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)
Sept.
2013
Sept.
2014
Sept.
2013
Sept.
2014
Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
Sept.
2013
Sept.
2014
Sept.
2013
Sept.
2014
Sept.
2013
Sept.
2014
Sept.
2013
Sept.
2014

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,995 10,763 36,559 36,165 37,658 37,753 22,509 22,740 15,150 15,013 49,140 50,265

Participation rate

45.0 44.8 58.9 58.3 67.8 67.2 65.1 65.0 72.4 71.0 75.2 74.5

Employed

9,967 9,971 33,891 34,304 35,413 35,768 21,047 21,429 14,366 14,340 47,336 48,793

Employment-population ratio

40.8 41.5 54.6 55.3 63.8 63.7 60.8 61.2 68.6 67.8 72.5 72.3

Unemployed

1,027 791 2,668 1,860 2,245 1,985 1,462 1,312 783 673 1,804 1,471

Unemployment rate

9.3 7.4 7.3 5.1 6.0 5.3 6.5 5.8 5.2 4.5 3.7 2.9

Men

Civilian labor force

7,001 6,903 20,910 20,683 18,686 18,939 11,643 11,975 7,043 6,964 25,040 25,551

Participation rate

57.6 57.5 68.8 68.2 73.9 73.0 72.0 71.4 77.3 75.7 79.7 79.3

Employed

6,431 6,497 19,336 19,676 17,573 18,057 10,895 11,361 6,678 6,696 24,151 24,868

Employment-population ratio

52.9 54.1 63.6 64.9 69.5 69.6 67.4 67.8 73.3 72.8 76.9 77.2

Unemployed

570 406 1,574 1,007 1,113 882 748 614 365 268 889 683

Unemployment rate

8.1 5.9 7.5 4.9 6.0 4.7 6.4 5.1 5.2 3.8 3.6 2.7

Women

Civilian labor force

3,994 3,860 15,649 15,482 18,972 18,814 10,866 10,765 8,107 8,049 24,100 24,714

Participation rate

32.6 32.1 49.4 48.7 62.7 62.3 59.0 59.0 68.6 67.3 71.1 70.1

Employed

3,536 3,475 14,555 14,628 17,840 17,711 10,152 10,068 7,688 7,643 23,185 23,926

Employment-population ratio

28.9 28.9 45.9 46.1 59.0 58.6 55.1 55.2 65.0 63.9 68.4 67.8

Unemployed

457 385 1,094 853 1,132 1,103 714 697 418 406 915 788

Unemployment rate

11.5 10.0 7.0 5.5 6.0 5.9 6.6 6.5 5.2 5.0 3.8 3.2

White

Civilian labor force

8,891 8,564 29,013 28,682 29,675 29,832 17,456 17,688 12,220 12,144 39,424 39,930

Participation rate

46.8 46.4 58.5 57.8 66.7 66.5 63.8 64.1 71.4 70.3 74.8 73.7

Employed

8,175 8,043 27,184 27,469 28,170 28,475 16,488 16,843 11,682 11,632 38,038 38,896

Employment-population ratio

43.0 43.5 54.8 55.4 63.3 63.5 60.3 61.1 68.3 67.3 72.2 71.8

Unemployed

716 521 1,829 1,213 1,505 1,357 968 845 537 512 1,386 1,034

Unemployment rate

8.1 6.1 6.3 4.2 5.1 4.5 5.5 4.8 4.4 4.2 3.5 2.6

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,220 1,232 5,044 4,994 5,259 5,428 3,404 3,478 1,855 1,950 4,102 4,411

Participation rate

37.1 36.6 58.8 59.9 72.2 70.8 70.2 68.7 76.3 74.8 76.9 78.8

Employed

966 1,058 4,413 4,492 4,721 4,949 3,052 3,124 1,670 1,825 3,874 4,186

Employment-population ratio

29.3 31.4 51.5 53.9 64.9 64.5 63.0 61.7 68.6 70.0 72.7 74.7

Unemployed

254 174 631 501 538 479 353 354 185 125 227 225

Unemployment rate

20.8 14.1 12.5 10.0 10.2 8.8 10.4 10.2 10.0 6.4 5.5 5.1

Asian

Civilian labor force

464 492 1,412 1,366 1,393 1,235 823 739 570 496 4,566 4,814

Participation rate

38.1 39.2 65.0 58.1 71.4 67.6 68.5 65.6 76.2 70.9 76.5 75.9

Employed

442 448 1,318 1,319 1,312 1,189 763 708 549 481 4,434 4,656

Employment-population ratio

36.3 35.6 60.7 56.1 67.3 65.1 63.5 62.9 73.4 68.7 74.3 73.4

Unemployed

22 44 94 47 81 46 60 30 21 15 132 158

Unemployment rate

4.8 9.0 6.7 3.5 5.8 3.7 7.3 4.1 3.7 3.1 2.9 3.3

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,891 5,589 6,274 6,512 4,589 4,983 2,903 3,224 1,685 1,759 3,621 3,947

Participation rate

61.0 59.7 69.3 69.8 74.3 76.1 73.2 75.2 76.3 77.8 79.0 78.5

Employed

5,465 5,255 5,793 6,175 4,271 4,731 2,677 3,054 1,594 1,678 3,433 3,843

Employment-population ratio

56.6 56.1 64.0 66.2 69.2 72.3 67.5 71.3 72.2 74.2 74.9 76.5

Unemployed

425 334 481 337 317 251 227 170 91 81 188 104

Unemployment rate

7.2 6.0 7.7 5.2 6.9 5.0 7.8 5.3 5.4 4.6 5.2 2.6

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: October 03, 2014