Table 2. Work experience of the population during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2012-13

Table 2.  Work experience of the population during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2012-13

     (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                             Total               Men                 Women       
       Extent of employment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                              
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                         2012      2013      2012      2013      2012      2013  
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                  WHITE                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                 
       Civilian noninstitutional population..........................  194,041   195,128    94,752    95,321    99,289    99,807 
         Total who worked or looked for work.........................  128,903   128,796    69,027    68,872    59,876    59,924 
           Percent of the population.................................     66.4      66.0      72.8      72.3      60.3      60.0 
         Total who worked during the year (1)........................  125,206   125,535    67,080    67,212    58,125    58,323 
           Percent of the population.................................     64.5      64.3      70.8      70.5      58.5      58.4 
                                                                                                                                 
         Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
           Full time (2).............................................     78.1      78.8      84.6      85.8      70.6      70.8 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     65.5      66.9      71.4      73.3      58.7      59.5 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      7.5       7.1       8.0       7.3       6.9       6.8 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      5.1       4.9       5.3       5.2       5.0       4.5 
           Part time (3).............................................     21.9      21.2      15.4      14.2      29.4      29.2 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     11.4      11.0       7.5       6.9      15.9      15.8 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      4.4       4.5       3.0       2.8       5.9       6.3 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      6.1       5.7       4.9       4.5       7.6       7.1 
                                                                                                                                 
                        BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN                                                                                
                                                                                                                                 
       Civilian noninstitutional population..........................   30,253    30,719    13,684    13,935    16,568    16,784 
         Total who worked or looked for work.........................   19,095    19,166     8,851     8,867    10,244    10,300 
           Percent of the population.................................     63.1      62.4      64.7      63.6      61.8      61.4 
         Total who worked during the year (1)........................   17,870    18,062     8,253     8,307     9,617     9,755 
           Percent of the population.................................     59.1      58.8      60.3      59.6      58.0      58.1 
                                                                                                                                 
         Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
           Full time (2).............................................     79.1      79.8      82.9      83.1      75.9      77.0 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     64.0      66.8      66.3      68.4      62.1      65.4 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      8.2       6.8       8.5       7.3       7.9       6.3 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      6.9       6.3       8.1       7.3       5.9       5.3 
           Part time (3).............................................     20.9      20.2      17.1      16.9      24.1      23.0 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     10.6      10.1       8.5       8.2      12.3      11.7 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      3.9       3.3       2.9       2.5       4.7       4.0 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      6.5       6.7       5.8       6.1       7.1       7.3 
                                                                                                                                 
                                  ASIAN                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                 
       Civilian noninstitutional population..........................   13,228    13,812     6,174     6,523     7,055     7,290 
         Total who worked or looked for work.........................    8,830     9,043     4,627     4,832     4,203     4,211 
           Percent of the population.................................     66.7      65.5      75.0      74.1      59.6      57.8 
         Total who worked during the year (1)........................    8,528     8,754     4,472     4,690     4,056     4,064 
           Percent of the population.................................     64.5      63.4      72.4      71.9      57.5      55.7 
                                                                                                                                 
         Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
           Full time (2).............................................     81.5      81.0      87.1      86.7      75.3      74.4 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     71.1      70.2      76.7      75.0      65.0      64.7 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      5.8       5.1       5.7       5.3       5.8       5.0 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      4.6       5.6       4.7       6.4       4.4       4.7 
           Part time (3).............................................     18.5      19.0      12.9      13.3      24.7      25.6 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     10.3      10.8       7.1       7.4      13.9      14.7 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      3.5       4.0       2.4       2.3       4.8       6.0 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      4.6       4.2       3.3       3.6       6.1       4.9 
                                                                                                                                 
                       HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY                                                                              
                                                                                                                                 
       Civilian noninstitutional population..........................   37,240    38,125    18,655    19,104    18,585    19,021 
         Total who worked or looked for work.........................   24,914    25,395    14,185    14,412    10,729    10,983 
           Percent of the population.................................     66.9      66.6      76.0      75.4      57.7      57.7 
         Total who worked during the year (1)........................   23,954    24,544    13,673    13,999    10,281    10,545 
           Percent of the population.................................     64.3      64.4      73.3      73.3      55.3      55.4 
                                                                                                                                 
         Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
           Full time (2).............................................     78.6      79.6      84.3      85.5      71.0      71.9 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     63.7      65.7      68.3      71.1      57.6      58.5 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      8.8       8.2      10.1       9.1       7.2       7.0 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      6.1       5.7       6.0       5.3       6.2       6.3 
           Part time (3).............................................     21.4      20.4      15.7      14.5      29.0      28.1 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     11.7      11.0       8.4       7.5      16.1      15.6 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      3.9       3.9       2.9       2.7       5.2       5.5 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      5.8       5.5       4.4       4.4       7.7       7.0 

       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.



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