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United States Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Nov 30, 2022
Actual
3.7
Units In
%
Previous
3.7
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
N/A
Time to Release
N/A
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
14.7
Apr 2020
2.5
May 1953
5.74 %1948-2022U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
In the United States, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

Latest Updates

The unemployment rate in the US was unchanged at 3.7 percent in November 2022, matching market expectations and remaining close to September's 29-month low of 3.5 percent. The jobless rate has been in a narrow range of 3.5 percent to 3.7 percent since March, suggesting that the tight labor market will likely continue to contribute to inflationary pressure in the world's largest economy for some time to come. The number of unemployed persons rose by 48 thousand to 6.01 million in November, while the number of employed decreased by 138 thousand to 158.5 million.

United States Unemployment Rate History

Last 12 readings

United States Labour Indicators

All United States indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Adp Employment Change
127
Nov 2022
239
Oct 2022
-19,392
Apr 2020
4,350
Jun 2020
ThousandMonthly2001-2022
Average Hourly Earnings
0.6
Nov 2022
0.5
Oct 2022
-1.3
Jun 2020
4.6
Apr 2020
%Monthly2006-2022
Average Hourly Earnings YoY
5.1
Nov 2022
4.9
Oct 2022
0.3
Apr 2021
8.2
Apr 2020
%Monthly2007-2022
Average Weekly Hours
34.4
Nov 2022
34.5
Oct 2022
33.7
Jun 2009
35
Jan 2021
HoursMonthly2006-2022
Challenger Job Cuts
76,835
Nov 2022
33,843
Oct 2022
14,875
Nov 2021
671,129
Apr 2020
PersonsMonthly1994-2022
Continuing Jobless Claims
1,608
Nov 2022
1,551
Nov 2022
988
May 1969
23,128
May 2020
ThousandWeekly1967-2022
Employment Cost Index
1.2
Sep 2022
1.3
Jun 2022
0.2
Jun 2015
2
Sep 1982
%Quarterly1982-2022
Employment Cost Index Benefits
1
Sep 2022
1.2
Jun 2022
0.1
Mar 1997
2.7
Sep 1982
N/A1982-2022
Employment Cost Index Wages
1.3
Sep 2022
1.4
Jun 2022
0.2
Jun 2015
1.6
Sep 1982
N/A1982-2022
Employment Rate
59.9
Nov 2022
60
Oct 2022
51.3
Apr 2020
64.7
Apr 2000
%Monthly1948-2022
Full Time Employment
132,320
Nov 2022
132,228
Oct 2022
64,640
Jan 1968
132,800
May 2022
ThousandMonthly1968-2022
Government Payrolls
42
Nov 2022
36
Oct 2022
-921
Apr 2020
452
Aug 2020
ThousandMonthly1939-2022
Initial Jobless Claims
225
Nov 2022
241
Nov 2022
162
Nov 1968
6,149
Apr 2020
ThousandWeekly1967-2022
Job Offers
10,334
Oct 2022
10,717
Sep 2022
2,232
Jul 2009
11,549
Mar 2022
ThousandMonthly2000-2022
Job Quits
4,026
Oct 2022
4,061
Sep 2022
1,555
Aug 2009
4,510
Nov 2021
ThousandMonthly2000-2022
Job Vacancies
10,752
Oct 2022
10,695
Sep 2022
2,157
Dec 2009
12,086
Jul 2022
ThousandMonthly2000-2022
Jobless Claims 4-week Average
228.75
Nov 2022
227
Nov 2022
170.5
Apr 2022
5,288.25
Apr 2020
ThousandWeekly1967-2022
Labor Force Participation Rate
62.1
Nov 2022
62.2
Oct 2022
58.1
Dec 1954
67.3
Jan 2000
%Monthly1948-2022
Labour Costs
127.62
Sep 2022
126.52
Jun 2022
17.01
Mar 1950
127.98
Mar 2022
PointsQuarterly1950-2022
Long Term Unemployment Rate
0.75
Nov 2022
0.71
Oct 2022
0.08
May 1953
4.4
Apr 2010
%Monthly1948-2022
Manufacturing Payrolls
14
Nov 2022
36
Oct 2022
-1,715
Sep 1945
655
Apr 1946
ThousandMonthly1939-2022
Minimum Wages
7.25
Dec 2022
7.25
Dec 2021
0.25
Dec 1938
7.25
Dec 2009
USD/HourYearly1938-2022
Non Farm Payrolls
263
Nov 2022
284
Oct 2022
-20,679
Apr 2020
4,846
Jun 2020
ThousandMonthly1939-2022
Nonfarm Payrolls Private
221
Nov 2022
248
Oct 2022
-19,572
Apr 2020
4,510
Jun 2020
ThousandMonthly1939-2022
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims
0.9
Dec 2021
1.55
Dec 2021
0.9
Dec 2021
1,352.29
May 2020
ThousandWeekly2020-2021
Part Time Employment
26,092
Nov 2022
26,394
Oct 2022
10,086
Jan 1968
28,134
Jul 2013
ThousandMonthly1968-2022
Population
332.4
Dec 2021
329.48
Dec 2020
76.09
Dec 1900
332.4
Dec 2021
MillionYearly1900-2021
Productivity
113.14
Sep 2022
113.04
Jun 2022
25.97
Mar 1950
113.2
Dec 2021
PointsQuarterly1950-2022
Retirement Age Men
66.33
Dec 2022
66.17
Dec 2021
66
Dec 2009
66.33
Dec 2022
Yearly2009-2022
Retirement Age Women
66.33
Dec 2022
66.17
Dec 2021
66
Dec 2009
66.33
Dec 2022
Yearly2009-2022
Unemployed Persons
6,011
Nov 2022
6,059
Oct 2022
1,596
May 1953
23,038
Apr 2020
ThousandMonthly1948-2022
Unemployment Rate
3.7
Nov 2022
3.7
Oct 2022
2.5
May 1953
14.7
Apr 2020
%Monthly1948-2022
Wage Growth
6.68
Oct 2022
8.22
Sep 2022
-5.88
Mar 2009
15.31
Apr 2021
%Monthly1960-2022
Wages
28.1
Nov 2022
27.86
Oct 2022
2.5
Jan 1964
28.1
Nov 2022
USD/HourMonthly1964-2022
Wages In Manufacturing
25.58
Nov 2022
25.37
Oct 2022
1.27
Jan 1950
25.58
Nov 2022
USD/HourMonthly1950-2022
Youth Unemployment Rate
8.2
Nov 2022
8.1
Oct 2022
4.8
May 1951
27.4
Apr 2020
%Monthly1948-2022

Unemployment Rate across North America

Unemployment Rate global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Canada
5.1
Nov 2022
5.2
Oct 2022
2.9
Jun 1966
13.7
May 2020
% Monthly1966-2022
Mexico
3.3
Oct 2022
3.3
Sep 2022
2.22
Mar 1997
6.42
Sep 2009
% Monthly1994-2022
Puerto Rico
6.5
Oct 2022
6
Aug 2022
5.7
Jul 2022
25.3
Jan 1983
% Monthly1976-2022
United States
3.7
Nov 2022
3.7
Oct 2022
2.5
May 1953
14.7
Apr 2020
% Monthly1948-2022

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