US Economy Statistics, History and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting US Economy statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

US Unemployment Rate:

3.5%

Last updated December 2019


Current US population:

329 million

Last updated 2/3/20


Current US national debt:

$22 trillion

Last updated February 2019


US Unemployment Rate PLUS “persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the labor force”:

9.7%

Last updated 8/5/16


Median income of US middle-class households:

$74,000 – $78,000

Last updated 4/10/19


Median income of US upper-class households:

$172,000 – $189,000

Last updated 4/10/19


Number of Americans (age 16+) that are in the labor force:

158.4 million

Last updated 6/3/16


Number of Americans (age 16+) that are not in the labor force:

94.7 million

Last updated 6/3/16


Number of Americans (age 16+) that were not in the labor force in January 2009:

80.5 million

Last updated 6/3/16


Number of Americans that stopped working or looking for jobs in May 2016:

close to 500,000


Number of Americans working part-time jobs, but seeking full-time jobs:

6.4 million

Last updated 6/3/16


Number of jobs added in the US in November 2016:

178,000 jobs


Number of jobs added in the US in October 2016:

161,000 jobs


Number of jobs added in the US in September 2016:

150,000 jobs


Number of jobs added in the US in August 2016:

151,000 jobs


Number of jobs added in the US in July 2016:

255,000 jobs


Number of jobs added in the US in June 2016:

292,000 jobs


Number of jobs added in the US in May 2016:

38,000 jobs (25,000 private jobs, 13,000 public jobs)


Number of jobs added in the US in April 2016:

160,000 jobs


Number of jobs added in the US in March 2016:

215,000 jobs


Number of jobs added in the US in February 2016:

242,000 jobs


Number of jobs added in the US in January 2016:

151,000 jobs


Number of jobs added in the US in December 2016:

262,000 jobs


Average number of jobs added monthly in the US in 2015:

228,000 jobs


Number of unemployed workers per job opening in the US:

1.5

Last updated 2/6/16


Average hourly wage in the US:

$25.59

Last updated 6/3/16


Average work week of US employees:

34.6 hours

Last updated 2/5/16


Number of jobs created in the US in 2015:

2.74 million jobs


Number of jobs created in the US in 2014:

3 million jobs


US labor force participation rate:

62.6%

Last updated 6/3/16


Number of long-term unemployed Americans (jobless for 27 weeks or more):

1.9 million

Last updated 6/3/16


US trade deficit in 2015:

$531.5 billion

Last updated 2/5/16


US gross domestic product for 2014:

$17.42 trillion


Amount of debt US companies issued in 2015:

$517 billion


Amount of corporate debt from the top 2,000 US companies:

$6.6 trillion

As of end 2015


Estimated average home value in the US:

$192,500

As of end November 2016


Real mean household income in the US in 2015:

$56,516

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. These US Economy stats are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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