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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)
May
2021
Apr.
2022
May
2022
May
2021
Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022
Apr.
2022
May
2022

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

201,743 202,982 203,039 201,743 202,819 202,875 202,932 202,982 203,039

Civilian labor force

123,766 125,320 125,560 123,915 125,782 126,139 126,364 125,664 125,772

Participation rate

61.3 61.7 61.8 61.4 62.0 62.2 62.3 61.9 61.9

Employed

117,808 121,625 121,823 117,626 121,497 121,967 122,357 121,606 121,724

Employment-population ratio

58.4 59.9 60.0 58.3 59.9 60.1 60.3 59.9 60.0

Unemployed

5,958 3,694 3,737 6,289 4,285 4,172 4,007 4,058 4,048

Unemployment rate

4.8 2.9 3.0 5.1 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2

Not in labor force

77,976 77,663 77,479 77,828 77,038 76,736 76,568 77,319 77,267

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,589 65,546 65,632 64,544 65,736 65,972 66,059 65,540 65,653

Participation rate

69.8 70.0 70.1 69.7 70.2 70.5 70.6 70.0 70.1

Employed

61,508 63,615 63,780 61,273 63,612 63,995 64,043 63,521 63,620

Employment-population ratio

66.5 67.9 68.1 66.2 68.0 68.4 68.4 67.8 67.9

Unemployed

3,082 1,931 1,852 3,271 2,124 1,977 2,015 2,020 2,033

Unemployment rate

4.8 2.9 2.8 5.1 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,564 55,143 55,208 54,669 55,169 55,312 55,376 55,215 55,315

Participation rate

56.2 56.9 57.0 56.3 57.0 57.1 57.2 57.0 57.1

Employed

52,105 53,794 53,754 52,072 53,449 53,571 53,803 53,656 53,731

Employment-population ratio

53.6 55.5 55.5 53.6 55.2 55.3 55.6 55.4 55.5

Unemployed

2,459 1,348 1,455 2,597 1,720 1,740 1,572 1,559 1,583

Unemployment rate

4.5 2.4 2.6 4.8 3.1 3.1 2.8 2.8 2.9

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,613 4,630 4,719 4,702 4,877 4,855 4,930 4,909 4,804

Participation rate

38.2 37.1 37.8 39.0 39.1 38.9 39.5 39.4 38.5

Employed

4,196 4,216 4,289 4,281 4,435 4,400 4,510 4,429 4,373

Employment-population ratio

34.8 33.8 34.4 35.5 35.6 35.3 36.2 35.5 35.1

Unemployed

417 415 430 421 442 455 420 480 431

Unemployment rate

9.0 9.0 9.1 9.0 9.1 9.4 8.5 9.8 9.0

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

33,572 34,055 34,079 33,572 33,978 34,004 34,030 34,055 34,079

Civilian labor force

20,409 21,176 21,441 20,489 21,056 21,145 21,134 21,209 21,475

Participation rate

60.8 62.2 62.9 61.0 62.0 62.2 62.1 62.3 63.0

Employed

18,603 19,992 20,147 18,617 19,597 19,751 19,825 19,963 20,141

Employment-population ratio

55.4 58.7 59.1 55.5 57.7 58.1 58.3 58.6 59.1

Unemployed

1,806 1,184 1,294 1,872 1,459 1,394 1,309 1,246 1,335

Unemployment rate

8.8 5.6 6.0 9.1 6.9 6.6 6.2 5.9 6.2

Not in labor force

13,163 12,880 12,638 13,083 12,922 12,859 12,895 12,846 12,604

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,469 9,955 9,993 9,468 9,741 9,966 9,817 9,969 9,983

Participation rate

66.8 68.8 69.0 66.7 67.5 69.0 67.9 68.9 68.9

Employed

8,550 9,343 9,430 8,549 9,051 9,327 9,264 9,360 9,416

Employment-population ratio

60.3 64.5 65.1 60.3 62.7 64.5 64.1 64.7 65.0

Unemployed

920 612 563 920 690 640 553 608 566

Unemployment rate

9.7 6.1 5.6 9.7 7.1 6.4 5.6 6.1 5.7

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

10,260 10,573 10,705 10,321 10,568 10,537 10,569 10,555 10,731

Participation rate

60.4 61.8 62.5 60.7 61.9 61.7 61.8 61.7 62.7

Employed

9,467 10,090 10,115 9,461 9,954 9,897 9,984 10,022 10,102

Employment-population ratio

55.7 59.0 59.1 55.7 58.3 57.9 58.4 58.6 59.0

Unemployed

793 482 590 860 614 640 585 533 629

Unemployment rate

7.7 4.6 5.5 8.3 5.8 6.1 5.5 5.0 5.9

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

679 648 743 700 747 642 749 686 762

Participation rate

28.4 26.2 30.0 29.3 30.2 26.0 30.3 27.7 30.8

Employed

587 558 602 608 592 528 577 581 622

Employment-population ratio

24.6 22.6 24.3 25.4 24.0 21.4 23.3 23.5 25.1

Unemployed

92 89 140 92 155 114 172 104 140

Unemployment rate

13.6 13.8 18.9 13.2 20.7 17.8 22.9 15.2 18.3

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,529 16,826 16,815 16,529 16,903 16,782 16,803 16,826 16,815

Civilian labor force

10,401 10,763 10,854 10,477 10,880 10,555 10,761 10,837 10,912

Participation rate

62.9 64.0 64.5 63.4 64.4 62.9 64.0 64.4 64.9

Employed

9,834 10,453 10,613 9,899 10,492 10,231 10,460 10,504 10,651

Employment-population ratio

59.5 62.1 63.1 59.9 62.1 61.0 62.3 62.4 63.3

Unemployed

567 310 241 578 388 324 300 333 261

Unemployment rate

5.5 2.9 2.2 5.5 3.6 3.1 2.8 3.1 2.4

Not in labor force

6,128 6,064 5,961 6,051 6,022 6,227 6,042 5,989 5,903

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.

Last Modified Date: June 03, 2022