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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 7.2.  Unemployment rates of persons 16 years old and over, by educational attainment and race/ethnicity: 2007

Race/ethnicity All
education levels
Less than
high school
     completion
High school completion1 Some
college,
no degree
Associate's degree Bachelor's
degree or higher
Total2 4.7   11.3   5.4   4.5   3.2   1.9  
White 4.0   11.6   4.8   4.0   2.7   1.7  
Black 8.2   19.5   9.4   6.5   5.3   2.7  
Hispanic 5.6   8.7   4.1   5.4   3.5   2.3  
Asian 3.2   4.5 ! 3.9   3.0 ! 3.6 ! 2.7  
Pacific Islander 4.8 ! 12.8 ! 4.5 ! 4.1 !   #  
American Indian/Alaska Native 11.9   28.9   11.7   9.4 ! 5.0 ! 2.3 !
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Does not meet reporting standards.
# Rounds to zero.
1 Includes equivalency.
2 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: The unemployment rate is the percentage of the total labor force population that is jobless, looking for a job, and available for work. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Estimates for Asian and Pacific Islander differ from those presented in table 7.2a, where these categories were combined in order to be consistent in the presentation of trend data from 1997 through 2007.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2007.

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