Selected Unemployment Rates



In August, the unemployment rate rose to 9.7 percent from 9.4 percent in
July.

[Monthly data seasonally adjusted]

This table contains the following series:

Starting series: All civilian workers

1999    4.2
2000    4.0
2001    4.7
2002    5.8
2003    6.0
2004    5.5
2005    5.1
2006    4.6
2007    4.6
2008    5.8
2008:Aug    6.2
Sept    6.2
Oct    6.6
Nov    6.8
Dec    7.2
2009:Jan    7.6
Feb    8.1
Mar    8.5
Apr    8.9
May    9.4
June    9.5
July    9.4
Aug    9.7

Starting series: Men 20 years and over

1999    3.5
2000    3.3
2001    4.2
2002    5.3
2003    5.6
2004    5.0
2005    4.4
2006    4.0
2007    4.1
2008    5.4
2008:Aug    5.8
Sept    6.2
Oct    6.4
Nov    6.7
Dec    7.2
2009:Jan    7.6
Feb    8.1
Mar    8.8
Apr    9.4
May    9.8
June    10.0
July    9.8
Aug    10.1

Starting series: Women 20 years and over

1999    3.8
2000    3.6
2001    4.1
2002    5.1
2003    5.1
2004    4.9
2005    4.6
2006    4.1
2007    4.0
2008    4.9
2008:Aug    5.3
Sept    4.9
Oct    5.4
Nov    5.6
Dec    5.9
2009:Jan    6.2
Feb    6.7
Mar    7.0
Apr    7.1
May    7.5
June    7.6
July    7.5
Aug    7.6

Starting series: Both sexes 16-19

1999    13.9
2000    13.1
2001    14.7
2002    16.5
2003    17.5
2004    17.0
2005    16.6
2006    15.4
2007    15.7
2008    18.7
2008:Aug    19.2
Sept    19.4
Oct    20.7
Nov    20.4
Dec    20.8
2009:Jan    20.8
Feb    21.6
Mar    21.7
Apr    21.5
May    22.7
June    24.0
July    23.8
Aug    25.5

Starting series: White

1999    3.7
2000    3.5
2001    4.2
2002    5.1
2003    5.2
2004    4.8
2005    4.4
2006    4.0
2007    4.1
2008    5.2
2008:Aug    5.5
Sept    5.5
Oct    6.0
Nov    6.2
Dec    6.6
2009:Jan    6.9
Feb    7.3
Mar    7.9
Apr    8.0
May    8.6
June    8.7
July    8.6
Aug    8.9

Starting series: Black or African American \1\

1999    8.0
2000    7.6
2001    8.6
2002    10.2
2003    10.8
2004    10.4
2005    10.0
2006    8.9
2007    8.3
2008    10.1
2008:Aug    10.7
Sept    11.4
Oct    11.3
Nov    11.3
Dec    11.9
2009:Jan    12.6
Feb    13.4
Mar    13.3
Apr    15.0
May    14.9
June    14.7
July    14.5
Aug    15.1

Starting series: Asian (NSA)

1999    ......
2000    3.6
2001    4.5
2002    5.9
2003    6.0
2004    4.4
2005    4.0
2006    3.0
2007    3.2
2008    4.0
2008:Aug    4.4
Sept    3.8
Oct    3.8
Nov    4.8
Dec    5.1
2009:Jan    6.2
Feb    6.9
Mar    6.4
Apr    6.6
May    6.7
June    8.2
July    8.3
Aug    7.5

Starting series: Hispanic or Latino

1999    6.4
2000    5.7
2001    6.6
2002    7.5
2003    7.7
2004    7.0
2005    6.0
2006    5.2
2007    5.6
2008    7.6
2008:Aug    8.1
Sept    7.9
Oct    8.8
Nov    8.6
Dec    9.2
2009:Jan    9.7
Feb    10.9
Mar    11.4
Apr    11.3
May    12.7
June    12.2
July    12.3
Aug    13.0

Starting series: Married men, spouse present

1999    2.2
2000    2.0
2001    2.7
2002    3.6
2003    3.8
2004    3.1
2005    2.8
2006    2.4
2007    2.5
2008    3.4
2008:Aug    3.7
Sept    3.9
Oct    4.1
Nov    4.2
Dec    4.4
2009:Jan    5.0
Feb    5.5
Mar    5.8
Apr    6.3
May    6.8
June    6.9
July    6.9
Aug    7.1

Starting series: Women who maintain families

1999    6.4
2000    5.9
2001    6.6
2002    8.0
2003    8.5
2004    8.0
2005    7.8
2006    7.1
2007    6.5
2008    8.0
2008:Aug    9.6
Sept    8.2
Oct    8.8
Nov    9.3
Dec    9.5
2009:Jan    10.3
Feb    10.3
Mar    10.8
Apr    10.0
May    11.0
June    11.7
July    12.6
Aug    12.2

Starting series: Full-time workers

1999    4.1
2000    3.8
2001    4.7
2002    5.9
2003    6.1
2004    5.6
2005    5.0
2006    4.5
2007    4.6
2008    5.8
2008:Aug    6.3
Sept    6.3
Oct    6.8
Nov    7.0
Dec    7.5
2009:Jan    8.0
Feb    8.6
Mar    9.2
Apr    9.6
May    10.2
June    10.3
July    10.1
Aug    10.5

Starting series: Part-time workers

1999    5.0
2000    4.8
2001    5.1
2002    5.2
2003    5.5
2004    5.3
2005    5.4
2006    5.1
2007    4.9
2008    5.5
2008:Aug    5.7
Sept    5.9
Oct    5.7
Nov    5.8
Dec    5.9
2009:Jan    5.9
Feb    5.8
Mar    5.9
Apr    6.1
May    6.0
June    5.9
July    6.0
Aug    6.3


\1\ Beginning in 2003, persons who selected this race grouponly. Priorto 2003, persons who reported more than one race were included in the groupthey identified as the main race. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic orLatino may be of any race.

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

Source: Department of Labor, Bureauof LaborStatistics.