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Table 3. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations 25 years and over by educational attainment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2009-10 annual averages

Table 3. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations 25 years and over by educational attainment,
race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2009-10 annual averages

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                                            2009                                      2010                  
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
             Characteristic              Less than    High       Some              Less than    High       Some             
                                           a high    school    college  Bachelor's   a high    school    college  Bachelor's
                                           school  graduates,     or    degree and   school  graduates,     or    degree and
                                          diploma  no college associate higher (2)  diploma  no college associate higher (2)
                                                       (1)      degree                           (1)      degree            
                                                                                                                            
              FOREIGN BORN                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                            
      White non-Hispanic or Latino                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
Civilian noninstitutional population....      832     1,729      1,370     2,763        870     1,773      1,364     2,832  
 Civilian labor force...................      266       899        865     2,004        307       937        883     2,053  
   Participation rate...................     32.0      52.0       63.1      72.5       35.3      52.8       64.8      72.5  
  Employed..............................      238       823        804     1,877        282       851        818     1,935  
   Employment-population ratio..........     28.6      47.6       58.6      67.9       32.4      48.0       60.0      68.3  
  Unemployed............................       28        77         61       127         25        85         66       118  
   Unemployment rate....................     10.7       8.5        7.1       6.4        8.0       9.1        7.4       5.7  
                                                                                                                            
      Black non-Hispanic or Latino                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
Civilian noninstitutional population....      347       748        661       719        420       739        685       740  
 Civilian labor force...................      194       544        525       615        246       556        568       623  
   Participation rate...................     56.0      72.7       79.5      85.5       58.5      75.3       82.9      84.2  
  Employed..............................      164       482        474       563        203       481        508       570  
   Employment-population ratio..........     47.2      64.4       71.7      78.3       48.3      65.1       74.2      77.1  
  Unemployed............................       30        62         52        52         43        75         60        53  
   Unemployment rate....................     15.7      11.4        9.8       8.5       17.4      13.6       10.6       8.5  
                                                                                                                            
      Asian non-Hispanic or Latino                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
Civilian noninstitutional population....      936     1,425      1,032     3,881        931     1,536      1,088     3,877  
 Civilian labor force...................      419       878        759     3,016        414       977        767     2,889  
   Participation rate...................     44.8      61.6       73.6      77.7       44.5      63.6       70.6      74.5  
  Employed..............................      386       814        696     2,841        368       901        703     2,724  
   Employment-population ratio..........     41.3      57.2       67.5      73.2       39.5      58.6       64.7      70.3  
  Unemployed............................       33        64         64       175         46        76         64       165  
   Unemployment rate....................      7.9       7.3        8.4       5.8       11.2       7.8        8.3       5.7  
                                                                                                                            
      Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
Civilian noninstitutional population....    7,376     4,020      1,929     1,596      7,351     4,146      1,989     1,667  
 Civilian labor force...................    4,959     3,002      1,526     1,247      4,937     3,134      1,542     1,316  
   Participation rate...................     67.2      74.7       79.1      78.1       67.2      75.6       77.5      78.9  
  Employed..............................    4,314     2,712      1,378     1,158      4,341     2,802      1,383     1,225  
   Employment-population ratio..........     58.5      67.5       71.5      72.5       59.1      67.6       69.5      73.5  
  Unemployed............................      644       289        147        89        595       332        159        91  
   Unemployment rate....................     13.0       9.6        9.7       7.1       12.1      10.6       10.3       6.9  
                                                                                                                            
              NATIVE BORN                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                            
      White non-Hispanic or Latino                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
Civilian noninstitutional population....   10,507    41,552     36,165    42,586     10,172    41,667     36,307    43,147  
 Civilian labor force...................    3,860    24,975     25,328    32,751      3,654    24,684     25,135    32,916  
   Participation rate...................     36.7      60.1       70.0      76.9       35.9      59.2       69.2      76.3  
  Employed..............................    3,295    22,797     23,543    31,445      3,086    22,458     23,275    31,582  
   Employment-population ratio..........     31.4      54.9       65.1      73.8       30.3      53.9       64.1      73.2  
  Unemployed............................      565     2,178      1,785     1,306        568     2,225      1,860     1,334  
   Unemployment rate....................     14.6       8.7        7.0       4.0       15.5       9.0        7.4       4.1  
                                                                                                                            
      Black non-Hispanic or Latino                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
Civilian noninstitutional population....    3,112     6,897      5,738     3,659      3,036     6,895      5,826     3,798  
 Civilian labor force...................    1,099     4,392      4,158     2,923      1,057     4,304      4,214     2,986  
   Participation rate...................     35.3      63.7       72.5      79.9       34.8      62.4       72.3      78.6  
  Employed..............................      851     3,760      3,673     2,717        798     3,605      3,682     2,752  
   Employment-population ratio..........     27.4      54.5       64.0      74.3       26.3      52.3       63.2      72.5  
  Unemployed............................      248       631        486       206        259       698        532       235  
   Unemployment rate....................     22.6      14.4       11.7       7.0       24.5      16.2       12.6       7.9  
                                                                                                                            
      Asian non-Hispanic or Latino                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
Civilian noninstitutional population....      126       360        465       962        133       387        471     1,008  
 Civilian labor force...................       51       201        315       779         54       228        329       817  
   Participation rate...................     40.2      55.7       67.8      81.0       40.5      58.9       69.9      81.0  
  Employed..............................       47       186        291       743         49       212        304       777  
   Employment-population ratio..........     37.3      51.5       62.5      77.2       37.1      54.7       64.6      77.1  
  Unemployed............................        4        15         25        36          4        16         25        40  
   Unemployment rate....................      7.4       7.6        7.8       4.7        8.3       7.1        7.5       4.9  
                                                                                                                            
      Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
Civilian noninstitutional population....    2,388     3,716      3,174     1,947      2,295     3,769      3,314     2,059  
 Civilian labor force...................    1,105     2,656      2,501     1,648      1,033     2,714      2,583     1,728  
   Participation rate...................     46.3      71.5       78.8      84.7       45.0      72.0       77.9      83.9  
  Employed..............................      918     2,357      2,278     1,571        842     2,373      2,343     1,637  
   Employment-population ratio..........     38.5      63.4       71.8      80.7       36.7      63.0       70.7      79.5  
  Unemployed............................      186       299        223        77        191       342        240        91  
   Unemployment rate....................     16.9      11.3        8.9       4.7       18.5      12.6        9.3       5.3  

   1 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
   2 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
   NOTE: Data for race/ethnicity groups do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Updated
population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. See the Technical Note for further
information.



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Last Modified Date: November 02, 2020