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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
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2020

Foreign born, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

42,909 42,362 20,969 20,658 21,940 21,704

Civilian labor force

28,686 28,189 16,455 16,241 12,231 11,948

Participation rate

66.9 66.5 78.5 78.6 55.7 55.1

Employed

27,381 27,066 15,720 15,659 11,661 11,407

Employment-population ratio

63.8 63.9 75.0 75.8 53.1 52.6

Unemployed

1,305 1,124 734 582 571 542

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.0 4.5 3.6 4.7 4.5

Not in labor force

14,223 14,173 4,514 4,417 9,708 9,756

Native born, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

215,331 217,139 103,921 104,855 111,410 112,284

Civilian labor force

133,419 135,308 69,375 70,089 64,044 65,218

Participation rate

62.0 62.3 66.8 66.8 57.5 58.1

Employed

127,583 129,928 66,078 67,042 61,505 62,886

Employment-population ratio

59.2 59.8 63.6 63.9 55.2 56.0

Unemployed

5,835 5,380 3,297 3,047 2,538 2,333

Unemployment rate

4.4 4.0 4.8 4.3 4.0 3.6

Not in labor force

81,912 81,831 34,546 34,765 47,366 47,066

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: February 21, 2020