US Unemployment Rate: From 1950 To PresentDavid Spurrupdated Nov 16, 2008TweetAt GET.com we maintain complete editorial integrity on our content & provide transparent & unbiased information. Companies don't pay us to include their products although we receive a compensation when you successfully apply to products from our partners. See how we make money here.At GET.com we maintain complete editorial integrity.Here's a nice visual of the US unemployment rate from 1950 to present. You can see that it peaked at almost 11% in 1980. It was extremely low in 1950s, getting under the 3% level. Recently, you can see that the unemployment rate has been on the rise, currently sitting over 6%. There's talk that this recession could take the rate up to 9%, possibly 10% before reversing course.Editorial Disclosure: Any personal views and opinions expressed by the author in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of GET.com. The editorial content on this page is not provided by any of the companies mentioned, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Opinions expressed here are author's alone, not those of the companies mentioned, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.