Table 4. Extent of unemployment during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2014-15

Table 4. Extent of unemployment during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2014-15
[Numbers in thousands]
Extent of unemployment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity Total Men Women
2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015

WHITE

Total who worked or looked for work

128,576 130,378 68,986 69,916 59,590 60,462

Percent with unemployment

10.0 9.5 10.5 9.7 9.5 9.3

Total with unemployment

12,920 12,409 7,246 6,764 5,675 5,645

Did not work but looked for work

2,402 2,035 1,283 1,069 1,119 966

Worked during the year

10,518 10,374 5,962 5,694 4,556 4,680

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

15.3 14.1 14.9 14.3 15.8 13.9

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

3.1 3.0 4.0 3.6 2.0 2.4

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

96.9 97.0 96.0 96.4 98.0 97.6

1 to 4 weeks

17.6 19.9 16.4 18.8 19.1 21.2

5 to 14 weeks

28.7 30.2 29.9 30.1 27.2 30.4

15 weeks or more

50.6 46.8 49.8 47.5 51.7 46.0

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

21.6 21.4 23.6 23.2 18.9 19.1

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Total who worked or looked for work

19,575 20,034 9,081 9,397 10,494 10,636

Percent with unemployment

15.6 15.0 17.5 16.2 13.9 13.8

Total with unemployment

3,052 2,995 1,589 1,523 1,463 1,473

Did not work but looked for work

895 804 463 426 433 379

Worked during the year

2,156 2,191 1,126 1,097 1,031 1,094

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

21.6 19.5 20.7 20.3 22.8 18.9

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

2.3 2.2 3.5 2.6 1.0 1.8

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

97.7 97.8 96.5 97.4 99.0 98.2

1 to 4 weeks

12.7 14.8 12.1 16.2 13.4 13.4

5 to 14 weeks

22.2 24.8 23.1 22.4 21.2 27.2

15 weeks or more

62.8 58.2 61.4 58.8 64.4 57.6

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

18.0 22.0 20.6 25.0 15.3 19.1

ASIAN

Total who worked or looked for work

9,406 9,658 4,933 5,100 4,473 4,558

Percent with unemployment

9.1 7.3 9.4 6.5 8.7 8.3

Total with unemployment

852 709 462 330 390 379

Did not work but looked for work

210 163 112 65 98 99

Worked during the year

642 545 350 265 292 280

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

16.8 14.6 15.2 14.1 18.9 15.1

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

1.6 2.6 2.5 2.2 0.6 2.9

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

98.4 97.4 97.5 97.8 99.4 97.1

1 to 4 weeks

18.5 21.5 16.8 21.5 20.5 21.4

5 to 14 weeks

25.8 27.2 30.2 28.9 20.6 25.5

15 weeks or more

54.1 48.8 50.6 47.4 58.3 50.2

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

13.2 18.3 13.9 19.5 12.4 17.2

HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

Total who worked or looked for work

26,110 26,976 14,895 15,255 11,216 11,721

Percent with unemployment

13.5 12.1 13.8 11.8 13.1 12.4

Total with unemployment

3,531 3,257 2,059 1,799 1,472 1,458

Did not work but looked for work

697 517 367 244 330 273

Worked during the year

2,834 2,740 1,692 1,555 1,143 1,185

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

15.9 16.0 15.8 15.6 16.2 16.7

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

2.8 2.7 3.8 3.3 1.4 2.0

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

97.2 97.3 96.2 96.7 98.6 98.0

1 to 4 weeks

16.8 18.0 16.5 16.8 17.2 19.6

5 to 14 weeks

28.7 26.9 28.4 28.4 29.1 24.8

15 weeks or more

51.7 52.4 51.4 51.4 52.2 53.6

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

22.5 23.8 25.8 26.5 17.7 20.3

(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 09, 2016