For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Contact: Phoebe Silag or Karen Conner, firstname.lastname@example.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.