Record unemployment among older workers does not keep them out of the job market

Chart 2. Labor force participation rates for all civilian workers, by age, seasonally adjusted, 1948-2010
Reference month Labor force participation rate
16-24 years 25-54 years 55 years and older

January 1948

59.7 64.2 43.0

February 1948

60.1 64.6 43.3

March 1948

59.5 64.3 43.0

April 1948

59.7 64.8 43.4

May 1948

58.3 64.3 43.2

June 1948

60.0 65.0 43.6

July 1948

59.7 65.4 43.5

August 1948

59.0 65.0 43.5

September 1948

58.9 65.4 43.2

October 1948

58.1 65.0 43.3

November 1948(1)

58.4 64.9 43.2

December 1948(1)

59.3 65.1 43.6

January 1949(1)

58.7 64.9 43.0

February 1949(1)

59.5 65.0 43.0

March 1949(1)

60.5 64.9 42.7

April 1949(1)

59.4 64.9 42.8

May 1949(1)

60.4 65.3 42.7

June 1949(1)

58.7 65.3 42.7

July 1949(1)

59.4 65.3 43.0

August 1949(1)

60.0 65.4 43.1

September 1949(1)

60.1 65.3 43.6

October 1949(1)

59.9 65.7 43.6

November 1949

60.5 65.4 43.6

December 1949

60.2 65.2 43.5

January 1950

60.2 64.9 43.2

February 1950

60.1 64.9 43.2

March 1950

59.0 65.1 43.1

April 1950

59.8 65.5 43.1

May 1950

59.5 65.6 43.3

June 1950

58.8 66.1 43.2

July 1950

58.5 65.8 43.0

August 1950

59.9 66.0 42.9

September 1950

60.5 65.7 42.6

October 1950

60.7 65.9 42.4

November 1950

60.3 66.0 42.7

December 1950

60.5 65.7 42.5

January 1951

59.4 66.0 42.1

February 1951

59.3 65.8 42.6

March 1951

61.0 66.2 43.4

April 1951

59.1 65.9 42.9

May 1951

59.6 66.2 42.9

June 1951

58.9 65.6 42.8

July 1951

59.4 66.4 42.6

August 1951

59.1 66.3 42.4

September 1951

58.9 66.3 42.2

October 1951

59.0 66.7 42.1

November 1951

59.0 66.5 42.2

December 1951

59.6 66.8 42.2

January 1952

58.9 66.7 42.4

February 1952

58.6 67.0 42.0

March 1952

57.5 66.7 41.3

April 1952

57.4 66.5 41.5

May 1952

57.7 66.6 42.1

June 1952

58.2 66.6 41.6

July 1952

57.1 66.4 42.0

August 1952

56.3 66.3 42.3

September 1952

56.1 66.9 43.0

October 1952

55.4 66.3 42.5

November 1952

56.5 66.7 43.2

December 1952

57.0 66.8 42.7

January 1953

58.0 67.3 42.0

February 1953

58.9 67.1 42.2

March 1953

57.9 67.4 42.7

April 1953

57.2 66.9 42.1

May 1953

56.4 66.3 41.6

June 1953

56.3 66.7 42.2

July 1953(1)

55.6 66.8 42.4

August 1953(1)

55.5 66.5 42.2

September 1953(1)

54.9 66.6 41.5

October 1953(1)

54.0 66.8 41.7

November 1953(1)

54.6 67.2 41.0

December 1953(1)

54.8 66.9 40.8

January 1954(1)

55.4 66.8 41.3

February 1954(1)

56.3 67.5 41.7

March 1954(1)

57.0 67.2 41.6

April 1954(1)

56.4 67.3 41.9

May 1954(1)

55.6 67.2 41.6

June 1954

54.0 67.1 41.4

July 1954

54.7 66.8 41.3

August 1954

55.2 66.8 42.0

September 1954

56.2 67.3 42.1

October 1954

54.7 67.0 42.3

November 1954

54.6 67.0 42.0

December 1954

52.9 66.8 41.8

January 1955

54.2 67.2 41.6

February 1955

54.0 67.0 41.3

March 1955

54.3 67.0 41.5

April 1955

55.0 67.5 42.0

May 1955

54.8 67.3 41.8

June 1955

54.3 67.5 41.8

July 1955

55.7 67.8 42.2

August 1955

56.4 68.0 42.6

September 1955

57.2 67.8 42.4

October 1955

57.5 67.9 42.8

November 1955

58.9 67.9 42.8

December 1955

59.2 68.2 42.8

January 1956

57.4 68.4 43.0

February 1956

57.4 67.9 42.5

March 1956

57.1 68.0 43.0

April 1956

57.0 68.0 43.3

May 1956

58.4 68.2 43.4

June 1956

59.0 68.2 43.0

July 1956

58.3 68.2 43.1

August 1956

57.6 68.2 42.7

September 1956

57.6 68.3 42.8

October 1956

57.5 68.1 42.4

November 1956

57.8 68.2 42.6

December 1956

57.6 68.1 42.5

January 1957

57.6 67.9 42.0

February 1957

57.2 68.3 42.3

March 1957

57.7 68.4 42.4

April 1957

57.0 68.3 41.7

May 1957

56.9 68.2 41.9

June 1957

57.8 68.4 42.1

July 1957

58.1 68.6 41.8

August 1957(1)

56.7 68.1 41.2

September 1957(1)

56.8 68.4 41.3

October 1957(1)

56.6 68.5 41.3

November 1957(1)

56.8 68.5 41.2

December 1957(1)

56.9 68.4 41.7

January 1958(1)

56.1 68.3 41.3

February 1958(1)

56.2 68.2 41.8

March 1958(1)

55.9 68.3 41.8

April 1958(1)

56.7 68.6 41.6

May 1958

57.1 68.7 41.6

June 1958

56.1 68.7 41.5

July 1958

56.5 68.8 41.2

August 1958

56.5 69.1 41.1

September 1958

56.5 68.8 41.2

October 1958

56.8 68.8 41.2

November 1958

55.8 68.5 41.0

December 1958

55.6 68.6 41.0

January 1959

55.8 68.7 40.9

February 1959

55.3 68.5 40.5

March 1959

55.6 68.8 41.0

April 1959

56.2 68.8 41.0

May 1959

55.1 68.7 41.2

June 1959

55.0 68.8 41.0

July 1959

55.2 68.8 41.4

August 1959

55.5 68.5 41.3

September 1959

56.1 68.5 41.3

October 1959

56.0 68.8 41.5

November 1959

55.6 68.6 41.0

December 1959

56.5 68.8 41.2

January 1960

55.8 68.6 40.8

February 1960

56.4 68.8 40.6

March 1960

55.8 68.2 40.0

April 1960(1)

57.3 68.9 40.8

May 1960(1)

57.1 68.9 40.7

June 1960(1)

57.6 69.1 40.8

July 1960(1)

56.4 69.1 40.7

August 1960(1)

56.0 69.2 40.9

September 1960(1)

56.3 69.4 41.2

October 1960(1)

55.9 69.0 41.2

November 1960(1)

56.5 69.3 41.7

December 1960(1)

56.0 69.1 41.9

January 1961(1)

57.1 68.9 41.9

February 1961(1)

56.8 68.8 41.6

March 1961

57.0 69.2 41.6

April 1961

56.0 69.1 40.6

May 1961

55.3 69.3 40.7

June 1961

55.7 69.6 40.9

July 1961

55.7 69.2 40.7

August 1961

56.6 68.9 40.6

September 1961

56.7 68.8 40.0

October 1961

56.0 69.1 40.2

November 1961

56.6 68.8 40.1

December 1961

55.7 68.7 40.3

January 1962

55.4 68.8 40.2

February 1962

55.1 69.0 40.6

March 1962

55.4 68.9 40.6

April 1962

55.6 68.9 39.8

May 1962

56.2 69.0 40.0

June 1962

56.6 69.0 39.7

July 1962

56.1 68.9 39.2

August 1962

56.5 69.4 39.7

September 1962

55.8 69.4 39.9

October 1962

55.9 69.0 39.5

November 1962

55.6 69.1 39.2

December 1962

55.2 69.0 39.3

January 1963

55.5 69.2 39.3

February 1963

55.5 69.2 39.3

March 1963

55.2 69.4 39.4

April 1963

55.5 69.5 39.2

May 1963

55.6 69.5 39.5

June 1963

54.8 69.4 39.5

July 1963

55.4 69.4 39.5

August 1963

55.0 69.3 39.4

September 1963

55.5 69.3 39.7

October 1963

55.4 69.5 39.5

November 1963

54.8 69.8 39.6

December 1963

54.4 69.6 39.2

January 1964

54.9 69.5 39.3

February 1964

55.4 69.5 39.5

March 1964

55.3 69.5 39.5

April 1964

55.4 69.9 40.1

May 1964

55.7 69.9 40.0

June 1964

54.9 69.7 39.6

July 1964

54.9 69.5 39.4

August 1964

55.4 69.6 39.3

September 1964

56.1 69.4 39.2

October 1964

55.4 69.4 39.6

November 1964

55.2 69.4 39.2

December 1964

55.3 69.6 39.2

January 1965

54.5 69.8 39.5

February 1965

55.0 69.7 39.7

March 1965

55.1 69.7 39.7

April 1965

55.9 69.7 39.5

May 1965

56.1 69.9 39.6

June 1965

55.0 70.1 39.6

July 1965

56.3 70.1 39.5

August 1965

55.7 70.1 39.2

September 1965

55.7 69.8 39.0

October 1965

56.5 69.9 39.2

November 1965

56.5 69.9 38.9

December 1965

56.9 70.0 39.2

January 1966

56.9 70.1 39.3

February 1966

56.1 69.9 39.1

March 1966

56.3 70.0 39.2

April 1966

56.8 70.0 39.1

May 1966

56.8 70.2 39.0

June 1966

57.4 70.2 39.1

July 1966

57.2 70.2 39.3

August 1966

57.4 70.3 39.5

September 1966

56.2 70.6 39.5

October 1966

56.9 70.7 39.2

November 1966

57.5 70.8 39.5

December 1966

58.0 70.7 39.2

January 1967

57.4 70.6 39.3

February 1967

57.5 70.6 39.0

March 1967

57.1 70.5 38.7

April 1967

57.2 70.7 39.1

May 1967

57.1 70.6 39.1

June 1967

58.0 70.8 39.5

July 1967

58.1 70.9 39.4

August 1967

58.2 71.0 39.4

September 1967

57.7 71.1 39.5

October 1967

57.8 71.3 39.6

November 1967

58.0 71.1 39.5

December 1967

58.2 71.3 39.5

January 1968

56.8 70.7 38.9

February 1968

57.7 71.0 39.1

March 1968

57.5 71.1 39.1

April 1968

57.2 71.1 39.0

May 1968

57.5 71.3 39.7

June 1968

58.3 71.3 39.8

July 1968

58.3 71.2 39.4

August 1968

58.1 71.0 39.1

September 1968

57.5 71.1 39.2

October 1968

57.5 71.0 39.2

November 1968

57.4 71.2 39.4

December 1968

57.6 71.2 39.3

January 1969

57.5 71.3 39.0

February 1969

58.0 71.5 39.5

March 1969

58.4 71.4 39.4

April 1969

58.6 71.3 39.5

May 1969

57.7 71.4 39.3

June 1969

59.3 71.6 39.2

July 1969

59.3 71.5 39.2

August 1969

59.4 71.8 39.3

September 1969

59.6 71.8 39.3

October 1969

59.7 71.8 39.2

November 1969

59.7 71.7 39.0

December 1969(1)

59.4 71.9 39.0

January 1970(1)

59.8 72.0 39.0

February 1970(1)

59.9 72.0 39.3

March 1970(1)

59.8 72.2 39.4

April 1970(1)

59.7 72.3 39.3

May 1970(1)

59.6 71.9 39.1

June 1970(1)

59.0 72.1 39.0

July 1970(1)

59.7 72.2 38.9

August 1970(1)

59.7 72.1 38.7

September 1970(1)

60.4 71.8 38.6

October 1970(1)

60.1 72.1 38.7

November 1970(1)

