The U.S. Unemployment Rate

The Question:

Can you tell me either what the unemployment rate was in January 1999, or where I could find it?

The Answer:

How about both?

The U.S. unemployment rate in January 1999 was 4.3 percent. In general, you can find the unemployment rate for a given year by going to our Overall Unemployment Rate in the Civilian Labor Force table.

-The Editors