September 11, 2007
The number of unemployed and the unemployment rate held at 7.1 million and 4.6 percent, respectively, in August.
The unemployment level and rate were little changed from a year earlier.
In August, the unemployment rates for adult men (4.1 percent), adult women (4.1 percent), teenagers (16.1 percent), whites (4.2 percent), blacks (7.7 percent), and Hispanics (5.5 percent) showed little or no change.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rate in August 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/sept/wk2/art02.htm (visited November 27, 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.