Work Experience of the Population (Annual) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Wednesday, December 9, 2015 			USDL-15-2330

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		WORK EXPERIENCE OF THE POPULATION -- 2014


A total of 159.1 million persons worked at some point during 2014, the U.S. Bureau
of Labor Statistics reported today. The proportion of the civilian noninstitutional
population age 16 and over who worked at some time during 2014 was 63.6 percent,
little different from 63.5 percent in 2013. The number of persons who experienced
some unemployment during 2014 was 17.7 million, down by 3.2 million from 2013.

These data are based on information collected in the Annual Social and Economic
Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS). The CPS is a monthly
survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The ASEC collects information on employment and unemployment experienced during the
prior calendar year. Additional information about the CPS and the ASEC, including
concepts and definitions, is provided in the Technical Note.

Highlights from the 2014 data:

	The proportion of workers who worked full time, year round in 2014
	was 67.9 percent, up from 66.9 percent in 2013. (See table 1.)
	
	The "work-experience unemployment rate"--defined as the number of
	persons unemployed at some time during the year as a proportion
	of the number of persons who worked or looked for work during the
	year--was 10.9 percent in 2014, down from 12.9 percent the prior year.
	(See table 3.)

	About 3.7 million individuals looked for a job but did not work at
	all in 2014, down from 4.8 million in 2013. (See table 3.)

Persons with Employment

Overall, 63.6 percent of the population worked in 2014. The proportion of men who
worked at some time during the year was 69.3 percent, and the proportion of women
who worked during the year was 58.3 percent. These proportions were little changed
from the prior year. (See table 1.)

The proportion of blacks (59.8 percent) who worked at some time during 2014 increased
from 2013, while the share of whites (64.2 percent), Asians (63.7 percent), and
Hispanics (64.6 percent) showed little change. (See table 2.)

Although the proportion having work experience during 2014 was little changed from
a year earlier, those who did work were more likely to work full time. Among those
with work experience during 2014, 79.6 percent usually worked full time, up from
79.0 percent in 2013. Men continued to be more likely than women to work full time
during the year, 85.7 percent versus 72.7 percent. The proportion of employed women
working full time rose over the year, while the proportion of men working full time
changed little. (See table 1.)

Of the total who worked during 2014, 78.7 percent were employed year round (working
50 to 52 weeks, either full or part time), up by 0.9 percentage point from 2013. The
percentage of men working year round increased by 1.3 percentage points to 81.1
percent in 2014, while the percentage of women employed year round was little changed
at 75.9 percent.

Persons with Unemployment

Overall, 162.8 million persons worked or looked for work at some time in 2014. Of
those, 17.7 million experienced some unemployment during the year, down by 3.2
million from 2013. (See table 3.)

The work-experience unemployment rate (those looking for work during the year as
a percent of those who worked or looked for work during the year) continued to decline.
At 10.9 percent in 2014, the work-experience unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage
points lower than in 2013. The work-experience unemployment rates for whites (10.0
percent), blacks (15.6 percent), and Hispanics (13.5 percent) declined from 2013 to
2014, while the rate for Asians (9.1 percent) changed little. (See tables 3 and 4.)

Overall, men continued to have higher work-experience unemployment rates in 2014 than
women, 11.4 percent versus 10.3 percent. Among whites and blacks, the rates for men
were higher than the rates for women. Among Asians and Hispanics, the rates for men
and women were little different from each other.

Among those who experienced unemployment in 2014, the median number of weeks spent
looking for work was 16.3. The number of persons who looked for a job but did not
work at all in 2014 declined by 1.1 million over the year to 3.7 million. Of the
14.0 million individuals who worked during 2014 and also experienced unemployment,
20.5 percent had two or more spells of joblessness, little different than the share
in 2013. (See table 3.)




Technical Note

   The data presented in this release were collected in the Annual Social and 
Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS). The CPS is a 
monthly sample survey of about 60,000 eligible households, conducted by the U.S. 
Census Bureau for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Data from the CPS 
are used to obtain the monthly estimates of the nation's employment and unemployment 
levels. The ASEC, conducted in the months of February through April, includes 
questions about work activity during the prior calendar year. For instance, data 
collected in 2015 refer to the 2014 calendar year. Because the reference period 
is a full year, the number of persons with some employment or unemployment greatly 
exceeds the average levels for any given month, which are based on a 1-week 
reference period, and the corresponding annual average of the monthly estimates. 
As shown below, for example, the number experiencing any unemployment was about 
twice the number unemployed in an average month during the year.


