HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-17. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 years and over by educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
[Numbers in thousands]
Sex, race, and Hispanic
or Latino ethnicity
Less than a
high school
diploma
High school
graduates,
no college(1)
Some college or associate degree Bachelor's
degree
and higher(2)
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016
Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,546 10,648 35,617 36,029 37,194 37,381 22,686 22,224 14,508 15,157 52,065 53,645

Participation rate

44.7 45.8 57.3 57.5 66.2 66.2 64.0 64.0 69.8 69.7 73.8 73.5

Employed

9,776 9,922 33,689 34,231 35,535 35,743 21,542 21,167 13,994 14,576 50,650 52,032

Employment-population ratio

41.5 42.7 54.2 54.6 63.2 63.3 60.8 61.0 67.4 67.0 71.8 71.3

Unemployed

770 726 1,928 1,798 1,659 1,638 1,144 1,057 515 581 1,415 1,613

Unemployment rate

7.3 6.8 5.4 5.0 4.5 4.4 5.0 4.8 3.5 3.8 2.7 3.0

Men

Civilian labor force

6,795 6,775 20,455 21,076 18,850 18,753 12,055 11,623 6,795 7,130 26,550 27,271

Participation rate

56.8 58.0 67.0 67.6 73.8 73.1 72.6 71.3 76.0 76.3 78.6 78.4

Employed

6,401 6,410 19,447 20,121 18,068 18,027 11,472 11,160 6,596 6,867 25,924 26,542

Employment-population ratio

53.5 54.9 63.7 64.5 70.7 70.3 69.1 68.4 73.8 73.5 76.7 76.3

Unemployed

395 365 1,009 955 783 726 583 463 200 263 625 729

Unemployment rate

5.8 5.4 4.9 4.5 4.2 3.9 4.8 4.0 2.9 3.7 2.4 2.7

Women

Civilian labor force

3,751 3,873 15,162 14,953 18,344 18,628 10,631 10,601 7,713 8,027 25,515 26,374

Participation rate

32.3 33.5 47.9 47.4 59.8 60.4 56.5 57.6 65.2 64.6 69.4 69.0

Employed

3,375 3,512 14,243 14,109 17,468 17,716 10,070 10,007 7,398 7,709 24,726 25,490

Employment-population ratio

29.1 30.3 45.0 44.8 57.0 57.5 53.5 54.4 62.5 62.1 67.2 66.7

Unemployed

376 361 920 844 876 912 561 594 315 318 789 884

Unemployment rate

10.0 9.3 6.1 5.6 4.8 4.9 5.3 5.6 4.1 4.0 3.1 3.4

White

Civilian labor force

8,304 8,278 27,744 28,146 29,308 29,356 17,671 17,100 11,636 12,256 41,510 42,382

Participation rate

45.8 47.1 56.5 56.8 65.3 65.5 63.0 62.9 69.1 69.4 73.6 72.9

Employed

7,807 7,817 26,466 26,961 28,116 28,209 16,862 16,390 11,254 11,820 40,478 41,173

Employment-population ratio

43.0 44.5 53.9 54.4 62.6 62.9 60.1 60.3 66.8 66.9 71.8 70.8

Unemployed

497 461 1,277 1,185 1,192 1,147 810 710 383 436 1,033 1,209

Unemployment rate

6.0 5.6 4.6 4.2 4.1 3.9 4.6 4.2 3.3 3.6 2.5 2.9

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,270 1,289 5,265 5,280 5,353 5,416 3,457 3,522 1,896 1,894 4,429 4,720

Participation rate

38.4 37.8 60.4 60.1 69.8 69.2 68.1 67.5 73.2 72.7 75.9 77.6

Employed

1,057 1,102 4,740 4,845 4,989 5,067 3,187 3,275 1,801 1,792 4,218 4,512

Employment-population ratio

31.9 32.4 54.3 55.1 65.1 64.7 62.8 62.7 69.5 68.8 72.3 74.2

Unemployed

212 187 525 435 365 350 270 248 95 102 210 208

Unemployment rate

16.7 14.5 10.0 8.2 6.8 6.5 7.8 7.0 5.0 5.4 4.8 4.4

Asian

Civilian labor force

452 558 1,501 1,498 1,311 1,355 792 811 519 544 4,909 5,339

Participation rate

40.1 41.9 58.7 59.0 69.7 67.4 67.4 69.6 73.6 64.3 71.6 74.1

Employed

441 537 1,446 1,427 1,279 1,298 776 775 502 523 4,778 5,175

Employment-population ratio

39.2 40.4 56.5 56.2 68.0 64.5 66.1 66.5 71.3 61.8 69.7 71.8

Unemployed

11 20 55 71 32 58 15 36 17 21 131 164

Unemployment rate

2.4 3.7 3.7 4.7 2.4 4.2 1.9 4.5 3.2 3.9 2.7 3.1

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,622 5,755 6,749 6,776 5,004 5,344 3,269 3,382 1,735 1,962 4,161 4,483

Participation rate

58.2 59.0 70.0 69.0 73.5 75.1 72.8 74.1 74.8 76.8 79.9 79.6

Employed

5,297 5,457 6,341 6,483 4,726 5,064 3,091 3,203 1,635 1,861 4,019 4,317

Employment-population ratio

54.8 55.9 65.8 66.1 69.4 71.1 68.9 70.2 70.5 72.9 77.1 76.7

Unemployed

325 298 408 293 279 279 178 179 100 101 142 166

Unemployment rate

5.8 5.2 6.1 4.3 5.6 5.2 5.5 5.3 5.8 5.1 3.4 3.7

Footnotes
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(2) Includes persons with bachelor`s, master`s, professional, and doctoral degrees.

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: September 02, 2016