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The Latino Labor Force in the Recovery — Text Only Charts

Chart 1: Unemployment Rate for African Americans, Latinos and Whites (seasonally adjusted monthly, January 2007 February 2012)

Year

White

Black

Hispanic

2007 - Jan

4.2

7.9

5.7

2007 - Feb

4.1

8

5.3

2007 - Mar

3.8

8.4

5.1

2007 - Apr

4

8.3

5.4

2007 - May

3.9

8.3

5.8

2007 - Jun

4.1

8.5

5.6

2007 - Jul

4.2

8.1

5.9

2007 - Aug

4.2

7.6

5.5

2007 - Sep

4.2

8

5.8

2007 - Oct

4.1

8.5

5.6

2007 - Nov

4.2

8.5

5.8

2007 - Dec

4.4

9

6.3

2008 - Jan

4.4

9.1

6.4

2008 - Feb

4.4

8.4

6.2

2008 - Mar

4.5

9.2

6.9

2008 - Apr

4.4

8.6

6.9

2008 - May

4.8

9.6

6.9

2008 - Jun

5

9.4

7.7

2008 - Jul

5.2

10

7.6

2008 - Aug

5.5

10.6

8.1

2008 - Sep

5.4

11.3

8

2008 - Oct

5.9

11.4

8.9

2008 - Nov

6.2

11.6

8.7

2008 - Dec

6.7

12.1

9.4

2009 - Jan

7.1

12.7

9.9

2009 - Feb

7.5

13.7

11.1

2009 - Mar

8

13.6

11.5

2009 - Apr

8.1

14.9

11.4

2009 - May

8.6

14.9

12.8

2009 - Jun

8.7

14.8

12.2

2009 - Jul

8.7

14.8

12.5

2009 - Aug

8.9

14.9

13.1

2009 - Sep

9

15.4

12.7

2009 - Oct

9.3

16

13.1

2009 - Nov

9.2

15.8

12.6

2009 - Dec

9

16.2

12.8

2010 - Jan

8.7

16.5

12.5

2010 - Feb

8.9

16

12.3

2010 - Mar

8.8

16.7

12.5

2010 - Apr

9

16.4

12.4

2010 - May

8.8

15.4

12.4

2010 - Jun

8.6

15.2

12.4

2010 - Jul

8.6

15.7

12.1

2010 - Aug

8.7

16.1

12.1

2010 - Sep

8.6

16

12.5

2010 - Oct

8.6

15.9

12.6

2010 - Nov

8.9

16.1

13.2

2010 - Dec

8.5

15.8

13

2011 - Jan

8.1

15.7

11.9

2011 - Feb

8

15.4

11.6

2011 - Mar

7.9

15.6

11.3

2011 - Apr

8.1

16.2

11.8

2011 - Mar

8

16.2

11.9

2011 - Jun

8.1

16.2

11.6

2011 - Jul

8.1

15.9

11.3

2011 - Aug

7.9

16.7

11.3

2011 - Sept

7.9

15.9

11.3

2011 - Oct

8

15

11.4

2011 - Nov

7.6

15.5

11.4

2012 - Feb

7.5

15.8

11

2012 - Jan

7.4

13.6

10.5

2012 - Dec

7.3

14.1

10.7

 

Chart 2: Unemployment Rate among Latinos Adult Men, Adult Women, and Youth (Annual data 2007 2012)

Year

Adult Hispanic Men

Adult Hispanic Women

Hispanic Youth

2007

4.6

5.5

18.1

2008

6.8

6.9

22.4

2009

11.6

10.6

30.2

2010

11.7

11.4

32.2

2011

10.3

11.1

31.1

 

Chart 3: Unemployment Rate for Latinos and Whites by Educational Attainment, 2011 Annual Average (Persons 25 years and older)

 

Unemployment Rate

Hispanic

White

Less than a High School diploma

12.0

12.7

High School graduates

10.3

8.4

Some college or Associate's degree

9.1

7

Bachelor's degree or more

5.7

3.9

 