                                      Employed     Unemployed
  2014 estimates (in thousands)
   Annual average of
    monthly estimates                  146,305         9,617
   Annual supplement data              159,056        17,708


   In addition, estimates from the supplement differ from those obtained in the 
basic CPS because the questions used to classify workers as either employed or 
unemployed are different. More important, perhaps, is that the supplement contains 
fewer questions for categorizing respondents. In regard to unemployment in particular, 
the supplement has no questions on the type of job search activity or on the respondent's 
availability to work. Also, individuals can be counted as both employed and unemployed 
in the work experience supplement data, whereas, for a specific monthly reference 
week, each person is only counted in one category and employment activity takes 
precedence over job search activity.

   The 2013 data in this news release, collected in the 2014 ASEC, are based on fewer
sample responses than in recent years.  Approximately three-eighths of the 2014 CPS ASEC
sample was used to test redesigned questions on income and health insurance coverage; this
portion of the sample was not used to generate the estimates in this news release. The 2014
data in this news release, collected in the 2015 ASEC, are based on the full sample.

   The data presented in this release are not strictly comparable with data for 
earlier years due to the introduction of updated population controls used in
the CPS. The population controls are updated each year in January to reflect the 
latest information about population change. Additional information is available 
online at www.bls.gov/cps/documentation.htm#pop.

Reliability of the estimates

   Statistics based on the CPS are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error.
When a sample, rather than the entire population, is surveyed, there is a chance that
the sample estimates may differ from the true population values they represent. The 
component of this difference that occurs because samples differ by chance is known as 
sampling error, and its variability is measured by the standard error of the estimate. 
There is about a 90-percent chance, or level of confidence, that an estimate based on a 
sample will differ by no more than 1.6 standard errors from the true population value 
because of sampling error. BLS analyses are generally conducted at the 90-percent level 
of confidence.

   The CPS data also are affected by nonsampling error. Nonsampling error can occur 
for many reasons, including the failure to sample a segment of the population, inability 
to obtain information for all respondents in the sample, inability or unwillingness 
of respondents to provide correct information, and errors made in the collection or 
processing of the data.

   A discussion of the reliability of data from the CPS and information on estimating
standard errors is available at www.bls.gov/cps/documentation.htm#reliability.

Concepts and definitions

   The principle concepts and definitions used in connection with the data in this 
release are described briefly below.

   Persons who worked. In the 2015 supplement, persons are considered to have worked 
if they responded "yes" to either the question "Did you work at a job or business at 
any time during 2014?" or "Did you do any temporary, part-time, or seasonal work even 
for a few days during 2014?"

   Unemployed persons. Persons who worked during the year but not in every week are 
counted as unemployed if they also reported looking for work or being on layoff from a 
job during the year. Those who reported no work activity during the year are considered 
unemployed if they responded "yes" to the question "Even though you did not work in 
2014, did you spend any time trying to find a job or on layoff?"

   Work-experience unemployment rate. The number of persons unemployed at some time 
during the year as a proportion of the number of persons who worked or looked for work 
during the year.

   Usual full- and part-time employment. These data refer to the number of hours an
employed person typically works during most weeks of the year. Workers are classified
as full time if they usually worked 35 hours or more in a week; part-time employment
refers to workers whose typical workweek was between 1 and 34 hours.

   Year-round and part-year employment. Workers are classified as year round if they
worked 50 to 52 weeks. Part-year employment refers to workers who worked fewer than 50 
weeks.

Other information

   Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals 
upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.




