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The unemployment rate was unchanged in November at 5.0 percent. The jobless rate has ranged between 4.9 and 5.1 percent since May.
The unemployment rates for adult men (4.3 percent), adult women (4.6 percent), teenagers (17.2 percent), whites (4.3 percent), and Hispanics or Latinos (6.0 percent) showed little or no change in November. The jobless rates for blacks (10.6 percent) and, specifically, for adult black women (9.1 percent), rose over the month.
These data are from the Current Population Survey and are seasonally adjusted. For more information, see " The Employment Situation: November 2005" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 05-2258.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment in November 2005 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/dec/wk1/art02.htm (visited May 30, 2023).