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
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2015

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

247,439 250,266 111,027 112,400 119,760 121,246 16,652 16,619

Civilian labor force

154,845 156,554 79,571 80,670 70,100 70,509 5,174 5,375

Participation rate

62.6 62.6 71.7 71.8 58.5 58.2 31.1 32.3

Employed

145,767 148,587 75,059 76,749 66,452 67,303 4,256 4,536

Employment-population ratio

58.9 59.4 67.6 68.3 55.5 55.5 25.6 27.3

Unemployed

9,079 7,966 4,512 3,921 3,648 3,206 918 840

Unemployment rate

5.9 5.1 5.7 4.9 5.2 4.5 17.7 15.6

Not in labor force

92,594 93,712 31,456 31,730 49,660 50,737 11,478 11,244

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

195,210 196,574 89,030 89,708 93,786 94,535 12,393 12,330

Civilian labor force

122,659 123,089 64,216 64,613 54,358 54,238 4,085 4,239

Participation rate

62.8 62.6 72.1 72.0 58.0 57.4 33.0 34.4

Employed

116,536 117,642 61,097 61,870 51,984 52,115 3,455 3,657

Employment-population ratio

59.7 59.8 68.6 69.0 55.4 55.1 27.9 29.7

Unemployed

6,123 5,448 3,119 2,744 2,374 2,123 630 582

Unemployment rate

5.0 4.4 4.9 4.2 4.4 3.9 15.4 13.7

Not in labor force

72,550 73,484 24,814 25,095 39,429 40,298 8,308 8,091

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

30,755 31,293 12,702 12,984 15,537 15,817 2,516 2,492

Civilian labor force

18,675 19,380 8,391 8,868 9,626 9,868 658 643

Participation rate

60.7 61.9 66.1 68.3 62.0 62.4 26.2 25.8

Employed

16,682 17,648 7,520 8,095 8,722 9,067 440 486

Employment-population ratio

54.2 56.4 59.2 62.3 56.1 57.3 17.5 19.5

Unemployed

1,993 1,731 872 773 903 801 218 157

Unemployment rate

10.7 8.9 10.4 8.7 9.4 8.1 33.2 24.4

Not in labor force

12,080 11,913 4,311 4,115 5,911 5,949 1,858 1,849

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

13,841 14,290 6,048 6,297 6,929 7,139 864 854

Civilian labor force

8,782 9,023 4,613 4,695 4,005 4,150 164 177

Participation rate

63.4 63.1 76.3 74.6 57.8 58.1 19.0 20.8

Employed

8,283 8,644 4,309 4,474 3,828 4,022 146 148

Employment-population ratio

59.8 60.5 71.2 71.1 55.3 56.3 16.9 17.3

Unemployed

498 379 304 221 176 128 18 30

Unemployment rate

5.7 4.2 6.6 4.7 4.4 3.1 10.8 16.9

Not in labor force

5,059 5,267 1,436 1,602 2,924 2,989 700 676

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

38,203 39,405 17,274 17,760 17,275 17,950 3,655 3,695

Civilian labor force

25,028 26,092 13,869 14,442 10,136 10,556 1,023 1,094

Participation rate

65.5 66.2 80.3 81.3 58.7 58.8 28.0 29.6

Employed

23,343 24,443 13,080 13,646 9,462 9,876 801 920

Employment-population ratio

61.1 62.0 75.7 76.8 54.8 55.0 21.9 24.9

Unemployed

1,685 1,650 789 796 674 680 222 174

Unemployment rate

6.7 6.3 5.7 5.5 6.6 6.4 21.7 15.9

Not in labor force

13,175 13,312 3,405 3,318 7,139 7,394 2,632 2,600

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: May 08, 2015