Unemployment Disproportionately Affects Minority Racial and Ethnic and Lower-Educated Groups

U.S. Unemployment Rate

October 2012: 7.9%

September 2012: 7.8%

August 2012: 8.1%

July 2012: 8.3%

June 2012: 8.2%

December 2007: 5.0%


Unemployment Rate by Race

Unemployment Rate by Race and Gender

Unemployment Rate by Educational Attainment

Note: All figures use seasonally-adjusted data.

Source: CLASP, based on data from the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (September 2012). Recession data from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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