Table 2. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years of age by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, July 2013-2016

Table 2. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years of age by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, July 2013-2016 [Numbers in thousands. Data are not seasonally adjusted.]
Employment status, sex, race, and
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
July
2013
July
2014
July
2015
July
2016

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

38,861 38,735 38,589 38,450

Civilian labor force

23,506 23,437 23,162 23,104

Participation rate

60.5 60.5 60.0 60.1

Employed

19,684 20,085 20,333 20,456

Employment-population ratio

50.7 51.9 52.7 53.2

Unemployed

3,821 3,353 2,829 2,648

Looking for full-time work

2,819 2,460 2,134 1,912

Looking for part-time work

1,002 893 695 736

Unemployment rate

16.3 14.3 12.2 11.5

Not in labor force

15,355 15,298 15,426 15,346

Men

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,587 19,527 19,442 19,380

Civilian labor force

12,283 12,335 12,011 12,094

Participation rate

62.7 63.2 61.8 62.4

Employed

10,127 10,470 10,488 10,638

Employment-population ratio

51.7 53.6 53.9 54.9

Unemployed

2,156 1,865 1,523 1,455

Looking for full-time work

1,665 1,437 1,195 1,169

Looking for part-time work

491 428 328 286

Unemployment rate

17.6 15.1 12.7 12.0

Not in labor force

7,303 7,191 7,431 7,287

Women

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,274 19,208 19,147 19,069

Civilian labor force

11,223 11,102 11,151 11,010

Participation rate

58.2 57.8 58.2 57.7

Employed

9,557 9,614 9,846 9,818

Employment-population ratio

49.6 50.1 51.4 51.5

Unemployed

1,665 1,488 1,306 1,193

Looking for full-time work

1,154 1,023 939 743

Looking for part-time work

511 465 367 450

Unemployment rate

14.8 13.4 11.7 10.8

Not in labor force

8,052 8,106 7,996 8,059

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

28,866 28,718 28,488 28,297

Civilian labor force

18,205 18,137 17,735 17,734

Participation rate

63.1 63.2 62.3 62.7

Employed

15,679 15,917 15,903 15,981

Employment-population ratio

54.3 55.4 55.8 56.5

Unemployed

2,525 2,220 1,832 1,754

Looking for full-time work

1,814 1,612 1,308 1,222

Looking for part-time work

711 607 524 532

Unemployment rate

13.9 12.2 10.3 9.9

Not in labor force

10,661 10,581 10,754 10,562

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,997 5,973 5,916 5,850

Civilian labor force

3,225 3,160 3,337 3,149

Participation rate

53.8 52.9 56.4 53.8

Employed

2,315 2,376 2,645 2,499

Employment-population ratio

38.6 39.8 44.7 42.7

Unemployed

910 784 691 650

Looking for full-time work

771 591 604 533

Looking for part-time work

139 192 87 117

Unemployment rate

28.2 24.8 20.7 20.6

Not in labor force

2,772 2,813 2,580 2,701

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,028 2,044 2,148 2,212

Civilian labor force

934 936 957 954

Participation rate

46.1 45.8 44.6 43.1

Employed

794 834 855 859

Employment-population ratio

39.2 40.8 39.8 38.8

Unemployed

140 102 102 95

Looking for full-time work

81 70 68 65

Looking for part-time work

59 32 34 30

Unemployment rate

15.0 10.9 10.7 10.0

Not in labor force

1,094 1,109 1,191 1,258

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,229 8,313 8,406 8,497

Civilian labor force

4,756 4,675 4,728 4,776

Participation rate

57.8 56.2 56.2 56.2

Employed

3,897 3,903 4,127 4,235

Employment-population ratio

47.4 47.0 49.1 49.8

Unemployed

859 772 601 540

Looking for full-time work

622 560 458 385

Looking for part-time work

238 212 143 155

Unemployment rate

18.1 16.5 12.7 11.3

Not in labor force

3,473 3,637 3,679 3,721

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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