Table 1. Employment and unemployment in families by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2017-2018 annual averages

Table 1. Employment and unemployment in families by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2017-2018 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2017 2018

EMPLOYMENT IN FAMILIES

Total families

82,015 82,502

With at least one family member employed

66,027 66,655

As a percent of total families

80.5 80.8

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

60,395 61,159

With no family member employed

15,988 15,847

As a percent of total families

19.5 19.2

White

Total families

64,910 65,042

With at least one family member employed

52,016 52,264

As a percent of total families

80.1 80.4

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

47,621 47,973

With no family member employed

12,894 12,778

As a percent of total families

19.9 19.6

Black or African American

Total families

10,017 10,008

With at least one family member employed

7,886 7,934

As a percent of total families

78.7 79.3

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

7,053 7,149

With no family member employed

2,131 2,074

As a percent of total families

21.3 20.7

Asian

Total families

4,735 4,977

With at least one family member employed

4,195 4,393

As a percent of total families

88.6 88.3

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

3,978 4,159

With no family member employed

539 584

As a percent of total families

11.4 11.7

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total families

12,936 13,194

With at least one family member employed

11,244 11,546

As a percent of total families

86.9 87.5

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

10,383 10,706

With no family member employed

1,692 1,649

As a percent of total families

13.1 12.5

UNEMPLOYMENT IN FAMILIES

Total families

82,015 82,502

With at least one family member unemployed

4,744 4,300

As a percent of total families

5.8 5.2

Some family member(s) employed

3,277 3,012

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

69.1 70.0

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

2,870 2,636

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

60.5 61.3

White

Total families

64,910 65,042

With at least one family member unemployed

3,343 3,042

As a percent of total families

5.2 4.7

Some family member(s) employed

2,385 2,184

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

71.3 71.8

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

2,098 1,917

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

62.8 63.0

Black or African American

Total families

10,017 10,008

With at least one family member unemployed

951 837

As a percent of total families

9.5 8.4

Some family member(s) employed

553 504

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

58.1 60.3

Some family member employed full time(1)

469 437

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

49.4 52.3

Asian

Total families

4,735 4,977

With at least one family member unemployed

255 233

As a percent of total families

5.4 4.7

Some family member(s) employed

214 197

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

84.0 84.5

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

194 175

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

76.1 75.1

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total families

12,936 13,194

With at least one family member unemployed

994 918

As a percent of total families

7.7 7.0

Some family member(s) employed

715 657

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

71.9 71.5

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

634 584

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

63.8 63.6

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 18, 2019