September 8, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Unemployment rate 9.1 percent in August 2011

Unemployment rate among major worker groups, seasonally adjusted, July 2011–August 2011
Major worker group July unemployment rate August unemployment rate

  Adult men

9.0 8.9

  Adult women

7.9 8.0

  Teenagers

25.0 25.4

  Whites

8.1 8.0

  Blacks

15.9 16.7

  Hispanics

11.3 11.3

These data are featured in the TED article, Unemployment rate 9.1 percent in August 2011.