HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-15. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race,
and Hispanic
or Latino ethnicity
Total Men, 20 years and
over
Women, 20 years and
over
Both sexes, 16 to 19
years
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2017

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

254,742 256,109 114,603 115,292 123,383 124,057 16,756 16,760

Civilian labor force

158,968 159,880 81,640 82,193 71,794 72,237 5,534 5,449

Participation rate

62.4 62.4 71.2 71.3 58.2 58.2 33.0 32.5

Employed

151,798 153,602 77,984 79,025 68,984 69,775 4,831 4,801

Employment-population ratio

59.6 60.0 68.0 68.5 55.9 56.2 28.8 28.6

Unemployed

7,170 6,278 3,656 3,168 2,810 2,462 704 648

Unemployment rate

4.5 3.9 4.5 3.9 3.9 3.4 12.7 11.9

Not in labor force

95,774 96,230 32,963 33,099 51,589 51,820 11,221 11,311

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

198,845 199,458 90,890 91,207 95,604 95,920 12,352 12,332

Civilian labor force

124,081 124,594 64,895 65,263 54,856 55,061 4,330 4,270

Participation rate

62.4 62.5 71.4 71.6 57.4 57.4 35.1 34.6

Employed

118,992 120,148 62,194 62,964 52,966 53,356 3,832 3,828

Employment-population ratio

59.8 60.2 68.4 69.0 55.4 55.6 31.0 31.0

Unemployed

5,090 4,446 2,700 2,299 1,890 1,705 499 442

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.6 4.2 3.5 3.4 3.1 11.5 10.4

Not in labor force

74,764 74,864 25,995 25,944 40,748 40,859 8,021 8,061

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

32,105 32,436 13,381 13,560 16,206 16,368 2,518 2,508

Civilian labor force

19,779 20,050 9,023 9,128 10,088 10,236 668 686

Participation rate

61.6 61.8 67.4 67.3 62.2 62.5 26.5 27.4

Employed

18,307 18,791 8,337 8,537 9,459 9,707 511 547

Employment-population ratio

57.0 57.9 62.3 63.0 58.4 59.3 20.3 21.8

Unemployed

1,472 1,260 686 591 629 529 157 140

Unemployment rate

7.4 6.3 7.6 6.5 6.2 5.2 23.5 20.3

Not in labor force

12,327 12,385 4,359 4,432 6,118 6,132 1,850 1,821

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

15,433 15,610 6,809 6,857 7,759 7,855 865 899

Civilian labor force

9,681 9,779 5,098 5,149 4,402 4,465 182 166

Participation rate

62.7 62.6 74.9 75.1 56.7 56.8 21.0 18.4

Employed

9,428 9,546 4,980 5,020 4,275 4,369 173 157

Employment-population ratio

61.1 61.2 73.1 73.2 55.1 55.6 20.0 17.5

Unemployed

253 233 118 129 127 96 9 8

Unemployment rate

2.6 2.4 2.3 2.5 2.9 2.1 4.9 5.0

Not in labor force

5,752 5,831 1,712 1,708 3,358 3,390 683 734

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

41,190 41,831 18,570 18,836 18,805 19,120 3,815 3,875

Civilian labor force

27,032 27,429 14,832 15,090 11,062 11,165 1,138 1,174

Participation rate

65.6 65.6 79.9 80.1 58.8 58.4 29.8 30.3

Employed

25,450 26,077 14,059 14,457 10,435 10,604 956 1,017

Employment-population ratio

61.8 62.3 75.7 76.7 55.5 55.5 25.1 26.2

Unemployed

1,582 1,352 773 634 627 561 182 158

Unemployment rate

5.9 4.9 5.2 4.2 5.7 5.0 16.0 13.4

Not in labor force

14,158 14,402 3,738 3,746 7,743 7,955 2,676 2,701

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: January 05, 2018