Unemployment in September 2004
October 13, 2004
In September, the unemployment rate for all workers held at 5.4 percent, seasonally adjusted.
The jobless rates for the major worker groups—adult men (5.0 percent), adult women (4.7 percent), teenagers (16.6 percent), whites (4.7 percent), blacks (10.3 percent), and Hispanics or Latinos (7.1 percent)—showed little or no change in September. The unemployment rate for Asians was 4.3 percent, not seasonally adjusted.
The jobless rate for all workers is down from its most recent high of 6.3 percent in June 2003; most of this decline occurred in the second half of last year.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment in September 2004 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/oct/wk2/art02.htm (visited October 13, 2015).
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