HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-11. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by sex, age, and race
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, sex, and age Total White Black or African
American
Asian
4th
2014
4th
2015
4th
2014
4th
2015
4th
2014
4th
2015
4th
2014
4th
2015

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

248,843 251,741 195,994 197,373 31,005 31,556 13,865 14,490

Civilian labor force

156,145 157,299 123,233 123,502 19,031 19,440 8,758 9,051

Participation rate

62.7 62.5 62.9 62.6 61.4 61.6 63.2 62.5

Employed

147,597 149,728 117,564 118,378 17,038 17,737 8,351 8,708

Unemployed

8,547 7,571 5,668 5,124 1,993 1,703 407 343

Unemployment rate

5.5 4.8 4.6 4.1 10.5 8.8 4.6 3.8

Not in labor force

92,698 94,442 72,761 73,870 11,973 12,116 5,107 5,439

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

120,207 121,574 95,777 96,408 14,078 14,354 6,456 6,747

Civilian labor force

82,903 83,423 66,572 66,763 9,003 9,088 4,619 4,782

Participation rate

69.0 68.6 69.5 69.3 63.9 63.3 71.6 70.9

Employed

78,318 79,293 63,504 63,900 7,980 8,222 4,397 4,592

Unemployed

4,585 4,129 3,067 2,863 1,023 866 223 189

Unemployment rate

5.5 5.0 4.6 4.3 11.4 9.5 4.8 4.0

Not in labor force

37,303 38,151 29,205 29,644 5,076 5,265 1,837 1,965

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

111,777 113,147 89,472 90,132 12,840 13,118 6,083 6,348

Civilian labor force

80,128 80,676 64,382 64,569 8,665 8,769 4,555 4,707

Participation rate

71.7 71.3 72.0 71.6 67.5 66.8 74.9 74.1

Employed

76,041 76,999 61,652 62,032 7,754 7,982 4,348 4,531

Unemployed

4,087 3,677 2,730 2,537 911 787 207 176

Unemployment rate

5.1 4.6 4.2 3.9 10.5 9.0 4.5 3.7

Not in labor force

31,649 32,471 25,090 25,564 4,175 4,349 1,528 1,641

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

128,636 130,167 100,217 100,965 16,926 17,203 7,409 7,743

Civilian labor force

73,241 73,877 56,661 56,739 10,028 10,351 4,138 4,269

Participation rate

56.9 56.8 56.5 56.2 59.2 60.2 55.9 55.1

Employed

69,279 70,435 54,060 54,478 9,058 9,515 3,954 4,116

Unemployed

3,962 3,442 2,601 2,261 971 836 185 153

Unemployment rate

5.4 4.7 4.6 4.0 9.7 8.1 4.5 3.6

Not in labor force

55,394 56,291 43,556 44,226 6,898 6,851 3,271 3,474

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

120,464 121,977 94,171 94,928 15,672 15,949 6,994 7,321

Civilian labor force

70,501 71,210 54,545 54,699 9,659 9,985 4,050 4,182

Participation rate

58.5 58.4 57.9 57.6 61.6 62.6 57.9 57.1

Employed

66,958 68,117 52,226 52,666 8,786 9,222 3,868 4,035

Unemployed

3,543 3,093 2,320 2,033 873 763 182 147

Unemployment rate

5.0 4.3 4.3 3.7 9.0 7.6 4.5 3.5

Not in labor force

49,963 50,767 39,626 40,230 6,012 5,964 2,944 3,139

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,602 16,618 12,351 12,312 2,493 2,489 788 821

Civilian labor force

5,516 5,413 4,305 4,235 707 685 153 162

Participation rate

33.2 32.6 34.9 34.4 28.3 27.5 19.4 19.8

Employed

4,599 4,613 3,687 3,681 497 532 135 143

Unemployed

917 801 618 554 209 153 18 20

Unemployment rate

16.6 14.8 14.4 13.1 29.6 22.4 11.5 12.2

Not in labor force

11,085 11,205 8,046 8,077 1,786 1,804 635 658

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. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: January 08, 2016