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Historical Data Files for the Real-Time Data Set
Unemployment Rate (RUC)
Percentage points, seasonally adjusted.
Quarterly Vintages and Monthly Observations
Please review the documentation for information on our data collection methods, data sources, and any specific information on this variable.
- General notes on monetary and financial variables, CPI, and the unemployment rate (30 KB, 5 pages)
- Specific notes on data collected for unemployment rate (11 KB, 2 pages)
- Release Dates: (35 KB) The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia thanks Francis Horvath and other staff at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, for giving us a file of release dates for the data from the U.S. labor market. Beginning with the release of February 8, 1966, the dates cover data from the CPS, such as the unemployment rate, and the CES, such as nonfarm payroll employment and indexes of hours worked. For additional details on release dates, see the Philadelphia Fed's documentation on real-time data.
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