Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
Mar.
2017
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Mar.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

198,604 199,799 199,871 198,604 199,386 199,458 199,738 199,799 199,871

Civilian labor force

124,804 125,658 125,508 125,050 125,110 125,200 125,334 125,930 125,714

Participation rate

62.8 62.9 62.8 63.0 62.7 62.8 62.7 63.0 62.9

Employed

119,831 120,646 120,946 120,187 120,514 120,551 120,886 121,274 121,236

Employment-population ratio

60.3 60.4 60.5 60.5 60.4 60.4 60.5 60.7 60.7

Unemployed

4,974 5,012 4,562 4,863 4,596 4,649 4,447 4,656 4,478

Unemployment rate

4.0 4.0 3.6 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.7 3.6

Not in labor force

73,799 74,141 74,363 73,553 74,276 74,258 74,405 73,869 74,157

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

65,125 65,802 65,889 65,203 65,394 65,511 65,732 65,948 65,928

Participation rate

71.7 72.0 72.0 71.8 71.7 71.8 71.9 72.1 72.1

Employed

62,548 63,185 63,507 62,838 63,282 63,307 63,510 63,683 63,734

Employment-population ratio

68.9 69.1 69.4 69.2 69.4 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7

Unemployed

2,576 2,617 2,382 2,365 2,112 2,204 2,222 2,265 2,194

Unemployment rate

4.0 4.0 3.6 3.6 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.3

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

55,297 55,465 55,271 55,178 55,147 55,161 54,896 55,243 55,176

Participation rate

57.9 57.8 57.5 57.8 57.5 57.5 57.2 57.5 57.4

Employed

53,413 53,640 53,543 53,233 53,342 53,275 53,255 53,448 53,385

Employment-population ratio

55.9 55.9 55.7 55.7 55.6 55.5 55.5 55.7 55.6

Unemployed

1,883 1,825 1,727 1,945 1,805 1,886 1,641 1,795 1,791

Unemployment rate

3.4 3.3 3.1 3.5 3.3 3.4 3.0 3.3 3.2

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,383 4,392 4,348 4,669 4,569 4,528 4,705 4,738 4,610

Participation rate

35.5 35.6 35.3 37.8 37.0 36.7 38.1 38.4 37.4

Employed

3,869 3,822 3,895 4,116 3,891 3,970 4,121 4,143 4,117

Employment-population ratio

31.3 31.0 31.6 33.3 31.5 32.2 33.4 33.6 33.4

Unemployed

514 570 453 553 678 559 584 595 492

Unemployment rate

11.7 13.0 10.4 11.8 14.8 12.3 12.4 12.6 10.7

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

32,128 32,607 32,638 32,128 32,404 32,436 32,575 32,607 32,638

Civilian labor force

19,898 20,360 20,347 19,997 20,175 20,153 20,211 20,495 20,466

Participation rate

61.9 62.4 62.3 62.2 62.3 62.1 62.0 62.9 62.7

Employed

18,296 18,928 18,955 18,405 18,718 18,790 18,663 19,087 19,051

Employment-population ratio

56.9 58.1 58.1 57.3 57.8 57.9 57.3 58.5 58.4

Unemployed

1,602 1,432 1,392 1,592 1,457 1,362 1,548 1,408 1,415

Unemployment rate

8.1 7.0 6.8 8.0 7.2 6.8 7.7 6.9 6.9

Not in labor force

12,229 12,246 12,291 12,131 12,230 12,283 12,364 12,112 12,172

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,116 9,339 9,258 9,147 9,225 9,178 9,254 9,438 9,314

Participation rate

68.0 68.5 67.8 68.2 68.1 67.7 67.9 69.2 68.2

Employed

8,313 8,744 8,670 8,391 8,552 8,576 8,564 8,880 8,749

Employment-population ratio

62.0 64.1 63.5 62.6 63.1 63.2 62.9 65.1 64.1

Unemployed

803 595 588 756 673 601 690 558 564

Unemployment rate

8.8 6.4 6.4 8.3 7.3 6.6 7.5 5.9 6.1

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

10,143 10,261 10,335 10,150 10,219 10,252 10,197 10,254 10,337

Participation rate

62.6 62.4 62.7 62.6 62.5 62.6 62.0 62.3 62.7

Employed

9,483 9,615 9,720 9,486 9,622 9,657 9,524 9,622 9,713

Employment-population ratio

58.5 58.4 59.0 58.5 58.8 59.0 57.9 58.5 59.0

Unemployed

661 646 616 664 597 595 673 632 624

Unemployment rate

6.5 6.3 6.0 6.5 5.8 5.8 6.6 6.2 6.0

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

639 760 754 700 731 723 759 803 816

Participation rate

25.4 30.3 30.1 27.9 29.1 28.8 30.3 32.0 32.6

Employed

500 569 566 528 544 557 575 584 588

Employment-population ratio

19.9 22.7 22.6 21.0 21.7 22.2 22.9 23.3 23.5

Unemployed

139 191 189 172 187 166 185 219 227

Unemployment rate

21.7 25.2 25.0 24.6 25.5 22.9 24.3 27.2 27.9

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

15,285 15,792 15,983 15,285 15,370 15,610 15,731 15,792 15,983

Civilian labor force

9,668 9,934 10,138 9,640 9,699 9,782 9,885 9,908 10,092

Participation rate

63.3 62.9 63.4 63.1 63.1 62.7 62.8 62.7 63.1

Employed

9,358 9,635 9,833 9,320 9,407 9,536 9,584 9,617 9,780

Employment-population ratio

61.2 61.0 61.5 61.0 61.2 61.1 60.9 60.9 61.2

Unemployed

310 299 305 320 292 246 300 291 313

Unemployment rate

3.2 3.0 3.0 3.3 3.0 2.5 3.0 2.9 3.1

Not in labor force

5,616 5,858 5,845 5,645 5,671 5,829 5,846 5,884 5,891

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: April 06, 2018