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)
Oct.
2016
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

198,633 199,191 199,298 198,633 198,872 198,974 199,082 199,191 199,298

Civilian labor force

124,779 125,320 124,777 124,700 124,890 124,968 125,037 125,393 124,731

Participation rate

62.8 62.9 62.6 62.8 62.8 62.8 62.8 63.0 62.6

Employed

119,677 120,857 120,692 119,310 120,091 120,262 120,209 120,753 120,408

Employment-population ratio

60.3 60.7 60.6 60.1 60.4 60.4 60.4 60.6 60.4

Unemployed

5,102 4,463 4,085 5,391 4,799 4,706 4,828 4,641 4,324

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.6 3.3 4.3 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.5

Not in labor force

73,854 73,871 74,520 73,932 73,982 74,006 74,046 73,797 74,567

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

65,359 65,412 65,318 65,259 65,225 65,141 65,262 65,339 65,216

Participation rate

72.0 71.8 71.7 71.9 71.8 71.6 71.7 71.7 71.6

Employed

62,886 63,378 63,380 62,592 62,886 62,904 62,961 63,143 63,121

Employment-population ratio

69.3 69.6 69.6 68.9 69.2 69.2 69.2 69.3 69.3

Unemployed

2,473 2,034 1,937 2,668 2,339 2,238 2,301 2,196 2,095

Unemployment rate

3.8 3.1 3.0 4.1 3.6 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.2

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

55,014 55,501 55,149 54,852 55,015 55,393 55,282 55,476 55,009

Participation rate

57.6 57.9 57.5 57.4 57.5 57.9 57.7 57.9 57.4

Employed

52,993 53,577 53,515 52,774 53,100 53,420 53,286 53,551 53,318

Employment-population ratio

55.5 55.9 55.8 55.3 55.5 55.8 55.7 55.9 55.6

Unemployed

2,021 1,924 1,635 2,078 1,915 1,973 1,996 1,925 1,691

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.5 3.0 3.8 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.1

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,406 4,407 4,310 4,589 4,650 4,433 4,492 4,578 4,506

Participation rate

35.7 35.7 34.9 37.2 37.7 35.9 36.4 37.1 36.5

Employed

3,799 3,902 3,798 3,944 4,105 3,938 3,962 4,058 3,968

Employment-population ratio

30.8 31.6 30.8 31.9 33.3 31.9 32.1 32.9 32.2

Unemployed

608 505 513 645 545 495 530 520 538

Unemployment rate

13.8 11.5 11.9 14.1 11.7 11.2 11.8 11.4 11.9

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

32,028 32,333 32,370 32,028 32,226 32,260 32,296 32,333 32,370

Civilian labor force

19,904 20,227 20,264 19,801 20,002 20,096 20,092 20,232 20,144

Participation rate

62.1 62.6 62.6 61.8 62.1 62.3 62.2 62.6 62.2

Employed

18,222 18,842 18,744 18,104 18,576 18,617 18,544 18,819 18,636

Employment-population ratio

56.9 58.3 57.9 56.5 57.6 57.7 57.4 58.2 57.6

Unemployed

1,682 1,385 1,520 1,696 1,426 1,479 1,548 1,413 1,508

Unemployment rate

8.4 6.8 7.5 8.6 7.1 7.4 7.7 7.0 7.5

Not in labor force

12,124 12,106 12,106 12,228 12,224 12,163 12,204 12,101 12,225

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,046 9,315 9,276 9,011 9,084 9,163 9,205 9,279 9,225

Participation rate

67.8 69.0 68.6 67.5 67.5 68.0 68.2 68.7 68.2

Employed

8,284 8,708 8,580 8,223 8,510 8,522 8,487 8,654 8,530

Employment-population ratio

62.1 64.5 63.4 61.6 63.3 63.3 62.9 64.1 63.1

Unemployed

762 606 696 789 574 641 718 625 694

Unemployment rate

8.4 6.5 7.5 8.8 6.3 7.0 7.8 6.7 7.5

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

10,160 10,153 10,291 10,079 10,143 10,170 10,127 10,149 10,200

Participation rate

62.8 62.2 63.0 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.1 62.2 62.4

Employed

9,419 9,549 9,609 9,367 9,455 9,511 9,474 9,541 9,542

Employment-population ratio

58.3 58.5 58.8 57.9 58.1 58.4 58.1 58.5 58.4

Unemployed

740 604 682 712 689 660 653 608 657

Unemployment rate

7.3 5.9 6.6 7.1 6.8 6.5 6.4 6.0 6.4

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

698 759 697 710 774 763 760 804 720

Participation rate

27.7 30.2 27.8 28.2 30.8 30.4 30.3 32.0 28.7

Employed

518 584 555 515 611 585 583 624 564

Employment-population ratio

20.6 23.3 22.1 20.5 24.3 23.3 23.2 24.9 22.5

Unemployed

180 174 142 196 163 178 178 180 156

Unemployment rate

25.8 23.0 20.4 27.5 21.1 23.3 23.4 22.4 21.7

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

15,344 15,483 15,466 15,344 15,367 15,290 15,341 15,483 15,466

Civilian labor force

9,717 9,973 9,794 9,797 9,792 9,789 9,886 10,005 9,871

Participation rate

63.3 64.4 63.3 63.8 63.7 64.0 64.4 64.6 63.8

Employed

9,393 9,619 9,507 9,462 9,443 9,418 9,489 9,638 9,569

Employment-population ratio

61.2 62.1 61.5 61.7 61.4 61.6 61.9 62.3 61.9

Unemployed

324 353 288 334 350 370 397 366 302

Unemployment rate

3.3 3.5 2.9 3.4 3.6 3.8 4.0 3.7 3.1

Not in labor force

5,627 5,510 5,671 5,547 5,575 5,502 5,455 5,478 5,594

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: November 03, 2017