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News from EPI Asian Americans continue to suffer most from long-term unemployment

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Contact: Phoebe Silag or Karen Conner, news@epi.org 202-775-8810

Asian Americans continue to suffer most from long-term unemployment

The latest data on Asian American unemployment, released today by the Economic Policy Institute, show that for the second year in a row unemployed Asian Americans had the largest share of workers who were unemployed long-term, i.e. for six months or more. This supplement to the previously released Unfairly Disadvantaged?, presents 2011 data, the most up-to-date yearly unemployment data available for Asian American workers.

The new data show that 2011 was largely a continuation of the Asian American unemployment situation from 2010. When comparing unemployment rates between whites and Asian Americans with the same education levels of at least a bachelor’s degree, Asian Americans have a higher unemployment rate than white workers.


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