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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in United States

United States Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 3.9 % Dec/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.2 % Dec/21
Employed Persons 155975 Thousand Person | 155.975 Million Person Dec/21
Employment Rate  59.5 % Dec/21
Full Time Employment 130191 Thousand Person Dec/21
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.24 % Dec/21
Part Time Employment 25681 Thousand Persons Dec/21
Unemployed Persons 6319 Thousand Persons | 6.319 Million Persons Dec/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     United States - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in United States?

  • Unemployment Rate in United States increased to 5.9 % in June 2021. The maximum rate was 14.8 % and minimum was 2.5 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
5.2 Aug/21 03.09.2021
5.4 Jul/21 06.08.2021
5.9 Jun/21 02.07.2021
5.8 May/21 04.06.2021
6.1 Apr/21 07.05.2021
6 Mar/21 02.04.2021
6.2 Feb/21 05.03.2021
6.3 Jan/21 05.02.2021


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Unemployment Rate in United States by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Donald Trump 20.01.2017 - 4.8000 3.8000 4.8000 3.8000 -20.83%
Barack Obama 20.01.2009 - 20.01.2017 7.8000 4.7000 10.0000 4.6000 -39.74%
George W. Bush 20.01.2001 - 20.01.2009 4.2000 7.3000 7.3000 4.2000 73.81%
Bill Clinton 20.01.1993 - 20.01.2001 7.3000 3.9000 7.3000 3.8000 -46.58%
George H. W. Bush 20.01.1989 - 20.01.1993 5.4000 7.4000 7.8000 5.0000 37.04%
Ronald Reagan 20.01.1981 - 20.01.1989 7.5000 5.3000 10.8000 5.3000 -29.33%
Jimmy Carter 20.01.1977 - 20.01.1989 7.5000 5.3000 10.8000 5.3000 -29.33%
Gerald Ford 20.01.1974 - 20.01.1977 5.1000 7.8000 9.0000 5.1000 52.94%
Richard Nixon 20.01.1969 - 20.01.1974 3.4000 4.9000 6.1000 3.4000 44.12%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     United States - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in United States?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in United States decreased to 9.3 % in June 2021. The maximum rate was 27.4 % and minimum was 4.8 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
9.9 Aug/21 03.09.2021
9.2 Jul/21 06.08.2021
9.3 Jun/21 02.07.2021
9.9 May/21 04.06.2021
11 Apr/21 07.05.2021
11.1 Mar/21 02.04.2021
10.9 Feb/21 05.03.2021
11.2 Jan/21 05.02.2021


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in United States by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Donald Trump 20.01.2017 - 10.1000 8.7000 10.1000 8.5000 -13.86%
Barack Obama 20.01.2009 - 20.01.2017 15.0000 10.0000 19.5000 10.0000 -33.33%
George W. Bush 20.01.2001 - 20.01.2009 9.6000 14.8000 14.8000 9.6000 54.17%
Bill Clinton 20.01.1993 - 20.01.2001 14.0000 9.2000 14.2000 8.9000 -34.29%
George H. W. Bush 20.01.1989 - 20.01.1993 11.8000 14.2000 15.2000 10.1000 20.34%
Ronald Reagan 20.01.1981 - 20.01.1989 14.5000 10.8000 19.0000 10.5000 -25.52%
Jimmy Carter 20.01.1977 - 20.01.1989 14.3000 10.8000 19.0000 10.5000 -24.48%
Gerald Ford 20.01.1974 - 20.01.1977 10.8000 14.8000 16.9000 10.5000 37.04%
Richard Nixon 20.01.1969 - 20.01.1974 8.2000 10.5000 13.2000 8.1000 28.05%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     United States - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in United States?

  • Number of Employed Persons in United States decreased to 151602 Thousand Person (151.602 Million Person) in June 2021. The maximum rate was 158735 Thousand Person and minimum was 57172 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
153154 Aug/21 03.09.2021
152645 Jul/21 06.08.2021
151602 Jun/21 02.07.2021
151620 May/21 04.06.2021
151176 Apr/21 07.05.2021
150848 Mar/21 02.04.2021
150239 Feb/21 05.03.2021
150031 Jan/21 05.02.2021


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in United States by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     United States - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in United States?

