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
May
2015
May
2016
May
2015
May
2016
May
2015
May
2016
May
2015
May
2016

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

250,455 253,174 112,498 113,844 121,342 122,622 16,615 16,708

Civilian labor force

157,719 158,800 81,102 81,637 70,874 71,366 5,743 5,797

Participation rate

63.0 62.7 72.1 71.7 58.4 58.2 34.6 34.7

Employed

149,349 151,594 77,137 78,241 67,493 68,496 4,718 4,857

Employment-population ratio

59.6 59.9 68.6 68.7 55.6 55.9 28.4 29.1

Unemployed

8,370 7,207 3,965 3,396 3,381 2,870 1,025 940

Unemployment rate

5.3 4.5 4.9 4.2 4.8 4.0 17.8 16.2

Not in labor force

92,736 94,374 31,396 32,208 50,467 51,256 10,872 10,911

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

196,673 198,013 89,763 90,468 94,585 95,202 12,324 12,343

Civilian labor force

124,087 124,590 64,942 65,104 54,619 54,925 4,526 4,560

Participation rate

63.1 62.9 72.3 72.0 57.7 57.7 36.7 36.9

Employed

118,457 119,686 62,297 62,777 52,347 53,017 3,812 3,892

Employment-population ratio

60.2 60.4 69.4 69.4 55.3 55.7 30.9 31.5

Unemployed

5,630 4,904 2,645 2,327 2,271 1,908 714 668

Unemployment rate

4.5 3.9 4.1 3.6 4.2 3.5 15.8 14.7

Not in labor force

72,586 73,423 24,821 25,364 39,967 40,276 7,798 7,783

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,326 31,828 13,001 13,248 15,834 16,071 2,491 2,508

Civilian labor force

19,443 19,424 8,927 8,926 9,798 9,773 718 726

Participation rate

62.1 61.0 68.7 67.4 61.9 60.8 28.8 28.9

Employed

17,489 17,865 7,994 8,248 8,990 9,089 506 528

Employment-population ratio

55.8 56.1 61.5 62.3 56.8 56.6 20.3 21.0

Unemployed

1,953 1,559 933 677 808 684 212 198

Unemployment rate

10.0 8.0 10.5 7.6 8.2 7.0 29.6 27.3

Not in labor force

11,883 12,403 4,074 4,322 6,036 6,299 1,773 1,782

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,403 14,938 6,319 6,551 7,224 7,574 860 813

Civilian labor force

9,157 9,422 4,737 4,923 4,236 4,347 184 152

Participation rate

63.6 63.1 75.0 75.1 58.6 57.4 21.4 18.7

Employed

8,804 9,055 4,555 4,712 4,103 4,207 145 135

Employment-population ratio

61.1 60.6 72.1 71.9 56.8 55.6 16.9 16.6

Unemployed

353 367 182 210 132 140 39 17

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.9 3.8 4.3 3.1 3.2 21.1 11.0

Not in labor force

5,246 5,516 1,582 1,629 2,988 3,227 676 661

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

39,483 40,558 17,797 18,283 17,988 18,507 3,698 3,768

Civilian labor force

26,179 26,535 14,505 14,616 10,575 10,696 1,099 1,223

Participation rate

66.3 65.4 81.5 79.9 58.8 57.8 29.7 32.5

Employed

24,521 25,163 13,676 14,016 9,936 10,134 910 1,014

Employment-population ratio

62.1 62.0 76.8 76.7 55.2 54.8 24.6 26.9

Unemployed

1,658 1,372 829 600 639 562 190 209

Unemployment rate

6.3 5.2 5.7 4.1 6.0 5.3 17.3 17.1

Not in labor force

13,304 14,023 3,293 3,667 7,413 7,811 2,598 2,545

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: June 03, 2016