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

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

197,906 198,604 198,685 197,906 198,845 198,453 198,525 198,604 198,685

Civilian labor force

124,416 124,804 124,676 124,732 124,616 124,675 124,856 125,046 124,925

Participation rate

62.9 62.8 62.8 63.0 62.7 62.8 62.9 63.0 62.9

Employed

119,337 119,831 120,214 119,341 119,263 119,311 119,740 120,180 120,142

Employment-population ratio

60.3 60.3 60.5 60.3 60.0 60.1 60.3 60.5 60.5

Unemployed

5,079 4,974 4,462 5,391 5,354 5,364 5,116 4,866 4,783

Unemployment rate

4.1 4.0 3.6 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.1 3.9 3.8

Not in labor force

73,490 73,799 74,009 73,174 74,229 73,778 73,669 73,557 73,760

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

65,093 65,125 65,263 65,182 65,146 65,345 65,362 65,219 65,306

Participation rate

72.0 71.7 71.9 72.1 71.7 72.1 72.0 71.9 71.9

Employed

62,583 62,548 63,103 62,595 62,476 62,730 62,877 62,850 63,053

Employment-population ratio

69.2 68.9 69.5 69.2 68.7 69.2 69.3 69.2 69.4

Unemployed

2,510 2,576 2,160 2,587 2,669 2,615 2,485 2,369 2,253

Unemployment rate

3.9 4.0 3.3 4.0 4.1 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.4

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

55,023 55,297 55,066 54,953 54,872 54,798 54,988 55,153 54,983

Participation rate

57.8 57.9 57.6 57.8 57.4 57.4 57.6 57.8 57.6

Employed

52,991 53,413 53,269 52,773 52,813 52,646 52,949 53,211 53,049

Employment-population ratio

55.7 55.9 55.8 55.5 55.2 55.2 55.5 55.7 55.5

Unemployed

2,032 1,883 1,798 2,180 2,059 2,152 2,039 1,942 1,935

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.4 3.3 4.0 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.5

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,300 4,383 4,346 4,597 4,599 4,531 4,505 4,674 4,635

Participation rate

34.8 35.5 35.2 37.3 37.2 36.7 36.5 37.9 37.5

Employed

3,763 3,869 3,842 3,973 3,974 3,934 3,913 4,119 4,040

Employment-population ratio

30.5 31.3 31.1 32.2 32.2 31.9 31.7 33.4 32.7

Unemployed

537 514 504 624 625 597 592 555 595

Unemployment rate

12.5 11.7 11.6 13.6 13.6 13.2 13.1 11.9 12.8

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,792 32,128 32,161 31,792 32,105 32,063 32,095 32,128 32,161

Civilian labor force

19,368 19,898 20,046 19,415 19,844 19,993 19,998 20,002 20,110

Participation rate

60.9 61.9 62.3 61.1 61.8 62.4 62.3 62.3 62.5

Employed

17,779 18,296 18,577 17,711 18,292 18,445 18,378 18,409 18,514

Employment-population ratio

55.9 56.9 57.8 55.7 57.0 57.5 57.3 57.3 57.6

Unemployed

1,590 1,602 1,469 1,704 1,552 1,548 1,620 1,593 1,597

Unemployment rate

8.2 8.1 7.3 8.8 7.8 7.7 8.1 8.0 7.9

Not in labor force

12,423 12,229 12,116 12,377 12,261 12,070 12,097 12,126 12,051

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,964 9,116 9,135 9,015 9,056 9,106 9,081 9,132 9,169

Participation rate

67.7 68.0 68.1 68.1 67.7 68.1 67.8 68.1 68.3

Employed

8,157 8,313 8,505 8,166 8,366 8,437 8,369 8,384 8,496

Employment-population ratio

61.6 62.0 63.4 61.7 62.5 63.1 62.5 62.6 63.3

Unemployed

807 803 630 849 690 669 713 747 673

Unemployment rate

9.0 8.8 6.9 9.4 7.6 7.3 7.8 8.2 7.3

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,712 10,143 10,185 9,672 10,094 10,124 10,162 10,173 10,168

Participation rate

60.5 62.6 62.8 60.2 62.3 62.6 62.7 62.7 62.7

Employed

9,090 9,483 9,530 9,007 9,410 9,450 9,438 9,497 9,470

Employment-population ratio

56.6 58.5 58.7 56.1 58.1 58.4 58.3 58.6 58.4

Unemployed

622 661 655 666 683 673 724 676 698

Unemployment rate

6.4 6.5 6.4 6.9 6.8 6.7 7.1 6.6 6.9

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

693 639 726 727 694 764 754 697 773

Participation rate

27.6 25.4 28.9 29.0 27.6 30.4 30.0 27.7 30.8

Employed

533 500 542 538 515 558 571 528 547

Employment-population ratio

21.3 19.9 21.6 21.5 20.5 22.2 22.7 21.0 21.8

Unemployed

160 139 184 189 178 205 183 169 226

Unemployment rate

23.1 21.7 25.3 26.0 25.7 26.9 24.3 24.3 29.3

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,853 15,285 15,389 14,853 15,433 15,157 15,228 15,285 15,389

Civilian labor force

9,444 9,668 9,749 9,458 9,678 9,641 9,709 9,635 9,761

Participation rate

63.6 63.3 63.4 63.7 62.7 63.6 63.8 63.0 63.4

Employed

9,101 9,358 9,448 9,100 9,423 9,281 9,377 9,318 9,446

Employment-population ratio

61.3 61.2 61.4 61.3 61.1 61.2 61.6 61.0 61.4

Unemployed

343 310 301 358 256 360 332 317 316

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.2 3.1 3.8 2.6 3.7 3.4 3.3 3.2

Not in labor force

5,409 5,616 5,640 5,395 5,755 5,517 5,519 5,650 5,628

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: May 05, 2017