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The number of unemployed persons, at 7.2 million, was unchanged in October, and the unemployment rate held at 4.7 percent.
A year earlier, the number of unemployed persons was 6.7 million, and the jobless rate was 4.4 percent.
In October, unemployment rates for the major worker groups—adult men (4.3 percent), adult women (4.1 percent), teenagers (15.6 percent), whites (4.2 percent), blacks (8.5 percent), and Hispanics (5.6 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: October 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-1678.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment in October 2007 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/nov/wk1/art02.htm (visited June 10, 2023).