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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010


Table 19.2.

Percentage of high school students ages 16 years and older who were employed and the percentage distribution of those who were employed, by hours worked per week and race/ethnicity: 2008


      Percentage distribution of hours worked per week
Race/ethnicity Percent employed   Less than 10 hours   10–20 hours   More than 20 hours  
Total1 23.8   20.0   40.7   39.3  
White 28.8   21.8   42.8   35.4  
Black 14.2   12.8 ! 37.2   50.1  
Hispanic 17.6   14.0   32.0   54.0  
Asian 13.8        
American Indian/Alaska Native 13.6 !      
Two or more races 22.5        
‡ Reporting standards not met.
! Interpret data with caution.
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Reporting standards for Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders were not met; therefore, data for this group are not shown in the table. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to 100 percent because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2008.
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