Long-term unemployment shares, by race and ethnicity, 2007–10

White Black Hispanic Asian
2007 16.20% 23.80% 14.30% 20.90%
2008 18.30% 26.00% 17.30% 22.10%
2009 30.20% 39.00% 28.20% 35.50%
2010 42.70% 48.50% 39.30% 48.70%

Notes: The data for whites, blacks, and Asians exclude biracial or multiracial individuals and Hispanics. The data indicate the share of unemployed workers who have been unemployed for 27 weeks or more. Data refer to workers age 16 and over.

Source: Author’s analysis of Current Population Survey basic monthly microdata

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