60.1 72.2 38.7

December 1970

60.1 72.1 38.7

January 1971

60.0 72.1 38.9

February 1971

59.6 72.1 38.4

March 1971

59.3 71.9 38.4

April 1971

59.8 71.9 38.4

May 1971

59.7 72.0 38.4

June 1971

58.3 72.0 38.1

July 1971

60.2 71.9 37.9

August 1971

60.5 72.0 38.0

September 1971

60.0 72.1 38.0

October 1971

60.1 72.1 38.1

November 1971

60.6 72.2 38.3

December 1971

61.1 72.1 38.1

January 1972

60.8 72.1 37.7

February 1972

61.0 72.1 37.4

March 1972

61.4 72.4 37.5

April 1972

61.4 72.2 37.3

May 1972

61.4 72.3 37.4

June 1972

61.6 72.3 37.3

July 1972

61.7 72.3 37.2

August 1972

62.4 72.3 37.2

September 1972

61.9 72.2 37.3

October 1972

62.3 72.1 37.2

November 1972

62.4 72.0 36.6

December 1972

62.8 72.3 36.6

January 1973

61.8 72.2 36.0

February 1973

63.1 72.6 36.2

March 1973

63.6 72.6 36.2

April 1973

63.7 72.7 35.9

May 1973

63.3 72.7 35.9

June 1973

64.0 72.9 36.0

July 1973

63.5 73.0 36.0

August 1973

63.2 72.8 35.9

September 1973

63.9 72.9 35.7

October 1973

64.3 73.1 35.6

November 1973(1)

64.6 73.3 35.5

December 1973(1)

64.8 73.3 35.5

January 1974(1)

64.8 73.5 35.5

February 1974(1)

65.1 73.5 35.7

March 1974(1)

64.9 73.4 35.5

April 1974(1)

64.3 73.3 35.5

May 1974(1)

64.7 73.4 35.2

June 1974(1)

64.9 73.6 35.2

July 1974(1)

64.9 73.8 35.1

August 1974(1)

64.4 73.6 35.2

September 1974(1)

65.6 73.7 35.0

October 1974(1)

65.4 73.8 34.9

November 1974(1)

65.4 73.8 34.3

December 1974(1)

65.1 73.8 34.7

January 1975(1)

65.1 73.9 34.8

February 1975(1)

64.6 73.5 34.9

March 1975(1)

64.7 73.8 34.8

April 1975

64.5 73.9 34.9

May 1975

65.3 74.0 34.9

June 1975

64.3 74.2 34.6

July 1975

64.8 74.1 34.8

August 1975

64.7 74.3 34.4

September 1975

64.8 74.3 34.3

October 1975

64.3 74.5 34.3

November 1975

63.8 74.2 34.1

December 1975

64.4 74.1 34.1

January 1976

64.7 74.3 34.2

February 1976

64.8 74.3 34.1

March 1976

64.9 74.4 33.9

April 1976

65.7 74.7 33.7

May 1976

65.7 74.6 33.6

June 1976

65.0 74.9 33.8

July 1976

66.0 75.1 33.8

August 1976

65.6 75.1 34.0

September 1976

64.9 75.1 34.0

October 1976

65.4 75.1 33.8

November 1976

65.7 75.2 33.7

December 1976

65.6 75.3 33.8

January 1977

65.5 75.1 33.5

February 1977

66.2 75.3 33.6

March 1977

66.3 75.5 33.5

April 1977

66.2 75.6 33.7

May 1977

66.1 75.7 33.8

June 1977

67.3 75.8 33.4

July 1977

66.6 75.7 33.3

August 1977

67.4 75.8 33.2

September 1977

66.8 75.9 33.6

October 1977

66.9 76.0 33.8

November 1977

67.3 76.3 33.9

December 1977

67.0 76.3 33.9

January 1978

67.4 76.5 33.7

February 1978

67.1 76.5 33.5

March 1978

67.2 76.6 33.5

April 1978

67.7 76.7 33.8

May 1978

68.0 76.8 33.7

June 1978

68.7 76.7 33.9

July 1978

68.4 76.9 33.7

August 1978

69.0 76.7 33.4

September 1978

68.5 77.1 33.6

October 1978

68.6 77.3 33.4

November 1978

68.5 77.4 33.7

December 1978

68.7 77.5 33.8

January 1979

68.8 77.5 33.9

February 1979

69.1 77.7 33.8

March 1979

69.1 77.7 33.7

April 1979

68.7 77.4 33.3

May 1979

68.2 77.4 33.4

June 1979

68.7 77.6 33.3

July 1979

68.6 77.9 33.2

August 1979

68.2 78.1 33.3

September 1979

68.8 78.2 33.3

October 1979

68.4 78.2 33.4

November 1979

68.4 78.1 33.2

December 1979

68.8 78.4 33.1

January 1980(1)

