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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in United States

United States Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 6.7 % Dec/20
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.5 % Dec/20
Employed Persons 149830 Thousand Person | 149.83 Million Person Dec/20
Employment Rate  57.4 % Dec/20
Full Time Employment 124689 Thousand Person Dec/20
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.46 % Dec/20
Part Time Employment 24917 Thousand Persons Dec/20
Unemployed Persons 10736 Thousand Persons | 10.736 Million Persons Dec/20


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     United States - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in United States?

  • Unemployment Rate in United States remained unchanged at 6.7 % in December 2020. 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
6.7 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
8.4 Aug/20 04.09.2020
10.2 Jul/20 07.08.2020
11.1 Jun/20 02.07.2020
13.3 May/20 05.06.2020


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 increased to 12.5 % in December 2020. 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
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
18.6 Jul/20 07.08.2020
20.7 Jun/20 02.07.2020
25.2 May/20 05.06.2020
27.4 Apr/20 08.05.2020


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 149830 Thousand Person (149.83 Million Person) in December 2020. 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
149830 Dec/20 08.01.2021
149732 Nov/20 04.12.2020
149806 Oct/20 06.11.2020
147563 Sep/20 02.10.2020
147288 Aug/20 04.09.2020
143532 Jul/20 07.08.2020
142182 Jun/20 02.07.2020
137242 May/20 05.06.2020


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 remained unchanged at 57.4 % in December 2020. 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
57.4 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
56.5 Aug/20 04.09.2020
55.1 Jul/20 07.08.2020
54.6 Jun/20 02.07.2020
52.8 May/20 05.06.2020


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 124689 Thousand Person in December 2020. 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
124689 Dec/20 09.01.2021
124345 Nov/20 05.12.2020
123593 Oct/20 07.11.2020
122423 Sep/20 03.10.2020
122369 Aug/20 05.09.2020
119532 Jul/20 08.08.2020
118941 Jun/20 04.07.2020
116523 May/20 06.06.2020


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 increased to 2.46 % in December 2020. 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
2.46 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
0.74 May/20 05.06.2020
0.6 Apr/20 08.05.2020
0.71 Mar/20 03.04.2020


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 24917 Thousand Persons in December 2020. 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
24917 Dec/20 09.01.2021
25384 Nov/20 05.12.2020
26163 Oct/20 07.11.2020
25161 Sep/20 03.10.2020
24973 Aug/20 05.09.2020
23982 Jul/20 08.08.2020
23179 Jun/20 04.07.2020
20741 May/20 06.06.2020


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 10736 Thousand Persons (10.736 Million Persons) in December 2020. 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
10736 Dec/20 08.01.2021
10735 Nov/20 04.12.2020
11061 Oct/20 06.11.2020
12580 Sep/20 02.10.2020
13550 Aug/20 04.09.2020
16338 Jul/20 07.08.2020
17750 Jun/20 02.07.2020
20985 May/20 05.06.2020


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 2019 66 66
Wages Dec/20 4014.4 USD/Month 3979.2
Initial Jobless Claims 965 K 784
Job Vacancies Nov/20 6301 K 7097
Labor Force Participation Rate Dec/20 61.5 % 61.5
Living Wage Individual 2018 1660 USD/Month 1560
Non Farm Payrolls  Dec/20 -140 K 336

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Colombia Nov/20 13.3 % 14.7
Panama 2019 7.1 % 6
Puerto Rico Nov/20 9.4 % 8.4
Honduras 2019 5.7 % 5.7
Brazil Oct/20 14.3 % 14.6
Chile Nov/20 10.8 % 11.6
Paraguay 2Q/20 7.6 % 7.9
Argentina 3Q/20 11.7 % 13.1
Canada Dec/20 8.6 % 8.5
Ecuador 3Q/20 6.6 % 4.9
Mexico Nov/20 4.4 % 4.7
Peru Dec/20 13.8 % 15.1
United States Dec/20 6.7 % 6.7
Uruguay Nov/20 10.9 % 11.2
Jamaica 3Q/20 12.6 % 7.3
Suriname 2019 7.4 % 7.6
Venezuela Dec/18 6.4 % 7.3
Belize 2019 7.7 % 9.4
Cameroon 2019 3.4 % 3.4
Cape Verde 2019 11.29 % 12.2
Cuba 2019 1.3 % 1.7
Dominican Republic 2Q/20 3.2 % 5.7
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 4Q/18 3.5 % 4.4