Chart 4: Latino Employment Rates by Detailed Ethinicity, 16 and older (Annual data 2006 2011)

Year

All Hispanics

Mexican-American 

Puerto Rican 

Cuban-American 

2001

6.6

6.7

7.8

6.5

2002

7.5

7.5

9.4

6.7

2003

7.7

7.7

9.3

6.0

2004

7.0

7.2

8.1

4.5

2005

6.0

6.2

7.8

3.3

2006

5.2

5.2

7.2

3.6

2007

5.6

5.6

7.9

4.0

2008

7.6

7.7

10.3

6.3

2009

12.1

12.2

13.8

9.4

2010

12.5

12.4

15.4

12.4

2011

11.5

11.6

14.1

11.2

Change from 2010 to 2011

-1.0

-0.8

-1.3

-1.2

 

Chart 5: Employment to Population Rario by sex for Whites and Latinos, 16 and older (Annual data 2007 2011)

Year

Hispanic Men

Hispanic Women

White Men

White Women

2007

76.2

53.0

70.9

56.7

2008

74.1

51.9

69.7

56.3

2009

68.9

50.1

66.0

54.8

2010

68.0

49.6

65.1

54.0

2011

67.9

49.3

65.3

53.7

 

Chart 6: Hispanic Unemployment Rates by State 2011 Annual Averages

State

Persons

Hispanic Unemployment

Alabama

5,000 — 9,999

12.6%

Alaska

0 — 4,999

4.3%

Arizona

100,000 and more

12.7%

Arkansas

5,000 — 9,999

7.3%

California

100,000 and more

13.8%

Colorado

25,000 — 99,999

11.5%

Connecticut

25,000 — 99,999

17.8%

Delaware

0 — 4,999

8.3%

District of Columbia

0 — 4,999

8.3%

Florida

100,000 and more

11.6%

Georgia

25,000 — 99,999

7.7%

Hawaii

5,000 — 9,999

12.7%

Idaho

10,000 — 24,999

12.0%

Illinois

100,000 and more

12.1%

Indiana

10,000 — 24,999

11.8%

Iowa

10,000 — 24,999

11.7%

Kansas

10,000 — 24,999

10.5%

Kentucky

5,000 — 9,999

13.4%

Louisiana

10,000 — 24,999

12.2%

Maine

NA

NA

Maryland

10,000 — 24,999

7.0%

Massachusetts

25,000 — 99,999

10.3%

Michigan

10,000 — 24,999

10.7%

Minnesota

10,000 — 24,999

8.6%

Mississippi

0 — 4,999

8.0%

Missouri

5,000 — 9,999

8.3%

Montana

0 — 4,999

12.0%

Nebraska

5,000 — 9,999

7.8%

Nevada

25,000 — 99,999

14.5%

New Hampshire

0 — 4,999

8.8%

New Jersey

100,000 and more

11.3%

New Mexico

25,000 — 99,999

9.4%

New York

100,000 and more

10.6%

North Carolina

25,000 — 99,999

9.2%

North Dakota

NA

N/A

Ohio

10,000 — 24,999

8.8%

Oklahoma

10,000 — 24,999

12.5%

Oregon

10,000 — 24,999

13.5%

Pennsylvania

25,000 — 99,999

14.5%

Rhode Island

10,000 — 24,999

21.6%

South Carolina

10,000 — 24,999

12.2%

South Dakota

0 — 4,999

9.5%

Tennessee

10,000 — 24,999

10.6%

Texas

100,000 and more

8.9%

Utah

10,000 — 24,999

8.5%

Vermont

NA

NA

Virginia

10,000 — 24,999

5.8%

Washington

25,000 — 99,999

14.8%

West Virginia

0 — 4,999

5.6%

Wisconsin

10,000 — 24,999

12.2%

Wyoming

0 — 4,999

8.1%