Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Thirteenth Report to Congress. Employment and Work-related Risk Factor 1. Labor Force Attachment

03/01/2014

Figure WORK 1. Percentage of Persons in Families with Labor Force Participants by Race and Ethnicity: 2012

(In percent)

Figure WORK 1. Percentage of Persons in Families with Labor Force Participants by Race and Ethnicity: 2012

Note: Full-time, full-year workers (FT/FY) 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.
 
Source: Unpublished tabulations from the Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2013.
 
  • 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
All Persons 67.9 15.8 1.9 14.4
Racial/Ethnic Categories
Non-Hispanic White 68.1 14.6 1.3 16.0
Non-Hispanic Black 59.6 19.8 4.3 16.3
Hispanic 70.5 18.2 1.9 9.5
Age Categories
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
Family Categories
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
Unrelated persons 48.8 18.7 2.3 30.3

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.

Source: Unpublished tabulations from the Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2013.
 
Table WORK 1b. Percentage of Persons in Families with Labor Force Participants: Selected Years
 
 
No One in LF During Year
At Least One in LF No One FT/FY
At Least One FT/FY Worker
1990 13.7 17.6 68.7
1992 14.4 18.1 67.6
1994 14.1 17.1 68.8
1996 13.6 16.1 70.3
1998 13.3 14.6 72.1
1999 12.6 14.4 73.1
2000 12.8 13.8 73.3
2001 13.3 14.4 72.4
2002 13.4 14.6 72.0
2003 13.8 15.0 71.2
2004 13.9 14.4 71.7
2005 13.7 14.1 72.2
2006 13.6 13.7 72.8
2007 13.5 14.1 72.5
2008 13.7 16.0 70.4
2009 14.0 18.2 67.8
2010 14.4 18.2 67.4
2011 14.9 17.2 67.9
2012 14.4 17.7 67.9
 
Note: Full-time, full-year workers (FT/FY) 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 and part-year labor force participation includes part-time workers and 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.
 
Source: Unpublished tabulations from the Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 1991-2013.

 

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