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Civilian unemployment

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Civilian unemployment, seasonally adjusted
(Numbers in thousands)
Month Total Men, 20 years and over Women, 20 years and over 16 to 19 years old White Black or African American Asian Hispanic or Latino

June 2000

5,651 2,300 2,326 1,024 4,042 1,258   934

July 2000

5,747 2,350 2,314 1,083 4,147 1,246   964

Aug 2000

5,853 2,349 2,343 1,161 4,245 1,279   980

Sept 2000

5,625 2,377 2,182 1,066 4,161 1,184   984

Oct 2000

5,534 2,411 2,087 1,036 4,006 1,184   854

Nov 2000

5,639 2,432 2,138 1,069 4,111 1,201   1,011

Dec 2000

5,634 2,468 2,080 1,086 4,155 1,206   976

Jan 2001

6,023 2,591 2,293 1,139 4,341 1,355   984

Feb 2001

6,089 2,664 2,309 1,116 4,484 1,260   1,044

Mar 2001

6,141 2,723 2,299 1,119 4,452 1,365   1,077

Apr 2001

6,271 2,811 2,349 1,111 4,618 1,305   1,098

May 2001

6,226 2,809 2,374 1,042 4,542 1,289   1,077

June 2001

6,484 2,914 2,440 1,130 4,743 1,368   1,135

July 2001

6,583 2,952 2,485 1,145 4,825 1,318   1,075

Aug 2001

7,042 3,182 2,685 1,175 5,108 1,501   1,131

Sept 2001

7,142 3,152 2,803 1,187 5,174 1,469   1,164

Oct 2001

7,694 3,491 2,947 1,256 5,649 1,560   1,252

Nov 2001

8,003 3,683 3,066 1,253 5,900 1,594   1,283

Dec 2001

8,258 3,735 3,212 1,311 6,086 1,663   1,367

Jan 2002

8,182 3,808 3,116 1,258 6,077 1,648   1,376

Feb 2002

8,215 3,801 3,190 1,224 6,044 1,636   1,244

Mar 2002

8,304 3,815 3,193 1,296 6,027 1,728   1,325

Apr 2002

8,599 3,933 3,393 1,273 6,239 1,782   1,438

May 2002

8,399 3,827 3,316 1,256 6,157 1,704   1,256

June 2002

8,393 3,903 3,221 1,269 6,131 1,730   1,314

July 2002

8,390 3,870 3,246 1,273 6,221 1,607   1,331

Aug 2002

8,304 3,853 3,182 1,269 6,130 1,623   1,350

Sept 2002

8,251 3,849 3,150 1,251 6,103 1,623   1,337

Oct 2002

8,307 3,917 3,249 1,140 6,163 1,624   1,421

Nov 2002

8,520 4,050 3,192 1,278 6,167 1,776   1,408

Dec 2002

8,640 4,130 3,265 1,246 6,167 1,883   1,438

Jan 2003

8,520 4,111 3,142 1,267 6,194 1,728 330 1,474

Feb 2003

8,618 4,074 3,282 1,262 6,167 1,767 348 1,442

Mar 2003

8,588 3,993 3,326 1,269 6,199 1,688 393 1,471

Apr 2003

8,842 4,276 3,291 1,276 6,333 1,798 366 1,432

May 2003

8,957 4,322 3,343 1,292 6,470 1,821 335 1,489

June 2003

9,266 4,506 3,376 1,384 6,592 1,918 455 1,568

July 2003

9,011 4,402 3,307 1,303 6,525 1,810 360 1,495

Aug 2003

8,896 4,340 3,391 1,165 6,463 1,811 374 1,439

Sept 2003

8,921 4,279 3,389 1,252 6,353 1,852 393 1,372

Oct 2003

8,732 4,192 3,327 1,213 6,170 1,887 386 1,413

Nov 2003

8,576 4,200 3,258 1,118 6,241 1,683 319 1,406

Dec 2003

8,317 3,905 3,278 1,133 6,029 1,652 335 1,278

Jan 2004

8,370 3,878 3,269 1,223 6,046 1,733 313 1,388

Feb 2004

