The United States February 2015

Unemployment Rate

The United States has a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 5.5% for February, which is 0.2 points lower than its 5.7% rate one month ago and 0.1 points lower than its 2015 average of 5.6%.

Change in Employment

In the past month, the United States has added 96,000 employed workers, and over the last year, this country has added 2,996,000 employed workers.

Workforce Breakdown

·         157,002,000 people are in the labor force

o    178,000 fewer than 1 month ago

·         148,297,000 workers are employed

o    96,000 more than 1 month ago

·         8,705,000 workers are unemployed

o    274,000 less than 1 month ago