68.6 78.7 33.3

February 1980(1)

68.3 78.7 33.3

March 1980(1)

68.1 78.6 32.9

April 1980(1)

67.7 78.7 33.0

May 1980(1)

68.5 78.6 32.9

June 1980(1)

68.0 78.5 32.8

July 1980(1)

68.3 78.6 32.8

August 1980

67.7 78.6 33.0

September 1980

67.8 78.7 32.6

October 1980

68.3 78.7 32.5

November 1980

68.0 78.7 32.4

December 1980

67.7 78.8 32.2

January 1981

68.5 79.0 32.3

February 1981

68.2 79.0 32.5

March 1981

68.1 79.3 32.6

April 1981

68.5 79.4 32.6

May 1981

68.5 79.6 32.6

June 1981

67.0 79.3 32.4

July 1981(1)

67.3 79.2 32.3

August 1981(1)

67.7 79.2 32.1

September 1981(1)

67.3 79.0 31.8

October 1981(1)

67.7 79.4 31.9

November 1981(1)

67.4 79.6 31.7

December 1981(1)

67.0 79.4 31.8

January 1982(1)

67.1 79.4 31.8

February 1982(1)

67.3 79.6 31.6

March 1982(1)

67.1 79.6 31.9

April 1982(1)

67.3 79.6 32.0

May 1982(1)

67.7 79.9 32.1

June 1982(1)

66.6 79.9 32.2

July 1982(1)

66.8 80.0 32.0

August 1982(1)

67.3 80.0 31.9

September 1982(1)

67.1 80.0 32.3

October 1982(1)

67.4 80.0 31.7

November 1982(1)

