Work Experience of the Population (Annual) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Wednesday, December 11, 2013      USDL-13-2350

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               WORK EXPERIENCE OF THE POPULATION -- 2012


A total of 156.2 million persons worked at some point during 2012, the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The proportion of the
civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and over who worked at
some time during 2012 was 63.8 percent, up from 63.3 percent in 2011.
The number of persons who experienced some unemployment during 2012
decreased by 1.3 million to 22.4 million.

These data are based on information collected in the Annual Social and
Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS). The
CPS is a monthly survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the U.S. 
Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ASEC collects information on employment 
and unemployment experienced during the prior calendar year. Additional 
information about the CPS and the ASEC, including concepts and 
definitions, is provided in the Technical Note.

Highlights from the 2012 data:

    The proportion of workers who worked full time, year round in
     2012 was 65.5 percent, little different from the prior year. 
     (See table 1.)

    The "work-experience unemployment rate"--defined as the number of
     persons unemployed at some time during the year as a proportion of 
     the number of persons who worked or looked for work during the 
     year--fell by 1.0 percentage point over the year to 13.9 percent in 
     2012. (See table 3.)

    About 5.5 million individuals looked for a job but did not work
     at all in 2012, down from 6.2 million in 2011. (See table 3.)

Persons with Employment

The proportion of men who worked during 2012 was 69.5 percent, up from
68.8 percent in 2011. The proportion of women who worked at some point
during 2012 was 58.4 percent, little changed from 2011. (See table 1.)

The proportions of whites (64.5 percent), blacks (59.1 percent), Asians 
(64.5 percent), and Hispanics (64.3 percent) who worked at some time 
during 2012 increased from 2011. (See table 2.)

Among those with work experience during 2012, 78.4 percent usually
worked full time, little different from 2011. Men continued to be more
likely to work full time during the year (84.5 percent) than women
(71.5 percent). The proportions of employed men and women working full
time showed little change over the year. (See table 1.)

Of the total who worked during 2012, 76.7 percent were employed year
round (working 50 to 52 weeks, either full or part time), little
changed from 2011. The percentage of women working year round
decreased by 0.8 percentage point to 74.7 percent in 2012, while the
percentage of men employed year round was little changed at 78.5
percent.

Persons with Unemployment

Overall, 161.7 million persons worked or looked for work at some time
in 2012. Of those, 22.4 million experienced some unemployment during
the year, 1.3 million fewer than in 2011. Men accounted for a
disproportionately large share of the over-the-year decline in those
who experienced some unemployment. (See table 3.)

At 13.9 percent in 2012, the work-experience unemployment rate (those
looking for work during the year as a percent of those who worked or
looked for work during the year) was 1.0 percentage point lower than
in 2011. The work-experience unemployment rates for whites (12.8
percent) and blacks (20.6 percent) declined from 2011 to 2012, while 
the rates for Asians (10.6 percent) and Hispanics (17.3 percent) 
changed little. (See tables 3 and 4.)

Overall, men continued to have higher work-experience unemployment
rates in 2012 than women, 14.5 percent versus 13.1 percent. Among 
whites, blacks, and Hispanics, the rates for men were higher than the 
rates for women. Among Asians, the rates for men and women were little 
different from each other.

Among those who experienced unemployment in 2012, the median number of
weeks spent looking for work fell to 18.4, following 3 years of little
movement. The number of persons who looked for a job but did not work 
at all in 2012 declined by 701,000 over the year to 5.5 million. Of the
16.9 million individuals who worked during 2012 and also experienced 
unemployment, 22.2 percent had two or more spells of joblessness, up 
from 20.1 percent in 2011. (See table 3.)




Technical Note

   The data presented in this release were collected in the Annual Social and 
Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS). The CPS is a 
monthly sample survey of about 60,000 eligible households, conducted by the U.S. 
Census Bureau for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Data from the CPS 
are used to obtain the monthly estimates of the nation's employment and unemployment 
levels. The ASEC, conducted in the months of February through April, includes 
questions about work activity during the prior calendar year. For instance, data 
collected in 2013 refer to the 2012 calendar year. Because the reference period 
is a full year, the number of persons with some employment or unemployment greatly 
exceeds the average levels for any given month, which are based on a 1-week 
reference period, and the corresponding annual average of the monthly estimates. 
As shown below, for example, the number experiencing any unemployment was about 
twice the number unemployed in an average month during the year.


