Unemployment in July 2004
August 10, 2004
Both the number of unemployed persons, 8.2 million, and the unemployment rate, 5.5 percent, were essentially unchanged in July. The unemployment rate has shown little movement since December 2003.
The jobless rates for the major worker groups—adult men (4.9 percent), adult women (4.9 percent), teenagers (17.6 percent), whites (4.8 percent), blacks (10.9 percent), and Hispanics or Latinos (6.8 percent)—also were little changed over the month.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment in July 2004 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/aug/wk2/art02.htm (visited August 29, 2015).
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