Unemployment rate in January
February 09, 2004
The unemployment rate, at 5.6 percent, was little changed in January in comparison to December. However, the rate was down from its recent high of 6.3 percent in June 2003.
Unemployment rates for most major worker groups—adult men (5.1 percent), adult women (5.0 percent), teenagers (16.7 percent), whites (4.9 percent) and blacks (10.5 percent)—were little changed in January. The unemployment rate for Hispanics rose to 7.3 percent over the month.
These data are from the Current Population Survey. Data in this article are seasonally adjusted unless otherwise stated. For more information, see The Employment Situation: January 2004 (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 04-120.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rate in January on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/feb/wk2/art01.htm (visited August 30, 2016).
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