Men are more likely than women to be employed across racial and ethnic groups and among women, Black women most likely to be employed: Prime-age EPOP ratios for workers across the South by sex, race, and ethnicity

Prime-age EPOP for men Prime-age EPOP for women
White 85.7% 72.8%
Black 76.7% 73.3%
Hispanic 87.6% 63.3%
Asian 88.2% 68.5%

Note: Data are for prime-age population aged 25–54

Source: EPI analysis of 2017–2021 Current Population Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau.   

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