Unemployment demographics, April 2008
May 06, 2008
The overall unemployment rate, at 5.0 percent, was little changed in April.
The unemployment rates for most major worker groups--adult men (4.6 percent), teenagers (15.4 percent), whites (4.4 percent), blacks (8.6 percent), and Hispanics (6.9 percent)--showed little or no change over the month.
The jobless rate for adult women decreased to 4.3 percent in April, nearly offsetting an increase in the prior month.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment demographics, April 2008 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/may/wk1/art02.htm (visited March 27, 2015).
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