The number of unemployed persons in The United States decreased to 10130 Thousand in January of 2021 from 10736 Thousand in December of 2020. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6586.65 Thousand from 1948 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 23109 Thousand in April of 2020 and a record low of 1596 Thousand in May of 1953. This page provides - United States Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Unemployed Persons - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on February of 2021.

Unemployed Persons in the United States is expected to be 9000.00 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 6890.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 6200.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10130.00 10736.00 23109.00 1596.00 1948 - 2021 Thousand Monthly
Volume, SA

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.30 6.70 14.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 49.00 -227.00 4846.00 -20679.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 6.00 -204.00 4807.00 -19731.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 43.00 -23.00 517.00 -948.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -10.00 31.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 793.00 812.00 6867.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 4545.00 4690.00 24912.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 174.00 -78.00 4485.00 -19409.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 150031.00 149830.00 158735.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 10130.00 10736.00 23109.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 1.00 4.60 -1.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 35.00 34.70 35.00 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.40 61.50 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.51 2.46 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.20 12.50 27.40 4.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 117.56 115.63 117.74 17.00 points [+]
Productivity 111.09 112.48 112.48 25.99 points [+]
Job Vacancies 6178.00 6301.00 7746.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6646.00 6572.00 7520.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 79552.00 77030.00 671129.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 25.18 25.15 25.18 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 23.23 23.29 23.29 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 2.31 2.08 13.78 -6.64 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.50 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 329.48 328.33 329.48 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 57.50 57.40 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 124990.00 124689.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims 334.52 368.98 1352.18 31.95 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 24627.00 24917.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 823.00 856.50 5790.25 179.00 Thousand [+]


United States Unemployed Persons
In the United States, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.