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September 04, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Unemployment rate demographics, August 2009

Unemployment rates by demographic group, August 2008ľAugust 2009
Percent unemployed
All workers Men,
20 years
and over
Women,
20 years
and over
White Black or
African
American
Hispanic
or Latino

Aug 2008

6.2 5.8 5.3 5.5 10.7 8.1

Sep 2008

6.2 6.2 4.9 5.5 11.4 7.9

Oct 2008

6.6 6.4 5.4 6.0 11.3 8.8

Nov 2008

6.8 6.7 5.6 6.2 11.3 8.6

Dec 2008

7.2 7.2 5.9 6.6 11.9 9.2

Jan 2009

7.6 7.6 6.2 6.9 12.6 9.7

Feb 2009

8.1 8.1 6.7 7.3 13.4 10.9

Mar 2009

8.5 8.8 7.0 7.9 13.3 11.4

Apr 2009

8.9 9.4 7.1 8.0 15.0 11.3

May 2009

9.4 9.8 7.5 8.6 14.9 12.7

Jun 2009

9.5 10.0 7.6 8.7 14.7 12.2

Jul 2009

9.4 9.8 7.5 8.6 14.5 12.3

Aug 2009

9.7 10.1 7.6 8.9 15.1 13.0

These data featured in the TED article, Unemployment rate demographics, August 2009.

 

 

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