Unemployment in February 2003
March 11, 2003
The unemployment rate was little changed in February, at 5.8 percent (seasonally adjusted); the number of unemployed persons was 8.5 million.
The seasonally-adjusted jobless rates for the major worker groups were as follows: adult men (5.3 percent), adult women (5.0 percent), teenagers (17.1 percent), whites (5.0 percent), blacks or African Americans (10.5 percent), and Hispanics or Latinos (7.7 percent).
The unemployment rate for Asians was 6.0 percent, not seasonally adjusted.
These data are from the Current Population Survey (CPS). For more information on current unemployment, see "The Employment Situation: February 2003" (PDF) (TXT), USDL 03-99.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment in February 2003 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2003/mar/wk2/art02.htm (visited August 27, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
As one of the largest U.S. industries, healthcare is steadily growing to meet the needs of an increasing population with an increasing life expectancy. This Spotlight looks at how much people spend on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.
Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.