Table 1.  Work experience of the population during the year by sex and extent of employment, 2013-14
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                           Total               Men                 Women       
                         Extent of employment                                                                                  
                                                                                                                               
                                                                       2013      2014      2013      2014      2013      2014  
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                                    
                                                                                      Numbers (in thousands)
                                                                    
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
   Civilian noninstitutional population............................  247,258   250,080   119,395   120,738   127,863   129,342 
     Total who worked or looked for work...........................  161,813   162,757    85,032    85,602    76,781    77,156 
       Percent of the population...................................     65.4      65.1      71.2      70.9      60.0      59.7 
     Total who worked during the year (1)..........................  156,987   159,056    82,590    83,640    74,397    75,416 
       Percent of the population...................................     63.5      63.6      69.2      69.3      58.2      58.3 
                                                                                                                               
       Full time (2)...............................................  124,017   126,566    70,590    71,710    53,427    54,856 
         50 to 52 weeks............................................  105,043   107,947    60,031    61,802    45,012    46,146 
         48 to 49 weeks............................................    1,944     1,844     1,113     1,090       831       754 
         40 to 47 weeks............................................    4,903     5,242     2,580     2,754     2,324     2,488 
         27 to 39 weeks............................................    4,061     4,179     2,294     2,142     1,767     2,037 
         14 to 26 weeks............................................    4,829     4,417     2,780     2,324     2,049     2,092 
         1 to 13 weeks.............................................    3,238     2,936     1,793     1,598     1,445     1,339 
                                                                                                                               
       Part time (3)...............................................   32,970    32,490    12,000    11,930    20,970    20,560 
         50 to 52 weeks............................................   17,144    17,127     5,857     6,004    11,287    11,123 
         48 to 49 weeks............................................      791       886       259       342       532       544 
         40 to 47 weeks............................................    2,971     2,820       963       894     2,008     1,926 
         27 to 39 weeks............................................    2,965     2,825     1,078     1,072     1,887     1,753 
         14 to 26 weeks............................................    4,596     4,376     1,871     1,730     2,725     2,645 
         1 to 13 weeks.............................................    4,502     4,458     1,972     1,889     2,530     2,569 
                                                                                                                               
                                                                      
                                                                                       Percent distribution
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                               
   Total who worked during the year (1)............................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
                                                                                                                               
     Full time (2).................................................     79.0      79.6      85.5      85.7      71.8      72.7 
       50 to 52 weeks..............................................     66.9      67.9      72.7      73.9      60.5      61.2 
       48 to 49 weeks..............................................      1.2       1.2       1.3       1.3       1.1       1.0 
       40 to 47 weeks..............................................      3.1       3.3       3.1       3.3       3.1       3.3 
       27 to 39 weeks..............................................      2.6       2.6       2.8       2.6       2.4       2.7 
       14 to 26 weeks..............................................      3.1       2.8       3.4       2.8       2.8       2.8 
       1 to 13 weeks...............................................      2.1       1.8       2.2       1.9       1.9       1.8 
                                                                                                                               
     Part time (3).................................................     21.0      20.4      14.5      14.3      28.2      27.3 
       50 to 52 weeks..............................................     10.9      10.8       7.1       7.2      15.2      14.7 
       48 to 49 weeks..............................................      0.5       0.6       0.3       0.4       0.7       0.7 
       40 to 47 weeks..............................................      1.9       1.8       1.2       1.1       2.7       2.6 
       27 to 39 weeks..............................................      1.9       1.8       1.3       1.3       2.5       2.3 
       14 to 26 weeks..............................................      2.9       2.8       2.3       2.1       3.7       3.5 
       1 to 13 weeks...............................................      2.9       2.8       2.4       2.3       3.4       3.4 

     1 Time worked includes paid vacation and sick leave.
     2 Usually worked 35 hours or more per week.
     3 Usually worked 1 to 34 hours per week.
     NOTE: Data refer to persons 16 years and over. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.




     Table 2.  Work experience of the population during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2013-14

     (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                             Total               Men                 Women       
       Extent of employment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                              
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                         2013      2014      2013      2014      2013      2014  
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                  WHITE                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                 
       Civilian noninstitutional population..........................  195,128   196,434    95,321    95,899    99,807   100,535 
         Total who worked or looked for work.........................  128,796   128,576    68,872    68,986    59,924    59,590 
           Percent of the population.................................     66.0      65.5      72.3      71.9      60.0      59.3 
         Total who worked during the year (1)........................  125,535   126,174    67,212    67,703    58,323    58,471 
           Percent of the population.................................     64.3      64.2      70.5      70.6      58.4      58.2 
                                                                                                                                 
         Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
           Full time (2).............................................     78.8      79.4      85.8      86.0      70.8      71.7 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     66.9      67.8      73.3      74.3      59.5      60.3 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      7.1       7.1       7.3       7.2       6.8       7.0 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      4.9       4.4       5.2       4.5       4.5       4.4 
           Part time (3).............................................     21.2      20.6      14.2      14.0      29.2      28.3 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     11.0      10.9       6.9       7.0      15.8      15.4 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      4.5       4.3       2.8       2.8       6.3       6.0 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      5.7       5.5       4.5       4.2       7.1       6.9 
                                                                                                                                 
                        BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN                                                                                
                                                                                                                                 
       Civilian noninstitutional population..........................   30,719    31,257    13,935    14,203    16,784    17,054 
         Total who worked or looked for work.........................   19,166    19,575     8,867     9,081    10,300    10,494 
           Percent of the population.................................     62.4      62.6      63.6      63.9      61.4      61.5 
         Total who worked during the year (1)........................   18,062    18,680     8,307     8,618     9,755    10,062 
           Percent of the population.................................     58.8      59.8      59.6      60.7      58.1      59.0 
                                                                                                                                 
         Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
           Full time (2).............................................     79.8      80.3      83.1      83.1      77.0      77.9 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     66.8      67.6      68.4      70.1      65.4      65.4 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      6.8       7.0       7.3       6.8       6.3       7.1 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      6.3       5.8       7.3       6.2       5.3       5.4 
           Part time (3).............................................     20.2      19.7      16.9      16.9      23.0      22.1 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     10.1      10.3       8.2       8.9      11.7      11.6 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      3.3       3.4       2.5       2.8       4.0       3.9 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      6.7       6.0       6.1       5.2       7.3       6.6 
                                                                                                                                 
                                  ASIAN                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                 
       Civilian noninstitutional population..........................   13,812    14,425     6,523     6,803     7,290     7,622 
         Total who worked or looked for work.........................    9,043     9,406     4,832     4,933     4,211     4,473 
           Percent of the population.................................     65.5      65.2      74.1      72.5      57.8      58.7 
         Total who worked during the year (1)........................    8,754     9,195     4,690     4,821     4,064     4,375 
           Percent of the population.................................     63.4      63.7      71.9      70.9      55.7      57.4 
                                                                                                                                 
         Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
           Full time (2).............................................     81.0      82.3      86.7      88.4      74.4      75.6 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     70.2      72.2      75.0      78.4      64.7      65.4 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      5.1       6.1       5.3       5.9       5.0       6.3 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      5.6       4.0       6.4       4.1       4.7       3.9 
           Part time (3).............................................     19.0      17.7      13.3      11.6      25.6      24.4 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     10.8       9.6       7.4       6.4      14.7      13.2 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      4.0       3.4       2.3       2.2       6.0       4.8 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      4.2       4.7       3.6       3.1       4.9       6.5 
                                                                                                                                 
                       HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY                                                                              
                                                                                                                                 
       Civilian noninstitutional population..........................   38,125    39,322    19,104    19,601    19,021    19,722 
         Total who worked or looked for work.........................   25,395    26,110    14,412    14,895    10,983    11,216 
           Percent of the population.................................     66.6      66.4      75.4      76.0      57.7      56.9 
         Total who worked during the year (1)........................   24,544    25,413    13,999    14,527    10,545    10,886 
           Percent of the population.................................     64.4      64.6      73.3      74.1      55.4      55.2 
                                                                                                                                 
         Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
           Full time (2).............................................     79.6      80.6      85.5      86.3      71.9      72.9 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     65.7      67.5      71.1      73.0      58.5      60.1 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      8.2       8.1       9.1       8.6       7.0       7.5 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      5.7       5.0       5.3       4.7       6.3       5.3 
           Part time (3).............................................     20.4      19.4      14.5      13.7      28.1      27.1 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     11.0      10.8       7.5       7.4      15.6      15.5 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      3.9       3.5       2.7       2.6       5.5       4.7 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      5.5       5.1       4.4       3.7       7.0       6.8 

       1 Time worked includes paid vacation and sick leave.
       2 Usually worked 35 hours or more per week.
       3 Usually worked 1 to 34 hours per week.
       NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals shown in
   table 1 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.




