Unemployment rates by demographics, January 2007

February 06, 2007

The number of unemployed persons (7.0 million) and the unemployment rate (4.6 percent) were about unchanged in January 2007 compared with December 2006.

Unemployment rate by demographic group, January 2007
[Chart data—TXT]

Over the month, the unemployment rate for Hispanics (5.7 percent) increased. The rates for the other major worker groups—adult men (4.1 percent), adult women (4.0 percent), teenagers (15.0 percent), whites (4.1 percent), and blacks (8.0 percent)—were little changed.

The data in this report are from the Current Population Survey and are seasonally adjusted. For more information, see "The Employment Situation: January 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-0159.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Unemployment rates by demographics, January 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/feb/wk1/art02.htm (visited September 17, 2014).


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