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)
May
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017
May
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

198,013 198,685 198,775 198,013 198,453 198,525 198,604 198,685 198,775

Civilian labor force

124,590 124,676 124,722 124,271 124,675 124,856 125,046 124,925 124,481

Participation rate

62.9 62.8 62.7 62.8 62.8 62.9 63.0 62.9 62.6

Employed

119,686 120,214 120,375 119,198 119,311 119,740 120,180 120,142 119,896

Employment-population ratio

60.4 60.5 60.6 60.2 60.1 60.3 60.5 60.5 60.3

Unemployed

4,904 4,462 4,346 5,074 5,364 5,116 4,866 4,783 4,585

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.6 3.5 4.1 4.3 4.1 3.9 3.8 3.7

Not in labor force

73,423 74,009 74,053 73,742 73,778 73,669 73,557 73,760 74,294

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

65,104 65,263 65,380 64,935 65,345 65,362 65,219 65,306 65,217

Participation rate

72.0 71.9 72.0 71.8 72.1 72.0 71.9 71.9 71.8

Employed

62,777 63,103 63,293 62,498 62,730 62,877 62,850 63,053 62,999

Employment-population ratio

69.4 69.5 69.7 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.2 69.4 69.3

Unemployed

2,327 2,160 2,087 2,437 2,615 2,485 2,369 2,253 2,218

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.3 3.2 3.8 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.4

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,925 55,066 54,933 54,727 54,798 54,988 55,153 54,983 54,785

Participation rate

57.7 57.6 57.5 57.5 57.4 57.6 57.8 57.6 57.3

Employed

53,017 53,269 53,169 52,749 52,646 52,949 53,211 53,049 52,927

Employment-population ratio

55.7 55.8 55.6 55.4 55.2 55.5 55.7 55.5 55.4

Unemployed

1,908 1,798 1,764 1,977 2,152 2,039 1,942 1,935 1,858

Unemployment rate

3.5 3.3 3.2 3.6 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.4

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,560 4,346 4,408 4,610 4,531 4,505 4,674 4,635 4,479

Participation rate

36.9 35.2 35.7 37.3 36.7 36.5 37.9 37.5 36.3

Employed

3,892 3,842 3,914 3,951 3,934 3,913 4,119 4,040 3,970

Employment-population ratio

31.5 31.1 31.7 32.0 31.9 31.7 33.4 32.7 32.2

Unemployed

668 504 495 659 597 592 555 595 508

Unemployment rate

14.7 11.6 11.2 14.3 13.2 13.1 11.9 12.8 11.4

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,828 32,161 32,193 31,828 32,063 32,095 32,128 32,161 32,193

Civilian labor force

19,424 20,046 20,082 19,433 19,993 19,998 20,002 20,110 20,075

Participation rate

61.0 62.3 62.4 61.1 62.4 62.3 62.3 62.5 62.4

Employed

17,865 18,577 18,593 17,844 18,445 18,378 18,409 18,514 18,560

Employment-population ratio

56.1 57.8 57.8 56.1 57.5 57.3 57.3 57.6 57.7

Unemployed

1,559 1,469 1,489 1,589 1,548 1,620 1,593 1,597 1,515

Unemployment rate

8.0 7.3 7.4 8.2 7.7 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.5

Not in labor force

12,403 12,116 12,111 12,394 12,070 12,097 12,126 12,051 12,118

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,926 9,135 9,103 8,893 9,106 9,081 9,132 9,169 9,063

Participation rate

67.4 68.1 67.8 67.1 68.1 67.8 68.1 68.3 67.5

Employed

8,248 8,505 8,511 8,224 8,437 8,369 8,384 8,496 8,475

Employment-population ratio

62.3 63.4 63.3 62.1 63.1 62.5 62.6 63.3 63.1

Unemployed

677 630 593 669 669 713 747 673 588

Unemployment rate

7.6 6.9 6.5 7.5 7.3 7.8 8.2 7.3 6.5

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,773 10,185 10,178 9,821 10,124 10,162 10,173 10,168 10,224

Participation rate

60.8 62.8 62.7 61.1 62.6 62.7 62.7 62.7 62.9

Employed

9,089 9,530 9,497 9,099 9,450 9,438 9,497 9,470 9,513

Employment-population ratio

56.6 58.7 58.5 56.6 58.4 58.3 58.6 58.4 58.6

Unemployed

684 655 681 721 673 724 676 698 712

Unemployment rate

7.0 6.4 6.7 7.3 6.7 7.1 6.6 6.9 7.0

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

726 726 801 720 764 754 697 773 787

Participation rate

28.9 28.9 31.9 28.7 30.4 30.0 27.7 30.8 31.3

Employed

528 542 586 521 558 571 528 547 572

Employment-population ratio

21.0 21.6 23.3 20.8 22.2 22.7 21.0 21.8 22.8

Unemployed

198 184 215 199 205 183 169 226 215

Unemployment rate

27.3 25.3 26.8 27.6 26.9 24.3 24.3 29.3 27.3

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,938 15,389 15,433 14,938 15,157 15,228 15,285 15,389 15,433

Civilian labor force

9,422 9,749 9,818 9,432 9,641 9,709 9,635 9,761 9,826

Participation rate

63.1 63.4 63.6 63.1 63.6 63.8 63.0 63.4 63.7

Employed

9,055 9,448 9,479 9,047 9,281 9,377 9,318 9,446 9,471

Employment-population ratio

60.6 61.4 61.4 60.6 61.2 61.6 61.0 61.4 61.4

Unemployed

367 301 339 385 360 332 317 316 356

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.1 3.5 4.1 3.7 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.6

Not in labor force

5,516 5,640 5,615 5,506 5,517 5,519 5,650 5,628 5,607

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: June 02, 2017