Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007

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Table 27a.

Unemployment rates for persons ages 16 and over, by race/ethnicity: 1995-2005


Year Total1 White Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native
1995 5.8 4.7 9.9 9.8 4.9 13.0
1996 5.8 4.5 10.9 10.4 4.8 12.7
1997 5.5 4.2 10.9 9.2 4.7 10.8
1998 5.0 4.0 9.3 7.6 4.3 10.1
1999 4.5 3.5 8.4 6.6 4.1 11.9
2000 4.3 3.4 7.6 6.8 3.9 9.7
2001 4.6 3.6 8.8 6.8 3.2 10.6
2002 6.2 5.1 10.9 8.1 5.7 13.1
2003 6.4 5.2 11.3 8.5 6.4 14.5
2004 6.1 5.1 10.7 7.6 5.2 10.4
2005 5.5 4.5 10.8 6.4 4.2 12.3
1 For 2003, 2004, and 2005, total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Surveys (CPS), Annual Demographic Supplement, 1995-2002, and Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003-2005.