67.7 79.9 31.8

December 1982

67.5 80.0 31.7

January 1983

67.1 79.8 31.6

February 1983

66.9 79.6 31.5

March 1983

66.5 79.7 31.4

April 1983

66.6 79.9 31.3

May 1983

65.9 79.9 31.2

June 1983

68.1 80.2 31.4

July 1983

67.6 80.2 31.3

August 1983

68.1 80.4 31.2

September 1983

67.5 80.5 31.5

October 1983

66.9 80.2 31.3

November 1983

67.2 80.2 31.4

December 1983

67.1 80.3 31.3

January 1984

67.0 80.1 31.0

February 1984

67.1 80.3 31.0

March 1984

67.2 80.4 30.8

April 1984

67.6 80.6 30.9

May 1984

67.7 80.8 30.8

June 1984

68.7 80.8 30.6

July 1984

68.3 81.0 30.6

August 1984

67.2 81.0 30.6

September 1984

67.9 80.7 30.7

October 1984

67.8 80.9 30.4

November 1984

68.0 80.8 30.4

December 1984

68.2 81.0 30.5

January 1985

68.5 81.3 30.4

February 1985

68.3 81.2 30.4

March 1985

68.4 81.4 30.8

April 1985

68.3 81.5 30.5

May 1985

68.4 81.2 30.3

June 1985

67.5 81.3 30.4

July 1985

68.4 81.3 30.2

August 1985

67.6 81.4 30.3

September 1985

68.3 81.8 30.2

October 1985

68.7 81.6 30.3

November 1985

68.5 81.6 30.1

December 1985

68.5 81.7 30.0

January 1986

67.9 81.7 30.3

February 1986

68.8 81.6 29.9

March 1986

68.9 81.8 30.0

April 1986

68.9 81.8 30.0

May 1986

68.6 81.8 30.1

June 1986

68.8 82.1 30.4

July 1986

68.6 82.1 30.4

August 1986

68.4 82.1 30.3

September 1986

68.9 82.3 30.0

October 1986

68.7 82.3 29.9

November 1986

68.6 82.3 30.0

December 1986

68.3 82.3 29.8

January 1987

68.6 82.2 29.9

February 1987

68.9 82.3 29.7

March 1987

68.5 82.4 29.9

April 1987

68.4 82.5 29.8

May 1987

68.8 82.6 30.1

June 1987

67.7 82.5 30.1

July 1987

68.1 82.6 30.0

August 1987

69.0 82.6 30.0

September 1987

68.2 82.6 30.0

October 1987

68.2 82.7 30.2

November 1987

68.2 82.6 30.2

December 1987

68.2 82.7 30.2

January 1988

68.9 82.6 30.1

February 1988

68.7 82.7 30.2

March 1988

67.8 82.8 29.9

April 1988

68.0 82.8 30.1

May 1988

67.6 82.8 29.8

June 1988

68.6 82.6 29.9

July 1988

68.7 82.8 29.7

August 1988

68.9 83.0 30.0

September 1988

68.7 82.9 30.0

October 1988

68.3 83.0 30.1

November 1988

68.0 83.3 30.3

December 1988

68.2 83.2 30.2

January 1989

68.5 83.5 30.5

February 1989

68.1 83.4 30.3

March 1989

68.1 83.3 30.4

April 1989

68.5 83.3 30.4

May 1989

68.2 83.2 30.4

June 1989

69.5 83.2 30.3

July 1989

69.2 83.3 30.3

August 1989

69.7 83.3 30.1

September 1989

68.3 83.6 30.1

October 1989

68.4 83.5 30.2

November 1989

68.7 83.8 30.2

December 1989

67.7 83.7 30.4

January 1990

67.8 83.8 30.3

February 1990

67.7 83.8 30.2

March 1990

67.9 83.6 30.1

April 1990

67.7 83.5 30.0

May 1990

67.7 83.5 30.2

June 1990

67.3 83.4 29.9

July 1990(1)

67.2 83.4 29.9

August 1990(1)

67.3 83.4 30.1

September 1990(1)

66.9 83.4 30.1

October 1990(1)

66.9 83.4 30.0

November 1990(1)

66.6 83.5 30.0

December 1990(1)

66.6 83.4 30.0

January 1991(1)

67.0 83.2 29.6

February 1991(1)

66.5 83.5 29.7

March 1991(1)

66.6 83.4 29.7

April 1991

66.1 83.7 29.8

May 1991

66.0 83.4 29.5

June 1991

65.7 83.4 29.7

July 1991

65.6 83.3 29.6

August 1991

65.4 83.4 29.4

September 1991

65.7 83.4 29.6

October 1991

66.0 83.4 29.4

November 1991

65.9 83.4 29.4

December 1991

65.8 83.2 29.3

January 1992

65.9 83.5 29.7

February 1992

66.1 83.4 29.7

March 1992

66.0 83.5 29.9

April 1992

65.5 83.7 29.8

May 1992

66.0 83.8 29.8

June 1992

66.3 83.9 29.8

July 1992

66.5 83.8 29.9

August 1992

66.6 83.8 29.6

September 1992

66.5 83.6 29.5

October 1992

65.3 83.5 29.4

November 1992

66.2 83.5 29.6

December 1992

66.5 83.4 29.4

January 1993

66.3 83.3 29.2

February 1993

66.6 83.1 29.6

March 1993

66.4 83.2 29.3

April 1993

66.0 83.2 29.2

May 1993

66.8 83.4 29.5

June 1993

66.0 83.6 29.6

July 1993

66.4 83.5 29.2

August 1993

66.1 83.5 29.5

September 1993

65.6 83.4 29.3

October 1993

65.7 83.5 29.4

November 1993

65.7 83.6 29.3

December 1993

65.5 83.6 29.4

January 1994(2)

