Unemployment and age, January 2008
February 05, 2008
The unemployment rate (4.9 percent) was essentially unchanged in January.
The unemployment rate for teenagers (18.0 percent) was higher than that of other age groups.
Over the month, the unemployment rates for all major worker groups—adult men, adult women, whites, blacks, and Hispanics—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: January 2008" (PDF) (HTML), news release USDL 08-0130.
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