Table 1. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations by selected characteristics, 2011-2012 annual averages

Table 1. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations by selected characteristics, 2011-2012 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2011 2012
Civilian
noninsti-
tutional
population
Civilian labor force Civilian
noninsti-
tutional
population
Civilian labor force
Total Participa-
tion rate
Employed Unemployed Total Participa-
tion rate
Employed Unemployed
Number Unem-
ployment
rate
Number Unem-
ployment
rate

TOTAL

Total, 16 years and over

239,618 153,617 64.1 139,869 13,747 8.9 243,284 154,975 63.7 142,469 12,506 8.1

Men

116,317 81,975 70.5 74,290 7,684 9.4 117,343 82,327 70.2 75,555 6,771 8.2

Women

123,300 71,642 58.1 65,579 6,063 8.5 125,941 72,648 57.7 66,914 5,734 7.9

FOREIGN BORN

Total, 16 years and over

36,420 24,391 67.0 22,183 2,208 9.1 37,727 25,026 66.3 23,006 2,021 8.1

Men

18,090 14,379 79.5 13,120 1,260 8.8 18,365 14,424 78.5 13,342 1,082 7.5

Women

18,331 10,012 54.6 9,063 949 9.5 19,362 10,602 54.8 9,663 939 8.9

Age

16 to 24 years

3,631 1,971 54.3 1,695 276 14.0 3,724 1,905 51.2 1,632 273 14.3

25 to 34 years

7,562 5,758 76.1 5,255 503 8.7 7,674 5,840 76.1 5,373 468 8.0

35 to 44 years

8,492 6,843 80.6 6,301 542 7.9 8,710 6,997 80.3 6,518 479 6.8

45 to 54 years

7,089 5,799 81.8 5,274 525 9.1 7,509 6,071 80.9 5,622 449 7.4

55 to 64 years

4,737 3,161 66.7 2,870 290 9.2 5,021 3,332 66.4 3,051 282 8.5

65 years and over

4,909 860 17.5 788 72 8.3 5,089 880 17.3 810 70 8.0

Race and Hispanic
or Latino ethnicity(1)

White non-Hispanic or Latino

7,617 4,583 60.2 4,237 346 7.6 7,595 4,564 60.1 4,242 322 7.1

Black non-Hispanic or Latino

3,002 2,137 71.2 1,870 267 12.5 3,068 2,166 70.6 1,925 241 11.1

Asian non-Hispanic or Latino

8,306 5,449 65.6 5,086 363 6.7 9,146 5,919 64.7 5,582 337 5.7

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

17,132 11,963 69.8 10,751 1,212 10.1 17,507 12,087 69.0 10,988 1,099 9.1

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

32,790 22,420 68.4 20,488 1,932 8.6 34,002 23,121 68.0 21,374 1,747 7.6

Less than a high school diploma

9,532 5,721 60.0 5,086 634 11.1 9,497 5,688 59.9 5,126 562 9.9

High school graduates, no college(2)

8,488 5,674 66.8 5,145 529 9.3 8,713 5,783 66.4 5,314 469 8.1

Some college or associate degree

5,389 3,927 72.9 3,584 343 8.7 5,670 4,028 71.0 3,713 315 7.8

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

9,381 7,098 75.7 6,673 425 6.0 10,122 7,621 75.3 7,221 401 5.3

NATIVE BORN

Total, 16 years and over

203,197 129,226 63.6 117,686 11,539 8.9 205,558 129,948 63.2 119,464 10,485 8.1

Men

98,228 67,595 68.8 61,170 6,425 9.5 98,979 67,903 68.6 62,213 5,690 8.4

Women

104,970 61,630 58.7 56,516 5,115 8.3 106,579 62,046 58.2 57,251 4,795 7.7

Age

16 to 24 years

34,567 19,026 55.0 15,668 3,358 17.7 35,059 19,379 55.3 16,202 3,177 16.4

25 to 34 years

33,801 27,967 82.7 25,282 2,685 9.6 33,301 27,625 83.0 25,328 2,297 8.3

35 to 44 years

31,006 25,817 83.3 23,970 1,847 7.2 30,932 25,737 83.2 24,058 1,679 6.5

45 to 54 years

36,753 29,560 80.4 27,593 1,967 6.7 36,188 28,983 80.1 27,252 1,731 6.0

55 to 64 years

32,250 20,604 63.9 19,315 1,289 6.3 33,297 21,377 64.2 20,189 1,189 5.6

65 years and over

34,819 6,252 18.0 5,858 393 6.3 36,780 6,847 18.6 6,435 412 6.0

Race and Hispanic
or Latino ethnicity(1)

White non-Hispanic or Latino

153,541 98,751 64.3 91,609 7,142 7.2 152,742 97,328 63.7 90,949 6,379 6.6

Black non-Hispanic or Latino

24,911 14,973 60.1 12,526 2,447 16.3 25,137 15,089 60.0 12,925 2,164 14.3

Asian non-Hispanic or Latino

2,917 1,793 61.5 1,647 147 8.2 3,277 2,014 61.5 1,880 134 6.7

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

17,306 10,934 63.2 9,518 1,417 13.0 19,252 12,304 63.9 10,890 1,414 11.5

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

168,630 110,200 65.4 102,019 8,181 7.4 170,499 110,569 64.9 103,261 7,308 6.6

Less than a high school diploma

15,590 5,878 37.7 4,881 998 17.0 15,384 5,640 36.7 4,797 843 14.9

High school graduates, no college(2)

53,444 31,670 59.3 28,679 2,992 9.4 53,099 30,988 58.4 28,404 2,584 8.3

Some college or associate degree

47,700 32,904 69.0 30,310 2,594 7.9 48,624 33,332 68.5 30,992 2,339 7.0

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

51,896 39,747 76.6 38,149 1,598 4.0 53,392 40,609 76.1 39,067 1,542 3.8

Footnotes
(1) Data for race/ethnicity groups do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races.
(2) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(3) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: May 22, 2013