unemployment

U.S. Unemployment Rate Statistics

Unemployment Statistics Data
Number of Americans who are unemployed 18,100,000
Number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits 10,200,000
Number of Americans who are unemployed for over 27 weeks 5,100,000
Male unemployment rate 6.3 %
Female unemployment rate 6 %
Black unemployment rate 12.4 %
Hispanic unemployment rate 8.9 %
Asian unemployment rate 3.4 %
Year Unemployment Rate
2014 6.1 %
2013 7.3 %
2012 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 %
Statistic & Data References
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Date research was conducted: January 15th, 2015