October 10, 2000
In September, the unemployment rate declined to 3.9 percent. Over the past year, the rate has ranged from 3.9 percent to 4.1 percent.
Over the month, the unemployment rates decreased for adult women (3.5 percent) and blacks (7.0 percent). Rates for the other major worker groups—adult men (3.2 percent), teenagers (12.8 percent), whites (3.5 percent), and Hispanics (5.6 percent)—showed little or no change.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment in September on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2000/oct/wk2/art01.htm (visited November 25, 2015).
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.