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
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

251,096 253,854 112,825 114,173 121,660 122,949 16,611 16,732

Civilian labor force

157,390 159,800 80,892 82,048 70,460 71,290 6,038 6,462

Participation rate

62.7 62.9 71.7 71.9 57.9 58.0 36.4 38.6

Employed

149,228 151,804 77,311 78,562 66,874 67,776 5,042 5,466

Employment-population ratio

59.4 59.8 68.5 68.8 55.0 55.1 30.4 32.7

Unemployed

8,162 7,996 3,581 3,487 3,585 3,514 996 996

Unemployment rate

5.2 5.0 4.4 4.2 5.1 4.9 16.5 15.4

Not in labor force

93,706 94,054 31,933 32,124 51,200 51,660 10,573 10,270

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

197,024 198,380 89,952 90,654 94,759 95,377 12,314 12,349

Civilian labor force

123,676 124,998 64,815 65,401 54,120 54,566 4,740 5,031

Participation rate

62.8 63.0 72.1 72.1 57.1 57.2 38.5 40.7

Employed

118,168 119,477 62,328 62,883 51,755 52,245 4,085 4,349

Employment-population ratio

60.0 60.2 69.3 69.4 54.6 54.8 33.2 35.2

Unemployed

5,508 5,521 2,488 2,518 2,365 2,321 655 682

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.4 3.8 3.8 4.4 4.3 13.8 13.6

Not in labor force

73,349 73,382 25,136 25,252 40,639 40,811 7,573 7,318

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,438 31,945 13,059 13,304 15,891 16,128 2,489 2,514

Civilian labor force

19,449 19,840 8,773 8,960 9,932 10,025 744 855

Participation rate

61.9 62.1 67.2 67.3 62.5 62.2 29.9 34.0

Employed

17,529 18,167 7,979 8,298 9,048 9,249 503 619

Employment-population ratio

55.8 56.9 61.1 62.4 56.9 57.4 20.2 24.6

Unemployed

1,919 1,673 794 661 884 776 241 236

Unemployment rate

9.9 8.4 9.1 7.4 8.9 7.7 32.4 27.6

Not in labor force

11,989 12,106 4,286 4,344 5,959 6,102 1,745 1,659

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,558 15,304 6,371 6,701 7,385 7,768 803 835

Civilian labor force

9,107 9,705 4,770 5,104 4,155 4,416 182 185

Participation rate

62.6 63.4 74.9 76.2 56.3 56.8 22.6 22.2

Employed

8,794 9,298 4,630 4,939 4,005 4,205 160 154

Employment-population ratio

60.4 60.8 72.7 73.7 54.2 54.1 19.9 18.5

Unemployed

313 406 141 165 150 211 22 31

Unemployment rate

3.4 4.2 3.0 3.2 3.6 4.8 12.2 16.7

Not in labor force

5,451 5,600 1,600 1,598 3,230 3,352 621 650

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

39,737 40,825 17,917 18,404 18,111 18,633 3,709 3,789

Civilian labor force

26,078 27,007 14,361 14,912 10,537 10,903 1,180 1,193

Participation rate

65.6 66.2 80.2 81.0 58.2 58.5 31.8 31.5

Employed

24,344 25,483 13,662 14,252 9,760 10,238 922 994

Employment-population ratio

61.3 62.4 76.3 77.4 53.9 54.9 24.9 26.2

Unemployed

1,734 1,524 699 660 777 665 258 199

Unemployment rate

6.6 5.6 4.9 4.4 7.4 6.1 21.8 16.7

Not in labor force

13,659 13,818 3,556 3,492 7,574 7,730 2,529 2,596

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: September 02, 2016