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
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2015

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

247,085 249,899 110,838 112,209 119,583 121,060 16,664 16,630

Civilian labor force

155,027 156,213 79,528 80,394 70,493 70,526 5,006 5,293

Participation rate

62.7 62.5 71.8 71.6 58.9 58.3 30.0 31.8

Employed

144,134 147,118 73,882 75,671 66,319 67,058 3,933 4,389

Employment-population ratio

58.3 58.9 66.7 67.4 55.5 55.4 23.6 26.4

Unemployed

10,893 9,095 5,645 4,723 4,175 3,468 1,073 904

Unemployment rate

7.0 5.8 7.1 5.9 5.9 4.9 21.4 17.1

Not in labor force

92,058 93,686 31,310 31,816 49,089 50,534 11,658 11,337

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

195,029 196,392 88,927 89,608 93,699 94,444 12,403 12,340

Civilian labor force

122,928 123,224 64,185 64,559 54,709 54,499 4,033 4,166

Participation rate

63.0 62.7 72.2 72.0 58.4 57.7 32.5 33.8

Employed

115,312 116,944 60,178 61,228 51,866 52,186 3,268 3,529

Employment-population ratio

59.1 59.5 67.7 68.3 55.4 55.3 26.3 28.6

Unemployed

7,616 6,279 4,008 3,330 2,843 2,312 765 637

Unemployment rate

6.2 5.1 6.2 5.2 5.2 4.2 19.0 15.3

Not in labor force

72,101 73,169 24,742 25,049 38,990 39,945 8,370 8,174

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

30,685 31,222 12,663 12,946 15,499 15,780 2,524 2,497

Civilian labor force

18,591 18,941 8,417 8,628 9,611 9,656 562 658

Participation rate

60.6 60.7 66.5 66.6 62.0 61.2 22.3 26.4

Employed

16,351 16,975 7,279 7,685 8,687 8,820 385 471

Employment-population ratio

53.3 54.4 57.5 59.4 56.0 55.9 15.3 18.8

Unemployed

2,240 1,966 1,138 943 925 835 177 188

Unemployment rate

12.0 10.4 13.5 10.9 9.6 8.7 31.5 28.5

Not in labor force

12,094 12,281 4,246 4,318 5,887 6,124 1,961 1,839

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

13,738 14,291 6,028 6,309 6,881 7,144 830 838

Civilian labor force

8,797 9,042 4,592 4,751 4,050 4,118 156 173

Participation rate

64.0 63.3 76.2 75.3 58.9 57.6 18.7 20.6

Employed

8,270 8,672 4,313 4,548 3,827 3,962 130 163

Employment-population ratio

60.2 60.7 71.5 72.1 55.6 55.5 15.6 19.4

Unemployed

528 369 279 202 223 157 26 10

Unemployment rate

6.0 4.1 6.1 4.3 5.5 3.8 16.5 5.9

Not in labor force

4,941 5,249 1,436 1,558 2,830 3,026 674 666

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

38,053 39,244 17,200 17,684 17,204 17,871 3,649 3,689

Civilian labor force

25,019 25,850 13,821 14,388 10,196 10,333 1,002 1,129

Participation rate

65.7 65.9 80.4 81.4 59.3 57.8 27.5 30.6

Employed

22,836 23,975 12,806 13,397 9,301 9,667 729 911

Employment-population ratio

60.0 61.1 74.5 75.8 54.1 54.1 20.0 24.7

Unemployed

2,183 1,875 1,015 991 895 666 274 218

Unemployment rate

8.7 7.3 7.3 6.9 8.8 6.4 27.3 19.3

Not in labor force

13,033 13,395 3,378 3,296 7,009 7,538 2,646 2,560

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: March 06, 2015