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Unemployment rate in the United States from 1990 to 2013, by age

 16-2425-2930-3435-4445 and over
'90 11.2% 6% 5.1% 4.1% 3.4%
'91 13.4% 7.4% 6.4% 5.2% 4.3%
'92 14.2% 8.2% 7.2% 5.8% 5%
'93 13.4% 7.5% 6.4% 5.5% 4.6%
'94 12.5% 6.6% 5.5% 4.6% 4%
'95 12.1% 5.8% 5.1% 4.3% 3.5%
'96 12% 5.8% 4.7% 4.1% 3.4%
'97 11.3% 5.3% 4.2% 3.8% 3%
'98 10.4% 4.7% 4% 3.4% 2.7%
'99 9.9% 4.4% 3.6% 3% 2.6%
'00 9.3% 4.1% 3.3% 3% 2.5%
'01 10.6% 4.9% 4.3% 3.6% 3.1%
'02 12% 6.4% 5.4% 4.6% 4%
'03 12.4% 6.6% 5.5% 4.9% 4.1%
'04 11.8% 6.1% 5% 4.4% 3.8%
'05 11.3% 5.8% 4.5% 3.9% 3.4%
'06 10.5% 5.1% 4.2% 3.6% 3%
'07 10.5% 5.2% 4.1% 3.4% 3.2%
'08 12.8% 6.5% 5.2% 4.6% 4%
'09 17.6% 10.6% 9% 7.9% 6.9%
'10 18.4% 10.9% 9.2% 8.1% 7.4%
'11 17.3% 10.3% 8.6% 7.3% 6.8%
'12 16.2% 8.9% 7.6% 6.6% 6.1%
'13 15.5% 8.1% 6.7% 5.9% 5.5%
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This statistic displays the unemployment rate in the United States by age. In 2011, the unemployment rate of the workforce of 45 years and older decreased to 6.8 percent, about 2.1 percent lower than the national average (8.9 percent). Unemployment among young adults (age 16-24) was still almost twice the national rate at 17.3 percent. For monthly updates on unemployment in the United States visit either the monthly national unemployment rate statistic here, or the monthly state unemployment rate statistic here.

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