                                      Employed     Unemployed
  2012 estimates (in thousands)
   Annual average of
    monthly estimates                  142,469       12,506
   Annual supplement data              156,194       22,423


   In addition, estimates from the supplement differ from those obtained in the 
basic CPS because the questions used to classify workers as either employed or 
unemployed are different. More important, perhaps, is that the supplement contains 
fewer questions for categorizing respondents. In regard to unemployment in particular, 
the supplement has no questions on the type of job search activity or on the respondent's 
availability to work. Also, individuals can be counted as both employed and unemployed 
in the work experience supplement data, whereas, for a specific monthly reference 
week, each person is only counted in one category and employment activity takes 
precedence over job search activity.

   The data presented in this release are not strictly comparable with data for 
earlier years due to the introduction of updated population controls used in
the CPS. The population controls are updated each year in January to reflect the 
latest information about population change. Additional information is available at 
www.bls.gov/cps/documentation.htm#pop.

Reliability of the estimates

   Statistics based on the CPS are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error.
When a sample, rather than the entire population, is surveyed, there is a chance that
the sample estimates may differ from the true population values they represent. The 
component of this difference that occurs because samples differ by chance is known as 
sampling error, and its variability is measured by the standard error of the estimate. 
There is about a 90-percent chance, or level of confidence, that an estimate based on a 
sample will differ by no more than 1.6 standard errors from the true population value 
because of sampling error. BLS analyses are generally conducted at the 90-percent level 
of confidence.

   The CPS data also are affected by nonsampling error. Nonsampling error can occur 
for many reasons, including the failure to sample a segment of the population, inability 
to obtain information for all respondents in the sample, inability or unwillingness 
of respondents to provide correct information, and errors made in the collection or 
processing of the data.

   A full discussion of the reliability of data from the CPS and information on estimating
standard errors is available at www.bls.gov/cps/documentation.htm#reliability.

Concepts and definitions

   The principle concepts and definitions used in connection with the data in this 
release are described briefly below.

   Persons who worked. In the 2013 supplement, persons are considered to have worked 
if they responded "yes" to either the question "Did you work at a job or business at 
any time during 2012?" or "Did you do any temporary, part-time, or seasonal work even 
for a few days during 2012?"

   Unemployed persons. Persons who worked during the year but not in every week are 
counted as unemployed if they also reported looking for work or being on layoff from a 
job during the year. Those who reported no work activity during the year are considered 
unemployed if they responded "yes" to the question "Even though you did not work in 
2012, did you spend any time trying to find a job or on layoff?"

   Work-experience unemployment rate. The number of persons unemployed at some point 
during the year as a proportion of the number of persons who worked or looked for work 
during the year.

   Labor force participants. Persons who either worked or were unemployed during the year.

   Usual full- and part-time employment. These data refer to the number of hours a worker
typically works during most weeks of the year. Workers are classified as full time if they
usually worked 35 hours or more in a week; part-time employment refers to workers whose
typical workweek was between 1 and 34 hours.

   Year-round and part-year employment. Workers are classified as year round if they
worked 50 to 52 weeks. Part-year employment refers to workers who worked fewer than 50 
weeks.

Other information

   Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals 
upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.




Table 1.  Work experience of the population during the year by sex and extent of employment, 2011-12
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                                                         Total               Men                 Women      
                      Extent of employment                                                                                  
                                                                                                                            
                                                                    2011      2012      2011      2012      2011      2012  
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                                                 
                                                                                   Numbers (in thousands)
                                                                 
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
Civilian noninstitutional population............................  242,602   244,993   116,984   118,202   125,619   126,791 
  Total who worked or looked for work...........................  159,693   161,707    83,715    84,999    75,978    76,708 
    Percent of the population...................................     65.8      66.0      71.6      71.9      60.5      60.5 
  Total who worked during the year (1)..........................  153,479   156,194    80,503    82,143    72,976    74,051 
    Percent of the population...................................     63.3      63.8      68.8      69.5      58.1      58.4 
                                                                                                                            
