A more comprehensive look at unemployment rates: Unemployment rates for select workers by race/ethnicity and gender, February 2020, April 2020, September 2022, and October 2022

characteristic February 2020 April 2020 September 2022 October 2022
White men 2.8% 12.3% 2.9% 3.0%
White women 2.7% 15.0% 2.6% 3.0%
Black men 6.1% 16.0% 5.8% 5.30%
Black women 4.8% 16.4% 5.4% 5.8%
Latinx men 3.1% 16.5% 3.2% 3.8%
Latinx women 4.9% 20.1% 3.6% 3.7%
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Notes: Data are for workers ages 20 and older. Racial and ethnic categories are not mutually exclusive; white and Black data do not exclude Latinx workers of each race. Unemployment levels are labeled for February, November, and the peak in between.

Source: EPI analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Household Data Table A-2, and Table A-3.

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