December 08, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Unemployment in November 2009

Number of unemployed and unemployment rate, January 2007ľNovember 2009
Month Number of unemployed Unemployment rate

Jan 2007

7,029,000 4.6

Feb 2007

6,887,000 4.5

Mar 2007

6,737,000 4.4

Apr 2007

6,874,000 4.5

May 2007

6,844,000 4.5

Jun 2007

7,028,000 4.6

Jul 2007

7,128,000 4.7

Aug 2007

7,123,000 4.7

Sep 2007

7,221,000 4.7

Oct 2007

7,295,000 4.8

Nov 2007

7,212,000 4.7

Dec 2007

7,541,000 4.9

Jan 2008

7,555,000 4.9

Feb 2008

7,423,000 4.8

Mar 2008

7,820,000 5.1

Apr 2008

7,675,000 5.0

May 2008

8,536,000 5.5

Jun 2008

8,662,000 5.6

Jul 2008

8,910,000 5.8

Aug 2008

9,550,000 6.2

Sep 2008

9,592,000 6.2

Oct 2008

10,221,000 6.6

Nov 2008

10,476,000 6.8

Dec 2008

11,108,000 7.2

Jan 2009

11,616,000 7.6

Feb 2009

12,467,000 8.1

Mar 2009

13,161,000 8.5

Apr 2009

13,724,000 8.9

May 2009

14,511,000 9.4

Jun 2009

14,729,000 9.5

Jul 2009

14,462,000 9.4

Aug 2009

14,928,000 9.7

Sep 2009

15,142,000 9.8

Oct 2009

15,700,000 10.2

Nov 2009

15,375,000 10.0

These data featured in the TED article, Unemployment in November 2009.