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Fact-of-the-Week: 7 November 2011


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Unemployment Among Older U.S. Workers Varies by Ethnicity and Gender

Unemployment rates for men age 50 to 61 were highest among African Americans (13.4 percent), followed by Hispanics (10.7 percent), Asians (8.3 percent), and non-Hispanic whites (7.3 percent). For women age 50 to 61, Hispanics exhibited the highest unemployment rates (10.7), followed by African Americans (8.7 percent), Asians (6.6 percent), and non-Hispanic whites (5.6 percent), according to a 2011 analysis of data from the Current Population Survey.

Johnson, R. W., & Park, J. (2011). Employment and earnings among 50+ people of color. (Working Paper No. 4). Washington, DC: Urban Institute. Retrieved from www.urban.org.

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