Economic News Release

Work Experience of the Population (Annual) News Release


For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Wednesday, December 8, 2010             USDL-10-1688

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                       WORK EXPERIENCE OF THE POPULATION -- 2009


A total of 153.9 million persons worked at some point during 2009, the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The proportion of workers who worked
full time, year round in 2009 was 64.0 percent, down from 65.6 percent in 2008.
The number of persons who experienced some unemployment during 2009 increased
by 4.9 million to 26.1 million. The sharp increase reflects the continuing weak
labor market conditions experienced throughout 2009.

These data are based on information collected in the Annual Social and Economic
Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS). The CPS is a monthly
survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statis-
tics. The ASEC collects information on employment and unemployment experienced
during the prior calendar year. Additional information about the CPS and the ASEC,
including concepts and definitions, is provided in the Technical Note. Highlights
from the 2009 data include:

   --The proportion of the civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and over
     who worked at some time during 2009 was 64.9 percent, down from 67.0 percent
     in 2008. (See table 1.)

   --The "work-experience unemployment rate"--defined as the number of persons
     unemployed at some time during the year as a proportion of the number of
     persons who worked or looked for work during the year--was 16.4 percent
     in 2009, up from 13.2 percent in 2008. (See table 3.)

   --The number of individuals who looked for a job but did not work at all
     during 2009 increased by 2.7 million over the year to 5.8 million. (See
     table 3.)

Persons with Employment

The percent of men who worked during 2009 was 70.6 percent, down from 73.1 per-
cent in 2008. The proportion of women who worked at some point during 2009 was
59.6 percent, down from 61.3 percent in the prior year. (See table 1.)

The proportions of whites (65.8 percent), blacks (58.8 percent), Asians (65.2
percent), and Hispanics (65.0 percent) who worked at some time during the year
fell in 2009. (See table 2.)

Among those with work experience during 2009, 75.3 percent were employed year round
(working 50 to 52 weeks, either full or part time), down from 76.1 percent in 2008.
The percentage of women working year round rose by 0.8 percentage point to 75.1 per-
cent in 2009, and the percentage of men employed year round fell by 2.2 percentage
points to 75.5 percent. (See table 1.)

Of those employed at some time during 2009, 78.3 percent usually worked full time,
down from 79.5 percent in 2008. Men were more likely to work full time during the
year (84.4 percent) than were women (71.5 percent). In 2009, the proportions of em-
ployed men and women working full time declined by 1.6 and 0.7 percentage points,
respectively.

Persons with Unemployment

About 159.8 million persons worked or looked for work at some time in 2009. Of those,
26.1 million experienced some unemployment during the year, up from 21.2 million in
2008. Men accounted for the majority of the over-the-year increase in unemployment.
(See table 3.)

At 16.4 percent in 2009, the "work-experience unemployment rate" (those looking for
work during the year as a percent of those who worked or looked for work during the
year) was 3.2 percentage points higher than in 2008. The 2009 rate was the highest
since 1985. The rates for whites (15.5 percent), blacks (22.4 percent), Hispanics
(20.9 percent), and Asians (12.6 percent) rose in 2009. (See tables 3 and 4.)

Overall, men continued to have higher "work-experience unemployment rates" in 2009
than women, 18.8 versus 13.6 percent. Among whites, the rate for men (18.1 percent)
was higher than that for women (12.6 percent). This also was the case for men and
women among blacks (26.1 and 19.1 percent, respectively) and Hispanics (23.7 and
16.9 percent, respectively.) The rates for Asian men (12.4 percent) and Asian women
(12.8 percent) were little different.

Among those who experienced unemployment in 2009, the median number of weeks spent
looking for work was 19.7, up from 15.2 in 2008. The number of individuals who looked
for a job but did not work at all increased by 2.7 million to about 5.8 million indi-
viduals in 2009. Of the 20.3 million persons who worked during 2009 and also experi-
enced unemployment, 20.5 percent had 2 or more spells of joblessness, down from 22.1
percent in 2008.





