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
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2015

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

246,915 249,723 110,746 112,117 119,497 120,970 16,671 16,636

Civilian labor force

154,381 156,050 79,310 80,179 70,003 70,554 5,068 5,317

Participation rate

62.5 62.5 71.6 71.5 58.6 58.3 30.4 32.0

Employed

143,526 146,552 73,748 75,364 65,775 66,894 4,003 4,294

Employment-population ratio

58.1 58.7 66.6 67.2 55.0 55.3 24.0 25.8

Unemployed

10,855 9,498 5,562 4,815 4,228 3,660 1,065 1,023

Unemployment rate

7.0 6.1 7.0 6.0 6.0 5.2 21.0 19.2

Not in labor force

92,534 93,674 31,436 31,938 49,495 50,416 11,603 11,320

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

194,944 196,307 88,878 89,561 93,658 94,401 12,408 12,345

Civilian labor force

122,492 123,199 64,040 64,377 54,393 54,635 4,058 4,186

Participation rate

62.8 62.8 72.1 71.9 58.1 57.9 32.7 33.9

Employed

114,915 116,637 60,082 61,016 51,497 52,140 3,337 3,481

Employment-population ratio

58.9 59.4 67.6 68.1 55.0 55.2 26.9 28.2

Unemployed

7,576 6,562 3,959 3,361 2,896 2,495 722 706

Unemployment rate

6.2 5.3 6.2 5.2 5.3 4.6 17.8 16.9

Not in labor force

72,452 73,109 24,838 25,184 39,265 39,766 8,349 8,159

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

30,651 31,188 12,644 12,927 15,480 15,761 2,527 2,500

Civilian labor force

18,483 18,895 8,378 8,633 9,505 9,638 600 624

Participation rate

60.3 60.6 66.3 66.8 61.4 61.2 23.7 24.9

Employed

16,161 16,877 7,287 7,652 8,508 8,792 366 433

Employment-population ratio

52.7 54.1 57.6 59.2 55.0 55.8 14.5 17.3

Unemployed

2,322 2,018 1,091 981 997 847 234 191

Unemployment rate

12.6 10.7 13.0 11.4 10.5 8.8 39.0 30.6

Not in labor force

12,168 12,293 4,266 4,294 5,975 6,123 1,927 1,876

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

13,636 14,253 5,988 6,277 6,818 7,162 830 813

Civilian labor force

8,693 8,895 4,564 4,663 4,012 4,084 116 148

Participation rate

63.7 62.4 76.2 74.3 58.8 57.0 14.0 18.1

Employed

8,271 8,530 4,323 4,463 3,859 3,941 89 126

Employment-population ratio

60.7 59.8 72.2 71.1 56.6 55.0 10.8 15.5

Unemployed

421 365 241 200 154 143 27 22

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.1 5.3 4.3 3.8 3.5 23.2 14.7

Not in labor force

4,943 5,359 1,424 1,614 2,806 3,078 714 666

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

37,976 39,165 17,162 17,646 17,169 17,832 3,646 3,687

Civilian labor force

24,919 25,956 13,811 14,426 10,108 10,364 1,000 1,165

Participation rate

65.6 66.3 80.5 81.8 58.9 58.1 27.4 31.6

Employed

22,647 23,998 12,678 13,413 9,216 9,677 753 908

Employment-population ratio

59.6 61.3 73.9 76.0 53.7 54.3 20.7 24.6

Unemployed

2,271 1,958 1,133 1,013 892 687 246 257

Unemployment rate

9.1 7.5 8.2 7.0 8.8 6.6 24.6 22.1

Not in labor force

13,058 13,208 3,351 3,220 7,061 7,467 2,646 2,521

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: February 06, 2015