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.
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.
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 April 19, 2015).
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