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

     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.



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