Monthly number of unemployed persons in the U.S. from May 2015 to May 2016 (in millions, adjusted)

This statistic displays the seasonally adjusted unemployment level in the USA on a monthly basis. Seasonal adjustment is a statistical method for removing the seasonal component of a time series that is used when analyzing non-seasonal trends. The national unemployment level stood at about 7.4 million unemployed persons in May 2016. The unemployment rate was at 4.7 percent in May 2016. The monthly unemployment rate can be found here.

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 Number in millions
May '15 8.67
Jun '15 8.3
Jul '15 8.27
Aug '15 8.02
Sep '15 7.93
Oct '15 7.9
Nov '15 7.92
Dec '15 7.9
Jan '16 7.79
Feb '16 7.82
Mar '16 7.97
Apr '16 7.92
May '16 7.44
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