Families and unemployment, 2005
May 04, 2006
In 2005, 5.3 million families had at least one member who was unemployed, down from 5.6 million in 2004.
The proportion of black families with an unemployed member (12.7 percent) continued to be about twice that for white families (6.1 percent) and Asian families (6.2 percent).
Among Hispanic families, 9.0 percent had an unemployed member in 2005.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Families and unemployment, 2005 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/may/wk1/art04.htm (visited October 20, 2016).
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