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Unemployment Rate In The United States, Since 1990

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Only 3.9 percent of people in the labor force were out of work in December 2018, compared to 3.7 percent November 2018 (a low not seen since 1969), and 4.1 percent in December 2017. That’s good news for millions of Americans!

Why? The short answer: The economy is good.

In 1990, this rate stood at 5.6 percent.

To determine the unemployment rate in the United States from 1990 to 2018, CEOWORLD magazine used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics; 1990 to 2018; aged 16 and older. The data below shows the unemployment rate in the United States from 1990 to 2018. The unemployment rate stood at 3.9% in December 2018.

The unemployment rate in the United States, Since 1990:

  • 2018: 3.9%
  • 2017: 4.4%
  • 2016: 4.9%
  • 2015: 5.3%
  • 2014: 6.2%
  • 2013: 7.4%
  • 2012: 8.1%
  • 2011: 8.9%
  • 2010: 9.6%
  • 2009: 9.3%
  • 2008: 5.8%
  • 2007: 4.6%
  • 2006: 4.6%
  • 2005: 5.1%
  • 2004: 5.5%
  • 2003: 6%
  • 2002: 5.8%
  • 2001: 4.7%
  • 2000: 4%
  • 1999: 4.2%
  • 1998: 4.5%
  • 1997: 4.9%
  • 1996: 5.4%
  • 1995: 5.6%
  • 1994: 6.1%
  • 1993: 6.9%
  • 1992: 7.5%
  • 1991: 6.8%
  • 1990: 5.6%

The unemployment rate in the United States (December 2017 to December 2018):

  • December, 2018: 3.9%
  • November, 2018: 3.7%
  • October, 2018: 3.8%
  • September, 2018: 3.7%
  • August, 2018: 3.8%
  • July, 2018: 3.9%
  • June, 2018: 4%
  • May, 2018: 3.8%
  • April, 2018: 3.9%
  • March, 2018: 4.1%
  • February, 2018: 4.1%
  • January, 2018: 4.1%
  • December, 2017: 4.1%

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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