Unemployment rate of women - unadjusted monthly number in the U.S. April 2020

In April 2020, the unadjusted unemployment rate of women in the United States stood at 15.7 percent. This was a significant increase from the previous month, when it stood at 4.2 percent.

What is seasonal adjustment?

Seasonal adjustment is a statistical method that attempts to remove seasonal patters from figures to show how employment and unemployment changes from month to month. For example, seasonal adjustment is used to account for the extra people that are hired in retail around Christmas. Seasonal adjustment makes it so that monthly data can be compared more accurately over the long term. When looking at the seasonally adjusted female unemployment rate, for example, one can see that it is slightly higher than the unadjusted rate in order to account for the seasonal component.

Unemployment in the United States

Unemployment in the United States is seen as a critical indicator of how the economy is doing. In 2010, for example, unemployment in the U.S. was at 9.6 percent due to the Great Recession – the highest figure since 1990. Since 2010, unemployment has been steadily falling as the economy has recovered, and even hit its lowest point since 1990 in 2019, at 3.7 percent. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, unemployment in April 2020 soared to its highest level since the Great Depression.

Monthly unemployment rate of women in the United States 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

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