Table 1. Employment and unemployment in families by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2015-2016 annual averages

Table 1. Employment and unemployment in families by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2015-2016 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2015 2016

EMPLOYMENT IN FAMILIES

Total families

81,410 82,092

With at least one family member employed

65,360 66,023

As a percent of total families

80.3 80.4

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

59,520 60,065

With no family member employed

16,050 16,069

As a percent of total families

19.7 19.6

White

Total families

64,663 65,083

With at least one family member employed

51,769 52,209

As a percent of total families

80.1 80.2

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

47,225 47,611

With no family member employed

12,894 12,873

As a percent of total families

19.9 19.8

Black or African American

Total families

9,854 9,976

With at least one family member employed

7,652 7,764

As a percent of total families

77.7 77.8

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

6,792 6,835

With no family member employed

2,202 2,212

As a percent of total families

22.3 22.2

Asian

Total families

4,538 4,707

With at least one family member employed

4,020 4,166

As a percent of total families

88.6 88.5

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

3,786 3,933

With no family member employed

518 541

As a percent of total families

11.4 11.5

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total families

12,602 12,900

With at least one family member employed

10,883 11,182

As a percent of total families

86.4 86.7

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

9,914 10,217

With no family member employed

1,719 1,718

As a percent of total families

13.6 13.3

UNEMPLOYMENT IN FAMILIES

Total families

81,410 82,092

With at least one family member unemployed

5,615 5,301

As a percent of total families

6.9 6.5

Some family member(s) employed

3,831 3,656

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

68.2 69.0

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

3,302 3,162

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

58.8 59.7

White

Total families

64,663 65,083

With at least one family member unemployed

3,908 3,711

As a percent of total families

6.0 5.7

Some family member(s) employed

2,784 2,684

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

71.2 72.3

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

2,408 2,343

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

61.6 63.1

Black or African American

Total families

9,854 9,976

With at least one family member unemployed

1,184 1,086

As a percent of total families

12.0 10.9

Some family member(s) employed

666 628

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

56.3 57.8

Some family member employed full time(1)

558 524

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

47.2 48.2

Asian

Total families

4,538 4,707

With at least one family member unemployed

260 265

As a percent of total families

5.7 5.6

Some family member(s) employed

213 204

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

82.1 76.9

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

191 185

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

73.6 69.8

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total families

12,602 12,900

With at least one family member unemployed

1,220 1,117

As a percent of total families

9.7 8.7

Some family member(s) employed

864 811

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

70.8 72.6

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

740 702

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

60.7 62.9

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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Last Modified Date: April 20, 2017