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Table 2. Work experience of the population during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2018-2019

Table 2. Work experience of the population during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2018-2019
[Numbers in thousands]
Extent of employment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity Total Men Women
2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

200,567 201,193 98,110 98,480 102,457 102,712

Total who worked or looked for work

131,215 132,264 70,101 70,444 61,114 61,820

Percent of the population

65.4 65.7 71.5 71.5 59.6 60.2

Total who worked during the year(1)

129,712 131,032 69,271 69,766 60,442 61,266

Percent of the population

64.7 65.1 70.6 70.8 59.0 59.6

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

80.4 80.4 86.8 86.4 73.1 73.7

50 to 52 weeks

70.1 70.0 76.6 75.7 62.8 63.5

27 to 49 weeks

6.4 6.5 6.4 6.7 6.5 6.1

1 to 26 weeks

3.8 4.0 3.9 4.0 3.8 4.1

Part time(3)

19.6 19.6 13.2 13.6 26.9 26.3

50 to 52 weeks

10.7 10.5 6.9 7.0 15.1 14.5

27 to 49 weeks

4.0 3.9 2.7 2.7 5.5 5.2

1 to 26 weeks

4.9 5.2 3.6 4.0 6.3 6.6

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

32,923 33,232 15,047 15,194 17,877 18,038

Total who worked or looked for work

21,013 21,441 9,723 9,996 11,290 11,444

Percent of the population

63.8 64.5 64.6 65.8 63.2 63.4

Total who worked during the year(1)

20,533 20,881 9,478 9,668 11,055 11,213

Percent of the population

62.4 62.8 63.0 63.6 61.8 62.2

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

82.4 81.7 85.1 84.3 80.0 79.5

50 to 52 weeks

71.6 70.2 74.5 71.9 69.1 68.7

27 to 49 weeks

6.3 6.6 6.2 7.1 6.3 6.2

1 to 26 weeks

4.5 4.9 4.4 5.3 4.5 4.6

Part time(3)

17.6 18.3 14.9 15.7 20.0 20.5

50 to 52 weeks

9.2 9.5 7.2 7.9 10.8 10.9

27 to 49 weeks

3.2 3.5 2.4 3.1 3.9 3.8

1 to 26 weeks

5.2 5.3 5.2 4.7 5.2 5.8

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,260 16,413 7,685 7,717 8,575 8,696

Total who worked or looked for work

10,589 10,935 5,597 5,753 4,992 5,182

Percent of the population

65.1 66.6 72.8 74.5 58.2 59.6

Total who worked during the year(1)

10,486 10,845 5,541 5,711 4,945 5,133

Percent of the population

64.5 66.1 72.1 74.0 57.7 59.0

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

84.7 84.3 89.9 88.4 78.8 79.6

50 to 52 weeks

75.6 74.5 80.7 80.3 69.9 68.1

27 to 49 weeks

5.8 5.2 6.0 4.1 5.5 6.5

1 to 26 weeks

3.3 4.5 3.2 4.1 3.4 5.0

Part time(3)

15.3 15.7 10.1 11.6 21.2 20.4

50 to 52 weeks

9.0 8.5 5.6 6.2 12.9 11.1

27 to 49 weeks

2.8 3.1 1.8 2.3 4.0 3.9

1 to 26 weeks

3.5 4.1 2.7 3.0 4.3 5.4

HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

Civilian noninstitutional population

43,196 43,889 21,503 21,837 21,692 22,051

Total who worked or looked for work

29,240 30,259 16,341 16,762 12,899 13,497

Percent of the population

67.7 68.9 76.0 76.8 59.5 61.2

Total who worked during the year(1)

28,781 29,797 16,095 16,518 12,686 13,280

Percent of the population

66.6 67.9 74.8 75.6 58.5 60.2

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

81.2 81.3 87.2 87.1 73.6 74.0

50 to 52 weeks

69.7 69.1 75.8 74.5 62.0 62.3

27 to 49 weeks

7.2 7.8 7.5 8.3 6.8 7.0

1 to 26 weeks

4.3 4.4 3.9 4.3 4.8 4.6

Part time(3)

18.8 18.7 12.8 12.9 26.4 26.0

50 to 52 weeks

10.8 10.3 7.4 6.7 15.0 14.7

27 to 49 weeks

3.5 3.3 2.2 2.4 5.1 4.3

1 to 26 weeks

4.5 5.2 3.1 3.7 6.3 7.0

(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).

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Last Modified Date: December 09, 2020