Unemployment about unchanged in August
September 09, 2003
Both the number of unemployed persons (8.9 million) and the unemployment rate (6.1 percent) were essentially unchanged in August.
Unemployment rates for the major worker groups—adult men (5.8 percent), adult women (5.2 percent), teenagers (16.6 percent), whites (5.4 percent), blacks (10.9 percent), and Hispanics or Latinos (7.8 percent)—showed little or no change in August. The unemployment rate for Asians was 5.9 percent, not seasonally adjusted.
In August, 1.9 million persons had been unemployed for 27 weeks or more. They represented 21.8 percent of all unemployed persons, about the same as in July.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment about unchanged in August on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2003/sept/wk2/art02.htm (visited December 07, 2016).
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