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Table 4. Extent of unemployment during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2019-2020

Table 4. Extent of unemployment during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2019-2020
[Numbers in thousands]
Extent of unemployment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity Total Men Women
2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020

WHITE

Total who worked or looked for work

132,264 130,192 70,444 69,426 61,820 60,766

Percent with unemployment

7.3 14.8 7.7 14.5 6.9 15.1

Total with unemployment

9,720 19,241 5,428 10,090 4,292 9,151

Did not work but looked for work

1,232 1,901 677 1,083 555 818

Worked during the year

8,488 17,340 4,751 9,007 3,738 8,333

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

13.1 16.6 13.8 16.2 12.0 16.9

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

4.0 4.6 4.2 5.2 3.7 4.0

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

96.0 95.4 95.8 94.8 96.3 96.0

1 to 4 weeks

21.6 15.5 18.7 15.8 25.2 15.2

5 to 14 weeks

31.6 27.4 31.4 27.1 31.9 27.7

15 weeks or more

42.8 52.4 45.6 51.8 39.3 53.1

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

20.4 14.3 21.9 14.6 18.5 13.9

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Total who worked or looked for work

21,441 21,541 9,996 10,097 11,444 11,445

Percent with unemployment

11.5 19.4 12.5 21.3 10.5 17.8

Total with unemployment

2,456 4,187 1,252 2,153 1,205 2,035

Did not work but looked for work

560 679 328 360 232 320

Worked during the year

1,896 3,508 923 1,793 973 1,715

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

18.6 23.1 19.3 22.2 17.8 24.1

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

3.2 2.1 3.4 3.0 3.1 1.1

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

96.8 97.9 96.6 97.0 96.9 98.9

1 to 4 weeks

15.5 11.3 13.7 12.4 17.3 10.2

5 to 14 weeks

22.5 22.2 21.8 21.2 23.2 23.3

15 weeks or more

58.7 64.4 61.0 63.4 56.4 65.4

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

24.7 14.9 25.6 13.9 23.8 16.0

ASIAN

Total who worked or looked for work

10,935 10,762 5,753 5,600 5,182 5,162

Percent with unemployment

6.1 15.9 6.2 14.4 6.0 17.5

Total with unemployment

666 1,713 355 808 311 905

Did not work but looked for work

90 222 41 102 49 120

Worked during the year

576 1,491 313 706 262 785

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

16.3 20.9 15.1 21.1 18.7 20.7

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

4.6 3.5 6.8 2.4 2.0 4.5

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

95.4 96.5 93.2 97.6 98.0 95.5

1 to 4 weeks

19.5 14.3 17.2 15.7 22.2 13.2

5 to 14 weeks

24.0 24.4 25.8 24.7 21.8 24.1

15 weeks or more

51.9 57.8 50.1 57.3 54.0 58.3

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

13.8 8.8 16.7 9.9 10.3 7.8

HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

Total who worked or looked for work

30,259 29,993 16,762 16,792 13,497 13,201

Percent with unemployment

10.0 19.6 9.9 19.8 10.1 19.3

Total with unemployment

3,024 5,884 1,657 3,331 1,367 2,553

Did not work but looked for work

462 650 244 323 218 327

Worked during the year

2,563 5,234 1,413 3,009 1,150 2,226

Median weeks of unemployment for all workers

14.4 18.8 15.0 18.1 13.8 19.7

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

2.7 4.1 2.3 4.6 3.1 3.6

Part-year workers(3) with unemployment

97.3 95.9 97.7 95.4 96.9 96.4

1 to 4 weeks

18.1 15.1 17.3 15.6 19.1 14.4

5 to 14 weeks

31.3 24.8 30.5 24.9 32.3 24.8

15 weeks or more

47.9 56.0 49.9 55.0 45.5 57.3

With 2 spells or more of unemployment

24.8 14.1 24.5 15.4 25.2 12.4

(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).

Last Modified Date: December 09, 2021