January 06, 2010 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Work-experience unemployment rate, 2008

Percentage of the population who worked during the year, by sex, race, and ethnicity, 2007 and 2008
        2007             2008      

Total

   

Both sexes

9.5 13.2

Men

10.3 14.5

Women

8.6 11.7

White

   

Men

9.9 13.9

Women

8.0 11.1

Black

   

Men

13.9 20.5

Women

11.6 15.3

Asian

   

Men

7.0 9.5

Women

6.8 10.5

Hispanic

   

Men

13.0 18.7

Women

11.3 15.8

These data featured in the TED article, Work-experience unemployment rate, 2008.

 

 

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