Unemployment rate in February 2007
March 13, 2007
In February, the number of unemployed persons (6.9 million) and the unemployment rate (4.5 percent) were essentially unchanged.
The jobless rate has remained within a narrow range—4.4 to 4.6 percent—since September 2006.
The unemployment rate for Hispanics (5.2 percent) edged down in February. The rates for the other major worker groups—adult men (4.1 percent), adult women (3.8 percent), teenagers (14.9 percent), whites (4.0 percent), and blacks (7.9 percent)—showed little or no change.
These data are from the Current Population Survey program and are seasonally adjusted. More information can be found in "The Employment Situation: February 2007," (PDF) (TXT) news release USDL 07-0340.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rate in February 2007 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/mar/wk2/art02.htm (visited August 07, 2020).
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