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United States Labor Force Statistics
Seasonally Adjusted  (in thousands)
1978 - Present
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Month

Year

   Labor
   Force

   Employed

  Unemployed

Unemployment
Rate
September 2014 155,862 146,600 9,262 5.9
August 2014 155,959 146,368 9,591 6.1
July 2014 156,023 146,352 9,671 6.2
June 2014 155,694 146,221 9,474 6.1
May 2014 155,613 145,814 9,799 6.3
April 2014 155,421 145,669 9,753 6.3
March 2014 156,227 145,742 10,486 6.7
February 2014 155,724 145,266 10,459 6.7
January 2014 155,460 145,224 10,236 6.6
December 2013 154,937 144,586 10,351 6.7
November 2013 155,284 144,443 10,841 7.0
October 2013 154,625 143,485 11,140 7.2
September 2013 155,473 144,270 11,203 7.2
August 2013 155,435 144,179 11,256 7.2
July 2013 155,693 144,285 11,408 7.3
June 2013 155,822 144,075 11,747 7.5
May 2013 155,609 143,919 11,690 7.5
April 2013 155,359 143,676 11,683 7.5
March 2013 155,099 143,393 11,706 7.5
February 2013 155,511 143,464 12,047 7.7
January 2013 155,699 143,384 12,315 7.9
December 2012 155,485 143,212 12,273 7.9
November 2012 155,279 143,233 12,045 7.8
October 2012 155,507 143,369 12,138 7.8
September 2012 155,018 142,947 12,070 7.8
August 2012 154,669 142,204 12,464 8.1
July 2012 154,970 142,272 12,698 8.2
June 2012 155,134 142,432 12,702 8.2
May 2012 154,946 142,257 12,689 8.2
April 2012 154,565 141,963 12,603 8.2
March 2012 154,811 142,079 12,732 8.2
February 2012 154,826 141,943 12,883 8.3
January 2012 154,328 141,677 12,650 8.2
December 2011 153,927 140,836 13,090 8.5
November 2011 154,072 140,747 13,326 8.6
October 2011 153,940 140,335 13,604 8.8
September 2011 154,059 140,154 13,905 9.0
August 2011 153,724 139,904 13,820 9.0
July 2011 153,309 139,524 13,785 9.0
June 2011 153,379 139,409 13,971 9.1
May 2011 153,526 139,653 13,873 9.0
April 2011 153,566 139,622 13,944 9.1
March 2011 153,403 139,655 13,748 9.0
February 2011 153,280 139,422 13,858 9.0
January 2011 153,198 139,287 13,910 9.1
December 2010 153,639 139,266 14,373 9.4
November 2010 154,127 139,030 15,097 9.8
October 2010 153,631 139,111 14,520 9.5
September 2010 153,971 139,393 14,578 9.5
August 2010 154,087 139,427 14,660 9.5
July 2010 153,706 139,179 14,527 9.5
June 2010 153,631 139,148 14,483 9.4
May 2010 154,106 139,247 14,858 9.6
April 2010 154,642 139,309 15,333 9.9
March 2010 153,964 138,752 15,212 9.9
February 2010 153,720 138,599 15,121 9.8
January 2010 153,404 138,451 14,953 9.7
December 2009 153,111 138,013 15,098 9.9
November 2009 153,878 138,659 15,219 9.9
October 2009 153,784 138,432 15,352 10.0
September 2009 153,827 138,818 15,009 9.8
August 2009 154,307 139,492 14,814 9.6
July 2009 154,502 139,901 14,601 9.5
June 2009 154,716 140,009 14,707 9.5
May 2009 154,747 140,248 14,499 9.4
April 2009 154,509 140,656 13,853 9.0
March 2009 154,133 140,707 13,426 8.7
