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Table A-7. Employment status of the civilian population by nativity and sex, not seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-7. Employment status of the civilian population by nativity and sex, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status and nativity Total Men Women
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2020
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2020
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2020

Foreign born, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

42,438 42,947 20,625 20,728 21,813 22,219

Civilian labor force

28,086 27,529 15,936 15,818 12,150 11,711

Participation rate

66.2 64.1 77.3 76.3 55.7 52.7

Employed

27,223 25,512 15,513 14,808 11,709 10,704

Employment-population ratio

64.1 59.4 75.2 71.4 53.7 48.2

Unemployed

863 2,017 422 1,010 441 1,007

Unemployment rate

3.1 7.3 2.7 6.4 3.6 8.6

Not in labor force

14,352 15,418 4,689 4,910 9,663 10,508

Native born, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

217,743 218,283 105,228 105,640 112,516 112,643

Civilian labor force

135,921 132,487 70,564 68,826 65,357 63,661

Participation rate

62.4 60.7 67.1 65.2 58.1 56.5

Employed

131,281 124,101 67,954 64,147 63,327 59,954

Employment-population ratio

60.3 56.9 64.6 60.7 56.3 53.2

Unemployed

4,640 8,387 2,610 4,679 2,030 3,708

Unemployment rate

3.4 6.3 3.7 6.8 3.1 5.8

Not in labor force

81,822 85,795 34,663 36,814 47,159 48,981

NOTE: The foreign born are those residing in the United States who were not U.S. citizens at birth. That is, they were born outside the United States or one of its outlying areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam, to parents neither of whom was a U.S. citizen. The native born are persons who were born in the United States or one of its outlying areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam or who were born abroad of at least one parent who was a U.S. citizen. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: January 08, 2021