Employment-to-population ratios for workers age 16 and older by race and ethnicity, January 2020–May 2024

date White Black Hispanic
Jan-2020 61.3% 58.8% 65%
Feb-2020 61.3% 59.2% 64.8%
Mar-2020 60.1% 57.3% 63.0%
Apr-2020 51.7% 48.6% 51.2%
May-2020 53.5% 49.5% 52.9%
Jun-2020 55.5% 50.9% 55.8%
Jul-2020 55.8% 51.6% 56.6%
Aug-2020 57.2% 52.6% 58.3%
Sep-2020 57.3% 52.8% 58.3%
Oct-2020 58.1% 53.9% 59.8%
Nov-2020 57.9% 54.2% 59.9%
Dec-2020 57.9% 54.0% 59.3%
Jan-2021 57.8% 54.6% 59.4%
Feb-2021 58.0% 54.0% 59.9%
Mar-2021 58.1% 54.6% 60.2%
Apr-2021 58.2% 55.0% 60.1%
May-2021 58.3% 55.3% 60.3%
Jun-2021 58.2% 56.0% 60.6%
Jul-2021 58.6% 55.9% 61.4%
Aug-2021 58.7% 56.3% 61.5%
Sep-2021 58.9% 56.7% 61.6%
Oct-2021 59.1% 56.5% 62.0%
Nov-2021 59.4% 56.9% 63.0%
Dec-2021 59.7% 56.6% 62.9%
Jan-2022 59.9% 57.6% 63.2%
Feb-2022 60.1% 57.9% 63.7%
Mar-2022 60.3% 58.0% 63.6%
Apr-2022 59.9% 58.4% 63.3%
May-2022 59.9% 59.0% 63.5%
Jun-2022 59.9% 58.6% 63.6%
Jul-2022 59.9% 58.4% 63.1%
Aug-2022 60.1% 58.1% 63.8%
Sep-2022 60.1% 58.7% 63.5%
Oct-2022 60.0% 58.5% 63.4%
Nov-2022 59.8% 58.8% 63.1%
Dec-2022 60.2% 58.9% 63.6%
Jan-2023 60.2% 59.5% 63.3%
Feb-2023 60.1% 59.7% 63.3%
Mar-2023 60.2% 60.7% 63.7%
Apr-2023 60.3% 59.9% 63.8%
May-2023 60.2% 59.6% 64.1%
Jun-2023 60.4% 58.9% 64.4%
Jul-2023 60.3% 59.2% 64.3%
Aug-2023 60.4% 59.4% 63.9%
Sep-2023 60.3% 59.4% 64.1%
Oct-2023 60.1% 59.3% 63.8%
Nov-2023 60.3% 60.0% 63.9%
Dec-2023 59.9% 60.1% 63.4%
Jan-2024 60.0% 60.0% 63.5%
Feb-2024 59.9% 60.1% 63.7%
Mar-2024 60.2% 59.5%  63.8%
Apr-2024 60.2% 59.6% 64.1%
May-2024 60.0% 59.1% 64.0%

 

Note: Racial and ethnic categories are not mutually exclusive; white and Black data do not exclude Latinx workers of each race.

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

View the underlying data on epi.org.