The number of unemployed persons in The United States decreased to 6044 Thousand in August of 2019 from 6063 Thousand in July of 2019. Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6597.76 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 5900.00 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 5900.00 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 3.70 3.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 130.00 159.00 1118.00 -1959.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 96.00 131.00 1092.00 -1766.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 34.00 28.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 3.00 4.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 208.00 206.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1661.00 1674.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 195.00 142.00 360.00 -706.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 157878.00 157288.00 157878.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6044.00 6063.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.40 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.30 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.20 63.00 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.71 0.87 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.60 8.50 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.98 111.28 111.98 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.54 106.93 107.54 25.99 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7471.00 7225.00 7884.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 7217.00 7248.00 7626.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 53480.00 38845.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 23.59 23.46 23.59 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.19 22.13 22.19 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 5.20 5.45 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.70 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 327.17 325.15 327.17 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 [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 USD/Month [+]
Employment Rate 60.90 60.70 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 130789.00 130429.00 130789.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26974.00 26861.00 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 [+]


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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6044.00 6063.00 15352.00 1596.00 1950 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 1438.00 Jun/19
Australia 716.78 Aug/19
Brazil 12.57 Jul/19
Canada 1160.10 Aug/19
China 947.00 Jun/19
Euro Area 12229.00 Jul/19
France 3393.40 Jul/19
Germany 2319.41 Aug/19
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 6871264.00 Dec/18
Italy 2565.77 Jul/19
Japan 1540.00 Jul/19
Mexico 2014496.00 Jun/19
Netherlands 321.00 Aug/19
Russia 3.40 Jul/19
Saudi Arabia 1002855.00 Jun/19
Singapore 100.20 Dec/18
South Africa 6655.30 Jun/19
South Korea 867.00 Aug/19
Spain 3143.69 Aug/19
Switzerland 99552.00 Aug/19
Turkey 4253.00 Jun/19
United Kingdom 1183.40 Aug/19
United States 6044.00 Aug/19


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