March 11, 2008 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)
Unemployment rates by demographics, February 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.
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