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

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Table 27b.

Unemployment rates of persons 16 years old and over, by educational attainment, age, and race/ethnicity: 2005


Race/ethnicity and age group All education levels Less than high school completion High school completion1 Some college, no degree Associate's degree Bachelor's degree or higher
Total2 5.5 12.4 6.5 4.9 3.8 2.4
White 4.5 12.5 5.6 4.1 3.5 2.2
Black 10.8 24.5 11.1 9.4 6.0 4.1
Hispanic 6.4 8.7 6.5 4.9 3.9! 2.6!
Asian 4.2 7.8! 5.5! 6.1! 2.3! 2.7
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 5.7! 12.3! 7.3! 7.6! #
American Indian/Alaska Native 12.3 21.3! 15.2! 11.5! 7.7! 2.0!
 
16 to 242 12.1 20.1 13.2 6.6 5.8! 4.6
White 10.0 18.6 10.9 5.1 4.9! 3.5!
Black 24.1 40.1 25.0 13.0 6.1! 10.4!
Hispanic 11.5 13.6 12.0 8.0! 9.6! 6.0!
Asian 8.8! 18.2! 8.4! 7.9! 4.1!
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 18.4!
American Indian/Alaska Native 29.0! 34.1! 30.8! 8.3
 
25 and over2 4.4 8.8 5.4 4.5 3.6 2.3
White 3.7 7.7 4.8 3.8 3.4 2.2
Black 8.3 17.4 8.7 8.4 5.9! 3.8
Hispanic 5.3 7.4 5.0 3.8 3.2! 2.4!
Asian 3.6 5.3! 5.2! 5.2! 2.5! 2.7
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 2.4! 4.0! # #
American Indian/Alaska Native 8.6! 13.8! 11.1! 10.8! 4.4! 2.2!
! Interpret data with caution.
# Rounds to zero.
Does not meet reporting standards.
1 Includes equivalency.
2 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 Survey (CPS), Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2005.
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