Work experience, 2006
December 20, 2007
The proportion of the civilian noninstitutional population age 16 years old and over that worked at some time during the year was 67.8 percent in 2006, essentially unchanged from 2005.
The proportion of men who worked at some time during 2006 held at 74.4 percent. The percent of women who worked during 2006, at 61.6 percent, was little changed from a year earlier.
The proportions of whites (68.5 percent), blacks (63.6 percent), and Asians (67.5 percent) that worked some time during the year were essentially unchanged in 2006. The proportion of Hispanics who worked at some point during 2006 (69.1 percent) was up from 2005.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Work experience, 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/dec/wk3/art04.htm (visited July 08, 2015).
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