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
2013 2014 2013 2014 2013 2014 2013 2014

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

245,679 247,947 194,333 195,498 30,376 30,843 13,296 13,785

Civilian labor force

155,389 155,922 123,412 123,327 18,580 18,873 8,584 8,760

Participation rate

63.2 62.9 63.5 63.1 61.2 61.2 64.6 63.6

Employed

143,929 146,305 115,379 116,788 16,151 16,732 8,136 8,325

Employment-population ratio

58.6 59.0 59.4 59.7 53.2 54.3 61.2 60.4

Unemployed

11,460 9,617 8,033 6,540 2,429 2,141 448 436

Unemployment rate

7.4 6.2 6.5 5.3 13.1 11.3 5.2 5.0

Not in labor force

90,290 92,025 70,920 72,170 11,797 11,970 4,712 5,024

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

118,555 119,748 94,865 95,513 13,747 13,997 6,225 6,420

Civilian labor force

82,667 82,882 66,842 66,680 8,733 8,909 4,547 4,648

Participation rate

69.7 69.2 70.5 69.8 63.5 63.6 73.0 72.4

Employed

76,353 77,692 62,322 63,108 7,497 7,818 4,294 4,403

Employment-population ratio

64.4 64.9 65.7 66.1 54.5 55.9 69.0 68.6

Unemployed

6,314 5,190 4,520 3,572 1,236 1,091 253 246

Unemployment rate

7.6 6.3 6.8 5.4 14.2 12.2 5.6 5.3

Not in labor force

35,889 36,865 28,024 28,834 5,014 5,089 1,678 1,771

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

110,017 111,299 88,474 89,193 12,471 12,751 5,815 6,023

Civilian labor force

79,744 80,056 64,505 64,430 8,386 8,586 4,455 4,564

Participation rate

72.5 71.9 72.9 72.2 67.2 67.3 76.6 75.8

Employed

74,176 75,471 60,511 61,289 7,304 7,613 4,221 4,333

Employment-population ratio

67.4 67.8 68.4 68.7 58.6 59.7 72.6 71.9

Unemployed

5,568 4,585 3,994 3,141 1,082 973 233 231

Unemployment rate

7.0 5.7 6.2 4.9 12.9 11.3 5.2 5.1

Not in labor force

30,273 31,243 23,969 24,763 4,084 4,165 1,361 1,459

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

127,124 128,199 99,467 99,984 16,629 16,846 7,071 7,365

Civilian labor force

72,722 73,039 56,571 56,648 9,846 9,964 4,037 4,112

Participation rate

57.2 57.0 56.9 56.7 59.2 59.2 57.1 55.8

Employed

67,577 68,613 53,057 53,680 8,654 8,915 3,842 3,922

Employment-population ratio

53.2 53.5 53.3 53.7 52.0 52.9 54.3 53.3

Unemployed

5,146 4,426 3,513 2,968 1,192 1,050 195 190

Unemployment rate

7.1 6.1 6.2 5.2 12.1 10.5 4.8 4.6

Not in labor force

54,401 55,159 42,897 43,337 6,783 6,881 3,034 3,253

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

118,875 120,014 93,360 93,928 15,340 15,584 6,664 6,940

Civilian labor force

69,860 70,212 54,299 54,421 9,476 9,606 3,954 4,024

Participation rate

58.8 58.5 58.2 57.9 61.8 61.6 59.3 58.0

Employed

65,295 66,287 51,198 51,798 8,408 8,663 3,774 3,843

Employment-population ratio

54.9 55.2 54.8 55.1 54.8 55.6 56.6 55.4

Unemployed

4,565 3,926 3,102 2,623 1,069 943 180 180

Unemployment rate

6.5 5.6 5.7 4.8 11.3 9.8 4.5 4.5

Not in labor force

49,015 49,802 39,060 39,507 5,864 5,978 2,710 2,917

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,787 16,633 12,499 12,377 2,565 2,508 817 821

Civilian labor force

5,785 5,654 4,608 4,476 717 681 176 173

Participation rate

34.5 34.0 36.9 36.2 28.0 27.2 21.5 21.0

Employed

4,458 4,548 3,671 3,701 439 456 141 149

Employment-population ratio

26.6 27.3 29.4 29.9 17.1 18.2 17.2 18.1

Unemployed

1,327 1,106 937 775 278 225 35 24

Unemployment rate

22.9 19.6 20.3 17.3 38.8 33.0 19.7 14.0

Not in labor force

11,002 10,979 7,891 7,901 1,848 1,827 642 648

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 12, 2015