May 09, 2005
The unemployment rate for all workers, 5.2 percent, was unchanged in April 2005 compared with the previous month.
The unemployment rates for whites (4.4 percent), and blacks (10.4 percent) showed little or no change. After declining in March, the unemployment rate for Hispanics or Latinos increased to 6.4 percent, the same as in February.
The unemployment rates for adult men, adult women, and teenagers also showed little or no change between March and April.
These unemployment data come from the Current Population Survey and are seasonally adjusted. For more unemployment data, see The Employment Situation: April 2005 (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 05-788.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rates and demographics, April 2005 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/may/wk2/art01.htm (visited April 30, 2016).
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