February 2009 154,538 141,640 12,898 8.3
January 2009 154,210 142,152 12,058 7.8
December 2008 154,655 143,369 11,286 7.3
November 2008 154,639 144,100 10,538 6.8
October 2008 154,876 144,802 10,074 6.5
September 2008 154,570 145,076 9,494 6.1
August 2008 154,641 145,203 9,438 6.1
July 2008 154,469 145,532 8,937 5.8
June 2008 154,313 145,737 8,575 5.6
May 2008 154,303 145,908 8,395 5.4
April 2008 153,769 146,132 7,637 5.0
March 2008 153,908 146,086 7,822 5.1
February 2008 153,653 146,156 7,497 4.9
January 2008 154,063 146,378 7,685 5.0
December 2007 153,918 146,273 7,645 5.0
November 2007 153,835 146,595 7,240 4.7
October 2007 153,183 145,946 7,237 4.7
September 2007 153,414 146,244 7,170 4.7
August 2007 152,749 145,682 7,067 4.6
July 2007 153,054 145,905 7,149 4.7
June 2007 153,041 146,063 6,979 4.6
May 2007 152,670 145,903 6,766 4.4
April 2007 152,435 145,586 6,850 4.5
March 2007 153,051 146,320 6,731 4.4
February 2007 152,983 146,057 6,927 4.5
January 2007 153,144 146,028 7,116 4.6
December 2006 152,732 145,970 6,762 4.4
November 2006 152,406 145,534 6,872 4.5
October 2006 152,041 145,314 6,727 4.4
September 2006 151,662 144,815 6,847 4.5
August 2006 151,716 144,625 7,091 4.7
July 2006 151,377 144,202 7,175 4.7
June 2006 151,354 144,353 7,001 4.6
May 2006 151,069 144,089 6,980 4.6
April 2006 150,881 143,761 7,120 4.7
March 2006 150,813 143,741 7,072 4.7
February 2006 150,641 143,457 7,184 4.8
January 2006 150,214 143,150 7,064 4.7
December 2005 150,030 142,752 7,279 4.9
November 2005 150,065 142,499 7,566 5.0
October 2005 150,001 142,548 7,453 5.0
September 2005 149,954 142,401 7,553 5.0
August 2005 149,779 142,434 7,345 4.9
July 2005 149,432 142,026 7,406 5.0
June 2005 149,238 141,714 7,524 5.0
May 2005 149,261 141,609 7,651 5.1
April 2005 148,926 141,254 7,672 5.2
March 2005 148,391 140,654 7,737 5.2
February 2005 148,364 140,385 7,980 5.4
January 2005 148,029 140,245 7,784 5.3
December 2004 148,059 140,125 7,934 5.4
November 2004 148,162 140,231 7,932 5.4
October 2004 147,793 139,732 8,061 5.5
September 2004 147,415 139,487 7,927 5.4
August 2004 147,564 139,573 7,990 5.4
July 2004 147,692 139,556 8,136 5.5
June 2004 147,460 139,174 8,286 5.6
May 2004 147,065 138,852 8,212 5.6
April 2004 146,850 138,680 8,170 5.6
March 2004 146,944 138,453 8,491 5.8
February 2004 146,709 138,542 8,167 5.6
January 2004 146,842 138,472 8,370 5.7
December 2003 146,729 138,411 8,317 5.7
November 2003 147,000 138,424 8,576 5.8
October 2003 146,716 137,984 8,732 6.0
September 2003 146,530 137,609 8,921 6.1
August 2003 146,445 137,549 8,896 6.1
July 2003 146,485 137,474 9,011 6.2
June 2003 147,056 137,790 9,266 6.3
May 2003 146,500 137,544 8,957 6.1
April 2003 146,474 137,633 8,842 6.0
March 2003 146,022 137,434 8,588 5.9
February 2003 146,100 137,482 8,618 5.9
January 2003 145,937 137,417 8,520 5.8
December 2002 145,066 136,426 8,640 6.0