66.3 83.4 30.4

February 1994

66.6 83.5 30.1

March 1994

66.3 83.3 29.8

April 1994

66.6 83.2 29.8

May 1994

66.4 83.3 30.3

June 1994

66.7 82.9 30.0

July 1994

66.0 83.2 29.9

August 1994

67.0 83.3 30.1

September 1994

65.8 83.6 30.0

October 1994

66.6 83.5 30.1

November 1994

66.1 83.6 30.4

December 1994

66.5 83.5 30.2

January 1995

66.9 83.5 30.2

February 1995

66.7 83.6 30.0

March 1995

66.9 83.5 29.9

April 1995

66.9 83.7 30.0

May 1995

65.9 83.5 29.8

June 1995

66.6 83.3 29.7

July 1995

66.2 83.4 30.1

August 1995

66.7 83.3 30.0

September 1995

65.8 83.5 30.3

October 1995

65.7 83.4 30.4

November 1995

65.3 83.5 30.2

December 1995

65.5 83.4 29.9

January 1996

65.5 83.5 29.9

February 1996

65.3 83.5 30.2

March 1996

65.6 83.5 30.2

April 1996

65.7 83.6 29.8

May 1996

66.0 83.7 30.2

June 1996

65.3 83.6 30.4

July 1996

65.5 83.9 30.6

August 1996

64.7 84.0 30.4

September 1996

65.7 83.9 30.4

October 1996

66.0 84.1 30.3

November 1996

65.5 84.1 30.4

December 1996

65.4 84.1 30.5

January 1997

65.5 84.0 30.7

February 1997

65.4 83.9 30.6

March 1997

65.7 84.0 31.0

April 1997

65.5 84.0 30.8

May 1997

66.1 83.8 31.1

June 1997

65.2 84.1 30.8

July 1997

65.5 84.3 30.7

August 1997

65.1 84.5 30.9

September 1997

65.2 84.3 30.9

October 1997

65.0 84.2 31.0

November 1997

65.7 84.0 31.4

December 1997

65.3 84.1 31.4

January 1998

66.4 84.0 31.1

February 1998

66.0 84.1 31.1

March 1998

66.0 84.2 30.9

April 1998

65.5 83.9 31.2

May 1998

66.0 83.9 31.3

June 1998

65.9 84.0 31.1

July 1998

65.5 84.1 31.2

August 1998

65.9 84.1 31.1

September 1998

66.5 84.2 31.4

October 1998

65.9 84.1 31.5

November 1998

65.4 84.1 31.7

December 1998

65.4 84.2 31.8

January 1999

65.5 84.6 31.5

February 1999

65.6 84.4 31.6

March 1999

65.7 84.0 31.7

April 1999

65.2 84.1 31.8

May 1999

65.7 84.1 31.7

June 1999

65.2 84.1 32.1

July 1999

65.6 83.9 32.1

August 1999

65.3 84.0 32.0

September 1999

65.6 84.0 31.9

October 1999

65.5 84.1 31.8

November 1999

65.4 84.2 31.8

December 1999

65.6 84.0 32.1

January 2000

66.1 84.4 32.3

February 2000

66.0 84.4 32.4

March 2000

65.9 84.3 32.4

April 2000

66.3 84.4 32.2

May 2000

65.7 84.1 32.2

June 2000

66.0 84.1 32.2

July 2000

65.0 83.9 32.3

August 2000

65.8 83.8 32.5

September 2000

65.8 83.7 32.4

October 2000

65.8 83.6 32.4

November 2000

65.6 83.8 32.3

December 2000

65.9 83.9 32.6

January 2001

66.1 84.1 32.8

February 2001

65.6 84.1 32.7

March 2001(1)

65.7 84.1 32.8

April 2001(1)

65.1 83.7 33.0

May 2001(1)

64.0 83.8 33.0

June 2001(1)

64.3 83.6 33.1

July 2001(1)

64.3 83.6 33.2

August 2001(1)

63.2 83.5 33.4

September 2001(1)

64.5 83.5 33.5

October 2001(1)

64.2 83.6 33.5

November 2001(1)

