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Underemployment rate, by race and ethnicity, 2000–2011

Note: Data are monthly and extend to December 2011. Shaded areas denote recessions.

Source: Authors' analysis of basic monthly Current Population Survey microdata

Updated May 15, 2012

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Underlying data are basic monthly Current Population Survey microdata. As with other CPS microdata analyses presented in the book, race/ethnicity categories are mutually exclusive (i.e., white non-Hispanic, black non-Hispanic, and Hispanic any race).

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