Work-experience unemployment rate in 2006

January 02, 2008

At 9.1 percent in 2006, the "work-experience unemployment rate" (those looking for work during the year as a percent of those who worked or looked for work during the year) was little changed from 9.3 percent in 2005.

Work-experience unemployment rate by race or ethnicity, 2006
[Chart data—TXT]

The 2006 rate is low by historical standards, but is above the series low of 8.6 percent reached in 2000.

The rate for blacks fell between 2005 and 2006; however, at 13.0 percent, it was higher than the rates for Hispanics (10.2 percent), whites (8.5 percent), and Asians (7.3 percent).

These data are from the Current Population Survey. To learn more, see "Work Experience of the Population in 2006," (PDF) (TXT) USDL news release 07-1923.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Work-experience unemployment rate in 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/dec/wk5/art02.htm (visited October 30, 2014).

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