8,167 3,804 3,192 1,170 5,950 1,593 278 1,397

Mar 2004

8,491 3,912 3,413 1,166 6,219 1,707 265 1,451

Apr 2004

8,170 3,796 3,193 1,181 5,979 1,611 291 1,363

May 2004

8,212 3,875 3,122 1,215 5,979 1,662 284 1,333

June 2004

8,286 3,822 3,276 1,188 6,060 1,674 285 1,281

July 2004

8,136 3,739 3,122 1,275 5,732 1,834 243 1,314

Aug 2004

7,990 3,772 3,026 1,193 5,713 1,755 233 1,316

Sept 2004

7,927 3,740 3,015 1,172 5,614 1,723 285 1,325

Oct 2004

8,061 3,733 3,079 1,249 5,633 1,818 315 1,330

Nov 2004

7,932 3,714 3,035 1,183 5,613 1,801 266 1,303

Dec 2004

7,934 3,652 3,011 1,271 5,516 1,789 265 1,297

Jan 2005

7,784 3,591 3,045 1,149 5,436 1,772 263 1,168

Feb 2005

7,980 3,641 3,098 1,241 5,595 1,816 274 1,237

Mar 2005

7,737 3,487 3,018 1,231 5,425 1,756 250 1,138

Apr 2005

7,672 3,357 3,037 1,279 5,425 1,742 269 1,268

May 2005

7,651 3,312 3,057 1,281 5,383 1,713 271 1,182

June 2005

7,524 3,311 3,048 1,165 5,232 1,751 229 1,126

July 2005

7,406 3,240 3,014 1,152 5,186 1,581 316 1,077

Aug 2005

7,345 3,322 2,860 1,163 5,156 1,670 245 1,149

Sept 2005

7,553 3,431 3,014 1,108 5,416 1,600 284 1,274

Oct 2005

7,453 3,301 3,003 1,148 5,438 1,569 212 1,200

Nov 2005

7,566 3,318 3,015 1,233 5,237 1,829 238 1,242

Dec 2005

7,279 3,284 2,931 1,064 5,185 1,566 252 1,239

Jan 2006

7,064 3,124 2,850 1,090 5,097 1,503 200 1,131

Feb 2006

7,184 3,228 2,840 1,116 5,107 1,633 198 1,104

Mar 2006

7,072 3,144 2,746 1,182 4,950 1,648 234 1,064

Apr 2006

7,120 3,241 2,823 1,055 5,040 1,621 261 1,125

May 2006

6,980 3,239 2,730 1,011 5,019 1,507 220 1,039

June 2006

7,001 3,083 2,751 1,167 5,030 1,522 206 1,078

July 2006

7,175 3,191 2,822 1,162 5,057 1,652 161 1,070

Aug 2006

7,091 3,207 2,720 1,164 5,107 1,527 202 1,095

Sept 2006

6,847 2,902 2,776 1,170 4,848 1,560 203 1,135

Oct 2006

6,727 3,012 2,610 1,105 4,824 1,471 193 1,011

Nov 2006

6,872 3,088 2,697 1,087 4,919 1,494 214 1,076

Dec 2006

6,762 3,079 2,616 1,067 4,918 1,452 168 1,064

Jan 2007

7,116 3,318 2,727 1,071 5,214 1,398 213 1,184

Feb 2007

6,927 3,282 2,579 1,065 5,066 1,410 178 1,093

Mar 2007

6,731 3,124 2,554 1,054 4,771 1,457 212 1,079

Apr 2007

6,850 3,156 2,585 1,108 4,971 1,443 246 1,204

May 2007

6,766 3,115 2,556 1,095 4,871 1,439 228 1,249

June 2007

6,979 3,178 2,640 1,161 5,067 1,477 191 1,188

July 2007

7,149 3,275 2,813 1,061 5,232 1,417 188 1,268

Aug 2007

7,067 3,210 2,793 1,065 5,245 1,334 249 1,190

Sept 2007

7,170 3,284 2,770 1,116 5,266 1,410 237 1,283

Oct 2007

7,237 3,356 2,800 1,081 5,182 1,490 272 1,242

Nov 2007

7,240 3,282 2,814 1,144 5,260 1,490 262 1,282

Dec 2007

7,645 3,501 2,964 1,180 5,537 1,576 268 1,389

Jan 2008

7,685 3,538 2,901 1,245 5,583 1,605 224 1,363

Feb 2008

7,497 3,491 2,871 1,135 5,511 1,479 205 1,344

Mar 2008

