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The Hispanic Labor Force in the Recovery — 2011 — Text Only Charts

Chart 1: Unemployment Rate for African-Americans, Hispanics, and Whites: Jan 2007-Feb 2011

Peak Unemployment

Percent

Black Peak Unemployment
March - April 2010

16.5%

Hispanic Peak Unemployment November 2010

13.2%

White Peak Unemployment
October 2009

9.4%

 

Chart 2: Unemployment Rate in Latino Communities for Adult Men, Adult Women, and Youth (Annual data, 2007 through 2010)

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

Youth

18.1%

22.4%

30.2%

32.2%

Adult Men

4.6%

6.8%

11.6%

11.7%

Adult Women

5.5%

6.9%

10.6%

11.4%

 

Chart 3: Unemployment Rate for Hispanics, by Educational Attainment, 2010 Annual Average (Persons 25 years and older)

 

Unemployment Rate

Less than a High School diploma

13.2%

High School graduates

11.5%

Some college or Associate degree

9.7%

Bachelor's degree or higher

6.0%

 

Chart 4: Employment-Population ratio by sex for Whites and Hispanics, 16 and older (Annual data, 2007 through 2010)

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

Hispanic Men

76.2%

74.1%

68.8%

68.0%

White Men

70.9%

69.7%

66.0%

65.1%

White Women

56.7%

56.3%

54.8%

54.0%

Hispanic Women

53.0%

51.9%

50.1%

49.6%

 

Chart 5: Hispanic Unemployment by State — 2010 Annual Averages

State

Persons

Hispanic Unemployment

Alabama

5,000 — 9,999

7.8%

Alaska

0 — 4,999

6.9%

Arizona

100,000 and more

13.4%

Arkansas

5,000 — 9,999

8.0%

California

100,000 and more

14.7%

Colorado

25,000 — 99,999

13.2%

Connecticut

25,000 — 99,999

17.5%

Delaware

0 — 4,999

8.6%

District of Columbia

0 — 4,999

8.4%

Florida

100,000 and more

13.6%

Georgia

25,000 — 99,999

11.5%

Hawaii

5,000 — 9,999

13.3%

Idaho

5,000 — 9,999

13.5%

Illinois

100,000 and more

12.7%

Indiana

10,000 — 24,999

15.3%

Iowa

5,000 — 9,999

10.8%

Kansas

10,000 — 24,999

13.1%

Kentucky

10,000 — 24,999

14.2%

Louisiana

5,000 — 9,999

8.1%

Maine

0 — 4,999

12.4%

Maryland

10,000 — 24,999

8.8%

Massachusetts

25,000 — 99,999

16.1%

Michigan

25,000 — 99,999

13.7%

Minnesota

10,000 — 24,999

12.3%

Mississippi

0 — 4,999

10.9%

Missouri

10,000 — 24,999

13.5%

Montana

0 — 4,999

11.9%

Nebraska

5,000 — 9,999

7.5%

Nevada

25,000 — 99,999

18.6%

New Hampshire

0 — 4,999

11.9%

New Jersey

25,000 — 99,999

10.2%

New Mexico

25,000 — 99,999

9.1%

New York

100,000 and more

11.8%

North Carolina

25,000 — 99,999

10.7%

North Dakota

0 — 4,999

N/A

Ohio

10,000 — 24,999

11.6%

Oklahoma

10,000 — 24,999

10.0%

Oregon

10,000 — 24,999

11.6%

Pennsylvania

25,000 — 99,999

15.5%

Rhode Island

10,000 — 24,999

21.8%

South Carolina

5,000 — 9,999

10.9%

South Dakota

0 — 4,999

7.2%

Tennessee

10,000 — 24,999

8.5%

Texas

100,000 and more

9.4%

Utah

10,000 — 24,999

12.7%

Vermont

0 — 4,999

3.8%

Virginia

10,000 — 24,999

6.9%

Washington

25,000 — 99,999

15.8%

West Virginia

0 — 4,999

N/A

Wisconsin

10,000 — 24,999

9.9%

Wyoming

0 — 4,999

11.0%