Find the most recent annual averages for selected labor force characteristics. Data are presented by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin, educational attainment, marital status, and parental status when available.

Unemployment rate by sex, race and Hispanic ethnicity

Unemployment rate by sex, race and Hispanic ethnicity
Race and Hispanic ethnicity Women Men
Total 4.8 4.9
White 4.2 4.4
Black 7.8 9.1
Asian 3.9 3.5
Hispanic 6.3 5.4

Refers to people 16 years of age and older. Data for the individual race groups do not include people of two or more races. Hispanics can be of any race.
Source: 2016 annual averages, Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Unemployment rate by age and sex

Unemployment rate by age and sex
Age Women Men
16 to 19 years 14.3 17.1
20 to 24 years 7.4 9.3
25 to 34 years 5.1 5
35 to 44 years 4.1 3.6
45 to 54 years 3.7 3.4
55 to 64 years 3.3 3.8
65 to 74 years 3.8 3.8
75 years and older 4.8 3.6

Source: 2016 annual averages, Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Unemployment rate of women by age, race and Hispanic ethnicity

Unemployment rate of women by age, race and Hispanic ethnicity
Age White Black Asian Hispanic
16 years and older 4.2 7.8 3.9 6.3
16 to 19 years 13.2 22.8 8.2 15.8
20 to 24 years 6.3 12.3 6.4 8.3
25 to 54 years 3.7 7 3.6 5.5
55 to 64 years 3 4.9 3.6 4.9
65 years and older 3.9 5.4 2.4 3.7

Data do not include persons of two or more races. Hispanics may be of any race.
Source: 2016 annual averages, Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Unemployment rates for people 25 years and older by educational attainment and sex, 2016 averages

Unemployment rates for people 25 years and older by educational attainment and sex, 2016 averages
Educational attainment Women Men
Less than a high school diploma 8.9 6.6
High school graduates, no college 5.2 5.1
Some college, no degree 4.7 4.2
Associate degree 3.5 3.7
Bachelor's degree 2.8 2.7
Advanced degree 2.3 2

Refers to people 25 years of age and older. Advanced degree includes people with master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
Source: 2016 annual averages, Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Unemployment rates for women 25 years and older by educational attainment, race and ethnicity

Unemployment rates for women 25 years and older by educational attainment, race and ethnicity
Educational attainment White Black Asian Hispanic
Less than a high school diploma 7.8 14.8 4.4 7.9
High school graduates, no college 4.5 8.2 4 5.8
Some college, no degree 4.1 6.6 3.7 5.1
Associate degree 3.2 5.1 3.4 4.3
Bachelor's degree 2.5 4.3 3.5 3.7
Advanced degree 2.1 3.3 3 2.5

Refers to people 25 years of age and older. Advanced degree includes people with master's, professional, and doctoral degrees. Estimates for the race groups will not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Data do not include persons of two or more races. Hispanics may be of any race.
Source: 2016 annual averages, Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Unemployment rates of mothers and fathers by age of youngest child

Unemployment rates of mothers and fathers by age of youngest child
Age of youngest child Mothers Fathers
under 3 years 5.6 3.5
3 to 5 years 5.6 3.5
6 to 17 years 4.2 3
under 18 years 4.8 3.2

Based on parents in the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of age and older.
Source: 2016 annual averages, Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Unemployment rates of mothers by age of youngest child and race

Unemployment rates of mothers by age of youngest child and race
Age of youngest child White Black Asian Hispanic
under 3 years 4.5 10.5 3.1 7.3
3 to 5 years 4.5 10.5 3.5 6.7
6 to 17 years 3.6 7 3.7 5.7
under 18 years 4 8.5 3.6 6

Refers to mothers in the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of age and older. Data for the individual race groups do not include people of two or more races. Hispanics may be of any race. Data reflect the race or ethnicity of the mother.
Source: 2016 annual averages, Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Unemployment rates of mothers and fathers by marital status and age of youngest child

Unemployment rates of mothers and fathers by marital status and age of youngest child
Age of youngest child Mothers Married, spouse present Mothers All other marital statuses Fathers Married, spouse present Fathers All other marital statuses
under 3 years 3.2 10.5 2.7 7.9
3 to 5 years 3.3 9.5 2.8 7.8
6 to 17 years 3.2 6.3 2.6 6.1
under 18 years 3.2 7.8 2.6 7

Refers to parents in the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of age and older. *All other marital statuses include people who are never married, divorced, widowed, separated, or married with spouse absent.
Source: 2016 annual averages, Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics