Unemployment rate in April 2006
May 08, 2006
In April, the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.7 percent.
The jobless rates for the major worker groups—adult men (4.2 percent), adult women (4.3 percent), teenagers (14.6 percent), whites (4.1 percent), blacks (9.4 percent), and Hispanics (5.4 percent)—showed little or no change over the month.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rate in April 2006 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/may/wk2/art01.htm (visited January 17, 2021).
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