Unemployment rate, actual and if missing workers were looking for work, January 2006–November 2013

Date Actual If missing workers were looking for work
2006-01-01 4.7% 5.1%
2006-02-01 4.8% 4.9%
2006-03-01 4.7% 4.8%
2006-04-01 4.7% 4.9%
2006-05-01 4.6% 4.8%
2006-06-01 4.6% 4.7%
2006-07-01 4.7% 4.8%
2006-08-01 4.7% 4.6%
2006-09-01 4.5% 4.5%
2006-10-01 4.4% 4.4%
2006-11-01 4.5% 4.4%
2006-12-01 4.4% 4.1%
2007-01-01 4.6% 4.3%
2007-02-01 4.5% 4.3%
2007-03-01 4.4% 4.2%
2007-04-01 4.5% 4.8%
2007-05-01 4.4% 4.7%
2007-06-01 4.6% 4.7%
2007-07-01 4.7% 4.8%
2007-08-01 4.6% 5.0%
2007-09-01 4.7% 4.8%
2007-10-01 4.7% 5.1%
2007-11-01 4.7% 4.7%
2007-12-01 5.0% 5.0%
2008-01-01 5.0% 4.7%
2008-02-01 4.9% 4.9%
2008-03-01 5.1% 5.0%
2008-04-01 5.0% 5.1%
2008-05-01 5.4% 5.3%
2008-06-01 5.6% 5.5%
2008-07-01 5.8% 5.6%
2008-08-01 6.1% 5.9%
2008-09-01 6.1% 6.1%
2008-10-01 6.5% 6.4%
2008-11-01 6.8% 6.9%
2008-12-01 7.3% 7.4%
2009-01-01 7.8% 8.1%
2009-02-01 8.3% 8.6%
2009-03-01 8.7% 9.2%
2009-04-01 9.0% 9.3%
2009-05-01 9.4% 9.6%
2009-06-01 9.5% 9.7%
2009-07-01 9.5% 9.9%
2009-08-01 9.6% 10.2%
2009-09-01 9.8% 10.8%
2009-10-01 10.0% 11.2%
2009-11-01 9.9% 11.0%
2009-12-01 9.9% 11.4%
2010-01-01 9.8% 11.2%
2010-02-01 9.8% 11.2%
2010-03-01 9.9% 11.1%
2010-04-01 9.9% 10.8%
2010-05-01 9.6% 10.8%
2010-06-01 9.4% 10.9%
2010-07-01 9.5% 11.1%
2010-08-01 9.5% 11.0%
2010-09-01 9.5% 11.1%
2010-10-01 9.5% 11.3%
2010-11-01 9.8% 11.5%
2010-12-01 9.3% 11.3%
2011-01-01 9.1% 11.2%
2011-02-01 9.0% 11.1%
2011-03-01 8.9% 11.0%
2011-04-01 9.0% 11.2%
2011-05-01 9.0% 11.1%
2011-06-01 9.1% 11.3%
2011-07-11 9.0% 11.4%
2011-08-20 9.0% 11.2%
2011-09-01 9.0% 11.0%
2011-10-11 8.9% 11.0%
2011-11-20 8.6% 10.8%
2011-12-30 8.5% 10.7%
2012-01-12 8.3% 10.6%
2012-02-12 8.3% 10.4%
2012-03-12 8.2% 10.4%
2012-04-12 8.1% 10.6%
2012-05-12 8.2% 10.3%
2012-06-12 8.2% 10.3%
2012-07-12 8.2% 10.6%
2012-08-12 8.1% 10.7%
2012-09-12 7.8% 10.2%
2012-10-12 7.9% 10.1%
2012-11-12 7.8% 10.2%
2012-12-12 7.8% 10.1%
2013-01-12 7.9% 10.3%
2013-02-12 7.7% 10.3%
2013-03-12 7.6% 10.4%
2013-04-12 7.5% 10.3%
2013-05-12 7.6% 10.2%
2013-06-12 7.6% 10.1%
2013-07-12 7.4% 10.2%
2013-08-12 7.3% 10.1%
2013-09-12 7.2% 10.2%
2013-10-12 7.3% 10.8%
2013-11-12 7.0% 10.3%

Note: Missing workers are potential workers who, due to weak job opportunities, are neither employed nor actively seeking work. For more information on the missing workers data, see the methodology section of the Economic Policy Institute’s “Missing Workers” Economic Indicator (https://epi86dev.wpengine.com/publication/missing-workers/).

Source: Author's analysis of Toossi (2007) and Current Population Survey public data series

View the underlying data on epi.org.