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Unemployment rate 3.6 percent in June 2023, little changed since May

July 12, 2023

The overall unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in June 2023, little changed over the month. Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for Whites declined from 3.3 percent in May 2023 to 3.1 percent in June 2023, while the unemployment rates for adult men (3.4 percent), adult women (3.1 percent), teenagers (11.0 percent), Blacks (6.0 percent), Asians (3.2 percent), and Hispanics (4.3 percent) showed little change.

Unemployment rates, June 2018–June 2023
Month Total Men, 20 years and over Women, 20 years and over 16 to 19 years old White Black or African American Asian Hispanic or Latino

Jun 2018

4.0 3.7 3.6 12.6 3.5 6.4 3.2 4.5

Jul 2018

3.8 3.4 3.6 12.9 3.4 6.5 3.0 4.5

Aug 2018

3.8 3.5 3.5 12.8 3.4 6.3 2.9 4.7

Sep 2018

3.7 3.5 3.3 12.3 3.3 6.1 3.5 4.6

Oct 2018

3.8 3.6 3.4 12.1 3.4 6.5 3.1 4.4

Nov 2018

3.8 3.4 3.5 12.4 3.4 6.1 2.8 4.7

Dec 2018

3.9 3.6 3.5 12.6 3.5 6.6 3.3 4.4

Jan 2019

4.0 3.6 3.6 12.9 3.5 6.9 3.0 4.7

Feb 2019

3.8 3.4 3.4 13.8 3.2 7.1 3.2 4.3

Mar 2019

3.8 3.6 3.4 12.5 3.3 6.5 3.1 4.6

Apr 2019

3.6 3.4 3.2 12.8 3.2 6.5 2.3 4.1

May 2019

3.7 3.4 3.3 13.0 3.2 6.1 2.5 4.1

Jun 2019

3.6 3.3 3.3 12.6 3.3 5.9 2.1 4.2

Jul 2019

3.7 3.3 3.3 12.7 3.3 5.8 2.7 4.4

Aug 2019

3.7 3.4 3.3 12.6 3.4 5.3 2.7 4.2

Sep 2019

3.5 3.3 3.1 12.1 3.2 5.4 2.5 4.0

Oct 2019

3.6 3.4 3.2 12.2 3.3 5.6 2.8 4.2

Nov 2019

3.6 3.2 3.3 12.0 3.2 5.6 2.6 4.3

Dec 2019

3.6 3.2 3.3 12.6 3.2 6.0 2.6 4.2

Jan 2020

3.5 3.2 3.2 12.3 3.1 6.3 3.0 4.3

Feb 2020

3.5 3.2 3.1 11.4 3.0 6.0 2.6 4.4

Mar 2020

4.4 4.1 4.0 14.1 3.9 6.8 4.2 6.0

Apr 2020

14.7 13.0 15.5 32.7 14.1 16.6 14.5 18.8

May 2020

13.2 11.6 13.8 30.4 12.3 16.8 14.9 17.6

Jun 2020

11.0 10.1 11.2 22.4 10.0 15.4 13.7 14.5

Jul 2020

10.2 9.3 10.5 19.2 9.2 14.4 11.9 12.8

Aug 2020

8.4 7.9 8.3 16.6 7.4 12.8 10.6 10.6

Sep 2020

7.9 7.4 7.8 16.0 7.0 12.1 8.9 10.4

Oct 2020

6.9 6.7 6.5 13.8 6.0 10.9 7.5 8.9

Nov 2020

6.7 6.6 6.2 13.8 5.9 10.4 6.7 8.6

Dec 2020

6.7 6.4 6.3 15.8 6.1 10.0 6.0 9.3

Jan 2021

6.3 6.1 6.0 14.7 5.7 9.2 6.6 8.5

Feb 2021

6.2 6.0 5.9 14.0 5.6 9.8 5.2 8.4

Mar 2021

6.1 5.9 5.7 12.8 5.4 9.6 6.0 7.7

Apr 2021

6.1 6.0 5.6 11.7 5.3 9.9 5.7 7.7

May 2021

5.8 5.9 5.3 9.7 5.1 9.1 5.6 7.1

Jun 2021

5.9 5.9 5.5 11.2 5.2 9.2 5.7 7.2

Jul 2021

5.4 5.4 5.0 10.6 4.8 8.2 5.2 6.4

Aug 2021

5.2 5.1 4.8 11.4 4.5 8.6 4.5 6.1

Sep 2021

4.8 4.7 4.3 11.2 4.2 7.8 4.2 6.2

Oct 2021

4.5 4.3 4.3 11.6 4.0 7.7 4.2 5.7

Nov 2021

4.2 3.9 3.9 10.9 3.7 6.5 3.8 5.2

Dec 2021

3.9 3.6 3.6 11.0 3.3 7.0 3.8 4.8

Jan 2022

4.0 3.8 3.6 10.9 3.4 6.9 3.5 4.9

Feb 2022

3.8 3.5 3.6 10.3 3.3 6.6 3.0 4.5

Mar 2022

3.6 3.4 3.3 10.1 3.2 6.2 2.8 4.2

Apr 2022

3.6 3.5 3.2 10.2 3.2 5.9 3.1 4.2

May 2022

3.6 3.4 3.4 10.5 3.2 6.2 2.4 4.4

Jun 2022

3.6 3.4 3.3 11.0 3.3 5.9 3.0 4.3

Jul 2022

3.5 3.2 3.1 11.4 3.1 6.0 2.6 4.0

Aug 2022

3.7 3.5 3.3 10.4 3.2 6.4 2.8 4.5

Sep 2022

3.5 3.3 3.1 11.3 3.1 5.9 2.5 3.9

Oct 2022

3.7 3.3 3.4 11.0 3.3 5.9 2.9 4.2

Nov 2022

3.6 3.3 3.3 11.3 3.3 5.7 2.6 4.0

Dec 2022

3.5 3.1 3.2 10.4 3.0 5.7 2.4 4.1

Jan 2023

3.4 3.2 3.1 10.3 3.1 5.4 2.8 4.5

Feb 2023

3.6 3.3 3.2 11.1 3.2 5.7 3.4 5.3

Mar 2023

3.5 3.4 3.1 9.8 3.2 5.0 2.8 4.6

Apr 2023

3.4 3.3 3.1 9.2 3.1 4.7 2.8 4.4

May 2023

3.7 3.5 3.3 10.3 3.3 5.6 2.9 4.0

Jun 2023

3.6 3.4 3.1 11.0 3.1 6.0 3.2 4.3

From June 2022 to June 2023, the overall unemployment rate was unchanged as were the unemployment rates for adult men, teenagers, and Hispanics. The unemployment rates for adult women, Whites, Blacks, and Asians were little changed from June 2022 to June 2023.

These data are from the Current Population Survey and are seasonally adjusted. For more information, see “The Employment Situation — June 2023.” We also have more charts on the labor force, employment, and unemployment.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rate 3.6 percent in June 2023, little changed since May at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/unemployment-rate-3-6-percent-in-june-2023-little-changed-since-may.htm (visited June 22, 2024).

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