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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  

Release: Employment Situation  

Units:  Percent, Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly

Notes:

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

Suggested Citation:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Unemployment Rate [UNRATE], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/UNRATE, September 20, 2020.

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis  

Source: U.S. Federal Open Market Committee

Release: Summary of Economic Projections  

Units:  Fourth Quarter, Percent, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Annual

Notes:

Projections for the unemployment rate are for the average civilian unemployment rate in the fourth quarter of each year. Each participant's projections are based on his or her assessment of appropriate monetary policy. The range for each variable in a given year includes all participants' projections, from lowest to highest, for that variable in the given year. This series represents the high value of the range forecast established by the Federal Open Market Committee.

Digitized originals of this release can be found at https://fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=677.

Suggested Citation:

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and U.S. Federal Open Market Committee, FOMC Summary of Economic Projections for the Civilian Unemployment Rate, Range, High [UNRATERH], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/UNRATERH, September 20, 2020.

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis  

Source: U.S. Federal Open Market Committee

Release: Summary of Economic Projections  

Units:  Fourth Quarter, Percent, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Annual

Notes:

Projections for the unemployment rate are for the average civilian unemployment rate in the fourth quarter of each year. Each participant's projections are based on his or her assessment of appropriate monetary policy. The range for each variable in a given year includes all participants' projections, from lowest to highest, for that variable in the given year. This series represents the midpoint of the range forecast's high and low values established by the Federal Open Market Committee.

Digitized originals of this release can be found at https://fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=677.

Suggested Citation:

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and U.S. Federal Open Market Committee, FOMC Summary of Economic Projections for the Civilian Unemployment Rate, Range, Midpoint [UNRATERM], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/UNRATERM, September 20, 2020.

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis  

Source: U.S. Federal Open Market Committee

Release: Summary of Economic Projections  

Units:  Fourth Quarter, Percent, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Annual

Notes:

Projections for the unemployment rate are for the average civilian unemployment rate in the fourth quarter of each year. Each participant's projections are based on his or her assessment of appropriate monetary policy. The range for each variable in a given year includes all participants' projections, from lowest to highest, for that variable in the given year. This series represents the low value of the range forecast established by the Federal Open Market Committee.

Digitized originals of this release can be found at https://fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=677.

Suggested Citation:

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and U.S. Federal Open Market Committee, FOMC Summary of Economic Projections for the Civilian Unemployment Rate, Range, Low [UNRATERL], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/UNRATERL, September 20, 2020.

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