Unemployment rates and demographics, July 2006

August 07, 2006

The unemployment rate rose to 4.8 percent in July 2006.

Unemployment rates by demographic group, May-July 2006
[Chart data—TXT]

Over the month, the unemployment rates for most major worker groups—adult women (4.2 percent), teenagers (15.5 percent), whites (4.1 percent), blacks (9.5 percent), and Hispanics (5.3 percent) —showed little or no change.

After declining in June, the jobless rate for adult men increased to 4.2 percent in July.

These data on employment are from the Current Population Survey program and have been seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation: July 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-1304.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Unemployment rates and demographics, July 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/aug/wk1/art01.htm (visited September 22, 2014).


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