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Table 25a. Percentage of 16- and 17-year-old students who were employed, by hours worked per week and race/ethnicity: 2009
 
Race/ethnicity Percent employed1   Percent employed less than 15 hours per week2   Percent employed 15 or more hours per week2
Total3 15.4   7.9   6.7
White 19.8   10.4   8.2
Black 8.8   3.6   4.5
Hispanic 9.3   4.3   5.0
Asian 5.6 !  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander    
American Indian/Alaska Native    
Two or more races 8.1 !  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Includes those who were employed but not at work during the survey week.
2 Excludes those who were employed but not at work during the survey week; therefore, detail may not sum to the total percentage employed.
3 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October Supplement, 2009.

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