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.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

197,639 198,845 198,453 197,639 198,509 198,633 198,745 198,845 198,453

Civilian labor force

123,578 124,081 123,921 124,427 124,826 124,700 124,578 124,616 124,675

Participation rate

62.5 62.4 62.4 63.0 62.9 62.8 62.7 62.7 62.8

Employed

117,800 118,992 118,097 119,072 119,391 119,310 119,370 119,263 119,311

Employment-population ratio

59.6 59.8 59.5 60.2 60.1 60.1 60.1 60.0 60.1

Unemployed

5,779 5,090 5,824 5,354 5,435 5,391 5,208 5,354 5,364

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.1 4.7 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.3

Not in labor force

74,061 74,764 74,532 73,212 73,683 73,932 74,168 74,229 73,778

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,515 64,895 64,905 65,036 65,283 65,259 65,124 65,146 65,345

Participation rate

71.5 71.4 71.6 72.0 72.0 71.9 71.7 71.7 72.1

Employed

61,611 62,194 61,910 62,495 62,589 62,592 62,608 62,476 62,730

Employment-population ratio

68.2 68.4 68.3 69.2 69.0 68.9 68.9 68.7 69.2

Unemployed

2,904 2,700 2,995 2,540 2,693 2,668 2,516 2,669 2,615

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.2 4.6 3.9 4.1 4.1 3.9 4.1 4.0

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,811 54,856 54,844 54,778 54,871 54,852 54,808 54,872 54,798

Participation rate

57.7 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.5 57.4 57.4 57.4 57.4

Employed

52,570 52,966 52,582 52,627 52,799 52,774 52,783 52,813 52,646

Employment-population ratio

55.3 55.4 55.1 55.4 55.3 55.3 55.2 55.2 55.2

Unemployed

2,242 1,890 2,262 2,151 2,072 2,078 2,026 2,059 2,152

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.4 4.1 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.9

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,252 4,330 4,171 4,613 4,672 4,589 4,645 4,599 4,531

Participation rate

34.5 35.1 33.8 37.5 37.8 37.2 37.6 37.2 36.7

Employed

3,619 3,832 3,604 3,950 4,002 3,944 3,979 3,974 3,934

Employment-population ratio

29.4 31.0 29.2 32.1 32.4 31.9 32.2 32.2 31.9

Unemployed

633 499 567 663 670 645 666 625 597

Unemployment rate

14.9 11.5 13.6 14.4 14.3 14.1 14.3 13.6 13.2

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,679 32,105 32,063 31,679 31,987 32,028 32,068 32,105 32,063

Civilian labor force

19,355 19,779 19,830 19,512 19,826 19,801 19,856 19,844 19,993

Participation rate

61.1 61.6 61.8 61.6 62.0 61.8 61.9 61.8 62.4

Employed

17,602 18,307 18,262 17,803 18,181 18,104 18,262 18,292 18,445

Employment-population ratio

55.6 57.0 57.0 56.2 56.8 56.5 56.9 57.0 57.5

Unemployed

1,753 1,472 1,569 1,709 1,646 1,696 1,594 1,552 1,548

Unemployment rate

9.1 7.4 7.9 8.8 8.3 8.6 8.0 7.8 7.7

Not in labor force

12,324 12,327 12,232 12,167 12,161 12,228 12,212 12,261 12,070

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,778 9,023 9,028 8,845 9,000 9,011 9,018 9,056 9,106

Participation rate

66.6 67.4 67.5 67.1 67.5 67.5 67.5 67.7 68.1

Employed

7,983 8,337 8,318 8,106 8,264 8,223 8,328 8,366 8,437

Employment-population ratio

60.6 62.3 62.2 61.5 62.0 61.6 62.3 62.5 63.1

Unemployed

795 686 710 738 736 789 691 690 669

Unemployment rate

9.1 7.6 7.9 8.3 8.2 8.8 7.7 7.6 7.3

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,927 10,088 10,105 9,943 10,074 10,079 10,135 10,094 10,124

Participation rate

62.0 62.2 62.5 62.1 62.4 62.3 62.6 62.3 62.6

Employed

9,134 9,459 9,431 9,156 9,370 9,367 9,418 9,410 9,450

Employment-population ratio

57.1 58.4 58.3 57.2 58.0 57.9 58.2 58.1 58.4

Unemployed

792 629 673 788 703 712 716 683 673

Unemployment rate

8.0 6.2 6.7 7.9 7.0 7.1 7.1 6.8 6.7

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

650 668 698 723 752 710 703 694 764

Participation rate

26.0 26.5 27.8 29.0 29.9 28.2 27.9 27.6 30.4

Employed

484 511 512 541 546 515 516 515 558

Employment-population ratio

19.4 20.3 20.4 21.7 21.7 20.5 20.5 20.5 22.2

Unemployed

166 157 186 183 206 196 187 178 205

Unemployment rate

25.5 23.5 26.7 25.2 27.4 27.5 26.6 25.7 26.9

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,816 15,433 15,157 14,816 15,310 15,344 15,323 15,433 15,157

Civilian labor force

9,189 9,681 9,617 9,207 9,760 9,797 9,634 9,678 9,641

Participation rate

62.0 62.7 63.5 62.1 63.7 63.8 62.9 62.7 63.6

Employed

8,846 9,428 9,250 8,868 9,381 9,462 9,342 9,423 9,281

Employment-population ratio

59.7 61.1 61.0 59.9 61.3 61.7 61.0 61.1 61.2

Unemployed

343 253 367 339 379 334 292 256 360

Unemployment rate

3.7 2.6 3.8 3.7 3.9 3.4 3.0 2.6 3.7

Not in labor force

5,627 5,752 5,540 5,608 5,550 5,547 5,690 5,755 5,517

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 03, 2017