Portraits of American Life Study, 2nd Wave, 2012

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HM_35

[Wave 2] In the past six years, have any of the following life events or problems happened to you: you became unemployed or you were seeking work unsuccessfully for more than one month?
  1) Yes
  2) No

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Yes 329 30% 30% -1.53
No 767 70% 100% .65

Variable Comparisons


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school GED or high school diploma Vocational/technical diploma or associate degree Bachelor's Graduate degree TOTAL
Yes 24.4%
19
29.8%
102
34.9%
84
31.2%
78
20.5%
31
29.6%
314
No 75.6%
59
70.2%
240
65.1%
157
68.8%
172
79.5%
120
70.4%
748
TOTAL 100.0%
78
100.0%
342
100.0%
241
100.0%
250
100.0%
151

1062


Race (I-RACE)

White/Caucasian/Anglo Black/African American Hispanic/Latino(a) Asian/Asian American TOTAL
Yes 26.5%
159
39.0%
89
26.9%
46
36.0%
32
30.0%
326
No 73.5%
441
61.0%
139
73.1%
125
64.0%
57
70.0%
762
TOTAL 100.0%
600
100.0%
228
100.0%
171
100.0%
89

1088


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Democrat Neither Republican TOTAL
Yes 32.2%
200
35.2%
56
23.5%
73
30.1%
329
No 67.8%
422
64.8%
103
76.5%
238
69.9%
763
TOTAL 100.0%
622
100.0%
159
100.0%
311

1092


Gender (I-GENDER)

Female Male TOTAL
Yes 30.5%
210
29.2%
119
30.0%
329
No 69.5%
478
70.8%
289
70.0%
767
TOTAL 100.0%
688
100.0%
408

1096


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Black Protestant Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Other faith Nonaffiliated TOTAL
Yes 36.0%
36
28.0%
69
25.3%
24
26.6%
72
29.3%
48
36.4%
80
30.0%
329
No 64.0%
64
72.0%
177
74.7%
71
73.4%
199
70.7%
116
63.6%
140
70.0%
767
TOTAL 100.0%
100
100.0%
246
100.0%
95
100.0%
271
100.0%
164
100.0%
220

1096


Age (I-AGE)

20 to 29 years old 30 to 44 years old 45 to 59 years old 60 to 74 years old 75 years and older TOTAL
Yes 42.1%
77
32.4%
104
31.6%
101
22.1%
45
2.9%
2
30.0%
329
No 57.9%
106
67.6%
217
68.4%
219
77.9%
159
97.1%
66
70.0%
767
TOTAL 100.0%
183
100.0%
321
100.0%
320
100.0%
204
100.0%
68

1096

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