The number of unemployed persons in The United States decreased to 5824 Thousand in April of 2019 from 6211 Thousand in March of 2019. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6600.67 Thousand from 1950 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 15352 Thousand in October of 2009 and a record low of 1596 Thousand in May of 1953.

Unemployed Persons in the United States is expected to be 6200.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in the United States to stand at 6400.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 6390.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.60 3.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 263.00 189.00 1118.00 -1959.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 236.00 179.00 1092.00 -811.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 27.00 10.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 4.00 0.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 211.00 212.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1676.00 1664.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 275.00 151.00 360.00 -706.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 156645.00 156748.00 156949.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 5824.00 6211.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 63.00 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.80 0.78 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.30 8.80 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.69 109.94 109.94 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 106.99 106.06 106.99 26.02 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7343.00 6708.00 7484.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 7488.00 7142.00 7626.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 40023.00 60587.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 23.31 23.24 23.31 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.19 4.22 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.04 21.96 22.04 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.70 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Population 325.72 323.41 325.72 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Employment Rate 60.60 60.60 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 129778.00 129969.00 130159.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26915.00 26938.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2380.00 2270.00 2380.00 2160.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1660.00 1560.00 1660.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 USD/Month [+]


United States Unemployed Persons

In the United States, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work. This page provides - United States Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5824.00 6211.00 15352.00 1596.00 1950 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 1185.00 Dec/18
Australia 703.85 Apr/19
Brazil 13.39 Mar/19
Canada 1158.70 Apr/19
China 968.00 Sep/18
Euro Area 12545.00 Mar/19
France 3382.60 Mar/19
Germany 2228.88 Apr/19
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 6871264.00 Dec/18
Italy 2641.18 Mar/19
Japan 1740.00 Mar/19
Mexico 1886205.00 Mar/19
Netherlands 300.00 Apr/19
Russia 3.60 Apr/19
Saudi Arabia 970229.00 Dec/18
Singapore 100.20 Dec/18
South Africa 6200.00 Mar/19
South Korea 1139.00 Apr/19
Spain 3147.42 Apr/19
Switzerland 107298.00 Apr/19
Turkey 4730.00 Feb/19
United Kingdom 1085.20 Apr/19
United States 5824.00 Apr/19


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