Black, Hispanic, and AAPI college graduates face higher unemployment and underemployment rates: Unemployment and underemployment rates for young workers ages 21–24 with a college degree and who are not enrolled, by race/ethnicity, March 2024

White Black Hispanic AAPI
Unemployment rate 5.1% 8.0% 7.6% 8.7%
Underemployment rate 8.7% 14.6% 13.1% 12.9%

Notes: Data represent an average of the 36 months ending in March 2024. AAPI refers to Asian American and Pacific Islander. Race and ethnicity categories are mutually exclusive (i.e., white non-Hispanic, Black non-Hispanic, AAPI non-Hispanic, and Hispanic any race).

Source: EPI analysis of the Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata, EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.51 (2024),

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