Forecast of the unemployment rate in the United States for fiscal years 2017 to 2028

Unemployment rate in the U.S. - forecast 2017-2028 This statistic displays a forecast of the unemployment rate in the United States for fiscal years 2016 to 2028. The forecast predicts a decrease in unemployment from 4.8 percent in 2017 to about 3.3 percent in 2019. For the latest monthly updates on unemployment in the United States visit either the monthly national unemployment rate here, or the monthly state unemployment rate here. Both are seasonally adjusted.
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YearUnemployment rate
20174.5%
2018* 3.9%
2019* 3.3%
2020* 3.5%
2021* 4%
2022* 4.5%
2023* 4.7%
2024* 4.8%
2025* 4.8%
2026* 4.9%
2027*4.9%
2028*4.8%
YearUnemployment rate
20174.5%
2018* 3.9%
2019* 3.3%
2020* 3.5%
2021* 4%
2022* 4.5%
2023* 4.7%
2024* 4.8%
2025* 4.8%
2026* 4.9%
2027*4.9%
2028*4.8%
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This statistic displays a forecast of the unemployment rate in the United States for fiscal years 2016 to 2028. The forecast predicts a decrease in unemployment from 4.8 percent in 2017 to about 3.3 percent in 2019. For the latest monthly updates on unemployment in the United States visit either the monthly national unemployment rate here, or the monthly state unemployment rate here. Both are seasonally adjusted.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
FY 2017
Age group
16 years and older
Supplementary notes
* projected.

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