If you look at the numbers, you will find out that age, gender, sexual orientation, or education can vastly influence a person’s ability to find a job. Let’s see to what extent such differences affect the unemployment rates, especially in the US, where there are so many nationalities.
13. 10.8% of black people are jobless.
Concerning different worker groups, we can see that the highest percentage of unemployed youths is within the black population — currently 10.8%. The black unemployment rate was estimated at 16.7% in April 2020, but it has decreased significantly despite the pandemic.
14. 30.2% of Midwestern teenagers participated in the labor force and skipped enrolling at school.
Among the major worker groups, it looks like teenagers struggle the most, especially in the Midwest of the US. This school enrollment disengagement is the lowest in the Northeast, where only 22.4% of teenagers joined the labor force.
15. 23% of teenagers in the Midwest neither worked nor enrolled at school during the summer.
The real unemployment rate of young people in America is considerably higher than before. One of the worrying facts is that, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ newest data, many young people neither work nor go to school.
The levels of teen disengagement are the lowest in the Northeast, where 18.1% of teenagers neither work nor study.
16. The highest unemployment rate is seen in people with less than a high school diploma.
Some interesting data in the Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment chart show that the highest United States unemployment rate is seen among the least educated people. Their joblessness rate was a staggering 21.2% in April 2020.
17. Latino and black women have the highest percentage of unemployment.
Sadly, Hispanic and black women’s joblessness rate is almost twice as high as white men’s rate, even when the percentage of unemployment was the lowest in 2020.
Hispanic women faced a shocking 20.2% unemployment rate in April, while the white men’s unemployment rate was 12.4%. The unemployment rate by year shows consistency when the female workforce statistics are in question.
18. Around 9.8% of high school graduates were unemployed in August 2020.
This year was devastating for everyone, especially for people without a college or university degree. Shocking 17.3% of unemployed high school graduates were recorded in April this year. On the contrary, 3.6% of people with a high school diploma were jobless in April 2019.
19. The lowest unemployment rate is among the people with a bachelor’s and master’s degree or Ph.D.
Statistics regarding the US unemployment rate by year reveal that people with higher education levels are getting jobs easier.
Unemployment rates for people with college or associate degrees were even better in August 2019, when only 2.1% of those workers were jobless. Even in 2020, their joblessness rate stands at 5.3%.
20. White men have seen the biggest increase in employment in September.
An unfortunate fact is that discrimination based on gender, race, and ethnicity still prevails. While joblessness rates for adult white men, women, and Asians decreased, it wasn’t the case with Hispanics, black people, and teenagers.