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Table 4. Extent of unemployment during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2011-12

Table 4.  Extent of unemployment during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2011-12
                      
(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                                                        Total               Men                 Women       
 Extent of unemployment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                             
                                                                                                                            
                                                                    2011      2012      2011      2012      2011      2012  
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                             WHITE                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
  Total who worked or looked for work...........................  127,809   128,903    68,304    69,027    59,505    59,876 
    Percent with unemployment...................................     13.7      12.8      14.7      13.6      12.5      11.9 
                                                                                                                            
    Total with unemployment.....................................   17,479    16,534    10,026     9,388     7,453     7,146 
      Did not work but looked for work..........................    4,092     3,698     2,124     1,947     1,968     1,751 
      Worked during the year....................................   13,387    12,836     7,902     7,442     5,485     5,395 
                                                                                                                            
        Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     18.8      17.6      19.0      17.4      18.4      18.0 
                                                                                                                            
      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      2.6       2.9       3.0       3.5       2.1       2.2 
        Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     97.4      97.1      97.0      96.5      97.9      97.8 
          1 to 4 weeks..........................................     13.6      13.9      12.3      12.7      15.5      15.6 
          5 to 14 weeks.........................................     25.7      27.5      25.8      28.4      25.5      26.3 
          15 weeks or more......................................     58.1      55.6      58.9      55.4      56.9      55.9 
                                                                                                                            
                With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     20.4      23.2      24.5      25.5      14.6      20.0 
                                                                                                                            
                   BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN                                                                                
                                                                                                                            
  Total who worked or looked for work...........................   18,822    19,095     8,685     8,851    10,137    10,244 
    Percent with unemployment...................................     22.2      20.6      24.5      21.9      20.3      19.5 
                                                                                                                            
    Total with unemployment.....................................    4,180     3,936     2,124     1,936     2,056     2,000 
      Did not work but looked for work..........................    1,491     1,225       753       598       737       627 
      Worked during the year....................................    2,689     2,712     1,371     1,338     1,319     1,374 
                                                                                                                            
        Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     23.9      21.6      23.6      21.6      24.1      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      1.7       2.0       1.7       1.9       1.8       2.1 
        Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     98.3      98.0      98.3      98.1      98.2      97.9 
          1 to 4 weeks..........................................      8.9       9.4       8.8       9.9       9.1       9.0 
          5 to 14 weeks.........................................     20.6      24.6      21.2      24.3      19.9      24.9 
          15 weeks or more......................................     68.7      64.0      68.2      63.9      69.2      64.0 
                                                                                                                            
                With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     17.7      18.8      22.8      19.3      12.4      18.2 
                                                                                                                            
                             ASIAN                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
  Total who worked or looked for work...........................    8,364     8,830     4,347     4,627     4,017     4,203 
    Percent with unemployment...................................     12.2      10.6      12.0      10.3      12.4      10.9 
                                                                                                                            
    Total with unemployment.....................................    1,020       933       522       476       498       457 
      Did not work but looked for work..........................      316       302       153       156       162       146 
      Worked during the year....................................      705       631       369       320       335       311 
                                                                                                                            
        Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     20.5      17.4      20.2      17.5      20.7      17.3 
                                                                                                                            
      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      0.8       3.0       0.9       4.2       0.6       1.6 
        Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     99.2      97.0      99.1      95.8      99.4      98.4 
          1 to 4 weeks..........................................     10.6      16.6      12.1      17.9       8.9      15.3 
          5 to 14 weeks.........................................     27.1      25.3      28.1      22.6      25.9      28.0 
          15 weeks or more......................................     61.6      55.2      58.8      55.3      64.6      55.1 
                                                                                                                            
                With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     18.9      19.0      22.0      21.9      15.4      16.0 
                                                                                                                            
                  HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY                                                                              
                                                                                                                            
  Total who worked or looked for work...........................   24,216    24,914    13,683    14,185    10,533    10,729 
    Percent with unemployment...................................     18.3      17.3      19.2      18.2      17.1      16.0 
                                                                                                                            
    Total with unemployment.....................................    4,427     4,304     2,630     2,585     1,798     1,720 
      Did not work but looked for work..........................    1,093       960       556       512       536       448 
      Worked during the year....................................    3,335     3,345     2,073     2,073     1,261     1,272 
                                                                                                                            
        Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     20.0      18.1      19.7      16.9      20.6      20.2 
                                                                                                                            
      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      2.4       3.2       2.9       3.9       1.7       1.9 
        Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     97.6      96.8      97.1      96.1      98.3      98.1 
          1 to 4 weeks..........................................     11.0      14.0      10.3      12.6      12.3      16.2 
          5 to 14 weeks.........................................     24.8      26.1      25.2      29.2      24.1      20.9 
          15 weeks or more......................................     61.7      56.8      61.6      54.2      61.9      61.0 
                                                                                                                            
                With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     22.5      22.9      25.9      24.5      16.8      20.1 
                                                      
  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. 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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