Table 3.  Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2013-14
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                             Total               Men                 Women       
                          Extent of unemployment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                         2013      2014      2013      2014      2013      2014  
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                      
                                                                                        Numbers (in thousands)
                                                                      
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
     Total who worked or looked for work.............................  161,813   162,757    85,032    85,602    76,781    77,156 
       Percent with unemployment.....................................     12.9      10.9      13.5      11.4      12.2      10.3 
                                                                                                                                 
       Total with unemployment.......................................   20,880    17,708    11,521     9,784     9,359     7,924 
         Did not work but looked for work............................    4,825     3,701     2,442     1,962     2,384     1,740 
           1 to 14 weeks.............................................    1,301     1,199       550       550       750       649 
           15 weeks or more..........................................    3,525     2,502     1,892     1,412     1,633     1,090 
                                                                                                                                 
         Worked during the year......................................   16,055    14,006     9,079     7,822     6,976     6,185 
           Year-round workers (1) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment..      462       392       259       286       203       106 
           Part-year workers (2) with unemployment...................   15,593    13,614     8,820     7,536     6,773     6,079 
             1 to 4 weeks............................................    2,384     2,365     1,224     1,227     1,160     1,138 
             5 to 10 weeks...........................................    2,167     1,999     1,229     1,168       938       831 
             11 to 14 weeks..........................................    2,032     1,889     1,126     1,095       907       794 
             15 to 26 weeks..........................................    4,485     3,855     2,605     2,124     1,881     1,731 
             27 weeks or more........................................    4,524     3,507     2,636     1,924     1,888     1,584 
                                                                                                                                 
                 Median weeks of unemployment for all workers........     17.9      16.3      18.7      15.9      16.9      16.8 
                                                                                                                                 
                 With 2 spells or more of unemployment...............    3,319     2,872     2,064     1,787     1,254     1,084 
                   2 spells..........................................    1,606     1,472       948       934       658       539 
                   3 spells or more..................................    1,713     1,399     1,117       854       596       546 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                      
                                                                                         Percent distribution
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
     Did not work but looked for work................................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
       1 to 14 weeks.................................................     27.0      32.4      22.5      28.0      31.5      37.3 
       15 weeks or more..............................................     73.0      67.6      77.5      72.0      68.5      62.7 
                                                                                                                                 
     Worked during the year..........................................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
       Year-round workers (1) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment......      2.9       2.8       2.9       3.7       2.9       1.7 
       Part-year workers (2) with unemployment.......................     97.1      97.2      97.1      96.3      97.1      98.3 
         1 to 4 weeks................................................     14.9      16.9      13.5      15.7      16.6      18.4 
         5 to 10 weeks...............................................     13.5      14.3      13.5      14.9      13.4      13.4 
         11 to 14 weeks..............................................     12.7      13.5      12.4      14.0      13.0      12.8 
         15 to 26 weeks..............................................     27.9      27.5      28.7      27.1      27.0      28.0 
         27 weeks or more............................................     28.2      25.0      29.0      24.6      27.1      25.6 
                                                                                                                                 
                   With 2 spells or more of unemployment.............     20.7      20.5      22.7      22.9      18.0      17.5 
                     2 spells........................................     10.0      10.5      10.4      11.9       9.4       8.7 
                     3 spells or more................................     10.7      10.0      12.3      10.9       8.5       8.8 

       1 Worked 50 or 51 weeks.
       2 Worked less than 50 weeks.
       NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.
 
 
 

     Table 4.  Extent of unemployment during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2013-14

     (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                             Total               Men                 Women       
      Extent of unemployment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                             
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                         2013      2014      2013      2014      2013      2014  
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                  WHITE                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                 
       Total who worked or looked for work...........................  128,796   128,576    68,872    68,986    59,924    59,590 
         Percent with unemployment...................................     12.1      10.0      12.7      10.5      11.5       9.5 
                                                                                                                                 
         Total with unemployment.....................................   15,579    12,920     8,715     7,246     6,864     5,675 
           Did not work but looked for work..........................    3,261     2,402     1,660     1,283     1,601     1,119 
           Worked during the year....................................   12,318    10,518     7,055     5,962     5,263     4,556 
                                                                                                                                 
             Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     17.3      15.3      17.9      14.9      16.3      15.8 
                                                                                                                                 
           Percent who worked during the year (1)....................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
             Year-round workers (2) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment      3.1       3.1       3.1       4.0       3.0       2.0 
             Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     96.9      96.9      96.9      96.0      97.0      98.0 
               1 to 4 weeks..........................................     15.5      17.6      13.6      16.4      18.0      19.1 
               5 to 14 weeks.........................................     26.6      28.7      26.8      29.9      26.3      27.2 
               15 weeks or more......................................     54.9      50.6      56.5      49.8      52.7      51.7 
                                                                                                                                 
