Unemployment Rate by Race

This interactive chart compares the historical unemployment rate for the three largest ethnic groups in the United States. Note: Statistics for Asian unemployment are not included here as the Bureau of Labor Statistics did not start including this measure until 2000 and does not provide a seasonally adjusted series as yet. The current as of January 2018 is 7.70.

Historical Data

Date Value
Jan 20187.70
Dec 20176.80
Nov 20177.20
Oct 20177.30
Sep 20177.00
Aug 20177.60
Jul 20177.40
Jun 20177.10
May 20177.60
Apr 20177.90
Mar 20178.00
Feb 20178.10
Jan 20177.80
Dec 20167.90
Nov 20167.90
Oct 20168.30
Sep 20168.30
Aug 20168.00
Jul 20168.40
Jun 20168.70
May 20168.20
Apr 20168.90
Mar 20169.00
Feb 20168.70
Jan 20168.90
Dec 20158.50
Nov 20159.30
Oct 20159.00
Sep 20159.20
Aug 20159.30
Jul 20159.10
Jun 20159.60
May 201510.30
Apr 20159.70
Mar 201510.00
Feb 201510.20
Jan 201510.40
Dec 201410.60
Nov 201410.90
Oct 201410.60
Sep 201411.00
Aug 201411.40
Jul 201411.60
Jun 201411.00
May 201411.40
Apr 201411.50
Mar 201412.10
Feb 201411.80
Jan 201412.10
Dec 201311.90
Nov 201312.30
Oct 201312.80
Sep 201313.00
Aug 201312.80
Jul 201312.60
Jun 201314.20
May 201313.40
Apr 201313.30
Mar 201313.00