Unemployment in February
March 14, 2006
Both the number of unemployed persons, 7.2 million, and the unemployment rate, 4.8 percent, were little changed in February 2006.
A year earlier, the number of unemployed was 8.0 million, and the jobless rate was 5.4 percent.
Following a decline in January, the unemployment rate for adult men edged up to 4.2 percent in February. The jobless rate for the other major worker groups—adult women (4.3 percent), teenagers (15.4 percent), whites (4.1 percent), blacks (9.3 percent), and Hispanics (5.5 percent)—showed little or no change over the month.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment in February on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/mar/wk2/art02.htm (visited July 22, 2017).
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