The U.S. Department of Labor released unemployment numbers today and the results were worse than expected. The unemployment rate rose for the ninth straight month climbing to 9.5 percent. That's the highest rate since August 1983.
And last month the U.S. economy lost 467,000 jobs. This was the first time in four months that the number of jobs lost rose from the prior month.
Approximately 3.4 million jobs have been lost during the first half of 2009, more than the 3.1 million lost in all of 2008.
Here is a break down of the numbers, by demographic.
Adult men (10.0 percent) -up from 9.8 percent in May)
Adult women (7.6 percent) -up from 7.5 percent in May)
Whites (8.7 percent) -up from 8.6 percent in May)
Hispanics (12.2 percent) -down from 12.7 percent in May)
Teenagers (24.0 percent) -up from 22.7 percent in May)
Blacks (14.7 percent) -down from 14.9 percent in May)
Asians (8.2 percent) -up from 6.7 percent in May)
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