7,822 3,671 3,056 1,094 5,618 1,628 257 1,504

Apr 2008

7,637 3,647 2,886 1,105 5,552 1,526 252 1,557

May 2008

8,395 3,859 3,171 1,365 6,040 1,700 297 1,523

June 2008

8,575 4,021 3,224 1,331 6,232 1,673 300 1,678

July 2008

8,937 4,284 3,223 1,430 6,528 1,772 272 1,660

Aug 2008

9,438 4,482 3,692 1,264 6,849 1,897 329 1,784

Sept 2008

9,494 4,796 3,390 1,308 6,798 2,011 290 1,777

Oct 2008

10,074 5,013 3,704 1,358 7,423 2,022 280 1,949

Nov 2008

10,538 5,280 3,918 1,340 7,813 2,036 342 1,928

Dec 2008

11,286 5,831 4,099 1,355 8,428 2,153 366 2,090

Jan 2009

12,058 6,259 4,435 1,364 8,958 2,259 427 2,221

Feb 2009

12,898 6,746 4,667 1,486 9,535 2,423 476 2,507

Mar 2009

13,426 7,104 4,882 1,440 10,118 2,394 457 2,613

Apr 2009

13,853 7,494 4,923 1,436 10,240 2,660 487 2,550

May 2009

14,499 7,796 5,168 1,535 10,778 2,648 502 2,742

June 2009

14,707 7,822 5,264 1,621 10,966 2,620 575 2,704

July 2009

14,601 7,725 5,311 1,564 10,912 2,630 590 2,817

Aug 2009

14,814 7,905 5,330 1,579 11,172 2,606 549 2,912

Sept 2009

15,009 7,962 5,425 1,622 11,208 2,678 542 2,825

Oct 2009

15,352 8,196 5,499 1,657 11,566 2,773 541 2,869

Nov 2009

15,219 8,106 5,469 1,645 11,483 2,776 513 2,805

Dec 2009

15,098 7,957 5,519 1,622 11,225 2,833 603 2,878

Jan 2010

15,046 8,049 5,431 1,565 10,975 2,932 581 2,930

Feb 2010

15,113 8,064 5,501 1,548 11,187 2,850 579 2,879

Mar 2010

15,202 8,032 5,576 1,595 11,117 3,013 543 2,931

Apr 2010

15,325 8,068 5,711 1,546 11,334 2,976 512 2,830

May 2010

14,849 7,679 5,573 1,598 10,928 2,777 566 2,722

June 2010

14,474 7,668 5,323 1,483 10,703 2,705 538 2,783

July 2010

14,512 7,566 5,442 1,503 10,635 2,781 577 2,772

Aug 2010

14,648 7,637 5,503 1,508 10,790 2,846 534 2,731

Sept 2010

14,579 7,578 5,520 1,482 10,729 2,850 478 2,827

Oct 2010

14,516 7,370 5,538 1,608 10,705 2,798 529 2,801

Nov 2010

15,081 7,804 5,831 1,445 11,152 2,915 555 2,941

Dec 2010

14,348 7,394 5,498 1,456 10,596 2,784 527 2,952

Jan 2011

14,013 7,102 5,410 1,500 10,131 2,809 501 2,796

Feb 2011

13,820 7,005 5,444 1,371 10,052 2,765 490 2,650

Mar 2011

13,737 6,951 5,379 1,408 9,905 2,807 536 2,629

Apr 2011

13,957 7,057 5,495 1,405 10,068 2,944 478 2,698

May 2011

13,855 6,996 5,520 1,340 9,905 2,883 535 2,631

June 2011

13,962 7,086 5,487 1,389 10,046 2,881 476 2,614

July 2011

13,763 6,974 5,400 1,389 9,896 2,816 542 2,558

Aug 2011

13,818 6,910 5,455 1,453 9,864 2,942 525 2,573

Sept 2011

13,948 6,860 5,674 1,414 9,870 2,894 592 2,595

Oct 2011

13,594 6,807 5,390 1,396 9,913 2,634 557 2,625

Nov 2011

13,302 6,546 5,359 1,397 9,571 2,800 477 2,600

Dec 2011

13,093 6,375 5,383 1,335 9,341 2,797 512 2,580

Jan 2012

12,797 6,129 5,313 1,355 9,192 2,464 546 2,566

Feb 2012

12,813 6,126 5,311 1,376 9,149 2,574 498 2,639

Mar 2012

