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.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

195,117 196,392 196,482 195,117 195,995 196,091 196,307 196,392 196,482

Civilian labor force

123,157 123,224 123,196 123,677 123,391 123,058 124,119 123,875 123,739

Participation rate

63.1 62.7 62.7 63.4 63.0 62.8 63.2 63.1 63.0

Employed

115,851 116,944 117,178 116,569 117,307 117,186 118,035 117,992 117,886

Employment-population ratio

59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.9 59.8 60.1 60.1 60.0

Unemployed

7,306 6,279 6,018 7,109 6,084 5,872 6,084 5,883 5,853

Unemployment rate

5.9 5.1 4.9 5.7 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.7 4.7

Not in labor force

71,959 73,169 73,286 71,439 72,604 73,033 72,189 72,517 72,743

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,407 64,559 64,674 64,652 64,339 64,392 64,871 64,920 64,899

Participation rate

72.4 72.0 72.1 72.7 71.9 71.9 72.4 72.4 72.4

Employed

60,730 61,228 61,538 61,269 61,388 61,551 61,953 62,015 62,023

Employment-population ratio

68.3 68.3 68.6 68.9 68.6 68.8 69.2 69.2 69.2

Unemployed

3,677 3,330 3,136 3,383 2,951 2,842 2,918 2,906 2,876

Unemployment rate

5.7 5.2 4.8 5.2 4.6 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.4

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,537 54,499 54,239 54,504 54,587 54,223 54,683 54,401 54,256

Participation rate

58.2 57.7 57.4 58.1 58.0 57.5 57.9 57.6 57.4

Employed

51,674 52,186 52,027 51,603 52,142 51,824 52,267 52,105 51,998

Employment-population ratio

55.1 55.3 55.1 55.0 55.4 55.0 55.4 55.2 55.0

Unemployed

2,864 2,312 2,212 2,901 2,445 2,399 2,416 2,296 2,258

Unemployment rate

5.3 4.2 4.1 5.3 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.2 4.2

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,213 4,166 4,283 4,521 4,466 4,443 4,565 4,554 4,584

Participation rate

34.0 33.8 34.7 36.5 36.2 36.0 37.0 36.9 37.2

Employed

3,448 3,529 3,613 3,696 3,777 3,811 3,814 3,872 3,865

Employment-population ratio

27.8 28.6 29.3 29.8 30.6 30.9 30.9 31.4 31.3

Unemployed

765 637 670 825 689 632 751 682 719

Unemployment rate

18.2 15.3 15.6 18.2 15.4 14.2 16.4 15.0 15.7

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

30,719 31,222 31,257 30,719 31,005 31,040 31,188 31,222 31,257

Civilian labor force

18,763 18,941 19,020 18,790 19,056 19,037 19,040 19,101 19,055

Participation rate

61.1 60.7 60.8 61.2 61.5 61.3 61.0 61.2 61.0

Employed

16,501 16,975 17,117 16,492 16,957 17,050 17,071 17,122 17,129

Employment-population ratio

53.7 54.4 54.8 53.7 54.7 54.9 54.7 54.8 54.8

Unemployed

2,262 1,966 1,902 2,298 2,099 1,986 1,969 1,979 1,926

Unemployment rate

12.1 10.4 10.0 12.2 11.0 10.4 10.3 10.4 10.1

Not in labor force

11,956 12,281 12,237 11,929 11,949 12,003 12,148 12,122 12,202

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,531 8,628 8,714 8,511 8,594 8,717 8,676 8,710 8,711

Participation rate

67.3 66.6 67.2 67.1 66.9 67.8 67.1 67.3 67.2

Employed

7,471 7,685 7,810 7,500 7,630 7,756 7,757 7,805 7,841

Employment-population ratio

58.9 59.4 60.2 59.1 59.4 60.3 60.0 60.3 60.5

Unemployed

1,059 943 904 1,011 964 962 919 905 870

Unemployment rate

12.4 10.9 10.4 11.9 11.2 11.0 10.6 10.4 10.0

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,635 9,656 9,714 9,636 9,709 9,598 9,667 9,665 9,703

Participation rate

62.1 61.2 61.5 62.1 61.9 61.2 61.3 61.3 61.4

Employed

8,628 8,820 8,853 8,573 8,786 8,812 8,824 8,809 8,807

Employment-population ratio

55.6 55.9 56.0 55.3 56.1 56.2 56.0 55.8 55.8

Unemployed

1,006 835 862 1,062 922 785 843 857 895

Unemployment rate

10.4 8.7 8.9 11.0 9.5 8.2 8.7 8.9 9.2

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

598 658 591 644 754 722 697 726 642

Participation rate

23.7 26.4 23.7 25.5 30.2 29.0 27.9 29.1 25.7

Employed

401 471 455 419 541 482 490 508 481

Employment-population ratio

15.9 18.8 18.2 16.6 21.7 19.4 19.6 20.4 19.3

Unemployed

197 188 137 225 213 240 207 218 161

Unemployment rate

32.9 28.5 23.1 34.9 28.2 33.2 29.7 30.0 25.0

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

13,769 14,291 14,296 13,769 13,927 13,886 14,253 14,291 14,296

Civilian labor force

8,889 9,042 8,967 8,857 8,768 8,771 8,899 9,038 8,934

Participation rate

64.6 63.3 62.7 64.3 63.0 63.2 62.4 63.2 62.5

Employed

8,409 8,672 8,685 8,375 8,353 8,398 8,540 8,680 8,646

Employment-population ratio

61.1 60.7 60.7 60.8 60.0 60.5 59.9 60.7 60.5

Unemployed

480 369 282 482 415 373 359 358 288

Unemployment rate

5.4 4.1 3.1 5.4 4.7 4.2 4.0 4.0 3.2

Not in labor force

4,880 5,249 5,329 4,912 5,159 5,115 5,355 5,253 5,363

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: April 03, 2015