Table 2. Work experience of the population during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2015-16

Table 2. Work experience of the population during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2015-16
[Numbers in thousands]
Extent of employment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity Total Men Women
2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

197,883 198,597 96,722 97,043 101,161 101,554

Total who worked or looked for work

130,378 130,021 69,916 69,608 60,462 60,413

Percent of the population

65.9 65.5 72.3 71.7 59.8 59.5

Total who worked during the year(1)

128,343 128,370 68,847 68,796 59,496 59,574

Percent of the population

64.9 64.6 71.2 70.9 58.8 58.7

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

79.5 79.6 85.9 86.1 72.0 72.0

50 to 52 weeks

67.8 68.7 74.2 75.1 60.4 61.2

27 to 49 weeks

7.2 6.7 7.1 6.7 7.3 6.8

1 to 26 weeks

4.4 4.1 4.5 4.2 4.3 4.0

Part time(3)

20.5 20.4 14.1 13.9 28.0 28.0

50 to 52 weeks

10.8 10.9 6.8 7.0 15.4 15.3

27 to 49 weeks

4.1 4.2 2.8 2.8 5.5 5.9

1 to 26 weeks

5.7 5.4 4.4 4.1 7.1 6.8

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,750 32,126 14,455 14,652 17,295 17,475

Total who worked or looked for work

20,034 20,534 9,397 9,573 10,636 10,962

Percent of the population

63.1 63.9 65.0 65.3 61.5 62.7

Total who worked during the year(1)

19,229 19,897 8,972 9,255 10,258 10,643

Percent of the population

60.6 61.9 62.1 63.2 59.3 60.9

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

79.6 80.7 82.5 84.4 77.0 77.6

50 to 52 weeks

67.5 68.9 70.3 71.7 65.1 66.5

27 to 49 weeks

6.9 6.2 6.7 6.4 7.0 6.0

1 to 26 weeks

5.2 5.6 5.5 6.2 4.9 5.1

Part time(3)

20.4 19.3 17.5 15.6 23.0 22.4

50 to 52 weeks

10.2 9.9 8.6 7.8 11.5 11.8

27 to 49 weeks

3.8 3.3 3.1 2.7 4.3 3.8

1 to 26 weeks

6.5 6.0 5.7 5.0 7.2 6.8

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,840 15,399 6,961 7,253 7,879 8,146

Total who worked or looked for work

9,658 10,135 5,100 5,343 4,558 4,792

Percent of the population

65.1 65.8 73.3 73.7 57.9 58.8

Total who worked during the year(1)

9,495 9,982 5,035 5,263 4,460 4,719

Percent of the population

64.0 64.8 72.3 72.6 56.6 57.9

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

83.2 83.0 88.4 88.4 77.3 77.0

50 to 52 weeks

73.4 73.6 79.6 79.5 66.4 67.1

27 to 49 weeks

5.5 5.3 4.8 5.1 6.4 5.4

1 to 26 weeks

4.2 4.1 4.0 3.8 4.5 4.4

Part time(3)

16.8 17.0 11.6 11.6 22.7 23.0

50 to 52 weeks

9.7 9.3 6.5 6.1 13.2 12.9

27 to 49 weeks

2.9 3.1 1.8 1.9 4.1 4.4

1 to 26 weeks

4.3 4.6 3.3 3.6 5.5 5.7

HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

Civilian noninstitutional population

40,382 41,081 20,112 20,435 20,270 20,645

Total who worked or looked for work

26,976 27,623 15,255 15,472 11,721 12,151

Percent of the population

66.8 67.2 75.8 75.7 57.8 58.9

Total who worked during the year(1)

26,459 27,145 15,011 15,236 11,448 11,909

Percent of the population

65.5 66.1 74.6 74.6 56.5 57.7

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

80.5 81.0 87.0 87.5 72.0 72.6

50 to 52 weeks

67.5 69.1 73.7 75.4 59.4 61.0

27 to 49 weeks

8.1 7.2 8.7 7.9 7.4 6.3

1 to 26 weeks

4.9 4.7 4.6 4.2 5.2 5.3

Part time(3)

19.5 19.0 13.0 12.5 28.0 27.4

50 to 52 weeks

10.8 10.4 6.6 6.8 16.4 15.2

27 to 49 weeks

3.3 3.4 2.4 2.1 4.6 5.1

1 to 26 weeks

5.3 5.2 4.0 3.7 7.1 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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