HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
7. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 years and over by educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status,
sex, race, and Hispanic
or Latino ethnicity
2015
Less than a
high school
diploma
High school
graduates,
no college(1)
Some college or associate degree Bachelor's degree and higher
Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
Total(2) Bachelor's
degree
only
Advanced
degree

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

24,175 61,712 56,263 35,326 20,937 70,061 44,086 25,975

Civilian labor force

10,971 35,322 37,481 22,706 14,774 52,133 32,684 19,449

Participation rate

45.4 57.2 66.6 64.3 70.6 74.4 74.1 74.9

Employed

10,098 33,402 35,785 21,573 14,213 50,792 31,772 19,020

Employment-population ratio

41.8 54.1 63.6 61.1 67.9 72.5 72.1 73.2

Unemployed

873 1,920 1,695 1,134 562 1,341 912 429

Unemployment rate

8.0 5.4 4.5 5.0 3.8 2.6 2.8 2.2

Men

Civilian noninstitutional population

12,137 30,388 25,664 16,644 9,020 33,471 21,048 12,423

Civilian labor force

7,081 20,416 18,772 11,862 6,911 26,429 16,767 9,662

Participation rate

58.3 67.2 73.1 71.3 76.6 79.0 79.7 77.8

Employed

6,573 19,302 17,953 11,293 6,660 25,776 16,323 9,453

Employment-population ratio

54.2 63.5 70.0 67.9 73.8 77.0 77.6 76.1

Unemployed

507 1,114 820 569 251 654 444 210

Unemployment rate

7.2 5.5 4.4 4.8 3.6 2.5 2.6 2.2

Women

Civilian noninstitutional population

12,038 31,325 30,599 18,682 11,918 36,590 23,038 13,552

Civilian labor force

3,891 14,906 18,708 10,845 7,864 25,704 15,917 9,786

Participation rate

32.3 47.6 61.1 58.0 66.0 70.2 69.1 72.2

Employed

3,525 14,100 17,832 10,280 7,553 25,016 15,449 9,567

Employment-population ratio

29.3 45.0 58.3 55.0 63.4 68.4 67.1 70.6

Unemployed

366 806 876 565 311 687 468 219

Unemployment rate

9.4 5.4 4.7 5.2 4.0 2.7 2.9 2.2

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

18,672 49,012 44,779 27,796 16,983 55,911 35,289 20,622

Civilian labor force

8,723 27,790 29,492 17,588 11,904 41,361 26,072 15,289

Participation rate

46.7 56.7 65.9 63.3 70.1 74.0 73.9 74.1

Employed

8,128 26,508 28,320 16,820 11,501 40,380 25,395 14,984

Employment-population ratio

43.5 54.1 63.2 60.5 67.7 72.2 72.0 72.7

Unemployed

595 1,282 1,171 768 404 981 677 304

Unemployment rate

6.8 4.6 4.0 4.4 3.4 2.4 2.6 2.0

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,271 8,566 7,715 5,135 2,580 5,917 3,801 2,116

Civilian labor force

1,228 5,035 5,416 3,526 1,891 4,600 2,967 1,633

Participation rate

37.5 58.8 70.2 68.7 73.3 77.7 78.0 77.2

Employed

1,033 4,549 5,017 3,242 1,775 4,418 2,850 1,567

Employment-population ratio

31.6 53.1 65.0 63.1 68.8 74.7 75.0 74.1

Unemployed

196 486 399 284 115 182 116 66

Unemployment rate

15.9 9.7 7.4 8.0 6.1 4.0 3.9 4.0

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

1,217 2,385 1,919 1,165 754 6,773 4,013 2,760

Civilian labor force

497 1,402 1,308 763 545 4,993 2,849 2,144

Participation rate

40.8 58.8 68.1 65.5 72.3 73.7 71.0 77.7

Employed

470 1,344 1,265 737 528 4,855 2,759 2,096

Employment-population ratio

38.6 56.4 65.9 63.2 70.0 71.7 68.7 75.9

Unemployed

27 57 43 26 17 138 90 48

Unemployment rate

5.4 4.1 3.3 3.4 3.1 2.8 3.2 2.3

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

10,094 9,261 6,774 4,401 2,373 5,086 3,494 1,592

Civilian labor force

5,986 6,444 5,112 3,295 1,817 4,076 2,798 1,278

Participation rate

59.3 69.6 75.5 74.9 76.6 80.1 80.1 80.3

Employed

5,592 6,064 4,858 3,119 1,739 3,936 2,694 1,242

Employment-population ratio

55.4 65.5 71.7 70.9 73.3 77.4 77.1 78.0

Unemployed

394 379 254 175 78 140 104 36

Unemployment rate

6.6 5.9 5.0 5.3 4.3 3.4 3.7 2.8

Footnotes
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(2) Includes persons with bachelor`s, master`s, professional, and doctoral degrees.

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.

 

Last Modified Date: February 10, 2016