Current unemployment data by race & ethnicity – Kansas


To address Black unemployment we first need to know the numbers and understand any historical or ongoing patterns.
We need to then understand why they are the way they are, and propose meaningful ways to begin addressing them.


Current unemployment data by race & ethnicity

Overall unemployment rates for adults: white(4.3) hispanic(6.0) asian(3.6) Black(9.3)

Overall unemployment rates for youth: white(13.4) hispanic(17.3) asian(no data) Black(24.4)
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Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

  HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                              HOUSEHOLD DATA      Table A-2.  Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age    (Numbers in thousands)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Not seasonally adjusted             Seasonally adjusted (1)                                                                                                                                                  Employment status, race, sex, and age                                                                                                                                       Dec.    Nov.    Dec.    Dec.    Aug.    Sept.   Oct.    Nov.    Dec.                                                         2004    2005    2005    2004    2005    2005    2005    2005    2005                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  WHITE                                                                                                    Civilian labor force............................ 121,257 122,880 122,752 121,507 122,638 122,843 122,810 122,813 122,994         Unemployment rate...........................     4.4     4.0     4.0     4.6     4.2     4.5     4.4     4.2     4.3     Not in labor force..............................  62,226  62,307  62,575  61,976  62,031  62,008  62,218  62,374  62,333                                                                                                                                              Men, 20 years and over                                                                                           Civilian labor force............................  63,110  63,896  63,925  63,206  63,879  63,849  63,901  63,827  64,028         Unemployment rate...........................     4.2     3.5     3.9     4.1     3.7     4.0     3.8     3.6     3.8                                                                                                                                             Women, 20 years and over                                                                                          Civilian labor force............................  52,459  53,238  53,175  52,356  52,756  52,971  52,998  53,037  53,067         Unemployment rate...........................     3.5     3.7     3.4     3.9     3.7     4.0     4.0     3.9     3.8                                                                                                                                            Both sexes, 16 to 19 years                                                                                         Civilian labor force............................   5,688   5,746   5,651   5,945   6,004   6,023   5,912   5,949   5,899         Unemployment rate...........................    14.1    13.8    11.8    15.7    13.8    13.3    14.2    13.9    13.4        ====================================================================================================================                                                                                                                                           BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN                                                                                          Civilian labor force............................  16,773  17,197  17,001  16,744  17,130  17,068  17,150  17,118  16,979         Unemployment rate...........................    10.4    10.5     8.9    10.8     9.7     9.5     9.1    10.6     9.3     Not in labor force..............................   9,500   9,509   9,743   9,529   9,442   9,549   9,513   9,587   9,766                                                                                                                                              Men, 20 years and over                                                                                           Civilian labor force............................   7,507   7,634   7,560   7,490   7,727   7,672   7,659   7,556   7,553         Unemployment rate...........................    10.8     9.5     8.8    10.6     8.6     8.7     8.5     9.4     8.6                                                                                                                                             Women, 20 years and over                                                                                          Civilian labor force............................   8,532   8,735   8,667   8,491   8,604   8,664   8,726   8,714   8,633         Unemployment rate...........................     8.5     8.9     8.1     9.0     8.2     8.1     7.5     9.0     8.5                                                                                                                                            Both sexes, 16 to 19 years                                                                                         Civilian labor force............................     734     827     774     763     799     733     765     848     792         Unemployment rate...........................    27.4    36.6    19.3    32.6    35.9    33.1    32.4    38.4    24.4                                                                                                                                                      ASIAN                                                                                                  Civilian noninstutional population................   9,658  10,044  10,036   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)           Unemployment rate...........................     4.1     3.6     3.8   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)       Not in labor force..............................   3,264   3,403   3,384   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)        1 The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted   and seasonally adjusted columns.     2 Data not available.     NOTE:  Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for   all races.  Beginning in January 2005, data reflect revised population controls used in the household survey.  Seasonally   adjusted data have been revised to reflect updated seasonal adjustment factors. 



Table A-3. Employment status of the Hispanic or Latino population by sex and age

  HOUSEHOLD DATA                                                                                              HOUSEHOLD DATA      Table A-3.  Employment status of the Hispanic or Latino population by sex and age    (Numbers in thousands)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Not seasonally adjusted             Seasonally adjusted (1)                                                                                                                                                     Employment status, sex, and age                                                                                                                                          Dec.    Nov.    Dec.    Dec.    Aug.    Sept.   Oct.    Nov.    Dec.                                                         2004    2005    2005    2004    2005    2005    2005    2005    2005                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY                                                                                        Civilian labor force............................  19,514  20,274  20,316  19,489  19,925  19,944  20,047  20,214  20,292         Unemployment rate...........................     6.6     6.0     6.1     6.5     5.8     6.5     5.9     6.1     6.0     Not in labor force..............................   9,094   9,278   9,329   9,119   9,340   9,417   9,409   9,338   9,353                                                                                                                                              Men, 20 years and over                                                                                           Civilian labor force............................  11,175  11,626  11,664   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)             Unemployment rate...........................     5.7     4.8     5.1   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)                                                                                                                                               Women, 20 years and over                                                                                          Civilian labor force............................   7,312   7,585   7,590   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)               Unemployment rate...........................     6.6     6.4     6.0   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)                                                                                                                                              Both sexes, 16 to 19 years                                                                                         Civilian labor force............................   1,028   1,063   1,061   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)            Unemployment rate...........................    15.6    16.9    17.3   (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)     (2)        1 The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted   and seasonally adjusted columns.     2 Data not available.     NOTE:  Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.  Beginning in January 2005, data   reflect revised population controls used in the household survey.  Seasonally adjusted data have been revised to reflect   updated seasonal adjustment factors
 
Last Modified Date: January 06, 2006 
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