Unemployment rates for various demographic groups, 2007 and today

2007 Jan. 2013 Ratio
All 4.6 7.9 1.7
Male 4.7 8 1.7
Female 4.5 7.8 1.7
White 4.1 7 1.7
Black 8.3 13.8 1.7
Hispanic 5.6 9.7 1.7
16–24 10.5 16.8 1.6
25–54 3.7 6.7 1.8
55+ 3.1 6 1.9
Workers age 25 and older
Less than high school 7.1 12 1.7
High school 4.4 8.1 1.8
Some college 3.6 7 1.9
Bachelor’s and advanced degree 2.0 3.7 1.9
Workers age 25 and under, not enrolled in further schooling
High school degree 12.0 20.3* 1.7
Bachelor’s and advanced degree 5.4 8.0* 1.5

* This is the average of the last 12 months. The monthly values for this series are not seasonally adjusted.

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

View the underlying data on epi.org.