October 11, 2006
The number of unemployed persons (6.9 million) and the unemployment rate (4.6 percent) were essentially unchanged in September.
Thus far in 2006, the jobless rate has ranged from 4.6 to 4.8 percent.
Over the month, the unemployment rates for most major worker groups—adult women, teenagers, whites, blacks, and Hispanics—showed little or no change. The jobless rate for adult men declined in September.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rate in September 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/oct/wk2/art02.htm (visited November 30, 2015).
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.