Spotlight on Statistics

Septemeber 2012

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: National Hispanic Heritage Month

Chart Data

Unemployment Rates by Age and Ethnic Group

Tab 1: Unemployment rate for persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity by age, 1973–2011 annual averages
Year 16-19 years 20-24 years 25-34 years 35-44 years 45-54 years

1973

19.7 8.5 5.7 5.6 4.7

1974

19.8 9.8 6.3 5.9 4.6

1975

27.7 16.7 9.9 8.6 8.1

1976

23.8 15.9 9.1 8.2 8.4

1977

22.9 12.0 8.6 6.1 7.3

1978

20.7 10.9 8.0 6.5 5.8

1979

19.2 10.4 6.7 6.2 5.2

1980

22.5 12.1 9.1 7.7 5.7

1981

23.9 13.9 8.8 7.4 6.4

1982

29.9 17.7 12.3 10.7 8.4

1983

28.4 16.7 11.9 11.3 10.0

1984

24.1 12.4 9.7 8.2 7.5

1985

24.3 12.6 9.9 7.7 7.4

1986

24.7 12.9 9.6 8.4 7.8

1987

22.3 10.6 7.7 6.7 6.9

1988

22.0 9.8 7.1 6.0 6.0

1989

19.4 10.7 7.0 5.9 6.3

1990

19.5 9.1 7.3 6.6 6.4

1991

22.9 11.6 9.2 8.1 8.0

1992

27.5 13.2 10.4 9.8 8.8

1993

26.1 13.1 9.3 9.1 8.6

1994

24.5 11.8 9.0 7.7 8.1

1995

24.1 11.5 8.2 7.2 6.4

1996

23.6 11.8 7.3 7.3 6.0

1997

21.6 10.3 6.3 6.4 5.1

1998

21.3 9.4 5.9 5.5 4.6

1999

18.6 8.3 5.4 4.8 4.8

2000

16.6 7.5 4.8 4.5 3.3

2001

17.7 8.1 5.9 5.2 4.3

2002

20.1 9.9 6.6 6.0 5.5

2003

20.0 10.2 7.0 6.0 6.3

2004

20.4 9.3 6.3 5.3 5.2

2005

18.4 8.6 5.3 4.5 4.4

2006

15.9 7.2 4.7 4.3 3.7

2007

18.1 7.8 4.9 4.3 4.3

2008

22.4 11.5 6.7 5.8 6.3

2009

30.2 16.2 11.4 10.2 10.1

2010

32.2 17.4 11.3 10.3 10.8

2011

31.1 15.7 10.4 9.2 9.9

Tab 2: Unemployment rate for persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity age 16 and older, by detailed ethnic group, 1988–2011 annual averages
Year Hispanic or Latino Mexican American Puerto Rican Cuban

1988

8.2 9.1 8.6 5.0

1989

8.0 8.6 9.6 5.6

1990

8.2 8.4 9.5 7.2

1991

10.0 10.5 12.0 8.1

1992

11.6 11.8 14.4 7.9

1993

10.8 10.7 13.1 7.9

1994

9.9 10.1 11.6 8.1

1995

9.3 9.7 11.2 7.4

1996

8.9 9.2 9.6 7.2

1997

7.7 7.7 9.8 6.6

1998

7.2 7.3 8.3 6.0

1999

6.4 6.6 8.2 4.6

2000

5.7 5.9 6.6 4.5

2001

6.6 6.7 7.8 6.5

2002

7.5 7.5 9.4 6.7

2003

7.7 7.7 9.3 6.0

2004

7.0 7.2 8.1 4.5

2005

6.0 6.2 7.8 3.3

2006

5.2 5.2 7.2 3.6

2007

5.6 5.6 7.9 4.0

2008

7.6 7.7 10.3 6.3

2009

12.1 12.2 13.8 9.4

2010

12.5 12.4 15.4 12.4

2011

11.5 11.6 14.1 11.2

Source: Current Population Survey | Chart

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