U6 Unemployment Rate

This interactive chart compares three different measures of unemployment. U3 is the official unemployment rate. U5 includes discouraged workers and all other marginally attached workers. U6 adds on those workers who are part-time purely for economic reasons. The current U6 unemployment rate as of July 2018 is 7.50.

Historical Data

Date Value
Jul 20187.50
Jun 20187.80
May 20187.60
Apr 20187.80
Mar 20188.00
Feb 20188.20
Jan 20188.20
Dec 20178.10
Nov 20178.00
Oct 20178.00
Sep 20178.30
Aug 20178.60
Jul 20178.50
Jun 20178.50
May 20178.40
Apr 20178.60
Mar 20178.80
Feb 20179.20
Jan 20179.40
Dec 20169.10
Nov 20169.30
Oct 20169.60
Sep 20169.70
Aug 20169.60
Jul 20169.70
Jun 20169.50
May 20169.80
Apr 20169.80
Mar 20169.80
Feb 20169.70
Jan 20169.90
Dec 20159.90
Nov 20159.90
Oct 20159.80
Sep 201510.00
Aug 201510.20
Jul 201510.30
Jun 201510.40
May 201510.80
Apr 201510.90
Mar 201510.90
Feb 201511.00
Jan 201511.30
Dec 201411.20
Nov 201411.40
Oct 201411.50
Sep 201411.70
Aug 201411.90
Jul 201412.10
Jun 201412.00
May 201412.10
Apr 201412.30
Mar 201412.70
Feb 201412.70
Jan 201412.70
Dec 201313.10
Nov 201313.10
Oct 201313.60
Sep 201313.50