Unemployment in October 2010
November 10, 2010
The number of unemployed persons, at 14.8 million, was little changed in October; the unemployment rate remained at 9.6 percent and has been essentially unchanged since May.
Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for adult men (9.7 percent), adult women (8.1 percent), teenagers (27.1 percent), whites (8.8 percent), blacks (15.7 percent), and Hispanics (12.6 percent) showed little change in October. The jobless rate for Asians was 7.1 percent, not seasonally adjusted.
The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over) was about unchanged over the month at 6.2 million. In October, 41.8 percent of unemployed persons had been jobless for 27 weeks or more.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Unemployment in October 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20101110.htm (visited September 20, 2014).
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