HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-15. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race,
and Hispanic
or Latino ethnicity
Total Men, 20 years and
over
Women, 20 years and
over
Both sexes, 16 to 19
years
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2014

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

246,381 248,657 110,414 111,679 119,246 120,370 16,721 16,608

Civilian labor force

154,918 156,616 79,468 80,241 69,968 70,701 5,482 5,674

Participation rate

62.9 63.0 72.0 71.9 58.7 58.7 32.8 34.2

Employed

144,144 147,936 74,290 76,399 65,565 66,900 4,289 4,637

Employment-population ratio

58.5 59.5 67.3 68.4 55.0 55.6 25.7 27.9

Unemployed

10,773 8,680 5,178 3,843 4,403 3,800 1,193 1,037

Unemployment rate

7.0 5.5 6.5 4.8 6.3 5.4 21.8 18.3

Not in labor force

91,463 92,041 30,947 31,437 49,278 49,670 11,239 10,933

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

194,734 195,896 88,715 89,417 93,568 94,123 12,450 12,356

Civilian labor force

122,916 123,610 64,206 64,445 54,295 54,698 4,415 4,466

Participation rate

63.1 63.1 72.4 72.1 58.0 58.1 35.5 36.1

Employed

115,530 117,901 60,537 61,906 51,419 52,250 3,574 3,745

Employment-population ratio

59.3 60.2 68.2 69.2 55.0 55.5 28.7 30.3

Unemployed

7,386 5,709 3,669 2,539 2,875 2,449 842 721

Unemployment rate

6.0 4.6 5.7 3.9 5.3 4.5 19.1 16.1

Not in labor force

71,818 72,286 24,509 24,972 39,274 39,425 8,035 7,890

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

30,500 30,969 12,545 12,821 15,413 15,653 2,541 2,495

Civilian labor force

18,599 19,124 8,387 8,701 9,540 9,693 672 729

Participation rate

61.0 61.8 66.9 67.9 61.9 61.9 26.4 29.2

Employed

16,229 17,086 7,364 7,821 8,419 8,758 445 506

Employment-population ratio

53.2 55.2 58.7 61.0 54.6 56.0 17.5 20.3

Unemployed

2,370 2,038 1,022 880 1,121 935 227 223

Unemployment rate

12.7 10.7 12.2 10.1 11.8 9.6 33.7 30.6

Not in labor force

11,901 11,846 4,159 4,120 5,873 5,959 1,870 1,766

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

13,355 13,782 5,853 6,023 6,670 6,963 832 797

Civilian labor force

8,498 8,729 4,450 4,527 3,917 4,066 131 135

Participation rate

63.6 63.3 76.0 75.2 58.7 58.4 15.8 16.9

Employed

8,055 8,295 4,197 4,330 3,755 3,841 102 124

Employment-population ratio

60.3 60.2 71.7 71.9 56.3 55.2 12.3 15.6

Unemployed

443 433 252 198 161 225 29 10

Unemployment rate

5.2 5.0 5.7 4.4 4.1 5.5 22.3 7.7

Not in labor force

4,857 5,054 1,403 1,496 2,754 2,896 700 662

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

37,796 38,679 17,070 17,508 17,071 17,497 3,654 3,674

Civilian labor force

24,827 25,732 13,790 14,279 9,907 10,284 1,130 1,169

Participation rate

65.7 66.5 80.8 81.6 58.0 58.8 30.9 31.8

Employed

22,643 24,051 12,715 13,550 9,107 9,568 821 933

Employment-population ratio

59.9 62.2 74.5 77.4 53.4 54.7 22.5 25.4

Unemployed

2,184 1,681 1,075 728 800 717 309 236

Unemployment rate

8.8 6.5 7.8 5.1 8.1 7.0 27.4 20.2

Not in labor force

12,968 12,947 3,280 3,230 7,164 7,212 2,524 2,505

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: November 07, 2014