UNRATENSA Civilian Unemployment Rate



An xts object of the Civilian Unemployment Rate.

  • Release: Employment Situation

  • Seasonal Adjustment: Not Seasonally Adjusted

  • Frequency: Monthly

  • Units: Percent

  • Date Range: 1948-01-01 to 2021-03-01

  • Last Updated 2021-04-02 7:44 AM CDT


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics https://fred.stlouisfed.org/data/UNRATENSA.txt


The unemployment rate represents the number of unemployed as a percentage of the labor force. Labor force data are restricted to people 16 years of age and older, who currently reside in 1 of the 50 states or the District of Columbia, who do not reside in institutions (e.g., penal and mental facilities, homes for the aged), and who are not on active duty in the Armed Forces.

This rate is also defined as the U-3 measure of labor underutilization.

The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)'

The source code is: LNU04000000


#> UNRATENSA #> Oct 2020 6.6 #> Nov 2020 6.4 #> Dec 2020 6.5 #> Jan 2021 6.8 #> Feb 2021 6.6 #> Mar 2021 6.2
plot(UNRATENSA, grid.col = "white", col="green")