Unemployment in October 2007

November 06, 2007

The number of unemployed persons, at 7.2 million, was unchanged in October, and the unemployment rate held at 4.7 percent.

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

A year earlier, the number of unemployed persons was 6.7 million, and the jobless rate was 4.4 percent.

In October, unemployment rates for the major worker groups—adult men (4.3 percent), adult women (4.1 percent), teenagers (15.6 percent), whites (4.2 percent), blacks (8.5 percent), and Hispanics (5.6 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: October 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-1678.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment in October 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/nov/wk1/art02.htm (visited November 24, 2014).

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