  • Employment Rate in United States remained unchanged at 58 % in June 2021. The maximum rate was 64.7 % and minimum was 51.3 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
58.5 Aug/21 03.09.2021
58.4 Jul/21 07.08.2021
58 Jun/21 02.07.2021
58 May/21 04.06.2021
57.9 Apr/21 08.05.2021
57.8 Mar/21 02.04.2021
57.6 Feb/21 05.03.2021
57.5 Jan/21 05.02.2021


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Employment Rate  in United States by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Full Time Employment (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment
                     United States - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

What is the number of full-time workers in United States?

  • Full Time Employment in United States decreased to 126201 Thousand Person in June 2021. The maximum rate was 131755 Thousand Person and minimum was 64640 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
127436 Aug/21 04.09.2021
127466 Jul/21 07.08.2021
126201 Jun/21 03.07.2021
126384 May/21 05.06.2021
126161 Apr/21 08.05.2021
125803 Mar/21 03.04.2021
124868 Feb/21 06.03.2021
124990 Jan/21 06.02.2021


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment in United States by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Long Term Unemployment Rate (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate
                     United States - Historical Data (%)

What is Long Term Unemployment Rate in United States?

  • Long Term Unemployment Rate in United States increased to 2.47 % in June 2021. The maximum rate was 4.4 % and minimum was 0.08 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
1.97 Aug/21 03.09.2021
2.12 Jul/21 13.08.2021
2.47 Jun/21 02.07.2021
2.33 May/21 04.06.2021
2.6 Apr/21 07.05.2021
2.59 Feb/21 05.03.2021
2.51 Jan/21 05.02.2021
2.46 Dec/20 08.01.2021


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate in United States by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Part Time Employment (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment
                     United States - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

What is Part Time Employment in United States?

  • Part Time Employment in United States increased to 25610 Thousand Persons in June 2021. The maximum rate was 28134 Thousand Persons and minimum was 10086 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
25783 Aug/21 04.09.2021
25360 Jul/21 07.08.2021
25610 Jun/21 03.07.2021
25202 May/21 05.06.2021
25024 Apr/21 08.05.2021
25078 Mar/21 03.04.2021
25109 Feb/21 06.03.2021
24627 Jan/21 06.02.2021


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment in United States by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     United States - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in United States?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in United States increased to 9484 Thousand Persons (9.484 Million Persons) in June 2021. The maximum rate was 23109 Thousand Persons and minimum was 1596 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
8384 Aug/21 03.09.2021
8702 Jul/21 06.08.2021
9484 Jun/21 02.07.2021
9316 May/21 04.06.2021
9812 Apr/21 07.05.2021
9710 Mar/21 02.04.2021
9972 Feb/21 05.03.2021
10130 Jan/21 05.02.2021


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons in United States by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in United States

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2020 66 66
Unemployment Rate Jun/21 5.9 % 5.8
Wages Jun/21 4108.8 USD/Month 4092.8
Initial Jobless Claims 360 K 386
Job Vacancies May/21 9478 K 9982
Labor Force Participation Rate Jun/21 61.6 % 61.6
Living Wage Individual 2018 1660 USD/Month 1560

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Colombia May/21 15.6 % 15.1
Panama 2020 18.5 % 7.1
Puerto Rico May/21 8.1 % 7
Honduras 2020 10.9 % 5.7
Brazil Apr/21 14.7 % 14.7
Chile May/21 10 % 10.2
Paraguay 4Q/20 7.2 % 8.2
Argentina 1Q/21 10.2 % 11
Canada Jun/21 7.8 % 8.2
Ecuador 4Q/20 6.1 % 8.6
Mexico May/21 4 % 4.7
Peru Jun/21 10.3 % 12
United States Jun/21 5.9 % 5.8
Uruguay May/21 10.2 % 10.2
Jamaica 1Q/21 8.9 % 10.7
Suriname 2020 11.2 % 7.4
Venezuela Dec/18 6.4 % 7.3
Belize 2020 7.8 % 7.7
Cameroon 2020 3.6 % 3.3
Cape Verde 2020 12.3 % 11.3
Cuba 2020 3.87 % 1.2
Dominican Republic 4Q/20 7.4 % 7.1
El Salvador 2020 7 % 6.3
Guyana 2020 15.8 % 11.9
Haiti 2020 14.5 % 13.5
Nicaragua 4Q/20 4.8 % 4.8
Trinidad and Tobago 2Q/19 4.4 % 4