HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
5. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by sex, age, and race
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, sex, and age Total White Black or African
American
Asian
2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

247,947 250,801 195,498 196,868 30,843 31,386 13,785 14,420

Civilian labor force

155,922 157,130 123,327 123,607 18,873 19,318 8,760 9,053

Participation rate

62.9 62.7 63.1 62.8 61.2 61.5 63.6 62.8

Employed

146,305 148,834 116,788 117,944 16,732 17,472 8,325 8,706

Employment-population ratio

59.0 59.3 59.7 59.9 54.3 55.7 60.4 60.4

Unemployed

9,617 8,296 6,540 5,662 2,141 1,846 436 347

Unemployment rate

6.2 5.3 5.3 4.6 11.3 9.6 5.0 3.8

Not in labor force

92,025 93,671 72,170 73,261 11,970 12,068 5,024 5,366

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

119,748 121,101 95,513 96,147 13,997 14,268 6,420 6,737

Civilian labor force

82,882 83,620 66,680 67,018 8,909 9,099 4,648 4,811

Participation rate

69.2 69.1 69.8 69.7 63.6 63.8 72.4 71.4

Employed

77,692 79,131 63,108 63,892 7,818 8,164 4,403 4,620

Employment-population ratio

64.9 65.3 66.1 66.5 55.9 57.2 68.6 68.6

Unemployed

5,190 4,490 3,572 3,126 1,091 935 246 191

Unemployment rate

6.3 5.4 5.4 4.7 12.2 10.3 5.3 4.0

Not in labor force

36,865 37,481 28,834 29,129 5,089 5,169 1,771 1,925

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

111,299 112,671 89,193 89,865 12,751 13,031 6,023 6,331

Civilian labor force

80,056 80,735 64,430 64,710 8,586 8,773 4,564 4,728

Participation rate

71.9 71.7 72.2 72.0 67.3 67.3 75.8 74.7

Employed

75,471 76,776 61,289 61,959 7,613 7,938 4,333 4,552

Employment-population ratio

67.8 68.1 68.7 68.9 59.7 60.9 71.9 71.9

Unemployed

4,585 3,959 3,141 2,751 973 835 231 176

Unemployment rate

5.7 4.9 4.9 4.3 11.3 9.5 5.1 3.7

Not in labor force

31,243 31,936 24,763 25,155 4,165 4,258 1,459 1,603

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

128,199 129,700 99,984 100,720 16,846 17,118 7,365 7,683

Civilian labor force

73,039 73,510 56,648 56,589 9,964 10,218 4,112 4,242

Participation rate

57.0 56.7 56.7 56.2 59.2 59.7 55.8 55.2

Employed

68,613 69,703 53,680 54,052 8,915 9,308 3,922 4,086

Employment-population ratio

53.5 53.7 53.7 53.7 52.9 54.4 53.3 53.2

Unemployed

4,426 3,807 2,968 2,537 1,050 911 190 156

Unemployment rate

6.1 5.2 5.2 4.5 10.5 8.9 4.6 3.7

Not in labor force

55,159 56,190 43,337 44,132 6,881 6,899 3,253 3,441

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

120,014 121,511 93,928 94,680 15,584 15,863 6,940 7,256

Civilian labor force

70,212 70,695 54,421 54,410 9,606 9,843 4,024 4,154

Participation rate

58.5 58.2 57.9 57.5 61.6 62.0 58.0 57.2

Employed

66,287 67,323 51,798 52,161 8,663 9,032 3,843 4,008

Employment-population ratio

55.2 55.4 55.1 55.1 55.6 56.9 55.4 55.2

Unemployed

3,926 3,371 2,623 2,249 943 811 180 146

Unemployment rate

5.6 4.8 4.8 4.1 9.8 8.2 4.5 3.5

Not in labor force

49,802 50,816 39,507 40,270 5,978 6,021 2,917 3,102

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,633 16,619 12,377 12,323 2,508 2,491 821 833

Civilian labor force

5,654 5,700 4,476 4,487 681 701 173 172

Participation rate

34.0 34.3 36.2 36.4 27.2 28.1 21.0 20.6

Employed

4,548 4,734 3,701 3,824 456 502 149 147

Employment-population ratio

27.3 28.5 29.9 31.0 18.2 20.1 18.1 17.7

Unemployed

1,106 966 775 662 225 199 24 25

Unemployment rate

19.6 16.9 17.3 14.8 33.0 28.4 14.0 14.4

Not in labor force

10,979 10,919 7,901 7,836 1,827 1,790 648 661

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: February 10, 2016