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Table 1. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years of age by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, April-July 2015

Table 1. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years of age by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, April-July 2015
[Numbers in thousands. Data are not seasonally adjusted.]
Employment status, sex, race, and
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
April May June July April-July changes
Number Percent

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

38,654 38,630 38,609 38,589 -65 -0.2

Civilian labor force

20,416 21,342 22,926 23,162 2,746 13.5

Participation rate

52.8 55.2 59.4 60.0 7.2 13.6

Employed

18,241 18,709 19,789 20,333 2,092 11.5

Employment-population ratio

47.2 48.4 51.3 52.7 5.5 11.7

Unemployed

2,175 2,633 3,138 2,829 654 30.1

Looking for full-time work

1,527 1,969 2,309 2,134 607 39.8

Looking for part-time work

648 664 829 695 47 7.3

Unemployment rate

10.7 12.3 13.7 12.2 1.5 14.0

Not in labor force

18,238 17,288 15,682 15,426 -2,812 -15.4

Men

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,473 19,462 19,451 19,442 -31 -0.2

Civilian labor force

10,508 11,069 11,766 12,011 1,503 14.3

Participation rate

54.0 56.9 60.5 61.8 7.8 14.4

Employed

9,298 9,569 10,005 10,488 1,190 12.8

Employment-population ratio

47.7 49.2 51.4 53.9 6.2 13.0

Unemployed

1,210 1,501 1,761 1,523 313 25.9

Looking for full-time work

865 1,155 1,320 1,195 330 38.2

Looking for part-time work

346 345 441 328 -18 -5.2

Unemployment rate

11.5 13.6 15.0 12.7 1.2 10.4

Not in labor force

8,966 8,392 7,686 7,431 -1,535 -17.1

Women

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,180 19,168 19,157 19,147 -33 -0.2

Civilian labor force

9,908 10,272 11,161 11,151 1,243 12.5

Participation rate

51.7 53.6 58.3 58.2 6.5 12.6

Employed

8,943 9,140 9,784 9,846 903 10.1

Employment-population ratio

46.6 47.7 51.1 51.4 4.8 10.3

Unemployed

965 1,132 1,377 1,306 341 35.3

Looking for full-time work

662 814 989 939 277 41.8

Looking for part-time work

303 318 388 367 64 21.1

Unemployment rate

9.7 11.0 12.3 11.7 2.0 20.6

Not in labor force

9,272 8,896 7,997 7,996 -1,276 -13.8

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

28,551 28,529 28,508 28,488 -63 -0.2

Civilian labor force

15,591 16,291 17,605 17,735 2,144 13.8

Participation rate

54.6 57.1 61.8 62.3 7.7 14.1

Employed

14,110 14,576 15,542 15,903 1,793 12.7

Employment-population ratio

49.4 51.1 54.5 55.8 6.4 13.0

Unemployed

1,481 1,715 2,064 1,832 351 23.7

Looking for full-time work

1,024 1,238 1,447 1,308 284 27.7

Looking for part-time work

457 477 617 524 67 14.7

Unemployment rate

9.5 10.5 11.7 10.3 0.8 8.4

Not in labor force

12,961 12,238 10,903 10,754 -2,207 -17.0

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,935 5,928 5,922 5,916 -19 -0.3

Civilian labor force

2,939 3,099 3,260 3,337 398 13.5

Participation rate

49.5 52.3 55.1 56.4 6.9 13.9

Employed

2,476 2,457 2,497 2,645 169 6.8

Employment-population ratio

41.7 41.4 42.2 44.7 3.0 7.2

Unemployed

463 642 763 691 228 49.2

Looking for full-time work

359 525 615 604 245 68.2

Looking for part-time work

105 117 148 87 -18 -17.1

Unemployment rate

15.8 20.7 23.4 20.7 4.9 31.0

Not in labor force

2,996 2,829 2,662 2,580 -416 -13.9

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,140 2,170 2,170 2,148 8 0.4

Civilian labor force

841 883 951 957 116 13.8

Participation rate

39.3 40.7 43.8 44.6 5.3 13.5

Employed

758 772 832 855 97 12.8

Employment-population ratio

35.4 35.6 38.4 39.8 4.4 12.4

Unemployed

83 111 119 102 19 22.9

Looking for full-time work

54 70 97 68 14 25.9

Looking for part-time work

30 41 22 34 4 13.3

Unemployment rate

9.9 12.5 12.5 10.7 0.8 8.1

Not in labor force

1,300 1,287 1,219 1,191 -109 -8.4

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,386 8,392 8,399 8,406 20 0.2

Civilian labor force

4,397 4,448 4,710 4,728 331 7.5

Participation rate

52.4 53.0 56.1 56.2 3.8 7.3

Employed

3,921 3,910 4,003 4,127 206 5.3

Employment-population ratio

46.8 46.6 47.7 49.1 2.3 4.9

Unemployed

475 538 707 601 126 26.5

Looking for full-time work

370 425 533 458 88 23.8

Looking for part-time work

105 112 174 143 38 36.2

Unemployment rate

10.8 12.1 15.0 12.7 1.9 17.6

Not in labor force

3,989 3,944 3,690 3,679 -310 -7.8

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: August 18, 2015
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