United States Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Oct 2019
Actual
3.6 %
Forecast
3.7 %
Previous
3.5 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Dec 6, 2019
Time to Release
16 Days 2 Hours
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Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
10.8 %
Dec 1982
2.5 %
Jun 1953
5.74 %1948 - 2019U.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.

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The US unemployment rate increased to 3.6 percent in October 2019 from 3.5 percent and in the previous month in line with market expectations. Over the month, the number of unemployed persons increased by 86,000.

United States Unemployment Rate History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Nov 1, 201912:40US Jobless Rate Rises to 3.6% in October
Oct 4, 201912:39US Jobless Rate Falls to Lowest Since 1969
Sep 6, 201912:56US Jobless Rate Steady for 3rd Month at 3.7%
Aug 2, 201912:59US Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 3.7%
Jul 5, 201912:39US Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Rises to 3.7%
Jun 7, 201912:36US Jobless Rate Unchanged at 49-Year Low
May 3, 201912:47US Jobless Rate Falls to Lowest since 1969

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Adp Employment Change
125
Oct 2019
93
Sep 2019
-706
Feb 2009
360
Feb 2006
ThousandMonthly2001 - 2019
Average Hourly Earnings
0.2
Oct 2019
0
Sep 2019
-0.2
Oct 2017
0.6
Nov 2008
%Monthly2006 - 2019
Average Weekly Hours
34.4
Oct 2019
34.4
Sep 2019
33.7
Jun 2009
34.6
Oct 2015
HoursMonthly2006 - 2019
Challenger Job Cuts
50,275
Oct 2019
41,557
Sep 2019
15,100
Jun 1997
248,475
Jan 2002
PersonsMonthly1994 - 2019
Continuing Jobless Claims
1,683
Nov 2019
1,693
Oct 2019
988
May 1969
6,635
May 2009
ThousandWeekly1967 - 2019
Employment Rate
61
Oct 2019
61
Sep 2019
55
Sep 1961
64.7
Apr 2000
%Monthly1950 - 2019

Unemployment Rate across North America

Unemployment Rate global view
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Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Canada
5.5
Oct 2019
5.5
Sep 2019
2.9
Jun 1966
13.1
Dec 1982
%Monthly1966 - 2019
Mexico
3.8
Sep 2019
3.7
Aug 2019
2.22
Jan 2001
6.42
Sep 2009
%Monthly1994 - 2019
Puerto Rico
8.2
Sep 2019
7
Aug 2019
7
Aug 2019
25.3
Jan 1983
%Monthly1976 - 2019
United States
3.6
Oct 2019
3.5
Sep 2019
2.5
Jun 1953
10.8
Dec 1982
%Monthly1948 - 2019
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