Employment growth in 2000 by race and Hispanic origin
April 17, 2001
Among the major race and ethnic groups, employment grew fastest for Hispanics in 2000. The number of employed Hispanics aged 16 and older grew by 5.1 percent; this compares with increases of 2.0 percent for blacks and 0.8 percent for whites.
Part of the strong employment growth for Hispanics reflects population growth. The Hispanic population grew by 3.5 percent in 2000, while the black and white populations grew 1.6 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively. However, the increase in employment for Hispanics also reflects an increase in the percentage of their population that was employed. Their employment-population ratio reached an all-time high of 64.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2000.
These data are a product of the Current Population Survey. The above figures on employment are seasonally adjusted; population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation. Percent changes discussed above are fourth quarter 1999 to fourth quarter 2000. Find out more about employment changes in 2000 in "The job market in 2000: slowing down as the year ended," by Jennifer L. Martel and David S. Langdon, Monthly Labor Review, February 2001.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment growth in 2000 by race and Hispanic origin on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/apr/wk3/art02.htm (visited January 18, 2017).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Workplace injuries and illnesses and employer costs for workers’ compensation
Workplace injury and illness data and the costs to employers for workers’ compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
A look at the future of the U.S. labor force to 2060
Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
Union membership in the United States
Historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers; union membership by a variety of demographic characteristics.
A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
Spending on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.
Self-employment in the United States
Trends in self-employment by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, including both the unincorporated and the incorporated self-employed, as well as data on paid employees who work for the self-employed.