White and Asian American unemployment rates, by quarter, 2007–10

Year White Asian American
2007Q1 4.1% 3.1%
2007Q2 3.7% 3.1%
2007Q3 4.0% 3.2%
2007Q4 3.7% 3.6%
2008Q1 4.4% 3.3%
2008Q2 4.3% 3.9%
2008Q3 4.9% 4.2%
2008Q4 5.4% 4.5%
2009Q1 7.5% 6.4%
2009Q2 7.7% 7.4%
2009Q3 8.0% 8.0%
2009Q4 8.0% 7.7%
2010Q1 8.8% 8.2%
2010Q2 8.0% 7.4%
2010Q3 7.8% 7.5%
2010Q4 7.4% 7.5%

Notes: These data are not seasonally adjusted and exclude biracial or multiracial individuals and Hispanics. Data refer to workers age 16 and over.

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

View the underlying data on epi.org.