Unemployment in April 2007

May 07, 2007

The number of unemployed persons (6.8 million) and the unemployment rate (4.5 percent) were essentially unchanged in April.

Unemployment rate, April 2006-April 2007
[Chart data—TXT]

The jobless rate has ranged from 4.4 to 4.6 percent since September 2006.

Over the month, the jobless rates for the major worker groups—adult men (4.0 percent), adult women (3.8 percent), teenagers (15.3 percent), whites (3.9 percent), blacks (8.2 percent), and Hispanics (5.4 percent)—showed little or no change.

These data are from the Current Population Survey program and are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation: April 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-0638.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment in April 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/may/wk1/art01.htm (visited December 17, 2014).

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