Technical Note

   The data presented in this release were collected in the Annual Social and
Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS). The CPS is a monthly
sample survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics.  Data from the CPS are used to obtain the monthly estimates of the
nation's employment and unemployment levels. The supplement, conducted in the
months of February through April, includes questions about work activity during
the prior calendar year. For instance, data collected in 2010 refer to the 2009
calendar year. Because the reference period is a full year, the number of persons
with some employment or unemployment greatly exceeds the average levels for any
given month, which are based on a 1-week reference period, and the corresponding
annual average of the monthly estimates. As shown below, for example, the number
experiencing any unemployment during 2009 was over twice the number unemployed in
an average month during the year.

                                            Employed          Unemployed
   2009 estimates (in thousands)
     Annual average of
       monthly estimates                     139,877            14,265
     Annual supplement data                  153,929            26,135

   In addition, estimates from the supplement differ from those obtained in the
basic CPS because the questions used to classify workers as either employed or un-
employed are different. More important, perhaps, is that fewer questions by which
to categorize respondents are asked in the supplement. In regard to unemployment
in particular, the supplement has no questions on the type of job search activity or
on the respondent's availability to work. Also, individuals can be counted as both
employed and unemployed in the work experience data, whereas, for a specific refer-
ence week, each person is only counted in one category and employment activity takes
precedence over job search activity.

   Work experience data for 2009, which were collected in the 2010 Annual Social and
Economic Supplement to the CPS, are not strictly comparable with data for 2008 and
earlier years because of the introduction in January 2010 of revised population con-
trols used in the CPS. The effect of the revised population controls on the work ex-
perience estimates is unknown. However, the effect of the new January 2010 controls
on the monthly CPS estimates was to decrease the December 2009 employment level by
243,000 and the unemployment level by 5,000. Additional information is available on
the Internet at www.bls.gov/cps/documentation.htm#pop.

   Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals
upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.

Reliability of the estimates

   Statistics based on the CPS are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error.
When a sample, rather than the entire population, is surveyed, there is a chance
that the sample estimates may differ from the "true" population values they repre-
sent.  he exact difference, or sampling error, varies depending on the particular
sample selected, and this variability is measured by the standard error of the esti-
mate. There is about 90-percent chance, or level of confidence, that an estimate
based on a sample will differ by no more than 1.6 standard errors from the "true"
population value because of sampling error. BLS analyses are generally conducted at
the 90-percent level of confidence.

   The CPS data also are affected by nonsampling error. Nonsampling error can occur
for many reasons, including the failure to sample a segment of the population, in-
ability to obtain information for all respondents in the sample, inability or unwil-
lingness of respondents to provide correct information, and errors made in the col-
lection or processing of the data.

   For a full discussion of the reliability of data from the CPS and information on
estimating standard errors, see "Reliability of estimates from the CPS," available on
the Internet at www.bls.gov/cps/documentation.htm#reliability.

Concepts and definitions

   Persons who worked. In the 2010 supplement, persons are considered to have worked
if they responded "yes" to either the question "Did you work at a job or business at
any time during 2009?" or "Did you do any temporary, part-time, or seasonal work even
for a few days during 2009?"

   Unemployed persons. Persons who worked during the year but not in every week are
counted as unemployed if they also reported looking for work or being on layoff from
a job during the year. Those who reported no work activity during the year are con-
sidered unemployed if they responded "yes" to the question "Even though you did not
work in 2009, did you spend any time trying to find a job or on layoff?"

   Labor force participants. Persons who either worked or were unemployed during the
year.

   Usual full- and part-time employment. These data refer to the number of hours a
worker typically works during most weeks of the year. Workers are classified as full
time if they usually worked 35 hours or more in a week; part-time employment refers
to workers whose typical workweek was between 1 and 34 hours.

   Year-round and part-year employment. Workers are classified as year round if they
worked 50 to 52 weeks.  Part-year employment refers to workers who worked fewer than
50 weeks.





