United States Unemployment Rate Report

United States Unemployment by State

United States Unemployment 6.2%

United States Historical Unemployment Trends


Since 2005 the employment rate in the United States as ranged from 2.5% in May of 1953 to 14.7% in April of 2020. The current unemployment rate for the United States is 7.1%. See how local areas compare to United States unemployment rate by using our Unemployment Compare Tool!

US Unemployment Rate By Month

2021 US Unemployment Rate
Month/Year National %
1/2021 6.3%
2/2021 6.2%