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
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2015

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

247,258 250,080 110,930 112,304 119,669 121,152 16,658 16,624

Civilian labor force

155,627 156,318 79,949 80,533 70,402 70,374 5,276 5,411

Participation rate

62.9 62.5 72.1 71.7 58.8 58.1 31.7 32.5

Employed

145,090 147,635 74,711 76,122 66,170 67,022 4,209 4,491

Employment-population ratio

58.7 59.0 67.3 67.8 55.3 55.3 25.3 27.0

Unemployed

10,537 8,682 5,238 4,411 4,232 3,352 1,066 920

Unemployment rate

6.8 5.6 6.6 5.5 6.0 4.8 20.2 17.0

Not in labor force

91,630 93,762 30,981 31,771 49,267 50,779 11,382 11,213

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

195,117 196,482 88,978 89,658 93,742 94,489 12,397 12,335

Civilian labor force

123,157 123,196 64,407 64,674 54,537 54,239 4,213 4,283

Participation rate

63.1 62.7 72.4 72.1 58.2 57.4 34.0 34.7

Employed

115,851 117,178 60,730 61,538 51,674 52,027 3,448 3,613

Employment-population ratio

59.4 59.6 68.3 68.6 55.1 55.1 27.8 29.3

Unemployed

7,306 6,018 3,677 3,136 2,864 2,212 765 670

Unemployment rate

5.9 4.9 5.7 4.8 5.3 4.1 18.2 15.6

Not in labor force

71,959 73,286 24,571 24,984 39,204 40,250 8,184 8,052

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

30,719 31,257 12,682 12,964 15,517 15,798 2,520 2,494

Civilian labor force

18,763 19,020 8,531 8,714 9,635 9,714 598 591

Participation rate

61.1 60.8 67.3 67.2 62.1 61.5 23.7 23.7

Employed

16,501 17,117 7,471 7,810 8,628 8,853 401 455

Employment-population ratio

53.7 54.8 58.9 60.2 55.6 56.0 15.9 18.2

Unemployed

2,262 1,902 1,059 904 1,006 862 197 137

Unemployment rate

12.1 10.0 12.4 10.4 10.4 8.9 32.9 23.1

Not in labor force

11,956 12,237 4,152 4,251 5,883 6,084 1,922 1,903

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

13,769 14,296 6,042 6,292 6,897 7,158 829 846

Civilian labor force

8,889 8,967 4,624 4,718 4,091 4,078 173 171

Participation rate

64.6 62.7 76.5 75.0 59.3 57.0 20.9 20.2

Employed

8,409 8,685 4,361 4,560 3,890 3,971 157 155

Employment-population ratio

61.1 60.7 72.2 72.5 56.4 55.5 19.0 18.3

Unemployed

480 282 263 159 201 107 16 16

Unemployment rate

5.4 3.1 5.7 3.4 4.9 2.6 9.1 9.5

Not in labor force

4,880 5,329 1,418 1,574 2,806 3,080 656 675

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

38,126 39,323 17,236 17,721 17,238 17,910 3,651 3,692

Civilian labor force

25,158 25,991 13,922 14,407 10,200 10,453 1,036 1,131

Participation rate

66.0 66.1 80.8 81.3 59.2 58.4 28.4 30.6

Employed

23,126 24,177 12,968 13,519 9,342 9,748 816 909

Employment-population ratio

60.7 61.5 75.2 76.3 54.2 54.4 22.3 24.6

Unemployed

2,031 1,814 954 888 857 705 220 222

Unemployment rate

8.1 7.0 6.9 6.2 8.4 6.7 21.3 19.6

Not in labor force

12,968 13,332 3,314 3,314 7,039 7,457 2,615 2,561

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: April 03, 2015