12,713 6,112 5,161 1,440 9,045 2,575 513 2,551

Apr 2012

12,646 6,008 5,182 1,456 9,197 2,423 427 2,499

May 2012

12,660 6,097 5,145 1,418 9,132 2,471 442 2,665

June 2012

12,692 6,151 5,172 1,369 9,043 2,696 493 2,680

July 2012

12,656 6,075 5,179 1,402 9,005 2,621 489 2,490

Aug 2012

12,471 5,981 5,081 1,409 8,916 2,533 484 2,456

Sept 2012

12,115 5,811 4,928 1,376 8,665 2,489 406 2,385

Oct 2012

12,124 5,767 4,961 1,396 8,570 2,632 406 2,449

Nov 2012

12,005 5,706 4,896 1,403 8,440 2,446 529 2,421

Dec 2012

12,298 5,742 5,166 1,390 8,584 2,580 563 2,357

Jan 2013

12,471 6,016 5,052 1,403 8,801 2,558 539 2,380

Feb 2013

11,950 5,609 4,871 1,470 8,345 2,576 514 2,400

Mar 2013

11,689 5,512 4,808 1,368 8,243 2,414 434 2,257

Apr 2013

11,760 5,708 4,648 1,403 8,283 2,472 447 2,204

May 2013

11,654 5,692 4,534 1,427 8,263 2,502 380 2,248

June 2013

11,751 5,625 4,785 1,341 8,224 2,653 406 2,247

July 2013

11,335 5,557 4,412 1,367 8,050 2,347 455 2,345

Aug 2013

11,279 5,655 4,327 1,296 7,874 2,370 436 2,303

Sept 2013

11,270 5,652 4,374 1,243 7,790 2,430 468 2,190

Oct 2013

11,136 5,471 4,400 1,265 7,718 2,370 460 2,254

Nov 2013

10,787 5,292 4,311 1,185 7,544 2,270 456 2,180

Dec 2013

10,404 4,985 4,271 1,148 7,277 2,199 374 2,072

Jan 2014

10,202 4,979 4,094 1,129 7,011 2,250 414 2,072

Feb 2014

10,349 5,029 4,158 1,162 7,130 2,211 519 2,059

Mar 2014

10,380 4,859 4,347 1,174 7,127 2,268 489 1,981

Apr 2014

9,702 4,671 3,955 1,076 6,515 2,170 517 1,816

May 2014

9,859 4,740 4,038 1,081 6,684 2,134 499 1,939

June 2014

9,460 4,585 3,732 1,143 6,566 2,070 410 1,971

July 2014

9,608 4,531 3,920 1,158 6,485 2,212 362 1,963

Aug 2014

9,599 4,602 3,908 1,089 6,514 2,148 395 1,896

Sept 2014

9,262 4,258 3,866 1,138 6,275 2,095 383 1,732

Oct 2014

8,990 4,062 3,820 1,108 5,998 2,020 447 1,760

Nov 2014

9,090 4,365 3,727 998 6,162 2,075 419 1,703

Dec 2014

8,717 4,203 3,546 968 5,838 2,015 385 1,641

Jan 2015

8,885 4,269 3,542 1,073 6,023 1,951 356 1,745

Feb 2015

8,599 4,179 3,453 967 5,853 1,923 359 1,758

Mar 2015

8,515 4,074 3,431 1,010 5,878 1,885 286 1,761

Apr 2015

8,550 4,068 3,494 987 5,824 1,889 400 1,790

May 2015

8,834 4,179 3,618 1,037 5,947 1,999 379 1,779

June 2015

8,247 3,904 3,325 1,018 5,643 1,875 351 1,767

July 2015

8,167 3,847 3,400 920 5,608 1,760 358 1,800

Aug 2015

7,992 3,788 3,255 949 5,414 1,819 307 1,732

Sept 2015

7,907 3,765 3,217 925 5,367 1,806 319 1,622

Oct 2015

7,922 3,771 3,256 894 5,417 1,741 314 1,661

Nov 2015

8,000 3,836 3,302 862 5,456 1,830 359 1,674

Dec 2015

7,907 3,764 3,193 950 5,462 1,656 379 1,628

Jan 2016

7,721 3,582 3,223 916 5,258 1,688 335 1,533

Feb 2016

7,746 3,662 3,191 893 5,292 1,663 358 1,446

Mar 2016

7,945 3,691 3,318 936 5,418 1,736 371 1,472

Apr 2016