    Full time (2)...............................................  120,585   122,407    68,289    69,437    52,295    52,970 
      50 to 52 weeks............................................  100,915   102,296    57,288    58,304    43,627    43,992 
      48 to 49 weeks............................................    1,691     1,848       971     1,038       720       810 
      40 to 47 weeks............................................    4,862     5,391     2,639     2,944     2,223     2,447 
      27 to 39 weeks............................................    4,474     4,448     2,561     2,553     1,913     1,895 
      14 to 26 weeks............................................    5,291     4,711     2,941     2,585     2,350     2,126 
      1 to 13 weeks.............................................    3,351     3,713     1,889     2,013     1,463     1,700 
                                                                                                                            
    Part time (3)...............................................   32,895    33,787    12,214    12,706    20,681    21,081 
      50 to 52 weeks............................................   17,247    17,487     5,786     6,197    11,460    11,291 
      48 to 49 weeks............................................      791       870       295       304       496       566 
      40 to 47 weeks............................................    2,633     2,831       987     1,062     1,647     1,768 
      27 to 39 weeks............................................    2,855     2,966     1,121     1,103     1,735     1,863 
      14 to 26 weeks............................................    4,729     4,858     2,009     1,927     2,719     2,930 
      1 to 13 weeks.............................................    4,639     4,776     2,016     2,112     2,623     2,663 
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                                                 
                                                                                    Percent distribution
                                                                 
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
Total who worked during the year (1)............................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
                                                                                                                            
  Full time (2).................................................     78.6      78.4      84.8      84.5      71.7      71.5 
    50 to 52 weeks..............................................     65.8      65.5      71.2      71.0      59.8      59.4 
    48 to 49 weeks..............................................      1.1       1.2       1.2       1.3       1.0       1.1 
    40 to 47 weeks..............................................      3.2       3.5       3.3       3.6       3.0       3.3 
    27 to 39 weeks..............................................      2.9       2.8       3.2       3.1       2.6       2.6 
    14 to 26 weeks..............................................      3.4       3.0       3.7       3.1       3.2       2.9 
    1 to 13 weeks...............................................      2.2       2.4       2.3       2.5       2.0       2.3 
                                                                                                                            
  Part time (3).................................................     21.4      21.6      15.2      15.5      28.3      28.5 
    50 to 52 weeks..............................................     11.2      11.2       7.2       7.5      15.7      15.2 
    48 to 49 weeks..............................................      0.5       0.6       0.4       0.4       0.7       0.8 
    40 to 47 weeks..............................................      1.7       1.8       1.2       1.3       2.3       2.4 
    27 to 39 weeks..............................................      1.9       1.9       1.4       1.3       2.4       2.5 
    14 to 26 weeks..............................................      3.1       3.1       2.5       2.3       3.7       4.0 
    1 to 13 weeks...............................................      3.0       3.1       2.5       2.6       3.6       3.6 
                                 
  1 Time worked includes paid vacation and sick leave.
  2 Usually worked 35 hours or more per week.
  3 Usually worked 1 to 34 hours per week.
  NOTE: Data refer to persons 16 years and over. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of
  January data.
  
  
  

Table 2.  Work experience of the population during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2011-12
                      
(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                                                         Total               Men                 Women      
  Extent of employment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                              
                                                                                                                            
                                                                    2011      2012      2011      2012      2011      2012  
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                             WHITE                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
  Civilian noninstitutional population..........................  192,898   194,041    94,146    94,752    98,752    99,289 
    Total who worked or looked for work.........................  127,809   128,903    68,304    69,027    59,505    59,876 
      Percent of the population.................................     66.3      66.4      72.6      72.8      60.3      60.3 
    Total who worked during the year (1)........................  123,717   125,206    66,180    67,080    57,537    58,125 
      Percent of the population.................................     64.1      64.5      70.3      70.8      58.3      58.5 
                                                                                                                            
    Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
      Full time (2).............................................     78.4      78.1      85.1      84.6      70.6      70.6 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     65.8      65.5      71.7      71.4      59.0      58.7 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      7.2       7.5       7.7       8.0       6.7       6.9 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      5.4       5.1       5.8       5.3       5.0       5.0 
      Part time (3).............................................     21.6      21.9      14.9      15.4      29.4      29.4 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     11.4      11.4       7.0       7.5      16.5      15.9 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      4.2       4.4       3.0       3.0       5.5       5.9 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      6.0       6.1       4.8       4.9       7.4       7.6 
                                                                                                                            
