HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-2. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, sex, and age, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race,
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity,
sex, and age
2012 2013 2014 2015
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

192,693 193,006 193,375 193,743 193,861 194,147 194,491 194,831 195,030 195,312 195,655 195,994 196,394

Civilian labor force

123,695 123,710 123,547 123,775 123,603 123,670 123,409 122,970 123,564 123,236 123,186 123,246 123,911

Participation rate

64.2 64.1 63.9 63.9 63.8 63.7 63.5 63.1 63.4 63.1 63.0 62.9 63.1

Employed

114,565 114,587 114,689 115,242 115,148 115,430 115,520 115,435 116,467 116,674 116,757 117,264 117,971

Employment-population ratio

59.5 59.4 59.3 59.5 59.4 59.5 59.4 59.2 59.7 59.7 59.7 59.8 60.1

Unemployed

9,130 9,123 8,858 8,533 8,456 8,240 7,888 7,535 7,097 6,563 6,429 5,981 5,940

Unemployment rate

7.4 7.4 7.2 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.4 6.1 5.7 5.3 5.2 4.9 4.8

Not in labor force

68,998 69,296 69,828 69,968 70,257 70,478 71,082 71,862 71,465 72,075 72,469 72,749 72,483

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,518 64,497 64,470 64,665 64,662 64,634 64,464 64,263 64,564 64,381 64,407 64,322 64,897

Participation rate

73.8 73.6 73.4 73.4 73.3 73.1 72.8 72.4 72.6 72.3 72.1 71.9 72.4

Employed

60,067 60,047 60,145 60,523 60,563 60,550 60,468 60,477 61,109 61,188 61,384 61,482 61,997

Employment-population ratio

68.7 68.5 68.4 68.7 68.7 68.5 68.3 68.1 68.7 68.7 68.8 68.7 69.2

Unemployed

4,451 4,451 4,324 4,142 4,099 4,084 3,996 3,787 3,455 3,193 3,024 2,840 2,900

Unemployment rate

6.9 6.9 6.7 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.2 5.9 5.4 5.0 4.7 4.4 4.5

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,523 54,516 54,416 54,452 54,274 54,370 54,384 54,171 54,543 54,416 54,301 54,420 54,447

Participation rate

58.9 58.8 58.6 58.5 58.3 58.3 58.2 57.9 58.2 58.0 57.8 57.8 57.6

Employed

50,854 50,862 50,889 51,049 50,945 51,196 51,382 51,276 51,707 51,814 51,706 51,970 52,124

Employment-population ratio

55.0 54.9 54.8 54.9 54.7 54.9 55.0 54.8 55.2 55.2 55.0 55.2 55.2

Unemployed

3,669 3,654 3,527 3,403 3,329 3,174 3,002 2,895 2,837 2,602 2,595 2,450 2,323

Unemployment rate

6.7 6.7 6.5 6.2 6.1 5.8 5.5 5.3 5.2 4.8 4.8 4.5 4.3

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,654 4,696 4,661 4,658 4,668 4,666 4,561 4,535 4,457 4,439 4,477 4,503 4,568

Participation rate

36.6 37.0 36.9 37.0 37.2 37.3 36.5 36.5 35.9 35.8 36.2 36.5 37.0

Employed

3,643 3,678 3,654 3,670 3,640 3,684 3,671 3,683 3,651 3,672 3,668 3,812 3,851

Employment-population ratio

28.6 29.0 28.9 29.1 29.0 29.4 29.4 29.6 29.4 29.6 29.7 30.9 31.2

Unemployed

1,011 1,018 1,007 988 1,028 982 890 853 806 768 810 691 717

Unemployment rate

21.7 21.7 21.6 21.2 22.0 21.0 19.5 18.8 18.1 17.3 18.1 15.4 15.7

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

29,760 29,855 29,954 30,060 30,222 30,322 30,426 30,535 30,685 30,788 30,894 31,005 31,222

Civilian labor force

18,309 18,371 18,381 18,524 18,614 18,651 18,583 18,465 18,704 18,763 18,984 19,039 19,065

