Labor market expansion between 2021 and 2022 was felt across demographic groups: Percentage-point change in unemployment rate and employment-to-population ratio between 2021 and 2022 for select demographic groups


Group Percentage point change
Overall  -1.7
Black -2.5
Hispanic -2.5
Young adults -1.6
Overall 1.6
Prime-age 2.3
Men’s PA 2.3
Women’s PA 2.3


Notes: Race and ethnicity categories are mutually exclusive (i.e., Black non-Hispanic, Hispanic, all races). Young adults is defined as between the ages of 16 and 24. Prime-age is defined as between the ages of 25 and 54. 

Source: EPI analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Current Population Survey public data.

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