Data table for figure 31. Employment status among adults 55–64 years of age by sex, race and Hispanic origin: United States, 2002–03
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NOTE: See Chartbook Figure 31.

Race and Hispanic origin
Not Hispanic or Latino
All Hispanic or Latino White only Black or African American only
Sex and employment status Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Both sexes
Working57.80.552.61.259.10.651.11.3
Retired17.10.410.70.818.00.516.00.9
Unemployed due to disability11.60.314.50.810.20.321.71.1
Taking care of house or family7.60.214.80.87.20.25.20.6
Looking for work2.00.12.70.41.90.12.40.4
Other3.90.24.70.53.70.23.60.4
Men
Working64.40.665.51.764.90.757.21.8
Retired17.40.510.31.118.40.616.31.4
Unemployed due to disability11.50.414.71.210.40.519.21.6
Taking care of house or family0.50.1***0.40.1*1.20.4
Looking for work2.40.23.30.62.20.2*3.20.7
Other3.70.25.20.83.50.3*2.90.6
Women
Working51.70.641.21.653.60.746.31.6
Retired16.80.511.01.017.60.515.71.1
Unemployed due to disability11.70.414.41.19.90.423.81.4
Taking care of house or family14.20.427.11.513.50.58.30.9
Looking for work1.60.12.10.41.50.2*1.80.4
Other4.00.24.30.63.90.34.20.6

SE Standard error.

* Estimates are considered unreliable. Data preceded by an asterisk have a relative standard error (RSE) of 20–30 percent. Data not shown have an RSE of greater than 30 percent.

NOTES: Data are for the civilian noninstitutionalized population. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Employment status is determined using the answers to two questions on the National Health Interview Survey: "Which of the following were you doing last week?" The category working includes working for pay at a job or business and with a job or business but not at work. Sample persons who were not working were asked: "What is the main reason you did not work or have a job or business last week?" Persons who said they were on a planned vacation from work or on family or maternity leave were included in the working category. The remaining categories responded retired, disabled, taking care of house or family, or looking to the follow up question. Other includes going to school, temporarily unable to work for health reasons (but not working and not looking for work), on layoff, have job contract (off season), and other not specified. Starting with Health, United States, 2005, estimates for 2000 and later years use weights derived from the 2000 census. See Appendix II, Hispanic origin; Race.

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.

From: Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans

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Health, United States, 2005: With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans.
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Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2005 Nov.

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