HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
5. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by sex, age, and race
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, sex, and age Total White Black or African
American
Asian
2012 2013 2012 2013 2012 2013 2012 2013

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

243,284 245,679 193,204 194,333 29,907 30,376 12,815 13,296

Civilian labor force

154,975 155,389 123,684 123,412 18,400 18,580 8,188 8,584

Participation rate

63.7 63.2 64.0 63.5 61.5 61.2 63.9 64.6

Employed

142,469 143,929 114,769 115,379 15,856 16,151 7,705 8,136

Employment-population ratio

58.6 58.6 59.4 59.4 53.0 53.2 60.1 61.2

Unemployed

12,506 11,460 8,915 8,033 2,544 2,429 483 448

Unemployment rate

8.1 7.4 7.2 6.5 13.8 13.1 5.9 5.2

Not in labor force

88,310 90,290 69,520 70,920 11,508 11,797 4,627 4,712

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

117,343 118,555 94,266 94,865 13,508 13,747 6,000 6,225

Civilian labor force

82,327 82,667 66,921 66,842 8,594 8,733 4,334 4,547

Participation rate

70.2 69.7 71.0 70.5 63.6 63.5 72.2 73.0

Employed

75,555 76,353 61,990 62,322 7,302 7,497 4,085 4,294

Employment-population ratio

64.4 64.4 65.8 65.7 54.1 54.5 68.1 69.0

Unemployed

6,771 6,314 4,931 4,520 1,292 1,236 249 253

Unemployment rate

8.2 7.6 7.4 6.8 15.0 14.2 5.8 5.6

Not in labor force

35,017 35,889 27,345 28,024 4,913 5,014 1,666 1,678

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

108,686 110,017 87,780 88,474 12,189 12,471 5,589 5,815

Civilian labor force

79,387 79,744 64,540 64,505 8,256 8,386 4,258 4,455

Participation rate

73.0 72.5 73.5 72.9 67.7 67.2 76.2 76.6

Employed

73,403 74,176 60,193 60,511 7,104 7,304 4,026 4,221

Employment-population ratio

67.5 67.4 68.6 68.4 58.3 58.6 72.0 72.6

Unemployed

5,984 5,568 4,347 3,994 1,152 1,082 232 233

Unemployment rate

7.5 7.0 6.7 6.2 14.0 12.9 5.4 5.2

Not in labor force

29,299 30,273 23,241 23,969 3,932 4,084 1,331 1,361

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

125,941 127,124 98,938 99,467 16,400 16,629 6,815 7,071

Civilian labor force

72,648 72,722 56,763 56,571 9,805 9,846 3,853 4,037

Participation rate

57.7 57.2 57.4 56.9 59.8 59.2 56.5 57.1

Employed

66,914 67,577 52,779 53,057 8,553 8,654 3,620 3,842

Employment-population ratio

53.1 53.2 53.3 53.3 52.2 52.0 53.1 54.3

Unemployed

5,734 5,146 3,985 3,513 1,252 1,192 234 195

Unemployment rate

7.9 7.1 7.0 6.2 12.8 12.1 6.1 4.8

Not in labor force

53,293 54,401 42,175 42,897 6,595 6,783 2,962 3,034

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

117,614 118,875 92,766 93,360 15,076 15,340 6,424 6,664

Civilian labor force

69,765 69,860 54,475 54,299 9,433 9,476 3,769 3,954

Participation rate

59.3 58.8 58.7 58.2 62.6 61.8 58.7 59.3

Employed

64,640 65,295 50,911 51,198 8,313 8,408 3,551 3,774

Employment-population ratio

55.0 54.9 54.9 54.8 55.1 54.8 55.3 56.6

Unemployed

5,125 4,565 3,564 3,102 1,119 1,069 218 180

Unemployment rate

7.3 6.5 6.5 5.7 11.9 11.3 5.8 4.5

Not in labor force

47,849 49,015 38,291 39,060 5,643 5,864 2,656 2,710

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,984 16,787 12,658 12,499 2,643 2,565 802 817

Civilian labor force

5,823 5,785 4,669 4,608 711 717 162 176

Participation rate

34.3 34.5 36.9 36.9 26.9 28.0 20.1 21.5

Employed

4,426 4,458 3,665 3,671 438 439 128 141

Employment-population ratio

26.1 26.6 29.0 29.4 16.6 17.1 15.9 17.2

Unemployed

1,397 1,327 1,004 937 272 278 34 35

Unemployment rate

24.0 22.9 21.5 20.3 38.3 38.8 20.8 19.7

Not in labor force

11,162 11,002 7,988 7,891 1,932 1,848 640 642

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: February 26, 2014