November 2002 145,041 136,521 8,520 5.9
October 2002 145,314 137,008 8,307 5.7
September 2002 145,552 137,302 8,251 5.7
August 2002 145,009 136,705 8,304 5.7
July 2002 144,803 136,413 8,390 5.8
June 2002 144,808 136,415 8,393 5.8
May 2002 144,938 136,539 8,399 5.8
April 2002 144,725 136,126 8,599 5.9
March 2002 144,481 136,177 8,304 5.7
February 2002 144,653 136,438 8,215 5.7
January 2002 143,883 135,701 8,182 5.7
December 2001 144,305 136,047 8,258 5.7
November 2001 144,240 136,238 8,003 5.5
October 2001 144,086 136,392 7,694 5.3
September 2001 143,989 136,846 7,142 5.0
August 2001 143,284 136,241 7,042 4.9
July 2001 143,654 137,071 6,583 4.6
June 2001 143,357 136,873 6,484 4.5
May 2001 143,318 137,092 6,226 4.3
April 2001 143,569 137,299 6,271 4.4
March 2001 143,924 137,783 6,141 4.3
February 2001 143,701 137,612 6,089 4.2
January 2001 143,800 137,778 6,023 4.2
December 2000 143,248 137,614 5,634 3.9
November 2000 142,962 137,322 5,639 3.9
October 2000 142,622 137,088 5,534 3.9
September 2000 142,518 136,893 5,625 3.9
August 2000 142,514 136,662 5,853 4.1
July 2000 142,278 136,531 5,747 4.0
June 2000 142,591 136,940 5,651 4.0
May 2000 142,388 136,630 5,758 4.0
April 2000 142,751 137,270 5,481 3.8
March 2000 142,434 136,701 5,733 4.0
February 2000 142,456 136,598 5,858 4.1
January 2000 142,267 136,559 5,708 4.0
December 1999 140,177 134,523 5,653 4.0
November 1999 140,025 134,309 5,716 4.1
October 1999 139,771 133,993 5,778 4.1
September 1999 139,622 133,707 5,915 4.2
August 1999 139,430 133,591 5,838 4.2
July 1999 139,439 133,414 6,025 4.3
June 1999 139,329 133,378 5,951 4.3
May 1999 139,107 133,311 5,796 4.2
April 1999 138,959 132,955 6,004 4.3
March 1999 138,730 132,947 5,783 4.2
February 1999 138,967 132,856 6,111 4.4
January 1999 139,003 133,027 5,976 4.3
December 1998 138,634 132,602 6,032 4.4
November 1998 138,381 132,280 6,100 4.4
October 1998 138,279 131,999 6,280 4.5
September 1998 138,286 131,986 6,300 4.6
August 1998 137,570 131,390 6,179 4.5
July 1998 137,588 131,329 6,259 4.5
June 1998 137,455 131,244 6,212 4.5
May 1998 137,372 131,325 6,047 4.4
April 1998 137,150 131,209 5,941 4.3
March 1998 137,236 130,814 6,422 4.7
February 1998 137,112 130,807 6,306 4.6
January 1998 137,095 130,726 6,368 4.6
December 1997 137,155 130,679 6,476 4.7
November 1997 136,961 130,653 6,308 4.6
October 1997 136,633 130,179 6,454 4.7
September 1997 136,675 130,019 6,656 4.9
August 1997 136,618 130,010 6,608 4.8
July 1997 136,477 129,822 6,655 4.9
June 1997 136,211 129,412 6,799 5.0
May 1997 136,119 129,464 6,655 4.9
April 1997 136,016 129,143 6,873 5.1
March 1997 135,891 128,891 7,000 5.2
February 1997 135,400 128,298 7,102 5.2
January 1997 135,456 128,298 7,158 5.3
December 1996 135,113 127,860 7,253 5.4
November 1996 135,007 127,771 7,236 5.4
October 1996 134,921 127,890 7,031 5.2
September 1996 134,515 127,536 6,979 5.2
