Table 4. Extent of unemployment during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2015-16

Table 4. Extent of unemployment during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2015-16
[Numbers in thousands]
Extent of unemployment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity Total Men Women
2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016

WHITE

Total who worked or looked for work

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

Percent with unemployment

9.5 8.8 9.7 8.8 9.3 8.7

Total with unemployment

12,409 11,379 6,764 6,148 5,645 5,231

Did not work but looked for work

2,035 1,651 1,069 811 966 839

Worked during the year

10,374 9,729 5,694 5,337 4,680 4,392

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

14.1 13.9 14.3 14.6 13.9 13.1

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Year-round workers(2) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment

3.0 3.8 3.6 4.2 2.4 3.2

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

97.0 96.2 96.4 95.8 97.6 96.8

1 to 4 weeks

19.9 20.7 18.8 18.7 21.2 23.0

5 to 14 weeks

30.2 28.9 30.1 28.4 30.4 29.6

15 weeks or more

46.8 46.7 47.5 48.7 46.0 44.2

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

21.4 22.5 23.2 23.2 19.1 21.5

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Total who worked or looked for work

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

Percent with unemployment

15.0 13.1 16.2 14.2 13.8 12.2

Total with unemployment

2,995 2,694 1,523 1,360 1,473 1,334

Did not work but looked for work

804 637 426 318 379 319

Worked during the year

2,191 2,057 1,097 1,041 1,094 1,015

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

19.5 19.0 20.3 20.2 18.9 17.6

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Year-round workers(2) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment

2.2 3.7 2.6 3.0 1.8 4.5

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

97.8 96.3 97.4 97.0 98.2 95.5

1 to 4 weeks

14.8 13.8 16.2 13.1 13.4 14.6

5 to 14 weeks

24.8 24.9 22.4 23.5 27.2 26.2

15 weeks or more

58.2 57.6 58.8 60.4 57.6 54.7

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

22.0 22.5 25.0 27.4 19.1 17.5

ASIAN

Total who worked or looked for work

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

Percent with unemployment

7.3 7.3 6.5 6.9 8.3 7.7

Total with unemployment

709 741 330 371 379 370

Did not work but looked for work

163 153 65 79 99 73

Worked during the year

545 588 265 292 280 296

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

14.6 14.1 14.1 13.5 15.1 14.9

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Year-round workers(2) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment

2.6 3.2 2.2 3.0 2.9 3.3

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

97.4 96.8 97.8 97.0 97.1 96.7

1 to 4 weeks

21.5 22.4 21.5 22.8 21.4 21.9

5 to 14 weeks

27.2 27.3 28.9 29.6 25.5 25.1

15 weeks or more

48.8 47.1 47.4 44.6 50.2 49.7

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

18.3 15.0 19.5 14.9 17.2 15.1

HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

Total who worked or looked for work

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

Percent with unemployment

12.1 11.1 11.8 11.1 12.4 11.0

Total with unemployment

3,257 3,057 1,799 1,724 1,458 1,334

Did not work but looked for work

517 478 244 236 273 243

Worked during the year

2,740 2,579 1,555 1,488 1,185 1,091

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

16.0 14.8 15.6 14.6 16.7 15.0

Percent who worked during the year(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Year-round workers(2) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment

2.7 3.6 3.3 4.5 2.0 2.3

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

97.3 96.4 96.7 95.5 98.0 97.7

1 to 4 weeks

18.0 21.3 16.8 20.2 19.6 22.9

5 to 14 weeks

26.9 25.8 28.4 26.5 24.8 24.8

15 weeks or more

52.4 49.4 51.4 48.8 53.6 50.0

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

23.8 22.1 26.5 23.7 20.3 19.9

(1) Time worked includes paid vacation and sick leave.
(2) Worked 50 or 51 weeks.
(3) Worked less than 50 weeks.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals shown in table 3 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 05, 2017