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Unemployment Rate, Per Cent of Persons Unemployed 15 Weeks and Over for United States (M08320USM156SNBR)

Source(s): National Bureau of Economic Research
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database (Not a Press Release)  

Description of growth rate formulas  
Seasonally Adjusted 
Notes: These Figures Represent The Number Of Persons Unemployed 15 Weeks And Over As A Per Cent Of The Total Civilian Labor Force. Beginning In 1960, Data Include Alaska And Hawaii. Population Data From The 1960 Census Were Introduced In April 1962. This Resulted In A Slight Reduction In Labor Force Totals, But None In The Estimates Of Unemployment. Population Data From The 1950 Census Were Used Prior To April 1962. Source: Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Monthly Report On The Labor Force, March, 1969, P. 161, For 1948-1968 Data, And Subsequent Issues Of Monthly Report On The Labor Force Thereafter.

This NBER data series m08320 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at

NBER Indicator: m08320 
Updated: 2012-08-17 2:28 PM CDT 

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