Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2009 Edition)

Table 37. Employment status of the native-born and foreign-born civilian noninstitutional population by age and sex, 2008 annual averages (Numbers in thousands)
Country of
birth, age, and sex
Civilian
noninstitutional
population
Civilian labor force Not in
labor force
Total Percent of
population
Employed Unemployed
Total Percent of
population
Total Percent of
labor force
Both sexes

Native born (1)

16 years and over

198,471 130,224 65.6 122,703 61.8 7,521 5.8 68,247

16 to 24 years

33,639 19,821 58.9 17,223 51.2 2,599 13.1 13,818

25 to 34 years

32,001 27,096 84.7 25,517 79.7 1,579 5.8 4,905

35 to 44 years

33,372 28,247 84.6 26,984 80.9 1,264 4.5 5,125

45 to 54 years

37,357 30,623 82.0 29,446 78.8 1,177 3.8 6,734

55 to 64 years

29,364 18,915 64.4 18,232 62.1 682 3.6 10,450

65 years and over

32,737 5,522 16.9 5,300 16.2 222 4.0 27,215

Foreign born (2)

16 years and over

35,317 24,063 68.1 22,660 64.2 1,403 5.8 11,254

16 to 24 years

3,845 2,211 57.5 1,979 51.5 232 10.5 1,634

25 to 34 years

7,992 6,236 78.0 5,866 73.4 371 5.9 1,756

35 to 44 years

8,327 6,814 81.8 6,473 77.7 341 5.0 1,513

45 to 54 years

6,602 5,380 81.5 5,083 77.0 297 5.5 1,222

55 to 64 years

4,126 2,700 65.4 2,580 62.5 120 4.5 1,426

65 years and over

4,424 721 16.3 679 15.3 42 5.9 3,703
Women

Native born (1)

16 years and over

103,047 62,104 60.3 58,795 57.1 3,310 5.3 40,942

16 to 24 years

16,772 9,676 57.7 8,587 51.2 1,089 11.3 7,096

25 to 34 years

16,305 12,790 78.4 12,104 74.2 686 5.4 3,515

35 to 44 years

17,099 13,335 78.0 12,758 74.6 577 4.3 3,765

45 to 54 years

19,187 14,758 76.9 14,223 74.1 535 3.6 4,429

55 to 64 years

15,172 9,050 59.7 8,725 57.5 325 3.6 6,122

65 years and over

18,511 2,495 13.5 2,397 13.0 98 3.9 16,016

Foreign born (2)

16 years and over

17,629 9,663 54.8 9,082 51.5 581 6.0 7,966

16 to 24 years

1,803 819 45.4 734 40.7 85 10.4 984

25 to 34 years

3,689 2,240 60.7 2,096 56.8 145 6.5 1,449

35 to 44 years

4,033 2,755 68.3 2,602 64.5 153 5.6 1,278

45 to 54 years

3,260 2,317 71.1 2,183 67.0 134 5.8 943

55 to 64 years

2,195 1,220 55.6 1,168 53.2 52 4.3 975

65 years and over

2,648 312 11.8 300 11.3 13 4.0 2,336
Men

Native born(1)

16 years and over

95,424 68,119 71.4 63,908 67.0 4,211 6.2 27,305

16 to 24 years

16,867 10,145 60.1 8,635 51.2 1,510 14.9 6,722

25 to 34 years

15,696 14,306 91.1 13,413 85.5 893 6.2 1,390

35 to 44 years

16,273 14,913 91.6 14,226 87.4 687 4.6 1,360

45 to 54 years

18,170 15,864 87.3 15,223 83.8 641 4.0 2,305

55 to 64 years

14,192 9,865 69.5 9,507 67.0 357 3.6 4,328

65 years and over

14,226 3,027 21.3 2,903 20.4 123 4.1 11,199

Foreign born (2)

16 years and over

17,688 14,400 81.4 13,578 76.8 822 5.7 3,288

16 to 24 years

2,042 1,392 68.2 1,245 61.0 147 10.5 650

25 to 34 years

4,303 3,996 92.9 3,770 87.6 226 5.7 307

35 to 44 years

4,294 4,059 94.5 3,872 90.2 188 4.6 235

45 to 54 years

3,342 3,063 91.7 2,901 86.8 163 5.3 279

55 to 64 years

1,931 1,480 76.6 1,412 73.1 68 4.6 451

65 years and over

1,776 409 23.0 379 21.4 30 7.3 1,367

Footnotes:
(1) Native-born persons are those who were born in the United States or a U.S. Island Area such as Puerto Rico, or born abroad of a U.S.-citizen parent.
(2) Foreign born refers to people residing in the United States who 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. This group includes legally admitted immigrants, refugees, students, temporary workers, and undocumented aliens.

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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