Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2008

Table 8. Employment and unemployment in families by type of family, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2008 annual averages (Numbers in thousands)
Family type and employment status of family members Total White Black or
African American
Asian Hispanic or
Latino ethnicity

 

         

Total families

77,943 63,490 9,297 3,403 10,500

With employed member(s)

64,058 52,273 7,290 3,052 9,135

As a percent of total families

82.2 82.3 78.4 89.7 87.0

With unemployed member(s)

6,104 4,506 1,188 215 1,159

As a percent of total families

7.8 7.1 12.8 6.3 11.0

Some member(s) employed

4,319 3,332 686 172 846

As a percent of families with unemployed member(s)

70.8 74.0 57.8 79.9 73.0

Some usually work full time

3,830 2,955 605 158 743

As a percent of families with unemployed member(s)

62.7 65.6 50.9 73.4 64.1

 

         

Married-couple families

58,125 49,967 4,311 2,747 6,839

 

         

With employed member(s)

48,541 41,468 3,648 2,476 6,162

As a percent of total families

83.5 83.0 84.6 90.1 90.1

With unemployed member(s)

3,796 3,076 446 167 726

As a percent of total families

6.5 6.2 10.3 6.1 10.6

Some member(s) employed

3,133 2,552 356 142 586

As a percent of families with unemployed member(s)

82.5 83.0 79.8 85.0 80.7

Some usually work full time

2,837 2,301 328 133 528

As a percent of families with unemployed member(s)

74.7 74.8 73.5 79.6 72.7

 

         

Families maintained by women

14,383 9,459 4,049 424 2,515

 

         

With employed member(s)

10,929 7,331 2,914 360 1,936

As a percent of total families

76.0 77.5 72.0 84.9 77.0

With unemployed member(s)

1,666 978 591 36 295

As a percent of total families

11.6 10.3 14.6 8.5 11.7

Some member(s) employed

817 513 252 22 168

As a percent of families with unemployed member(s)

49.0 52.5 42.6 61.1 56.9

Some usually work full time

666 416 208 17 133

As a percent of families with unemployed member(s)

40.0 42.5 35.2 47.2 45.1

 

         

Families maintained by men

5,435 4,064 937 233 1,145

 

         

With employed member(s)

4,589 3,474 728 217 1,036

As a percent of total families

84.4 85.5 77.7 93.1 90.5

With unemployed member(s)

642 452 150 12 138

As a percent of total families

11.8 11.1 16.0 5.2 12.1

Some member(s) employed

368 267 78 8 92

As a percent of families with unemployed member(s)

57.3 59.1 52.0 66.7 66.7

Some usually work full time

326 238 69 7 83

As a percent of families with unemployed member(s)

50.8 52.7 46.0 58.3 60.1

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

 

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Last Modified Date: December 17, 2009