September 2010 Unemployment Rate

October 8, 2010

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their report for September today. The number of unemployed persons, at 14.8 million, was essentially unchanged in September, and the unemployment rate held at 9.6%.

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for adult men was 9.8%, adult women was 8.0%, teenagers was 26.0%, whites was 8.7%, blacks was 16.1%, and Hispanics was 12.4% showing little or no change in September.

The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over), at 6.1 million, was little changed over the month but was down by 640,000 since a series high of 6.8 million in May. In September, 41.7 % of unemployed persons had been jobless for 27 weeks or more.





Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate September 2008 - September 2010 Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics www.BLS.Gov




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