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U.S. Unemployment Rate (U-3) Forecast

U.S. Unemployment Rate Forecast Values

Percent Unemployed Seasonally Adjusted.
Month Date Forecast
Value
50%
Correct +/-
80%
Correct +/-
0 Feb 2014 6.70 0.0 0.0
1 Mar 2014 6.6 0.1 0.3
2 Apr 2014 6.6 0.2 0.4
3 May 2014 6.6 0.2 0.5
4 Jun 2014 6.5 0.3 0.5
5 Jul 2014 6.5 0.3 0.6
6 Aug 2014 6.4 0.3 0.7
Updated Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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U.S. Unemployment Rate

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Percent Unemployed Seasonally Adjusted.
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The U.S. U-3 Unemployment Rate

The U.S. U-3 unemployment rate is the "official" unemployment rate and is just one of many measures of the employment situation within the United States. This closely followed statistic is released monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The U-3 unemployment rate is the total unemployed as a percent of the civilian labor force.  For the U-3 measure the unemployed are persons who are available to take a job and have actively searched for work in the prior 4 weeks but have not found work.  The U-3 unemployment rate typically falls between the narrowest measure of unemployment with the U-2 rate and the broadest measure of unemployment with the U-6 rate.

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April 15, 2014 (Close of Day)

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Global Stock Markets Growth, % -0.50
US GDP Growth, % 2.58
US Inflation Rate, % 1.51
US Unemployment Rate, % 6.70
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WTI Oil Price, $/bbl 103.75
US 10 Yr Treasury, % 2.64
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