June 06, 2006
Both the number of unemployed persons (7.0 million) and the unemployment rate (4.6 percent) were essentially unchanged in May.
In May, the jobless rates for the major worker groups—adult men (4.2 percent), adult women (4.1 percent), teenagers (14.0 percent), whites (4.1 percent), blacks (8.9 percent), and Hispanics (5.0 percent)—showed little or no change over the month.
The data in this report are from the Current Population Survey and are seasonally adjusted. More information can be found in "The Employment Situation: May 2006," (PDF) (TXT) news release USDL 06-942.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rate in May 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/jun/wk1/art02.htm (visited November 26, 2015).
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