Where can I find the unemployment rate for previous years?
The annual average unemployment rate for 1947 to the present can be accessed from our database via the following link:
Annual averages, and data from past months, can also be retrieved easily for any series in the monthly Employment Situation news release by using the menus displayed at www.bls.gov/cps/cpsatabs.htm. Please note that annual averages are only available for unadjusted (not seasonally adjusted) data.
Last Modified Date: January 22, 2013