Unemployment rates by demographics, January 2007
February 06, 2007
The number of unemployed persons (7.0 million) and the unemployment rate (4.6 percent) were about unchanged in January 2007 compared with December 2006.
Over the month, the unemployment rate for Hispanics (5.7 percent) increased. The rates for the other major worker groups—adult men (4.1 percent), adult women (4.0 percent), teenagers (15.0 percent), whites (4.1 percent), and blacks (8.0 percent)—were little changed.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rates by demographics, January 2007 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/feb/wk1/art02.htm (visited January 22, 2021).
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