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Table 1. Employment and unemployment in families by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2019-2020 annual averages

Table 1. Employment and unemployment in families by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2019-2020 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2019 2020

EMPLOYMENT IN FAMILIES

Total families

83,107 83,144

With at least one family member employed

67,503 64,995

As a percent of total families

81.2 78.2

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

62,015 59,683

With no family member employed

15,604 18,148

As a percent of total families

18.8 21.8

White

Total families

65,489 65,324

With at least one family member employed

52,850 50,925

As a percent of total families

80.7 78.0

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

48,530 46,762

With no family member employed

12,640 14,399

As a percent of total families

19.3 22.0

Black or African American

Total families

9,995 10,183

With at least one family member employed

8,020 7,713

As a percent of total families

80.2 75.7

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

7,274 6,975

With no family member employed

1,975 2,470

As a percent of total families

19.8 24.3

Asian

Total families

5,109 5,153

With at least one family member employed

4,517 4,365

As a percent of total families

88.4 84.7

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

4,279 4,131

With no family member employed

592 788

As a percent of total families

11.6 15.3

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total families

13,343 13,369

With at least one family member employed

11,793 11,245

As a percent of total families

88.4 84.1

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

10,946 10,367

With no family member employed

1,550 2,124

As a percent of total families

11.6 15.9

UNEMPLOYMENT IN FAMILIES

Total families

83,107 83,144

With at least one family member unemployed

4,111 8,124

As a percent of total families

4.9 9.8

Some family member(s) employed

2,930 5,492

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

71.3 67.6

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

2,565 4,869

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

62.4 59.9

White

Total families

65,489 65,324

With at least one family member unemployed

2,925 5,858

As a percent of total families

4.5 9.0

Some family member(s) employed

2,157 4,097

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

73.7 69.9

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

1,886 3,644

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

64.5 62.2

Black or African American

Total families

9,995 10,183

With at least one family member unemployed

801 1,360

As a percent of total families

8.0 13.4

Some family member(s) employed

484 776

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

60.4 57.1

Some family member employed full time(1)

422 676

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

52.8 49.7

Asian

Total families

5,109 5,153

With at least one family member unemployed

207 560

As a percent of total families

4.0 10.9

Some family member(s) employed

171 401

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

82.6 71.6

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

155 358

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

74.8 63.9

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total families

13,343 13,369

With at least one family member unemployed

883 1,906

As a percent of total families

6.6 14.3

Some family member(s) employed

654 1,290

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

74.0 67.7

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

571 1,150

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

64.6 60.3

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. Family estimates reflect a change in the classification of marital status. Data for 2019 and 2020 incorporate this change into the definition of families, which expands the definition of married-couple families to include same-sex married couples. As a result, data under the new definition are not strictly comparable with data for previous years. Data for 2019 in this news release incorporate the new definition; therefore, 2019 estimates shown here do not match those published in the "Employment Characteristics of Families--2019" news release and in the BLS online database.

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Last Modified Date: April 21, 2021