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)
Mar.
2013
Feb.
2014
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2013
Nov.
2013
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014
Mar.
2014

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

193,946 195,029 195,117 193,946 194,833 194,927 194,944 195,029 195,117

Civilian labor force

122,809 122,928 123,157 123,426 123,050 122,879 123,500 123,641 123,763

Participation rate

63.3 63.0 63.1 63.6 63.2 63.0 63.4 63.4 63.4

Employed

114,354 115,312 115,851 115,137 115,514 115,623 116,409 116,447 116,581

Employment-population ratio

59.0 59.1 59.4 59.4 59.3 59.3 59.7 59.7 59.7

Unemployed

8,454 7,616 7,306 8,289 7,536 7,256 7,091 7,193 7,183

Unemployment rate

6.9 6.2 5.9 6.7 6.1 5.9 5.7 5.8 5.8

Not in labor force

71,138 72,101 71,959 70,520 71,783 72,048 71,444 71,388 71,353

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,253 64,185 64,407 64,548 64,287 64,221 64,551 64,594 64,724

Participation rate

72.8 72.2 72.4 73.1 72.4 72.3 72.6 72.6 72.7

Employed

59,974 60,178 60,730 60,584 60,480 60,637 61,048 61,020 61,282

Employment-population ratio

68.0 67.7 68.3 68.7 68.1 68.3 68.7 68.6 68.9

Unemployed

4,280 4,008 3,677 3,965 3,806 3,584 3,503 3,574 3,441

Unemployment rate

6.7 6.2 5.7 6.1 5.9 5.6 5.4 5.5 5.3

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,291 54,709 54,537 54,292 54,181 54,173 54,505 54,635 54,509

Participation rate

58.3 58.4 58.2 58.3 57.9 57.8 58.2 58.3 58.1

Employed

51,077 51,866 51,674 51,004 51,307 51,308 51,695 51,822 51,597

Employment-population ratio

54.8 55.4 55.1 54.7 54.8 54.8 55.2 55.3 55.0

Unemployed

3,214 2,843 2,864 3,288 2,874 2,866 2,810 2,813 2,911

Unemployment rate

5.9 5.2 5.3 6.1 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.3

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,264 4,033 4,213 4,586 4,582 4,485 4,444 4,412 4,531

Participation rate

34.0 32.5 34.0 36.6 36.8 36.1 35.8 35.6 36.5

Employed

3,304 3,268 3,448 3,550 3,727 3,678 3,666 3,606 3,701

Employment-population ratio

26.4 26.3 27.8 28.3 30.0 29.6 29.5 29.1 29.9

Unemployed

960 765 765 1,036 855 806 777 807 830

Unemployment rate

22.5 19.0 18.2 22.6 18.7 18.0 17.5 18.3 18.3

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

30,255 30,685 30,719 30,255 30,535 30,569 30,651 30,685 30,719

Civilian labor force

18,461 18,591 18,763 18,496 18,482 18,401 18,558 18,654 18,756

Participation rate

61.0 60.6 61.1 61.1 60.5 60.2 60.5 60.8 61.1

Employed

16,090 16,351 16,501 16,051 16,188 16,215 16,310 16,416 16,437

Employment-population ratio

53.2 53.3 53.7 53.1 53.0 53.0 53.2 53.5 53.5

Unemployed

2,371 2,240 2,262 2,445 2,295 2,186 2,249 2,237 2,319

Unemployment rate

12.8 12.0 12.1 13.2 12.4 11.9 12.1 12.0 12.4

Not in labor force

11,794 12,094 11,956 11,759 12,053 12,168 12,093 12,031 11,963

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,447 8,417 8,531 8,441 8,334 8,255 8,367 8,430 8,496

Participation rate

68.1 66.5 67.3 68.1 66.3 65.6 66.2 66.6 67.0

Employed

7,322 7,279 7,471 7,358 7,327 7,302 7,359 7,345 7,470

Employment-population ratio

59.1 57.5 58.9 59.3 58.3 58.0 58.2 58.0 58.9

Unemployed

1,125 1,138 1,059 1,083 1,007 953 1,008 1,085 1,026

Unemployment rate

13.3 13.5 12.4 12.8 12.1 11.5 12.0 12.9 12.1

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,344 9,611 9,635 9,339 9,475 9,451 9,525 9,594 9,614

Participation rate

61.2 62.0 62.1 61.2 61.4 61.2 61.5 61.9 62.0

Employed

8,305 8,687 8,628 8,219 8,428 8,466 8,537 8,646 8,554

Employment-population ratio

54.4 56.0 55.6 53.8 54.6 54.8 55.1 55.8 55.1

Unemployed

1,039 925 1,006 1,120 1,047 986 988 948 1,060

Unemployment rate

11.1 9.6 10.4 12.0 11.1 10.4 10.4 9.9 11.0

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

670 562 598 715 673 694 666 630 646

Participation rate

25.9 22.3 23.7 27.7 26.5 27.4 26.4 24.9 25.6

Employed

463 385 401 474 433 448 413 425 413

Employment-population ratio

17.9 15.3 15.9 18.3 17.1 17.7 16.4 16.9 16.4

Unemployed

207 177 197 241 240 246 253 204 233

Unemployment rate

30.9 31.5 32.9 33.7 35.7 35.5 38.0 32.4 36.1

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

13,223 13,738 13,769 - - - - - -

Civilian labor force

8,524 8,797 8,889 - - - - - -

Participation rate

64.5 64.0 64.6 - - - - - -

Employed

8,101 8,270 8,409 - - - - - -

Employment-population ratio

61.3 60.2 61.1 - - - - - -

Unemployed

423 528 480 - - - - - -

Unemployment rate

5.0 6.0 5.4 - - - - - -

Not in labor force

4,699 4,941 4,880 - - - - - -

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

- Data not available.
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: April 04, 2014