HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-17. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 years and over by educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
[Numbers in thousands]
Sex, race, and Hispanic
or Latino ethnicity
Less than a
high school
diploma
High school
graduates,
no college(1)
Some college or associate degree Bachelor's
degree
and higher(2)
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2015
Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2015

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,821 11,353 35,973 35,238 36,759 37,208 22,400 22,483 14,359 14,725 50,404 51,695

Participation rate

43.8 45.7 58.2 57.6 66.9 66.7 64.7 64.6 70.7 70.3 75.6 74.7

Employed

9,618 10,226 33,359 33,083 34,448 35,118 20,801 21,042 13,647 14,076 48,729 50,212

Employment-population ratio

38.9 41.1 54.0 54.1 62.7 63.0 60.0 60.5 67.2 67.2 73.1 72.5

Unemployed

1,203 1,126 2,614 2,155 2,310 2,090 1,599 1,441 711 649 1,676 1,483

Unemployment rate

11.1 9.9 7.3 6.1 6.3 5.6 7.1 6.4 5.0 4.4 3.3 2.9

Men

Civilian labor force

6,826 7,356 20,623 20,275 18,316 18,433 11,786 11,705 6,530 6,728 25,640 26,196

Participation rate

56.0 59.1 68.3 67.5 72.8 72.5 70.9 70.9 76.5 75.6 79.7 79.0

Employed

6,113 6,663 18,963 18,922 17,158 17,415 10,943 10,992 6,215 6,423 24,733 25,450

Employment-population ratio

50.2 53.5 62.8 63.0 68.2 68.5 65.8 66.6 72.8 72.1 76.9 76.8

Unemployed

712 693 1,660 1,353 1,158 1,018 843 713 315 305 907 746

Unemployment rate

10.4 9.4 8.0 6.7 6.3 5.5 7.2 6.1 4.8 4.5 3.5 2.8

Women

Civilian labor force

3,996 3,997 15,350 14,963 18,443 18,775 10,614 10,778 7,829 7,997 24,764 25,499

Participation rate

31.8 32.2 48.5 48.1 61.9 61.9 58.9 59.0 66.5 66.4 71.8 70.6

Employed

3,505 3,564 14,396 14,162 17,291 17,703 9,858 10,050 7,432 7,653 23,996 24,763

Employment-population ratio

27.9 28.7 45.5 45.5 58.1 58.4 54.7 55.0 63.2 63.5 69.6 68.6

Unemployed

491 433 954 802 1,153 1,072 756 728 397 344 768 737

Unemployment rate

12.3 10.8 6.2 5.4 6.2 5.7 7.1 6.8 5.1 4.3 3.1 2.9

White

Civilian labor force

8,421 8,959 28,755 27,970 29,078 29,257 17,380 17,366 11,698 11,890 40,487 41,108

Participation rate

44.8 46.6 57.9 57.4 66.2 66.1 63.7 63.7 70.4 69.9 75.3 74.2

Employed

7,558 8,215 26,883 26,466 27,428 27,810 16,299 16,390 11,129 11,420 39,249 40,010

Employment-population ratio

40.2 42.8 54.1 54.3 62.5 62.8 59.7 60.1 67.0 67.1 73.0 72.2

Unemployed

863 743 1,871 1,504 1,650 1,447 1,081 977 569 470 1,238 1,099

Unemployment rate

10.3 8.3 6.5 5.4 5.7 4.9 6.2 5.6 4.9 4.0 3.1 2.7

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,463 1,359 4,789 4,812 5,083 5,404 3,428 3,549 1,655 1,855 4,222 4,524

Participation rate

38.7 39.5 58.6 57.9 69.4 70.4 68.5 69.4 71.3 72.5 78.4 77.8

Employed

1,182 1,091 4,226 4,356 4,597 4,904 3,036 3,171 1,561 1,733 3,998 4,307

Employment-population ratio

31.3 31.7 51.7 52.4 62.7 63.9 60.6 62.0 67.3 67.8 74.2 74.1

Unemployed

280 267 562 456 486 500 393 378 94 122 225 217

Unemployment rate

19.2 19.7 11.7 9.5 9.6 9.2 11.4 10.6 5.7 6.6 5.3 4.8

Asian

Civilian labor force

517 475 1,337 1,311 1,367 1,373 792 786 574 588 4,714 4,951

Participation rate

42.7 42.3 60.2 56.0 70.1 67.8 68.0 63.2 73.3 75.3 75.8 74.6

Employed

506 448 1,289 1,248 1,298 1,309 751 747 547 562 4,557 4,830

Employment-population ratio

41.8 39.9 58.0 53.3 66.6 64.6 64.4 60.0 69.8 72.0 73.2 72.8

Unemployed

11 27 48 63 69 64 41 39 28 26 157 120

Unemployment rate

2.2 5.7 3.6 4.8 5.0 4.7 5.2 5.0 4.8 4.3 3.3 2.4

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,706 6,293 6,288 6,380 4,768 4,880 3,126 3,242 1,643 1,638 3,885 3,847

Participation rate

58.8 59.6 69.9 71.3 76.0 74.9 76.0 75.1 75.9 74.5 82.1 80.7

Employed

5,118 5,801 5,777 5,964 4,408 4,615 2,864 3,056 1,544 1,559 3,735 3,713

Employment-population ratio

52.7 54.9 64.2 66.6 70.2 70.8 69.6 70.8 71.4 70.9 78.9 77.9

Unemployed

588 492 511 416 360 265 261 186 99 79 150 135

Unemployment rate

10.3 7.8 8.1 6.5 7.6 5.4 8.4 5.7 6.0 4.8 3.9 3.5

Footnotes
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(2) Includes persons with bachelor`s, master`s, professional, and doctoral degrees.

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