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Selected unemployment rates.

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SELECTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATES

In October, the unemployment rate was unchanged from September at
4.7 percent.

[Monthly data seasonally adjusted]

                        Unemployment rate
             (percent of civilian labor force in group)

                               By sex and age

                                               Both
                  All        Men      Women   sexes
             civilian   20 years   20 years   16-19
Period        workers   and over   and over   years

1997              4.9        4.2        4.4    16.0
1998              4.5        3.7        4.1    14.6
1999              4.2        3.5        3.8    13.9
2000              4.0        3.3        3.6    13.1
2001              4.7        4.2        4.1    14.7
2002              5.8        5.3        5.1    16.5
2003              6.0        5.6        5.1    17.5
2004              5.5        5.0        4.9    17.0
2005              5.1        4.4        4.6    16.6
2006              4.6        4.0        4.1    15.4

2006: Oct         4.4        3.9        3.9    15.2
      Nov         4.5        3.9        4.0    15.1
      Dec         4.5        4.0        3.9    15.2

2007: Jan         4.6        4.1        4.0    15.0
      Feb         4.5        4.1        3.8    14.9
      Mar         4.4        4.0        3.8    14.5
      Apr         4.5        4.0        3.8    15.3
      May         4.5        4.0        3.8    15.7
      June        4.5        4.1        3.9    15.8
      July        4.6        4.2        4.1    15.2
      Aug         4.6        4.1        4.1    16.1
      Sept        4.7        4.2        4.0    16.0
      Oct         4.7        4.3        4.1    15.6

                          Unemployment rate
             (percent of civilian labor force in group)

                     By race or ethnicity (1)

                     Black or           Hispanic or
                      African   Asian        Latino
Period       White   American   (NSA)     ethnicity

1997           4.2       10.0     ...           7.7
1998           3.9        8.9     ...           7.2
1999           3.7        8.0     ...           6.4
2000           3.5        7.6     3.6           5.7
2001           4.2        8.6     4.5           6.6
2002           5.1       10.2     5.9           7.5
2003           5.2       10.8     6.0           7.7
2004           4.8       10.4     4.4           7.0
2005           4.4       10.0     4.0           6.0
2006           4.0        8.9     3.0           5.2

2006: Oct      3.9        8.5     2.7           4.6
      Nov      3.9        8.6     3.2           5.0
      Dec      4.0        8.4     2.4           4.9

2007: Jan      4.1        8.0     3.2           5.7
      Feb      4.0        7.9     2.7           5.2
      Mar      3.8        8.3     3.0           5.1
      Apr      3.9        8.2     3.3           5.4
      May      3.9        8.5     2.9           5.8
      June     4.0        8.5     3.1           5.7
      July     4.2        8.0     3.0           5.9
      Aug      4.2        7.7     3.4           5.5
      Sept     4.2        8.1     3.2           5.7
      Oct      4.2        8.5     3.7           5.6

                         Unemployment rate
             (percent of civilian labor force in group)

                            By selected groups

                            Women
               Married        who
                  men,   maintain
                spouse   families   Full-time   Part-time
Period         present      (NSA)     workers     workers

1997               2.7        8.1         4.8         5.5
1998               2.4        7.2         4.3         5.3
1999               2.2        6.4         4.1         5.0
2000               2.0        5.9         3.8         4.8
2001               2.7        6.6         4.7         5.1
2002               3.6        8.0         5.9         5.2
2003               3.8        8.5         6.1         5.5
2004               3.1        8.0         5.6         5.3
2005               2.8        7.8         5.0         5.4
2006               2.4        7.1         4.5         5.1

2006: Oct          2.3        6.5         4.3         5.1
      Nov          2.3        6.9         4.4         5.0
      Dec          2.5        6.2         4.4         4.8

2007: Jan          2.5        6.6         4.5         5.0
      Feb          2.7        6.5         4.4         4.9
      Mar          2.5        6.7         4.4         4.5
      Apr          2.5        6.2         4.4         5.0
      May          2.6        6.3         4.4         4.9
      June         2.4        6.8         4.5         4.6
      July         2.7        6.8         4.6         5.0
      Aug          2.4        6.2         4.6         4.9
      Sept         2.4        6.4         4.7         4.7
      Oct          2.5        6.3         4.7         4.9

(1) Beginning in 2003, persons who selected this race group only.
Prior to 2003, persons who reported more than one race were included
in the group they identified as the main race. Persons whose ethnicity
is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

NOTE.--Data relate to persons age 16 years and over.

Source: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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