Table 1.  Work experience of the population during the year by sex and extent of employment, 2008-09
                                                                                                                            
                                                                        Total               Men                 Women       
                      Extent of employment                                                                                  
                                                                                                                            
                                                                    2008      2009      2008      2009      2008      2009  
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                   Numbers (in thousands)                   
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
Civilian noninstitutional population............................  235,086   237,158   113,758   114,820   121,328   122,339 
  Total who worked or looked for work...........................  160,658   159,776    84,781    84,396    75,878    75,380 
    Percent of the population...................................     68.3      67.4      74.5      73.5      62.5      61.6 
  Total who worked during the year (1)..........................  157,472   153,929    83,109    81,073    74,363    72,855 
    Percent of the population...................................     67.0      64.9      73.1      70.6      61.3      59.6 
                                                                                                                            
    Full time (2)...............................................  125,116   120,538    71,443    68,436    53,673    52,101 
      50 to 52 weeks............................................  103,265    98,519    59,163    55,341    44,101    43,178 
      48 to 49 weeks............................................    2,221     1,903     1,353     1,172       868       731 
      40 to 47 weeks............................................    6,177     5,428     3,403     3,153     2,774     2,275 
      27 to 39 weeks............................................    4,981     5,006     2,854     3,002     2,127     2,004 
      14 to 26 weeks............................................    5,071     5,717     2,792     3,378     2,279     2,339 
      1 to 13 weeks.............................................    3,402     3,964     1,878     2,389     1,524     1,574 
                                                                                                                            
    Part time (3)...............................................   32,356    33,391    11,665    12,637    20,690    20,754 
      50 to 52 weeks............................................   16,553    17,405     5,419     5,904    11,134    11,502 
      48 to 49 weeks............................................      875       811       301       253       575       558 
      40 to 47 weeks............................................    2,791     2,706       939     1,023     1,852     1,682 
      27 to 39 weeks............................................    2,954     3,153     1,209     1,246     1,744     1,907 
      14 to 26 weeks............................................    4,519     4,627     1,900     2,042     2,620     2,585 
      1 to 13 weeks.............................................    4,662     4,689     1,897     2,169     2,765     2,520 
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                    Percent distribution                    
                                                                                                                            
Total who worked during the year (1)............................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
                                                                                                                            
  Full time (2).................................................     79.5      78.3      86.0      84.4      72.2      71.5 
    50 to 52 weeks..............................................     65.6      64.0      71.2      68.3      59.3      59.3 
    48 to 49 weeks..............................................      1.4       1.2       1.6       1.4       1.2       1.0 
    40 to 47 weeks..............................................      3.9       3.5       4.1       3.9       3.7       3.1 
    27 to 39 weeks..............................................      3.2       3.3       3.4       3.7       2.9       2.8 
    14 to 26 weeks..............................................      3.2       3.7       3.4       4.2       3.1       3.2 
    1 to 13 weeks...............................................      2.2       2.6       2.3       2.9       2.0       2.2 
                                                                                                                            
  Part time (3).................................................     20.5      21.7      14.0      15.6      27.8      28.5 
    50 to 52 weeks..............................................     10.5      11.3       6.5       7.3      15.0      15.8 
    48 to 49 weeks..............................................      0.6       0.5       0.4       0.3       0.8       0.8 
    40 to 47 weeks..............................................      1.8       1.8       1.1       1.3       2.5       2.3 
    27 to 39 weeks..............................................      1.9       2.0       1.5       1.5       2.3       2.6 
    14 to 26 weeks..............................................      2.9       3.0       2.3       2.5       3.5       3.5 
    1 to 13 weeks...............................................      3.0       3.0       2.3       2.7       3.7       3.5 

   1 Time worked includes paid vacation and sick leave.
   2 Usually worked 35 hours or more per week.
   3 Usually worked 1 to 34 hours per week.
   NOTE: Data refer to persons 16 years and over. Data for 2009, which were collected in the 2010 Annual Social and Economic
Supplement to the Current Population Survey, are not strictly comparable with data for 2008 and earlier years because of the
introduction of updated population controls, which are introduced annually with the release of January data. For additional
information, see the technical note and "Adjustments to Household Survey Population Estimates in January 2010" available on
the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/cps/cps10adj.pdf.





Table 2.  Work experience of the population during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2008-09

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                            
                                                                        Total               Men                 Women       
  Extent of employment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                              
                                                                                                                            
                                                                    2008      2009      2008      2009      2008      2009  
                                                                                                                            
                             WHITE                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
  Civilian noninstitutional population..........................  190,503   191,727    93,246    93,927    97,257    97,800 
    Total who worked or looked for work.........................  131,102   130,189    70,346    70,042    60,756    60,147 
      Percent of the population.................................     68.8      67.9      75.4      74.6      62.5      61.5 
    Total who worked during the year (1)........................  128,882   126,236    69,192    67,731    59,690    58,504 
      Percent of the population.................................     67.7      65.8      74.2      72.1      61.4      59.8 
                                                                                                                            
    Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
      Full time (2).............................................     79.1      77.8      86.1      84.4      70.8      70.3 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     65.3      63.7      71.5      68.3      58.1      58.4 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      8.6       8.1       9.3       9.2       7.7       6.8 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      5.2       6.1       5.3       7.0       5.0       5.1 
      Part time (3).............................................     20.9      22.2      13.9      15.6      29.2      29.7 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     10.8      11.6       6.5       7.3      15.8      16.5 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      4.3       4.5       3.0       3.2       5.9       6.0 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      5.8       6.1       4.4       5.1       7.4       7.2 
                                                                                                                            
                        BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN                                                                           
                                                                                                                            
  Civilian noninstitutional population..........................   28,117    28,590    12,644    12,879    15,474    15,711 
    Total who worked or looked for work.........................   18,296    18,250     8,489     8,421     9,807     9,829 
      Percent of the population.................................     65.1      63.8      67.1      65.4      63.4      62.6 
    Total who worked during the year (1)........................   17,577    16,804     8,096     7,641     9,481     9,163 
      Percent of the population.................................     62.5      58.8      64.0      59.3      61.3      58.3 
                                                                                                                            
    Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
      Full time (2).............................................     81.5      80.5      84.2      83.4      79.1      78.0 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     66.2      65.1      67.5      66.3      65.0      64.1 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      8.5       7.9       8.5       8.7       8.4       7.3 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      6.8       7.5       8.1       8.4       5.7       6.7 
      Part time (3).............................................     18.5      19.5      15.8      16.6      20.9      22.0 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................      9.1       9.9       6.9       7.4      10.9      12.0 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      3.3       3.4       2.6       2.9       3.9       3.8 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      6.2       6.2       6.3       6.3       6.0       6.1 
                                                                                                                            
                             ASIAN                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
  Civilian noninstitutional population..........................   10,589    11,033     4,976     5,192     5,613     5,841 
    Total who worked or looked for work.........................    7,270     7,430     3,840     3,935     3,430     3,495 
      Percent of the population.................................     68.7      67.3      77.2      75.8      61.1      59.8 
    Total who worked during the year (1)........................    7,138     7,194     3,783     3,822     3,356     3,372 
      Percent of the population.................................     67.4      65.2      76.0      73.6      59.8      57.7 
                                                                                                                            
    Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
      Full time (2).............................................     83.0      82.7      88.7      87.7      76.6      77.1 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     72.0      70.8      77.6      75.8      65.7      65.0 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      6.2       6.0       6.2       5.9       6.1       6.2 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      4.8       5.9       4.8       6.0       4.8       5.9 
      Part time (3).............................................     17.0      17.3      11.3      12.3      23.4      22.9 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................      8.6       9.8       5.9       7.0      11.7      13.0 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      3.8       3.2       1.9       1.9       5.9       4.8 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      4.6       4.2       3.6       3.4       5.7       5.2 
                                                                                                                            
                  HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY                                                                              
                                                                                                                            
  Civilian noninstitutional population..........................   32,585    33,413    16,736    17,200    15,849    16,213 
    Total who worked or looked for work.........................   22,546    22,668    13,189    13,268     9,358     9,400 
      Percent of the population.................................     69.2      67.8      78.8      77.1      59.0      58.0 
    Total who worked during the year (1)........................   22,049    21,723    12,929    12,724     9,120     9,000 
      Percent of the population.................................     67.7      65.0      77.3      74.0      57.5      55.5 
                                                                                                                            
    Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
      Full time (2).............................................     81.5      78.5      87.4      83.5      73.2      71.5 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     64.8      61.2      70.0      63.8      57.3      57.6 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................     10.4       9.6      11.5      11.2       8.9       7.3 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      6.4       7.6       5.9       8.4       7.1       6.5 
      Part time (3).............................................     18.5      21.5      12.6      16.5      26.8      28.5 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................      9.6      11.7       6.2       8.3      14.6      16.5 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      3.9       4.3       3.0       3.7       5.2       5.1 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      4.9       5.6       3.4       4.6       7.0       7.0 

   1 Time worked includes paid vacation and sick leave.
   2 Usually worked 35 hours or more per week.
   3 Usually worked 1 to 34 hours per week.
   NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals shown in
table 1 because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of
any race. Also, see Note, table 1.





