Unemployment in September

October 10, 2000

In September, the unemployment rate declined to 3.9 percent. Over the past year, the rate has ranged from 3.9 percent to 4.1 percent.

Unemployment rate, civilian population, October 1999-September 2000 (percent)
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Over the month, the unemployment rates decreased for adult women (3.5 percent) and blacks (7.0 percent). Rates for the other major worker groups—adult men (3.2 percent), teenagers (12.8 percent), whites (3.5 percent), and Hispanics (5.6 percent)—showed little or no change.

These data are a product of the Current Employment Statistics and Current Population Survey. Find out more in "The Employment Situation: September 2000," news release USDL 00-284.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Unemployment in September on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2000/oct/wk2/art01.htm (visited April 20, 2014).

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