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

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

194,734 195,777 195,896 194,734 195,416 195,537 195,652 195,777 195,896

Civilian labor force

122,916 123,165 123,610 122,621 123,379 123,314 123,275 122,944 123,212

Participation rate

63.1 62.9 63.1 63.0 63.1 63.1 63.0 62.8 62.9

Employed

115,530 117,130 117,901 114,901 116,778 116,757 116,754 116,708 117,247

Employment-population ratio

59.3 59.8 60.2 59.0 59.8 59.7 59.7 59.6 59.9

Unemployed

7,386 6,035 5,709 7,719 6,600 6,557 6,521 6,236 5,965

Unemployment rate

6.0 4.9 4.6 6.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.1 4.8

Not in labor force

71,818 72,611 72,286 72,113 72,037 72,222 72,377 72,832 72,684

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,206 64,438 64,445 64,000 64,435 64,430 64,498 64,259 64,164

Participation rate

72.4 72.1 72.1 72.1 72.3 72.2 72.2 71.9 71.8

Employed

60,537 61,792 61,906 60,107 61,291 61,361 61,355 61,438 61,473

Employment-population ratio

68.2 69.2 69.2 67.8 68.8 68.8 68.7 68.8 68.7

Unemployed

3,669 2,646 2,539 3,893 3,144 3,069 3,142 2,820 2,691

Unemployment rate

5.7 4.1 3.9 6.1 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.4 4.2

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,295 54,442 54,698 54,044 54,454 54,356 54,356 54,227 54,455

Participation rate

58.0 57.9 58.1 57.8 58.0 57.9 57.8 57.6 57.9

Employed

51,419 51,838 52,250 51,100 51,847 51,695 51,761 51,646 51,932

Employment-population ratio

55.0 55.1 55.5 54.6 55.2 55.0 55.1 54.9 55.2

Unemployed

2,875 2,604 2,449 2,944 2,606 2,661 2,595 2,581 2,523

Unemployment rate

5.3 4.8 4.5 5.4 4.8 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.6

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,415 4,285 4,466 4,577 4,490 4,529 4,420 4,458 4,594

Participation rate

35.5 34.7 36.1 36.8 36.3 36.6 35.7 36.1 37.2

Employed

3,574 3,500 3,745 3,694 3,640 3,701 3,637 3,624 3,843

Employment-population ratio

28.7 28.3 30.3 29.7 29.4 29.9 29.4 29.3 31.1

Unemployed

842 785 721 883 850 827 783 834 751

Unemployment rate

19.1 18.3 16.1 19.3 18.9 18.3 17.7 18.7 16.3

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

30,500 30,932 30,969 30,500 30,821 30,856 30,893 30,932 30,969

Civilian labor force

18,599 18,982 19,124 18,541 18,791 19,025 18,849 19,082 19,005

Participation rate

61.0 61.4 61.8 60.8 61.0 61.7 61.0 61.7 61.4

Employed

16,229 16,929 17,086 16,133 16,784 16,853 16,693 16,981 16,940

Employment-population ratio

53.2 54.7 55.2 52.9 54.5 54.6 54.0 54.9 54.7

Unemployed

2,370 2,052 2,038 2,408 2,007 2,172 2,157 2,100 2,065

Unemployment rate

12.7 10.8 10.7 13.0 10.7 11.4 11.4 11.0 10.9

Not in labor force

11,901 11,950 11,846 11,959 12,029 11,832 12,044 11,850 11,964

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,387 8,750 8,701 8,354 8,592 8,671 8,605 8,774 8,677

Participation rate

66.9 68.4 67.9 66.6 67.5 68.0 67.3 68.5 67.7

Employed

7,364 7,816 7,821 7,287 7,660 7,704 7,676 7,810 7,753

Employment-population ratio

58.7 61.1 61.0 58.1 60.1 60.4 60.1 61.0 60.5

Unemployed

1,022 934 880 1,067 932 967 929 964 925

Unemployment rate

12.2 10.7 10.1 12.8 10.9 11.1 10.8 11.0 10.7

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,540 9,571 9,693 9,496 9,566 9,720 9,595 9,592 9,605

Participation rate

61.9 61.2 61.9 61.6 61.4 62.3 61.5 61.4 61.4

Employed

8,419 8,655 8,758 8,403 8,702 8,736 8,581 8,674 8,700

Employment-population ratio

54.6 55.4 56.0 54.5 55.9 56.0 55.0 55.5 55.6

Unemployed

1,121 916 935 1,093 864 984 1,015 918 905

Unemployment rate

11.8 9.6 9.6 11.5 9.0 10.1 10.6 9.6 9.4

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

672 661 729 691 632 634 649 716 723

Participation rate

26.4 26.5 29.2 27.2 25.2 25.3 25.9 28.6 29.0

Employed

445 458 506 442 421 413 436 498 487

Employment-population ratio

17.5 18.3 20.3 17.4 16.8 16.5 17.4 19.9 19.5

Unemployed

227 203 223 248 211 221 213 218 236

Unemployment rate

33.7 30.7 30.6 36.0 33.4 34.9 32.8 30.5 32.6

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

13,355 13,788 13,782 - - - - - -

Civilian labor force

8,498 8,718 8,729 - - - - - -

Participation rate

63.6 63.2 63.3 - - - - - -

Employed

8,055 8,339 8,295 - - - - - -

Employment-population ratio

60.3 60.5 60.2 - - - - - -

Unemployed

443 379 433 - - - - - -

Unemployment rate

5.2 4.3 5.0 - - - - - -

Not in labor force

4,857 5,070 5,054 - - - - - -

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: November 07, 2014
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