The U.S. U-3 unemployment rate is the "official" unemployment rate and is just one of many measures of the employment situation within the United States. This closely followed statistic is released monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The U-3 unemployment rate is the total unemployed as a percent of the civilian labor force. For the U-3 measure the unemployed are persons who are available to take a job and have actively searched for work in the prior 4 weeks but have not found work. The U-3 unemployment rate typically falls between the narrowest measure of unemployment with the U-2 rate and the broadest measure of unemployment with the U-6 rate.
Current Economic Indicators
|April 22, 2014 (Close of Day)|
|Global Stock Markets Growth, %||0.41|
|US GDP Growth, %||2.58|
|US Inflation Rate, %||1.51|
|US Unemployment Rate, %||6.70|
|Gold Price, $/oz||1,286.75|
|WTI Oil Price, $/bbl||101.75|
|US 10 Yr Treasury, %||2.73|