August 1996 134,054 127,172 6,882 5.1
July 1996 134,284 126,947 7,337 5.5
June 1996 133,697 126,602 7,095 5.3
May 1996 133,667 126,244 7,423 5.6
April 1996 133,409 125,994 7,415 5.6
March 1996 133,180 125,862 7,318 5.5
February 1996 132,952 125,639 7,313 5.5
January 1996 132,616 125,125 7,491 5.6
December 1995 132,511 125,088 7,423 5.6
November 1995 132,614 125,188 7,426 5.6
October 1995 132,716 125,388 7,328 5.5
September 1995 132,611 125,133 7,478 5.6
August 1995 132,336 124,852 7,484 5.7
July 1995 132,343 124,816 7,527 5.7
June 1995 131,949 124,522 7,427 5.6
May 1995 131,851 124,421 7,430 5.6
April 1995 132,590 124,945 7,645 5.8
March 1995 132,108 124,955 7,153 5.4
February 1995 132,115 124,928 7,187 5.4
January 1995 132,038 124,663 7,375 5.6
December 1994 131,951 124,721 7,230 5.5
November 1994 131,891 124,516 7,375 5.6
October 1994 131,744 124,112 7,632 5.8
September 1994 131,421 123,687 7,734 5.9
August 1994 131,275 123,342 7,933 6.0
July 1994 130,652 122,706 7,946 6.1
June 1994 130,561 122,634 7,927 6.1
May 1994 130,779 122,864 7,915 6.1
April 1994 130,621 122,290 8,331 6.4
March 1994 130,400 121,930 8,470 6.5
February 1994 130,669 122,086 8,583 6.6
January 1994 130,596 121,966 8,630 6.6
December 1993 129,941 121,464 8,477 6.5
November 1993 129,711 121,169 8,542 6.6
October 1993 129,573 120,823 8,750 6.8
September 1993 129,268 120,554 8,714 6.7
August 1993 129,619 120,856 8,763 6.8
July 1993 129,397 120,467 8,930 6.9
June 1993 129,411 120,290 9,121 7.0
May 1993 129,264 120,115 9,149 7.1
April 1993 128,584 119,474 9,110 7.1
March 1993 128,598 119,542 9,056 7.0
February 1993 128,458 119,275 9,183 7.1
January 1993 128,400 119,075 9,325 7.3
December 1992 128,554 118,997 9,557 7.4
November 1992 128,441 118,876 9,565 7.4
October 1992 128,026 118,628 9,398 7.3
September 1992 128,501 118,720 9,781 7.6
August 1992 128,613 118,826 9,787 7.6
July 1992 128,563 118,713 9,850 7.7
June 1992 128,459 118,419 10,040 7.8
May 1992 128,119 118,375 9,744 7.6
April 1992 127,841 118,426 9,415 7.4
March 1992 127,604 118,144 9,460 7.4
February 1992 127,207 117,753 9,454 7.4
January 1992 127,261 117,978 9,283 7.3
December 1991 126,664 117,466 9,198 7.3
November 1991 126,701 117,770 8,931 7.0
October 1991 126,642 117,800 8,842 7.0
September 1991 126,650 117,928 8,722 6.9
August 1991 126,150 117,484 8,666 6.9
July 1991 126,154 117,568 8,586 6.8
June 1991 126,331 117,639 8,692 6.9
May 1991 126,176 117,440 8,736 6.9
April 1991 126,548 118,109 8,439 6.7
March 1991 126,238 117,652 8,586 6.8
February 1991 126,020 117,755 8,265 6.6
January 1991 125,955 117,940 8,015 6.4
December 1990 126,142 118,241 7,901 6.3
November 1990 126,070 118,306 7,764 6.2
October 1990 125,995 118,536 7,459 5.9
September 1990 125,892 118,524 7,368 5.9
August 1990 125,990 118,802 7,188 5.7
July 1990 125,732 118,810 6,922 5.5
June 1990 125,573 118,983 6,590 5.2
May 1990 125,893 119,151 6,742 5.4
