Unemployment

Unemployed Residents’ Share of the Working Age Population, by Race & Ethnicity

Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties

Data Source:

United States Census Bureau, American Community Survey

California Employment Development Department

Analysis:

Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. Three-year ranges represent an average. Silicon Valley includes Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. The data counts the number of unemployed persons, as well estimates the total population in each racial/ethnic category for residents 16 years of age and older. Other includes the categories Some Other Race and Two or More Races. Data for Two or More Races was not available for San Mateo County for 2007. White is non-Hispanic or Latino. Data are limited to the household population and exclude the population living in institutions, college dormitories, and other group quarters. Data for Initial Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims are from the California Employment Development Department, and include Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Estimates represent a weekly average for each month. Race is from optionally self-identified information at the time a claim is filed. County represents the mailing address given by the claimant at the time of filing; it is possible that an individual can reside in a different county than their mailing address. Initial claims represent the number of claims submitted for all UI programs. Initial claims totals are not representative of the number of individuals filing as a claimant can have multiple initial claims. Employment data by race and ethnicity used to calculate UI claims filed per 10,000 employed are from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, and include all employed workers ages 16 and over.

Other includes Some Other Race and Two or More Races. Data includes workers ages 16 and over.

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