# Graph: Unemployment Rate for United States

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(a) Unemployment Rate for United States, Percent, Seasonally Adjusted (M0892BUSM156SNBR)
Series Is Presented Here As Three Variables--(1)--Seasonally Adjusted, 1929-1942 (2)--Seasonally Adjusted, 1940-1946 (3)--Original Data, 1947-1966. Data Are Unemployment Expressed As A Percentage Of The Civilian Labor Force. Source: United States Bureau Of The Census, Current Population Reports: Labor Force Series P-50, Nos. 2, 13, And 19 (1940-1946, 1947-1948, And 1949 Annual Reports). Data Were Derived From NBER Series On Unemployment And Civilian Labor Force.

This NBER data series m08292b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.

NBER Indicator: m08292b

Unemployment Rate for United States

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``` National Bureau of Economic Research, Unemployment Rate for United States [M0892BUSM156SNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0892BUSM156SNBR/, March 28, 2015. ```

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