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Table 2. Work experience of the population during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2017-2018

Table 2. Work experience of the population during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2017-2018
[Numbers in thousands]
Extent of employment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity Total Men Women
2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

200,003 200,567 97,879 98,110 102,123 102,457

Total who worked or looked for work

130,598 131,215 70,199 70,101 60,399 61,114

Percent of the population

65.3 65.4 71.7 71.5 59.1 59.6

Total who worked during the year(1)

129,141 129,712 69,456 69,271 59,685 60,442

Percent of the population

64.6 64.7 71.0 70.6 58.4 59.0

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

80.0 80.4 86.7 86.8 72.2 73.1

50 to 52 weeks

69.4 70.1 75.6 76.6 62.2 62.8

27 to 49 weeks

6.6 6.4 6.9 6.4 6.3 6.5

1 to 26 weeks

4.0 3.8 4.2 3.9 3.8 3.8

Part time(3)

20.0 19.6 13.3 13.2 27.8 26.9

50 to 52 weeks

10.8 10.7 6.6 6.9 15.7 15.1

27 to 49 weeks

3.9 4.0 2.6 2.7 5.4 5.5

1 to 26 weeks

5.2 4.9 4.1 3.6 6.6 6.3

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

32,636 32,923 14,904 15,047 17,733 17,877

Total who worked or looked for work

20,877 21,013 9,775 9,723 11,102 11,290

Percent of the population

64.0 63.8 65.6 64.6 62.6 63.2

Total who worked during the year(1)

20,215 20,533 9,439 9,478 10,776 11,055

Percent of the population

61.9 62.4 63.3 63.0 60.8 61.8

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

81.8 82.4 85.6 85.1 78.5 80.0

50 to 52 weeks

69.9 71.6 73.0 74.5 67.2 69.1

27 to 49 weeks

7.1 6.3 7.5 6.2 6.7 6.3

1 to 26 weeks

4.8 4.5 5.1 4.4 4.6 4.5

Part time(3)

18.2 17.6 14.4 14.9 21.5 20.0

50 to 52 weeks

9.5 9.2 7.3 7.2 11.5 10.8

27 to 49 weeks

3.3 3.2 2.3 2.4 4.2 3.9

1 to 26 weeks

5.4 5.2 4.8 5.2 5.9 5.2

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

15,938 16,260 7,509 7,685 8,429 8,575

Total who worked or looked for work

10,382 10,589 5,511 5,597 4,871 4,992

Percent of the population

65.1 65.1 73.4 72.8 57.8 58.2

Total who worked during the year(1)

10,259 10,486 5,454 5,541 4,805 4,945

Percent of the population

64.4 64.5 72.6 72.1 57.0 57.7

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

84.0 84.7 89.8 89.9 77.4 78.8

50 to 52 weeks

73.6 75.6 79.6 80.7 66.8 69.9

27 to 49 weeks

6.3 5.8 6.1 6.0 6.5 5.5

1 to 26 weeks

4.1 3.3 4.1 3.2 4.2 3.4

Part time(3)

16.0 15.3 10.2 10.1 22.6 21.2

50 to 52 weeks

9.2 9.0 5.9 5.6 13.1 12.9

27 to 49 weeks

2.9 2.8 1.5 1.8 4.5 4.0

1 to 26 weeks

3.9 3.5 2.9 2.7 5.0 4.3

HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

Civilian noninstitutional population

42,417 43,196 21,130 21,503 21,287 21,692

Total who worked or looked for work

28,480 29,240 16,040 16,341 12,440 12,899

Percent of the population

67.1 67.7 75.9 76.0 58.4 59.5

Total who worked during the year(1)

28,039 28,781 15,819 16,095 12,221 12,686

Percent of the population

66.1 66.6 74.9 74.8 57.4 58.5

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Full time(2)

81.1 81.2 87.4 87.2 72.9 73.6

50 to 52 weeks

69.0 69.7 74.6 75.8 61.7 62.0

27 to 49 weeks

7.4 7.2 8.1 7.5 6.6 6.8

1 to 26 weeks

4.7 4.3 4.7 3.9 4.6 4.8

Part time(3)

18.9 18.8 12.6 12.8 27.1 26.4

50 to 52 weeks

10.7 10.8 7.0 7.4 15.6 15.0

27 to 49 weeks

3.2 3.5 2.0 2.2 4.8 5.1

1 to 26 weeks

5.0 4.5 3.6 3.1 6.7 6.3

(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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Last Modified Date: December 03, 2019