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Unemployment rate in November 2007

December 10, 2007

The number of unemployed persons (7.2 million) was about unchanged in November, and the unemployment rate was 4.7 percent for the third month in a row.

Unemployment rate, November 2006-November 2007
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A year earlier, the number of unemployed persons was 6.8 million, and the jobless rate was 4.5 percent.

Unemployment rates for the major worker groups—adult men (4.1 percent), adult women (4.1 percent), teenagers (16.3 percent), whites (4.2 percent), blacks (8.4 percent), and Hispanics (5.7 percent)—showed little or no change in November.

These data are from the Current Population Survey program and are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation: November 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-1849.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Unemployment rate in November 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/dec/wk2/art01.htm (visited April 21, 2014).

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