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)
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2016
Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2016

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

11,113 10,817 35,620 35,654 37,411 37,929 22,814 22,773 14,597 15,157 51,573 53,715

Participation rate

45.2 46.4 57.2 57.5 67.3 66.3 65.0 63.7 71.3 70.6 74.8 74.9

Employed

10,067 9,926 33,591 33,599 35,568 36,309 21,577 21,653 13,990 14,657 50,333 52,323

Employment-population ratio

40.9 42.6 53.9 54.2 64.0 63.4 61.5 60.5 68.3 68.3 73.0 73.0

Unemployed

1,046 891 2,029 2,055 1,843 1,620 1,237 1,120 607 500 1,240 1,391

Unemployment rate

9.4 8.2 5.7 5.8 4.9 4.3 5.4 4.9 4.2 3.3 2.4 2.6

Men

Civilian labor force

7,153 6,880 20,756 20,724 18,632 18,918 11,832 11,821 6,800 7,097 26,129 27,232

Participation rate

58.7 58.9 67.5 67.8 73.3 72.1 71.1 69.7 77.6 76.3 79.4 79.7

Employed

6,529 6,346 19,475 19,511 17,732 18,079 11,219 11,248 6,513 6,831 25,454 26,558

Employment-population ratio

53.6 54.3 63.3 63.8 69.8 68.9 67.4 66.3 74.3 73.4 77.4 77.7

Unemployed

624 534 1,281 1,214 900 839 613 573 287 266 675 674

Unemployment rate

8.7 7.8 6.2 5.9 4.8 4.4 5.2 4.8 4.2 3.7 2.6 2.5

Women

Civilian labor force

3,960 3,936 14,864 14,930 18,779 19,011 10,982 10,952 7,797 8,059 25,445 26,482

Participation rate

31.9 33.9 47.2 47.5 62.3 61.4 59.6 58.2 66.6 66.2 70.5 70.6

Employed

3,538 3,580 14,117 14,089 17,835 18,230 10,358 10,404 7,477 7,826 24,879 25,765

Employment-population ratio

28.5 30.8 44.8 44.8 59.2 58.9 56.2 55.3 63.9 64.3 68.9 68.7

Unemployed

422 356 747 841 943 781 624 547 320 234 565 717

Unemployment rate

10.7 9.1 5.0 5.6 5.0 4.1 5.7 5.0 4.1 2.9 2.2 2.7

White

Civilian labor force

8,785 8,570 28,124 28,042 29,447 29,729 17,585 17,496 11,861 12,233 40,965 42,515

Participation rate

46.6 47.9 56.5 57.1 66.7 65.5 64.1 62.9 70.9 69.6 74.3 74.5

Employed

8,062 7,980 26,733 26,603 28,191 28,628 16,754 16,769 11,437 11,859 40,051 41,536

Employment-population ratio

42.8 44.6 53.8 54.2 63.8 63.0 61.1 60.3 68.4 67.4 72.6 72.8

Unemployed

724 590 1,391 1,439 1,256 1,101 831 727 425 374 913 979

Unemployment rate

8.2 6.9 4.9 5.1 4.3 3.7 4.7 4.2 3.6 3.1 2.2 2.3

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,231 1,247 4,888 5,087 5,427 5,318 3,674 3,502 1,753 1,816 4,661 4,809

Participation rate

37.4 38.1 58.2 58.1 70.9 69.0 69.6 66.2 74.0 75.1 78.0 78.3

Employed

996 1,055 4,409 4,626 4,947 4,933 3,337 3,219 1,610 1,714 4,468 4,627

Employment-population ratio

30.3 32.3 52.5 52.8 64.7 64.0 63.2 60.8 68.0 70.9 74.8 75.3

Unemployed

234 191 479 461 481 386 338 283 143 102 192 182

Unemployment rate

19.0 15.4 9.8 9.1 8.9 7.2 9.2 8.1 8.2 5.6 4.1 3.8

Asian

Civilian labor force

553 503 1,436 1,378 1,286 1,498 711 825 575 673 4,854 5,261

Participation rate

40.2 41.0 61.6 59.9 66.8 71.2 63.2 67.2 71.9 76.9 74.7 73.9

Employed

531 476 1,377 1,327 1,257 1,445 689 781 567 664 4,761 5,080

Employment-population ratio

38.5 38.9 59.0 57.7 65.3 68.7 61.3 63.6 70.9 75.9 73.3 71.4

Unemployed

23 26 59 51 30 53 21 44 8 9 93 181

Unemployment rate

4.1 5.3 4.1 3.7 2.3 3.5 3.0 5.3 1.4 1.3 1.9 3.4

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

6,155 5,952 6,339 6,771 5,112 5,198 3,369 3,397 1,743 1,801 3,945 4,313

Participation rate

59.6 59.6 69.4 69.0 77.3 76.2 77.3 74.9 77.4 78.8 81.0 81.2

Employed

5,681 5,557 5,970 6,402 4,816 5,014 3,155 3,249 1,661 1,765 3,819 4,194

Employment-population ratio

55.0 55.6 65.3 65.3 72.9 73.5 72.4 71.7 73.8 77.2 78.5 78.9

Unemployed

474 394 369 369 296 184 214 148 81 36 126 118

Unemployment rate

7.7 6.6 5.8 5.4 5.8 3.5 6.4 4.4 4.7 2.0 3.2 2.7

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: April 01, 2016