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December 19, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Work experience during 2010

The proportion of the civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and over who worked at some time during 2010 was 63.7 percent, down from 64.9 percent in 2009. The number of persons who experienced some unemployment during 2010 decreased by 894,000 to 25.2 million.

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*Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

The proportion of the civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and over who worked at some time during 2010 was 63.7 percent, down from 64.9 percent in 2009.

The proportion of the civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and over who worked at some time during 2010 was 63.7 percent, down from 64.9 percent in 2009. The number of persons who experienced some unemployment during 2010 decreased by 894,000 to 25.2 million.

These data are from the Current Population Survey (CPS). To learn more, see "Work Experience of the Population 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-1719. These data are based on information collected in the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the monthly CPS survey. The ASEC collects information on employment and unemployment experienced during the prior calendar year.

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