Forecast of the unemployment rate in the United States for fiscal years 2016 to 2027

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YearUnemployment rate
2017* 4.6%
2018* 4.4%
2019* 4.5%
2020* 4.9%
2021* 5%
2022* 5%
2023* 5%
2024* 4.9%
2025* 4.9%
2026* 4.9%

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This statistic displays a forecast of the unemployment rate in the United States for fiscal years 2016 to 2027. The forecast predicts a decrease in unemployment from 4.9 percent in 2016 to about 4.4 percent in 2018. 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
January 2017
United States
Survey time period
FY 2016
Age group
16 years and older
Supplementary notes
* projected.

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