Unemployment rate in the United States from 1990 to 2014, by age

This statistic displays the unemployment rate in the United States by age. In 2014, the unemployment rate of the workforce of 45 years and older decreased to 4.4 percent. Unemployment among young adults (age 16-24) was still almost twice the national rate at 13.4 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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'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%
'14 13.4% 7.2% 5.9% 4.7% 4.4%
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