High shares of young workers were underemployed in the aftermath of the Great Recession : Underemployment rates by age, gender, and race/ethnicity, three-year averages 2009–2011

Group Ages 16–24 Ages 25+ 
Overall 29.4% 14.2%
Men 31.9% 14.6%
Women 26.7% 13.7%
White 25.2% 11.8%
Black 43.3% 20.4%
Hispanic 34.2% 20.9%
AAPI 25.1% 12.6%

Notes: Underemployment rates are compared using a pooled three-year average of 2009, 2010, and 2011 data. Racial and ethnic categories are mutually exclusive. Hispanic refers to Hispanic/Latinx of any race while white, Black, and AAPI refers to non-Hispanic whites, non-Hispanic Blacks, and non-Hispanic Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, respectively.

Source: Economic Policy Institute Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.9 (2020), https://microdata.epi.org.

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