Share of unemployed who have been unemployed 27 weeks or more, by race and ethnicity, 2010-2011 (EPI)
For the past two years, Asian Americans have had the highest share of unemployed workers who were unemployed long term (for more than half a year) when compared with white, black, and Latino workers--despite having higher education levels than these other racial/ethnic groups. The new study from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) also found highly educated Asian Americans continue to have a higher overall unemployment rate than similarly educated whites.
The new data show that 2011 was largely a continuation of the Asian American unemployment situation from 2010.
EPI's latest study is a supplement to the previously released "Unfairly Disadvantaged?" report that presented 2011 the most up-to-date yearly unemployment data available for Asian American workers.