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  • Percent, 4-Quarter Moving Average, Quarterly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    U-1 unemployment rate, as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

  • Percent, 4-Quarter Moving Average, Quarterly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    U-4 unemployment rate, as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS defines discouraged workers as persons who are not in the labor force, want and are available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They are not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the prior 4 weeks, for the specific reason that they believed no jobs were available to them.

  • Percent, 4-Quarter Moving Average, Quarterly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    U-5 unemployment rate, as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS defines discouraged workers as persons who are not in the labor force, want and are available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They are not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the prior 4 weeks, for the specific reason that they believed no jobs were available to them. The BLS criteria for marginally attached workers are the same as for discouraged workers, with the exception that any reason could have been cited for the lack of job search in the prior 4 weeks. The marginally attached are a group that includes discouraged workers.

  • Persons, 4-Quarter Moving Average, Quarterly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

  • Persons, 4-Quarter Moving Average, Quarterly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

  • Percent, 4-Quarter Moving Average, Quarterly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    U-2 unemployment rate, as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

  • Thousands of Dollars, Quarterly, Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate

    Please visit http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/personalincome for documentation on the derivation of personal income.

  • Number, Weekly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    Continued claims, also referred to as insured unemployment, is the number of people who have already filed an initial claim and who have experienced a week of unemployment and then filed a continued claim to claim benefits for that week of unemployment. Continued claims data are based on the week of unemployment, not the week when the initial claim was filed. The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is a program that temporarily expanded unemployment insurance eligibility to self-employed workers, freelancers, independent contractors and part-time workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. This program was established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which expanded states' ability to provide unemployment insurance to many workers affected by COVID-19, including people who aren't ordinarily eligible for unemployment benefits.

  • Number, Weekly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    An initial claim is a claim filed by an unemployed individual after a separation from an employer. The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is a program that temporarily expanded unemployment insurance eligibility to self-employed workers, freelancers, independent contractors and part-time workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. This program was established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which expanded states' ability to provide unemployment insurance to many workers affected by COVID-19, including people who aren't ordinarily eligible for unemployment benefits.

  • Number, Weekly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    Continued claims, also referred to as insured unemployment, is the number of people who have already filed an initial claim and who have experienced a week of unemployment and then filed a continued claim to claim benefits for that week of unemployment. Continued claims data are based on the week of unemployment, not the week when the initial claim was filed. The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program allowed people who have exhausted their unemployment compensation benefits to receive up to 13 additional weeks of benefits, provided they "are able to work, available to work, and actively seeking work." This program was established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which expanded states' ability to provide unemployment insurance to many workers affected by COVID-19, including people who aren't ordinarily eligible for unemployment benefits.

  • Number, Weekly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    Continued claims, also referred to as insured unemployment, is the number of people who have already filed an initial claim and who have experienced a week of unemployment and then filed a continued claim to claim benefits for that week of unemployment. Continued claims data are based on the week of unemployment, not the week when the initial claim was filed.

  • Percent, Weekly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    The insured unemployment rate (% of covered employment) is Continued Claims (also called insured unemployment) divided by Covered Employment.


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