Unemployment rate in October 2004
November 09, 2004
The unemployment rate, 5.5 percent, was essentially unchanged from September to October.
The jobless rate has held fairly steady thus far this year and remains below its most recent high of 6.3 percent in June 2003.
In October, the unemployment rates for the major worker groups—adult men (4.9 percent), adult women (4.8 percent), teenagers (17.2 percent), whites (4.7 percent), blacks (10.7 percent), and Hispanics or Latinos (6.7 percent)—showed little or no change over the month.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Unemployment rate in October 2004 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/nov/wk2/art02.htm (visited August 21, 2014).
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