Table 1. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years of age by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, April-July 2016

Table 1. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years of age by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, April-July 2016 [Numbers in thousands. Data are not seasonally adjusted.]
Employment status, sex, race, and
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
April May June July April-July changes
Number Percent

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

38,480 38,468 38,459 38,450 -30 -0.1

Civilian labor force

20,548 21,102 22,755 23,104 2,556 12.4

Participation rate

53.4 54.9 59.2 60.1 6.7 12.5

Employed

18,511 18,875 19,967 20,456 1,945 10.5

Employment-population ratio

48.1 49.1 51.9 53.2 5.1 10.6

Unemployed

2,037 2,227 2,789 2,648 611 30.0

Looking for full-time work

1,392 1,529 2,031 1,912 520 37.4

Looking for part-time work

645 699 757 736 91 14.1

Unemployment rate

9.9 10.6 12.3 11.5 1.6 16.2

Not in labor force

17,932 17,366 15,703 15,346 -2,586 -14.4

Men

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,395 19,389 19,385 19,380 -15 -0.1

Civilian labor force

10,527 10,800 11,869 12,094 1,567 14.9

Participation rate

54.3 55.7 61.2 62.4 8.1 14.9

Employed

9,442 9,637 10,314 10,638 1,196 12.7

Employment-population ratio

48.7 49.7 53.2 54.9 6.2 12.7

Unemployed

1,085 1,163 1,555 1,455 370 34.1

Looking for full-time work

771 852 1,223 1,169 398 51.6

Looking for part-time work

314 311 332 286 -28 -8.9

Unemployment rate

10.3 10.8 13.1 12.0 1.7 16.5

Not in labor force

8,868 8,590 7,516 7,287 -1,581 -17.8

Women

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,085 19,079 19,074 19,069 -16 -0.1

Civilian labor force

10,021 10,302 10,886 11,010 989 9.9

Participation rate

52.5 54.0 57.1 57.7 5.2 9.9

Employed

9,069 9,237 9,653 9,818 749 8.3

Employment-population ratio

47.5 48.4 50.6 51.5 4.0 8.4

Unemployed

952 1,065 1,234 1,193 241 25.3

Looking for full-time work

621 677 809 743 122 19.6

Looking for part-time work

331 388 425 450 119 36.0

Unemployment rate

9.5 10.3 11.3 10.8 1.3 13.7

Not in labor force

9,064 8,777 8,188 8,059 -1,005 -11.1

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

28,335 28,321 28,309 28,297 -38 -0.1

Civilian labor force

15,652 16,116 17,402 17,734 2,082 13.3

Participation rate

55.2 56.9 61.5 62.7 7.5 13.6

Employed

14,352 14,653 15,552 15,981 1,629 11.4

Employment-population ratio

50.7 51.7 54.9 56.5 5.8 11.4

Unemployed

1,300 1,463 1,850 1,754 454 34.9

Looking for full-time work

894 962 1,296 1,222 328 36.7

Looking for part-time work

406 502 554 532 126 31.0

Unemployment rate

8.3 9.1 10.6 9.9 1.6 19.3

Not in labor force

12,684 12,205 10,907 10,562 -2,122 -16.7

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,865 5,860 5,855 5,850 -15 -0.3

Civilian labor force

2,929 2,993 3,171 3,149 220 7.5

Participation rate

49.9 51.1 54.2 53.8 3.9 7.8

Employed

2,408 2,434 2,461 2,499 91 3.8

Employment-population ratio

41.1 41.5 42.0 42.7 1.6 3.9

Unemployed

522 559 710 650 128 24.5

Looking for full-time work

365 439 569 533 168 46.0

Looking for part-time work

157 121 141 117 -40 -25.5

Unemployment rate

17.8 18.7 22.4 20.6 2.8 15.7

Not in labor force

2,936 2,867 2,684 2,701 -235 -8.0

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,157 2,158 2,179 2,212 55 2.5

Civilian labor force

831 844 956 954 123 14.8

Participation rate

38.5 39.1 43.9 43.1 4.6 11.9

Employed

765 775 874 859 94 12.3

Employment-population ratio

35.5 35.9 40.1 38.8 3.3 9.3

Unemployed

66 69 83 95 29 43.9

Looking for full-time work

48 47 61 65 17 35.4

Looking for part-time work

17 22 22 30 13 76.5

Unemployment rate

7.9 8.2 8.6 10.0 2.1 26.6

Not in labor force

1,326 1,313 1,222 1,258 -68 -5.1

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,469 8,478 8,488 8,497 28 0.3

Civilian labor force

4,458 4,615 4,750 4,776 318 7.1

Participation rate

52.6 54.4 56.0 56.2 3.6 6.8

Employed

4,017 4,144 4,167 4,235 218 5.4

Employment-population ratio

47.4 48.9 49.1 49.8 2.4 5.1

Unemployed

441 472 583 540 99 22.4

Looking for full-time work

329 323 443 385 56 17.0

Looking for part-time work

112 149 140 155 43 38.4

Unemployment rate

9.9 10.2 12.3 11.3 1.4 14.1

Not in labor force

4,011 3,863 3,738 3,721 -290 -7.2

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: August 17, 2016