Table 1. Employment and unemployment in families by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2016-2017 annual averages

Table 1. Employment and unemployment in families by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2016-2017 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2016 2017

EMPLOYMENT IN FAMILIES

Total families

82,092 82,015

With at least one family member employed

66,023 66,027

As a percent of total families

80.4 80.5

With at least one family member employed full time(1)

60,065 60,395

With no family member employed

16,069 15,988

As a percent of total families

19.6 19.5

White

Total families

65,083 64,910

With at least one family member employed

52,209 52,016

As a percent of total families

80.2 80.1

With at least one family member employed full time(1)

47,611 47,621

With no family member employed

12,873 12,894

As a percent of total families

19.8 19.9

Black or African American

Total families

9,976 10,017

With at least one family member employed

7,764 7,886

As a percent of total families

77.8 78.7

With at least one family member employed full time(1)

6,835 7,053

With no family member employed

2,212 2,131

As a percent of total families

22.2 21.3

Asian

Total families

4,707 4,735

With at least one family member employed

4,166 4,195

As a percent of total families

88.5 88.6

With at least one family member employed full time(1)

3,933 3,978

With no family member employed

541 539

As a percent of total families

11.5 11.4

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total families

12,900 12,936

With at least one family member employed

11,182 11,244

As a percent of total families

86.7 86.9

With at least one family member employed full time(1)

10,217 10,383

With no family member employed

1,718 1,692

As a percent of total families

13.3 13.1

UNEMPLOYMENT IN FAMILIES

Total families

82,092 82,015

With at least one family member unemployed

5,301 4,744

As a percent of total families

6.5 5.8

Some family member(s) employed

3,656 3,277

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

69.0 69.1

Some family member(s) employed full time(1)

3,162 2,870

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

59.7 60.5

White

Total families

65,083 64,910

With at least one family member unemployed

3,711 3,343

As a percent of total families

5.7 5.2

Some family member(s) employed

2,684 2,385

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

72.3 71.3

Some family member(s) employed full time(1)

2,343 2,098

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

63.1 62.8

Black or African American

Total families

9,976 10,017

With at least one family member unemployed

1,086 951

As a percent of total families

10.9 9.5

Some family member(s) employed

628 553

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

57.8 58.1

Some family member employed full time(1)

524 469

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

48.2 49.4

Asian

Total families

4,707 4,735

With at least one family member unemployed

265 255

As a percent of total families

5.6 5.4

Some family member(s) employed

204 214

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

76.9 84.0

Some family member(s) employed full time(1)

185 194

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

69.8 76.1

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total families

12,900 12,936

With at least one family member unemployed

1,117 994

As a percent of total families

8.7 7.7

Some family member(s) employed

811 715

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

72.6 71.9

Some family member(s) employed full time(1)

702 634

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

62.9 63.8

Footnotes
(1) Usually work 35 hours or more per week at all jobs.

NOTE: The race or ethnicity of the family is determined by that of the householder, the family reference person in whose name the housing unit is owned or rented. 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. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: April 19, 2018