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  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    View data of the unemployment rate, or the number of people 16 and over actively searching for a job as a percentage of the total labor force.

  • Percent, Quarterly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    Starting with the July, 2021 report: An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2021 to 2031 (https://www.cbo.gov/publication/57218), this series was renamed from "Natural Rate of Unemployment (Long-Term)" to "Noncyclical Rate of Unemployment". The natural rate of unemployment (NAIRU) is the rate of unemployment arising from all sources except fluctuations in aggregate demand. Estimates of potential GDP are based on the long-term natural rate. (CBO did not make explicit adjustments to the short-term natural rate for structural factors before the recent downturn.) The short-term natural rate incorporates structural factors that are temporarily boosting the natural rate beginning in 2008. The short-term natural rate is used to gauge the amount of current and projected slack in labor markets, which is a key input into CBO's projections of inflation.

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS14000006

  • Number, Weekly, 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.

  • Thousands of Persons, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS13000000 The Unemployment Level is the aggregate measure of people currently unemployed in the US. Someone in the labor force is defined as unemployed if they were not employed during the survey reference week, were available for work, and made at least one active effort to find a job during the 4-week survey period. The Unemployment Level is collected in the CPS and published by the BLS. It is provided on a monthly basis, so this data is used in part by macroeconomists as an initial economic indicator of current trends. The Unemployment Level helps government agencies, financial markets, and researchers gauge the overall health of the economy. Note that individuals that are not employed but not actively looking for a job are not counted as unemployed. For instance, declines in the Unemployment Level may either reflect movements of unemployed individuals into the labor force because they found a job, or movements of unemployed individuals out of the labor force because they stopped looking to find a job. For more information, see: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, CES Overview (https://www.bls.gov/web/empsit/cesprog.htm) U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS Handbook of Methods: Chapter 2. Employment, Hours, and Earnings from the Establishment Survey (https://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/pdf/ces-20110307.pdf)

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS13327709

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS14000031

  • Percent, Monthly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    View data of the unemployment rate, or the number of people 16 and over actively searching for a job as a percentage of the total labor force.

  • Percent, Quarterly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    This series last appeared in the February, 2021 report: NROU (https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/NROU)), formerly called "Natural Rate of Unemployment (Long-Term)." The natural rate of unemployment (NAIRU) is the rate of unemployment arising from all sources except fluctuations in aggregate demand. Estimates of potential GDP are based on the long-term natural rate. (CBO did not make explicit adjustments to the short-term natural rate for structural factors before the recent downturn.) The short-term natural rate incorporates structural factors that are temporarily boosting the natural rate beginning in 2008. The short-term natural rate is used to gauge the amount of current and projected slack in labor markets, which is a key input into CBO's projections of inflation.

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    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

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS14000024

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    To obtain estimates of women worker employment, the ratio of weighted women employees to the weighted all employees in the sample is assumed to equal the same ratio in the universe. The current month's women worker ratio, thus, is estimated and then multiplied by the all-employee estimate. The weighted-difference-link-and-taper formula (described in the source) is used to estimate the current month's women worker ratio. This formula adds the change in the matched sample's women worker ratio (the weighted-difference link) to the prior month's estimate, which has been slightly modified to reflect changes in the sample composition (the taper). The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS14000002

  • Weeks, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS13008275

  • Thousands of Persons, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS13008636

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS14000009

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    OECD descriptor ID: LRUNTTTT OECD unit ID: STSA OECD country ID: CAN All OECD data should be cited as follows: OECD, "Main Economic Indicators - complete database", Main Economic Indicators (database),http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/data-00052-en (Accessed on date) Copyright, 2016, OECD. Reprinted with permission.

