Unemployment in September 2007
October 09, 2007
The number of unemployed persons (7.2 million) and the unemployment rate (4.7 percent) were essentially unchanged in September.
A year earlier, the number of unemployed persons was 6.9 million and the jobless rate was 4.6 percent.
Over the month, the unemployment rates for adult men (4.2 percent), adult women (4.0 percent), teenagers (16.0 percent), whites (4.2 percent), blacks (8.1 percent) and Hispanics (5.7 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: September 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-1492.
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