HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-15. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race,
and Hispanic
or Latino ethnicity
Total Men, 20 years and
over
Women, 20 years and
over
Both sexes, 16 to 19
years
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2014

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

246,745 249,027 110,613 111,875 119,433 120,557 16,700 16,595

Civilian labor force

154,408 155,521 79,335 80,068 69,809 70,058 5,264 5,395

Participation rate

62.6 62.5 71.7 71.6 58.5 58.1 31.5 32.5

Employed

144,423 147,190 74,275 75,801 65,849 66,797 4,300 4,592

Employment-population ratio

58.5 59.1 67.1 67.8 55.1 55.4 25.7 27.7

Unemployed

9,984 8,331 5,060 4,267 3,960 3,262 964 803

Unemployment rate

6.5 5.4 6.4 5.3 5.7 4.7 18.3 14.9

Not in labor force

92,338 93,506 31,278 31,807 49,624 50,499 11,436 11,201

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

194,927 196,091 88,827 89,527 93,666 94,219 12,434 12,345

Civilian labor force

122,621 122,650 64,190 64,262 54,249 54,207 4,182 4,181

Participation rate

62.9 62.5 72.3 71.8 57.9 57.5 33.6 33.9

Employed

115,640 117,068 60,538 61,410 51,589 51,992 3,513 3,666

Employment-population ratio

59.3 59.7 68.2 68.6 55.1 55.2 28.2 29.7

Unemployed

6,982 5,582 3,652 2,852 2,660 2,216 669 515

Unemployment rate

5.7 4.6 5.7 4.4 4.9 4.1 16.0 12.3

Not in labor force

72,306 73,441 24,637 25,265 39,416 40,012 8,253 8,164

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

30,569 31,040 12,585 12,859 15,452 15,690 2,531 2,490

Civilian labor force

18,315 18,933 8,259 8,698 9,423 9,561 633 674

Participation rate

59.9 61.0 65.6 67.6 61.0 60.9 25.0 27.1

Employed

16,194 17,009 7,305 7,741 8,459 8,800 429 468

Employment-population ratio

53.0 54.8 58.0 60.2 54.7 56.1 17.0 18.8

Unemployed

2,121 1,924 954 957 964 761 204 206

Unemployment rate

11.6 10.2 11.6 11.0 10.2 8.0 32.2 30.6

Not in labor force

12,254 12,107 4,326 4,161 6,030 6,129 1,898 1,817

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

13,493 13,886 5,945 6,119 6,751 7,000 796 768

Civilian labor force

8,715 8,796 4,558 4,612 4,006 4,028 150 156

Participation rate

64.6 63.3 76.7 75.4 59.3 57.5 18.8 20.4

Employed

8,355 8,424 4,360 4,403 3,867 3,880 128 140

Employment-population ratio

61.9 60.7 73.3 72.0 57.3 55.4 16.1 18.3

Unemployed

360 372 198 209 140 147 22 16

Unemployment rate

4.1 4.2 4.4 4.5 3.5 3.7 14.3 10.3

Not in labor force

4,778 5,090 1,387 1,506 2,745 2,972 646 611

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

37,955 38,839 17,150 17,587 17,147 17,572 3,659 3,680

Civilian labor force

24,807 25,630 13,799 14,299 9,978 10,167 1,030 1,164

Participation rate

65.4 66.0 80.5 81.3 58.2 57.9 28.2 31.6

Employed

22,741 23,995 12,766 13,490 9,174 9,535 800 970

Employment-population ratio

59.9 61.8 74.4 76.7 53.5 54.3 21.9 26.4

Unemployed

2,066 1,635 1,032 810 804 631 230 194

Unemployment rate

8.3 6.4 7.5 5.7 8.1 6.2 22.3 16.6

Not in labor force

13,148 13,209 3,351 3,288 7,169 7,406 2,628 2,516

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.

 

Last Modified Date: January 09, 2015