October 09, 2007
The number of unemployed persons (7.2 million) and the unemployment rate (4.7 percent) were essentially unchanged in September.
A year earlier, the number of unemployed persons was 6.9 million and the jobless rate was 4.6 percent.
Over the month, the unemployment rates for adult men (4.2 percent), adult women (4.0 percent), teenagers (16.0 percent), whites (4.2 percent), blacks (8.1 percent) and Hispanics (5.7 percent) showed little or no change.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment in September 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/oct/wk2/art01.htm (visited August 27, 2015).
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