Unemployment rate in the United States from 1990 to 2018, by age

U.S. unemployment rate by age 1990-2018 This statistic displays the unemployment rate in the United States by age. In 2018, the unemployment rate of the workforce of 45 years and older decreased to 2.9 percent from 7.4 percent in 2010. Unemployment among young adults (age 16-24) was still more than twice the national rate at 8.6 percent. For monthly updates on unemployment in the United States visit either the monthly national unemployment rate statistic here, or the monthly state unemployment rate statistic here.
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16-2425-2930-3435-4445 and over
'188.6%4.3%3.5%3%2.9%
'179.2%4.9%4.2%3.5%3.2%
'1610.4%5.6%4.5%3.8%3.6%
'1511.6%6%4.9%4.1%3.7%
'1413.4%7.2%5.9%4.7%4.4%
'1315.5%8.1%6.7%5.9%5.5%
'1216.2%8.9%7.6%6.6%6.1%
'1117.3%10.3%8.6%7.3%6.8%
'1018.4%10.9%9.2%8.1%7.4%
'0917.6%10.6%9%7.9%6.9%
'0812.8%6.5%5.2%4.6%4%
'0710.5%5.2%4.1%3.4%3.2%
'0610.5%5.1%4.2%3.6%3%
'0511.3%5.8%4.5%3.9%3.4%
'0411.8%6.1%5%4.4%3.8%
'0312.4%6.6%5.5%4.9%4.1%
'0212%6.4%5.4%4.6%4%
'0110.6%4.9%4.3%3.6%3.1%
'009.3%4.1%3.3%3%2.5%
'999.9%4.4%3.6%3%2.6%
'9810.4%4.7%4%3.4%2.7%
'9711.3%5.3%4.2%3.8%3%
'9612%5.8%4.7%4.1%3.4%
'9512.1%5.8%5.1%4.3%3.5%
'9412.5%6.6%5.5%4.6%4%
'9313.4%7.5%6.4%5.5%4.6%
'9214.2%8.2%7.2%5.8%5%
'9113.4%7.4%6.4%5.2%4.3%
'9011.2%6%5.1%4.1%3.4%
16-2425-2930-3435-4445 and over
'188.6%4.3%3.5%3%2.9%
'179.2%4.9%4.2%3.5%3.2%
'1610.4%5.6%4.5%3.8%3.6%
'1511.6%6%4.9%4.1%3.7%
'1413.4%7.2%5.9%4.7%4.4%
'1315.5%8.1%6.7%5.9%5.5%
'1216.2%8.9%7.6%6.6%6.1%
'1117.3%10.3%8.6%7.3%6.8%
'1018.4%10.9%9.2%8.1%7.4%
'0917.6%10.6%9%7.9%6.9%
'0812.8%6.5%5.2%4.6%4%
'0710.5%5.2%4.1%3.4%3.2%
'0610.5%5.1%4.2%3.6%3%
'0511.3%5.8%4.5%3.9%3.4%
'0411.8%6.1%5%4.4%3.8%
'0312.4%6.6%5.5%4.9%4.1%
'0212%6.4%5.4%4.6%4%
'0110.6%4.9%4.3%3.6%3.1%
'009.3%4.1%3.3%3%2.5%
'999.9%4.4%3.6%3%2.6%
'9810.4%4.7%4%3.4%2.7%
'9711.3%5.3%4.2%3.8%3%
'9612%5.8%4.7%4.1%3.4%
'9512.1%5.8%5.1%4.3%3.5%
'9412.5%6.6%5.5%4.6%4%
'9313.4%7.5%6.4%5.5%4.6%
'9214.2%8.2%7.2%5.8%5%
'9113.4%7.4%6.4%5.2%4.3%
'9011.2%6%5.1%4.1%3.4%
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This statistic displays the unemployment rate in the United States by age. In 2018, the unemployment rate of the workforce of 45 years and older decreased to 2.9 percent from 7.4 percent in 2010. Unemployment among young adults (age 16-24) was still more than twice the national rate at 8.6 percent. For monthly updates on unemployment in the United States visit either the monthly national unemployment rate statistic here, or the monthly state unemployment rate statistic here.
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Release date
January 2019
Region
United States
Survey time period
1990 to 2018
Age group
16 years and older
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