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)
Jan.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

194,944 196,091 196,307 194,944 195,777 195,896 195,995 196,091 196,307

Civilian labor force

122,492 122,650 123,199 123,461 122,996 123,287 123,391 123,058 124,119

Participation rate

62.8 62.5 62.8 63.3 62.8 62.9 63.0 62.8 63.2

Employed

114,915 117,068 116,637 116,409 116,760 117,300 117,307 117,186 118,035

Employment-population ratio

58.9 59.7 59.4 59.7 59.6 59.9 59.9 59.8 60.1

Unemployed

7,576 5,582 6,562 7,052 6,236 5,987 6,084 5,872 6,084

Unemployment rate

6.2 4.6 5.3 5.7 5.1 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.9

Not in labor force

72,452 73,441 73,109 71,482 72,781 72,609 72,604 73,033 72,189

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,040 64,262 64,377 64,510 64,290 64,234 64,339 64,392 64,871

Participation rate

72.1 71.8 71.9 72.6 72.0 71.8 71.9 71.9 72.4

Employed

60,082 61,410 61,016 61,046 61,447 61,507 61,388 61,551 61,953

Employment-population ratio

67.6 68.6 68.1 68.7 68.8 68.8 68.6 68.8 69.2

Unemployed

3,959 2,852 3,361 3,464 2,843 2,727 2,951 2,842 2,918

Unemployment rate

6.2 4.4 5.2 5.4 4.4 4.2 4.6 4.4 4.5

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,393 54,207 54,635 54,511 54,237 54,452 54,587 54,223 54,683

Participation rate

58.1 57.5 57.9 58.2 57.7 57.9 58.0 57.5 57.9

Employed

51,497 51,992 52,140 51,702 51,677 51,945 52,142 51,824 52,267

Employment-population ratio

55.0 55.2 55.2 55.2 54.9 55.2 55.4 55.0 55.4

Unemployed

2,896 2,216 2,495 2,809 2,561 2,507 2,445 2,399 2,416

Unemployment rate

5.3 4.1 4.6 5.2 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.4

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,058 4,181 4,186 4,440 4,468 4,601 4,466 4,443 4,565

Participation rate

32.7 33.9 33.9 35.8 36.1 37.2 36.2 36.0 37.0

Employed

3,337 3,666 3,481 3,661 3,636 3,848 3,777 3,811 3,814

Employment-population ratio

26.9 29.7 28.2 29.5 29.4 31.1 30.6 30.9 30.9

Unemployed

722 515 706 780 832 753 689 632 751

Unemployment rate

17.8 12.3 16.9 17.6 18.6 16.4 15.4 14.2 16.4

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

30,651 31,040 31,188 30,651 30,932 30,969 31,005 31,040 31,188

Civilian labor force

18,483 18,933 18,895 18,597 19,067 19,024 19,056 19,037 19,040

Participation rate

60.3 61.0 60.6 60.7 61.6 61.4 61.5 61.3 61.0

Employed

16,161 17,009 16,877 16,349 16,974 16,953 16,957 17,050 17,071

Employment-population ratio

52.7 54.8 54.1 53.3 54.9 54.7 54.7 54.9 54.7

Unemployed

2,322 1,924 2,018 2,248 2,093 2,071 2,099 1,986 1,969

Unemployment rate

12.6 10.2 10.7 12.1 11.0 10.9 11.0 10.4 10.3

Not in labor force

12,168 12,107 12,293 12,054 11,865 11,945 11,949 12,003 12,148

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,378 8,698 8,633 8,400 8,756 8,672 8,594 8,717 8,676

Participation rate

66.3 67.6 66.8 66.4 68.4 67.6 66.9 67.8 67.1

Employed

7,287 7,741 7,652 7,390 7,791 7,742 7,630 7,756 7,757

Employment-population ratio

57.6 60.2 59.2 58.4 60.9 60.4 59.4 60.3 60.0

Unemployed

1,091 957 981 1,010 965 930 964 962 919

Unemployment rate

13.0 11.0 11.4 12.0 11.0 10.7 11.2 11.0 10.6

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,505 9,561 9,638 9,534 9,591 9,624 9,709 9,598 9,667

Participation rate

61.4 60.9 61.2 61.6 61.4 61.5 61.9 61.2 61.3

Employed

8,508 8,800 8,792 8,546 8,682 8,720 8,786 8,812 8,824

Employment-population ratio

55.0 56.1 55.8 55.2 55.5 55.7 56.1 56.2 56.0

Unemployed

997 761 847 989 909 904 922 785 843

Unemployment rate

10.5 8.0 8.8 10.4 9.5 9.4 9.5 8.2 8.7

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

600 674 624 663 720 728 754 722 697

Participation rate

23.7 27.1 24.9 26.2 28.8 29.2 30.2 29.0 27.9

Employed

366 468 433 414 501 491 541 482 490

Employment-population ratio

14.5 18.8 17.3 16.4 20.1 19.7 21.7 19.4 19.6

Unemployed

234 206 191 249 219 237 213 240 207

Unemployment rate

39.0 30.6 30.6 37.6 30.4 32.5 28.2 33.2 29.7

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

13,636 13,886 14,253 13,636 13,788 13,782 13,927 13,886 14,253

Civilian labor force

8,693 8,796 8,895 8,703 8,759 8,782 8,768 8,771 8,899

Participation rate

63.7 63.3 62.4 63.8 63.5 63.7 63.0 63.2 62.4

Employed

8,271 8,424 8,530 8,290 8,365 8,340 8,353 8,398 8,540

Employment-population ratio

60.7 60.7 59.8 60.8 60.7 60.5 60.0 60.5 59.9

Unemployed

421 372 365 414 394 443 415 373 359

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.2 4.1 4.8 4.5 5.0 4.7 4.2 4.0

Not in labor force

4,943 5,090 5,359 4,933 5,029 5,000 5,159 5,115 5,355

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: February 06, 2015