Seasonal Unemployment Rate Differences by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

Posted: 13 Jul 2021

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Andrew H. McCallum

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Alexis Payne

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Date Written: July, 2021

Abstract

The labor market experiences of Americans differ by race, ethnicity, and gender. For example, between 1977 and 2019, the monthly standard deviation (volatility) of the unemployment rate for Black workers was 3.2 percent, substantially higher than the 1.5 percent experienced by their white counterparts.

Suggested Citation

McCallum, Andrew H. and Payne, Alexis, Seasonal Unemployment Rate Differences by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender (July, 2021). FEDS Notes No. 2021-07-08-3, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3883790 or http://dx.doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.2947

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