Table 2. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years of age by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, July 2012-2015

Table 2. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years of age by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, July 2012-2015
[Numbers in thousands. Data are not seasonally adjusted.]
Employment status, sex, race, and
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
July
2012
July
2013
July
2014
July
2015

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

38,799 38,861 38,735 38,589

Civilian labor force

23,472 23,506 23,437 23,162

Participation rate

60.5 60.5 60.5 60.0

Employed

19,461 19,684 20,085 20,333

Employment-population ratio

50.2 50.7 51.9 52.7

Unemployed

4,011 3,821 3,353 2,829

Looking for full-time work

3,074 2,819 2,460 2,134

Looking for part-time work

937 1,002 893 695

Unemployment rate

17.1 16.3 14.3 12.2

Not in labor force

15,327 15,355 15,298 15,426

Men

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,554 19,587 19,527 19,442

Civilian labor force

12,355 12,283 12,335 12,011

Participation rate

63.2 62.7 63.2 61.8

Employed

10,140 10,127 10,470 10,488

Employment-population ratio

51.9 51.7 53.6 53.9

Unemployed

2,215 2,156 1,865 1,523

Looking for full-time work

1,785 1,665 1,437 1,195

Looking for part-time work

430 491 428 328

Unemployment rate

17.9 17.6 15.1 12.7

Not in labor force

7,199 7,303 7,191 7,431

Women

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,245 19,274 19,208 19,147

Civilian labor force

11,117 11,223 11,102 11,151

Participation rate

57.8 58.2 57.8 58.2

Employed

9,321 9,557 9,614 9,846

Employment-population ratio

48.4 49.6 50.1 51.4

Unemployed

1,796 1,665 1,488 1,306

Looking for full-time work

1,289 1,154 1,023 939

Looking for part-time work

507 511 465 367

Unemployment rate

16.2 14.8 13.4 11.7

Not in labor force

8,128 8,052 8,106 7,996

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

28,956 28,866 28,718 28,488

Civilian labor force

18,213 18,205 18,137 17,735

Participation rate

62.9 63.1 63.2 62.3

Employed

15,498 15,679 15,917 15,903

Employment-population ratio

53.5 54.3 55.4 55.8

Unemployed

2,715 2,525 2,220 1,832

Looking for full-time work

2,019 1,814 1,612 1,308

Looking for part-time work

696 711 607 524

Unemployment rate

14.9 13.9 12.2 10.3

Not in labor force

10,743 10,661 10,581 10,754

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,971 5,997 5,973 5,916

Civilian labor force

3,256 3,225 3,160 3,337

Participation rate

54.5 53.8 52.9 56.4

Employed

2,323 2,315 2,376 2,645

Employment-population ratio

38.9 38.6 39.8 44.7

Unemployed

933 910 784 691

Looking for full-time work

783 771 591 604

Looking for part-time work

150 139 192 87

Unemployment rate

28.6 28.2 24.8 20.7

Not in labor force

2,715 2,772 2,813 2,580

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

1,922 2,028 2,044 2,148

Civilian labor force

839 934 936 957

Participation rate

43.7 46.1 45.8 44.6

Employed

718 794 834 855

Employment-population ratio

37.4 39.2 40.8 39.8

Unemployed

121 140 102 102

Looking for full-time work

83 81 70 68

Looking for part-time work

38 59 32 34

Unemployment rate

14.4 15.0 10.9 10.7

Not in labor force

1,083 1,094 1,109 1,191

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,164 8,229 8,313 8,406

Civilian labor force

4,658 4,756 4,675 4,728

Participation rate

57.1 57.8 56.2 56.2

Employed

3,799 3,897 3,903 4,127

Employment-population ratio

46.5 47.4 47.0 49.1

Unemployed

860 859 772 601

Looking for full-time work

698 622 560 458

Looking for part-time work

162 238 212 143

Unemployment rate

18.5 18.1 16.5 12.7

Not in labor force

3,506 3,473 3,637 3,679

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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