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Workforce Participation by Race/Ethnicity

Those identifying as Hispanic/Latinx and Black/African-American have the highest workforce participation rates

The workforce participation rate is the percentage of people in the working age population (those 16 years or older) who are either employed or actively seeking employment.

  • Workforce participation rates vary by race and ethnicity.
  • Hispanics/Latinx have the highest workforce participation rates, followed by Blacks/African Americans.