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


Table 28.

Unemployment rates for persons ages 16 years and older, by educational attainment, age group, and race/ethnicity: 2008


Age group and race/ethnicity Total   Less than high school completion   High school completion1   Some college   Associate's degree   At least a bachelor's degree  
Total2, ages 16 and older 5.4   13.0   6.8   4.9   3.7   2.3  
White 4.3   12.5   5.7   4.2   3.1   2.0  
Black 9.5   21.6   10.9   8.2   5.6   3.5  
Hispanic 7.5   10.9   7.6   5.2   4.9   3.3  
Asian 3.6   8.3   5.0   3.8 ! 3.3 ! 2.5  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 5.6 !   9.7 ! 3.5 !    
American Indian/Alaska Native 10.0   19.5 ! 11.2   7.9 ! 3.4 ! 5.2 !
Two or more races 10.3   27.4   11.9   7.6 ! 12.0 ! 2.6 !
                         
Ages 16 to 242 11.5   20.2   13.3   6.3   4.6   4.3  
White 9.4   17.3   12.0   5.0   3.3 ! 3.9  
Black 20.2   33.3   20.0   13.5   12.2 ! 6.5 !
Hispanic 13.2   19.4   12.7   7.1   3.3 ! 8.3 !
Asian 6.6   16.1 ! 8.9 ! 5.5 !   2.0 !
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander            
American Indian/Alaska Native 20.3 !          
Two or more races 17.0   33.8   13.3 ! 6.8 !    
                         
Ages 25 and over2 4.4   9.8   5.7   4.4   3.6   2.2  
White 3.6   8.9   4.8   3.9   3.1   1.9  
Black 7.5   16.1   9.2   6.9   5.1   3.4  
Hispanic 6.3   9.0   6.4   4.6   5.1   3.0  
Asian 3.3   6.9 ! 4.6   3.0 ! 3.0 ! 2.5  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 4.5 !   6.0 !      
American Indian/Alaska Native 8.3   14.2 ! 11.6 ! 5.3 ! 2.7 ! 5.3 !
Two or more races 8.1   17.9 ! 11.4   7.9 ! 11.0 ! 2.1 !
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Includes equivalency.
2 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2008.
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