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)
Jan.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Jan.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

198,453 199,458 199,738 198,453 199,191 199,298 199,386 199,458 199,738

Civilian labor force

123,921 124,594 124,547 124,658 125,397 124,757 125,110 125,200 125,334

Participation rate

62.4 62.5 62.4 62.8 63.0 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.7

Employed

118,097 120,148 119,640 119,324 120,754 120,400 120,514 120,551 120,886

Employment-population ratio

59.5 60.2 59.9 60.1 60.6 60.4 60.4 60.4 60.5

Unemployed

5,824 4,446 4,907 5,335 4,643 4,356 4,596 4,649 4,447

Unemployment rate

4.7 3.6 3.9 4.3 3.7 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.5

Not in labor force

74,532 74,864 75,191 73,794 73,794 74,541 74,276 74,258 74,405

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,905 65,263 65,344 65,274 65,348 65,244 65,394 65,511 65,732

Participation rate

71.6 71.6 71.5 72.0 71.8 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.9

Employed

61,910 62,964 62,743 62,696 63,159 63,155 63,282 63,307 63,510

Employment-population ratio

68.3 69.0 68.6 69.1 69.4 69.3 69.4 69.4 69.5

Unemployed

2,995 2,299 2,601 2,578 2,189 2,090 2,112 2,204 2,222

Unemployment rate

4.6 3.5 4.0 4.0 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.4

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,844 55,061 54,873 54,839 55,447 55,014 55,147 55,161 54,896

Participation rate

57.5 57.4 57.2 57.5 57.9 57.4 57.5 57.5 57.2

Employed

52,582 53,356 53,129 52,679 53,538 53,298 53,342 53,275 53,255

Employment-population ratio

55.1 55.6 55.3 55.2 55.9 55.6 55.6 55.5 55.5

Unemployed

2,262 1,705 1,744 2,160 1,909 1,715 1,805 1,886 1,641

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.1 3.2 3.9 3.4 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.0

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,171 4,270 4,330 4,545 4,602 4,499 4,569 4,528 4,705

Participation rate

33.8 34.6 35.1 36.8 37.3 36.5 37.0 36.7 38.1

Employed

3,604 3,828 3,768 3,949 4,057 3,947 3,891 3,970 4,121

Employment-population ratio

29.2 31.0 30.5 32.0 32.9 32.0 31.5 32.2 33.4

Unemployed

567 442 562 596 545 552 678 559 584

Unemployment rate

13.6 10.4 13.0 13.1 11.8 12.3 14.8 12.3 12.4

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

32,063 32,436 32,575 32,063 32,333 32,370 32,404 32,436 32,575

Civilian labor force

19,830 20,050 20,109 19,991 20,254 20,134 20,175 20,153 20,211

Participation rate

61.8 61.8 61.7 62.3 62.6 62.2 62.3 62.1 62.0

Employed

18,262 18,791 18,507 18,436 18,838 18,654 18,718 18,790 18,663

Employment-population ratio

57.0 57.9 56.8 57.5 58.3 57.6 57.8 57.9 57.3

Unemployed

1,569 1,260 1,602 1,555 1,416 1,479 1,457 1,362 1,548

Unemployment rate

7.9 6.3 8.0 7.8 7.0 7.3 7.2 6.8 7.7

Not in labor force

12,232 12,385 12,466 12,072 12,079 12,236 12,230 12,283 12,364

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,028 9,128 9,196 9,098 9,294 9,218 9,225 9,178 9,254

Participation rate

67.5 67.3 67.5 68.0 68.8 68.2 68.1 67.7 67.9

Employed

8,318 8,537 8,457 8,425 8,668 8,539 8,552 8,576 8,564

Employment-population ratio

62.2 63.0 62.1 63.0 64.2 63.1 63.1 63.2 62.9

Unemployed

710 591 739 673 626 679 673 601 690

Unemployment rate

7.9 6.5 8.0 7.4 6.7 7.4 7.3 6.6 7.5

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

10,105 10,236 10,210 10,113 10,166 10,204 10,219 10,252 10,197

Participation rate

62.5 62.5 62.1 62.5 62.3 62.5 62.5 62.6 62.0

Employed

9,431 9,707 9,518 9,437 9,550 9,560 9,622 9,657 9,524

Employment-population ratio

58.3 59.3 57.9 58.3 58.5 58.5 58.8 59.0 57.9

Unemployed

673 529 692 676 616 644 597 595 673

Unemployment rate

6.7 5.2 6.8 6.7 6.1 6.3 5.8 5.8 6.6

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

698 686 703 780 794 712 731 723 759

Participation rate

27.8 27.4 28.0 31.0 31.6 28.4 29.1 28.8 30.3

Employed

512 547 532 574 619 555 544 557 575

Employment-population ratio

20.4 21.8 21.2 22.8 24.7 22.1 21.7 22.2 22.9

Unemployed

186 140 171 206 174 157 187 166 185

Unemployment rate

26.7 20.3 24.3 26.4 22.0 22.0 25.5 22.9 24.3

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

15,157 15,610 15,731 15,157 15,483 15,466 15,370 15,610 15,731

Civilian labor force

9,617 9,779 9,855 9,653 9,985 9,864 9,699 9,782 9,885

Participation rate

63.5 62.6 62.6 63.7 64.5 63.8 63.1 62.7 62.8

Employed

9,250 9,546 9,548 9,290 9,626 9,565 9,407 9,536 9,584

Employment-population ratio

61.0 61.2 60.7 61.3 62.2 61.8 61.2 61.1 60.9

Unemployed

367 233 307 363 359 299 292 246 300

Unemployment rate

3.8 2.4 3.1 3.8 3.6 3.0 3.0 2.5 3.0

Not in labor force

5,540 5,831 5,876 5,505 5,498 5,602 5,671 5,829 5,846

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: February 02, 2018