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Septemeber 2012

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: National Hispanic Heritage Month

Chart Data

Growth in the Hispanic Labor Force

Civilian labor force levels for persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity age 16 and older, by detailed ethnic group, 1988–2011 annual averages
Year Other Hispanic or Latino Cuban Puerto Rican Mexican American Total Hispanic or Latino

1988

1,962,000 565,000 883,000 5,572,000 8,982,000

1989

2,132,000 562,000 889,000 5,740,000 9,323,000

1990

2,450,000 603,000 960,000 6,707,000 10,720,000

1991

2,574,000 593,000 1,041,000 6,712,000 10,920,000

1992

2,622,000 577,000 1,048,000 7,091,000 11,338,000

1993

2,652,000 604,000 1,073,000 7,281,000 11,610,000

1994

2,778,000 604,000 1,026,000 7,567,000 11,975,000

1995

2,791,000 613,000 1,098,000 7,765,000 12,267,000

1996

3,024,000 637,000 1,170,000 7,943,000 12,774,000

1997

3,311,000 646,000 1,293,000 8,546,000 13,796,000

1998

3,321,000 651,000 1,249,000 9,096,000 14,317,000

1999

3,415,000 714,000 1,269,000 9,267,000 14,665,000

2000

3,755,000 740,000 1,411,000 10,783,000 16,689,000

2001

3,985,000 671,000 1,454,000 11,218,000 17,328,000

2002

4,220,000 635,000 1,546,000 11,542,000 17,943,000

2003

4,404,000 679,000 1,649,000 12,081,000 18,813,000

2004

4,553,000 769,000 1,610,000 12,340,000 19,272,000

2005

4,779,000 755,000 1,619,000 12,671,000 19,824,000

2006

5,130,000 807,000 1,599,000 13,158,000 20,694,000

2007

5,348,000 898,000 1,684,000 13,672,000 21,602,000

2008

5,296,000 897,000 1,822,000 14,009,000 22,024,000

2009

5,415,000 877,000 1,850,000 14,210,000 22,352,000

2010

5,469,000 970,000 1,906,000 14,403,000 22,748,000

2011

5,669,000 976,000 1,893,000 14,360,000 22,898,000

Source: Current Population Survey | Chart

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