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US Unemployment, July 2012

News   •   Jul 06, 2012 09:24 EDT

Total unemployment 8.3%

Total unemployed persons 23.5M

  • Unemployed 12.8M
  • Part time, prefer full time 8.2M
  • Marginally attached 2.5M (Want work, not working in past twelve months)

Total labor force 155.0M

Employment/population ratio 58.4%

Long term unemployed (27 weeks or more) 5.2M

Highest unemployment by age (m and f ages 16-19) 23.8%

Lowest unemployment by age (m and f ages 55 and over) 6.2%

Unemployment by race: 7.4% whites; 14.1% blacks

Highest unemployment by race ages 16-19: 21.5% whites; 36.6% blacks

Unemployment by education (25 years or older)

  • Less than high school 12.7%
  • High school, no college 8.7%
  • Some college 7.1%
  • Bachelors or higher 4.1%

Source:  http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm