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What is the current U.S. unemployment rate?

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Visit the Bureau of Labor Statics website,
www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.toc.htm, and select Employment Situation Summary. What month (and year) is summarized? What was the unemployment rate for that month? How does that rate compare with the rate in the previous month? What were the unemployment rates for adult men, adult women, teenagers, blacks, Hispanics, and whites? How did these rates compare with those a month earlier?

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What is the current U.S. unemployment rate?

APRIL 2004 was summarized.

The unemployment rate was about unchanged at 5.6 percent, a reduction of 0.1% from the March value.

Overall the employment rates ...

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