United States Unemployment Rate


  • United States Unemployment Rate is 3.7% in May 2023, after reporting a value of 3.4% in the previous month.
  • United States Unemployment Rate averaged 6.8% from December 1890 to May 2023, reaching an all time high of 25.6% in May 1933 and a record low of 0.4% in August 1929.

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Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Augur Labs LLC
Related Indicators
Name Reference Last Previous Unit
Unemployment Rate May 2023 3.7 3.4 percent
Nonfarm Payroll May 2023 156,105 155,766 persons
Employed Persons May 2023 160,721 161,031 persons
Unemployed Persons May 2023 6,097 5,657 persons
Initial Claims the week of May 27, 2023 229,500 232,000 persons
Job Openings April 2023 10,103 9,745 thousand
Labor Force May 2023 166,818 166,688 persons
Atlanta Fed Wage Growth Tracker April 2023 6.4 6.5 percent
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