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Table 4. Extent of unemployment during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2012-13

Table 4.  Extent of unemployment during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2012-13

     (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                             Total               Men                 Women       
      Extent of unemployment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                             
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                         2012      2013      2012      2013      2012      2013  
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                  WHITE                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                 
       Total who worked or looked for work...........................  128,903   128,796    69,027    68,872    59,876    59,924 
         Percent with unemployment...................................     12.8      12.1      13.6      12.7      11.9      11.5 
                                                                                                                                 
         Total with unemployment.....................................   16,534    15,579     9,388     8,715     7,146     6,864 
           Did not work but looked for work..........................    3,698     3,261     1,947     1,660     1,751     1,601 
           Worked during the year....................................   12,836    12,318     7,442     7,055     5,395     5,263 
                                                                                                                                 
             Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     17.6      17.3      17.4      17.9      18.0      16.3 
                                                                                                                                 
           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      2.9       3.1       3.5       3.1       2.2       3.0 
             Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     97.1      96.9      96.5      96.9      97.8      97.0 
               1 to 4 weeks..........................................     13.9      15.5      12.7      13.6      15.6      18.0 
               5 to 14 weeks.........................................     27.5      26.6      28.4      26.8      26.3      26.3 
               15 weeks or more......................................     55.6      54.9      55.4      56.5      55.9      52.7 
                                                                                                                                 
                     With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     23.2      21.2      25.5      23.3      20.0      18.3 
                                                                                                                                 
                        BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN                                                                                
                                                                                                                                 
       Total who worked or looked for work...........................   19,095    19,166     8,851     8,867    10,244    10,300 
         Percent with unemployment...................................     20.6      18.7      21.9      21.0      19.5      16.7 
                                                                                                                                 
         Total with unemployment.....................................    3,936     3,579     1,936     1,858     2,000     1,721 
           Did not work but looked for work..........................    1,225     1,104       598       560       627       544 
           Worked during the year....................................    2,712     2,475     1,338     1,298     1,374     1,176 
                                                                                                                                 
             Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     21.6      21.5      21.6      22.7      21.6      20.4 
                                                                                                                                 
           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      2.0       2.2       1.9       2.6       2.1       1.7 
             Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     98.0      97.8      98.1      97.4      97.9      98.3 
               1 to 4 weeks..........................................      9.4      10.8       9.9      11.4       9.0      10.3 
               5 to 14 weeks.........................................     24.6      23.9      24.3      21.6      24.9      26.4 
               15 weeks or more......................................     64.0      63.1      63.9      64.4      64.0      61.6 
                                                                                                                                 
                     With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     18.8      18.9      19.3      21.6      18.2      15.9 
                                                                                                                                 
                                  ASIAN                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                 
       Total who worked or looked for work...........................    8,830     9,043     4,627     4,832     4,203     4,211 
         Percent with unemployment...................................     10.6       9.9      10.3      10.1      10.9       9.8 
                                                                                                                                 
         Total with unemployment.....................................      933       898       476       486       457       412 
           Did not work but looked for work..........................      302       289       156       142       146       147 
           Worked during the year....................................      631       609       320       345       311       264 
                                                                                                                                 
             Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     17.4      17.6      17.5      19.5      17.3      14.8 
                                                                                                                                 
           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      3.0       2.5       4.2       1.5       1.6       3.7 
             Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     97.0      97.5      95.8      98.5      98.4      96.3 
               1 to 4 weeks..........................................     16.6      18.7      17.9      16.9      15.3      21.1 
               5 to 14 weeks.........................................     25.3      24.0      22.6      22.6      28.0      25.7 
               15 weeks or more......................................     55.2      54.9      55.3      59.0      55.1      49.4 
                                                                                                                                 
                     With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     19.0      16.5      21.9      18.2      16.0      14.2 
                                                                                                                                 
                       HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY                                                                              
                                                                                                                                 
       Total who worked or looked for work...........................   24,914    25,395    14,185    14,412    10,729    10,983 
         Percent with unemployment...................................     17.3      15.7      18.2      16.3      16.0      14.9 
                                                                                                                                 
         Total with unemployment.....................................    4,304     3,988     2,585     2,354     1,720     1,634 
           Did not work but looked for work..........................      960       851       512       413       448       438 
           Worked during the year....................................    3,345     3,137     2,073     1,941     1,272     1,196 
                                                                                                                                 
             Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     18.1      18.7      16.9      18.3      20.2      19.4 
                                                                                                                                 
           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      3.2       2.2       3.9       2.3       1.9       1.9 
             Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     96.8      97.8      96.1      97.7      98.1      98.1 
               1 to 4 weeks..........................................     14.0      14.3      12.6      13.3      16.2      16.1 
               5 to 14 weeks.........................................     26.1      24.2      29.2      25.8      20.9      21.6 
               15 weeks or more......................................     56.8      59.3      54.2      58.6      61.0      60.4 
                                                                                                                                 
                     With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     22.9      22.8      24.5      22.2      20.1      23.7 

       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 16, 2014
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