Unemployment rate by major worker group, February 2013

March 12, 2013

In February, the unemployment rate edged down to 7.7 percent but has shown little movement, on net, since September 2012.

Unemployment rate by age, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, January 2008–February 2013
MonthTotal, 16 years
and over
   White   Black or African
American
Hispanic or Latino
ethnicity
Men, 20 years
and over
Women, 20 years
and over
Teenagers,
16 to 19 years

Jan 2008

5.04.49.16.54.54.317.8

Feb 2008

4.94.48.46.34.44.216.6

Mar 2008

5.14.59.27.04.64.516.1

Apr 2008

5.04.48.67.04.64.215.9

May 2008

5.44.89.66.94.94.619.0

Jun 2008

5.65.09.47.75.14.719.2

Jul 2008

5.85.210.07.65.44.720.7

Aug 2008

6.15.410.68.15.75.418.6

Sep 2008

6.15.411.38.06.15.019.1

Oct 2008

6.55.911.48.86.35.420.0

Nov 2008

6.86.211.58.66.75.720.3

Dec 2008

7.36.712.19.37.45.920.5

Jan 2009

7.87.112.710.07.96.520.7

Feb 2009

8.37.613.711.18.56.822.2

Mar 2009

8.78.013.611.79.07.122.2

Apr 2009

9.08.115.011.49.47.122.2

May 2009

9.48.615.012.69.87.523.4

Jun 2009

9.58.714.912.29.97.624.7

Jul 2009

9.58.714.812.59.87.724.3

Aug 2009

9.68.914.913.110.07.725.0

Sep 2009

9.89.015.312.710.17.925.9

Oct 2009

10.09.215.912.910.48.027.1

Nov 2009

9.99.215.712.510.37.926.9

Dec 2009

9.99.016.112.810.18.026.6

Jan 2010

9.88.816.512.710.27.926.0

Feb 2010

9.88.916.112.410.28.025.4

Mar 2010

9.98.916.812.710.28.126.2

Apr 2010

9.99.016.512.510.18.225.5

May 2010

9.68.715.512.39.78.126.6

Jun 2010

9.48.615.312.49.77.726.0

Jul 2010

9.58.515.612.29.67.926.0

Aug 2010

9.58.616.012.09.78.025.7

Sep 2010

9.58.615.912.59.68.025.8

Oct 2010

9.58.615.812.59.48.127.2

Nov 2010

9.88.916.013.09.98.424.6

Dec 2010

9.38.515.612.99.48.025.1

Jan 2011

9.18.115.812.19.07.925.5

Feb 2011

9.08.115.511.68.97.924.0

Mar 2011

8.98.015.711.48.87.824.4

Apr 2011

9.08.116.311.98.97.924.7

May 2011

9.08.016.311.88.98.024.0

Jun 2011

9.18.116.211.69.08.024.7

Jul 2011

9.08.015.811.38.87.924.9

Aug 2011

9.07.916.511.28.87.925.2

Sep 2011

9.07.915.811.38.78.224.4

Oct 2011

8.98.014.911.48.77.924.1

Nov 2011

8.67.715.511.38.37.823.9

Dec 2011

8.57.515.611.08.07.822.9

Jan 2012

8.37.413.610.57.77.723.4

Feb 2012

8.37.414.110.67.77.623.7

Mar 2012

8.27.314.010.37.77.425.0

Apr 2012

8.17.413.110.37.57.424.9

May 2012

8.27.413.611.07.77.324.4

Jun 2012

8.27.314.411.07.77.423.7

Jul 2012

8.27.414.110.37.77.523.9

Aug 2012

8.17.214.010.27.67.324.5

Sep 2012

7.87.013.49.97.37.023.7

Oct 2012

7.96.914.510.07.37.223.7

Nov 2012

7.86.813.29.97.27.023.6

Dec 2012

7.86.914.09.67.27.323.5

Jan 2013

7.97.013.89.77.37.323.4

Feb 2013

7.76.813.89.67.17.025.1

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for whites (6.8 percent) declined in February while the rates for adult men (7.1 percent), adult women (7.0 percent), teenagers (25.1 percent), blacks (13.8 percent), and Hispanics (9.6 percent) showed little or no change.

These data are from the Current Population Survey and are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — February 2013," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL-13-0389. 

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Unemployment rate by major worker group, February 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130312.htm (visited August 21, 2014).

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