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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)
Sept.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Sept.
2013
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

194,610 195,652 195,777 194,610 195,310 195,416 195,537 195,652 195,777

Civilian labor force

123,362 123,667 123,165 123,123 123,287 123,379 123,314 123,275 122,944

Participation rate

63.4 63.2 62.9 63.3 63.1 63.1 63.1 63.0 62.8

Employed

115,862 117,095 117,130 115,374 116,669 116,778 116,757 116,754 116,708

Employment-population ratio

59.5 59.8 59.8 59.3 59.7 59.8 59.7 59.7 59.6

Unemployed

7,500 6,573 6,035 7,748 6,618 6,600 6,557 6,521 6,236

Unemployment rate

6.1 5.3 4.9 6.3 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.1

Not in labor force

71,248 71,985 72,611 71,487 72,022 72,037 72,222 72,377 72,832

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,463 64,753 64,438 64,307 64,343 64,435 64,430 64,498 64,259

Participation rate

72.7 72.5 72.1 72.5 72.2 72.3 72.2 72.2 71.9

Employed

60,796 61,763 61,792 60,414 61,129 61,291 61,361 61,355 61,438

Employment-population ratio

68.6 69.2 69.2 68.2 68.6 68.8 68.8 68.7 68.8

Unemployed

3,667 2,990 2,646 3,893 3,214 3,144 3,069 3,142 2,820

Unemployment rate

5.7 4.6 4.1 6.1 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.4

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,506 54,112 54,442 54,237 54,520 54,454 54,356 54,356 54,227

Participation rate

58.3 57.6 57.9 58.0 58.1 58.0 57.9 57.8 57.6

Employed

51,488 51,345 51,838 51,258 51,864 51,847 51,695 51,761 51,646

Employment-population ratio

55.1 54.6 55.1 54.8 55.3 55.2 55.0 55.1 54.9

Unemployed

3,018 2,767 2,604 2,978 2,656 2,606 2,661 2,595 2,581

Unemployment rate

5.5 5.1 4.8 5.5 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.8 4.8

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,392 4,802 4,285 4,579 4,425 4,490 4,529 4,420 4,458

Participation rate

35.2 38.8 34.7 36.7 35.7 36.3 36.6 35.7 36.1

Employed

3,578 3,987 3,500 3,702 3,676 3,640 3,701 3,637 3,624

Employment-population ratio

28.7 32.2 28.3 29.7 29.7 29.4 29.9 29.4 29.3

Unemployed

815 815 785 877 749 850 827 783 834

Unemployment rate

18.5 17.0 18.3 19.1 16.9 18.9 18.3 17.7 18.7

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

30,462 30,893 30,932 30,462 30,787 30,821 30,856 30,893 30,932

Civilian labor force

18,559 18,931 18,982 18,675 18,715 18,791 19,025 18,849 19,082

Participation rate

60.9 61.3 61.4 61.3 60.8 61.0 61.7 61.0 61.7

Employed

16,168 16,653 16,929 16,248 16,564 16,784 16,853 16,693 16,981

Employment-population ratio

53.1 53.9 54.7 53.3 53.8 54.5 54.6 54.0 54.9

Unemployed

2,391 2,278 2,052 2,428 2,151 2,007 2,172 2,157 2,100

Unemployment rate

12.9 12.0 10.8 13.0 11.5 10.7 11.4 11.4 11.0

Not in labor force

11,903 11,963 11,950 11,787 12,072 12,029 11,832 12,044 11,850

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,450 8,623 8,750 8,503 8,496 8,592 8,671 8,605 8,774

Participation rate

67.5 67.5 68.4 67.9 66.8 67.5 68.0 67.3 68.5

Employed

7,289 7,700 7,816 7,305 7,519 7,660 7,704 7,676 7,810

Employment-population ratio

58.2 60.3 61.1 58.3 59.1 60.1 60.4 60.1 61.0

Unemployed

1,160 923 934 1,199 977 932 967 929 964

Unemployment rate

13.7 10.7 10.7 14.1 11.5 10.9 11.1 10.8 11.0

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,424 9,588 9,571 9,425 9,521 9,566 9,720 9,595 9,592

Participation rate

61.2 61.4 61.2 61.2 61.2 61.4 62.3 61.5 61.4

Employed

8,439 8,470 8,655 8,459 8,564 8,702 8,736 8,581 8,674

Employment-population ratio

54.8 54.3 55.4 55.0 55.1 55.9 56.0 55.0 55.5

Unemployed

985 1,118 916 966 957 864 984 1,015 918

Unemployment rate

10.5 11.7 9.6 10.2 10.0 9.0 10.1 10.6 9.6

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

685 720 661 748 698 632 634 649 716

Participation rate

26.9 28.8 26.5 29.3 27.8 25.2 25.3 25.9 28.6

Employed

440 483 458 484 481 421 413 436 498

Employment-population ratio

17.3 19.3 18.3 19.0 19.1 16.8 16.5 17.4 19.9

Unemployed

245 237 203 263 217 211 221 213 218

Unemployment rate

35.8 32.9 30.7 35.2 31.1 33.4 34.9 32.8 30.5

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

13,330 13,704 13,788 - - - - - -

Civilian labor force

8,675 8,751 8,718 - - - - - -

Participation rate

65.1 63.9 63.2 - - - - - -

Employed

8,218 8,354 8,339 - - - - - -

Employment-population ratio

61.6 61.0 60.5 - - - - - -

Unemployed

458 398 379 - - - - - -

Unemployment rate

5.3 4.5 4.3 - - - - - -

Not in labor force

4,655 4,952 5,070 - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

- Data not available.
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: October 03, 2014
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