                   BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN                                                                                
                                                                                                                            
  Civilian noninstitutional population..........................   29,790    30,253    13,447    13,684    16,343    16,568 
    Total who worked or looked for work.........................   18,822    19,095     8,685     8,851    10,137    10,244 
      Percent of the population.................................     63.2      63.1      64.6      64.7      62.0      61.8 
    Total who worked during the year (1)........................   17,332    17,870     7,932     8,253     9,399     9,617 
      Percent of the population.................................     58.2      59.1      59.0      60.3      57.5      58.0 
                                                                                                                            
    Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
      Full time (2).............................................     79.4      79.1      82.2      82.9      77.1      75.9 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     65.0      64.0      66.1      66.3      64.0      62.1 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      7.2       8.2       8.1       8.5       6.5       7.9 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      7.2       6.9       8.1       8.1       6.5       5.9 
      Part time (3).............................................     20.6      20.9      17.8      17.1      22.9      24.1 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     10.0      10.6       8.3       8.5      11.3      12.3 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      4.0       3.9       3.2       2.9       4.6       4.7 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      6.7       6.5       6.3       5.8       7.0       7.1 
                                                                                                                            
                             ASIAN                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
  Civilian noninstitutional population..........................   12,813    13,228     5,979     6,174     6,834     7,055 
    Total who worked or looked for work.........................    8,364     8,830     4,347     4,627     4,017     4,203 
      Percent of the population.................................     65.3      66.7      72.7      75.0      58.8      59.6 
    Total who worked during the year (1)........................    8,048     8,528     4,194     4,472     3,854     4,056 
      Percent of the population.................................     62.8      64.5      70.1      72.4      56.4      57.5 
                                                                                                                            
    Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
      Full time (2).............................................     81.4      81.5      87.0      87.1      75.3      75.3 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     70.4      71.1      76.6      76.7      63.6      65.0 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      6.2       5.8       5.7       5.7       6.7       5.8 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      4.9       4.6       4.7       4.7       5.0       4.4 
      Part time (3).............................................     18.6      18.5      13.0      12.9      24.7      24.7 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     11.0      10.3       7.2       7.1      15.1      13.9 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      3.1       3.5       2.0       2.4       4.3       4.8 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      4.5       4.6       3.8       3.3       5.3       6.1 
                                                                                                                            
                  HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY                                                                              
                                                                                                                            
  Civilian noninstitutional population..........................   36,461    37,240    18,276    18,655    18,185    18,585 
    Total who worked or looked for work.........................   24,216    24,914    13,683    14,185    10,533    10,729 
      Percent of the population.................................     66.4      66.9      74.9      76.0      57.9      57.7 
    Total who worked during the year (1)........................   23,124    23,954    13,127    13,673     9,997    10,281 
      Percent of the population.................................     63.4      64.3      71.8      73.3      55.0      55.3 
                                                                                                                            
    Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
      Full time (2).............................................     79.2      78.6      84.6      84.3      72.1      71.0 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     64.3      63.7      68.6      68.3      58.8      57.6 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      8.5       8.8       9.6      10.1       7.1       7.2 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      6.3       6.1       6.4       6.0       6.2       6.2 
      Part time (3).............................................     20.8      21.4      15.4      15.7      27.9      29.0 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     11.3      11.7       7.8       8.4      15.9      16.1 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      3.8       3.9       3.0       2.9       4.8       5.2 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      5.7       5.8       4.7       4.4       7.2       7.7 
                                      
  1 Time worked includes paid vacation and sick leave.
  2 Usually worked 35 hours or more per week.
  3 Usually worked 1 to 34 hours per week.
  NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals shown in
  table 1 because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be
  of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.
  
