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(a) Civilian Unemployment Rate, Percent, Seasonally Adjusted (UNRATE)
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

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(a) Unemployment Rate for United States, Percent, Seasonally Adjusted (M0892AUSM156SNBR)
Series Is Presented Here As Three Variables--(1)--Seasonally Adjusted Data, 1929-1942 (2)--Seasonally Adjusted Data, 1940-1946 (3)--Original Data, 1947-1966. Source: National Industrial Conference Board, Published By G.H. Moore, Business Cycle Indicators, Vol. Ii, P. 35 And 123.

This NBER data series m08292a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.

NBER Indicator: m08292a

Unemployment Rate for United States

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(a) Unemployment Rate for United States, Percent, Seasonally Adjusted (M0892BUSM156SNBR)
Series Is Presented Here As Three Variables--(1)--Seasonally Adjusted, 1929-1942 (2)--Seasonally Adjusted, 1940-1946 (3)--Original Data, 1947-1966. Data Are Unemployment Expressed As A Percentage Of The Civilian Labor Force. Source: United States Bureau Of The Census, Current Population Reports: Labor Force Series P-50, Nos. 2, 13, And 19 (1940-1946, 1947-1948, And 1949 Annual Reports). Data Were Derived From NBER Series On Unemployment And Civilian Labor Force.

This NBER data series m08292b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.

NBER Indicator: m08292b

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Civilian Unemployment Rate  (UNRATE)

Source: US. Bureau of Labor Statistics  

Release: Employment Situation  

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:

US. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Civilian Unemployment Rate [UNRATE], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/UNRATE, July 23, 2016.

Unemployment Rate for United States  (M0892AUSM156SNBR)

Source: National Bureau of Economic Research  

Release: NBER Macrohistory Database  

Notes:

Series Is Presented Here As Three Variables--(1)--Seasonally Adjusted Data, 1929-1942 (2)--Seasonally Adjusted Data, 1940-1946 (3)--Original Data, 1947-1966. Source: National Industrial Conference Board, Published By G.H. Moore, Business Cycle Indicators, Vol. Ii, P. 35 And 123.

This NBER data series m08292a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.

NBER Indicator: m08292a

Suggested Citation:

National Bureau of Economic Research, Unemployment Rate for United States [M0892AUSM156SNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M0892AUSM156SNBR, July 23, 2016.

Unemployment Rate for United States  (M0892BUSM156SNBR)

Source: National Bureau of Economic Research  

Release: NBER Macrohistory Database  

Notes:

Series Is Presented Here As Three Variables--(1)--Seasonally Adjusted, 1929-1942 (2)--Seasonally Adjusted, 1940-1946 (3)--Original Data, 1947-1966. Data Are Unemployment Expressed As A Percentage Of The Civilian Labor Force. Source: United States Bureau Of The Census, Current Population Reports: Labor Force Series P-50, Nos. 2, 13, And 19 (1940-1946, 1947-1948, And 1949 Annual Reports). Data Were Derived From NBER Series On Unemployment And Civilian Labor Force.

This NBER data series m08292b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.

NBER Indicator: m08292b

Suggested Citation:

National Bureau of Economic Research, Unemployment Rate for United States [M0892BUSM156SNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M0892BUSM156SNBR, July 23, 2016.

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