April 09, 2007
In March, the number of unemployed persons (6.7 million) and the unemployment rate (4.4 percent) were essentially unchanged.
The jobless rate has remained within a narrow range—from 4.4 to 4.6 percent—since September 2006.
Over the month, the unemployment rate for most major worker groups—adult men (4.0 percent), adult women (3.8 percent), teenagers (14.5 percent), blacks (8.3 percent), and Hispanics (5.1 percent)—showed little or no change. The jobless rate for whites decreased to 3.8 percent.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rate in March 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/apr/wk2/art01.htm (visited November 26, 2015).
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