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.
2015
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2016

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

250,266 252,969 112,400 113,746 121,246 122,524 16,619 16,699

Civilian labor force

156,554 158,488 80,670 81,655 70,509 71,329 5,375 5,504

Participation rate

62.6 62.7 71.8 71.8 58.2 58.2 32.3 33.0

Employed

148,587 151,075 76,749 78,028 67,303 68,346 4,536 4,701

Employment-population ratio

59.4 59.7 68.3 68.6 55.5 55.8 27.3 28.2

Unemployed

7,966 7,413 3,921 3,628 3,206 2,983 840 802

Unemployment rate

5.1 4.7 4.9 4.4 4.5 4.2 15.6 14.6

Not in labor force

93,712 94,481 31,730 32,090 50,737 51,196 11,244 11,195

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

196,574 197,906 89,708 90,414 94,535 95,151 12,330 12,341

Civilian labor force

123,089 124,416 64,613 65,093 54,238 55,023 4,239 4,300

Participation rate

62.6 62.9 72.0 72.0 57.4 57.8 34.4 34.8

Employed

117,642 119,337 61,870 62,583 52,115 52,991 3,657 3,763

Employment-population ratio

59.8 60.3 69.0 69.2 55.1 55.7 29.7 30.5

Unemployed

5,448 5,079 2,744 2,510 2,123 2,032 582 537

Unemployment rate

4.4 4.1 4.2 3.9 3.9 3.7 13.7 12.5

Not in labor force

73,484 73,490 25,095 25,321 40,298 40,129 8,091 8,041

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,293 31,792 12,984 13,231 15,817 16,055 2,492 2,506

Civilian labor force

19,380 19,368 8,868 8,964 9,868 9,712 643 693

Participation rate

61.9 60.9 68.3 67.7 62.4 60.5 25.8 27.6

Employed

17,648 17,779 8,095 8,157 9,067 9,090 486 533

Employment-population ratio

56.4 55.9 62.3 61.6 57.3 56.6 19.5 21.3

Unemployed

1,731 1,590 773 807 801 622 157 160

Unemployment rate

8.9 8.2 8.7 9.0 8.1 6.4 24.4 23.1

Not in labor force

11,913 12,423 4,115 4,268 5,949 6,343 1,849 1,813

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,290 14,853 6,297 6,509 7,139 7,522 854 823

Civilian labor force

9,023 9,444 4,695 4,962 4,150 4,326 177 156

Participation rate

63.1 63.6 74.6 76.2 58.1 57.5 20.8 18.9

Employed

8,644 9,101 4,474 4,810 4,022 4,154 148 138

Employment-population ratio

60.5 61.3 71.1 73.9 56.3 55.2 17.3 16.8

Unemployed

379 343 221 153 128 172 30 18

Unemployment rate

4.2 3.6 4.7 3.1 3.1 4.0 16.9 11.5

Not in labor force

5,267 5,409 1,602 1,546 2,989 3,195 676 667

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

39,405 40,474 17,760 18,245 17,950 18,468 3,695 3,761

Civilian labor force

26,092 26,530 14,442 14,656 10,556 10,768 1,094 1,105

Participation rate

66.2 65.5 81.3 80.3 58.8 58.3 29.6 29.4

Employed

24,443 25,036 13,646 13,985 9,876 10,099 920 952

Employment-population ratio

62.0 61.9 76.8 76.7 55.0 54.7 24.9 25.3

Unemployed

1,650 1,493 796 671 680 670 174 153

Unemployment rate

6.3 5.6 5.5 4.6 6.4 6.2 15.9 13.8

Not in labor force

13,312 13,944 3,318 3,589 7,394 7,699 2,600 2,656

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 06, 2016