  
  

Table 3.  Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2011-12
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                                                         Total               Men                 Women      
                     Extent of unemployment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                            
                                                                    2011      2012      2011      2012      2011      2012  
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                                                 
                                                                                   Numbers (in thousands)
                                                                 
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
Total who worked or looked for work.............................  159,693   161,707    83,715    84,999    75,978    76,708 
  Percent with unemployment.....................................     14.9      13.9      15.8      14.5      13.8      13.1 
                                                                                                                            
  Total with unemployment.......................................   23,739    22,423    13,262    12,352    10,477    10,071 
    Did not work but looked for work............................    6,214     5,513     3,212     2,856     3,002     2,657 
      1 to 14 weeks.............................................    1,395     1,455       656       614       739       842 
      15 weeks or more..........................................    4,819     4,057     2,556     2,242     2,263     1,815 
                                                                                                                            
    Worked during the year......................................   17,525    16,910    10,050     9,496     7,476     7,414 
      Year-round workers (1) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment..      417       464       271       309       147       155 
      Part-year workers (2) with unemployment...................   17,108    16,447     9,779     9,187     7,329     7,259 
        1 to 4 weeks............................................    2,211     2,242     1,170     1,178     1,041     1,064 
        5 to 10 weeks...........................................    2,273     2,349     1,238     1,362     1,035       987 
        11 to 14 weeks..........................................    2,063     2,174     1,276     1,242       787       933 
        15 to 26 weeks..........................................    4,942     4,709     2,936     2,714     2,007     1,995 
        27 weeks or more........................................    5,619     4,972     3,159     2,692     2,459     2,280 
                                                                                                                            
            Median weeks of unemployment for all workers........     19.8      18.4      19.9      18.1      19.8      18.8 
                                                                                                                            
            With 2 spells or more of unemployment...............    3,524     3,761     2,448     2,326     1,076     1,435 
              2 spells..........................................    1,745     1,730     1,121     1,002       624       727 
              3 spells or more..................................    1,779     2,031     1,327     1,324       451       707 
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                                                 
                                                                                    Percent distribution
                                                                 
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
Did not work but looked for work................................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
  1 to 14 weeks.................................................     22.4      26.4      20.4      21.5      24.6      31.7 
  15 weeks or more..............................................     77.6      73.6      79.6      78.5      75.4      68.3 
                                                                                                                            
Worked during the year..........................................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
  Year-round workers (1) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment......      2.4       2.7       2.7       3.3       2.0       2.1 
  Part-year workers (2) with unemployment.......................     97.6      97.3      97.3      96.7      98.0      97.9 
    1 to 4 weeks................................................     12.6      13.3      11.6      12.4      13.9      14.3 
    5 to 10 weeks...............................................     13.0      13.9      12.3      14.3      13.8      13.3 
    11 to 14 weeks..............................................     11.8      12.9      12.7      13.1      10.5      12.6 
    15 to 26 weeks..............................................     28.2      27.8      29.2      28.6      26.8      26.9 
    27 weeks or more............................................     32.1      29.4      31.4      28.3      32.9      30.8 
                                                                                                                            
              With 2 spells or more of unemployment.............     20.1      22.2      24.4      24.5      14.4      19.4 
                2 spells........................................     10.0      10.2      11.2      10.6       8.4       9.8 
                3 spells or more................................     10.1      12.0      13.2      13.9       6.0       9.5 
                          
  1 Worked 50 or 51 weeks.
  2 Worked less than 50 weeks.
  NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.
  
  
  

Table 4.  Extent of unemployment during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2011-12
                      
(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                                                        Total               Men                 Women       
 Extent of unemployment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                             
                                                                                                                            
                                                                    2011      2012      2011      2012      2011      2012  
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                             WHITE                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
  Total who worked or looked for work...........................  127,809   128,903    68,304    69,027    59,505    59,876 
    Percent with unemployment...................................     13.7      12.8      14.7      13.6      12.5      11.9 
                                                                                                                            
    Total with unemployment.....................................   17,479    16,534    10,026     9,388     7,453     7,146 
      Did not work but looked for work..........................    4,092     3,698     2,124     1,947     1,968     1,751 
      Worked during the year....................................   13,387    12,836     7,902     7,442     5,485     5,395 
                                                                                                                            
        Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     18.8      17.6      19.0      17.4      18.4      18.0 
                                                                                                                            
      Percent who worked during the year (1)....................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
        Year-round workers (2) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment      2.6       2.9       3.0       3.5       2.1       2.2 
        Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     97.4      97.1      97.0      96.5      97.9      97.8 
          1 to 4 weeks..........................................     13.6      13.9      12.3      12.7      15.5      15.6 
          5 to 14 weeks.........................................     25.7      27.5      25.8      28.4      25.5      26.3 
          15 weeks or more......................................     58.1      55.6      58.9      55.4      56.9      55.9 
                                                                                                                            
