National Data | Chart | The Employment Bus: Immigrants Drive, Blacks Sit in the Back
June 22, 2006, 05:00 AM
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Table 1:

Male Unemployment by Race, Nativity

and Education, 2003 and 2005

(Male workers 25 years and older)

 

Unemployment Rate (%)

U.S.-born

2003

2005

% point change

All races

4.9%

3.9%

-1.0%

White, non-Hispanic

4.3%

3.2%

-1.1%

Black, non-Hispanic

8.9%

8.0%

-0.9%

Hispanic

6.3%

4.8%

-1.5%

U.S.-born HS Dropouts

 

 

 

All races

9.2%

8.1%

-1.1%

White, non-Hispanic

7.7%

6.7%

-1.0%

Black, non-Hispanic

14.5%

15.0%

0.5%

Hispanic

9.5%

7.3%

-2.2%

Foreign-born

 

 

 

All races

5.7%

3.7%

-2.0%

White, non-Hispanic

4.8%

3.2%

-1.6%

Black, non-Hispanic

8.2%

5.4%

-2.8%

Hispanic

5.6%

3.7%

-1.9%

Foreign-born-HS Dropouts

 

 

 

All races

6.9%

4.4%

-2.5%

White, non-Hispanic

6.3%

4.8%

-1.5%

Black, non-Hispanic

11.1%

4.3%

-6.8%

Hispanic

6.5%

4.4%

-2.1%

 

 

 

 

Source: Current Population Survey (CPS), Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Unpublished work tables sent to author by Abraham Mosisa, BLS economist.

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.