About This Statistic
This statistic shows the monthly unemployment rate by industry and class of worker in the United States. The data are not seasonally adjusted. The total unemployment rate shown here is 4.1 percent. Agriculture had the highest unemployment rate in April 2017 at about 6.9 percent. The lowest unemployment rate was found among government workers at 1.8 percent. The unemployment rate in the U.S. has decreased in the last few years after reaching a recent high of 9.6 percent in 2010, following the 2008 financial crisis. In 2016, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 4.9 percent.