April 26, 2001
Of the nation's 71.7 million families, 5.7 percent reported having an unemployed member in an average week in 2000, a decline of 0.3 percentage point from the previous year.
The proportion of black families with an unemployed member in 2000 (10.2 percent) was higher than the proportion for either Hispanic (9.0 percent) or white families (5.0 percent). Hispanic families had the largest drop in unemployment between 1999 and 2000, from 9.7 percent to 9.0 percent.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Families experiencing unemployment in 2000 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/apr/wk4/art04.htm (visited May 25, 2015).
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