7,975 3,765 3,268 942 5,448 1,720 363 1,634

May 2016

7,668 3,628 3,095 945 5,252 1,599 395 1,495

June 2016

7,786 3,689 3,170 927 5,359 1,716 337 1,583

July 2016

7,658 3,763 2,966 930 5,245 1,647 365 1,460

Aug 2016

7,809 3,691 3,160 957 5,412 1,591 398 1,522

Sept 2016

7,967 3,817 3,178 972 5,465 1,690 371 1,739

Oct 2016

7,827 3,748 3,147 931 5,460 1,654 332 1,552

Nov 2016

7,488 3,546 3,062 881 5,286 1,610 294 1,551

Dec 2016

7,495 3,576 3,070 849 5,265 1,566 263 1,592

Jan 2017

7,518 3,531 3,124 862 5,262 1,494 358 1,564

Feb 2017

7,399 3,516 3,039 844 5,043 1,575 334 1,511

Mar 2017

7,088 3,424 2,850 814 4,880 1,579 314 1,367

Apr 2017

7,085 3,213 2,987 885 4,825 1,581 319 1,398

May 2017

7,059 3,242 2,985 832 4,717 1,539 365 1,403

June 2017

6,933 3,270 2,862 801 4,699 1,425 354 1,327

July 2017

6,867 3,258 2,840 769 4,593 1,495 368 1,415

Aug 2017

7,097 3,406 2,863 828 4,770 1,538 388 1,409

Sept 2017

6,841 3,197 2,851 793 4,671 1,462 357 1,415

Oct 2017

6,599 3,118 2,667 815 4,417 1,488 294 1,331

Nov 2017

6,697 3,099 2,658 940 4,605 1,506 293 1,310

Dec 2017

6,561 3,089 2,684 788 4,616 1,345 242 1,364

Jan 2018

6,582 3,159 2,608 815 4,380 1,503 299 1,380

Feb 2018

6,641 3,072 2,720 849 4,657 1,367 291 1,375

Mar 2018

6,493 3,043 2,657 793 4,478 1,389 309 1,401

Apr 2018

6,418 3,101 2,565 752 4,486 1,298 286 1,363

May 2018

6,209 2,992 2,468 750 4,429 1,195 217 1,380

June 2018

6,519 3,111 2,669 739 4,412 1,331 329 1,291

July 2018

6,180 2,795 2,621 764 4,186 1,357 311 1,264

Aug 2018

6,167 2,880 2,572 715 4,239 1,293 305 1,318

Sept 2018

6,045 2,868 2,435 742 4,109 1,276 359 1,299

Oct 2018

6,123 2,880 2,518 725 4,182 1,299 321 1,249

Nov 2018

6,034 2,774 2,530 729 4,277 1,244 284 1,297

Dec 2018

6,286 2,987 2,550 750 4,337 1,340 335 1,268

Jan 2019

6,516 3,112 2,639 765 4,448 1,404 318 1,400

Feb 2019

6,181 2,911 2,497 773 4,157 1,417 320 1,248

Mar 2019

6,194 2,995 2,451 747 4,286 1,344 318 1,357

Apr 2019

5,850 2,812 2,304 734 3,947 1,352 225 1,198

May 2019

5,938 2,808 2,401 730 4,121 1,265 260 1,197

June 2019

5,985 2,788 2,447 751 4,120 1,223 225 1,252

July 2019

6,027 2,796 2,465 767 4,185 1,220 290 1,305

Aug 2019

5,999 2,806 2,451 742 4,286 1,119 299 1,213

Sept 2019

5,753 2,695 2,323 735 4,063 1,135 259 1,137

Oct 2019

5,857 2,715 2,411 730 4,094 1,133 305 1,203

Nov 2019

5,811 2,679 2,411 721 4,115 1,148 276 1,236

Dec 2019

5,753 2,618 2,383 752 4,022 1,238 264 1,231

Jan 2020

5,892 2,743 2,415 734 3,957 1,241 315 1,275

Feb 2020

5,787 2,799 2,323 665 3,957 1,216 262 1,322

Mar 2020

7,140 3,344 2,954 843 4,979 1,387 433 1,771

Apr 2020

23,078 10,483 10,966 1,628 17,176 3,247 1,438 5,263

May 2020

20,985 9,385 9,920 1,681 15,162 3,334 1,493 4,977

June 2020

17,750 8,354 8,154 1,242 12,470 3,083 1,392 4,195