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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)
Jan.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

196,307 197,471 197,639 196,307 197,152 197,271 197,377 197,471 197,639

Civilian labor force

123,199 123,401 123,578 124,067 123,180 123,375 123,496 123,815 124,362

Participation rate

62.8 62.5 62.5 63.2 62.5 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.9

Employed

116,637 118,157 117,800 118,019 117,812 117,978 118,115 118,295 119,029

Employment-population ratio

59.4 59.8 59.6 60.1 59.8 59.8 59.8 59.9 60.2

Unemployed

6,562 5,244 5,779 6,048 5,368 5,396 5,381 5,520 5,333

Unemployment rate

5.3 4.2 4.7 4.9 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.3

Not in labor force

73,109 74,070 74,061 72,241 73,973 73,896 73,881 73,656 73,277

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,377 64,506 64,515 64,864 64,541 64,563 64,503 64,691 65,002

Participation rate

71.9 71.5 71.5 72.4 71.7 71.7 71.6 71.7 72.0

Employed

61,016 61,788 61,611 61,961 61,874 61,921 61,884 61,988 62,482

Employment-population ratio

68.1 68.5 68.2 69.2 68.7 68.7 68.7 68.7 69.2

Unemployed

3,361 2,718 2,904 2,902 2,668 2,642 2,619 2,702 2,520

Unemployment rate

5.2 4.2 4.5 4.5 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.2 3.9

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,635 54,560 54,811 54,640 54,227 54,431 54,638 54,521 54,753

Participation rate

57.9 57.4 57.7 57.9 57.2 57.4 57.6 57.4 57.6

Employed

52,140 52,596 52,570 52,242 52,134 52,284 52,466 52,391 52,603

Employment-population ratio

55.2 55.4 55.3 55.3 55.0 55.1 55.3 55.2 55.4

Unemployed

2,495 1,964 2,242 2,398 2,093 2,147 2,172 2,130 2,150

Unemployment rate

4.6 3.6 4.1 4.4 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.9

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,186 4,335 4,252 4,563 4,411 4,381 4,355 4,603 4,607

Participation rate

33.9 35.2 34.5 37.0 35.8 35.6 35.4 37.4 37.4

Employed

3,481 3,773 3,619 3,816 3,804 3,773 3,765 3,916 3,944

Employment-population ratio

28.2 30.6 29.4 30.9 30.9 30.7 30.6 31.8 32.0

Unemployed

706 562 633 748 607 608 590 687 663

Unemployment rate

16.9 13.0 14.9 16.4 13.8 13.9 13.5 14.9 14.4

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,188 31,594 31,679 31,188 31,479 31,518 31,557 31,594 31,679

Civilian labor force

18,895 19,359 19,355 19,048 19,364 19,402 19,447 19,442 19,536

Participation rate

60.6 61.3 61.1 61.1 61.5 61.6 61.6 61.5 61.7

Employed

16,877 17,795 17,602 17,086 17,573 17,623 17,628 17,819 17,821

Employment-population ratio

54.1 56.3 55.6 54.8 55.8 55.9 55.9 56.4 56.3

Unemployed

2,018 1,565 1,753 1,962 1,791 1,779 1,819 1,623 1,716

Unemployment rate

10.7 8.1 9.1 10.3 9.2 9.2 9.4 8.3 8.8

Not in labor force

12,293 12,235 12,324 12,140 12,115 12,116 12,110 12,152 12,143

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,633 8,759 8,778 8,677 8,751 8,770 8,752 8,780 8,844

Participation rate

66.8 66.7 66.6 67.1 66.9 66.9 66.7 66.8 67.1

Employed

7,652 7,994 7,983 7,772 7,971 7,964 7,885 8,017 8,101

Employment-population ratio

59.2 60.9 60.6 60.1 60.9 60.8 60.1 61.0 61.5

Unemployed

981 764 795 905 780 806 867 763 743

Unemployment rate

11.4 8.7 9.1 10.4 8.9 9.2 9.9 8.7 8.4

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,638 9,890 9,927 9,678 9,892 9,956 10,009 9,928 9,970

Participation rate

61.2 61.9 62.0 61.4 62.2 62.5 62.8 62.2 62.3

Employed

8,792 9,240 9,134 8,826 9,107 9,154 9,218 9,241 9,179

Employment-population ratio

55.8 57.9 57.1 56.0 57.2 57.5 57.8 57.9 57.4

Unemployed

847 650 792 852 785 802 791 686 791

Unemployment rate

8.8 6.6 8.0 8.8 7.9 8.1 7.9 6.9 7.9

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

624 710 650 693 721 677 686 734 722

Participation rate

24.9 28.5 26.0 27.7 29.0 27.2 27.6 29.5 28.9

Employed

433 560 484 488 495 505 525 560 540

Employment-population ratio

17.3 22.5 19.4 19.5 19.9 20.3 21.1 22.5 21.7

Unemployed

191 150 166 205 226 172 161 174 182

Unemployment rate

30.6 21.2 25.5 29.6 31.3 25.4 23.5 23.7 25.2

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,253 14,553 14,816 14,253 14,508 14,440 14,476 14,553 14,816

Civilian labor force

8,895 9,185 9,189 8,901 9,042 8,955 9,132 9,168 9,192

Participation rate

62.4 63.1 62.0 62.5 62.3 62.0 63.1 63.0 62.0

Employed

8,530 8,821 8,846 8,544 8,711 8,637 8,778 8,805 8,856

Employment-population ratio

59.8 60.6 59.7 59.9 60.0 59.8 60.6 60.5 59.8

Unemployed

365 365 343 357 331 318 354 363 337

Unemployment rate

4.1 4.0 3.7 4.0 3.7 3.5 3.9 4.0 3.7

Not in labor force

5,359 5,367 5,627 5,352 5,466 5,485 5,344 5,385 5,623

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: February 05, 2016
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