Unemployment in July 2011
August 10, 2011
The number of unemployed persons (13.9 million) and the unemployment rate (9.1 percent) changed little in July. Since April, the unemployment rate has shown little definitive movement.
Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (9.0 percent), adult women (7.9 percent), teenagers (25.0 percent), whites (8.1 percent), blacks (15.9 percent), and Hispanics (11.3 percent) showed little or no change in July. The jobless rate for Asians was 7.7 percent, not seasonally adjusted.
The civilian labor force declined by 193,000 in July and currently stands at 153.2 million. The labor force participation rate—the percentage of the civilian noninstitutional working-age population who are in the labor force—edged down in July to 63.9 percent.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment in July 2011 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110810.htm (visited May 04, 2016).
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