The number of unemployed persons in The United States decreased to 7674 Thousand in September of 2021 from 8384 Thousand in August of 2021. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Unemployed Persons in the United States averaged 6609.66 Thousand from 1948 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 23109 Thousand in April of 2020 and a record low of 1596 Thousand in May of 1953. This page provides - United States Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Unemployed Persons - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2021.

Unemployed Persons in the United States is expected to be 8190.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 7100.00 Thousand in 2022 and 6200.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Unemployed Persons


United States Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 4.80 percent Sep/21 5.20 14.80 2.50
Non Farm Payrolls 194.00 Thousand Sep/21 366.00 4846.00 -20679.00
Government Payrolls -123.00 Thousand Sep/21 34.00 517.00 -948.00
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 317.00 Thousand Sep/21 332.00 4807.00 -19731.00
Manufacturing Payrolls 26.00 Thousand Sep/21 31.00 655.00 -1715.00
Unemployed Persons 7674.00 Thousand Sep/21 8384.00 23109.00 1596.00
Employed Persons 153680.00 Thousand Sep/21 153154.00 158735.00 57172.00
Average Hourly Earnings 0.60 percent Sep/21 0.40 4.60 -1.30
Average Weekly Hours 34.80 Hours Sep/21 34.60 35.00 33.70
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.60 percent Sep/21 61.70 67.30 58.10
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.66 percent Sep/21 1.97 4.40 0.08
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.00 percent Sep/21 9.90 27.40 4.80
Labour Costs 118.60 points Jun/21 118.23 119.07 17.01
Productivity 112.70 points Jun/21 112.10 112.70 25.97
Job Vacancies 10679.00 Thousand Aug/21 11901.00 11901.00 2157.00
Job Offers 10439.00 Thousand Aug/21 11098.00 11098.00 2232.00
Wages 26.15 USD/Hour Sep/21 26.01 26.15 2.50
Wages in Manufacturing 24.24 USD/Hour Sep/21 23.96 24.24 1.27
Employment Cost Index 0.70 percent Jun/21 0.90 2.00 0.20
Employment Rate 58.70 percent Sep/21 58.50 64.70 51.30
Part Time Employment 25747.00 Thousand Sep/21 25783.00 28134.00 10086.00
Full Time Employment 128027.00 Thousand Sep/21 127436.00 131755.00 64640.00


United States Unemployed Persons
In the United States, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.