Both the number of unemployed persons (12.8 million) and the unemployment rate (8.3 percent)
were essentially unchanged, showing little movement thus far in 2012.
Racial breakdowns: Black unemployment had little or no change (14.1 percent) and ranked highest among racial groups. The unemployment rate for Hispanics (10.3 percent) edged down in July, while the rates for other groups - adult men (7.7 percent), adult women (7.5 percent), teenagers (23.8 percent), and whites (7.4 percent) - were all higher than for Asians (6.2 percent).
The Bureau also reported that unemployment rates were lower in July than a year earlier in 305 of the 372 metropolitan area, higher in 52 areas, and unchanged in 15 areas.
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