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

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

11,353 11,030 35,238 35,195 37,208 37,952 22,483 22,941 14,725 15,010 51,695 52,806

Participation rate

45.7 46.0 57.6 57.5 66.7 66.2 64.6 63.9 70.3 70.2 74.7 73.9

Employed

10,226 10,079 33,083 33,121 35,118 36,220 21,042 21,894 14,076 14,326 50,212 51,458

Employment-population ratio

41.1 42.0 54.1 54.1 63.0 63.2 60.5 60.9 67.2 67.0 72.5 72.1

Unemployed

1,126 951 2,155 2,073 2,090 1,732 1,441 1,047 649 684 1,483 1,348

Unemployment rate

9.9 8.6 6.1 5.9 5.6 4.6 6.4 4.6 4.4 4.6 2.9 2.6

Men

Civilian labor force

7,356 7,027 20,275 20,400 18,433 18,993 11,705 11,962 6,728 7,031 26,196 26,626

Participation rate

59.1 58.6 67.5 67.2 72.5 72.5 70.9 70.8 75.6 75.5 79.0 78.4

Employed

6,663 6,466 18,922 19,159 17,415 18,139 10,992 11,426 6,423 6,713 25,450 25,964

Employment-population ratio

53.5 53.9 63.0 63.1 68.5 69.2 66.6 67.6 72.1 72.1 76.8 76.4

Unemployed

693 561 1,353 1,241 1,018 854 713 536 305 318 746 662

Unemployment rate

9.4 8.0 6.7 6.1 5.5 4.5 6.1 4.5 4.5 4.5 2.8 2.5

Women

Civilian labor force

3,997 4,003 14,963 14,794 18,775 18,958 10,778 10,979 7,997 7,980 25,499 26,181

Participation rate

32.2 33.4 48.1 48.0 61.9 60.9 59.0 57.7 66.4 66.0 70.6 69.9

Employed

3,564 3,613 14,162 13,962 17,703 18,081 10,050 10,468 7,653 7,613 24,763 25,494

Employment-population ratio

28.7 30.1 45.5 45.3 58.4 58.1 55.0 55.0 63.5 63.0 68.6 68.1

Unemployed

433 390 802 832 1,072 878 728 511 344 367 737 687

Unemployment rate

10.8 9.8 5.4 5.6 5.7 4.6 6.8 4.7 4.3 4.6 2.9 2.6

White

Civilian labor force

8,959 8,851 27,970 27,574 29,257 29,758 17,366 17,677 11,890 12,081 41,108 41,811

Participation rate

46.6 47.6 57.4 57.0 66.1 65.5 63.7 63.1 69.9 69.5 74.2 73.5

Employed

8,215 8,194 26,466 26,146 27,810 28,596 16,390 16,967 11,420 11,629 40,010 40,832

Employment-population ratio

42.8 44.0 54.3 54.1 62.8 63.0 60.1 60.5 67.1 66.9 72.2 71.8

Unemployed

743 657 1,504 1,427 1,447 1,162 977 710 470 452 1,099 979

Unemployment rate

8.3 7.4 5.4 5.2 4.9 3.9 5.6 4.0 4.0 3.7 2.7 2.3

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,359 1,215 4,812 5,119 5,404 5,360 3,549 3,521 1,855 1,839 4,524 4,763

Participation rate

39.5 37.8 57.9 58.7 70.4 68.9 69.4 67.4 72.5 72.1 77.8 78.2

Employed

1,091 1,008 4,356 4,651 4,904 4,943 3,171 3,273 1,733 1,670 4,307 4,533

Employment-population ratio

31.7 31.4 52.4 53.3 63.9 63.6 62.0 62.7 67.8 65.5 74.1 74.4

Unemployed

267 208 456 468 500 417 378 248 122 169 217 230

Unemployment rate

19.7 17.1 9.5 9.1 9.2 7.8 10.6 7.0 6.6 9.2 4.8 4.8

Asian

Civilian labor force

475 453 1,311 1,394 1,373 1,459 786 818 588 641 4,951 5,056

Participation rate

42.3 38.1 56.0 59.6 67.8 68.5 63.2 64.8 75.3 73.9 74.6 72.6

Employed

448 435 1,248 1,315 1,309 1,374 747 776 562 598 4,830 4,955

Employment-population ratio

39.9 36.6 53.3 56.2 64.6 64.5 60.0 61.5 72.0 68.9 72.8 71.1

Unemployed

27 18 63 79 64 85 39 42 26 43 120 100

Unemployment rate

5.7 3.9 4.8 5.7 4.7 5.8 5.0 5.1 4.3 6.7 2.4 2.0

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

6,293 6,073 6,380 6,583 4,880 5,016 3,242 3,198 1,638 1,818 3,847 4,204

Participation rate

59.6 59.3 71.3 68.9 74.9 75.2 75.1 74.3 74.5 76.7 80.7 79.2

Employed

5,801 5,615 5,964 6,200 4,615 4,801 3,056 3,048 1,559 1,752 3,713 4,033

Employment-population ratio

54.9 54.9 66.6 64.8 70.8 71.9 70.8 70.8 70.9 74.0 77.9 75.9

Unemployed

492 458 416 383 265 215 186 150 79 65 135 171

Unemployment rate

7.8 7.5 6.5 5.8 5.4 4.3 5.7 4.7 4.8 3.6 3.5 4.1

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 05, 2016