Unemployment in April 2007
May 07, 2007
The number of unemployed persons (6.8 million) and the unemployment rate (4.5 percent) were essentially unchanged in April.
The jobless rate has ranged from 4.4 to 4.6 percent since September 2006.
Over the month, the jobless rates for the major worker groups—adult men (4.0 percent), adult women (3.8 percent), teenagers (15.3 percent), whites (3.9 percent), blacks (8.2 percent), and Hispanics (5.4 percent)—showed little or no change.
These data are from the Current Population Survey program and are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation: April 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-0638.
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