                With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     20.4      23.2      24.5      25.5      14.6      20.0 
                                                                                                                            
                   BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN                                                                                
                                                                                                                            
  Total who worked or looked for work...........................   18,822    19,095     8,685     8,851    10,137    10,244 
    Percent with unemployment...................................     22.2      20.6      24.5      21.9      20.3      19.5 
                                                                                                                            
    Total with unemployment.....................................    4,180     3,936     2,124     1,936     2,056     2,000 
      Did not work but looked for work..........................    1,491     1,225       753       598       737       627 
      Worked during the year....................................    2,689     2,712     1,371     1,338     1,319     1,374 
                                                                                                                            
        Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     23.9      21.6      23.6      21.6      24.1      21.6 
                                                                                                                            
      Percent who worked during the year (1)....................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
        Year-round workers (2) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment      1.7       2.0       1.7       1.9       1.8       2.1 
        Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     98.3      98.0      98.3      98.1      98.2      97.9 
          1 to 4 weeks..........................................      8.9       9.4       8.8       9.9       9.1       9.0 
          5 to 14 weeks.........................................     20.6      24.6      21.2      24.3      19.9      24.9 
          15 weeks or more......................................     68.7      64.0      68.2      63.9      69.2      64.0 
                                                                                                                            
                With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     17.7      18.8      22.8      19.3      12.4      18.2 
                                                                                                                            
                             ASIAN                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
  Total who worked or looked for work...........................    8,364     8,830     4,347     4,627     4,017     4,203 
    Percent with unemployment...................................     12.2      10.6      12.0      10.3      12.4      10.9 
                                                                                                                            
    Total with unemployment.....................................    1,020       933       522       476       498       457 
      Did not work but looked for work..........................      316       302       153       156       162       146 
      Worked during the year....................................      705       631       369       320       335       311 
                                                                                                                            
        Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     20.5      17.4      20.2      17.5      20.7      17.3 
                                                                                                                            
      Percent who worked during the year (1)....................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
        Year-round workers (2) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment      0.8       3.0       0.9       4.2       0.6       1.6 
        Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     99.2      97.0      99.1      95.8      99.4      98.4 
          1 to 4 weeks..........................................     10.6      16.6      12.1      17.9       8.9      15.3 
          5 to 14 weeks.........................................     27.1      25.3      28.1      22.6      25.9      28.0 
          15 weeks or more......................................     61.6      55.2      58.8      55.3      64.6      55.1 
                                                                                                                            
                With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     18.9      19.0      22.0      21.9      15.4      16.0 
                                                                                                                            
                  HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY                                                                              
                                                                                                                            
  Total who worked or looked for work...........................   24,216    24,914    13,683    14,185    10,533    10,729 
    Percent with unemployment...................................     18.3      17.3      19.2      18.2      17.1      16.0 
                                                                                                                            
    Total with unemployment.....................................    4,427     4,304     2,630     2,585     1,798     1,720 
      Did not work but looked for work..........................    1,093       960       556       512       536       448 
      Worked during the year....................................    3,335     3,345     2,073     2,073     1,261     1,272 
                                                                                                                            
        Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     20.0      18.1      19.7      16.9      20.6      20.2 
                                                                                                                            
      Percent who worked during the year (1)....................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
        Year-round workers (2) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment      2.4       3.2       2.9       3.9       1.7       1.9 
        Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     97.6      96.8      97.1      96.1      98.3      98.1 
          1 to 4 weeks..........................................     11.0      14.0      10.3      12.6      12.3      16.2 
          5 to 14 weeks.........................................     24.8      26.1      25.2      29.2      24.1      20.9 
          15 weeks or more......................................     61.7      56.8      61.6      54.2      61.9      61.0 
                                                                                                                            
                With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     22.5      22.9      25.9      24.5      16.8      20.1 
                                                      
  1 Time worked includes paid vacation and sick leave.
  2 Worked 50 or 51 weeks.
  3 Worked less than 50 weeks.
  NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals shown in
  table 3 because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be
  of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.
  
  
  

Last Modified Date: December 11, 2013