Table 3.  Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2008-09
                                                                                                                             
                                                                         Total               Men                 Women       
                      Extent of unemployment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                             
                                                                     2008      2009      2008      2009      2008      2009  
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                    Numbers (in thousands)                   
                                                                                                                             
 Total who worked or looked for work.............................  160,658   159,776    84,781    84,396    75,878    75,380 
   Percent with unemployment.....................................     13.2      16.4      14.5      18.8      11.7      13.6 
                                                                                                                             
   Total with unemployment.......................................   21,205    26,135    12,306    15,864     8,899    10,271 
     Did not work but looked for work............................    3,187     5,847     1,672     3,323     1,514     2,525 
       1 to 14 weeks.............................................    1,124     1,231       479       572       645       658 
       15 weeks or more..........................................    2,062     4,617     1,193     2,750       869     1,866 
     Worked during the year......................................   18,018    20,288    10,633    12,542     7,385     7,746 
       Year-round workers (1) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment..      763       693       484       458       279       235 
       Part-year workers (2) with unemployment...................   17,255    19,595    10,149    12,083     7,106     7,512 
         1 to 4 weeks............................................    2,786     2,526     1,516     1,466     1,270     1,060 
         5 to 10 weeks...........................................    2,941     2,560     1,698     1,592     1,243       968 
         11 to 14 weeks..........................................    2,435     2,414     1,464     1,557       971       857 
         15 to 26 weeks..........................................    4,855     5,693     3,032     3,559     1,823     2,134 
         27 weeks or more........................................    4,238     6,402     2,439     3,908     1,799     2,494 
                                                                                                                             
             Median weeks of unemployment for all workers........     15.2      19.7      15.7      19.7      14.7      19.5 
                                                                                                                             
             With 2 spells or more of unemployment...............    3,989     4,149     2,621     2,862     1,368     1,287 
               2 spells..........................................    1,985     1,915     1,232     1,297       753       619 
               3 spells or more..................................    2,004     2,234     1,389     1,565       616       668 
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                     Percent distribution                    
                                                                                                                             
 Did not work but looked for work................................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
   1 to 14 weeks.................................................     35.3      21.0      28.7      17.2      42.6      26.1 
   15 weeks or more..............................................     64.7      79.0      71.3      82.8      57.4      73.9 
 Worked during the year..........................................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
   Year-round workers (1) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment......      4.2       3.4       4.6       3.7       3.8       3.0 
   Part-year workers (2) with unemployment.......................     95.8      96.6      95.4      96.3      96.2      97.0 
     1 to 4 weeks................................................     15.5      12.5      14.3      11.7      17.2      13.7 
     5 to 10 weeks...............................................     16.3      12.6      16.0      12.7      16.8      12.5 
     11 to 14 weeks..............................................     13.5      11.9      13.8      12.4      13.1      11.1 
     15 to 26 weeks..............................................     26.9      28.1      28.5      28.4      24.7      27.5 
     27 weeks or more............................................     23.5      31.6      22.9      31.2      24.4      32.2 
                                                                                                                             
               With 2 spells or more of unemployment.............     22.1      20.5      24.7      22.8      18.5      16.6 
                 2 spells........................................     11.0       9.4      11.6      10.3      10.2       8.0 
                 3 spells or more................................     11.1      11.0      13.1      12.5       8.3       8.6 

   1 Worked 50 or 51 weeks.
   2 Worked less than 50 weeks.
   NOTE: See Note, table 1.





Table 4.  Extent of unemployment during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2008-09

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                            
                                                                        Total               Men                 Women       
 Extent of unemployment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                             
                                                                                                                            
                                                                    2008      2009      2008      2009      2008      2009  
                                                                                                                            
                             WHITE                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
  Total who worked or looked for work...........................  131,102   130,189    70,346    70,042    60,756    60,147 
    Percent with unemployment...................................     12.6      15.5      13.9      18.1      11.1      12.6 
                                                                                                                            
    Total with unemployment.....................................   16,512    20,231     9,759    12,669     6,753     7,562 
      Did not work but looked for work..........................    2,220     3,954     1,154     2,311     1,066     1,643 
      Worked during the year....................................   14,291    16,277     8,605    10,358     5,687     5,920 
                                                                                                                            
        Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     14.7      19.1      14.8      19.2      14.3      19.0 
                                                                                                                            
      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       3.4       4.9       3.6       4.1       3.0 
        Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     95.4      96.6      95.1      96.4      95.9      97.0 
          1 to 4 weeks..........................................     15.7      12.8      14.7      11.8      17.3      14.5 
          5 to 14 weeks.........................................     31.0      25.3      31.0      26.0      30.8      24.0 
          15 weeks or more......................................     48.8      58.6      49.5      58.6      47.8      58.5 
                                                                                                                            
                With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     22.7      21.5      25.3      23.9      18.7      17.3 
                                                                                                                            
                   BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN                                                                                
                                                                                                                            
  Total who worked or looked for work...........................   18,296    18,250     8,489     8,421     9,807     9,829 
    Percent with unemployment...................................     17.7      22.4      20.5      26.1      15.3      19.1 
                                                                                                                            
    Total with unemployment.....................................    3,243     4,082     1,739     2,201     1,503     1,881 
      Did not work but looked for work..........................      719     1,446       393       780       326       666 
      Worked during the year....................................    2,524     2,636     1,346     1,421     1,177     1,215 
                                                                                                                            
        Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     19.8      22.8      21.6      23.6      18.0      22.1 
                                                                                                                            
      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      2.7       3.3       2.7       3.8       2.7       2.7 
        Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     97.3      96.7      97.3      96.2      97.3      97.3 
          1 to 4 weeks..........................................     13.8       9.9      12.6      11.1      15.2       8.5 
          5 to 14 weeks.........................................     24.1      19.9      22.6      18.8      25.9      21.2 
          15 weeks or more......................................     59.3      66.9      62.1      66.3      56.1      67.6 
                                                                                                                            
                With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     20.4      14.7      22.0      16.8      18.6      12.1 
                                                                                                                            
                             ASIAN                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
  Total who worked or looked for work...........................    7,270     7,430     3,840     3,935     3,430     3,495 
    Percent with unemployment...................................     10.0      12.6       9.5      12.4      10.5      12.8 
                                                                                                                            
    Total with unemployment.....................................      725       937       364       489       361       448 
      Did not work but looked for work..........................      132       236        57       114        74       123 
      Worked during the year....................................      593       701       307       376       287       325 
                                                                                                                            
        Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     16.2      19.9      17.3      21.3      14.3      18.9 
                                                                                                                            
      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      3.6       7.0       4.8       8.0       2.3       5.8 
        Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     96.4      93.0      95.2      92.0      97.7      94.2 
          1 to 4 weeks..........................................     17.6      13.6      12.9      10.9      22.6      16.7 
          5 to 14 weeks.........................................     26.4      22.8      26.5      24.6      26.3      20.7 
          15 weeks or more......................................     52.4      56.6      55.8      56.5      48.8      56.8 
                                                                                                                            
                With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     15.3      15.3      15.9      15.3      14.7      15.2 
                                                                                                                            
                  HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY                                                                              
                                                                                                                            
  Total who worked or looked for work...........................   22,546    22,668    13,189    13,268     9,358     9,400 
    Percent with unemployment...................................     17.5      20.9      18.7      23.7      15.8      16.9 
                                                                                                                            
    Total with unemployment.....................................    3,938     4,729     2,460     3,140     1,478     1,589 
      Did not work but looked for work..........................      497       944       260       544       238       400 
      Worked during the year....................................    3,441     3,784     2,200     2,595     1,240     1,189 
                                                                                                                            
        Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     16.6      20.0      16.6      19.4      16.6      21.6 
                                                                                                                            
      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      3.6       1.5       3.8       1.4       3.2       1.7 
        Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     96.4      98.5      96.2      98.6      96.8      98.3 
          1 to 4 weeks..........................................     13.3      12.4      12.2      12.3      15.2      12.6 
          5 to 14 weeks.........................................     29.1      25.5      29.6      26.8      28.2      22.6 
          15 weeks or more......................................     54.0      60.6      54.4      59.5      53.3      63.1 
                                                                                                                            
                With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     26.1      24.1      30.2      27.7      18.7      16.2 

   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. Also, see Note, table 1.

Last Modified Date: December 08, 2010
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