Unemployment rates and demographics, July 2006
August 07, 2006
The unemployment rate rose to 4.8 percent in July 2006.
Over the month, the unemployment rates for most major worker groups—adult women (4.2 percent), teenagers (15.5 percent), whites (4.1 percent), blacks (9.5 percent), and Hispanics (5.3 percent) —showed little or no change.
After declining in June, the jobless rate for adult men increased to 4.2 percent in July.
These data on employment are from the Current Population Survey program and have been seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation: July 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-1304.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rates and demographics, July 2006 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/aug/wk1/art01.htm (visited December 05, 2019).
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