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

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

197,024 198,253 198,380 197,024 197,906 198,013 198,132 198,253 198,380

Civilian labor force

123,676 125,849 124,998 123,387 124,749 124,299 124,551 124,793 124,756

Participation rate

62.8 63.5 63.0 62.6 63.0 62.8 62.9 62.9 62.9

Employed

118,168 120,140 119,477 117,903 119,369 119,222 119,133 119,426 119,281

Employment-population ratio

60.0 60.6 60.2 59.8 60.3 60.2 60.1 60.2 60.1

Unemployed

5,508 5,709 5,521 5,485 5,380 5,077 5,418 5,367 5,475

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.1 4.4 4.3 4.4

Not in labor force

73,349 72,404 73,382 73,637 73,157 73,714 73,581 73,460 73,624

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,815 65,659 65,401 64,599 65,178 64,932 65,112 65,232 65,226

Participation rate

72.1 72.5 72.1 71.8 72.1 71.8 71.9 72.0 72.0

Employed

62,328 63,059 62,883 61,944 62,600 62,498 62,526 62,556 62,546

Employment-population ratio

69.3 69.6 69.4 68.9 69.2 69.1 69.1 69.1 69.0

Unemployed

2,488 2,601 2,518 2,655 2,578 2,434 2,586 2,676 2,680

Unemployment rate

3.8 4.0 3.8 4.1 4.0 3.7 4.0 4.1 4.1

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,120 54,510 54,566 54,382 54,984 54,754 54,869 54,948 54,863

Participation rate

57.1 57.2 57.2 57.4 57.8 57.5 57.6 57.6 57.5

Employed

51,755 52,239 52,245 52,180 52,798 52,775 52,682 52,913 52,720

Employment-population ratio

54.6 54.8 54.8 55.1 55.5 55.4 55.3 55.5 55.3

Unemployed

2,365 2,271 2,321 2,202 2,185 1,979 2,187 2,035 2,144

Unemployment rate

4.4 4.2 4.3 4.0 4.0 3.6 4.0 3.7 3.9

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,740 5,680 5,031 4,406 4,587 4,612 4,570 4,613 4,666

Participation rate

38.5 46.0 40.7 35.8 37.2 37.4 37.0 37.4 37.8

Employed

4,085 4,843 4,349 3,779 3,970 3,949 3,925 3,957 4,014

Employment-population ratio

33.2 39.2 35.2 30.7 32.2 32.0 31.8 32.0 32.5

Unemployed

655 837 682 628 617 664 645 656 652

Unemployment rate

13.8 14.7 13.6 14.2 13.4 14.4 14.1 14.2 14.0

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,438 31,904 31,945 31,438 31,792 31,828 31,866 31,904 31,945

Civilian labor force

19,449 19,753 19,840 19,394 19,413 19,410 19,532 19,522 19,768

Participation rate

61.9 61.9 62.1 61.7 61.1 61.0 61.3 61.2 61.9

Employed

17,529 18,004 18,167 17,563 17,700 17,822 17,854 17,885 18,165

Employment-population ratio

55.8 56.4 56.9 55.9 55.7 56.0 56.0 56.1 56.9

Unemployed

1,919 1,750 1,673 1,831 1,713 1,588 1,678 1,637 1,603

Unemployment rate

9.9 8.9 8.4 9.4 8.8 8.2 8.6 8.4 8.1

Not in labor force

11,989 12,151 12,106 12,044 12,379 12,417 12,334 12,382 12,178

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,773 9,067 8,960 8,762 9,013 8,889 9,000 8,994 8,947

Participation rate

67.2 68.3 67.3 67.1 68.1 67.1 67.8 67.7 67.3

Employed

7,979 8,326 8,298 7,955 8,155 8,218 8,262 8,254 8,264

Employment-population ratio

61.1 62.7 62.4 60.9 61.6 62.0 62.3 62.1 62.1

Unemployed

794 741 661 807 858 671 738 740 683

Unemployment rate

9.1 8.2 7.4 9.2 9.5 7.6 8.2 8.2 7.6

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,932 9,822 10,025 9,936 9,667 9,801 9,799 9,831 10,026

Participation rate

62.5 61.0 62.2 62.5 60.2 61.0 60.9 61.0 62.2

Employed

9,048 9,058 9,249 9,129 9,003 9,079 9,088 9,114 9,314

Employment-population ratio

56.9 56.2 57.4 57.4 56.1 56.5 56.5 56.6 57.8

Unemployed

884 764 776 807 665 722 711 717 712

Unemployment rate

8.9 7.8 7.7 8.1 6.9 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.1

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

744 864 855 697 732 720 733 697 795

Participation rate

29.9 34.4 34.0 28.0 29.2 28.7 29.2 27.7 31.6

Employed

503 620 619 480 542 525 504 518 587

Employment-population ratio

20.2 24.7 24.6 19.3 21.6 20.9 20.1 20.6 23.3

Unemployed

241 244 236 217 190 195 228 179 208

Unemployment rate

32.4 28.3 27.6 31.2 26.0 27.1 31.2 25.7 26.1

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,558 15,211 15,304 14,558 14,853 14,938 15,032 15,211 15,304

Civilian labor force

9,107 9,736 9,705 9,110 9,448 9,413 9,504 9,651 9,702

Participation rate

62.6 64.0 63.4 62.6 63.6 63.0 63.2 63.4 63.4

Employed

8,794 9,341 9,298 8,789 9,090 9,027 9,172 9,281 9,290

Employment-population ratio

60.4 61.4 60.8 60.4 61.2 60.4 61.0 61.0 60.7

Unemployed

313 395 406 321 357 386 332 369 412

Unemployment rate

3.4 4.1 4.2 3.5 3.8 4.1 3.5 3.8 4.2

Not in labor force

5,451 5,475 5,600 5,448 5,406 5,525 5,529 5,560 5,603

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: September 02, 2016