Participation rate

61.5 61.5 61.4 61.6 61.6 61.5 61.1 60.5 61.0 60.9 61.4 61.4 61.1

Employed

15,767 15,855 15,834 15,965 16,089 16,142 16,201 16,172 16,442 16,664 16,835 16,987 17,107

Employment-population ratio

53.0 53.1 52.9 53.1 53.2 53.2 53.2 53.0 53.6 54.1 54.5 54.8 54.8

Unemployed

2,543 2,516 2,547 2,559 2,526 2,509 2,382 2,293 2,261 2,099 2,149 2,052 1,958

Unemployment rate

13.9 13.7 13.9 13.8 13.6 13.5 12.8 12.4 12.1 11.2 11.3 10.8 10.3

Not in labor force

11,450 11,484 11,573 11,537 11,608 11,671 11,843 12,069 11,981 12,025 11,910 11,966 12,157

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,250 8,254 8,224 8,299 8,429 8,386 8,399 8,333 8,465 8,524 8,684 8,661 8,699

Participation rate

68.2 67.9 67.3 67.6 68.1 67.4 67.2 66.3 66.8 67.0 68.0 67.5 67.2

Employed

7,110 7,091 7,055 7,163 7,338 7,286 7,282 7,314 7,429 7,583 7,727 7,709 7,801

Employment-population ratio

58.8 58.3 57.7 58.3 59.3 58.6 58.3 58.2 58.7 59.6 60.5 60.0 60.3

Unemployed

1,139 1,163 1,169 1,136 1,090 1,101 1,116 1,019 1,036 941 957 952 898

Unemployment rate

13.8 14.1 14.2 13.7 12.9 13.1 13.3 12.2 12.2 11.0 11.0 11.0 10.3

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,370 9,415 9,418 9,523 9,463 9,539 9,448 9,461 9,595 9,558 9,628 9,643 9,678

Participation rate

62.5 62.6 62.4 62.8 62.0 62.3 61.5 61.3 61.9 61.5 61.7 61.5 61.3

Employed

8,226 8,323 8,315 8,387 8,306 8,436 8,462 8,425 8,596 8,629 8,654 8,773 8,813

Employment-population ratio

54.9 55.3 55.1 55.3 54.5 55.1 55.1 54.6 55.5 55.5 55.4 56.0 55.9

Unemployed

1,144 1,092 1,103 1,136 1,157 1,103 986 1,036 999 929 974 871 865

Unemployment rate

12.2 11.6 11.7 11.9 12.2 11.6 10.4 10.9 10.4 9.7 10.1 9.0 8.9

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

689 702 739 701 723 725 736 671 643 680 672 734 688

Participation rate

25.8 26.4 28.1 26.9 27.9 28.2 28.8 26.5 25.5 27.1 26.9 29.5 27.6

Employed

430 440 464 415 444 420 457 432 417 452 454 505 493

Employment-population ratio

16.1 16.6 17.6 15.9 17.1 16.3 17.9 17.0 16.5 18.0 18.2 20.2 19.8

Unemployed

259 262 275 286 279 305 279 239 226 228 218 230 195

Unemployment rate

37.6 37.3 37.2 40.8 38.6 42.1 37.9 35.6 35.1 33.6 32.4 31.3 28.3

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

12,738 12,740 12,847 12,936 13,159 13,293 13,290 13,444 13,714 13,806 13,752 13,865 14,280

Civilian labor force

8,091 8,080 8,233 8,347 8,514 8,559 8,621 8,642 8,788 8,758 8,720 8,774 8,957

Participation rate

63.5 63.4 64.1 64.5 64.7 64.4 64.9 64.3 64.1 63.4 63.4 63.3 62.7

Employed

7,576 7,624 7,770 7,848 8,021 8,145 8,160 8,219 8,318 8,284 8,333 8,364 8,622

Employment-population ratio

59.5 59.8 60.5 60.7 61.0 61.3 61.4 61.1 60.7 60.0 60.6 60.3 60.4

Unemployed

515 456 463 499 493 414 461 423 470 474 388 410 335

Unemployment rate

6.4 5.6 5.6 6.0 5.8 4.8 5.4 4.9 5.4 5.4 4.4 4.7 3.7

Not in labor force

4,647 4,660 4,615 4,589 4,645 4,733 4,668 4,802 4,926 5,048 5,032 5,091 5,323

HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

Civilian noninstitutional population(1)

