Table 6. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations 16 years and over by census region and division, 2011-2012 annual averages

Table 6. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations 16 years and over by census region and division, 2011-2012 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Census region and
division
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

FOREIGN BORN

Northeast

7,997 5,218 65.3 4,816 402 7.7 8,239 5,372 65.2 4,958 414 7.7

New England

1,525 1,025 67.2 946 78 7.7 1,602 1,094 68.3 1,017 78 7.1

Middle Atlantic

6,471 4,194 64.8 3,870 323 7.7 6,637 4,278 64.5 3,941 336 7.9

South

11,490 7,886 68.6 7,216 669 8.5 12,201 8,269 67.8 7,683 586 7.1

South Atlantic

6,722 4,622 68.8 4,202 420 9.1 7,166 4,839 67.5 4,476 363 7.5

East South Central

575 423 73.5 380 43 10.1 621 452 72.7 409 42 9.3

West South Central

4,193 2,841 67.8 2,634 207 7.3 4,414 2,979 67.5 2,798 181 6.1

Midwest

4,039 2,732 67.6 2,509 223 8.2 4,148 2,815 67.9 2,625 190 6.8

East North Central

3,077 2,045 66.5 1,878 167 8.2 3,097 2,071 66.9 1,923 148 7.2

West North Central

962 687 71.4 631 56 8.1 1,051 744 70.8 702 42 5.6

West

12,895 8,555 66.3 7,641 914 10.7 13,138 8,570 65.2 7,740 830 9.7

Mountain

2,257 1,517 67.2 1,368 149 9.8 2,296 1,523 66.3 1,384 139 9.2

Pacific

10,638 7,038 66.2 6,273 765 10.9 10,842 7,047 65.0 6,356 690 9.8

NATIVE BORN

Northeast

36,032 22,936 63.7 21,042 1,894 8.3 36,134 23,002 63.7 21,080 1,922 8.4

New England

10,080 6,716 66.6 6,193 522 7.8 10,066 6,619 65.8 6,134 485 7.3

Middle Atlantic

25,952 16,220 62.5 14,848 1,372 8.5 26,068 16,383 62.8 14,946 1,437 8.8

South

76,459 47,613 62.3 43,387 4,226 8.9 77,812 48,226 62.0 44,476 3,749 7.8

South Atlantic

39,759 24,741 62.2 22,449 2,292 9.3 40,468 25,090 62.0 23,002 2,088 8.3

East South Central

13,645 8,284 60.7 7,489 796 9.6 13,802 8,224 59.6 7,565 659 8.0

West South Central

23,055 14,588 63.3 13,449 1,139 7.8 23,541 14,912 63.3 13,909 1,003 6.7

Midwest

48,066 31,586 65.7 28,939 2,647 8.4 48,264 31,403 65.1 29,079 2,324 7.4

East North Central

33,149 21,261 64.1 19,285 1,976 9.3 33,277 21,191 63.7 19,443 1,748 8.2

West North Central

14,917 10,325 69.2 9,653 672 6.5 14,988 10,212 68.1 9,636 577 5.6

West

42,640 27,090 63.5 24,319 2,771 10.2 43,348 27,318 63.0 24,828 2,490 9.1

Mountain

14,783 9,533 64.5 8,694 839 8.8 14,824 9,476 63.9 8,749 727 7.7

Pacific

27,856 17,557 63.0 15,625 1,932 11.0 28,524 17,842 62.6 16,080 1,762 9.9

NOTE: The states (plus the Distric of Columbia) that comprise the census divisions are: New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont); Middle Atlantic (New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania); South Atlantic (Delaware, Distric of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia); East South Central (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee); West South Central (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas); East North Central (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin); West North Central (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota); Mountain (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming); Pacific (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington). Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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