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

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

196,786 198,013 198,132 196,786 197,718 197,809 197,906 198,013 198,132

Civilian labor force

124,526 124,590 125,448 123,595 124,748 125,018 124,749 124,299 124,551

Participation rate

63.3 62.9 63.3 62.8 63.1 63.2 63.0 62.8 62.9

Employed

118,598 119,686 119,783 117,905 119,442 119,674 119,369 119,222 119,133

Employment-population ratio

60.3 60.4 60.5 59.9 60.4 60.5 60.3 60.2 60.1

Unemployed

5,928 4,904 5,665 5,690 5,306 5,345 5,380 5,077 5,418

Unemployment rate

4.8 3.9 4.5 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.1 4.4

Not in labor force

72,260 73,423 72,684 73,191 72,970 72,791 73,157 73,714 73,581

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

65,013 65,104 65,419 64,696 65,304 65,296 65,178 64,932 65,112

Participation rate

72.4 72.0 72.3 72.0 72.3 72.3 72.1 71.8 71.9

Employed

62,419 62,777 62,925 62,000 62,787 62,739 62,600 62,498 62,526

Employment-population ratio

69.5 69.4 69.5 69.0 69.5 69.4 69.2 69.1 69.1

Unemployed

2,594 2,327 2,494 2,696 2,517 2,557 2,578 2,434 2,586

Unemployment rate

4.0 3.6 3.8 4.2 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.7 4.0

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,162 54,925 54,622 54,396 54,803 55,142 54,984 54,754 54,869

Participation rate

57.2 57.7 57.3 57.5 57.6 58.0 57.8 57.5 57.6

Employed

51,801 53,017 52,353 52,106 52,659 52,992 52,798 52,775 52,682

Employment-population ratio

54.7 55.7 55.0 55.1 55.4 55.7 55.5 55.4 55.3

Unemployed

2,361 1,908 2,269 2,289 2,144 2,149 2,185 1,979 2,187

Unemployment rate

4.4 3.5 4.2 4.2 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.6 4.0

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

5,350 4,560 5,407 4,504 4,641 4,580 4,587 4,612 4,570

Participation rate

43.4 36.9 43.8 36.6 37.7 37.1 37.2 37.4 37.0

Employed

4,378 3,892 4,505 3,799 3,995 3,942 3,970 3,949 3,925

Employment-population ratio

35.5 31.5 36.5 30.8 32.4 32.0 32.2 32.0 31.8

Unemployed

972 668 902 705 645 638 617 664 645

Unemployment rate

18.2 14.7 16.7 15.6 13.9 13.9 13.4 14.4 14.1

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,362 31,828 31,866 31,362 31,716 31,753 31,792 31,828 31,866

Civilian labor force

19,541 19,424 19,707 19,337 19,569 19,513 19,413 19,410 19,532

Participation rate

62.3 61.0 61.8 61.7 61.7 61.5 61.1 61.0 61.3

Employed

17,630 17,865 17,974 17,505 17,851 17,759 17,700 17,822 17,854

Employment-population ratio

56.2 56.1 56.4 55.8 56.3 55.9 55.7 56.0 56.0

Unemployed

1,911 1,559 1,733 1,831 1,718 1,754 1,713 1,588 1,678

Unemployment rate

9.8 8.0 8.8 9.5 8.8 9.0 8.8 8.2 8.6

Not in labor force

11,821 12,403 12,159 12,026 12,147 12,240 12,379 12,417 12,334

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,870 8,926 9,089 8,791 8,910 8,881 9,013 8,889 9,000

Participation rate

68.1 67.4 68.5 67.5 67.5 67.2 68.1 67.1 67.8

Employed

8,058 8,248 8,370 7,962 8,146 8,112 8,155 8,218 8,262

Employment-population ratio

61.9 62.3 63.1 61.1 61.7 61.4 61.6 62.0 62.3

Unemployed

812 677 719 829 764 768 858 671 738

Unemployment rate

9.2 7.6 7.9 9.4 8.6 8.7 9.5 7.6 8.2

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,829 9,773 9,775 9,830 9,938 9,868 9,667 9,801 9,799

Participation rate

62.0 60.8 60.8 62.0 62.0 61.5 60.2 61.0 60.9

Employed

9,054 9,089 9,082 9,055 9,152 9,076 9,003 9,079 9,088

Employment-population ratio

57.1 56.6 56.4 57.1 57.1 56.6 56.1 56.5 56.5

Unemployed

775 684 693 775 786 792 665 722 711

Unemployment rate

7.9 7.0 7.1 7.9 7.9 8.0 6.9 7.4 7.3

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

842 726 843 716 720 764 732 720 733

Participation rate

33.8 28.9 33.6 28.7 28.8 30.5 29.2 28.7 29.2

Employed

518 528 522 489 552 571 542 525 504

Employment-population ratio

20.8 21.0 20.8 19.6 22.1 22.8 21.6 20.9 20.1

Unemployed

324 198 321 227 168 193 190 195 228

Unemployment rate

38.5 27.3 38.1 31.7 23.3 25.3 26.0 27.1 31.2

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,430 14,938 15,032 14,430 14,974 14,911 14,853 14,938 15,032

Civilian labor force

9,128 9,422 9,584 9,067 9,426 9,411 9,448 9,413 9,504

Participation rate

63.3 63.1 63.8 62.8 62.9 63.1 63.6 63.0 63.2

Employed

8,754 9,055 9,226 8,721 9,070 9,038 9,090 9,027 9,172

Employment-population ratio

60.7 60.6 61.4 60.4 60.6 60.6 61.2 60.4 61.0

Unemployed

374 367 358 346 355 373 357 386 332

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.8 4.0 3.8 4.1 3.5

Not in labor force

5,303 5,516 5,448 5,364 5,548 5,500 5,406 5,525 5,529

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: July 08, 2016