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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)
Apr.
2014
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

195,210 196,482 196,574 195,210 196,091 196,307 196,392 196,482 196,574

Civilian labor force

122,659 123,196 123,089 123,085 123,058 124,119 123,875 123,739 123,510

Participation rate

62.8 62.7 62.6 63.1 62.8 63.2 63.1 63.0 62.8

Employed

116,536 117,178 117,642 116,602 117,186 118,035 117,992 117,886 117,719

Employment-population ratio

59.7 59.6 59.8 59.7 59.8 60.1 60.1 60.0 59.9

Unemployed

6,123 6,018 5,448 6,483 5,872 6,084 5,883 5,853 5,791

Unemployment rate

5.0 4.9 4.4 5.3 4.8 4.9 4.7 4.7 4.7

Not in labor force

72,550 73,286 73,484 72,125 73,033 72,189 72,517 72,743 73,064

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,216 64,674 64,613 64,396 64,392 64,871 64,920 64,899 64,764

Participation rate

72.1 72.1 72.0 72.3 71.9 72.4 72.4 72.4 72.2

Employed

61,097 61,538 61,870 61,161 61,551 61,953 62,015 62,023 61,919

Employment-population ratio

68.6 68.6 69.0 68.7 68.8 69.2 69.2 69.2 69.0

Unemployed

3,119 3,136 2,744 3,235 2,842 2,918 2,906 2,876 2,845

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.8 4.2 5.0 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.4

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,358 54,239 54,238 54,309 54,223 54,683 54,401 54,256 54,198

Participation rate

58.0 57.4 57.4 57.9 57.5 57.9 57.6 57.4 57.3

Employed

51,984 52,027 52,115 51,761 51,824 52,267 52,105 51,998 51,912

Employment-population ratio

55.4 55.1 55.1 55.2 55.0 55.4 55.2 55.0 54.9

Unemployed

2,374 2,212 2,123 2,547 2,399 2,416 2,296 2,258 2,286

Unemployment rate

4.4 4.1 3.9 4.7 4.4 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.2

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,085 4,283 4,239 4,380 4,443 4,565 4,554 4,584 4,548

Participation rate

33.0 34.7 34.4 35.3 36.0 37.0 36.9 37.2 36.9

Employed

3,455 3,613 3,657 3,680 3,811 3,814 3,872 3,865 3,888

Employment-population ratio

27.9 29.3 29.7 29.7 30.9 30.9 31.4 31.3 31.5

Unemployed

630 670 582 701 632 751 682 719 660

Unemployment rate

15.4 15.6 13.7 16.0 14.2 16.4 15.0 15.7 14.5

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

30,755 31,257 31,293 30,755 31,040 31,188 31,222 31,257 31,293

Civilian labor force

18,675 19,020 19,380 18,728 19,037 19,040 19,101 19,055 19,397

Participation rate

60.7 60.8 61.9 60.9 61.3 61.0 61.2 61.0 62.0

Employed

16,682 17,117 17,648 16,595 17,050 17,071 17,122 17,129 17,529

Employment-population ratio

54.2 54.8 56.4 54.0 54.9 54.7 54.8 54.8 56.0

Unemployed

1,993 1,902 1,731 2,133 1,986 1,969 1,979 1,926 1,868

Unemployment rate

10.7 10.0 8.9 11.4 10.4 10.3 10.4 10.1 9.6

Not in labor force

12,080 12,237 11,913 12,027 12,003 12,148 12,122 12,202 11,896

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,391 8,714 8,868 8,444 8,717 8,676 8,710 8,711 8,926

Participation rate

66.1 67.2 68.3 66.5 67.8 67.1 67.3 67.2 68.7

Employed

7,520 7,810 8,095 7,543 7,756 7,757 7,805 7,841 8,109

Employment-population ratio

59.2 60.2 62.3 59.4 60.3 60.0 60.3 60.5 62.5

Unemployed

872 904 773 901 962 919 905 870 817

Unemployment rate

10.4 10.4 8.7 10.7 11.0 10.6 10.4 10.0 9.2

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,626 9,714 9,868 9,578 9,598 9,667 9,665 9,703 9,792

Participation rate

62.0 61.5 62.4 61.7 61.2 61.3 61.3 61.4 61.9

Employed

8,722 8,853 9,067 8,606 8,812 8,824 8,809 8,807 8,928

Employment-population ratio

56.1 56.0 57.3 55.4 56.2 56.0 55.8 55.8 56.4

Unemployed

903 862 801 972 785 843 857 895 864

Unemployment rate

9.4 8.9 8.1 10.2 8.2 8.7 8.9 9.2 8.8

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

658 591 643 706 722 697 726 642 678

Participation rate

26.2 23.7 25.8 28.0 29.0 27.9 29.1 25.7 27.2

Employed

440 455 486 446 482 490 508 481 491

Employment-population ratio

17.5 18.2 19.5 17.7 19.4 19.6 20.4 19.3 19.7

Unemployed

218 137 157 260 240 207 218 161 187

Unemployment rate

33.2 23.1 24.4 36.8 33.2 29.7 30.0 25.0 27.5

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

13,841 14,296 14,290 13,841 13,886 14,253 14,291 14,296 14,290

Civilian labor force

8,782 8,967 9,023 8,803 8,771 8,899 9,038 8,934 9,038

Participation rate

63.4 62.7 63.1 63.6 63.2 62.4 63.2 62.5 63.3

Employed

8,283 8,685 8,644 8,287 8,398 8,540 8,680 8,646 8,644

Employment-population ratio

59.8 60.7 60.5 59.9 60.5 59.9 60.7 60.5 60.5

Unemployed

498 282 379 516 373 359 358 288 394

Unemployment rate

5.7 3.1 4.2 5.9 4.2 4.0 4.0 3.2 4.4

Not in labor force

5,059 5,329 5,267 5,038 5,115 5,355 5,253 5,363 5,251

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: May 08, 2015
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