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Table 1 Descriptive statistics on the monthly National U.S. Unemployment Rates

From: The impact of the coronavirus on African American unemployment: lessons from history

  African American White Latin Total
Panel A. Full Sample Period—Jan/1/1989 to 2/1/2020
 N 374 374 374 374
 Mean 10.61 5.11 7.92 5.81
 Median 10.50 4.70 7.50 5.40
 S.D 2.62 1.46 2.30 1.58
 Max. 16.8 9.20 13.00 10.0
 Min. 5.4 3.10 3.90 3.5
Panel B. 9/11 Subsample Period
B.1. Pre-9/11 period—Jan/1/1989 to 9/11/2001
 N 143 143 143 143
 Mean 10.81 4.85 8.66 5.58
 Median 10.80 4.70 8.80 5.40
 S.D 1.95 0.98 1.75 1.08
 Max. 14.70 6.90 12.10 7.80
 Min. 7.00 3.40 5.10 3.80
B.2. Post-9/11 Sample—9/11/2001 to 2/1/2008
 N 77 77 77 77
 Mean 9.75 4.62 6.54 5.27
 Median 9.80 4.60 6.60 5.40
 S.D 0.97 0.48 0.98 0.55
 Max. 11.50 5.50 8.30 6.30
 Min. 7.60 3.80 4.80 4.40
Panel C. 2008 Global Financial Crisis Subsample Period
 C.1. Crisis Period—2/1/2008 to 11/1/2010
 N 35 35 35 35
 Mean 13.56 7.44 10.67 8.20
 Median 14.80 8.50 12.00 9.40
 S.D 2.75 1.75 2.37 1.86
 Max. 16.80 9.20 13.00 10.0
 Min. 8.40 4.40 6.20 4.90
C.2.Post Crisis Period—11/1/2010 to 2/1/2020
 N 111 111 111 111
 Mean 10.20 5.14 7.20 5.83
 Median 9.40 4.50 6.60 5.20
 S.D 3.36 1.65 2.53 1.85
 Max. 16.5 8.50 12.90 9.30
 Min. 5.40 3.10 3.90 3.50