Lowest Unemployment

A stronger economy has been fueled by tax cuts and regulatory reforms, and this stronger economy means greater opportunities for all Americans.

In September, unemployment dipped to its lowest since 1969. We continue to have more job openings than people actually looking for work.

Everyday Americans are reaping the benefits of a good economy. More jobs, better paychecks and benefits, more of your hard-earned cash kept in your own pocketbook.

WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE

October 15 – October 19

CHART OF THE WEEK

Record-Shattering Low Unemployment 

As of September 2018, the overall U.S. unemployment rate was the lowest since December 1969. Several groups within the workforce also experienced the lowest unemployment rates ever recorded in the last half-century, including disabled men, black men, Hispanics, Hispanic women, women, and married women.*