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)
Apr.
2015
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

196,574 197,809 197,906 196,574 197,471 197,639 197,718 197,809 197,906

Civilian labor force

123,089 124,663 124,416 123,485 123,815 124,362 124,748 125,018 124,749

Participation rate

62.6 63.0 62.9 62.8 62.7 62.9 63.1 63.2 63.0

Employed

117,642 119,137 119,337 117,704 118,295 119,029 119,442 119,674 119,369

Employment-population ratio

59.8 60.2 60.3 59.9 59.9 60.2 60.4 60.5 60.3

Unemployed

5,448 5,526 5,079 5,780 5,520 5,333 5,306 5,345 5,380

Unemployment rate

4.4 4.4 4.1 4.7 4.5 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3

Not in labor force

73,484 73,146 73,490 73,089 73,656 73,277 72,970 72,791 73,157

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,613 65,175 65,093 64,741 64,691 65,002 65,304 65,296 65,178

Participation rate

72.0 72.1 72.0 72.2 71.7 72.0 72.3 72.3 72.1

Employed

61,870 62,355 62,583 61,912 61,988 62,482 62,787 62,739 62,600

Employment-population ratio

69.0 69.0 69.2 69.0 68.7 69.2 69.5 69.4 69.2

Unemployed

2,744 2,820 2,510 2,829 2,702 2,520 2,517 2,557 2,578

Unemployment rate

4.2 4.3 3.9 4.4 4.2 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.0

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,238 55,192 55,023 54,208 54,521 54,753 54,803 55,142 54,984

Participation rate

57.4 58.0 57.8 57.3 57.4 57.6 57.6 58.0 57.8

Employed

52,115 53,087 52,991 51,916 52,391 52,603 52,659 52,992 52,798

Employment-population ratio

55.1 55.8 55.7 54.9 55.2 55.4 55.4 55.7 55.5

Unemployed

2,123 2,105 2,032 2,292 2,130 2,150 2,144 2,149 2,185

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.8 3.7 4.2 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.0

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,239 4,296 4,300 4,535 4,603 4,607 4,641 4,580 4,587

Participation rate

34.4 34.8 34.8 36.8 37.4 37.4 37.7 37.1 37.2

Employed

3,657 3,695 3,763 3,876 3,916 3,944 3,995 3,942 3,970

Employment-population ratio

29.7 30.0 30.5 31.4 31.8 32.0 32.4 32.0 32.2

Unemployed

582 601 537 659 687 663 645 638 617

Unemployment rate

13.7 14.0 12.5 14.5 14.9 14.4 13.9 13.9 13.4

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,293 31,753 31,792 31,293 31,594 31,679 31,716 31,753 31,792

Civilian labor force

19,380 19,421 19,368 19,405 19,442 19,536 19,569 19,513 19,413

Participation rate

61.9 61.2 60.9 62.0 61.5 61.7 61.7 61.5 61.1

Employed

17,648 17,670 17,779 17,540 17,819 17,821 17,851 17,759 17,700

Employment-population ratio

56.4 55.6 55.9 56.1 56.4 56.3 56.3 55.9 55.7

Unemployed

1,731 1,751 1,590 1,864 1,623 1,716 1,718 1,754 1,713

Unemployment rate

8.9 9.0 8.2 9.6 8.3 8.8 8.8 9.0 8.8

Not in labor force

11,913 12,332 12,423 11,888 12,152 12,143 12,147 12,240 12,379

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,868 8,871 8,964 8,925 8,780 8,844 8,910 8,881 9,013

Participation rate

68.3 67.1 67.7 68.7 66.8 67.1 67.5 67.2 68.1

Employed

8,095 8,063 8,157 8,106 8,017 8,101 8,146 8,112 8,155

Employment-population ratio

62.3 61.0 61.6 62.4 61.0 61.5 61.7 61.4 61.6

Unemployed

773 809 807 819 763 743 764 768 858

Unemployment rate

8.7 9.1 9.0 9.2 8.7 8.4 8.6 8.7 9.5

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,868 9,842 9,712 9,800 9,928 9,970 9,938 9,868 9,667

Participation rate

62.4 61.4 60.5 62.0 62.2 62.3 62.0 61.5 60.2

Employed

9,067 9,062 9,090 8,941 9,241 9,179 9,152 9,076 9,003

Employment-population ratio

57.3 56.5 56.6 56.5 57.9 57.4 57.1 56.6 56.1

Unemployed

801 781 622 858 686 791 786 792 665

Unemployment rate

8.1 7.9 6.4 8.8 6.9 7.9 7.9 8.0 6.9

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

643 708 693 680 734 722 720 764 732

Participation rate

25.8 28.3 27.6 27.3 29.5 28.9 28.8 30.5 29.2

Employed

486 546 533 493 560 540 552 571 542

Employment-population ratio

19.5 21.8 21.3 19.8 22.5 21.7 22.1 22.8 21.6

Unemployed

157 162 160 187 174 182 168 193 190

Unemployment rate

24.4 22.9 23.1 27.5 23.7 25.2 23.3 25.3 26.0

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,290 14,911 14,853 14,290 14,553 14,816 14,974 14,911 14,853

Civilian labor force

9,023 9,478 9,444 9,038 9,168 9,192 9,426 9,411 9,448

Participation rate

63.1 63.6 63.6 63.3 63.0 62.0 62.9 63.1 63.6

Employed

8,644 9,112 9,101 8,645 8,805 8,856 9,070 9,038 9,090

Employment-population ratio

60.5 61.1 61.3 60.5 60.5 59.8 60.6 60.6 61.2

Unemployed

379 366 343 394 363 337 355 373 357

Unemployment rate

4.2 3.9 3.6 4.4 4.0 3.7 3.8 4.0 3.8

Not in labor force

5,267 5,433 5,409 5,251 5,385 5,623 5,548 5,500 5,406

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: May 06, 2016