A more comprehensive look at unemployment rates: Unemployment rates for select workers by race/ethnicity and gender, February 2020, April 2020, April 2024, and May 2024

characteristic February 2020 April 2020 April 2024 May 2024
White men 2.8% 12.3% 3.3% 3.4%
White women 2.7% 15.0% 3.1% 3.0%
Black men 6.1% 16.0% 5.2% 6.4%
Black women 4.8% 16.4% 5.0% 5.2%
Latinx men 3.1% 16.5% 4.4% 4.7%
Latinx women 4.8% 20.2% 4.6% 4.1%

 

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.

View the underlying data on epi.org.