Table 2. Work experience of the population during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2014-15

Table 2. Work experience of the population during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2014-15
[Numbers in thousands]
Extent of employment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity Total Men Women
2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

196,434 197,883 95,899 96,722 100,535 101,161

Total who worked or looked for work

128,576 130,378 68,986 69,916 59,590 60,462

Percent of the population

65.5 65.9 71.9 72.3 59.3 59.8

Total who worked during the year(1)

126,174 128,343 67,703 68,847 58,471 59,496

Percent of the population

64.2 64.9 70.6 71.2 58.2 58.8

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

79.4 79.5 86.0 85.9 71.7 72.0

50 to 52 weeks

67.8 67.8 74.3 74.2 60.3 60.4

27 to 49 weeks

7.1 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.0 7.3

1 to 26 weeks

4.4 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.3

Part time(3)

20.6 20.5 14.0 14.1 28.3 28.0

50 to 52 weeks

10.9 10.8 7.0 6.8 15.4 15.4

27 to 49 weeks

4.3 4.1 2.8 2.8 6.0 5.5

1 to 26 weeks

5.5 5.7 4.2 4.4 6.9 7.1

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,257 31,750 14,203 14,455 17,054 17,295

Total who worked or looked for work

19,575 20,034 9,081 9,397 10,494 10,636

Percent of the population

62.6 63.1 63.9 65.0 61.5 61.5

Total who worked during the year(1)

18,680 19,229 8,618 8,972 10,062 10,258

Percent of the population

59.8 60.6 60.7 62.1 59.0 59.3

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

80.3 79.6 83.1 82.5 77.9 77.0

50 to 52 weeks

67.6 67.5 70.1 70.3 65.4 65.1

27 to 49 weeks

7.0 6.9 6.8 6.7 7.1 7.0

1 to 26 weeks

5.8 5.2 6.2 5.5 5.4 4.9

Part time(3)

19.7 20.4 16.9 17.5 22.1 23.0

50 to 52 weeks

10.3 10.2 8.9 8.6 11.6 11.5

27 to 49 weeks

3.4 3.8 2.8 3.1 3.9 4.3

1 to 26 weeks

6.0 6.5 5.2 5.7 6.6 7.2

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,425 14,840 6,803 6,961 7,622 7,879

Total who worked or looked for work

9,406 9,658 4,933 5,100 4,473 4,558

Percent of the population

65.2 65.1 72.5 73.3 58.7 57.9

Total who worked during the year(1)

9,195 9,495 4,821 5,035 4,375 4,460

Percent of the population

63.7 64.0 70.9 72.3 57.4 56.6

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

82.3 83.2 88.4 88.4 75.6 77.3

50 to 52 weeks

72.2 73.4 78.4 79.6 65.4 66.4

27 to 49 weeks

6.1 5.5 5.9 4.8 6.3 6.4

1 to 26 weeks

4.0 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.9 4.5

Part time(3)

17.7 16.8 11.6 11.6 24.4 22.7

50 to 52 weeks

9.6 9.7 6.4 6.5 13.2 13.2

27 to 49 weeks

3.4 2.9 2.2 1.8 4.8 4.1

1 to 26 weeks

4.7 4.3 3.1 3.3 6.5 5.5

HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

Civilian noninstitutional population

39,322 40,382 19,601 20,112 19,722 20,270

Total who worked or looked for work

26,110 26,976 14,895 15,255 11,216 11,721

Percent of the population

66.4 66.8 76.0 75.8 56.9 57.8

Total who worked during the year(1)

25,413 26,459 14,527 15,011 10,886 11,448

Percent of the population

64.6 65.5 74.1 74.6 55.2 56.5

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

80.6 80.5 86.3 87.0 72.9 72.0

50 to 52 weeks

67.5 67.5 73.0 73.7 60.1 59.4

27 to 49 weeks

8.1 8.1 8.6 8.7 7.5 7.4

1 to 26 weeks

5.0 4.9 4.7 4.6 5.3 5.2

Part time(3)

19.4 19.5 13.7 13.0 27.1 28.0

50 to 52 weeks

10.8 10.8 7.4 6.6 15.5 16.4

27 to 49 weeks

3.5 3.3 2.6 2.4 4.7 4.6

1 to 26 weeks

5.1 5.3 3.7 4.0 6.8 7.1

(1) Time worked includes paid vacation and sick leave.
(2) Usually worked 35 hours or more per week.
(3) Usually worked 1 to 34 hours per week.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals shown in table 1 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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