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Table 2. Work experience of the population during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2019-2020

Table 2. Work experience of the population during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2019-2020
[Numbers in thousands]
Extent of employment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity Total Men Women
2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

201,193 201,904 98,480 98,877 102,712 103,027

Total who worked or looked for work

132,264 130,192 70,444 69,426 61,820 60,766

Percent of the population

65.7 64.5 71.5 70.2 60.2 59.0

Total who worked during the year(1)

131,032 128,291 69,766 68,343 61,266 59,948

Percent of the population

65.1 63.5 70.8 69.1 59.6 58.2

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

80.4 80.7 86.4 86.5 73.7 74.2

50 to 52 weeks

70.0 63.5 75.7 68.7 63.5 57.5

27 to 49 weeks

6.5 10.1 6.7 10.2 6.1 9.9

1 to 26 weeks

4.0 7.2 4.0 7.5 4.1 6.8

Part time(3)

19.6 19.3 13.6 13.5 26.3 25.8

50 to 52 weeks

10.5 8.1 7.0 5.5 14.5 11.0

27 to 49 weeks

3.9 4.3 2.7 2.7 5.2 6.2

1 to 26 weeks

5.2 6.9 4.0 5.3 6.6 8.7

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

33,232 33,526 15,194 15,348 18,038 18,178

Total who worked or looked for work

21,441 21,541 9,996 10,097 11,444 11,445

Percent of the population

64.5 64.3 65.8 65.8 63.4 63.0

Total who worked during the year(1)

20,881 20,862 9,668 9,737 11,213 11,125

Percent of the population

62.8 62.2 63.6 63.4 62.2 61.2

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

81.7 81.9 84.3 84.9 79.5 79.3

50 to 52 weeks

70.2 61.3 71.9 62.5 68.7 60.2

27 to 49 weeks

6.6 10.1 7.1 11.0 6.2 9.3

1 to 26 weeks

4.9 10.6 5.3 11.4 4.6 9.8

Part time(3)

18.3 18.1 15.7 15.1 20.5 20.7

50 to 52 weeks

9.5 7.4 7.9 5.7 10.9 8.8

27 to 49 weeks

3.5 3.5 3.1 2.9 3.8 4.0

1 to 26 weeks

5.3 7.2 4.7 6.5 5.8 7.9

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,413 16,397 7,717 7,652 8,696 8,746

Total who worked or looked for work

10,935 10,762 5,753 5,600 5,182 5,162

Percent of the population

66.6 65.6 74.5 73.2 59.6 59.0

Total who worked during the year(1)

10,845 10,540 5,711 5,498 5,133 5,043

Percent of the population

66.1 64.3 74.0 71.8 59.0 57.7

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

84.3 83.1 88.4 88.8 79.6 76.9

50 to 52 weeks

74.5 65.4 80.3 71.7 68.1 58.5

27 to 49 weeks

5.2 8.9 4.1 8.4 6.5 9.4

1 to 26 weeks

4.5 8.8 4.1 8.6 5.0 9.0

Part time(3)

15.7 16.9 11.6 11.2 20.4 23.1

50 to 52 weeks

8.5 6.6 6.2 4.5 11.1 8.8

27 to 49 weeks

3.1 3.9 2.3 2.3 3.9 5.7

1 to 26 weeks

4.1 6.4 3.0 4.4 5.4 8.6

HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

Civilian noninstitutional population

43,889 44,642 21,837 22,205 22,051 22,437

Total who worked or looked for work

30,259 29,993 16,762 16,792 13,497 13,201

Percent of the population

68.9 67.2 76.8 75.6 61.2 58.8

Total who worked during the year(1)

29,797 29,343 16,518 16,469 13,280 12,874

Percent of the population

67.9 65.7 75.6 74.2 60.2 57.4

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

81.3 80.7 87.1 86.0 74.0 73.8

50 to 52 weeks

69.1 58.3 74.5 62.3 62.3 53.1

27 to 49 weeks

7.8 12.8 8.3 14.1 7.0 11.2

1 to 26 weeks

4.4 9.6 4.3 9.6 4.6 9.5

Part time(3)

18.7 19.3 12.9 14.0 26.0 26.2

50 to 52 weeks

10.3 7.5 6.7 5.5 14.7 10.2

27 to 49 weeks

3.3 4.4 2.4 2.9 4.3 6.3

1 to 26 weeks

5.2 7.4 3.7 5.6 7.0 9.7

(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. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000).

Last Modified Date: December 09, 2021