April 1990 125,649 118,852 6,797 5.4
March 1990 125,801 119,203 6,598 5.2
February 1990 125,710 119,059 6,651 5.3
January 1990 125,833 119,081 6,752 5.4
December 1989 124,497 117,830 6,667 5.4
November 1989 124,637 117,912 6,725 5.4
October 1989 124,211 117,581 6,630 5.3
September 1989 123,944 117,354 6,590 5.3
August 1989 124,166 117,655 6,511 5.2
July 1989 123,967 117,472 6,495 5.2
June 1989 123,995 117,418 6,577 5.3
May 1989 123,474 117,099 6,375 5.2
April 1989 123,565 117,097 6,468 5.2
March 1989 123,227 117,022 6,205 5.0
February 1989 123,135 116,776 6,359 5.2
January 1989 123,390 116,708 6,682 5.4
December 1988 122,622 116,104 6,518 5.3
November 1988 122,637 116,100 6,537 5.3
October 1988 122,206 115,638 6,568 5.4
September 1988 121,960 115,356 6,604 5.4
August 1988 122,125 115,282 6,843 5.6
July 1988 121,665 115,060 6,605 5.4
June 1988 121,473 114,927 6,546 5.4
May 1988 121,071 114,292 6,779 5.6
April 1988 121,251 114,650 6,601 5.4
March 1988 120,913 114,037 6,876 5.7
February 1988 121,156 114,227 6,929 5.7
January 1988 120,969 114,016 6,953 5.7
December 1987 120,729 113,793 6,936 5.7
November 1987 120,540 113,505 7,035 5.8
October 1987 120,509 113,282 7,227 6.0
September 1987 120,011 112,909 7,102 5.9
August 1987 120,318 113,057 7,261 6.0
July 1987 119,902 112,634 7,268 6.1
June 1987 119,644 112,246 7,398 6.2
May 1987 120,008 112,434 7,574 6.3
April 1987 119,336 111,794 7,542 6.3
March 1987 119,270 111,408 7,862 6.6
February 1987 119,122 111,257 7,865 6.6
January 1987 118,845 110,953 7,892 6.6
December 1986 118,611 110,728 7,883 6.6
November 1986 118,634 110,475 8,159 6.9
October 1986 118,516 110,273 8,243 7.0
September 1986 118,395 110,085 8,310 7.0
August 1986 118,150 110,015 8,135 6.9
July 1986 118,129 109,810 8,319 7.0
June 1986 118,084 109,576 8,508 7.2
May 1986 117,528 109,089 8,439 7.2
April 1986 117,316 108,952 8,364 7.1
March 1986 117,220 108,837 8,383 7.2
February 1986 116,882 108,480 8,402 7.2
January 1986 116,682 108,887 7,795 6.7
December 1985 116,354 108,216 8,138 7.0
November 1985 116,135 108,007 8,128 7.0
October 1985 116,145 107,847 8,298 7.1
September 1985 115,905 107,657 8,248 7.1
August 1985 115,291 107,095 8,196 7.1
July 1985 115,320 106,807 8,513 7.4
June 1985 114,965 106,505 8,460 7.4
May 1985 115,234 106,932 8,302 7.2
April 1985 115,331 106,936 8,395 7.3
March 1985 115,328 106,989 8,339 7.2
February 1985 114,876 106,555 8,321 7.2
January 1985 114,725 106,302 8,423 7.3
December 1984 114,581 106,223 8,358 7.3
November 1984 114,170 105,972 8,198 7.2
October 1984 114,019 105,638 8,381 7.4
September 1984 113,857 105,490 8,367 7.3
August 1984 113,682 105,163 8,519 7.5
July 1984 113,972 105,435 8,537 7.5
June 1984 113,817 105,591 8,226 7.2
May 1984 113,649 105,193 8,456 7.4
April 1984 113,098 104,336 8,762 7.7
March 1984 112,713 103,967 8,746 7.8
February 1984 112,615 103,824 8,791 7.8
