Bureau of Labor Statistics

Unemployment rates in February

March 12, 2002

The number of unemployed persons (7.9 million) and the unemployment rate (5.5 percent) were essentially unchanged in February, following declines in both measures in January.

Unemployment rates, February 2002 (seasonally adjusted)
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The unemployment rate for Hispanics fell by a percentage point to 7.1 percent in February. Jobless rates for the other major worker groups—adult men (5.0 percent), adult women (5.0 percent), teenagers (15.6 percent), whites (4.9 percent), and blacks (9.6 percent)—were little changed.

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: February 2002," news release USDL 02-124.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rates in February at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/mar/wk2/art02.htm (visited December 09, 2021).


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