American Indian and white employment and unemployment rates, ages 25–54, 2009–2011

American Indian White Difference (American Indian – white) Number of jobs needed to make the American Indian rate equal the white rate
Employment rate 64.7% 78.1% -13.4 233,901
Unemployment rate 14.6% 7.7% 6.9 90,977

Note: These weighted data include American Indian multiracials and Hispanics of both races, but exclude the foreign born.

Source: Author's analysis of American Community Survey data from Ruggles et al. (2013)

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