Unemployment rates of various demographic groups, 2007 and today

2007 December 2013 Ratio
All 4.6 6.7 1.5
Male 4.7 6.8 1.4
Female 4.5 6.5 1.4
White 4.1 5.9 1.4
Black 8.3 11.9 1.4
Hispanic 5.6 8.3 1.5
Age 16–24 10.5 13.5 1.3
Age 25–54 3.7 5.8 1.6
Age 55+ 3.1 5.1 1.6
Workers age 25 and older
Less than high school 7.1 9.8 1.4
High school 4.4 7.1 1.6
Some college 3.6 6.1 1.7
Bachelor’s and advanced degree 2.0 3.3 1.7
Workers under age 25, not enrolled in further schooling
High school degree 12.0 18.9* 1.6
Bachelor’s and advanced degree 5.4 8.2* 1.5
Occupation
Management, professional, and related occupations 2.1 3.6* 1.7
Service occupations 5.9 8.6* 1.5
Sales and office occupations 4.3 7.2* 1.7
Construction and extraction occupations 7.6 12.5* 1.6
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations 3.4 5.4* 1.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 5.8 9.1* 1.6

* This is a 12-month average (January 2013–December 2013), since this series is not seasonally adjusted.

Source: Author's analysis of the Current Population Survey public data series

View the underlying data on epi.org.