Unemployment rate of various demographic groups, 2007 and today

2007 August 2014 Ratio
All 4.6 6.1 1.3
Male 4.7 6.2 1.3
Female 4.5 6.1 1.4
White 4.1 5.3 1.3
Black 8.3 11.4 1.4
Hispanic 5.6 7.5 1.3
Age 16–24 10.5 13.0 1.2
Age 25–54 3.7 5.3 1.4
Age 55+ 3.1 4.6 1.5
Workers age 25 and older
High school 4.4 6.2 1.4
Bachelor’s and advanced degree 2.0 3.2 1.6
Workers under age 25, not enrolled in further schooling
High school degree 12.0 17.3* 1.4
Bachelor’s and advanced degree 5.4 7.4* 1.4
Occupation
Management, professional, and related occupations 2.1 3.2* 1.5
Service occupations 5.9 7.6* 1.3
Sales and office occupations 4.3 6.5* 1.5
Construction and extraction occupations 7.6 10.5* 1.4
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations 3.4 4.8* 1.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 5.8 8.1* 1.4
Industry
Construction 7.4 9.6* 1.3
Manufacturing 4.3 5.5* 1.3
Wholesale and retail trade 4.7 6.6* 1.4
Transportation and utilities 3.9 6.2* 1.6
Information 3.6 5.6* 1.6
Financial activities 3.0 4.2* 1.4
Professional and business services 5.3 7.3* 1.4
Education and health services 3.0 4.3* 1.4
Leisure and hospitality 7.4 8.9* 1.2

* This is a 12-month average (September 2013–August 2014), 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.