August 10, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Unemployment in July 2011

Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, January 2009–July 2011
Date Unemployment rate

Jan 2009

7.8

Feb 2009

8.2

Mar 2009

8.6

Apr 2009

8.9

May 2009

9.4

Jun 2009

9.5

Jul 2009

9.5

Aug 2009

9.7

Sep 2009

9.8

Oct 2009

10.1

Nov 2009

9.9

Dec 2009

9.9

Jan 2010

9.7

Feb 2010

9.7

Mar 2010

9.7

Apr 2010

9.8

May 2010

9.6

Jun 2010

9.5

Jul 2010

9.5

Aug 2010

9.6

Sep 2010

9.6

Oct 2010

9.7

Nov 2010

9.8

Dec 2010

9.4

Jan 2011

9.0

Feb 2011

8.9

Mar 2011

8.8

Apr 2011

9.0

May 2011

9.1

Jun 2011

9.2

Jul 2011

9.1

These data are featured in the TED article, Unemployment in July 2011.

 

Civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted, January 2009–July 2011
Date Civilian labor force

Jan 2009

154,185,000

Feb 2009

154,424,000

Mar 2009

154,100,000

Apr 2009

154,453,000

May 2009

154,805,000

Jun 2009

154,754,000

Jul 2009

154,457,000

Aug 2009

154,362,000

Sep 2009

153,940,000

Oct 2009

154,022,000

Nov 2009

153,795,000

Dec 2009

153,172,000

Jan 2010

153,353,000

Feb 2010

153,558,000

Mar 2010

153,895,000

Apr 2010

154,520,000

May 2010

154,237,000

Jun 2010

153,684,000

Jul 2010

153,628,000

Aug 2010

154,117,000

Sep 2010

154,124,000

Oct 2010

153,960,000

Nov 2010

153,950,000

Dec 2010

153,690,000

Jan 2011

153,186,000

Feb 2011

153,246,000

Mar 2011

153,406,000

Apr 2011

153,421,000

May 2011

153,693,000

Jun 2011

153,421,000

Jul 2011

153,228,000

These data are featured in the TED article, Unemployment in July 2011.

 

 

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