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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)
Sept.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021
Sept.
2020
May
2021
June
2021
July
2021
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

201,515 201,968 202,057 201,515 201,743 201,814 201,888 201,968 202,057

Civilian labor force

124,095 124,329 124,134 124,202 123,897 123,800 124,413 124,332 124,222

Participation rate

61.6 61.6 61.4 61.6 61.4 61.3 61.6 61.6 61.5

Employed

115,603 118,601 119,154 115,510 117,553 117,320 118,428 118,697 119,023

Employment-population ratio

57.4 58.7 59.0 57.3 58.3 58.1 58.7 58.8 58.9

Unemployed

8,492 5,728 4,980 8,691 6,344 6,480 5,985 5,635 5,199

Unemployment rate

6.8 4.6 4.0 7.0 5.1 5.2 4.8 4.5 4.2

Not in labor force

77,420 77,639 77,923 77,313 77,845 78,013 77,475 77,635 77,835

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,919 64,844 64,939 65,001 64,492 64,478 64,858 64,856 64,996

Participation rate

70.3 70.0 70.0 70.4 69.7 69.6 70.0 70.0 70.1

Employed

60,904 62,142 62,471 60,780 61,182 61,122 61,701 61,980 62,295

Employment-population ratio

65.9 67.1 67.4 65.8 66.1 66.0 66.6 66.9 67.2

Unemployed

4,014 2,702 2,467 4,220 3,311 3,357 3,157 2,875 2,700

Unemployment rate

6.2 4.2 3.8 6.5 5.1 5.2 4.9 4.4 4.2

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,696 54,494 54,690 54,568 54,698 54,800 54,993 54,816 54,578

Participation rate

56.4 56.0 56.2 56.3 56.3 56.4 56.6 56.4 56.1

Employed

50,917 51,930 52,666 50,813 52,079 52,084 52,538 52,496 52,571

Employment-population ratio

52.5 53.4 54.1 52.4 53.6 53.6 54.0 54.0 54.0

Unemployed

3,779 2,564 2,024 3,755 2,618 2,716 2,455 2,319 2,007

Unemployment rate

6.9 4.7 3.7 6.9 4.8 5.0 4.5 4.2 3.7

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,481 4,991 4,505 4,633 4,707 4,522 4,562 4,661 4,648

Participation rate

36.9 41.4 37.4 38.2 39.0 37.5 37.8 38.7 38.5

Employed

3,782 4,530 4,016 3,917 4,292 4,114 4,189 4,220 4,157

Employment-population ratio

31.2 37.6 33.3 32.3 35.6 34.1 34.7 35.0 34.5

Unemployed

699 462 489 716 415 408 373 441 492

Unemployment rate

15.6 9.2 10.9 15.5 8.8 9.0 8.2 9.5 10.6

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

33,420 33,645 33,673 33,420 33,572 33,595 33,619 33,645 33,673

Civilian labor force

19,907 20,823 20,588 19,942 20,439 20,679 20,430 20,717 20,634

Participation rate

59.6 61.9 61.1 59.7 60.9 61.6 60.8 61.6 61.3

Employed

17,609 18,934 19,063 17,558 18,584 18,769 18,757 18,892 18,996

Employment-population ratio

52.7 56.3 56.6 52.5 55.4 55.9 55.8 56.2 56.4

Unemployed

2,298 1,889 1,524 2,385 1,854 1,910 1,673 1,825 1,638

Unemployment rate

11.5 9.1 7.4 12.0 9.1 9.2 8.2 8.8 7.9

Not in labor force

13,513 12,822 13,086 13,478 13,133 12,916 13,189 12,928 13,039

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,133 9,544 9,394 9,124 9,460 9,607 9,402 9,491 9,399

Participation rate

64.8 67.1 66.0 64.7 66.7 67.7 66.2 66.7 66.0

Employed

8,031 8,700 8,696 7,975 8,533 8,648 8,609 8,628 8,644

Employment-population ratio

57.0 61.2 61.1 56.6 60.1 60.9 60.6 60.7 60.7

Unemployed

1,102 844 698 1,149 927 958 793 864 755

Unemployment rate

12.1 8.8 7.4 12.6 9.8 10.0 8.4 9.1 8.0

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

10,102 10,495 10,451 10,093 10,293 10,358 10,293 10,480 10,442

Participation rate

59.7 61.6 61.3 59.7 60.6 60.9 60.5 61.5 61.2

Employed

9,026 9,589 9,725 8,999 9,448 9,473 9,511 9,652 9,683

Employment-population ratio

53.4 56.3 57.0 53.2 55.6 55.7 55.9 56.7 56.8

Unemployed

1,076 906 726 1,093 844 886 782 828 759

Unemployment rate

10.7 8.6 6.9 10.8 8.2 8.5 7.6 7.9 7.3

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

672 784 743 726 686 714 735 746 794

Participation rate

27.9 32.9 31.1 30.1 28.7 29.9 30.8 31.2 33.3

Employed

552 646 642 584 603 648 637 612 669

Employment-population ratio

22.9 27.1 26.9 24.2 25.2 27.1 26.7 25.6 28.0

Unemployed

120 138 101 142 83 67 98 134 125

Unemployment rate

17.8 17.6 13.5 19.6 12.1 9.3 13.3 17.9 15.7

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,668 16,555 16,540 16,668 16,529 16,428 16,514 16,555 16,540

Civilian labor force

10,507 10,672 10,683 10,480 10,471 10,387 10,654 10,610 10,635

Participation rate

63.0 64.5 64.6 62.9 63.4 63.2 64.5 64.1 64.3

Employed

9,581 10,181 10,245 9,553 9,890 9,789 10,094 10,122 10,190

Employment-population ratio

57.5 61.5 61.9 57.3 59.8 59.6 61.1 61.1 61.6

Unemployed

926 492 438 926 581 598 559 488 446

Unemployment rate

8.8 4.6 4.1 8.8 5.5 5.8 5.3 4.6 4.2

Not in labor force

6,162 5,883 5,857 6,188 6,057 6,042 5,861 5,945 5,905

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: October 08, 2021