Bureau of Labor Statistics

Unemployment and age, January 2008

February 05, 2008

The unemployment rate (4.9 percent) was essentially unchanged in January.

Unemployment rates by age, September 2007 - January 2008
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The unemployment rate for teenagers (18.0 percent) was higher than that of other age groups.

Over the month, the unemployment rates for all major worker groups—adult men, adult women, whites, blacks, and Hispanics—showed little or no change.

These data are from the Current Population Survey program and are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation: January 2008" (PDF) (HTML), news release USDL 08-0130.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment and age, January 2008 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/feb/wk1/art02.htm (visited November 30, 2021).


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