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December 11, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Work experience during 2008

Percentage of the population who worked during the year, by sex, race, and ethnicity, 2007 and 2008
Demographic group 2007 2008

Total

   

Men

74.1 73.1

Women

61.6 61.3

White

   

Men

75.3 74.2

Women

61.5 61.4

Black or African American

   

Men

65.1 64.0

Women

62.2 61.3

Asian

   

Men

75.0 76.0

Women

61.4 59.8

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

   

Men

79.3 77.3

Women

57.0 57.5

These data featured in the TED article, Work experience during 2008.                

 

 

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