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.
2015
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2016

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

250,080 252,768 112,304 113,653 121,152 122,433 16,624 16,682

Civilian labor force

156,318 158,854 80,533 81,659 70,374 71,700 5,411 5,496

Participation rate

62.5 62.8 71.7 71.8 58.1 58.6 32.5 32.9

Employed

147,635 150,738 76,122 77,639 67,022 68,451 4,491 4,648

Employment-population ratio

59.0 59.6 67.8 68.3 55.3 55.9 27.0 27.9

Unemployed

8,682 8,116 4,411 4,020 3,352 3,248 920 848

Unemployment rate

5.6 5.1 5.5 4.9 4.8 4.5 17.0 15.4

Not in labor force

93,762 93,914 31,771 31,995 50,779 50,733 11,213 11,186

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

196,482 197,809 89,658 90,368 94,489 95,109 12,335 12,333

Civilian labor force

123,196 124,663 64,674 65,175 54,239 55,192 4,283 4,296

Participation rate

62.7 63.0 72.1 72.1 57.4 58.0 34.7 34.8

Employed

117,178 119,137 61,538 62,355 52,027 53,087 3,613 3,695

Employment-population ratio

59.6 60.2 68.6 69.0 55.1 55.8 29.3 30.0

Unemployed

6,018 5,526 3,136 2,820 2,212 2,105 670 601

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.4 4.8 4.3 4.1 3.8 15.6 14.0

Not in labor force

73,286 73,146 24,984 25,193 40,250 39,917 8,052 8,036

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,257 31,753 12,964 13,214 15,798 16,037 2,494 2,503

Civilian labor force

19,020 19,421 8,714 8,871 9,714 9,842 591 708

Participation rate

60.8 61.2 67.2 67.1 61.5 61.4 23.7 28.3

Employed

17,117 17,670 7,810 8,063 8,853 9,062 455 546

Employment-population ratio

54.8 55.6 60.2 61.0 56.0 56.5 18.2 21.8

Unemployed

1,902 1,751 904 809 862 781 137 162

Unemployment rate

10.0 9.0 10.4 9.1 8.9 7.9 23.1 22.9

Not in labor force

12,237 12,332 4,251 4,342 6,084 6,194 1,903 1,795

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,296 14,911 6,292 6,514 7,158 7,550 846 847

Civilian labor force

8,967 9,478 4,718 4,972 4,078 4,344 171 163

Participation rate

62.7 63.6 75.0 76.3 57.0 57.5 20.2 19.2

Employed

8,685 9,112 4,560 4,810 3,971 4,149 155 153

Employment-population ratio

60.7 61.1 72.5 73.8 55.5 55.0 18.3 18.1

Unemployed

282 366 159 162 107 195 16 10

Unemployment rate

3.1 3.9 3.4 3.3 2.6 4.5 9.5 5.9

Not in labor force

5,329 5,433 1,574 1,542 3,080 3,207 675 684

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

39,323 40,386 17,721 18,206 17,910 18,427 3,692 3,752

Civilian labor force

25,991 26,709 14,407 14,759 10,453 10,836 1,131 1,115

Participation rate

66.1 66.1 81.3 81.1 58.4 58.8 30.6 29.7

Employed

24,177 25,183 13,519 13,995 9,748 10,226 909 962

Employment-population ratio

61.5 62.4 76.3 76.9 54.4 55.5 24.6 25.6

Unemployed

1,814 1,526 888 764 705 610 222 153

Unemployment rate

7.0 5.7 6.2 5.2 6.7 5.6 19.6 13.7

Not in labor force

13,332 13,677 3,314 3,447 7,457 7,592 2,561 2,638

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 01, 2016