Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2009 Edition)

Table 3. Employment status by race, age, sex, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2008 annual averages (Numbers in thousands)
Race, age, sex, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity Civilian
noninstitutional
population
Civilian labor force Not in
labor force
 Total  Percent of
population
Employed Unemployed
 Total  Percent of
population
 Total  Percent of
labor force
White

Total, 16 years and over

189,540 125,635 66.3 119,126 62.8 6,509 5.2 63,905

16 to 19 years

13,084 5,644 43.1 4,697 35.9 947 16.8 7,440

20 to 24 years

15,914 12,142 76.3 11,055 69.5 1,087 9.0 3,773

25 to 54 years

100,268 83,922 83.7 80,297 80.1 3,625 4.3 16,346

55 to 64 years

28,109 18,464 65.7 17,829 63.4 634 3.4 9,646

65 years and over

32,165 5,463 17.0 5,247 16.3 216 4.0 26,702

Women, 16 years and over

96,814 57,284 59.2 54,501 56.3 2,782 4.9 39,531

16 to 19 years

6,414 2,776 43.3 2,377 37.1 399 14.4 3,639

20 to 24 years

7,842 5,616 71.6 5,197 66.3 419 7.5 2,226

25 to 54 years

49,954 37,866 75.8 36,291 72.6 1,575 4.2 12,088

55 to 64 years

14,411 8,609 59.7 8,312 57.7 298 3.5 5,802

65 years and over

18,193 2,417 13.3 2,325 12.8 92 3.8 15,776

Men, 16 years and over

92,725 68,351 73.7 64,624 69.7 3,727 5.5 24,374

16 to 19 years

6,669 2,868 43.0 2,320 34.8 548 19.1 3,801

20 to 24 years

8,072 6,526 80.8 5,858 72.6 668 10.2 1,546

25 to 54 years

50,314 46,056 91.5 44,006 87.5 2,050 4.5 4,258

55 to 64 years

13,698 9,855 71.9 9,518 69.5 337 3.4 3,844

65 years and over

13,972 3,046 21.8 2,922 20.9 124 4.1 10,926
Black or African American

Total, 16 years and over

27,843 17,740 63.7 15,953 57.3 1,788 10.1 10,103

16 to 19 years

2,676 787 29.4 541 20.2 246 31.2 1,889

20 to 24 years

2,914 1,981 68.0 1,625 55.8 355 17.9 933

25 to 54 years

15,643 12,589 80.5 11,555 73.9 1,034 8.2 3,054

55 to 64 years

3,429 1,908 55.6 1,791 52.2 117 6.1 1,521

65 years and over

3,182 476 15.0 440 13.8 36 7.5 2,706

Women, 16 years and over

15,328 9,393 61.3 8,554 55.8 839 8.9 5,934

16 to 19 years

1,354 402 29.7 294 21.7 108 26.8 952

20 to 24 years

1,530 997 65.2 831 54.3 166 16.6 533

25 to 54 years

8,597 6,688 77.8 6,193 72.0 495 7.4 1,909

55 to 64 years

1,910 1,056 55.3 1,000 52.3 56 5.3 854

65 years and over

1,937 251 13.0 236 12.2 15 5.8 1,686

Men, 16 years and over

12,516 8,347 66.7 7,398 59.1 949 11.4 4,169

16 to 19 years

1,322 385 29.1 247 18.7 138 35.9 937

20 to 24 years

1,384 984 71.1 794 57.4 190 19.3 400

25 to 54 years

7,046 5,901 83.7 5,362 76.1 539 9.1 1,146

55 to 64 years

1,519 852 56.1 792 52.1 61 7.1 666

65 years and over

1,245 225 18.1 204 16.4 21 9.5 1,020
Asian

Total, 16 years and over

10,751 7,202 67.0 6,917 64.3 285 4.0 3,549

16 to 19 years

630 157 24.9 134 21.3 23 14.6 473

20 to 24 years

872 526 60.3 493 56.5 33 6.3 346

25 to 54 years

6,615 5,408 81.8 5,223 79.0 186 3.4 1,207

55 to 64 years

1,343 891 66.4 856 63.8 35 3.9 452

65 years and over

1,291 219 17.0 211 16.3 8 3.8 1,072

Women, 16 years and over

5,639 3,350 59.4 3,225 57.2 125 3.7 2,289

16 to 19 years

306 72 23.6 63 20.7 9 12.3 234

20 to 24 years

443 258 58.2 242 54.7 16 6.1 185

25 to 54 years

3,426 2,488 72.6 2,405 70.2 83 3.3 938

55 to 64 years

726 434 59.7 418 57.6 15 3.5 293

65 years and over

738 99 13.4 97 13.1 2 2.2 639

Men, 16 years and over

5,112 3,852 75.3 3,692 72.2 160 4.1 1,260

16 to 19 years

324 85 26.2 71 21.9 14 16.6 239

20 to 24 years

429 268 62.5 251 58.5 17 6.5 161

25 to 54 years

3,189 2,921 91.6 2,818 88.4 103 3.5 268

55 to 64 years

616 457 74.2 438 71.1 19 4.3 159

65 years and over

553 120 21.8 114 20.7 6 5.1 433
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total, 16 years and over

32,141 22,024 68.5 20,346 63.3 1,678 7.6 10,116

16 to 19 years

3,042 1,121 36.9 870 28.6 251 22.4 1,921

20 to 24 years

3,620 2,668 73.7 2,361 65.2 307 11.5 952

25 to 54 years

20,030 16,117 80.5 15,110 75.4 1,007 6.2 3,913

55 to 64 years

2,840 1,701 59.9 1,619 57.0 81 4.8 1,139

65 years and over

2,609 417 16.0 385 14.8 32 7.8 2,192

Women, 16 years and over

15,616 8,769 56.2 8,098 51.9 672 7.7 6,847

16 to 19 years

1,489 495 33.3 391 26.2 104 21.1 994

20 to 24 years

1,730 1,074 62.1 955 55.2 119 11.1 655

25 to 54 years

9,435 6,304 66.8 5,901 62.5 403 6.4 3,131

55 to 64 years

1,475 722 48.9 690 46.8 32 4.4 753

65 years and over

1,488 174 11.7 161 10.8 13 7.7 1,314

Men, 16 years and over

16,524 13,255 80.2 12,248 74.1 1,007 7.6 3,270

16 to 19 years

1,553 626 40.3 479 30.9 147 23.4 927

20 to 24 years

1,890 1,594 84.3 1,406 74.4 188 11.8 297

25 to 54 years

10,594 9,813 92.6 9,209 86.9 604 6.2 781

55 to 64 years

1,365 979 71.7 929 68.1 50 5.1 386

65 years and over

1,121 243 21.7 224 20.0 19 7.8 878

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.