February 05, 2001
The number of unemployed rose by about 300,000 in January to nearly 6.0 million, pushing the unemployment rate from 4.0 to 4.2 percent. The jobless rate had ranged from 3.9 to 4.1 percent since October 1999.
The unemployment rates for each of the major worker groups—adult men (3.6 percent), adult women (3.6 percent), teenagers (13.8 percent), whites (3.6 percent), blacks (8.4 percent), and Hispanics (6.0 percent)—were marginally higher in January.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Unemployment rate rises in January on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/feb/wk1/art01.htm (visited April 19, 2014).
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