The unemployment rate varies widely across demographic groups

15%

12

9

6

3

 

Hover to see how the labor market has changed for each group

Overall unemployment rate

percent of all workers were unemployed in .

All workers

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Hover to see how the labor market has changed for each group

By race

The unemployment rate for black workers ages 16 and up is generally twice as high as the rate for white workers, and the recession reinforced the gap.

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

White

Black

Hispanic or Latino

Asian

By education level

Workers without a high school diploma still face a tough job market. Their unemployment rate is still nearly high as the national unemployment rate in 2012. Rates are for workers ages 25 and up.

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

No high school diploma

High school diploma

Some college

Bachelor's degree

By gender

Men were hit slightly harder than women during the recession. Rates are for workers ages 16 and up.

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

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2016

Men

Women

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