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS14023621

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    This series was constructed by the Bank of England as part of the Three Centuries of Macroeconomic Data project by combining data from a number of academic and official sources. For more information, please refer to the Three Centuries spreadsheet at https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/statistics/research-datasets. Users are advised to check the underlying assumptions behind this series in the relevant worksheets of the spreadsheet. In many cases alternative assumptions might be appropriate. Users are permitted to reproduce this series in their own work as it represents Bank calculations and manipulations of underlying series that are the copyright of the Bank of England provided that underlying sources are cited appropriately. For appropriate citation please see the Three Centuries spreadsheet for guidance and a list of the underlying sources.

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS14000003

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS14027662

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    OECD descriptor ID: LMUNRRTT OECD unit ID: STSA OECD country ID: DEU All OECD data should be cited as follows: OECD, "Main Economic Indicators - complete database", Main Economic Indicators (database),http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/data-00052-en (Accessed on date) Copyright, 2016, OECD. Reprinted with permission.

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    OECD descriptor ID: LRUN64TT OECD unit ID: STSA OECD country ID: JPN All OECD data should be cited as follows: OECD, "Main Economic Indicators - complete database", Main Economic Indicators (database),http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/data-00052-en (Accessed on date) Copyright, 2016, OECD. Reprinted with permission.

  • Percent, Quarterly, Seasonally Adjusted

    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 q08292b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html. NBER Indicator: q08292b

  • Percent, Monthly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNU04032232

  • Number, Weekly, 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, Monthly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    Construction employees in the construction sector include: Working supervisors, qualified craft workers, mechanics, apprentices, helpers, laborers, and so forth, engaged in new work, alterations, demolition, repair, maintenance, and the like, whether working at the site of construction or in shops or yards at jobs (such as precutting and preassembling) ordinarily performed by members of the construction trades. The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNU04032231

  • Percent, Annual, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    This series was constructed by the Bank of England as part of the Three Centuries of Macroeconomic Data project by combining data from a number of academic and official sources. For more information, please refer to the Three Centuries spreadsheet at https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/statistics/research-datasets. Users are advised to check the underlying assumptions behind this series in the relevant worksheets of the spreadsheet. In many cases alternative assumptions might be appropriate. Users are permitted to reproduce this series in their own work as it represents Bank calculations and manipulations of underlying series that are the copyright of the Bank of England provided that underlying sources are cited appropriately. For appropriate citation please see the Three Centuries spreadsheet for guidance and a list of the underlying sources.

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS14000001

  • Percent, Monthly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    The unemployment rate represents the number unemployed as a percent of the labor force. The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)'.

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS13327707

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS14000012

  • Thousands of Persons, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS13026638

  • Percent, Quarterly, Seasonally Adjusted

    OECD descriptor ID: LMUNRRTT OECD unit ID: STSA OECD country ID: CHN All OECD data should be cited as follows: OECD, "Main Economic Indicators - complete database", Main Economic Indicators (database),http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/data-00052-en (Accessed on date) Copyright, 2016, OECD. Reprinted with permission.

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS14027660

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS13327708

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    OECD descriptor ID: LRHUTTTT OECD unit ID: STSA OECD country ID: FRA All OECD data should be cited as follows: OECD, "Main Economic Indicators - complete database", Main Economic Indicators (database),http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/data-00052-en (Accessed on date) Copyright, 2016, OECD. Reprinted with permission.

  • Percent, Annual, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    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 median value of the range forecast established by the Federal Open Market Committee. For each period, the median is the middle projection when the projections are arranged from lowest to highest. When the number of projections is even, the median is the average of the two middle projections. Digitized originals of this release can be found at https://fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=677.

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    OECD descriptor ID: LRHUTTTT OECD unit ID: STSA OECD country ID: ITA All OECD data should be cited as follows: OECD, "Main Economic Indicators - complete database", Main Economic Indicators (database),http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/data-00052-en (Accessed on date) Copyright, 2016, OECD. Reprinted with permission.

  • Percent, Quarterly, Seasonally Adjusted

    OECD descriptor ID: LRUN64TT OECD unit ID: STSA OECD country ID: USA All OECD data should be cited as follows: OECD, "Main Economic Indicators - complete database", Main Economic Indicators (database),http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/data-00052-en (Accessed on date) Copyright, 2016, OECD. Reprinted with permission.

