Unemployment Rate for Women Drops from 6.9% to 6.7%

By Michael W. Chapman | December 6, 2013 | 9:29am EST

Unemployed American women at a job fair. (AP)

(CNSNews.com) – The number of American women 16 years and older who were unemployed dipped slightly between October and November from 4,998,000 to 4,868,000, a decline of 2.6%, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The seasonally adjusted numbers show there were 67,845,000 women, age 16 and older, who were employed in November, which is up slightly from October (67,494,000).

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The unemployment rate for women was 6.7% in November, down from October (6.9%) but the same rate as September (6.7%).  In August and July, the unemployment rates for women, respectively, were 6.8% and 7.0%.

While there were 4,868,000 women unemployed in November and 4,998,000 in October, the BLS data show the seasonally adjusted unemployment numbers for women in September were 4,854,000; for August, 4,968,000; and in July, 5,127,000.

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