January 11, 2011

Unemployment in December 2010

Unemployment rate and civilian labor force, January 2008–December 2010
Month Unemployment rate Civilian labor force

Jan 2008

5.0 154,060,000

Feb 2008

4.8 153,624,000

Mar 2008

5.1 153,924,000

Apr 2008

4.9 153,779,000

May 2008

5.4 154,322,000

Jun 2008

5.6 154,315,000

Jul 2008

5.8 154,432,000

Aug 2008

6.1 154,656,000

Sep 2008

6.2 154,613,000

Oct 2008

6.6 154,953,000

Nov 2008

6.8 154,621,000

Dec 2008

7.3 154,669,000

Jan 2009

7.8 154,185,000

Feb 2009

8.2 154,424,000

Mar 2009

8.6 154,100,000

Apr 2009

8.9 154,453,000

May 2009

9.4 154,805,000

Jun 2009

9.5 154,754,000

Jul 2009

9.5 154,457,000

Aug 2009

9.7 154,362,000

Sep 2009

9.8 153,940,000

Oct 2009

10.1 154,022,000

Nov 2009

9.9 153,795,000

Dec 2009

9.9 153,172,000

Jan 2010

9.7 153,353,000

Feb 2010

9.7 153,558,000

Mar 2010

9.7 153,895,000

Apr 2010

9.8 154,520,000

May 2010

9.6 154,237,000

Jun 2010

9.5 153,684,000

Jul 2010

9.5 153,628,000

Aug 2010

9.6 154,117,000

Sep 2010

9.6 154,124,000

Oct 2010

9.7 153,960,000

Nov 2010

9.8 153,950,000

Dec 2010

9.4 153,690,000

These data featured in the TED article, Unemployment in December 2010.

 

 

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