Unemployment in November 2005

December 06, 2005

The unemployment rate was unchanged in November at 5.0 percent. The jobless rate has ranged between 4.9 and 5.1 percent since May.

Unemployment rate, November 2004-November 2005
[Chart data—TXT]

The unemployment rates for adult men (4.3 percent), adult women (4.6 percent), teenagers (17.2 percent), whites (4.3 percent), and Hispanics or Latinos (6.0 percent) showed little or no change in November. The jobless rates for blacks (10.6 percent) and, specifically, for adult black women (9.1 percent), rose over the month.

These data are from the Current Population Survey and are seasonally adjusted. For more information, see " The Employment Situation: November 2005" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 05-2258.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Unemployment in November 2005 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/dec/wk1/art02.htm (visited September 23, 2014).


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