Work-experience unemployment rate in 2006
January 02, 2008
At 9.1 percent in 2006, the "work-experience unemployment rate" (those looking for work during the year as a percent of those who worked or looked for work during the year) was little changed from 9.3 percent in 2005.
The 2006 rate is low by historical standards, but is above the series low of 8.6 percent reached in 2000.
The rate for blacks fell between 2005 and 2006; however, at 13.0 percent, it was higher than the rates for Hispanics (10.2 percent), whites (8.5 percent), and Asians (7.3 percent).
These data are from the Current Population Survey. To learn more, see "Work Experience of the Population in 2006," (PDF) (TXT) USDL news release 07-1923.
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