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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)
Mar.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

196,482 197,718 197,809 196,482 197,377 197,471 197,639 197,718 197,809

Civilian labor force

123,196 124,262 124,663 123,694 123,496 123,815 124,362 124,748 125,018

Participation rate

62.7 62.8 63.0 63.0 62.6 62.7 62.9 63.1 63.2

Employed

117,178 118,584 119,137 117,868 118,115 118,295 119,029 119,442 119,674

Employment-population ratio

59.6 60.0 60.2 60.0 59.8 59.9 60.2 60.4 60.5

Unemployed

6,018 5,678 5,526 5,827 5,381 5,520 5,333 5,306 5,345

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.6 4.4 4.7 4.4 4.5 4.3 4.3 4.3

Not in labor force

73,286 73,456 73,146 72,788 73,881 73,656 73,277 72,970 72,791

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,674 64,988 65,175 64,862 64,503 64,691 65,002 65,304 65,296

Participation rate

72.1 71.9 72.1 72.3 71.6 71.7 72.0 72.3 72.3

Employed

61,538 62,078 62,355 62,010 61,884 61,988 62,482 62,787 62,739

Employment-population ratio

68.6 68.7 69.0 69.2 68.7 68.7 69.2 69.5 69.4

Unemployed

3,136 2,910 2,820 2,852 2,619 2,702 2,520 2,517 2,557

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.5 4.3 4.4 4.1 4.2 3.9 3.9 3.9

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,239 54,984 55,192 54,264 54,638 54,521 54,753 54,803 55,142

Participation rate

57.4 57.8 58.0 57.4 57.6 57.4 57.6 57.6 58.0

Employed

52,027 52,830 53,087 51,999 52,466 52,391 52,603 52,659 52,992

Employment-population ratio

55.1 55.6 55.8 55.0 55.3 55.2 55.4 55.4 55.7

Unemployed

2,212 2,153 2,105 2,265 2,172 2,130 2,150 2,144 2,149

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.9 3.8 4.2 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,283 4,290 4,296 4,568 4,355 4,603 4,607 4,641 4,580

Participation rate

34.7 34.8 34.8 37.0 35.4 37.4 37.4 37.7 37.1

Employed

3,613 3,676 3,695 3,859 3,765 3,916 3,944 3,995 3,942

Employment-population ratio

29.3 29.8 30.0 31.3 30.6 31.8 32.0 32.4 32.0

Unemployed

670 614 601 709 590 687 663 645 638

Unemployment rate

15.6 14.3 14.0 15.5 13.5 14.9 14.4 13.9 13.9

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,257 31,716 31,753 31,257 31,557 31,594 31,679 31,716 31,753

Civilian labor force

19,020 19,387 19,421 19,071 19,447 19,442 19,536 19,569 19,513

Participation rate

60.8 61.1 61.2 61.0 61.6 61.5 61.7 61.7 61.5

Employed

17,117 17,665 17,670 17,165 17,628 17,819 17,821 17,851 17,759

Employment-population ratio

54.8 55.7 55.6 54.9 55.9 56.4 56.3 56.3 55.9

Unemployed

1,902 1,721 1,751 1,906 1,819 1,623 1,716 1,718 1,754

Unemployment rate

10.0 8.9 9.0 10.0 9.4 8.3 8.8 8.8 9.0

Not in labor force

12,237 12,329 12,332 12,186 12,110 12,152 12,143 12,147 12,240

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,714 8,826 8,871 8,710 8,752 8,780 8,844 8,910 8,881

Participation rate

67.2 66.9 67.1 67.2 66.7 66.8 67.1 67.5 67.2

Employed

7,810 8,014 8,063 7,847 7,885 8,017 8,101 8,146 8,112

Employment-population ratio

60.2 60.7 61.0 60.5 60.1 61.0 61.5 61.7 61.4

Unemployed

904 812 809 862 867 763 743 764 768

Unemployment rate

10.4 9.2 9.1 9.9 9.9 8.7 8.4 8.6 8.7

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,714 9,897 9,842 9,717 10,009 9,928 9,970 9,938 9,868

Participation rate

61.5 61.8 61.4 61.5 62.8 62.2 62.3 62.0 61.5

Employed

8,853 9,129 9,062 8,835 9,218 9,241 9,179 9,152 9,076

Employment-population ratio

56.0 57.0 56.5 55.9 57.8 57.9 57.4 57.1 56.6

Unemployed

862 767 781 882 791 686 791 786 792

Unemployment rate

8.9 7.8 7.9 9.1 7.9 6.9 7.9 7.9 8.0

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

591 664 708 644 686 734 722 720 764

Participation rate

23.7 26.6 28.3 25.8 27.6 29.5 28.9 28.8 30.5

Employed

455 522 546 482 525 560 540 552 571

Employment-population ratio

18.2 20.9 21.8 19.3 21.1 22.5 21.7 22.1 22.8

Unemployed

137 142 162 162 161 174 182 168 193

Unemployment rate

23.1 21.4 22.9 25.1 23.5 23.7 25.2 23.3 25.3

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,296 14,974 14,911 14,296 14,476 14,553 14,816 14,974 14,911

Civilian labor force

8,967 9,483 9,478 8,928 9,132 9,168 9,192 9,426 9,411

Participation rate

62.7 63.3 63.6 62.5 63.1 63.0 62.0 62.9 63.1

Employed

8,685 9,115 9,112 8,639 8,778 8,805 8,856 9,070 9,038

Employment-population ratio

60.7 60.9 61.1 60.4 60.6 60.5 59.8 60.6 60.6

Unemployed

282 368 366 289 354 363 337 355 373

Unemployment rate

3.1 3.9 3.9 3.2 3.9 4.0 3.7 3.8 4.0

Not in labor force

5,329 5,491 5,433 5,368 5,344 5,385 5,623 5,548 5,500

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: April 01, 2016
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