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The unemployment rate has been steadily improving. It fell to 10.2% in July, down from its 14.7% peak in April. The metric indicates that about 1 in 10 Americans in the labor force can't find work.
According to most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate shot up to 11% in June -- though economists warned this figure might not capture the full extent of ...
The skyrocketing unemployment rate remains well shy of the 25% rate reached during the depths of the Depression. But it took four years for the jobless rate to finally peak in 1933.

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July’s addition of 1.8 million jobs and a lower unemployment rate of 10.2%, after a peak of nearly 15% in April, showed the U.S. economy continued to mend during the summer coronavirus surge.
Global News Select Unemployment Rate Fell to 10.2% in July, U.S. Employers Added 1.8 Million Jobs — Update Provided by Dow Jones. Aug 7, 2020 3:08 PM UTC. By Sarah Chaney . Employers added 1.8 ...
However, the unemployment rate remained above the the Global Financial Crisis peak of 10.0%, and more than double the 3.5% rate from February before the spread of the pandemic in the U.S.
April's unemployment rate, in perspective, was the highest since the Great Depression. In 1933, the unemployment rate reached a record of 24.9%.   Unemployment remained above 14% for nine years, from 1931 to 1940. April's unemployment rate reached that level in just a month.
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