Department of Numbers

US Unemployment

The BLS household survey showed that the US unemployment rate fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2014 to 6.7%. The unemployment rate peaked in October 2009 at 10.0% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.6% in January 2014, the unemployment rate has now risen by 0.1 percentage points.

Unemployment Rate March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% 0.0 -0.8

Unemployment Rate

Note: Recessions shown in gray

US Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in the US peaked in October 2009 at 15,352,000. There are now 4,866,000 fewer people unemployed in the country. From a post peak low of 10,236,000 in January 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown again by 250,000. US employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10,486,000 +27,000 -1,220,000

Unemployed Persons

US Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
National
Unemployed Persons
March 2014 6.7% 10,486,000
February 2014 6.7% 10,459,000
January 2014 6.6% 10,236,000
December 2013 6.7% 10,351,000
November 2013 7.0% 10,841,000
October 2013 7.2% 11,140,000
September 2013 7.2% 11,203,000
August 2013 7.2% 11,256,000
July 2013 7.3% 11,408,000
June 2013 7.5% 11,747,000
May 2013 7.5% 11,690,000
April 2013 7.5% 11,683,000
March 2013 7.5% 11,706,000