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
Nov.
2015
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
Nov.
2016

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

251,747 254,540 113,149 114,506 121,979 123,285 16,619 16,749

Civilian labor force

157,340 159,451 80,548 81,751 71,482 72,109 5,310 5,591

Participation rate

62.5 62.6 71.2 71.4 58.6 58.5 32.0 33.4

Employed

149,766 152,385 76,911 78,405 68,335 69,203 4,520 4,778

Employment-population ratio

59.5 59.9 68.0 68.5 56.0 56.1 27.2 28.5

Unemployed

7,573 7,066 3,637 3,347 3,147 2,906 790 814

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.4 4.5 4.1 4.4 4.0 14.9 14.6

Not in labor force

94,407 95,089 32,601 32,755 50,497 51,176 11,309 11,158

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

197,377 198,745 90,134 90,839 94,930 95,556 12,312 12,351

Civilian labor force

123,534 124,549 64,489 65,096 54,906 55,065 4,139 4,388

Participation rate

62.6 62.7 71.5 71.7 57.8 57.6 33.6 35.5

Employed

118,503 119,680 62,027 62,716 52,860 53,168 3,616 3,796

Employment-population ratio

60.0 60.2 68.8 69.0 55.7 55.6 29.4 30.7

Unemployed

5,031 4,869 2,462 2,380 2,046 1,897 523 593

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.4 12.6 13.5

Not in labor force

73,843 74,197 25,645 25,744 40,024 40,491 8,173 7,962

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,557 32,068 13,118 13,363 15,949 16,188 2,489 2,517

Civilian labor force

19,458 19,916 8,740 9,009 10,047 10,226 671 681

Participation rate

61.7 62.1 66.6 67.4 63.0 63.2 26.9 27.0

Employed

17,682 18,361 7,915 8,355 9,247 9,496 521 510

Employment-population ratio

56.0 57.3 60.3 62.5 58.0 58.7 20.9 20.3

Unemployed

1,776 1,555 825 655 801 730 150 171

Unemployment rate

9.1 7.8 9.4 7.3 8.0 7.1 22.4 25.0

Not in labor force

12,099 12,152 4,379 4,354 5,902 5,962 1,819 1,836

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,476 15,323 6,341 6,763 7,313 7,684 822 876

Civilian labor force

9,100 9,584 4,708 5,045 4,218 4,356 174 183

Participation rate

62.9 62.5 74.2 74.6 57.7 56.7 21.1 20.9

Employed

8,743 9,292 4,537 4,886 4,061 4,234 145 173

Employment-population ratio

60.4 60.6 71.5 72.2 55.5 55.1 17.7 19.7

Unemployed

356 292 171 159 157 122 29 11

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.0 3.6 3.2 3.7 2.8 16.4 5.9

Not in labor force

5,377 5,739 1,633 1,718 3,095 3,328 648 693

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

40,005 41,102 18,041 18,530 18,239 18,764 3,726 3,809

Civilian labor force

26,304 27,066 14,427 14,932 10,819 11,035 1,058 1,099

Participation rate

65.8 65.8 80.0 80.6 59.3 58.8 28.4 28.8

Employed

24,654 25,540 13,665 14,162 10,090 10,476 899 902

Employment-population ratio

61.6 62.1 75.7 76.4 55.3 55.8 24.1 23.7

Unemployed

1,650 1,526 762 770 729 559 159 196

Unemployment rate

6.3 5.6 5.3 5.2 6.7 5.1 15.0 17.9

Not in labor force

13,701 14,037 3,614 3,598 7,420 7,728 2,668 2,710

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: December 02, 2016