                     With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     21.2      21.6      23.3      23.6      18.3      18.9 
                                                                                                                                 
                        BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN                                                                                
                                                                                                                                 
       Total who worked or looked for work...........................   19,166    19,575     8,867     9,081    10,300    10,494 
         Percent with unemployment...................................     18.7      15.6      21.0      17.5      16.7      13.9 
                                                                                                                                 
         Total with unemployment.....................................    3,579     3,052     1,858     1,589     1,721     1,463 
           Did not work but looked for work..........................    1,104       895       560       463       544       433 
           Worked during the year....................................    2,475     2,156     1,298     1,126     1,176     1,031 
                                                                                                                                 
             Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     21.5      21.6      22.7      20.7      20.4      22.8 
                                                                                                                                 
           Percent who worked during the year (1)....................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
             Year-round workers (2) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment      2.2       2.3       2.6       3.5       1.7       1.0 
             Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     97.8      97.7      97.4      96.5      98.3      99.0 
               1 to 4 weeks..........................................     10.8      12.7      11.4      12.1      10.3      13.4 
               5 to 14 weeks.........................................     23.9      22.2      21.6      23.1      26.4      21.2 
               15 weeks or more......................................     63.1      62.8      64.4      61.4      61.6      64.4 
                                                                                                                                 
                     With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     18.9      18.0      21.6      20.6      15.9      15.3 
                                                                                                                                 
                                  ASIAN                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                 
       Total who worked or looked for work...........................    9,043     9,406     4,832     4,933     4,211     4,473 
         Percent with unemployment...................................      9.9       9.1      10.1       9.4       9.8       8.7 
                                                                                                                                 
         Total with unemployment.....................................      898       852       486       462       412       390 
           Did not work but looked for work..........................      289       210       142       112       147        98 
           Worked during the year....................................      609       642       345       350       264       292 
                                                                                                                                 
             Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     17.6      16.8      19.5      15.2      14.8      18.9 
                                                                                                                                 
           Percent who worked during the year (1)....................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
             Year-round workers (2) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment      2.5       1.6       1.5       2.5       3.7       0.6 
             Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     97.5      98.4      98.5      97.5      96.3      99.4 
               1 to 4 weeks..........................................     18.7      18.5      16.9      16.8      21.1      20.5 
               5 to 14 weeks.........................................     24.0      25.8      22.6      30.2      25.7      20.6 
               15 weeks or more......................................     54.9      54.1      59.0      50.6      49.4      58.3 
                                                                                                                                 
                     With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     16.5      13.2      18.2      13.9      14.2      12.4 
                                                                                                                                 
                       HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY                                                                              
                                                                                                                                 
       Total who worked or looked for work...........................   25,395    26,110    14,412    14,895    10,983    11,216 
         Percent with unemployment...................................     15.7      13.5      16.3      13.8      14.9      13.1 
                                                                                                                                 
         Total with unemployment.....................................    3,988     3,531     2,354     2,059     1,634     1,472 
           Did not work but looked for work..........................      851       697       413       367       438       330 
           Worked during the year....................................    3,137     2,834     1,941     1,692     1,196     1,143 
                                                                                                                                 
             Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     18.7      15.9      18.3      15.8      19.4      16.2 
                                                                                                                                 
           Percent who worked during the year (1)....................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
             Year-round workers (2) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment      2.2       2.8       2.3       3.8       1.9       1.4 
             Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     97.8      97.2      97.7      96.2      98.1      98.6 
               1 to 4 weeks..........................................     14.3      16.8      13.3      16.5      16.1      17.2 
               5 to 14 weeks.........................................     24.2      28.7      25.8      28.4      21.6      29.1 
               15 weeks or more......................................     59.3      51.7      58.6      51.4      60.4      52.2 
                                                                                                                                 
                     With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     22.8      22.5      22.2      25.8      23.7      17.7 

       1 Time worked includes paid vacation and sick leave.
       2 Worked 50 or 51 weeks.
       3 Worked less than 50 weeks.
       NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals shown in
 table 3 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.




Last Modified Date: December 09, 2015