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Families and unemployment, 2005

May 04, 2006

In 2005, 5.3 million families had at least one member who was unemployed, down from 5.6 million in 2004.

Families with at least one member who was unemployed, by race and Hispanic ethnicity, 2004 and 2005 (percent)
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The proportion of black families with an unemployed member (12.7 percent) continued to be about twice that for white families (6.1 percent) and Asian families (6.2 percent).

Among Hispanic families, 9.0 percent had an unemployed member in 2005.

These data are from the Current Population Survey. To learn more, see Employment Characteristics of Families in 2005 (PDF) (TXT), USDL news release 06-731.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Families and unemployment, 2005 on the Internet at (visited September 17, 2014).


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