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Unemployment rate in August 2007

September 11, 2007

The number of unemployed and the unemployment rate held at 7.1 million and 4.6 percent, respectively, in August.

Unemployment rate, August 2006-August 2007
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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.

These data are from the Current Population Survey program and are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation: August 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-1363.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Unemployment rate in August 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/sept/wk2/art02.htm (visited August 27, 2014).

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