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)
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

194,927 195,995 196,091 194,927 195,652 195,777 195,896 195,995 196,091

Civilian labor force

122,621 123,438 122,650 123,067 123,266 122,996 123,287 123,391 123,058

Participation rate

62.9 63.0 62.5 63.1 63.0 62.8 62.9 63.0 62.8

Employed

115,640 117,724 117,068 115,742 116,760 116,760 117,300 117,307 117,186

Employment-population ratio

59.3 60.1 59.7 59.4 59.7 59.6 59.9 59.9 59.8

Unemployed

6,982 5,713 5,582 7,324 6,506 6,236 5,987 6,084 5,872

Unemployment rate

5.7 4.6 4.6 6.0 5.3 5.1 4.9 4.9 4.8

Not in labor force

72,306 72,558 73,441 71,861 72,386 72,781 72,609 72,604 73,033

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,190 64,440 64,262 64,315 64,519 64,290 64,234 64,339 64,392

Participation rate

72.3 72.0 71.8 72.4 72.3 72.0 71.8 71.9 71.9

Employed

60,538 61,640 61,410 60,690 61,360 61,447 61,507 61,388 61,551

Employment-population ratio

68.2 68.9 68.6 68.3 68.7 68.8 68.8 68.6 68.8

Unemployed

3,652 2,800 2,852 3,626 3,159 2,843 2,727 2,951 2,842

Unemployment rate

5.7 4.3 4.4 5.6 4.9 4.4 4.2 4.6 4.4

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,249 54,730 54,207 54,265 54,315 54,237 54,452 54,587 54,223

Participation rate

57.9 58.1 57.5 57.9 57.8 57.7 57.9 58.0 57.5

Employed

51,589 52,435 51,992 51,396 51,739 51,677 51,945 52,142 51,824

Employment-population ratio

55.1 55.7 55.2 54.9 55.0 54.9 55.2 55.4 55.0

Unemployed

2,660 2,295 2,216 2,869 2,576 2,561 2,507 2,445 2,399

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.2 4.1 5.3 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.4

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,182 4,268 4,181 4,486 4,432 4,468 4,601 4,466 4,443

Participation rate

33.6 34.6 33.9 36.1 35.8 36.1 37.2 36.2 36.0

Employed

3,513 3,649 3,666 3,657 3,661 3,636 3,848 3,777 3,811

Employment-population ratio

28.2 29.5 29.7 29.4 29.6 29.4 31.1 30.6 30.9

Unemployed

669 618 515 830 772 832 753 689 632

Unemployment rate

16.0 14.5 12.3 18.5 17.4 18.6 16.4 15.4 14.2

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

30,569 31,005 31,040 30,569 30,893 30,932 30,969 31,005 31,040

Civilian labor force

18,315 19,037 18,933 18,415 18,867 19,067 19,024 19,056 19,037

Participation rate

59.9 61.4 61.0 60.2 61.1 61.6 61.4 61.5 61.3

Employed

16,194 17,019 17,009 16,238 16,685 16,974 16,953 16,957 17,050

Employment-population ratio

53.0 54.9 54.8 53.1 54.0 54.9 54.7 54.7 54.9

Unemployed

2,121 2,017 1,924 2,176 2,182 2,093 2,071 2,099 1,986

Unemployment rate

11.6 10.6 10.2 11.8 11.6 11.0 10.9 11.0 10.4

Not in labor force

12,254 11,968 12,107 12,154 12,026 11,865 11,945 11,949 12,003

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,259 8,597 8,698 8,272 8,614 8,756 8,672 8,594 8,717

Participation rate

65.6 66.9 67.6 65.7 67.4 68.4 67.6 66.9 67.8

Employed

7,305 7,700 7,741 7,318 7,678 7,791 7,742 7,630 7,756

Employment-population ratio

58.0 60.0 60.2 58.1 60.1 60.9 60.4 59.4 60.3

Unemployed

954 897 957 953 936 965 930 964 962

Unemployment rate

11.6 10.4 11.0 11.5 10.9 11.0 10.7 11.2 11.0

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,423 9,723 9,561 9,463 9,591 9,591 9,624 9,709 9,598

Participation rate

61.0 62.0 60.9 61.2 61.4 61.4 61.5 61.9 61.2

Employed

8,459 8,801 8,800 8,476 8,559 8,682 8,720 8,786 8,812

Employment-population ratio

54.7 56.2 56.1 54.9 54.8 55.5 55.7 56.1 56.2

Unemployed

964 922 761 987 1,032 909 904 922 785

Unemployment rate

10.2 9.5 8.0 10.4 10.8 9.5 9.4 9.5 8.2

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

633 717 674 680 662 720 728 754 722

Participation rate

25.0 28.8 27.1 26.9 26.4 28.8 29.2 30.2 29.0

Employed

429 519 468 444 447 501 491 541 482

Employment-population ratio

17.0 20.8 18.8 17.5 17.9 20.1 19.7 21.7 19.4

Unemployed

204 198 206 236 215 219 237 213 240

Unemployment rate

32.2 27.6 30.6 34.7 32.4 30.4 32.5 28.2 33.2

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

13,493 13,927 13,886 - - - - - -

Civilian labor force

8,715 8,749 8,796 - - - - - -

Participation rate

64.6 62.8 63.3 - - - - - -

Employed

8,355 8,333 8,424 - - - - - -

Employment-population ratio

61.9 59.8 60.7 - - - - - -

Unemployed

360 416 372 - - - - - -

Unemployment rate

4.1 4.8 4.2 - - - - - -

Not in labor force

4,778 5,178 5,090 - - - - - -

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: January 09, 2015