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.
2015
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2016
Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2016

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

11,544 11,036 35,565 35,635 37,715 37,841 22,663 22,478 15,052 15,363 51,314 53,428

Participation rate

46.6 47.2 57.2 57.4 67.3 66.1 64.5 63.0 72.0 71.1 74.8 74.4

Employed

10,577 10,206 33,712 33,785 36,044 36,350 21,566 21,513 14,478 14,837 50,013 52,223

Employment-population ratio

42.7 43.7 54.2 54.4 64.3 63.5 61.4 60.3 69.3 68.7 72.9 72.8

Unemployed

967 830 1,853 1,850 1,671 1,491 1,096 965 574 526 1,301 1,205

Unemployment rate

8.4 7.5 5.2 5.2 4.4 3.9 4.8 4.3 3.8 3.4 2.5 2.3

Men

Civilian labor force

7,358 7,049 20,610 20,729 18,847 18,825 11,770 11,587 7,077 7,238 26,035 27,194

Participation rate

59.8 59.8 67.2 67.8 73.4 72.1 70.8 69.3 78.2 77.0 79.6 79.2

Employed

6,804 6,582 19,533 19,643 18,017 18,083 11,199 11,098 6,818 6,985 25,345 26,553

Employment-population ratio

55.3 55.8 63.7 64.2 70.2 69.3 67.4 66.4 75.4 74.3 77.4 77.3

Unemployed

555 467 1,077 1,086 829 742 570 489 259 252 690 642

Unemployment rate

7.5 6.6 5.2 5.2 4.4 3.9 4.8 4.2 3.7 3.5 2.7 2.4

Women

Civilian labor force

4,185 3,987 14,955 14,906 18,868 19,017 10,893 10,891 7,976 8,126 25,279 26,233

Participation rate

33.5 34.5 47.4 47.3 62.2 61.0 58.9 57.4 67.2 66.6 70.4 70.1

Employed

3,773 3,624 14,180 14,142 18,027 18,267 10,367 10,415 7,660 7,852 24,669 25,670

Employment-population ratio

30.2 31.3 45.0 44.9 59.4 58.6 56.0 54.9 64.6 64.4 68.7 68.6

Unemployed

412 363 775 764 842 749 526 476 316 273 611 563

Unemployment rate

9.8 9.1 5.2 5.1 4.5 3.9 4.8 4.4 4.0 3.4 2.4 2.1

White

Civilian labor force

9,117 8,734 28,170 28,176 29,544 29,705 17,383 17,337 12,161 12,368 40,667 42,149

Participation rate

47.9 48.8 56.6 57.3 66.5 65.4 63.3 62.2 71.7 70.6 74.3 73.8

Employed

8,472 8,138 26,934 26,910 28,422 28,678 16,692 16,671 11,730 12,008 39,704 41,259

Employment-population ratio

44.5 45.5 54.1 54.7 63.9 63.2 60.8 59.8 69.1 68.6 72.5 72.3

Unemployed

645 597 1,237 1,266 1,122 1,026 691 667 431 360 963 890

Unemployment rate

7.1 6.8 4.4 4.5 3.8 3.5 4.0 3.8 3.5 2.9 2.4 2.1

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,274 1,285 4,971 5,000 5,599 5,303 3,688 3,460 1,911 1,844 4,596 4,850

Participation rate

38.2 39.2 59.0 57.5 72.1 68.2 70.7 65.4 74.9 74.2 78.8 78.4

Employed

1,052 1,132 4,504 4,559 5,192 4,987 3,389 3,244 1,802 1,743 4,425 4,693

Employment-population ratio

31.5 34.6 53.5 52.5 66.9 64.2 65.0 61.4 70.6 70.1 75.9 75.8

Unemployed

223 153 467 441 407 317 299 216 109 100 171 157

Unemployment rate

17.5 11.9 9.4 8.8 7.3 6.0 8.1 6.3 5.7 5.4 3.7 3.2

Asian

Civilian labor force

582 567 1,401 1,374 1,292 1,441 734 774 558 667 4,908 5,231

Participation rate

42.9 44.9 61.4 58.8 67.9 69.6 65.0 64.6 72.2 76.4 74.3 74.5

Employed

550 532 1,331 1,328 1,231 1,374 688 743 543 631 4,774 5,101

Employment-population ratio

40.6 42.1 58.3 56.9 64.7 66.3 60.9 62.0 70.2 72.3 72.2 72.6

Unemployed

32 35 70 45 61 67 46 31 15 36 134 130

Unemployment rate

5.4 6.2 5.0 3.3 4.7 4.6 6.2 4.0 2.7 5.4 2.7 2.5

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

6,363 5,869 6,302 6,822 5,123 5,178 3,272 3,387 1,852 1,791 3,908 4,203

Participation rate

61.1 59.1 69.7 69.0 76.6 74.2 75.8 73.2 78.0 76.2 80.2 80.7

Employed

5,908 5,513 5,951 6,421 4,884 4,986 3,102 3,250 1,782 1,736 3,779 4,100

Employment-population ratio

56.7 55.5 65.8 65.0 73.0 71.5 71.9 70.2 75.1 73.9 77.6 78.7

Unemployed

455 356 351 401 240 192 170 137 70 55 129 104

Unemployment rate

7.1 6.1 5.6 5.9 4.7 3.7 5.2 4.0 3.8 3.1 3.3 2.5

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: May 06, 2016