U.S. unemployment level - seasonally adjusted monthly number April 2020

This statistic displays the seasonally adjusted unemployment level in the United States 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 23.08 million unemployed persons in April 2020.

Monthly number of unemployed persons in the U.S. from April 2019 to April 2020

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Source

Release date

May 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 2019 to April 2020

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

Seasonal adjustment is a statistical method for removing the seasonal component of a time series that is used when analyzing non-seasonal trends. It is normal to report un-adjusted data for current unemployment rates, as these reflect the actual current situation. Seasonally adjusted data may be used for the longer term comparison. Unlike the trend and cyclical components, seasonal components, theoretically, happen with similar magnitude during the same time period each year. The seasonal component of a series are often considered to be uninteresting in their own right and to cause the interpretation of a series to be ambiguous. By removing the seasonal component, it is easier to focus on other components.

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