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AAPI unemployment higher than Whites, lower than Black and Hispanic workers

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A study by the Economic Policy Institute found that AAPI workers have a higher unemployment rate than White workers but a lower unemployment rate than Black and Hispanic workers in the second quarter of 2022.

Each quarter, the EPI examines unemployment rates by race and ethnicity. Recently it also began further disaggregating the unemployment data by state.

According to the most recent study, AAPI workers saw a national unemployment rate of 3.2%. The rate was higher than White workers who saw a national unemployment rate of 2.9%. It was lower than Black and Hispanic workers who saw national unemployment rates of 6.1% and 4.3% respectively.

The unemployment rates for AAPI workers were highest in the second quarter Washington D.C. (5.1%), Nevada (5.0%) and New Mexico (4.6%). They were the lowest in Nebraska (1.7%); Minnesota and Utah (1.8%) and New Hampshire (1.9%).

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