St. Louis Fed | Economic Research | FRED® | GeoFRED® | ALFRED® | CASSIDI® | FRASER® | Page One Economics | APIs | Fed System
ALFRED: Archival Federal Reserve Economic Data, Economic Data Time Travel from the St. Louis Fed
Categories | Sources | Releases | News | API | Published Data Lists | Help
 

Home > Sources > US. Bureau of Labor Statistics > Employment Situation > Civilian Unemployment Rate (UNRATE)

Civilian Unemployment Rate (UNRATE)

Download Data | Add to My Data List | Current Series in FRED

Graph: Edit | Print | PDF | Save

Type: Line | Bar Size: Medium | Large | X-Large
Range: 1yr 5yrs 10yrs Max Log Scale: Left
Units:  Levels | Chg. | Chg. from Yr. Ago | % Chg. | % Chg. from Yr. Ago | Comp. Annual Rate of Chg. | Cont. Comp. Rate of Chg. | Cont. Comp. Annual Rate of Chg.
Notes: Growth Rate Calculations | US recession dates
  Real-Time Period
Title Start     End     

Civilian Unemployment Rate 1960-03-15 Current
 
Source    

US. Bureau of Labor Statistics 1960-03-15 Current
 
Release    

Employment Situation 1960-03-15 Current
 
Units    

Percent 1960-03-15 Current
 
Frequency    

Monthly 1960-03-15 Current
 
Seasonal Adjustment    

Seasonally Adjusted 1960-03-15 Current
 
Notes    

Persons 14 years of age and older.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced several revisions to the Household Survey on Friday Feb.7th 2003, with the release of the January 2003 Data. They introduced the Census 2000 population controls (which affect data back to 2000 and cause a break in the data in January 2000), a new seasonal adjustment procedure, and new seasonal factors back to January 1998. For further information contact the Current Employment Statistics (CES) homepage at www.bls.gov/ces or by calling 202-691-6555.

1960-03-15 1967-02-08
Persons 16 years of age and older.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced several revisions to the Household Survey on Friday Feb.7th 2003, with the release of the January 2003 Data. They introduced the Census 2000 population controls (which affect data back to 2000 and cause a break in the data in January 2000), a new seasonal adjustment procedure, and new seasonal factors back to January 1998. For further information contact the Current Employment Statistics (CES) homepage at www.bls.gov/ces or by calling 202-691-6555.

1967-02-09 2012-02-02
The unemployment rate represents the number of unemployed as a percentage of the labor force. Labor force data are restricted to people 16 years of age and older, who currently reside in 1 of the 50 states or the District of Columbia, who do not reside in institutions (e.g., penal and mental facilities, homes for the aged), and who are not on active duty in the Armed Forces.

This rate is also defined as the U-3 measure of labor underutilization.

The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)'

The source code is: LNS14000000

2012-02-03 Current
 

Related Categories

Population, Employment, & Labor Markets > Current Population Survey (Household Survey) > Unemployment Rate
Academic Data > Macro Dataset for Estimating Factors


Privacy Policy | Legal Notices, Information and Disclaimers | Contact Us | Help
© 2014 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis