Uninsurance rates among workers 18–64 years old, by various characteristics, 2000–10

Share uninsured Percentage-point change
2000 2007 2009 2010 2000–07 2007–10 2009–10 2000–10
All workers 15.0% 17.5% 19.5% 19.5% 2.5 2.0 0.0 4.5
Age 18–24 24.3% 26.5% 28.5% 26.7% 2.2 0.2 -1.8 2.4
25–34 18.7% 22.4% 25.4% 25.5% 3.7 3.1 0.1 6.8
35–44 13.2% 16.4% 18.7% 19.1% 3.2 2.7 0.4 5.9
45–54 9.7% 13.3% 14.9% 15.3% 3.6 2.0 0.4 5.6
55–64 9.6% 10.3% 11.7% 12.5% 0.7 2.2 0.8 2.9
Gender Male 16.9% 19.9% 21.9% 22.0% 3.0 2.1 0.1 5.1
Female 12.8% 14.7% 16.7% 16.7% 1.9 2.0 0.0 3.9
Race White, non-Hispanic 10.4% 12.2% 14.0% 14.0% 1.8 1.8 0.0 3.6
Black, non-Hispanic 19.9% 22.0% 24.0% 25.2% 2.1 3.2 1.2 5.3
Hispanic 36.1% 38.9% 41.9% 40.1% 2.8 1.2 -1.8 4.0
Other 18.8% 18.2% 18.6% 20.9% -0.6 2.7 2.3 2.1
Nativity Native born 12.3% 14.4% 16.4% 16.4% 2.1 2.0 0.0 4.1
Foreign born 31.7% 34.5% 36.3% 36.2% 2.8 1.7 -0.1 4.5
Education Less than high school 37.9% 44.5% 46.7% 46.4% 6.6 1.9 -0.3 8.5
High school 17.9% 23.0% 25.8% 25.9% 5.1 2.9 0.1 8.0
Some college 11.6% 14.4% 16.9% 17.8% 2.8 3.4 0.9 6.2
College 6.8% 8.0% 9.9% 10.0% 1.2 2.0 0.1 3.2
Post-college 3.4% 4.4% 5.0% 5.2% 1.0 0.8 0.2 1.8
Wage fifth* Lowest 31.1% 34.1% 37.8% 37.7% 3.0 3.5 -0.1 6.6
Second 19.7% 24.6% 26.3% 26.7% 4.9 2.1 0.4 7.0
Middle 11.6% 13.8% 15.8% 16.0% 2.2 2.3 0.2 4.5
Fourth 7.1% 8.5% 9.9% 9.8% 1.4 1.3 -0.1 2.7
Highest 5.2% 6.2% 7.1% 7.1% 1.0 0.9 0.0 1.9
Work time Full-time 14.3% 16.5% 17.5% 17.5% 2.2 1.0 0.0 3.2
Part-time 18.3% 22.6% 27.6% 27.6% 4.3 5.0 0.0 9.3

* For methodology in construction of wage fifths, see Gould (2010).

Source: Author’s analysis of microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau/U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement (U.S. Census Bureau various years)

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