CFED Scorecard

Financial Assets & Income

Outcome Measures

Income Poverty Rate

Asset Poverty Rate

Asset Poverty by Race

Asset Poverty by Gender

Asset Poverty by Family Structure

Liquid Asset Poverty Rate

Liquid Asset Poverty by Race

Liquid Asset Poverty by Gender

Liquid Asset Poverty by Family Structure

Extreme Asset Poverty Rate

Net Worth

Net Worth by Race

Net Worth by Income

Net Worth by Gender

Net Worth by Family Structure

Unbanked Households

Underbanked Households

Households with Savings Accounts

Consumers with Subprime Credit

Borrowers 90+ Days Overdue

Average Credit Card Debt

Bankruptcy Rate

Policy Priorities

Tax Credits for Working Families

State IDA Program Support

Lifting Asset Limits in Public Benefit Programs

Protections from Predatory Short-Term Loans

Additional Policies

Income Tax Threshold

Tax Burden by Income

Prize-Linked Savings

Paperless Payday

Trend Indicators

Change in Net Worth

Change in Asset Poverty

Change in Liquid Asset Poverty

Change in Consumers with Subprime Credit

Change in Average Credit Card Debt

Businesses & Jobs

Housing & Homeownership

Health Care

Education

CFED Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Underemployment Rate

Reports & Graphics

Definition

The total number of unemployed workers, marginally attached workers, workers employed part-time for economic reasons as a percent of the civilian labor force and marginally attached workers, 2011.

Description

The underemployment rate is a broader measure of unemployment and provides a more comprehensive look at the state of the labor market. In addition to unemployed workers looking for jobs, underemployment includes workers who are working part-time but want to be working full-time, and those who are not actively looking for work but who want a job and have looked for work within the past 12 months. This latter group includes “discouraged workers” who have completely given up on searching for a job.

Without sufficient income earned through employment, most families will have difficulty financing basic consumption and paying down debt, let alone saving for the future. Part-time workers also occupy a tenuous position, as part-time workers rarely receive benefits from and are often viewed as expendable by their employers.

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Underemployment Rate

StateUnderemployment Rate (%)Rank
United States  15.9%   
Alabama  16.2%  38 
Alaska  13.5%  16 
Arizona  18.0%  46 
Arkansas  14.1%  20 
California  21.1%  50 
Colorado  15.1%  27 
Connecticut  15.4%  31 
Delaware  13.2%  13 
District of Columbia  15.8%  35 
Florida  17.6%  43 
Georgia  17.1%  41 
Hawaii  15.1%  27 
Idaho  16.1%  37 
Illinois  17.0%  40 
Indiana  15.7%  34 
Iowa  11.3% 
Kansas  12.1%  10 
Kentucky  15.6%  33 
Louisiana  13.4%  15 
Maine  15.1%  27 
Maryland  12.6%  11 
Massachusetts  14.3%  22 
Michigan  18.8%  49 
Minnesota  12.8%  12 
Mississippi  16.4%  39 
Missouri  14.4%  24 
Montana  15.3%  30 
Nebraska  8.9% 
Nevada  22.7%  51 
New Hampshire  11.3% 
New Jersey  16.0%  36 
New Mexico  14.7%  25 
New York  14.3%  22 
North Carolina  17.9%  45 
North Dakota  6.6% 
Ohio  14.7%  25 
Oklahoma  10.7% 
Oregon  17.5%  42 
Pennsylvania  13.9%  18 
Rhode Island  18.6%  48 
South Carolina  18.2%  47 
South Dakota  9.3% 
Tennessee  15.5%  32 
Texas  14.0%  19 
Utah  13.3%  14 
Vermont  11.6% 
Virginia  11.8% 
Washington  17.8%  44 
West Virginia  13.7%  17 
Wisconsin  14.2%  21 
Wyoming  10.6% 

Source

Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization by State, 2011 Annual Averages. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012.

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