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.