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Key Numbers Behind the April Jobs Report

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1. All workers (all members of the labor force)
> April unemployment: 4.4%
> March unemployment: 4.5%
> Total unemployed: 7.1 million

The unemployment rate in April was 4.4%, down slightly from the same time last year.

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2. Women
> April unemployment: 4.1%
> March unemployment: 4.0%
> Total unemployed: 3.3 million

The unemployment rate for women remained in line with the March rate.

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3. Men
> April unemployment: 4.0%
> March unemployment: 4.3%
> Total unemployed: 3.8 million

The Jobless rate for adult men declined from 4.3% in March to 4.0% in April.

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4. Blacks
> April unemployment: 7.9%
> March unemployment: 8.0%
> Total unemployed: 1.6 million

At 7.9%, the black unemployment rate remains roughly double the white jobless rate.

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5. Hispanics
> April unemployment: 5.2%
> March unemployment: 5.1%
> Total unemployed: 1.4 million

5.2% of Hispanics were unemployed in April, little changed from March.

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