Unemployment rates in July
August 05, 2002
The number of unemployed persons (8.3 million) and the unemployment rate (5.9 percent) were essentially unchanged for the third month in a row in July.
The jobless rates for adult men (5.2 percent), adult women (5.2 percent), teenagers (17.7 percent), whites (5.3 percent), blacks (9.9 percent), and Hispanics (7.6 percent) showed little change from the previous month.
The number of persons unemployed for 15 weeks or more fell by 220,000 to 2.9 million in July. This measure had been trending steadily upward since June 2001.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rates in July on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/aug/wk1/art01.htm (visited July 01, 2015).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.