March 11, 2008
The number of unemployed persons (7.4 million) and the unemployment rate (4.8 percent) were essentially unchanged in February.
Over the month, the unemployment rates for adult men (4.3 percent), adult women (4.2 percent), teenagers (16.6 percent), whites (4.3 percent), and Hispanics (6.2 percent) showed little or no change. The jobless rate for blacks fell to 8.3 percent, in line with the average rate for 2007.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rates by demographics, February 2008 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/mar/wk2/art02.htm (visited November 26, 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.