36,383 36,627 36,881 37,145 37,168 37,395 37,630 37,876 38,052 38,277 38,513 38,759 39,244

Civilian labor force

24,200 24,451 24,444 24,469 24,548 24,757 24,934 24,845 25,164 25,247 25,415 25,655 26,032

Participation rate

66.5 66.8 66.3 65.9 66.0 66.2 66.3 65.6 66.1 66.0 66.0 66.2 66.3

Employed

21,624 21,827 21,993 22,066 22,210 22,515 22,651 22,683 23,125 23,327 23,555 23,961 24,287

Employment-population ratio

59.4 59.6 59.6 59.4 59.8 60.2 60.2 59.9 60.8 60.9 61.2 61.8 61.9

Unemployed

2,575 2,623 2,451 2,402 2,338 2,242 2,283 2,162 2,039 1,919 1,860 1,694 1,745

Unemployment rate

10.6 10.7 10.0 9.8 9.5 9.1 9.2 8.7 8.1 7.6 7.3 6.6 6.7

Not in labor force

12,183 12,176 12,436 12,676 12,621 12,638 12,696 13,030 12,887 13,031 13,098 13,105 13,212

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

13,320 13,396 13,429 13,479 13,580 13,712 13,822 13,793 13,931 13,987 14,100 14,247 14,470

Participation rate

81.4 81.3 80.8 80.4 81.1 81.3 81.4 80.6 81.0 80.8 80.9 81.2 81.8

Employed

12,072 12,112 12,284 12,380 12,473 12,639 12,695 12,744 13,002 13,085 13,254 13,466 13,625

Employment-population ratio

73.8 73.5 73.9 73.9 74.5 74.9 74.7 74.5 75.6 75.6 76.1 76.7 77.0

Unemployed

1,248 1,284 1,145 1,099 1,107 1,073 1,127 1,050 930 901 846 781 845

Unemployment rate

9.4 9.6 8.5 8.2 8.2 7.8 8.2 7.6 6.7 6.4 6.0 5.5 5.8

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,784 9,873 9,852 9,905 9,890 9,906 9,909 9,941 10,160 10,165 10,227 10,227 10,363

Participation rate

59.8 59.9 59.3 59.2 59.0 58.7 58.3 58.1 59.1 58.7 58.7 58.3 58.0

Employed

8,764 8,882 8,867 8,920 8,964 9,065 9,081 9,113 9,320 9,399 9,468 9,538 9,715

Employment-population ratio

53.5 53.9 53.4 53.3 53.4 53.7 53.4 53.3 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.4 54.4

Unemployed

1,020 992 985 984 925 841 828 828 840 765 759 689 648

Unemployment rate

10.4 10.0 10.0 9.9 9.4 8.5 8.4 8.3 8.3 7.5 7.4 6.7 6.3

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

1,095 1,181 1,164 1,085 1,078 1,138 1,203 1,111 1,072 1,096 1,088 1,181 1,199

Participation rate

30.0 32.3 31.8 29.6 29.6 31.2 32.9 30.4 29.4 30.0 29.7 32.1 32.5

Employed

788 834 842 766 772 811 875 826 804 843 833 957 948

Employment-population ratio

21.6 22.8 23.0 20.9 21.2 22.2 23.9 22.6 22.0 23.0 22.7 26.0 25.7

Unemployed

308 347 321 319 306 328 328 285 269 253 255 223 252

Unemployment rate

28.1 29.4 27.6 29.4 28.4 28.8 27.3 25.6 25.0 23.1 23.4 18.9 21.0

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation.

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.

 

Last Modified Date: April 03, 2015