Unemployment Rate (United States)

Unemployment rate (United States)

Source: Current Population Survey

U-6 unemployment rate (United States)

Note: The U-6 measure uses a broader definition of unemployment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics defines this measure as the total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part-time for economic reasons, as a percentage of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force.

Source: Current Population Survey

Number of unemployed (United States)

Source: Current Population Survey

Unemployment rate by educational attainment (United States)

Source: Current Population Survey

Unemployment rate by poverty status (United States)

Source: Current Population Survey

Note: Click on the charts for the data and an interactive display. Shading indicates recessions.

Last updated: 6/15/2017