Families and unemployment, 2005
May 04, 2006
In 2005, 5.3 million families had at least one member who was unemployed, down from 5.6 million in 2004.
The proportion of black families with an unemployed member (12.7 percent) continued to be about twice that for white families (6.1 percent) and Asian families (6.2 percent).
Among Hispanic families, 9.0 percent had an unemployed member in 2005.
These data are from the Current Population Survey. To learn more, see Employment Characteristics of Families in 2005 (PDF) (TXT), USDL news release 06-731.
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