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[Excerpt] This report describes the labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the major race and ethnicity groups—Whites, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics—and provides more detailed data through a set of supporting tables. The report also includes a limited amount of data for American Indians and Alaska Natives and for Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders—the two remaining race groups—and for people who are of Two or More Races. Due to their relatively small sample size, estimates for these additional groups are not included in all tables. These data are obtained from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly survey of 60,000 households that is a rich source of information on the labor force. For definitions of terms and concepts used in this report, see the accompanying Technical Notes


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Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2013). Labor force characteristics by race and ethnicity, 2012. Washington, DC: Author.