Table 1. Employment and unemployment in families by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2014-2015 annual averages

Table 1. Employment and unemployment in families by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2014-2015 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2014 2015

EMPLOYMENT IN FAMILIES

Total families

80,889 81,410

With at least one family member employed

64,832 65,360

As a percent of total families

80.1 80.3

With at least one family member employed full time(1)

58,762 59,520

With no family member employed

16,057 16,050

As a percent of total families

19.9 19.7

White

Total families

64,476 64,663

With at least one family member employed

51,661 51,769

As a percent of total families

80.1 80.1

With at least one family member employed full time(1)

46,937 47,225

With no family member employed

12,815 12,894

As a percent of total families

19.9 19.9

Black or African American

Total families

9,793 9,854

With at least one family member employed

7,481 7,652

As a percent of total families

76.4 77.7

With at least one family member employed full time(1)

6,596 6,792

With no family member employed

2,312 2,202

As a percent of total families

23.6 22.3

Asian

Total families

4,374 4,538

With at least one family member employed

3,872 4,020

As a percent of total families

88.5 88.6

With at least one family member employed full time(1)

3,614 3,786

With no family member employed

502 518

As a percent of total families

11.5 11.4

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total families

12,178 12,602

With at least one family member employed

10,456 10,883

As a percent of total families

85.9 86.4

With at least one family member employed full time(1)

9,429 9,914

With no family member employed

1,722 1,719

As a percent of total families

14.1 13.6

UNEMPLOYMENT IN FAMILIES

Total families

80,889 81,410

With at least one family member unemployed

6,486 5,615

As a percent of total families

8.0 6.9

Some family member(s) employed

4,419 3,831

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

68.1 68.2

Some family member(s) employed full time(1)

3,819 3,302

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

58.9 58.8

White

Total families

64,476 64,663

With at least one family member unemployed

4,499 3,908

As a percent of total families

7.0 6.0

Some family member(s) employed

3,195 2,784

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

71.0 71.2

Some family member(s) employed full time(1)

2,767 2,408

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

61.5 61.6

Black or African American

Total families

9,793 9,854

With at least one family member unemployed

1,376 1,184

As a percent of total families

14.1 12.0

Some family member(s) employed

780 666

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

56.7 56.3

Some family member employed full time(1)

666 558

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

48.4 47.2

Asian

Total families

4,374 4,538

With at least one family member unemployed

328 260

As a percent of total families

7.5 5.7

Some family member(s) employed

262 213

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

79.8 82.1

Some family member(s) employed full time(1)

232 191

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

70.9 73.6

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total families

12,178 12,602

With at least one family member unemployed

1,311 1,220

As a percent of total families

10.8 9.7

Some family member(s) employed

933 864

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

71.1 70.8

Some family member(s) employed full time(1)

798 740

As a percent of families with at least one family member unemployed

60.9 60.7

Footnotes
(1) Usually work 35 hours or more per week at all jobs.

NOTE: The race or ethnicity of the family is determined by that of the householder, the family reference person in whose name the housing unit is owned or rented. Estimates for the above race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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