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Table 4. Extent of unemployment during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2018-2019

Table 4. Extent of unemployment during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2018-2019
[Numbers in thousands]
Extent of unemployment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity Total Men Women
2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019

WHITE

Total who worked or looked for work

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

Percent with unemployment

7.3 7.3 7.6 7.7 7.0 6.9

Total with unemployment

9,590 9,720 5,332 5,428 4,258 4,292

Did not work but looked for work

1,503 1,232 830 677 672 555

Worked during the year

8,088 8,488 4,501 4,751 3,586 3,738

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

13.3 13.1 13.8 13.8 12.5 12.0

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

4.0 4.0 5.0 4.2 2.7 3.7

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

96.0 96.0 95.0 95.8 97.3 96.3

1 to 4 weeks

22.3 21.6 18.8 18.7 26.6 25.2

5 to 14 weeks

29.6 31.6 30.2 31.4 28.8 31.9

15 weeks or more

44.2 42.8 46.0 45.6 41.9 39.3

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

22.2 20.4 23.8 21.9 20.1 18.5

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Total who worked or looked for work

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

Percent with unemployment

10.6 11.5 11.5 12.5 9.8 10.5

Total with unemployment

2,230 2,456 1,119 1,252 1,111 1,205

Did not work but looked for work

480 560 246 328 235 232

Worked during the year

1,749 1,896 873 923 876 973

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

17.4 18.6 20.4 19.3 14.5 17.8

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

4.7 3.2 4.3 3.4 5.1 3.1

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

95.3 96.8 95.7 96.6 94.9 96.9

1 to 4 weeks

16.9 15.5 13.3 13.7 20.4 17.3

5 to 14 weeks

22.8 22.5 19.3 21.8 26.3 23.2

15 weeks or more

55.6 58.7 63.1 61.0 48.2 56.4

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

20.2 24.7 23.2 25.6 17.3 23.8

ASIAN

Total who worked or looked for work

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

Percent with unemployment

5.8 6.1 6.4 6.2 5.0 6.0

Total with unemployment

610 666 359 355 251 311

Did not work but looked for work

103 90 56 41 47 49

Worked during the year

507 576 303 313 204 262

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

13.9 16.3 14.1 15.1 13.6 18.7

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

4.7 4.6 6.6 6.8 2.0 2.0

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

95.3 95.4 93.4 93.2 98.0 98.0

1 to 4 weeks

20.1 19.5 20.0 17.2 20.2 22.2

5 to 14 weeks

29.7 24.0 26.5 25.8 34.5 21.8

15 weeks or more

45.5 51.9 47.0 50.1 43.3 54.0

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

16.3 13.8 15.6 16.7 17.5 10.3

HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

Total who worked or looked for work

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

Percent with unemployment

9.7 10.0 9.5 9.9 9.8 10.1

Total with unemployment

2,827 3,024 1,559 1,657 1,269 1,367

Did not work but looked for work

459 462 246 244 213 218

Worked during the year

2,368 2,563 1,312 1,413 1,056 1,150

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

14.7 14.4 13.9 15.0 16.2 13.8

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

3.3 2.7 4.4 2.3 1.8 3.1

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

96.7 97.3 95.6 97.7 98.2 96.9

1 to 4 weeks

20.2 18.1 19.5 17.3 21.1 19.1

5 to 14 weeks

27.5 31.3 30.1 30.5 24.3 32.3

15 weeks or more

49.0 47.9 45.9 49.9 52.8 45.5

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

24.4 24.8 26.4 24.5 21.9 25.2

(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. 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