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.
2014
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2015
Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2015

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

11,150 11,113 36,214 35,620 37,065 37,411 22,478 22,814 14,587 14,597 50,257 51,573

Participation rate

45.7 45.2 58.5 57.2 67.0 67.3 64.5 65.0 71.2 71.3 75.2 74.8

Employed

10,011 10,067 33,759 33,591 34,812 35,568 20,937 21,577 13,875 13,990 48,570 50,333

Employment-population ratio

41.0 40.9 54.5 53.9 62.9 64.0 60.1 61.5 67.7 68.3 72.7 73.0

Unemployed

1,139 1,046 2,455 2,029 2,253 1,843 1,541 1,237 712 607 1,687 1,240

Unemployment rate

10.2 9.4 6.8 5.7 6.1 4.9 6.9 5.4 4.9 4.2 3.4 2.4

Men

Civilian labor force

7,177 7,153 20,748 20,756 18,484 18,632 11,773 11,832 6,710 6,800 25,305 26,129

Participation rate

58.3 58.7 68.2 67.5 73.3 73.3 71.3 71.1 77.2 77.6 79.3 79.4

Employed

6,529 6,529 19,259 19,475 17,363 17,732 11,003 11,219 6,359 6,513 24,461 25,454

Employment-population ratio

53.1 53.6 63.3 63.3 68.9 69.8 66.6 67.4 73.2 74.3 76.7 77.4

Unemployed

649 624 1,489 1,281 1,121 900 770 613 351 287 844 675

Unemployment rate

9.0 8.7 7.2 6.2 6.1 4.8 6.5 5.2 5.2 4.2 3.3 2.6

Women

Civilian labor force

3,973 3,960 15,466 14,864 18,582 18,779 10,705 10,982 7,877 7,797 24,952 25,445

Participation rate

32.8 31.9 49.1 47.2 61.6 62.3 58.4 59.6 66.7 66.6 71.5 70.5

Employed

3,482 3,538 14,499 14,117 17,449 17,835 9,933 10,358 7,516 7,477 24,109 24,879

Employment-population ratio

28.8 28.5 46.0 44.8 57.9 59.2 54.1 56.2 63.7 63.9 69.1 68.9

Unemployed

490 422 967 747 1,132 943 771 624 361 320 843 565

Unemployment rate

12.3 10.7 6.2 5.0 6.1 5.0 7.2 5.7 4.6 4.1 3.4 2.2

White

Civilian labor force

8,713 8,785 28,825 28,124 29,355 29,447 17,409 17,585 11,946 11,861 40,082 40,965

Participation rate

46.6 46.6 58.1 56.5 66.3 66.7 63.2 64.1 71.3 70.9 74.6 74.3

Employed

7,908 8,062 27,147 26,733 27,768 28,191 16,377 16,754 11,391 11,437 38,836 40,051

Employment-population ratio

42.3 42.8 54.7 53.8 62.7 63.8 59.5 61.1 68.0 68.4 72.3 72.6

Unemployed

806 724 1,678 1,391 1,586 1,256 1,032 831 554 425 1,246 913

Unemployment rate

9.2 8.2 5.8 4.9 5.4 4.3 5.9 4.7 4.6 3.6 3.1 2.2

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,431 1,231 4,933 4,888 5,146 5,427 3,451 3,674 1,695 1,753 4,338 4,661

Participation rate

40.5 37.4 59.8 58.2 69.0 70.9 68.2 69.6 70.7 74.0 78.9 78.0

Employed

1,194 996 4,312 4,409 4,643 4,947 3,073 3,337 1,570 1,610 4,125 4,468

Employment-population ratio

33.8 30.3 52.2 52.5 62.3 64.7 60.8 63.2 65.5 68.0 75.0 74.8

Unemployed

237 234 621 479 503 481 378 338 125 143 213 192

Unemployment rate

16.5 19.0 12.6 9.8 9.8 8.9 11.0 9.2 7.4 8.2 4.9 4.1

Asian

Civilian labor force

538 553 1,411 1,436 1,344 1,286 785 711 558 575 4,744 4,854

Participation rate

44.3 40.2 61.5 61.6 69.8 66.8 68.9 63.2 71.2 71.9 75.9 74.7

Employed

491 531 1,345 1,377 1,272 1,257 729 689 543 567 4,566 4,761

Employment-population ratio

40.4 38.5 58.7 59.0 66.1 65.3 63.9 61.3 69.2 70.9 73.0 73.3

Unemployed

47 23 65 59 72 30 56 21 16 8 178 93

Unemployment rate

8.8 4.1 4.6 4.1 5.3 2.3 7.1 3.0 2.8 1.4 3.7 1.9

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

6,047 6,155 6,064 6,339 4,795 5,112 3,064 3,369 1,731 1,743 3,876 3,945

Participation rate

60.4 59.6 68.8 69.4 76.8 77.3 76.1 77.3 78.1 77.4 80.9 81.0

Employed

5,548 5,681 5,681 5,970 4,445 4,816 2,807 3,155 1,639 1,661 3,679 3,819

Employment-population ratio

55.4 55.0 64.5 65.3 71.2 72.9 69.7 72.4 74.0 73.8 76.8 78.5

Unemployed

499 474 383 369 350 296 257 214 92 81 197 126

Unemployment rate

8.2 7.7 6.3 5.8 7.3 5.8 8.4 6.4 5.3 4.7 5.1 3.2

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 03, 2015