U.S. underemployment rate from July 2016 to July 2017 (by month)

U.S. underemployment rate July 2017 This statistic shows the U.S. underemployment rate on a monthly basis for the ongoing year. The survey is conducted doing daily telephone interviews among about 30,000 adults per month in the U.S. The graph shows the 30-day average for each month to depict an annual trend. The rate is created by adding unemployed workers, who are looking for work, to the amount of workers employed part time but seeking full-time work. In July 2017, the U.S. underemployment rate was 12.5 percent.
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Underemployment rate
Jul '1612.7%
Aug '1613.2%
Sep '1612.9%
Oct '1612.7%
Nov '1613.2%
Dec '1613.7%
Jan '1714.1%
Feb '1713.9%
Mar '1713.5%
Apr '1714%
May '1713.9%
Jun '1713.6%
Jul '1712.5%
Underemployment rate
Jul '1612.7%
Aug '1613.2%
Sep '1612.9%
Oct '1612.7%
Nov '1613.2%
Dec '1613.7%
Jan '1714.1%
Feb '1713.9%
Mar '1713.5%
Apr '1714%
May '1713.9%
Jun '1713.6%
Jul '1712.5%
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This statistic shows the U.S. underemployment rate on a monthly basis for the ongoing year. The survey is conducted doing daily telephone interviews among about 30,000 adults per month in the U.S. The graph shows the 30-day average for each month to depict an annual trend. The rate is created by adding unemployed workers, who are looking for work, to the amount of workers employed part time but seeking full-time work. In July 2017, the U.S. underemployment rate was 12.5 percent.
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Release date
August 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
July 2016 to July 2017
Number of respondents
about 30,000 per month
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
Gallup classifies U.S. workers as underemployed if they are either unemployed or working part time but searching for full-time work. Findings are reported in 30-day moving averages reflecting about 14,000 phone interviews with U.S. adults aged 18 and older in the workforce. Gallup's results are not seasonally adjusted and precede government reports by approximately two weeks.

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