Table 1. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations by selected characteristics, 2014-2015 annual averages

Table 1. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations by selected characteristics, 2014-2015 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2014 2015
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

247,947 155,922 62.9 146,305 9,617 6.2 250,801 157,130 62.7 148,834 8,296 5.3

Men

119,748 82,882 69.2 77,692 5,190 6.3 121,101 83,620 69.1 79,131 4,490 5.4

Women

128,199 73,039 57.0 68,613 4,426 6.1 129,700 73,510 56.7 69,703 3,807 5.2

FOREIGN BORN

Total, 16 years and over

38,997 25,735 66.0 24,282 1,453 5.6 40,257 26,258 65.2 24,963 1,295 4.9

Men

18,997 14,957 78.7 14,204 753 5.0 19,548 15,296 78.2 14,615 681 4.5

Women

20,000 10,779 53.9 10,078 700 6.5 20,709 10,961 52.9 10,348 613 5.6

Age

16 to 24 years

3,543 1,852 52.3 1,645 207 11.2 3,625 1,861 51.3 1,674 187 10.0

25 to 34 years

7,554 5,647 74.8 5,324 323 5.7 7,660 5,657 73.9 5,373 284 5.0

35 to 44 years

8,897 7,032 79.0 6,697 336 4.8 9,153 7,183 78.5 6,880 303 4.2

45 to 54 years

7,949 6,441 81.0 6,109 332 5.2 8,142 6,513 80.0 6,248 265 4.1

55 to 64 years

5,534 3,715 67.1 3,515 200 5.4 5,798 3,891 67.1 3,698 193 5.0

65 years and over

5,520 1,047 19.0 992 55 5.2 5,879 1,152 19.6 1,090 62 5.4

Race and Hispanic
or Latino ethnicity(1)

White non-Hispanic or Latino

7,564 4,500 59.5 4,290 211 4.7 7,495 4,401 58.7 4,224 177 4.0

Black non-Hispanic or Latino

3,243 2,305 71.1 2,106 199 8.6 3,411 2,415 70.8 2,237 179 7.4

Asian non-Hispanic or Latino

9,729 6,211 63.8 5,924 287 4.6 10,123 6,335 62.6 6,101 234 3.7

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

18,053 12,431 68.9 11,692 739 5.9 18,797 12,814 68.2 12,126 687 5.4

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

35,455 23,883 67.4 22,637 1,246 5.2 36,632 24,397 66.6 23,289 1,108 4.5

Less than a high school diploma

9,649 5,684 58.9 5,321 363 6.4 9,968 5,828 58.5 5,500 328 5.6

High school graduates, no college(2)

8,924 5,856 65.6 5,547 309 5.3 9,172 5,951 64.9 5,649 303 5.1

Some college or associate degree

5,816 4,168 71.7 3,932 236 5.7 5,896 4,111 69.7 3,917 193 4.7

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

11,065 8,176 73.9 7,838 338 4.1 11,595 8,507 73.4 8,223 284 3.3

NATIVE BORN

Total, 16 years and over

208,949 130,187 62.3 122,023 8,164 6.3 210,544 130,872 62.2 123,871 7,002 5.4

Men

100,751 67,926 67.4 63,488 4,437 6.5 101,553 68,324 67.3 64,516 3,808 5.6

Women

108,199 62,261 57.5 58,535 3,726 6.0 108,991 62,548 57.4 59,355 3,193 5.1

Age

16 to 24 years

35,170 19,443 55.3 16,797 2,646 13.6 34,965 19,362 55.4 17,082 2,280 11.8

25 to 34 years

34,577 28,551 82.6 26,651 1,901 6.7 35,111 28,989 82.6 27,369 1,620 5.6

35 to 44 years

30,668 25,473 83.1 24,270 1,203 4.7 30,548 25,420 83.2 24,373 1,048 4.1

45 to 54 years

34,866 27,621 79.2 26,446 1,175 4.3 34,495 27,389 79.4 26,395 994 3.6

55 to 64 years

34,230 21,787 63.6 20,880 907 4.2 34,796 22,063 63.4 21,278 785 3.6

65 years and over

39,439 7,311 18.5 6,979 332 4.5 40,630 7,649 18.8 7,374 275 3.6

Race and Hispanic
or Latino ethnicity(1)

White non-Hispanic or Latino

153,630 96,161 62.6 91,456 4,705 4.9 154,058 96,007 62.3 92,010 3,997 4.2

Black non-Hispanic or Latino

25,844 15,437 59.7 13,608 1,829 11.8 26,306 15,780 60.0 14,219 1,561 9.9

Asian non-Hispanic or Latino

3,738 2,325 62.2 2,195 130 5.6 3,908 2,437 62.4 2,333 104 4.3

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

20,347 12,939 63.6 11,800 1,139 8.8 20,821 13,313 63.9 12,273 1,039 7.8

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

173,780 110,744 63.7 105,226 5,518 5.0 175,579 111,510 63.5 106,788 4,722 4.2

Less than a high school diploma

14,493 5,144 35.5 4,531 613 11.9 14,206 5,143 36.2 4,598 545 10.6

High school graduates, no college(2)

53,136 30,177 56.8 28,319 1,858 6.2 52,540 29,371 55.9 27,753 1,617 5.5

Some college or associate degree

49,878 33,153 66.5 31,367 1,786 5.4 50,367 33,370 66.3 31,868 1,502 4.5

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

56,272 42,270 75.1 41,010 1,261 3.0 58,466 43,626 74.6 42,569 1,057 2.4

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: July 08, 2016