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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in United States

United States Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 6.1 % Apr/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 11 % Apr/21
Employed Persons 151176 Thousand Person | 151.176 Million Person Apr/21
Employment Rate  57.9 % Apr/21
Full Time Employment 126161 Thousand Person Apr/21
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.6 % Apr/21
Part Time Employment 25024 Thousand Persons Apr/21
Unemployed Persons 9812 Thousand Persons | 9.812 Million Persons Apr/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 6.1 % in April 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
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
6.7 Dec/20 08.01.2021
6.7 Nov/20 04.12.2020
6.9 Oct/20 06.11.2020
7.9 Sep/20 02.10.2020


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 11 % in April 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
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
12.5 Dec/20 08.01.2021
11.5 Nov/20 04.12.2020
11.7 Oct/20 06.11.2020
14.7 Aug/20 18.09.2020


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 increased to 151176 Thousand Person (151.176 Million Person) in April 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
151176 Apr/21 07.05.2021
150848 Mar/21 02.04.2021
150239 Feb/21 05.03.2021
150031 Jan/21 05.02.2021
149830 Dec/20 08.01.2021
149732 Nov/20 04.12.2020
149806 Oct/20 06.11.2020
147563 Sep/20 02.10.2020


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 increased to 57.9 % in April 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
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
57.4 Dec/20 08.01.2021
57.3 Nov/20 04.12.2020
57.4 Oct/20 06.11.2020
56.6 Sep/20 02.10.2020


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 increased to 126161 Thousand Person in April 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
126161 Apr/21 08.05.2021
125803 Mar/21 03.04.2021
124868 Feb/21 06.03.2021
124990 Jan/21 06.02.2021
124689 Dec/20 09.01.2021
124345 Nov/20 05.12.2020
123593 Oct/20 07.11.2020
122423 Sep/20 03.10.2020


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 decreased to 2.6 % in April 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
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
2.46 Nov/20 04.12.2020
2.21 Oct/20 06.11.2020
0.94 Jul/20 07.08.2020
0.87 Jun/20 02.07.2020


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 decreased to 25024 Thousand Persons in April 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
25024 Apr/21 08.05.2021
25078 Mar/21 03.04.2021
25109 Feb/21 06.03.2021
24627 Jan/21 06.02.2021
24917 Dec/20 09.01.2021
25384 Nov/20 05.12.2020
26163 Oct/20 07.11.2020
25161 Sep/20 03.10.2020


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 9812 Thousand Persons (9.812 Million Persons) in April 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
9812 Apr/21 07.05.2021
9710 Mar/21 02.04.2021
9972 Feb/21 05.03.2021
10130 Jan/21 05.02.2021
10736 Dec/20 08.01.2021
10735 Nov/20 04.12.2020
11061 Oct/20 06.11.2020
12580 Sep/20 02.10.2020


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
Wages Apr/21 4072 USD/Month 4040
Initial Jobless Claims 498 K 590
Job Vacancies Feb/21 7151 K 7080
Labor Force Participation Rate Apr/21 61.7 % 61.5
Living Wage Individual 2018 1660 USD/Month 1560
Non Farm Payrolls  Apr/21 266 K 770

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Colombia Mar/21 14.2 % 15.9
Panama 2019 7.1 % 6
Puerto Rico Mar/21 7.4 % 7.7
Honduras 2019 5.7 % 5.7
Brazil Feb/21 14.4 % 14.2
Chile Mar/21 12.1 % 10.3
Paraguay 4Q/20 7.2 % 8.2
Argentina 4Q/20 11 % 11.7
Canada Apr/21 8.1 % 7.5
Ecuador 4Q/20 6.1 % 8.6
Mexico Mar/21 3.9 % 4.4
Peru Mar/21 15.3 % 14.5
United States Apr/21 6.1 % 6
Uruguay Mar/21 9.7 % 11.1
Jamaica 4Q/20 10.7 % 12.6
Suriname 2020 11.2 % 7.4
Venezuela Dec/18 6.4 % 7.3
Belize 2019 7.7 % 9.4
Cameroon 2019 3.4 % 3.4
Cape Verde 2020 12.3 % 11.3
Cuba 2019 1.2 % 1.7
Dominican Republic 4Q/20 7.4 % 7.1
El Salvador 2019 6.3 % 6.4
Guyana 2019 11.9 % 11.9
Haiti 2019 13.5 % 13.5
Nicaragua 2Q/20 5.4 % 4.8
Trinidad and Tobago 1Q/19 4 % 3.5