Unemployment rate rises in January

February 05, 2001

The number of unemployed rose by about 300,000 in January to nearly 6.0 million, pushing the unemployment rate from 4.0 to 4.2 percent. The jobless rate had ranged from 3.9 to 4.1 percent since October 1999.

Unemployment rates, January 2001 (seasonally adjusted)
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The unemployment rates for each of the major worker groups—adult men (3.6 percent), adult women (3.6 percent), teenagers (13.8 percent), whites (3.6 percent), blacks (8.4 percent), and Hispanics (6.0 percent)—were marginally higher in January.

These data are a product of the Current Population Survey. All of the above figures are seasonally adjusted. Find out more in "The Employment Situation: January 2001," news release USDL 01-35.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rate rises in January on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/feb/wk1/art01.htm (visited July 28, 2016).

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