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l a t i n o b o o m I I
Latinos
(%)
Whites
(%)
African
Americans
(%)
Characteristics of the employed
Employed (employment-
population ratio among
those 16 and older)
58.9
59.4
51.7
Usually working part-time
18.9
19.9
18.0
Women (age 16 and over)
40.6
46.0
53.8
College graduates (age 25
and over)
16.7
36.1
26.0
Working in the private
sector (wage and salary
workers)
83.7
78.5
76.9
Working in the public sector
10.4
14.2
19.3
Self-employed
(unincorporated)
5.8
7.2
3.8
Weekly earnings
Total
$549
$775
$615
Men
$571
$856
$653
Women
$518
$703
$595
Characteristics of the unemployed
Unemployment rate
11.5
7.9
15.8
Women (age 16 and over)
41.9
43.0
46.9
Median duration of
unemployment (in weeks)
18.5
19.7
27.0
Long-term unemployed (27
weeks or more)
39.9
41.7
49.5
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey
Note: Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Those
identified as White or Black includes those Latinos who selected White or Black when queried
about their race.
Figure 3.27
Unemployment, Employment, and Earnings
Characteristics by Race and Latino Ethnicity, 2011 Annual Averages