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Table 2. Work experience of the population during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2011-12

Table 2.  Work experience of the population during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2011-12
                      
(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                                                         Total               Men                 Women      
  Extent of employment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                              
                                                                                                                            
                                                                    2011      2012      2011      2012      2011      2012  
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                             WHITE                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
  Civilian noninstitutional population..........................  192,898   194,041    94,146    94,752    98,752    99,289 
    Total who worked or looked for work.........................  127,809   128,903    68,304    69,027    59,505    59,876 
      Percent of the population.................................     66.3      66.4      72.6      72.8      60.3      60.3 
    Total who worked during the year (1)........................  123,717   125,206    66,180    67,080    57,537    58,125 
      Percent of the population.................................     64.1      64.5      70.3      70.8      58.3      58.5 
                                                                                                                            
    Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
      Full time (2).............................................     78.4      78.1      85.1      84.6      70.6      70.6 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     65.8      65.5      71.7      71.4      59.0      58.7 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      7.2       7.5       7.7       8.0       6.7       6.9 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      5.4       5.1       5.8       5.3       5.0       5.0 
      Part time (3).............................................     21.6      21.9      14.9      15.4      29.4      29.4 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     11.4      11.4       7.0       7.5      16.5      15.9 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      4.2       4.4       3.0       3.0       5.5       5.9 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      6.0       6.1       4.8       4.9       7.4       7.6 
                                                                                                                            
                   BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN                                                                                
                                                                                                                            
  Civilian noninstitutional population..........................   29,790    30,253    13,447    13,684    16,343    16,568 
    Total who worked or looked for work.........................   18,822    19,095     8,685     8,851    10,137    10,244 
      Percent of the population.................................     63.2      63.1      64.6      64.7      62.0      61.8 
    Total who worked during the year (1)........................   17,332    17,870     7,932     8,253     9,399     9,617 
      Percent of the population.................................     58.2      59.1      59.0      60.3      57.5      58.0 
                                                                                                                            
    Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
      Full time (2).............................................     79.4      79.1      82.2      82.9      77.1      75.9 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     65.0      64.0      66.1      66.3      64.0      62.1 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      7.2       8.2       8.1       8.5       6.5       7.9 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      7.2       6.9       8.1       8.1       6.5       5.9 
      Part time (3).............................................     20.6      20.9      17.8      17.1      22.9      24.1 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     10.0      10.6       8.3       8.5      11.3      12.3 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      4.0       3.9       3.2       2.9       4.6       4.7 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      6.7       6.5       6.3       5.8       7.0       7.1 
                                                                                                                            
                             ASIAN                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
  Civilian noninstitutional population..........................   12,813    13,228     5,979     6,174     6,834     7,055 
    Total who worked or looked for work.........................    8,364     8,830     4,347     4,627     4,017     4,203 
      Percent of the population.................................     65.3      66.7      72.7      75.0      58.8      59.6 
    Total who worked during the year (1)........................    8,048     8,528     4,194     4,472     3,854     4,056 
      Percent of the population.................................     62.8      64.5      70.1      72.4      56.4      57.5 
                                                                                                                            
    Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
      Full time (2).............................................     81.4      81.5      87.0      87.1      75.3      75.3 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     70.4      71.1      76.6      76.7      63.6      65.0 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      6.2       5.8       5.7       5.7       6.7       5.8 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      4.9       4.6       4.7       4.7       5.0       4.4 
      Part time (3).............................................     18.6      18.5      13.0      12.9      24.7      24.7 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     11.0      10.3       7.2       7.1      15.1      13.9 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      3.1       3.5       2.0       2.4       4.3       4.8 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      4.5       4.6       3.8       3.3       5.3       6.1 
                                                                                                                            
                  HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY                                                                              
                                                                                                                            
  Civilian noninstitutional population..........................   36,461    37,240    18,276    18,655    18,185    18,585 
    Total who worked or looked for work.........................   24,216    24,914    13,683    14,185    10,533    10,729 
      Percent of the population.................................     66.4      66.9      74.9      76.0      57.9      57.7 
    Total who worked during the year (1)........................   23,124    23,954    13,127    13,673     9,997    10,281 
      Percent of the population.................................     63.4      64.3      71.8      73.3      55.0      55.3 
                                                                                                                            
    Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
      Full time (2).............................................     79.2      78.6      84.6      84.3      72.1      71.0 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     64.3      63.7      68.6      68.3      58.8      57.6 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      8.5       8.8       9.6      10.1       7.1       7.2 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      6.3       6.1       6.4       6.0       6.2       6.2 
      Part time (3).............................................     20.8      21.4      15.4      15.7      27.9      29.0 
        50 to 52 weeks..........................................     11.3      11.7       7.8       8.4      15.9      16.1 
        27 to 49 weeks..........................................      3.8       3.9       3.0       2.9       4.8       5.2 
        1 to 26 weeks...........................................      5.7       5.8       4.7       4.4       7.2       7.7 
                                      
  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. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.
  
  
  

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Last Modified Date: December 11, 2013
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