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

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,754 11,003 36,473 35,281 36,926 36,845 22,321 22,139 14,605 14,706 49,612 51,727

Participation rate

43.7 45.3 58.4 57.7 67.4 66.3 65.1 64.0 71.3 70.3 75.0 74.5

Employed

9,641 10,007 33,894 33,406 34,730 35,079 20,847 20,988 13,883 14,091 48,053 50,350

Employment-population ratio

39.2 41.2 54.3 54.6 63.4 63.2 60.8 60.6 67.7 67.3 72.7 72.5

Unemployed

1,113 996 2,580 1,875 2,197 1,766 1,474 1,151 722 615 1,559 1,377

Unemployment rate

10.4 9.1 7.1 5.3 5.9 4.8 6.6 5.2 4.9 4.2 3.1 2.7

Men

Civilian labor force

6,838 7,115 20,833 20,139 18,379 18,555 11,803 11,712 6,577 6,844 25,371 26,292

Participation rate

56.6 59.1 68.3 67.3 73.3 72.1 71.7 70.2 76.4 75.8 79.5 79.3

Employed

6,174 6,522 19,303 18,987 17,227 17,668 10,985 11,110 6,242 6,558 24,551 25,542

Employment-population ratio

51.1 54.2 63.3 63.5 68.7 68.7 66.7 66.6 72.6 72.6 76.9 77.0

Unemployed

664 593 1,530 1,152 1,152 888 818 602 334 286 820 750

Unemployment rate

9.7 8.3 7.3 5.7 6.3 4.8 6.9 5.1 5.1 4.2 3.2 2.9

Women

Civilian labor force

3,916 3,888 15,640 15,142 18,547 18,290 10,519 10,428 8,029 7,862 24,241 25,435

Participation rate

31.3 31.7 48.9 48.5 62.4 61.3 59.1 58.2 67.5 66.0 70.9 70.2

Employed

3,467 3,485 14,591 14,420 17,503 17,411 9,862 9,878 7,640 7,534 23,502 24,808

Employment-population ratio

27.7 28.4 45.6 46.1 58.9 58.4 55.4 55.1 64.2 63.3 68.7 68.5

Unemployed

449 403 1,049 722 1,045 879 656 550 388 329 739 627

Unemployment rate

11.5 10.4 6.7 4.8 5.6 4.8 6.2 5.3 4.8 4.2 3.0 2.5

White

Civilian labor force

8,369 8,727 29,008 27,885 29,287 29,083 17,424 17,243 11,862 11,839 39,886 41,195

Participation rate

44.4 46.4 58.0 57.3 66.8 65.7 64.1 63.3 71.1 69.7 74.7 73.8

Employed

7,559 8,075 27,286 26,594 27,769 27,876 16,430 16,491 11,338 11,385 38,692 40,195

Employment-population ratio

40.1 42.9 54.5 54.7 63.3 63.0 60.5 60.5 67.9 67.0 72.5 72.0

Unemployed

810 652 1,722 1,291 1,518 1,207 994 753 524 454 1,194 1,000

Unemployment rate

9.7 7.5 5.9 4.6 5.2 4.2 5.7 4.4 4.4 3.8 3.0 2.4

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,393 1,264 4,998 4,916 5,016 5,225 3,274 3,307 1,742 1,919 4,137 4,535

Participation rate

38.7 37.8 59.5 58.3 69.3 69.0 68.1 67.0 71.6 72.6 77.3 78.8

Employed

1,159 1,005 4,354 4,506 4,540 4,833 2,937 3,014 1,603 1,819 3,943 4,323

Employment-population ratio

32.2 30.0 51.8 53.4 62.7 63.8 61.1 61.1 65.9 68.9 73.7 75.2

Unemployed

234 259 644 411 476 392 337 292 139 100 194 212

Unemployment rate

16.8 20.5 12.9 8.4 9.5 7.5 10.3 8.8 8.0 5.2 4.7 4.7

Asian

Civilian labor force

509 457 1,385 1,377 1,356 1,300 786 768 570 532 4,625 4,891

Participation rate

44.5 42.4 61.3 59.0 69.2 66.4 67.7 61.8 71.4 74.6 75.5 75.3

Employed

492 430 1,317 1,307 1,278 1,219 741 714 537 505 4,498 4,759

Employment-population ratio

43.0 40.0 58.3 56.1 65.3 62.3 63.8 57.5 67.3 70.7 73.4 73.2

Unemployed

17 27 68 69 78 81 45 54 33 28 127 132

Unemployment rate

3.4 5.8 4.9 5.0 5.7 6.3 5.7 7.0 5.8 5.2 2.7 2.7

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,741 5,944 6,270 6,258 4,755 5,009 3,110 3,274 1,645 1,735 3,743 3,936

Participation rate

59.1 58.7 70.0 70.9 75.4 75.8 74.7 74.8 76.8 77.8 79.5 79.7

Employed

5,186 5,534 5,819 5,884 4,442 4,792 2,873 3,126 1,569 1,667 3,612 3,835

Employment-population ratio

53.4 54.6 65.0 66.7 70.5 72.5 69.0 71.4 73.2 74.8 76.8 77.7

Unemployed

555 410 451 375 312 216 236 148 76 68 131 101

Unemployment rate

9.7 6.9 7.2 6.0 6.6 4.3 7.6 4.5 4.6 3.9 3.5 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: January 09, 2015