U.S. unemployment rate 1971-2015, by income tier

Unemployment rate in the United States from 1971 to 2015, by income tier

by Statista Research Department, last edited Dec 9, 2015
U.S. unemployment rate 1971-2015, by income tier This statistic shows the U.S. unemployment rate from 1971 to 2015, by income tier. In 2015, about 4 percent of U.S. adult residents that were part of the middle class, were unemployed. This study defined middle class income households as those with an income between 67 and 200 percent of the U.S. median household income, after adjustment for household size. Middle class income ranges from about 42,000 U.S. dollars to about 126,000 U.S. dollars per year for a three-person household.
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Unemployment rate in the United States from 1971 to 2015, by income tier

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Lower income classMiddle income classUpper income class
201513%4%2%
201021%9%4%
200313%5%3%
199216%6%3%
198323%9%4%
197516%8%4%
197110%5%3%
Lower income classMiddle income classUpper income class
201513%4%2%
201021%9%4%
200313%5%3%
199216%6%3%
198323%9%4%
197516%8%4%
197110%5%3%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Dec 9, 2015
This statistic shows the U.S. unemployment rate from 1971 to 2015, by income tier. In 2015, about 4 percent of U.S. adult residents that were part of the middle class, were unemployed. This study defined middle class income households as those with an income between 67 and 200 percent of the U.S. median household income, after adjustment for household size. Middle class income ranges from about 42,000 U.S. dollars to about 126,000 U.S. dollars per year for a three-person household.
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