Spotlight on Statistics

Septemeber 2012

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: National Hispanic Heritage Month

Chart Data

Foreign Born

Tab 1: Labor force participation rate for the native born and foreign born, 2011 annual averages
Race or ethnicity Native born Foreign born

Total, 16 years and over

63.6 67.0

Non-Hispanic or Latino

White

64.3 60.2

Black or African American

60.1 71.2

Asian

61.5 65.6

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

63.2 69.8

Tab 2: Unemployment rate for the native born and foreign born, persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, by educational attainment, 2011 annual averages
Education Total Native born Foreign born

Less than a high school diploma

12.0 17.4 10.8

High school graduate, no college

10.3 11.2 9.4

Some college or associate degree

9.1 8.9 9.4

Bachelor's degree and higher

5.7 5.0 6.7

Tab 3: Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers, foreign born as a percent of native born, 2003–2011 annual averages
Year Hispanic or Latino ethnicity Non-Hispanic or Latino
White Black Asian

2003

76.1 99.7 99.8 94.0

2004

74.5 104.1 100.8 94.8

2005

74.2 101.8 100.0 96.1

2006

75.1 103.3 101.1 100.1

2007

74.0 105.6 102.8 100

2008

77.8 107.3 102.2 99.8

2009

75.8 106.7 102.1 96.6

2010

76.4 103.2 100.1 103.5

2011

77.0 105.5 99.5 98.8

Source: Current Population Survey | Chart

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