May 8, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Unemployment among families, 2011

Families with at least one member unemployed, as a percent of total families, by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2010 and 2011
Category 2010 2011

Total families

12.4 11.5


11.3 10.4

Black or African American

19.2 18.9


11.3 10.9

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

17.4 16.3

These data are featured in the TED article, Unemployment among families, 2011.


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