Thursday, August 21, 2014

Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2013

In another reminder of racial disparities in the United States, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the overall unemployment rate for the United States in 2013 was 7.4 percent; however, the rate varied across race and ethnicity groups. The rates were highest for Blacks (13.1 percent) and for American Indians and Alaska Natives (12.8 percent) and lowest for Asians (5.2 percent) and for Whites (6.5 percent). The jobless rate was 9.1 percent for Hispanics, 10.2 percent for Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, and 11.0 percent for people of Two or More Races.


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