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October 5, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Unemployment rates by race and ethnicity, 2010

Unemployment rates, by race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 1975–2010
Year       White       Black or African American        Asian        Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

1975

7.8 14.8 12.2

1976

7.0 14.0 11.5

1977

6.2 14.0 10.1

1978

5.2 12.8 9.1

1979

5.1 12.3 8.3

1980

6.3 14.3 10.1

1981

6.7 15.6 10.4

1982

8.6 18.9 13.8

1983

8.4 19.5 13.7

1984

6.5 15.9 10.7

1985

6.2 15.1 10.5

1986

6.0 14.5 10.6

1987

5.3 13.0 8.8

1988

4.7 11.7 8.2

1989

4.5 11.4 8.0

1990

4.8 11.4 8.2

1991

6.1 12.5 10.0

1992

6.6 14.2 11.6

1993

6.1 13.0 10.8

1994

5.3 11.5 9.9

1995

4.9 10.4 9.3

1996

4.7 10.5 8.9

1997

4.2 10.0 7.7

1998

3.9 8.9 7.2

1999

3.7 8.0 6.4

2000

3.5 7.6 3.6 5.7

2001

4.2 8.6 4.5 6.6

2002

5.1 10.2 5.9 7.5

2003

5.2 10.8 6.0 7.7

2004

4.8 10.4 4.4 7.0

2005

4.4 10.0 4.0 6.0

2006

4.0 8.9 3.0 5.2

2007

4.1 8.3 3.2 5.6

2008

5.2 10.1 4.0 7.6

2009

8.5 14.8 7.3 12.1

2010

8.7 16.0 7.5 12.5

These data are featured in the TED article, Unemployment rates by race and ethnicity, 2010.

 

 

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