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U.S. unemployment rate: seasonally adjusted October 2019

Monthly unemployment rate in the United States from October 2018 to October 2019 (seasonally-adjusted)

by Erin Duffin, last edited Nov 4, 2019
U.S. unemployment rate: seasonally adjusted October 2019 This statistic displays the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the United States on a monthly basis. Seasonal adjustment is a statistical method of removing the seasonal component of a time series that is used when analyzing non-seasonal trends. National unemployment was at 3.6 percent in October 2019.
U.S. monthly unemployment rate

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics - the principle fact-finding agency for the U.S. Federal Government in labor economics and statistics - unemployment declined from 2010 to 2018. A trend of decreasing unemployment followed after a high in 2010 resulting from the 2008 financial crisis. Unemployment fell from 9.6 percent in 2010 to 3.9 percent in 2018.

Additional statistics from the BLS paint an interesting picture of unemployment in the United States. In September 2019, the state with the highest (seasonally adjusted) unemployment rate was Alaska with 6.2 percent, followed by Mississippi, the District of Columbia, and New Mexico. Unemployment was the lowest in Vermont at 2.2 percent. Workers in the leisure and hospitality industry suffered the highest unemployment rate of any industry at 5.3 percent as of October 2019 (not seasonally adjusted).
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Monthly unemployment rate in the United States from October 2018 to October 2019 (seasonally-adjusted)

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