Friday, August 7, 2009

African-American Female Worker Jobless Rate Under Obama Regime: 13.1 Percent

The official “not seasonally adjusted” jobless rate for African-American female workers over 20 years-of-age under the Democratic Obama Regime jumped from 11.7 to 13.1 percent between June and July 2009; while the official “not seasonally adjusted” jobless rate for African-American male workers over 20 years-of age was still 16.1 percent in July 2009, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data. The official “not seasonally adjusted” unemployment rate for all African-American workers (which also takes into account the jobless rate for African-American youth between 16 and 19 years of age) increased from 15.3 to 15.9 percent between June and July 2009.

The official “not seasonally adjusted” jobless rate for white female workers over 20-years-of age also increased from 7.1 to 7.6 percent between June and July 2009. For all women workers in the United States over 16 years of age, the official “not seasonally adjusted” unemployment rate increased from 8.9 to 9.2 percent between June and July 2009.

Between June and July 2009, the official “not seasonally adjusted” jobless rate for Hispanic or Latina women workers over 20 years of age increased from to 11.5 to 11.8 percent, while the “not seasonally adjusted” unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino male workers over 20 years of age increased from 10.7 to 11.2 percent. For all Hispanic or Latino workers over 16 years of age (which takes into account the jobless rate for Latino youth), the official “not seasonally adjusted” unemployment rate increased from 12.1 to 12.5 percent between June and July 2009. The official “not seasonally adjusted” jobless rate for Asian-American workers also increased from 8.2 to 8.3 percent between June and July 2009.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ August 7, 2009 press release:

“Nonfarm payroll employment continued to decline in July (-247,000)…

“In July, the number of unemployed persons was 14.5 million. The unemployment rate was 9.4 percent…

“The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) rose by 584,000 over the month to 5.0 million. In July, 1 in 3 unemployed persons were jobless for 27 weeks or more…

“The number of persons working part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) was little changed in July at 8.8 million…

“About 2.3 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force…These individuals…wanted and were available for work and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey…

“Among the marginally attached, there were 796,000 discouraged workers in July…Discouraged workers are persons not currently looking for work because they believe no jobs are available for them….

“Employment in construction declined by 76,000 in July…

“Manufacturing employment fell by 52,000 in July…

“In July, retail trade employment declined by 44,000…Employment in wholesale trade fell by 19,000 in July, with the majority of the decline occurring among durable goods wholesalers.

“Employment in professional and business services continued to trend down in July (-38,000)…Within professional and business services, employment in the temporary help industry edged down in July…

“Transportation and warehousing lost 22,000 jobs in July…

“Financial activities employment continued to trend down in July (-13,000)…Employment in information declined by 16,000 in July, including losses in Publishing and telecommunications….”

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