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Unemployment rate 3.7 percent in November 2022

December 06, 2022

The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent in November 2022 and has been in a narrow range of 3.5 percent to 3.7 percent since March.

Civilian unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted
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

Nov 2017

4.2% 3.8% 3.7% 16.2% 3.7% 7.5% 3.1% 4.9%

Dec 2017

4.1 3.8 3.8 13.6 3.7 6.7 2.6 5.0

Jan 2018

4.0 3.7 3.6 13.7 3.5 7.5 2.9 4.9

Feb 2018

4.1 3.6 3.8 14.3 3.6 6.8 3.0 4.9

Mar 2018

4.0 3.6 3.7 13.1 3.5 6.7 3.0 4.9

Apr 2018

4.0 3.7 3.6 12.6 3.6 6.3 2.9 4.7

May 2018

3.8 3.6 3.4 12.9 3.5 5.9 2.2 4.8

Jun 2018

4.0 3.7 3.6 12.7 3.5 6.4 3.3 4.6

Jul 2018

3.8 3.4 3.6 13.1 3.4 6.5 3.0 4.5

Aug 2018

3.8 3.5 3.5 12.7 3.5 6.3 2.9 4.7

Sep 2018

3.7 3.5 3.3 12.4 3.3 6.1 3.5 4.6

Oct 2018

3.8 3.6 3.4 12.1 3.4 6.5 3.2 4.4

Nov 2018

3.8 3.4 3.5 12.4 3.4 6.1 2.9 4.7

Dec 2018

3.9 3.6 3.5 12.6 3.4 6.7 3.4 4.5

Jan 2019

4.0 3.7 3.6 12.9 3.5 7.0 3.0 4.7

Feb 2019

3.8 3.4 3.4 13.7 3.2 7.1 3.1 4.3

Mar 2019

3.8 3.5 3.4 12.4 3.3 6.5 3.0 4.5

Apr 2019

3.6 3.4 3.2 12.7 3.2 6.5 2.3 4.1

May 2019

3.6 3.3 3.3 12.8 3.3 6.1 2.5 4.2

Jun 2019

3.6 3.3 3.3 12.7 3.3 5.8 2.1 4.3

Jul 2019

3.7 3.3 3.3 12.9 3.3 5.8 2.7 4.4

Aug 2019

3.7 3.4 3.3 12.5 3.5 5.4 2.8 4.2

Sep 2019

3.5 3.3 3.1 12.2 3.2 5.4 2.5 4.0

Oct 2019

3.6 3.4 3.2 12.2 3.3 5.6 2.9 4.2

Nov 2019

3.6 3.3 3.3 12.1 3.2 5.6 2.7 4.3

Dec 2019

3.6 3.2 3.3 12.5 3.2 6.0 2.7 4.3

Jan 2020

3.5 3.2 3.2 12.2 3.1 6.3 3.0 4.3

Feb 2020

3.5 3.2 3.1 11.3 3.0 6.0 2.5 4.4

Mar 2020

4.4 4.1 4.0 14.0 3.9 6.8 4.1 5.9

Apr 2020

14.7 13.0 15.4 32.6 14.1 16.6 14.4 18.8

May 2020

13.2 11.5 13.8 30.5 12.3 16.8 14.8 17.6

Jun 2020

11.0 10.1 11.2 22.5 10.0 15.2 13.8 14.5

Jul 2020

10.2 9.3 10.4 19.3 9.2 14.4 11.9 12.8

Aug 2020

8.4 7.9 8.3 16.5 7.4 12.8 10.6 10.6

Sep 2020

7.9 7.4 7.8 16.1 7.0 12.1 8.9 10.4

Oct 2020

6.9 6.7 6.5 13.9 6.0 10.9 7.6 8.9

Nov 2020

6.7 6.7 6.2 13.8 6.0 10.4 6.8 8.6

Dec 2020

6.7 6.4 6.3 15.8 6.1 10.0 6.1 9.4

Jan 2021

6.4 6.1 6.0 14.6 5.7 9.2 6.6 8.6

Feb 2021

6.2 6.0 5.9 13.9 5.5 9.8 5.1 8.4

Mar 2021

6.0 5.8 5.7 12.7 5.3 9.5 5.9 7.7

Apr 2021

6.0 6.0 5.6 11.6 5.3 9.7 5.7 7.7

May 2021

5.8 5.8 5.3 9.6 5.1 9.1 5.5 7.1

Jun 2021

5.9 5.9 5.5 11.3 5.3 9.2 5.7 7.2

Jul 2021

5.4 5.3 5.0 10.7 4.8 8.2 5.2 6.4

Aug 2021

5.2 5.1 4.8 11.3 4.5 8.7 4.5 6.2

Sep 2021

4.7 4.7 4.3 11.3 4.2 7.8 4.2 6.1

Oct 2021

4.6 4.3 4.3 11.7 3.9 7.8 4.2 5.7

Nov 2021

4.2 3.9 3.9 10.9 3.7 6.5 3.9 5.2

Dec 2021

3.9 3.6 3.6 10.9 3.2 7.1 3.8 4.9

Jan 2022

4.0 3.8 3.6 10.9 3.4 6.9 3.6 4.9

Feb 2022

3.8 3.5 3.6 10.3 3.3 6.6 3.1 4.4

Mar 2022

3.6 3.4 3.3 10.0 3.2 6.2 2.8 4.2

Apr 2022

3.6 3.5 3.2 10.2 3.2 5.9 3.1 4.1

May 2022

3.6 3.4 3.4 10.4 3.2 6.2 2.4 4.3

Jun 2022

3.6 3.3 3.3 11.0 3.3 5.8 3.0 4.3

Jul 2022

3.5 3.2 3.1 11.5 3.1 6.0 2.6 3.9

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 11.4 3.1 5.8 2.5 3.8

Oct 2022

3.7 3.3 3.4 11.0 3.2 5.9 2.9 4.2

Nov 2022

3.7 3.4 3.3 11.3 3.2 5.7 2.7 3.9

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (3.4 percent), adult women (3.3 percent), teenagers (11.3 percent), Whites (3.2 percent), Blacks (5.7 percent), Asians (2.7 percent), and Hispanics (3.9 percent) showed little or no change over the month.

These data are from the Current Population Survey and are seasonally adjusted. See "The Employment Situation — November 2022" to learn more. Also see charts of Employment Situation data.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rate 3.7 percent in November 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/unemployment-rate-3-7-percent-in-november-2022.htm (visited February 05, 2023).

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