  • 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, Seasonally Adjusted

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

  • Percent, Monthly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNU04032183

  • Percent, Monthly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    The unemployment rate represents the number unemployed as a percent of the labor force. The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)'.

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS14000018

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS14024887

  • Billions of Dollars, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate

    BEA Account Code: W825RC A Guide to the National Income and Product Accounts of the United States (NIPA) - (http://www.bea.gov/national/pdf/nipaguid.pdf)

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    OECD descriptor ID: LRUNTTTT OECD unit ID: STSA OECD country ID: KOR All OECD data should be cited as follows: OECD, "Main Economic Indicators - complete database", Main Economic Indicators (database),http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/data-00052-en (Accessed on date) Copyright, 2016, OECD. Reprinted with permission.

  • Percent, Quarterly, Seasonally Adjusted

    OECD descriptor ID: LRUN64TT OECD unit ID: STSA OECD country ID: ZAF All OECD data should be cited as follows: OECD, "Main Economic Indicators - complete database", Main Economic Indicators (database),http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/data-00052-en (Accessed on date) Copyright, 2016, OECD. Reprinted with permission.

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    OECD descriptor ID: LMUNRRTT OECD unit ID: STSA OECD country ID: RUS All OECD data should be cited as follows: OECD, "Main Economic Indicators - complete database", Main Economic Indicators (database),http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/data-00052-en (Accessed on date) Copyright, 2016, OECD. Reprinted with permission.

  • Percent, Annual, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment (modeled ILO estimate). Source Indicator: SL.UEM.1524.ZS

  • Thousands of Claims, Monthly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    Data Are Averages Of Weekly Figures. Split-Weeks Are Prorated According To The Number Of Days In The Month. Alaska And Hawaii Are Covered For The Entire Period; Puerto Rico Is Not Included. Source: U.S. Department Of Labor, Bureau Of Employment Security, Data For 1948-1961 Are From Bes Files; Data For 1962-1969 Are From"Unemployment Insurance Claims", A Weekly Publication. This NBER data series m08297 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html. NBER Indicator: m08297

  • Weeks, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNS13008276

  • Thousands of Persons, Monthly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNU03000000

  • Thousands of Persons, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    This series is from the Current Population Survey (Household Survey) conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Labor force flows show the movements that underlie the net over-the-month changes in employment, unemployment, or not in the labor force.

  • Percent, Quarterly, Seasonally Adjusted

    OECD descriptor ID: LMUNRRTT OECD unit ID: STSA OECD country ID: DEU All OECD data should be cited as follows: OECD, "Main Economic Indicators - complete database", Main Economic Indicators (database),http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/data-00052-en (Accessed on date) Copyright, 2016, OECD. Reprinted with permission.

  • Percent, Weekly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

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

  • Percent, Monthly, Not Seasonally Adjusted

    The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)' The source code is: LNU03327707

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    OECD descriptor ID: LMUNRRTT OECD unit ID: STSA OECD country ID: NOR All OECD data should be cited as follows: OECD, "Main Economic Indicators - complete database", Main Economic Indicators (database),http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/data-00052-en (Accessed on date) Copyright, 2016, OECD. Reprinted with permission.

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    OECD descriptor ID: LRHUTTTT OECD unit ID: STSA OECD country ID: GBR All OECD data should be cited as follows: OECD, "Main Economic Indicators - complete database", Main Economic Indicators (database),http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/data-00052-en (Accessed on date) Copyright, 2016, OECD. Reprinted with permission.

  • Percent, Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted

    OECD descriptor ID: LRHUTTTT OECD unit ID: STSA OECD country ID: ESP All OECD data should be cited as follows: OECD, "Main Economic Indicators - complete database", Main Economic Indicators (database),http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/data-00052-en (Accessed on date) Copyright, 2016, OECD. Reprinted with permission.


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