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
Less than a
high school
diploma
High school
graduates,
no college(1)
Some college or associate degree Bachelor's
degree
and higher(2)
2013 2014 2013 2014 Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
2013 2014
2013 2014 2013 2014 2013 2014

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

24,424 24,143 61,949 62,060 55,038 55,695 34,532 34,856 20,506 20,839 65,430 67,337

Civilian labor force

11,005 10,828 36,359 36,033 37,294 37,320 22,488 22,518 14,806 14,802 49,351 50,446

Participation rate

45.1 44.9 58.7 58.1 67.8 67.0 65.1 64.6 72.2 71.0 75.4 74.9

Employed

9,798 9,852 33,619 33,865 34,925 35,299 20,914 21,159 14,011 14,139 47,531 48,848

Employment-population ratio

40.1 40.8 54.3 54.6 63.5 63.4 60.6 60.7 68.3 67.9 72.6 72.5

Unemployed

1,207 976 2,740 2,167 2,369 2,022 1,574 1,359 795 663 1,820 1,599

Unemployment rate

11.0 9.0 7.5 6.0 6.4 5.4 7.0 6.0 5.4 4.5 3.7 3.2

Men

Civilian noninstitutional population

12,151 12,056 30,172 30,467 25,085 25,499 16,309 16,572 8,776 8,927 31,572 32,210

Civilian labor force

7,040 6,967 20,744 20,683 18,562 18,649 11,765 11,825 6,797 6,824 25,242 25,574

Participation rate

57.9 57.8 68.8 67.9 74.0 73.1 72.1 71.4 77.5 76.4 80.0 79.4

Employed

6,335 6,410 19,103 19,403 17,392 17,681 10,946 11,151 6,446 6,531 24,333 24,791

Employment-population ratio

52.1 53.2 63.3 63.7 69.3 69.3 67.1 67.3 73.4 73.2 77.1 77.0

Unemployed

705 557 1,641 1,280 1,170 968 819 674 351 294 909 784

Unemployment rate

10.0 8.0 7.9 6.2 6.3 5.2 7.0 5.7 5.2 4.3 3.6 3.1

Women

Civilian noninstitutional population

12,274 12,087 31,777 31,592 29,953 30,195 18,222 18,284 11,730 11,911 33,858 35,127

Civilian labor force

3,965 3,861 15,615 15,349 18,732 18,671 10,723 10,693 8,009 7,978 24,109 24,872

Participation rate

32.3 31.9 49.1 48.6 62.5 61.8 58.8 58.5 68.3 67.0 71.2 70.8

Employed

3,463 3,442 14,516 14,462 17,533 17,618 9,968 10,009 7,565 7,609 23,198 24,057

Employment-population ratio

28.2 28.5 45.7 45.8 58.5 58.3 54.7 54.7 64.5 63.9 68.5 68.5

Unemployed

501 419 1,099 887 1,199 1,054 755 685 444 369 911 815

Unemployment rate

12.6 10.8 7.0 5.8 6.4 5.6 7.0 6.4 5.5 4.6 3.8 3.3

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

18,850 18,527 49,702 49,627 44,116 44,481 27,351 27,457 16,765 17,025 52,809 54,157

Civilian labor force

8,729 8,565 28,970 28,599 29,547 29,502 17,501 17,454 12,046 12,048 39,597 40,258

Participation rate

46.3 46.2 58.3 57.6 67.0 66.3 64.0 63.6 71.9 70.8 75.0 74.3

Employed

7,885 7,895 27,049 27,132 27,885 28,112 16,425 16,556 11,460 11,556 38,228 39,106

Employment-population ratio

41.8 42.6 54.4 54.7 63.2 63.2 60.1 60.3 68.4 67.9 72.4 72.2

Unemployed

844 670 1,921 1,467 1,662 1,391 1,076 898 586 493 1,369 1,152

Unemployment rate

9.7 7.8 6.6 5.1 5.6 4.7 6.1 5.1 4.9 4.1 3.5 2.9

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,502 3,461 8,339 8,382 7,207 7,511 4,856 5,029 2,351 2,482 5,338 5,522

Civilian labor force

1,338 1,308 4,970 4,976 5,121 5,261 3,390 3,464 1,731 1,797 4,198 4,341

Participation rate

38.2 37.8 59.6 59.4 71.1 70.0 69.8 68.9 73.6 72.4 78.6 78.6

Employed

1,064 1,084 4,343 4,442 4,617 4,793 3,034 3,119 1,583 1,674 3,961 4,117

Employment-population ratio

30.4 31.3 52.1 53.0 64.1 63.8 62.5 62.0 67.4 67.5 74.2 74.6

Unemployed

275 225 626 534 504 468 356 345 148 122 237 224

Unemployment rate

20.5 17.2 12.6 10.7 9.8 8.9 10.5 10.0 8.5 6.8 5.7 5.2

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

1,154 1,213 2,172 2,280 1,927 1,922 1,144 1,174 783 749 6,010 6,325

Civilian labor force

492 493 1,336 1,350 1,360 1,316 779 774 581 542 4,544 4,765

Participation rate

42.6 40.6 61.5 59.2 70.6 68.5 68.1 66.0 74.2 72.4 75.6 75.3

Employed

458 459 1,264 1,289 1,282 1,252 725 732 556 521 4,383 4,589

Employment-population ratio

39.7 37.8 58.2 56.5 66.5 65.1 63.4 62.3 71.1 69.5 72.9 72.6

Unemployed

34 34 72 61 78 64 53 43 25 21 161 176

Unemployment rate

6.9 6.9 5.4 4.5 5.7 4.9 6.9 5.5 4.3 3.9 3.6 3.7

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

9,608 9,683 8,954 9,098 6,181 6,463 4,041 4,236 2,140 2,227 4,552 4,851

Civilian labor force

5,825 5,792 6,247 6,349 4,647 4,912 3,008 3,187 1,639 1,725 3,644 3,893

Participation rate

60.6 59.8 69.8 69.8 75.2 76.0 74.4 75.2 76.6 77.5 80.1 80.2

Employed

5,297 5,365 5,754 5,954 4,324 4,626 2,781 2,990 1,543 1,636 3,460 3,741

Employment-population ratio

55.1 55.4 64.3 65.4 70.0 71.6 68.8 70.6 72.1 73.5 76.0 77.1

Unemployed

527 428 493 395 323 286 227 197 96 89 183 151

Unemployment rate

9.1 7.4 7.9 6.2 7.0 5.8 7.6 6.2 5.9 5.2 5.0 3.9

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 12, 2015