Unemployment rate up in November
December 09, 2002
The unemployment rate rose to 6.0 percent in November, a level most recently reached in April. From May through October, the jobless rate remained within a range of 5.6 to 5.9 percent.
In November, the unemployment rate for adult men rose by half a percentage point to 5.7 percent; rates for blacks (11.0 percent) and teenagers (16.8 percent) also were up over the month. The jobless rates for adult women (5.0 percent), whites (5.2 percent), and Hispanics (7.8 percent) showed little or no change.
The data in this report are from the Current Population Survey. Data in this article are seasonally adjusted. For more information, see The Employment Situation: November 2002 (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 02-680.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rate up in November on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/dec/wk2/art01.htm (visited May 27, 2016).
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