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Table 4. Unemployment insurance (UI) benefit applicants and recipients among persons marginally attached to the labor force who had worked in the past 12 months by selected characteristics, 2018

Table 4. Unemployment insurance (UI) benefit applicants and recipients among persons marginally attached to the labor force who had worked in the past 12 months by selected characteristics, 2018
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Marginally
attached to the
labor force who
worked in the past
12 months (1)
UI benefit applicants Did not apply
for UI
benefits
Total Percent of
marginally
attached
UI benefit recipients
Total Percent of
marginally
attached

Age

Total, 16 years and over

477 81 17.0 45 9.5 387

16 to 24 years

144 11 7.7 5 3.2 128

25 to 54 years

246 48 19.4 28 11.6 194

55 years and over

87 23 25.8 12 14.1 65

Sex

Men

262 40 15.4 28 10.5 218

Women

215 41 19.0 18 8.3 169

Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

White

324 60 18.5 39 12.0 261

Black or African American

98 12 12.2 - - 82

Asian

23 7 - 5 - 13

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

70 9 - 8 - 61

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

333 70 21.1 41 12.3 258

Less than a high school diploma

40 10 - 10 - 30

High school graduates, no college (2)

125 23 18.5 15 11.7 98

Some college or associate degree

92 17 18.0 2 2.2 75

Bachelor's degree and higher (3)

76 21 27.3 14 19.0 55

(1) Includes a relatively small number of persons who did not provide information about applying for UI benefits, not shown separately.
(2) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(3) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Estimates are an average of data collected in May and September 2018. Persons marginally attached to the labor force are those who are neither employed nor unemployed, who want a job, have searched for work during the prior 12 months, and were available to take a job during the reference week, but had not looked for work in the 4 weeks prior to the survey. All data in this table refer to the subset of persons marginally attached to the labor force who have worked in the past 12 months. 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. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000).

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Last Modified Date: November 07, 2019