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Unemployment rate
The unemployment rate measures the share of workers in the labor force who do not currently have a job but are actively looking for work.

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NOTES: The unemployment rate measures the share of jobless persons in the labor force (the sum of employed and unemployed persons) and not the entire population. Persons who are not actively looking for work are not included in this measure. Data are seasonally adjusted.

SOURCE: EPI analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data



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