Unemployment rates in March
April 09, 2002
The number of unemployed persons (8.1 million) and the unemployment rate (5.7 percent) were little changed in March.
The unemployment rate for blacks increased to 10.7 percent in March. Jobless rates for the other major worker groups—adult men (5.2 percent), adult women (5.0 percent), teenagers (16.4 percent), whites (5.0 percent), and Hispanics (7.3 percent)—showed little or no change.
These data are a product of the Current Employment Statistics and Current Population Survey. Data in this article are seasonally adjusted. Find out more in "The Employment Situation: March 2002," news release USDL 02-195.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rates in March on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/apr/wk2/art02.htm (visited October 28, 2020).
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