July2010

Change from July 2007
July2007
# of
% of Total
# of
% of Total
# of
% of Total
Unemploy Unemploy- Unemploy
Unemploy Unemploy- Unemploy
Unemploy Unemploy- Unemploy
Employed
ed
ment Rate
ed
Employed
ed
ment Rate
ed
Employed
ed
ment Rate
ed
Total

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9.5%

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Male

###

8,507,000

10.4%

58.3%

-4,707,000 4,646,000

Female

###

6,092,000

8.5%

41.7%

-2,259,000 2,840,000

4.9%

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4.6%

---

5.7%

4.0%

###

3,861,000

4.7%

54.3%

3.9%

-4.0%

###

3,252,000

4.6%

45.7%

Sex (seasonally adjusted)

Age (seasonally adjusted)
16 to 19

26.2%

10.5%

-1,580,000 466,000

10.9%

-4.5%

15.3%

14.9%

20 to 24

4,315,000 1,528,000
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2,345,000

15.6%

16.1%

-1,223,000 1,088,000

7.3%

-1.6%

5,895,000 1,062,000
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1,257,000

8.3%

17.7%

25 to 54

###

8,684,000

8.5%

59.5%

-6,200,000 4,704,000

4.6%

3.5%

###

3,980,000

3.8%

56.0%

55 and over

###

2,066,000

6.9%

14.2%

2,107,000 1,210,000

3.7%

2.1%

###

856,000

3.2%

12.0%

Race/Ethnicity (seasonally adjusted)1
White

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###

8.6%

73.7%

-5,319,000 5,532,000

4.4%

0.2%

###

5,228,000

4.2%

73.5%

Black

###

2,755,000

15.6%

18.9%

-1,243,000 1,345,000

7.6%

-1.0%

###

1,410,000

8.0%

19.8%

Hispanic

###

2,751,000

12.1%

18.8%

-358,000 1,476,000

6.2%

0.9%

###

1,275,000

5.9%

17.9%

Education [age 25 and over] (seasonally adjusted)2
Less than a high school diploma
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1,658,000

13.8%

15.6%

-860,000

6.6%

-2.5%

###

871,000

7.2%

18.1%

High school graduates, no college

###

3,829,000

10.1%

36.0%

-2,526,000 2,104,000

5.6%

0.2%

###

1,725,000

4.5%

35.8%

Some college or associate degree

###

3,061,000

8.3%

28.8%

-1,281,000 1,773,000

4.8%

2.1%

###

1,288,000

3.6%

26.7%

Bachelor's degree or higher

###

2,091,000

4.5%

19.7%

444,000

1,153,000

2.4%

0.2%

###

938,000

2.1%

19.5%

158,046

6.1%

1.0%

174,395

111,755

4.1%

0.4%

2,241,767

46,291

2.0%

0.6%

79,280

9.7%

0.5%

-29,869

45,873

5.5%

0.1%

767,055

33,407

4.2%

0.4%

15.4%

11.5%

-2,601,059 1,031,062

9.9%

2.1%

###

706,514

5.5%

9.4%

787,000

Industry (not seasonally adjusted)3
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
2,416,162
Mining
Construction

737,186

9,564,486 1,737,576

Manufacturing

###

1,593,288

9.9%

10.5%

-1,953,144 966,568

6.2%

2.2%

###

626,720

3.7%

8.3%

Wholesale and retail trade

###

2,096,741

9.7%

13.9%

-1,703,021 957,434

4.6%

-1.2%

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1,139,307

5.1%

15.1%

Transportation and utilities

7,112,467

613,397

7.9%

4.1%

-600,507

260,856

3.6%

-0.6%

7,712,974

352,541

4.4%

4.7%

Information

3,228,733

360,170

10.0%

2.4%

-278,617

226,290

6.4%

0.6%

3,507,350

133,880

3.7%

1.8%

Financial activities

-1,199,419 283,914

9,371,770

615,145

6.2%

4.1%

3.1%

-0.3%

###

331,231

3.0%

4.4%

Professional and business services

###

1,618,482

9.5%

10.7%

-590,659

796,569

4.6%

-0.2%

###

821,913

4.9%

10.9%

Educational and health services

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2,108,216

6.4%

14.0%

1,460,004

972,051

2.7%

-1.1%

###

1,136,165

3.7%

15.0%

Leisure and hospitality

###

1,644,418

11.0%

10.9%

263,245

650,851

3.9%

-2.3%

###

993,567

7.0%

13.2%

Other services

6,958,214

513,555

6.9%

3.4%

-252,005

240,033

3.2%

-0.2%

7,210,219

273,522

3.7%

3.6%

Public administration
Not previously employed

6,980,236 318,885
--1,647,014

4.4%
---

2.1%
10.9%

129,461
---

192,119
818,140

2.6%
---

0.4%
-0.1%

6,850,775
---

126,766
828,874

1.8%
---

1.7%
11.0%

Duration (seasonally adjusted)

July2010 July2007

Average number of weeks unemployed 34.2

17.2

Number unemployed 27 weeks or longer
6,572

1,298

Percentage unemployed 27 weeks or longer
44.9%

18.4%

1. Race data does not sum because white and black categories include Hispanics.
2. For education data, the % of total unemployed is based on the number of unemployed workers who are 25 and over, not the total population of unemployed workers.
3. For industry data, the % of total unemployed is based on the total number of unemployed workers according to the not seasonally adjusted data.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey.

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