64.3 83.5 33.6

December 2001

63.7 83.7 33.8

January 2002

62.9 83.5 33.8

February 2002

63.5 83.7 34.1

March 2002

64.0 83.5 33.8

April 2002

63.3 83.6 34.2

May 2002

63.5 83.6 34.4

June 2002

63.4 83.2 34.6

July 2002

63.3 83.1 34.7

August 2002

63.3 83.2 34.8

September 2002

63.5 83.3 35.2

October 2002

62.9 83.2 35.1

November 2002

62.9 82.9 35.0

December 2002

62.7 83.1 34.9

January 2003

62.4 82.9 35.5

February 2003

62.3 83.0 35.5

March 2003

61.4 83.1 35.5

April 2003

61.9 83.2 35.5

May 2003

61.9 83.1 35.6

June 2003

62.2 83.3 35.6

July 2003

61.5 83.0 35.5

August 2003

61.1 83.0 35.7

September 2003

61.4 82.8 35.6

October 2003

61.0 82.9 35.8

November 2003

61.0 82.8 36.1

December 2003

60.5 82.8 36.0

January 2004

61.5 82.8 36.0

February 2004

61.0 82.7 36.2

March 2004

60.6 82.8 36.3

April 2004

61.3 82.7 35.8

May 2004

61.1 82.8 36.0

June 2004

60.9 82.9 36.2

July 2004

61.3 83.0 36.1

August 2004

61.1 82.7 36.4

September 2004

60.6 82.7 36.3

October 2004

61.6 82.6 36.2

November 2004

61.3 82.7 36.5

December 2004

61.2 82.6 36.6

January 2005

60.8 82.7 36.3

February 2005

60.6 82.8 36.7

March 2005

60.8 82.6 36.6

April 2005

60.7 82.7 37.2

May 2005

60.8 82.9 37.1

June 2005

60.8 82.6 37.2

July 2005

60.7 82.8 37.3

August 2005

60.8 82.9 37.5

September 2005

60.6 82.9 37.6

October 2005

60.9 82.7 37.6

November 2005

61.1 82.7 37.4

December 2005

60.4 82.7 37.6

January 2006

60.2 82.8 37.6

February 2006

60.9 82.9 37.5

March 2006

60.5 83.0 37.6

April 2006

60.3 82.8 38.0

May 2006

60.5 82.9 37.9

June 2006

60.6 82.9 38.0

July 2006

60.5 82.9 38.0

August 2006

61.0 82.9 38.1

September 2006

60.3 82.9 38.3

October 2006

60.6 82.9 38.3

November 2006

60.7 83.0 38.4

December 2006

60.9 83.1 38.5

January 2007

60.6 83.4 38.0

February 2007

60.2 83.2 38.3

March 2007

60.1 83.2 38.5

April 2007

59.3 83.0 38.2

May 2007

58.7 83.0 38.6

June 2007

59.5 82.9 38.7

July 2007

59.0 82.9 38.9

August 2007

58.2 82.9 38.8

September 2007

59.6 82.9 38.9

October 2007

59.2 82.8 38.7

November 2007

59.5 82.9 38.9

December 2007(1)

59.1 83.1 38.9

January 2008(1)

59.4 83.3 39.1

February 2008(1)

58.3 83.1 39.2

March 2008(1)

58.5 83.3 39.3

April 2008(1)

58.9 83.2 39.1

May 2008(1)

60.0 83.1 39.0

June 2008(1)

59.1 83.2 39.3

July 2008(1)

59.1 83.1 39.5

August 2008(1)

58.9 83.1 39.7

September 2008(1)

58.9 83.1 39.5

October 2008(1)

58.5 83.1 39.8

November 2008(1)

57.8 82.9 39.8

December 2008(1)

58.0 82.8 39.9

January 2009(1)

57.3 82.7 40.0

February 2009(1)

58.0 82.7 39.9

March 2009(1)

57.8 82.6 39.9

April 2009(1)

58.0 82.9 40.0

May 2009(1)

57.7 83.0 40.3

June 2009(1)

57.4 83.0 40.2

July 2009(1)

57.2 82.8 40.0

August 2009(1)

56.8 82.8 40.0

September 2009(1)

56.2 82.6 40.0

October 2009(1)

55.5 82.6 39.9

November 2009(1)

55.5 82.4 39.9

December 2009(1)

55.1 82.0 39.8

January 2010(1)

54.7 82.2 39.9

Footnotes:
(1) Represents recessionary period, as determined by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). NBER has not yet determined an end point for the recession that began in December 2007.
(2) Beginning in 1994, data reflect the introduction of a major redesign of the Current Population Survey.

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics