Unemployment in March 2011
April 06, 2011
In March, the number of unemployed persons (13.5 million) and the unemployment rate (8.8 percent) changed little. The labor force also was little changed over the month. Since November 2010, the jobless rate has declined by 1.0 percentage point.
Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (8.6 percent), adult women (7.7 percent), teenagers (24.5 percent), whites (7.9 percent), blacks (15.5 percent), and Hispanics (11.3 percent) showed little change in March. The jobless rate for Asians was 7.1 percent, not seasonally adjusted.
The number of job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs, at 8.2 million, was little changed in March but has fallen by 1.3 million since November 2010.
The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was 6.1 million in March; their share of the unemployed increased from 43.9 to 45.5 percent over the month.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment in March 2011 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110406.htm (visited July 04, 2015).
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