December 06, 2005
The unemployment rate was unchanged in November at 5.0 percent. The jobless rate has ranged between 4.9 and 5.1 percent since May.
The unemployment rates for adult men (4.3 percent), adult women (4.6 percent), teenagers (17.2 percent), whites (4.3 percent), and Hispanics or Latinos (6.0 percent) showed little or no change in November. The jobless rates for blacks (10.6 percent) and, specifically, for adult black women (9.1 percent), rose over the month.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment in November 2005 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/dec/wk1/art02.htm (visited November 26, 2015).
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