Department of Numbers

US Unemployment

The BLS household survey showed that the US unemployment rate rose 10.3 percentage points in April 2020 to 14.7%. The unemployment rate for April 2020 is at a new high.

Unemployment Rate April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 14.7% +10.3 +11.1

Unemployment Rate

Note: Recessions shown in gray

US Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in the United States in April 2020 is at a new high of 23,078,000. US employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 23,078,000 +15,938,000 +17,228,000

Unemployed Persons

US Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
National
Unemployed Persons
April 2020 14.7% 23,078,000
March 2020 4.4% 7,140,000
February 2020 3.5% 5,787,000
January 2020 3.6% 5,892,000
December 2019 3.5% 5,753,000
November 2019 3.5% 5,811,000
October 2019 3.6% 5,857,000
September 2019 3.5% 5,753,000
August 2019 3.7% 5,999,000
July 2019 3.7% 6,027,000
June 2019 3.7% 5,985,000
May 2019 3.6% 5,938,000