U.S. Unemployment Data - Total Bankruptcy
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U.S. Unemployment Data: 1948 to Present


This interactive graph plots the unemployment rate and total number of unemployed workers in the United States since 1948.

The national seasonally adjusted unemployment rate peaked at 10.8% in 1982. The highest it reached during the latest recession was 10.1% in October, 2009, when there were 15.6 million workers unemployed.

Click below for a detailed breakdown of each state's unemployment rate since 1990.


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