Table 3. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations 25 years and over by educational attainment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2014-2015 annual averages

Table 3. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations 25 years and over by educational attainment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2014-2015 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2014 2015
Less than
a high
school
diploma
High school
graduates,
no college(1)
Some
college or
associate
degree
Bachelor's
degree and
higher(2)
Less than
a high
school
diploma
High school
graduates,
no college(1)
Some
college or
associate
degree
Bachelor's
degree and
higher(2)

FOREIGN BORN

White non-Hispanic or Latino

Civilian noninstitutional population

736 1,671 1,413 3,184 661 1,658 1,372 3,246

Civilian labor force

258 856 890 2,234 227 837 801 2,269

Participation rate

35.0 51.2 63.0 70.2 34.3 50.5 58.4 69.9

Employed

245 822 844 2,146 220 804 760 2,200

Employment-population ratio

33.2 49.2 59.7 67.4 33.3 48.5 55.4 67.8

Unemployed

13 34 46 88 7 32 41 69

Unemployment rate

5.0 4.0 5.2 3.9 2.9 3.9 5.1 3.0

Black non-Hispanic or Latino

Civilian noninstitutional population

410 810 749 899 388 837 772 992

Civilian labor force

216 576 597 733 210 575 609 823

Participation rate

52.8 71.2 79.7 81.6 54.1 68.7 78.9 83.0

Employed

193 528 546 689 188 529 572 782

Employment-population ratio

46.9 65.2 72.8 76.7 48.5 63.2 74.1 78.9

Unemployed

24 48 52 44 22 46 37 41

Unemployment rate

11.1 8.4 8.6 6.1 10.4 8.0 6.1 5.0

Asian non-Hispanic or Latino

Civilian noninstitutional population

1,041 1,758 1,296 4,825 1,036 1,854 1,277 5,135

Civilian labor force

407 1,043 877 3,568 409 1,065 854 3,702

Participation rate

39.1 59.3 67.7 74.0 39.5 57.4 66.9 72.1

Employed

379 1,001 835 3,435 389 1,023 825 3,591

Employment-population ratio

36.4 56.9 64.4 71.2 37.5 55.2 64.6 69.9

Unemployed

28 42 42 133 20 42 28 111

Unemployment rate

6.9 4.0 4.8 3.7 5.0 4.0 3.3 3.0

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

7,392 4,593 2,272 2,040 7,816 4,724 2,381 2,089

Civilian labor force

4,765 3,314 1,740 1,544 4,955 3,406 1,779 1,603

Participation rate

64.5 72.2 76.6 75.7 63.4 72.1 74.7 76.7

Employed

4,470 3,134 1,649 1,473 4,677 3,230 1,696 1,543

Employment-population ratio

60.5 68.2 72.6 72.2 59.8 68.4 71.2 73.9

Unemployed

295 180 91 70 277 176 83 60

Unemployment rate

6.2 5.4 5.2 4.5 5.6 5.2 4.7 3.7

NATIVE BORN

White non-Hispanic or Latino

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,941 39,783 37,386 46,674 8,769 39,059 37,445 48,179

Civilian labor force

3,012 22,023 24,287 34,576 3,033 21,173 24,197 35,522

Participation rate

33.7 55.4 65.0 74.1 34.6 54.2 64.6 73.7

Employed

2,733 20,932 23,188 33,647 2,793 20,250 23,282 34,735

Employment-population ratio

30.6 52.6 62.0 72.1 31.9 51.8 62.2 72.1

Unemployed

278 1,090 1,099 929 240 923 915 787

Unemployment rate

9.2 5.0 4.5 2.7 7.9 4.4 3.8 2.2

Black non-Hispanic or Latino

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,715 7,163 6,399 4,404 2,591 7,344 6,583 4,700

Civilian labor force

906 4,134 4,397 3,432 857 4,196 4,528 3,586

Participation rate

33.4 57.7 68.7 77.9 33.1 57.1 68.8 76.3

Employed

733 3,669 3,998 3,258 701 3,780 4,188 3,449

Employment-population ratio

27.0 51.2 62.5 74.0 27.1 51.5 63.6 73.4

Unemployed

173 465 398 174 156 416 340 137

Unemployment rate

19.1 11.3 9.1 5.1 18.2 9.9 7.5 3.8

Asian non-Hispanic or Latino

Civilian noninstitutional population

141 449 566 1,416 138 443 576 1,541

Civilian labor force

61 253 392 1,135 57 273 402 1,213

Participation rate

43.0 56.4 69.3 80.2 41.4 61.7 69.8 78.7

Employed

56 236 373 1,097 52 260 388 1,187

Employment-population ratio

39.5 52.7 65.9 77.5 37.7 58.7 67.4 77.0

Unemployed

5 17 19 39 5 13 14 26

Unemployment rate

8.1 6.6 4.9 3.4 8.9 4.9 3.4 2.1

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,291 4,505 4,190 2,811 2,278 4,536 4,393 2,997

Civilian labor force

1,027 3,034 3,172 2,349 1,031 3,037 3,333 2,473

Participation rate

44.8 67.4 75.7 83.6 45.3 67.0 75.9 82.5

Employed

895 2,820 2,977 2,268 915 2,834 3,163 2,392

Employment-population ratio

39.1 62.6 71.0 80.7 40.1 62.5 72.0 79.8

Unemployed

132 215 194 81 117 203 170 81

Unemployment rate

12.9 7.1 6.1 3.5 11.3 6.7 5.1 3.3

Footnotes
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(2) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Data for race/ethnicity groups do not sum to totals 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: May 19, 2016