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
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2016

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

249,723 252,397 112,117 113,483 120,970 122,263 16,636 16,651

Civilian labor force

156,050 157,347 80,179 80,731 70,554 71,242 5,317 5,375

Participation rate

62.5 62.3 71.5 71.1 58.3 58.3 32.0 32.3

Employed

146,552 149,037 75,364 76,644 66,894 67,904 4,294 4,490

Employment-population ratio

58.7 59.0 67.2 67.5 55.3 55.5 25.8 27.0

Unemployed

9,498 8,309 4,815 4,087 3,660 3,338 1,023 885

Unemployment rate

6.1 5.3 6.0 5.1 5.2 4.7 19.2 16.5

Not in labor force

93,674 95,051 31,938 32,753 50,416 51,022 11,320 11,276

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

196,307 197,639 89,561 90,286 94,401 95,035 12,345 12,318

Civilian labor force

123,199 123,578 64,377 64,515 54,635 54,811 4,186 4,252

Participation rate

62.8 62.5 71.9 71.5 57.9 57.7 33.9 34.5

Employed

116,637 117,800 61,016 61,611 52,140 52,570 3,481 3,619

Employment-population ratio

59.4 59.6 68.1 68.2 55.2 55.3 28.2 29.4

Unemployed

6,562 5,779 3,361 2,904 2,495 2,242 706 633

Unemployment rate

5.3 4.7 5.2 4.5 4.6 4.1 16.9 14.9

Not in labor force

73,109 74,061 25,184 25,772 39,766 40,223 8,159 8,066

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,188 31,679 12,927 13,180 15,761 16,003 2,500 2,496

Civilian labor force

18,895 19,355 8,633 8,778 9,638 9,927 624 650

Participation rate

60.6 61.1 66.8 66.6 61.2 62.0 24.9 26.0

Employed

16,877 17,602 7,652 7,983 8,792 9,134 433 484

Employment-population ratio

54.1 55.6 59.2 60.6 55.8 57.1 17.3 19.4

Unemployed

2,018 1,753 981 795 847 792 191 166

Unemployment rate

10.7 9.1 11.4 9.1 8.8 8.0 30.6 25.5

Not in labor force

12,293 12,324 4,294 4,402 6,123 6,076 1,876 1,846

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,253 14,816 6,277 6,494 7,162 7,460 813 862

Civilian labor force

8,895 9,189 4,663 4,792 4,084 4,233 148 164

Participation rate

62.4 62.0 74.3 73.8 57.0 56.7 18.1 19.0

Employed

8,530 8,846 4,463 4,628 3,941 4,068 126 150

Employment-population ratio

59.8 59.7 71.1 71.3 55.0 54.5 15.5 17.4

Unemployed

365 343 200 164 143 165 22 14

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.7 4.3 3.4 3.5 3.9 14.7 8.7

Not in labor force

5,359 5,627 1,614 1,702 3,078 3,227 666 698

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

39,165 40,215 17,646 18,131 17,832 18,349 3,687 3,736

Civilian labor force

25,956 26,353 14,426 14,532 10,364 10,655 1,165 1,166

Participation rate

66.3 65.5 81.8 80.2 58.1 58.1 31.6 31.2

Employed

23,998 24,605 13,413 13,658 9,677 9,993 908 955

Employment-population ratio

61.3 61.2 76.0 75.3 54.3 54.5 24.6 25.6

Unemployed

1,958 1,747 1,013 874 687 662 257 211

Unemployment rate

7.5 6.6 7.0 6.0 6.6 6.2 22.1 18.1

Not in labor force

13,208 13,862 3,220 3,599 7,467 7,694 2,521 2,570

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: February 05, 2016