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)
July
2015
June
2016
July
2016
July
2015
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016
June
2016
July
2016

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

196,904 198,132 198,253 196,904 197,809 197,906 198,013 198,132 198,253

Civilian labor force

124,667 125,448 125,849 123,576 125,018 124,749 124,299 124,551 124,793

Participation rate

63.3 63.3 63.5 62.8 63.2 63.0 62.8 62.9 62.9

Employed

118,603 119,783 120,140 117,876 119,674 119,369 119,222 119,133 119,426

Employment-population ratio

60.2 60.5 60.6 59.9 60.5 60.3 60.2 60.1 60.2

Unemployed

6,064 5,665 5,709 5,700 5,345 5,380 5,077 5,418 5,367

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.1 4.4 4.3

Not in labor force

72,237 72,684 72,404 73,328 72,791 73,157 73,714 73,581 73,460

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

65,207 65,419 65,659 64,770 65,296 65,178 64,932 65,112 65,232

Participation rate

72.5 72.3 72.5 72.1 72.3 72.1 71.8 71.9 72.0

Employed

62,550 62,925 63,059 62,022 62,739 62,600 62,498 62,526 62,556

Employment-population ratio

69.6 69.5 69.6 69.0 69.4 69.2 69.1 69.1 69.1

Unemployed

2,657 2,494 2,601 2,748 2,557 2,578 2,434 2,586 2,676

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.8 4.0 4.2 3.9 4.0 3.7 4.0 4.1

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,032 54,622 54,510 54,393 55,142 54,984 54,754 54,869 54,948

Participation rate

57.1 57.3 57.2 57.4 58.0 57.8 57.5 57.6 57.6

Employed

51,403 52,353 52,239 52,059 52,992 52,798 52,775 52,682 52,913

Employment-population ratio

54.3 55.0 54.8 55.0 55.7 55.5 55.4 55.3 55.5

Unemployed

2,628 2,269 2,271 2,334 2,149 2,185 1,979 2,187 2,035

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.2 4.2 4.3 3.9 4.0 3.6 4.0 3.7

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

5,428 5,407 5,680 4,413 4,580 4,587 4,612 4,570 4,613

Participation rate

44.1 43.8 46.0 35.8 37.1 37.2 37.4 37.0 37.4

Employed

4,649 4,505 4,843 3,795 3,942 3,970 3,949 3,925 3,957

Employment-population ratio

37.8 36.5 39.2 30.8 32.0 32.2 32.0 31.8 32.0

Unemployed

779 902 837 618 638 617 664 645 656

Unemployment rate

14.4 16.7 14.7 14.0 13.9 13.4 14.4 14.1 14.2

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,399 31,866 31,904 31,399 31,753 31,792 31,828 31,866 31,904

Civilian labor force

19,537 19,707 19,753 19,295 19,513 19,413 19,410 19,532 19,522

Participation rate

62.2 61.8 61.9 61.5 61.5 61.1 61.0 61.3 61.2

Employed

17,649 17,974 18,004 17,541 17,759 17,700 17,822 17,854 17,885

Employment-population ratio

56.2 56.4 56.4 55.9 55.9 55.7 56.0 56.0 56.1

Unemployed

1,887 1,733 1,750 1,754 1,754 1,713 1,588 1,678 1,637

Unemployment rate

9.7 8.8 8.9 9.1 9.0 8.8 8.2 8.6 8.4

Not in labor force

11,862 12,159 12,151 12,104 12,240 12,379 12,417 12,334 12,382

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,791 9,089 9,067 8,727 8,881 9,013 8,889 9,000 8,994

Participation rate

67.4 68.5 68.3 66.9 67.2 68.1 67.1 67.8 67.7

Employed

8,023 8,370 8,326 7,961 8,112 8,155 8,218 8,262 8,254

Employment-population ratio

61.5 63.1 62.7 61.1 61.4 61.6 62.0 62.3 62.1

Unemployed

769 719 741 765 768 858 671 738 740

Unemployment rate

8.7 7.9 8.2 8.8 8.7 9.5 7.6 8.2 8.2

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,866 9,775 9,822 9,869 9,868 9,667 9,801 9,799 9,831

Participation rate

62.2 60.8 61.0 62.2 61.5 60.2 61.0 60.9 61.0

Employed

9,020 9,082 9,058 9,079 9,076 9,003 9,079 9,088 9,114

Employment-population ratio

56.8 56.4 56.2 57.2 56.6 56.1 56.5 56.5 56.6

Unemployed

846 693 764 790 792 665 722 711 717

Unemployment rate

8.6 7.1 7.8 8.0 8.0 6.9 7.4 7.3 7.3

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

879 843 864 700 764 732 720 733 697

Participation rate

35.3 33.6 34.4 28.1 30.5 29.2 28.7 29.2 27.7

Employed

607 522 620 501 571 542 525 504 518

Employment-population ratio

24.4 20.8 24.7 20.1 22.8 21.6 20.9 20.1 20.6

Unemployed

273 321 244 199 193 190 195 228 179

Unemployment rate

31.0 38.1 28.3 28.5 25.3 26.0 27.1 31.2 25.7

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,540 15,032 15,211 14,540 14,911 14,853 14,938 15,032 15,211

Civilian labor force

9,181 9,584 9,736 9,111 9,411 9,448 9,413 9,504 9,651

Participation rate

63.1 63.8 64.0 62.7 63.1 63.6 63.0 63.2 63.4

Employed

8,795 9,226 9,341 8,749 9,038 9,090 9,027 9,172 9,281

Employment-population ratio

60.5 61.4 61.4 60.2 60.6 61.2 60.4 61.0 61.0

Unemployed

387 358 395 361 373 357 386 332 369

Unemployment rate

4.2 3.7 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.8 4.1 3.5 3.8

Not in labor force

5,359 5,448 5,475 5,429 5,500 5,406 5,525 5,529 5,560

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: August 05, 2016