USA: Unemployment rate

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 USA

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 4.1
 Reference June 2024
 Measure percent
 Data availability January 1960 - June 2024
 Average 5.9
 Min - Max 3.4 - 14.8
 Source U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from January 1960 to June 2024. The average value for the USA during that period was 5.9 percent with a minimum of 3.4 percent in September 1968 and a maximum of 14.8 percent in April 2020. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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USA - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 1960-2024
Measure: percent
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 170.60 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.65 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 3.47 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 3.80 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 7.98 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 61.86 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 46.46 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 56.51 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 67.39 2023 percent
 Self-employment 6.28 2022 percent
 Employment 161.55 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 3.80 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 140.10 Q3/2023 index points
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