Info

US Unemployment Rate is at 3.70%, compared to 3.70% last month and 3.40% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 5.70%.

The US Unemployment Rate measures the percentage of total employees in the United States that are a part of the labor force, but are without a job. It is one of the most widely followed indicators of the health of the US labor market and the US economy as a whole. Historically, the US Unemployment Rate reached as high as 10.80% in 1982 and 9.9% in November of 2009. Both of these times were notable recessionary periods.

Stats

Last Value 3.70%
Latest Period Jan 2024
Last Updated Feb 2 2024, 08:34 EST
Next Release Mar 8 2024, 08:30 EST
Long Term Average 5.70%
Average Growth Rate 2.58%
Value from Last Month 3.70%
Change from Last Month 0.00%
Value from 1 Year Ago 3.40%
Change from 1 Year Ago 8.82%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted
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Notes Civilian unemployment rate.