Puerto Rican men face higher unemployment than other Hispanic men in the U.S.: Unemployment rates of Hispanic men, by national origin, 1988–2017

Year Mexican American Puerto Rican Cuban American All Hispanic men
1988 8.7% 9.0% 4.8% 8.1%
1989 7.9% 9.9% 5.3% 7.6%
1990 8.1% 9.7% 7.1% 8.0%
1991 10.7% 12.8% 7.7% 10.3%
1992 11.8% 16.0% 7.2% 11.7%
1993 10.3% 14.8% 8.0% 10.6%
1994 9.5% 11.0% 7.9% 9.4%
1995 9.0% 11.4% 7.6% 8.8%
1996 8.2% 8.6% 6.4% 8.0%
1997 7.0% 9.6% 6.0% 7.0%
1998 6.5% 8.5% 4.1% 6.4%
1999 5.8% 7.6% 4.4% 5.6%
2000 5.1% 5.9% 4.2% 5.0%
2001 5.9% 7.8% 6.5% 6.0%
2002 7.1% 9.4% 6.5% 7.2%
2003 7.2% 9.0% 6.9% 7.2%
2004 6.5% 8.2% 4.9% 6.6%
2005 5.4% 7.4% 3.1% 5.4%
2006 4.7% 7.2% 3.3% 4.9%
2007 5.0% 8.5% 4.1% 5.4%
2008 7.5% 11.6% 7.0% 7.6%
2009 12.5% 15.0% 8.4% 12.6%
2010 12.3% 17.3% 12.9% 12.7%
2011 11.2% 14.7% 12.2% 11.2%
2012 9.8% 13.1% 9.4% 9.9%
2013 8.7% 14.3% 7.7% 8.8%
2014 6.4% 11.0% 4.9% 6.8%
2015 6.0% 9.4% 7.3% 6.3%
2016 5.3% 6.9% 5.5% 5.4%
2017 4.6% 6.6% 3.4% 4.7%

Note: Population is the civilian labor force ages 16 and older.

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

View the underlying data on epi.org.