Unemployment by race and gender

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Why This Indicator Matters

Unemployment is a pervasive issue in the United States, and parental unemployment has a direct effect on a child's economic stability and overall well-being. Without full-time employment of at least one parent, a child's basic needs can be extremely difficult to meet. Many families across the nation fall under the category of "working poor," a term that denotes families with working parents who live in poverty because their wages are not enough to cover basic needs including food, housing and stable child care. Secure employment improves family life by providing stability and reducing the stress level generated by unemployment. A high income is associated with numerous positive outcomes for children including better health, academic achievement and financial well-being later in life, all of which generate a brighter collective future for us all.
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Definitions: Percentage Unemployed by Race and Gender, Delaware.

Data Source: Delaware Department of Labor and U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Footnotes: Rates for demographic groups come directly from the household survey, while the official state rate comes from a model based on that survey. The model annual average is not forced to equal the survey average.