Table 6. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations 16 years and over by census region and division, 2014-2015 annual averages

Table 6. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations 16 years and over by census region and division, 2014-2015 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Census region and
division
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

FOREIGN BORN

Northeast

8,455 5,431 64.2 5,087 343 6.3 8,664 5,552 64.1 5,266 286 5.1

New England

1,739 1,155 66.4 1,086 69 6.0 1,786 1,169 65.5 1,106 63 5.4

Middle Atlantic

6,716 4,276 63.7 4,002 274 6.4 6,878 4,383 63.7 4,160 223 5.1

South

12,812 8,707 68.0 8,276 431 4.9 13,242 8,846 66.8 8,455 390 4.4

South Atlantic

7,551 5,122 67.8 4,848 274 5.3 7,725 5,159 66.8 4,906 253 4.9

East South Central

653 426 65.3 404 22 5.2 684 442 64.5 420 21 4.8

West South Central

4,608 3,159 68.6 3,024 135 4.3 4,833 3,245 67.2 3,129 116 3.6

Midwest

4,350 2,924 67.2 2,762 162 5.5 4,486 2,992 66.7 2,843 150 5.0

East North Central

3,260 2,142 65.7 2,022 120 5.6 3,375 2,198 65.1 2,086 111 5.1

West North Central

1,090 781 71.7 740 41 5.3 1,111 795 71.5 757 38 4.8

West

13,380 8,674 64.8 8,156 517 6.0 13,865 8,867 64.0 8,399 469 5.3

Mountain

2,503 1,638 65.4 1,560 78 4.7 2,633 1,709 64.9 1,614 95 5.6

Pacific

10,877 7,036 64.7 6,596 440 6.3 11,232 7,158 63.7 6,785 374 5.2

NATIVE BORN

Northeast

36,441 22,816 62.6 21,427 1,389 6.1 36,465 22,907 62.8 21,700 1,207 5.3

New England

10,103 6,630 65.6 6,242 388 5.9 10,137 6,637 65.5 6,318 320 4.8

Middle Atlantic

26,338 16,186 61.5 15,185 1,001 6.2 26,328 16,269 61.8 15,382 887 5.5

South

79,382 48,144 60.6 45,166 2,979 6.2 80,368 48,403 60.2 45,771 2,632 5.4

South Atlantic

41,285 25,048 60.7 23,441 1,607 6.4 41,866 25,241 60.3 23,829 1,412 5.6

East South Central

13,941 7,996 57.4 7,442 554 6.9 14,019 8,032 57.3 7,557 475 5.9

West South Central

24,156 15,101 62.5 14,283 818 5.4 24,483 15,130 61.8 14,385 745 4.9

Midwest

48,584 31,531 64.9 29,682 1,849 5.9 48,678 31,539 64.8 30,014 1,525 4.8

East North Central

33,404 21,184 63.4 19,815 1,369 6.5 33,417 21,140 63.3 20,030 1,110 5.2

West North Central

15,180 10,347 68.2 9,867 480 4.6 15,262 10,399 68.1 9,985 415 4.0

West

44,543 27,695 62.2 25,748 1,947 7.0 45,032 28,024 62.2 26,386 1,639 5.8

Mountain

15,145 9,589 63.3 9,011 578 6.0 15,337 9,685 63.1 9,200 485 5.0

Pacific

29,397 18,106 61.6 16,737 1,369 7.6 29,695 18,339 61.8 17,185 1,154 6.3

NOTE: The states (plus the District 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, District 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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