U.S. Unemployment Rate Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Date Verified: 10.15.2012

Unemployment Statistics Data
Number of Americans who are unemployed 12,100,000
Number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits 5,600,000
Number of Americans who are unemployed for over 27 weeks 4,800,000
Male unemployment rate 7.3 %
Female unemployment rate 7 %
Black unemployment rate 13.4 %
Hispanic unemployment rate 9.9 %
Asian unemployment rate 4.4 %
Year Unemployment Rate
2012 (September) 7.8 %
2011 9.1 %
2010 9.6 %
2009 8.2 %
2008 4.9 %
2007 4.5 %
2006 4.7 %
2005 5.2 %
2000 4 %
1995 5.4 %
1992 7.3 %
1990 5.3 %
1985 7.2 %
1983 *Highest on Record 10.3 %
1980 6.2 %
1975 5.2 %
1970 4.1 %
1965 4.8 %
1960 5.1 %
1955 4.7 %
1952 *Lowest on Record 3 %
1920 6.4 %
1948 3.7 %

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