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)
Nov.
2017
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Nov.
2017
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

199,386 200,596 200,690 199,386 200,236 200,356 200,476 200,596 200,690

Civilian labor force

124,966 126,018 126,165 125,110 125,720 125,306 125,483 126,027 126,254

Participation rate

62.7 62.8 62.9 62.7 62.8 62.5 62.6 62.8 62.9

Employed

120,749 122,170 122,247 120,514 121,506 121,027 121,398 121,904 122,011

Employment-population ratio

60.6 60.9 60.9 60.4 60.7 60.4 60.6 60.8 60.8

Unemployed

4,217 3,848 3,918 4,596 4,214 4,279 4,085 4,123 4,243

Unemployment rate

3.4 3.1 3.1 3.7 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.4

Not in labor force

74,420 74,578 74,525 74,276 74,517 75,049 74,993 74,569 74,435

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

65,297 65,737 65,825 65,394 65,614 65,505 65,611 65,724 65,916

Participation rate

71.6 71.6 71.6 71.7 71.6 71.4 71.5 71.5 71.7

Employed

63,327 63,933 64,000 63,282 63,690 63,486 63,629 63,760 63,961

Employment-population ratio

69.5 69.6 69.6 69.4 69.5 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.6

Unemployed

1,971 1,803 1,826 2,112 1,924 2,019 1,982 1,964 1,955

Unemployment rate

3.0 2.7 2.8 3.2 2.9 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

55,365 55,941 56,054 55,147 55,534 55,351 55,297 55,752 55,789

Participation rate

57.7 58.0 58.1 57.5 57.7 57.5 57.4 57.8 57.8

Employed

53,729 54,325 54,413 53,342 53,746 53,592 53,722 54,067 53,997

Employment-population ratio

56.0 56.3 56.4 55.6 55.8 55.6 55.7 56.1 56.0

Unemployed

1,635 1,615 1,642 1,805 1,787 1,759 1,575 1,685 1,792

Unemployment rate

3.0 2.9 2.9 3.3 3.2 3.2 2.8 3.0 3.2

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,304 4,341 4,285 4,569 4,572 4,450 4,574 4,552 4,549

Participation rate

34.9 35.3 34.8 37.0 37.2 36.2 37.2 37.0 37.0

Employed

3,693 3,911 3,835 3,891 4,069 3,949 4,046 4,078 4,053

Employment-population ratio

29.9 31.8 31.2 31.5 33.1 32.1 32.9 33.1 32.9

Unemployed

611 429 450 678 502 501 528 474 496

Unemployment rate

14.2 9.9 10.5 14.8 11.0 11.3 11.5 10.4 10.9

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

32,404 32,887 32,923 32,404 32,771 32,810 32,848 32,887 32,923

Civilian labor force

20,218 20,706 20,467 20,175 20,495 20,404 20,513 20,590 20,462

Participation rate

62.4 63.0 62.2 62.3 62.5 62.2 62.4 62.6 62.2

Employed

18,779 19,397 19,288 18,718 19,144 19,114 19,272 19,310 19,251

Employment-population ratio

58.0 59.0 58.6 57.8 58.4 58.3 58.7 58.7 58.5

Unemployed

1,439 1,309 1,179 1,457 1,351 1,289 1,240 1,280 1,210

Unemployment rate

7.1 6.3 5.8 7.2 6.6 6.3 6.0 6.2 5.9

Not in labor force

12,186 12,181 12,456 12,230 12,276 12,406 12,336 12,297 12,461

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,210 9,477 9,298 9,225 9,320 9,407 9,359 9,426 9,321

Participation rate

68.0 68.7 67.3 68.1 67.9 68.4 68.0 68.4 67.5

Employed

8,552 8,862 8,771 8,552 8,751 8,841 8,813 8,836 8,784

Employment-population ratio

63.1 64.3 63.5 63.1 63.7 64.3 64.0 64.1 63.6

Unemployed

658 615 528 673 569 566 546 590 537

Unemployment rate

7.1 6.5 5.7 7.3 6.1 6.0 5.8 6.3 5.8

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

10,310 10,415 10,375 10,219 10,426 10,361 10,427 10,337 10,305

Participation rate

63.1 62.7 62.4 62.5 63.0 62.5 62.9 62.3 62.0

Employed

9,703 9,892 9,872 9,622 9,793 9,766 9,874 9,834 9,796

Employment-population ratio

59.3 59.6 59.4 58.8 59.2 59.0 59.5 59.2 58.9

Unemployed

607 523 503 597 633 595 554 503 509

Unemployment rate

5.9 5.0 4.8 5.8 6.1 5.7 5.3 4.9 4.9

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

698 815 794 731 750 635 726 827 836

Participation rate

27.8 32.7 31.9 29.1 30.0 25.5 29.1 33.2 33.6

Employed

524 643 645 544 600 508 585 640 672

Employment-population ratio

20.9 25.8 25.9 21.7 24.1 20.3 23.5 25.7 27.0

Unemployed

174 172 149 187 149 128 140 187 165

Unemployment rate

25.0 21.1 18.7 25.5 19.9 20.1 19.3 22.6 19.7

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

15,370 16,030 16,096 15,370 15,922 16,093 16,011 16,030 16,096

Civilian labor force

9,633 10,213 10,281 9,699 10,153 10,259 10,300 10,284 10,342

Participation rate

62.7 63.7 63.9 63.1 63.8 63.7 64.3 64.2 64.3

Employed

9,343 9,899 9,999 9,407 9,838 9,950 9,938 9,959 10,059

Employment-population ratio

60.8 61.8 62.1 61.2 61.8 61.8 62.1 62.1 62.5

Unemployed

290 314 282 292 314 309 362 324 283

Unemployment rate

3.0 3.1 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.5 3.2 2.7

Not in labor force

5,737 5,817 5,814 5,671 5,769 5,834 5,712 5,746 5,754

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: December 07, 2018