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Unemployment demographics, April 2008

May 06, 2008

The overall unemployment rate, at 5.0 percent, was little changed in April.

Unemployment rates by demographic group, February-April 2008
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The unemployment rates for most major worker groups--adult men (4.6 percent), teenagers (15.4 percent), whites (4.4 percent), blacks (8.6 percent), and Hispanics (6.9 percent)--showed little or no change over the month.

The jobless rate for adult women decreased to 4.3 percent in April, nearly offsetting an increase in the prior month.

These data are from the Current Population Survey. Learn more in "The Employment Situation: April 2008" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 08-0588.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment demographics, April 2008 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/may/wk1/art02.htm (visited November 28, 2014).

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