Figure WORK 1. Percentage of Persons in Families with Labor Force Participants by Race and Ethnicity: 2012
- Figure WORK 1 shows the percentage of persons in families with labor force participants by race and ethnicity. In 2012, Hispanics were more likely to live in families with at least one full-time, full-year labor force participant (70.5 percent) than were Non-Hispanic Whites (68.1 percent) or Non-Hispanic Blacks (59.6 percent).
- In 2012, 4.3 percent of Non-Hispanic Blacks lived in families with at least one person actively looking for work but no one working, compared to 1.3 percent for Non-Hispanic Whites and 1.9 percent for Hispanics.
- Table WORK 1a shows the percentage of persons in families with labor force participants by demographic characteristics. Among family types, persons living in married-couple families were more likely than persons living in other family types to live in families with at least one full-time, full-year labor force participant.
- Table WORK 1b shows the percentage of persons in families with labor force participants for select years between 1990 and 2012. The percentage of persons living in families with a full-time, full-year labor force participant increased from 67.6 percent in 1992 to 73.3 percent in 2000. In 2012, 67.9 percent of persons lived in families with a full-time, full-year worker.
Table WORK 1a. Percentage of Persons in Families with Labor Force Participants by Selected Characteristics: 2012
|At least one full-time worker||At least one person part-time, no full-time participants||At least one person looking, no part-time or full-time participants||No one in labor force|
|Children ages 0-5||73.8||17.5||2.5||6.1|
|Children ages 6-10||74.8||16.6||2.2||6.4|
|Children ages 11-15||76.2||15.8||2.1||5.9|
|Women ages 16-64||73.4||16.1||1.9||8.6|
|Men ages 16-64||76.9||14.6||1.7||6.7|
|Adults ages 65 and over||23.7||16.7||1.5||58.1|
|Persons in married families||77.2||11.9||0.8||10.1|
|Persons in female-headed families||56.1||24.6||4.8||14.6|
|Persons in male-headed families||55.8||26.1||4.5||13.6|
Note: Full-time, full-year (FT/FY) workers are defined as those who usually worked for 35 or more hours per week, for at least 50 weeks in a given year. Part-time labor force participation includes those working for some portion of the year but less than full-time, full-year. Looking for work includes individuals who are unemployed, laid off, and/or looking for work for part or all of the year. This indicator represents annual measures of labor force participation, and thus cannot be compared to monthly measures of labor force participation in Indicator 2. Persons of Hispanic ethnicity may be of any race. Beginning in 2002, estimates for Whites and Blacks are for persons reporting a single race only. Persons who reported more than one race are included in the total for all persons but are not shown under any race category. Due to small sample size, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asians and Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders are included in the total for all persons but are not shown separately.
No One in LF During Year
At Least One in LF No One FT/FY
At Least One FT/FY Worker