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)
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2015
Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2015

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,946 11,544 36,050 35,565 37,176 37,715 22,434 22,663 14,743 15,052 50,212 51,314

Participation rate

44.9 46.6 57.9 57.2 66.9 67.3 64.5 64.5 70.9 72.0 75.5 74.8

Employed

10,006 10,577 33,890 33,712 35,165 36,044 21,063 21,566 14,102 14,478 48,684 50,013

Employment-population ratio

41.0 42.7 54.4 54.2 63.3 64.3 60.6 61.4 67.8 69.3 73.2 72.9

Unemployed

940 967 2,160 1,853 2,011 1,671 1,370 1,096 641 574 1,527 1,301

Unemployment rate

8.6 8.4 6.0 5.2 5.4 4.4 6.1 4.8 4.3 3.8 3.0 2.5

Men

Civilian labor force

7,070 7,358 20,634 20,610 18,495 18,847 11,768 11,770 6,727 7,077 25,374 26,035

Participation rate

58.2 59.8 67.2 67.2 73.0 73.4 71.3 70.8 76.3 78.2 79.9 79.6

Employed

6,528 6,804 19,319 19,533 17,504 18,017 11,069 11,199 6,435 6,818 24,609 25,345

Employment-population ratio

53.7 55.3 62.9 63.7 69.1 70.2 67.0 67.4 73.0 75.4 77.5 77.4

Unemployed

541 555 1,315 1,077 991 829 699 570 292 259 765 690

Unemployment rate

7.7 7.5 6.4 5.2 5.4 4.4 5.9 4.8 4.3 3.7 3.0 2.7

Women

Civilian labor force

3,877 4,185 15,416 14,955 18,681 18,868 10,666 10,893 8,015 7,976 24,838 25,279

Participation rate

31.7 33.5 48.9 47.4 61.8 62.2 58.5 58.9 66.9 67.2 71.6 70.4

Employed

3,478 3,773 14,571 14,180 17,661 18,027 9,995 10,367 7,667 7,660 24,076 24,669

Employment-population ratio

28.4 30.2 46.2 45.0 58.4 59.4 54.8 56.0 64.0 64.6 69.4 68.7

Unemployed

399 412 845 775 1,020 842 671 526 349 316 763 611

Unemployment rate

10.3 9.8 5.5 5.2 5.5 4.5 6.3 4.8 4.4 4.0 3.1 2.4

White

Civilian labor force

8,637 9,117 28,703 28,170 29,356 29,544 17,279 17,383 12,077 12,161 40,210 40,667

Participation rate

46.4 47.9 57.5 56.6 66.2 66.5 63.2 63.3 71.2 71.7 75.0 74.3

Employed

7,997 8,472 27,216 26,934 27,954 28,422 16,344 16,692 11,611 11,730 39,146 39,704

Employment-population ratio

43.0 44.5 54.5 54.1 63.1 63.9 59.8 60.8 68.4 69.1 73.0 72.5

Unemployed

640 645 1,487 1,237 1,402 1,122 935 691 467 431 1,064 963

Unemployment rate

7.4 7.1 5.2 4.4 4.8 3.8 5.4 4.0 3.9 3.5 2.6 2.4

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,344 1,274 4,991 4,971 5,202 5,599 3,520 3,688 1,682 1,911 4,235 4,596

Participation rate

37.8 38.2 59.4 59.0 69.7 72.1 69.7 70.7 69.8 74.9 79.0 78.8

Employed

1,146 1,052 4,480 4,504 4,734 5,192 3,184 3,389 1,550 1,802 4,040 4,425

Employment-population ratio

32.3 31.5 53.3 53.5 63.5 66.9 63.1 65.0 64.3 70.6 75.3 75.9

Unemployed

199 223 511 467 467 407 336 299 132 109 194 171

Unemployment rate

14.8 17.5 10.2 9.4 9.0 7.3 9.5 8.1 7.8 5.7 4.6 3.7

Asian

Civilian labor force

539 582 1,368 1,401 1,354 1,292 782 734 572 558 4,721 4,908

Participation rate

40.4 42.9 62.0 61.4 68.0 67.9 66.9 65.0 69.7 72.2 75.9 74.3

Employed

492 550 1,300 1,331 1,297 1,231 747 688 550 543 4,493 4,774

Employment-population ratio

36.8 40.6 59.0 58.3 65.2 64.7 63.9 60.9 67.0 70.2 72.3 72.2

Unemployed

47 32 68 70 57 61 35 46 22 15 227 134

Unemployment rate

8.8 5.4 5.0 5.0 4.2 4.7 4.5 6.2 3.9 2.7 4.8 2.7

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,932 6,363 6,218 6,302 4,933 5,123 3,153 3,272 1,780 1,852 3,736 3,908

Participation rate

60.6 61.1 68.6 69.7 76.5 76.6 75.7 75.8 78.1 78.0 80.9 80.2

Employed

5,527 5,908 5,877 5,951 4,635 4,884 2,935 3,102 1,700 1,782 3,583 3,779

Employment-population ratio

56.5 56.7 64.8 65.8 71.9 73.0 70.4 71.9 74.6 75.1 77.6 77.6

Unemployed

405 455 341 351 298 240 218 170 80 70 152 129

Unemployment rate

6.8 7.1 5.5 5.6 6.0 4.7 6.9 5.2 4.5 3.8 4.1 3.3

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: May 08, 2015