U.S. Unemployment, Seasonally Adjusted

% Unemployed (Gallup Daily tracking)% Unemployed (BLS)
10/1/20159.8%9.8%
09/1/201510.0%10.0%
08/1/201510.3%10.3%
11/1/20138.6%7.0%
10/1/20137.7%7.3%
09/1/20137.9%7.2%
08/1/20138.6%7.3%
07/1/20137.4%7.4%
06/1/20137.6%7.6%
05/1/20138.2%7.6%

Gallup data includes adults 18+; BLS data includes adults 16+.

Gallup tracks daily the percentage of U.S. adults, ages 18 and older, who are unemployed. "Unemployed" respondents are those who are not employed, even for one hour a week, but are available and looking for work. Unemployment is calculated as a percent of the workforce. Monthly results reflect an average of the calendar month, based on telephone interviews with approximately 30,000 adults. Gallup adjusts its unemployment rate using the seasonal adjustment the BLS used in the same month in the prior year.


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