January 1984 112,209 103,201 9,008 8.0
December 1983 112,327 102,996 9,331 8.3
November 1983 112,228 102,729 9,499 8.5
October 1983 111,926 102,039 9,887 8.8
September 1983 112,298 102,016 10,282 9.2
August 1983 112,231 101,608 10,623 9.5
July 1983 111,756 101,208 10,548 9.4
June 1983 111,879 100,633 11,246 10.1
May 1983 110,796 99,642 11,154 10.1
April 1983 110,828 99,560 11,268 10.2
March 1983 110,587 99,179 11,408 10.3
February 1983 110,634 99,089 11,545 10.4
January 1983 110,695 99,161 11,534 10.4
December 1982 111,083 99,032 12,051 10.8
November 1982 111,050 99,112 11,938 10.8
October 1982 110,744 99,215 11,529 10.4
September 1982 110,721 99,504 11,217 10.1
August 1982 110,514 99,633 10,881 9.8
July 1982 110,342 99,493 10,849 9.8
June 1982 110,081 99,543 10,538 9.6
May 1982 110,451 100,116 10,335 9.4
April 1982 109,820 99,576 10,244 9.3
March 1982 109,567 99,672 9,895 9.0
February 1982 109,467 99,762 9,705 8.9
January 1982 109,089 99,692 9,397 8.6
December 1981 108,912 99,645 9,267 8.5
November 1981 109,236 100,207 9,029 8.3
October 1981 109,024 100,378 8,646 7.9
September 1981 108,294 100,064 8,230 7.6
August 1981 108,725 100,689 8,036 7.4
July 1981 108,556 100,693 7,863 7.2
June 1981 108,396 100,298 8,098 7.5
May 1981 109,222 101,048 8,174 7.5
April 1981 108,925 101,056 7,869 7.2
March 1981 108,553 100,571 7,982 7.4
February 1981 108,242 100,191 8,051 7.4
January 1981 108,026 99,955 8,071 7.5
December 1980 107,352 99,634 7,718 7.2
November 1980 107,568 99,545 8,023 7.5
October 1980 107,405 99,317 8,088 7.5
September 1980 107,098 99,077 8,021 7.5
August 1980 107,105 98,824 8,281 7.7
July 1980 107,159 98,796 8,363 7.8
June 1980 106,780 98,682 8,098 7.6
May 1980 106,929 98,945 7,984 7.5
April 1980 106,591 99,233 7,358 6.9
March 1980 106,442 99,713 6,729 6.3
February 1980 106,697 99,995 6,702 6.3
January 1980 106,562 99,879 6,683 6.3
December 1979 106,258 99,933 6,325 6.0
November 1979 105,812 99,574 6,238 5.9
October 1979 105,700 99,404 6,296 6.0
September 1979 105,530 99,340 6,190 5.9
August 1979 105,096 98,776 6,320 6.0
July 1979 105,002 99,006 5,996 5.7
June 1979 104,638 98,679 5,959 5.7
May 1979 104,171 98,331 5,840 5.6
April 1979 104,172 98,103 6,069 5.8
March 1979 104,589 98,480 6,109 5.8
February 1979 104,502 98,329 6,173 5.9
January 1979 104,057 97,948 6,109 5.9
December 1978 103,809 97,581 6,228 6.0
November 1978 103,562 97,485 6,077 5.9
October 1978 103,080 97,133 5,947 5.8
September 1978 102,795 96,670 6,125 6.0
August 1978 102,511 96,431 6,080 5.9
July 1978 102,399 96,090 6,309 6.2
June 1978 102,371 96,343 6,028 5.9
May 1978 101,896 95,769 6,127 6.0
April 1978 101,574 95,394 6,180 6.1
March 1978 101,092 94,755 6,337 6.3
February 1978 100,837 94,519 6,318 6.3
January 1978 100,873 94,384 6,489 6.4

  
Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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