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Table 4. Extent of unemployment during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2017-2018

Table 4. Extent of unemployment during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2017-2018
[Numbers in thousands]
Extent of unemployment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity Total Men Women
2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018

WHITE

Total who worked or looked for work

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

Percent with unemployment

8.0 7.3 8.5 7.6 7.5 7.0

Total with unemployment

10,469 9,590 5,952 5,332 4,517 4,258

Did not work but looked for work

1,457 1,503 743 830 714 672

Worked during the year

9,012 8,088 5,209 4,501 3,803 3,586

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

12.6 13.3 13.0 13.8 11.9 12.5

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

3.9 4.0 4.4 5.0 3.1 2.7

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

96.1 96.0 95.6 95.0 96.9 97.3

1 to 4 weeks

24.1 22.3 21.6 18.8 27.5 26.6

5 to 14 weeks

30.1 29.6 30.7 30.2 29.2 28.8

15 weeks or more

42.0 44.2 43.3 46.0 40.2 41.9

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

20.3 22.2 22.4 23.8 17.4 20.1

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Total who worked or looked for work

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

Percent with unemployment

12.3 10.6 12.6 11.5 12.0 9.8

Total with unemployment

2,569 2,230 1,232 1,119 1,337 1,111

Did not work but looked for work

662 480 336 246 326 235

Worked during the year

1,907 1,749 896 873 1,012 876

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

16.9 17.4 16.6 20.4 17.3 14.5

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

2.5 4.7 2.8 4.3 2.2 5.1

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

97.5 95.3 97.2 95.7 97.8 94.9

1 to 4 weeks

15.9 16.9 16.6 13.3 15.4 20.4

5 to 14 weeks

27.1 22.8 26.4 19.3 27.8 26.3

15 weeks or more

54.4 55.6 54.2 63.1 54.6 48.2

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

20.1 20.2 19.1 23.2 21.0 17.3

ASIAN

Total who worked or looked for work

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

Percent with unemployment

7.0 5.8 6.5 6.4 7.5 5.0

Total with unemployment

725 610 359 359 366 251

Did not work but looked for work

123 103 57 56 66 47

Worked during the year

602 507 302 303 300 204

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

13.9 13.9 13.8 14.1 14.0 13.6

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

2.8 4.7 1.9 6.6 3.6 2.0

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

97.2 95.3 98.1 93.4 96.4 98.0

1 to 4 weeks

26.6 20.1 24.6 20.0 28.7 20.2

5 to 14 weeks

24.7 29.7 28.7 26.5 20.6 34.5

15 weeks or more

45.9 45.5 44.8 47.0 47.0 43.3

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

17.7 16.3 21.3 15.6 14.0 17.5

HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

Total who worked or looked for work

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

Percent with unemployment

9.9 9.7 10.1 9.5 9.6 9.8

Total with unemployment

2,813 2,827 1,616 1,559 1,196 1,269

Did not work but looked for work

441 459 222 246 219 213

Worked during the year

2,372 2,368 1,395 1,312 977 1,056

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

13.3 14.7 13.7 13.9 12.7 16.2

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 3.3 2.9 4.4 3.9 1.8

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

96.7 96.7 97.1 95.6 96.1 98.2

1 to 4 weeks

22.7 20.2 21.0 19.5 25.1 21.1

5 to 14 weeks

29.4 27.5 30.6 30.1 27.6 24.3

15 weeks or more

44.6 49.0 45.5 45.9 43.3 52.8

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

23.3 24.4 27.3 26.4 17.6 21.9

(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 03, 2019