Cuban American women enjoy lower unemployment than other Hispanic women in the U.S.: Unemployment rates of Hispanic women, by national origin, 1988–2017

Year Mexican American Puerto Rican Cuban American All Hispanic women
1988 9.6% 8.1% 5.2% 8.3%
1989 9.6% 9.3% 5.9% 8.8%
1990 8.9% 9.1% 7.6% 8.4%
1991 10.1% 10.9% 8.7% 9.6%
1992 11.7% 12.4% 8.8% 11.4%
1993 11.5% 10.9% 7.8% 11.0%
1994 11.1% 12.4% 8.4% 10.7%
1995 10.8% 11.0% 6.9% 10.0%
1996 11.0% 10.8% 8.3% 10.3%
1997 8.9% 10.2% 7.6% 8.9%
1998 8.6% 8.2% 8.7% 8.2%
1999 7.9% 8.8% 4.8% 7.6%
2000 7.2% 7.2% 4.7% 6.8%
2001 7.9% 7.8% 6.5% 7.5%
2002 8.2% 9.4% 7.1% 8.1%
2003 8.6% 9.8% 4.8% 8.4%
2004 8.5% 7.9% 3.8% 7.7%
2005 7.4% 8.2% 3.7% 6.9%
2006 6.0% 7.3% 3.9% 5.9%
2007 6.5% 7.3% 3.9% 6.1%
2008 8.1% 8.9% 5.3% 7.7%
2009 11.6% 12.5% 10.8% 11.4%
2010 12.4% 13.3% 11.8% 12.3%
2011 12.2% 13.5% 9.8% 11.8%
2012 11.3% 11.8% 10.0% 10.9%
2013 9.6% 12.9% 7.5% 9.6%
2014 8.4% 10.1% 7.0% 8.2%
2015 7.1% 8.4% 5.3% 7.1%
2016 6.5% 6.9% 5.1% 6.3%
2017 5.7% 5.3% 4.9% 5.7%

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.