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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table A-7.2.  Unemployment rates for persons ages 16 and over, by race/ethnicity: 1997 through 2007

Year Total1 White Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
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
2006 5.0 4.1 10.1 5.8 3.8 7.3
2007 4.7 4.0 8.2 5.6 3.3 11.9
1 For 2003 through 2007, 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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), Annual Demographic Supplement, 1997–2002, and Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2003–2007.