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Unemployment in July 2004

August 10, 2004

Both the number of unemployed persons, 8.2 million, and the unemployment rate, 5.5 percent, were essentially unchanged in July. The unemployment rate has shown little movement since December 2003.

Unemployment rate by demographic group, July 2004
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The jobless rates for the major worker groups—adult men (4.9 percent), adult women (4.9 percent), teenagers (17.6 percent), whites (4.8 percent), blacks (10.9 percent), and Hispanics or Latinos (6.8 percent)—also were little changed over the month.

The data in this report are from the Current Population Survey and are seasonally adjusted. For more information, see "The Employment Situation: July 2004" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 04-1488.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment in July 2004 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/aug/wk2/art02.htm (visited September 30, 2014).

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