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
2014
May
2015
June
2015
June
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015
June
2015

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

195,416 196,673 196,786 195,416 196,392 196,482 196,574 196,673 196,786

Civilian labor force

124,241 124,087 124,526 123,346 123,875 123,739 123,510 123,875 123,649

Participation rate

63.6 63.1 63.3 63.1 63.1 63.0 62.8 63.0 62.8

Employed

117,383 118,457 118,598 116,757 117,992 117,886 117,719 118,048 117,942

Employment-population ratio

60.1 60.2 60.3 59.7 60.1 60.0 59.9 60.0 59.9

Unemployed

6,858 5,630 5,928 6,588 5,883 5,853 5,791 5,827 5,707

Unemployment rate

5.5 4.5 4.8 5.3 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.6

Not in labor force

71,175 72,586 72,260 72,070 72,517 72,743 73,064 72,798 73,137

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,697 64,942 65,013 64,415 64,920 64,899 64,764 64,790 64,727

Participation rate

72.6 72.3 72.4 72.3 72.4 72.4 72.2 72.2 72.1

Employed

61,652 62,297 62,419 61,275 62,015 62,023 61,919 62,037 62,031

Employment-population ratio

69.2 69.4 69.5 68.7 69.2 69.2 69.0 69.1 69.1

Unemployed

3,045 2,645 2,594 3,140 2,906 2,876 2,845 2,753 2,696

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.1 4.0 4.9 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.2 4.2

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,194 54,619 54,162 54,431 54,401 54,256 54,198 54,481 54,400

Participation rate

57.7 57.7 57.2 58.0 57.6 57.4 57.3 57.6 57.5

Employed

51,523 52,347 51,801 51,830 52,105 51,998 51,912 52,121 52,097

Employment-population ratio

54.9 55.3 54.7 55.2 55.2 55.0 54.9 55.1 55.0

Unemployed

2,671 2,271 2,361 2,602 2,296 2,258 2,286 2,359 2,303

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.2 4.4 4.8 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.2

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

5,350 4,526 5,350 4,499 4,554 4,584 4,548 4,604 4,522

Participation rate

43.2 36.7 43.4 36.3 36.9 37.2 36.9 37.4 36.7

Employed

4,208 3,812 4,378 3,653 3,872 3,865 3,888 3,890 3,814

Employment-population ratio

34.0 30.9 35.5 29.5 31.4 31.3 31.5 31.6 31.0

Unemployed

1,143 714 972 846 682 719 660 714 708

Unemployment rate

21.4 15.8 18.2 18.8 15.0 15.7 14.5 15.5 15.7

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

30,821 31,326 31,362 30,821 31,222 31,257 31,293 31,326 31,362

Civilian labor force

18,992 19,443 19,541 18,814 19,101 19,055 19,397 19,428 19,346

Participation rate

61.6 62.1 62.3 61.0 61.2 61.0 62.0 62.0 61.7

Employed

16,885 17,489 17,630 16,794 17,122 17,129 17,529 17,441 17,501

Employment-population ratio

54.8 55.8 56.2 54.5 54.8 54.8 56.0 55.7 55.8

Unemployed

2,107 1,953 1,911 2,019 1,979 1,926 1,868 1,988 1,845

Unemployment rate

11.1 10.0 9.8 10.7 10.4 10.1 9.6 10.2 9.5

Not in labor force

11,829 11,883 11,821 12,007 12,122 12,202 11,896 11,898 12,016

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,674 8,927 8,870 8,611 8,710 8,711 8,926 8,905 8,808

Participation rate

68.1 68.7 68.1 67.6 67.3 67.2 68.7 68.5 67.6

Employed

7,752 7,994 8,058 7,671 7,805 7,841 8,109 7,995 7,970

Employment-population ratio

60.9 61.5 61.9 60.2 60.3 60.5 62.5 61.5 61.2

Unemployed

922 933 812 940 905 870 817 911 838

Unemployment rate

10.6 10.5 9.2 10.9 10.4 10.0 9.2 10.2 9.5

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,563 9,798 9,829 9,567 9,665 9,703 9,792 9,808 9,827

Participation rate

61.4 61.9 62.0 61.4 61.3 61.4 61.9 61.9 62.0

Employed

8,670 8,990 9,054 8,696 8,809 8,807 8,928 8,946 9,046

Employment-population ratio

55.7 56.8 57.1 55.8 55.8 55.8 56.4 56.5 57.1

Unemployed

893 808 775 871 857 895 864 862 781

Unemployment rate

9.3 8.2 7.9 9.1 8.9 9.2 8.8 8.8 7.9

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

755 718 842 636 726 642 678 715 712

Participation rate

30.1 28.8 33.8 25.3 29.1 25.7 27.2 28.7 28.6

Employed

463 506 518 427 508 481 491 500 486

Employment-population ratio

18.4 20.3 20.8 17.0 20.4 19.3 19.7 20.1 19.5

Unemployed

292 212 324 208 218 161 187 215 226

Unemployment rate

38.7 29.6 38.5 32.8 30.0 25.0 27.5 30.1 31.8

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

13,807 14,403 14,430 13,807 14,291 14,296 14,290 14,403 14,430

Civilian labor force

8,746 9,157 9,128 8,695 9,038 8,934 9,038 9,169 9,076

Participation rate

63.3 63.6 63.3 63.0 63.2 62.5 63.3 63.7 62.9

Employed

8,301 8,804 8,754 8,278 8,680 8,646 8,644 8,794 8,730

Employment-population ratio

60.1 61.1 60.7 60.0 60.7 60.5 60.5 61.1 60.5

Unemployed

445 353 374 417 358 288 394 375 346

Unemployment rate

5.1 3.9 4.1 4.8 4.0 3.2 4.4 4.1 3.8

Not in labor force

5,061 5,246 5,303 5,113 5,253 5,363 5,251 5,234 5,354

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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