Unemployment rate in May 2006

June 06, 2006

Both the number of unemployed persons (7.0 million) and the unemployment rate (4.6 percent) were essentially unchanged in May.

Unemployment rate by demographic group, May 2006
[Chart data—TXT]

In May, the jobless rates for the major worker groups—adult men (4.2 percent), adult women (4.1 percent), teenagers (14.0 percent), whites (4.1 percent), blacks (8.9 percent), and Hispanics (5.0 percent)—showed little or no change over the month.

The data in this report are from the Current Population Survey and are seasonally adjusted. More information can be found in "The Employment Situation: May 2006," (PDF) (TXT) news release USDL 06-942.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Unemployment rate in May 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/jun/wk1/art02.htm (visited July 25, 2014).

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