Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
May
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016
May
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

196,673 197,906 198,013 196,673 197,639 197,718 197,809 197,906 198,013

Civilian labor force

124,087 124,416 124,590 123,796 124,362 124,748 125,018 124,749 124,299

Participation rate

63.1 62.9 62.9 62.9 62.9 63.1 63.2 63.0 62.8

Employed

118,457 119,337 119,686 117,991 119,029 119,442 119,674 119,369 119,222

Employment-population ratio

60.2 60.3 60.4 60.0 60.2 60.4 60.5 60.3 60.2

Unemployed

5,630 5,079 4,904 5,805 5,333 5,306 5,345 5,380 5,077

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.1 3.9 4.7 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.1

Not in labor force

72,586 73,490 73,423 72,877 73,277 72,970 72,791 73,157 73,714

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,942 65,093 65,104 64,754 65,002 65,304 65,296 65,178 64,932

Participation rate

72.3 72.0 72.0 72.1 72.0 72.3 72.3 72.1 71.8

Employed

62,297 62,583 62,777 62,009 62,482 62,787 62,739 62,600 62,498

Employment-population ratio

69.4 69.2 69.4 69.1 69.2 69.5 69.4 69.2 69.1

Unemployed

2,645 2,510 2,327 2,746 2,520 2,517 2,557 2,578 2,434

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.9 3.6 4.2 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.7

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,619 55,023 54,925 54,457 54,753 54,803 55,142 54,984 54,754

Participation rate

57.7 57.8 57.7 57.6 57.6 57.6 58.0 57.8 57.5

Employed

52,347 52,991 53,017 52,110 52,603 52,659 52,992 52,798 52,775

Employment-population ratio

55.3 55.7 55.7 55.1 55.4 55.4 55.7 55.5 55.4

Unemployed

2,271 2,032 1,908 2,347 2,150 2,144 2,149 2,185 1,979

Unemployment rate

4.2 3.7 3.5 4.3 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.6

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,526 4,300 4,560 4,585 4,607 4,641 4,580 4,587 4,612

Participation rate

36.7 34.8 36.9 37.2 37.4 37.7 37.1 37.2 37.4

Employed

3,812 3,763 3,892 3,872 3,944 3,995 3,942 3,970 3,949

Employment-population ratio

30.9 30.5 31.5 31.4 32.0 32.4 32.0 32.2 32.0

Unemployed

714 537 668 712 663 645 638 617 664

Unemployment rate

15.8 12.5 14.7 15.5 14.4 13.9 13.9 13.4 14.4

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,326 31,792 31,828 31,326 31,679 31,716 31,753 31,792 31,828

Civilian labor force

19,443 19,368 19,424 19,434 19,536 19,569 19,513 19,413 19,410

Participation rate

62.1 60.9 61.0 62.0 61.7 61.7 61.5 61.1 61.0

Employed

17,489 17,779 17,865 17,450 17,821 17,851 17,759 17,700 17,822

Employment-population ratio

55.8 55.9 56.1 55.7 56.3 56.3 55.9 55.7 56.0

Unemployed

1,953 1,590 1,559 1,984 1,716 1,718 1,754 1,713 1,588

Unemployment rate

10.0 8.2 8.0 10.2 8.8 8.8 9.0 8.8 8.2

Not in labor force

11,883 12,423 12,403 11,892 12,143 12,147 12,240 12,379 12,417

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,927 8,964 8,926 8,902 8,844 8,910 8,881 9,013 8,889

Participation rate

68.7 67.7 67.4 68.5 67.1 67.5 67.2 68.1 67.1

Employed

7,994 8,157 8,248 7,987 8,101 8,146 8,112 8,155 8,218

Employment-population ratio

61.5 61.6 62.3 61.4 61.5 61.7 61.4 61.6 62.0

Unemployed

933 807 677 915 743 764 768 858 671

Unemployment rate

10.5 9.0 7.6 10.3 8.4 8.6 8.7 9.5 7.6

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,798 9,712 9,773 9,822 9,970 9,938 9,868 9,667 9,801

Participation rate

61.9 60.5 60.8 62.0 62.3 62.0 61.5 60.2 61.0

Employed

8,990 9,090 9,089 8,967 9,179 9,152 9,076 9,003 9,079

Employment-population ratio

56.8 56.6 56.6 56.6 57.4 57.1 56.6 56.1 56.5

Unemployed

808 622 684 855 791 786 792 665 722

Unemployment rate

8.2 6.4 7.0 8.7 7.9 7.9 8.0 6.9 7.4

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

718 693 726 710 722 720 764 732 720

Participation rate

28.8 27.6 28.9 28.5 28.9 28.8 30.5 29.2 28.7

Employed

506 533 528 496 540 552 571 542 525

Employment-population ratio

20.3 21.3 21.0 19.9 21.7 22.1 22.8 21.6 20.9

Unemployed

212 160 198 215 182 168 193 190 195

Unemployment rate

29.6 23.1 27.3 30.2 25.2 23.3 25.3 26.0 27.1

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,403 14,853 14,938 14,403 14,816 14,974 14,911 14,853 14,938

Civilian labor force

9,157 9,444 9,422 9,159 9,192 9,426 9,411 9,448 9,413

Participation rate

63.6 63.6 63.1 63.6 62.0 62.9 63.1 63.6 63.0

Employed

8,804 9,101 9,055 8,785 8,856 9,070 9,038 9,090 9,027

Employment-population ratio

61.1 61.3 60.6 61.0 59.8 60.6 60.6 61.2 60.4

Unemployed

353 343 367 374 337 355 373 357 386

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.6 3.9 4.1 3.7 3.8 4.0 3.8 4.1

Not in labor force

5,246 5,409 5,516 5,244 5,623 5,548 5,500 5,406 5,525

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: June 03, 2016