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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 27c.

Labor force participation rates for persons ages 16 and over, by race/ethnicity: 19952005


Year Total1 White Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native
1995 66.4 67.1 63.5 65.4 64.4 64.3
1996 66.4 67.1 63.3 65.8 66.0 61.5
1997 67.0 67.3 64.6 67.8 68.6 62.1
1998 67.3 67.1 66.3 68.9 68.5 69.1
1999 67.0 67.2 65.2 68.4 66.2 65.7
2000 67.4 67.4 65.8 69.4 66.2 62.7
2001 67.1 67.1 66.1 68.6 67.6 61.7
2002 66.5 66.4 64.8 68.6 66.8 62.5
2003 66.1 66.2 63.6 68.2 65.8 61.4
2004 65.6 65.7 63.1 67.9 65.6 60.4
2005 65.5 65.4 63.3 67.6 65.8 58.6
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.
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