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)
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2015
Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2015

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,804 10,867 36,050 35,142 37,261 37,457 22,548 22,724 14,713 14,733 50,522 51,996

Participation rate

44.8 45.2 58.4 57.0 67.1 66.7 64.6 64.6 71.3 70.4 75.6 74.9

Employed

9,602 9,842 33,482 33,037 34,898 35,441 20,865 21,322 14,033 14,120 48,796 50,576

Employment-population ratio

39.8 41.0 54.2 53.6 62.8 63.1 59.7 60.6 68.0 67.5 73.0 72.9

Unemployed

1,203 1,025 2,568 2,106 2,363 2,015 1,683 1,402 680 613 1,726 1,421

Unemployment rate

11.1 9.4 7.1 6.0 6.3 5.4 7.5 6.2 4.6 4.2 3.4 2.7

Men

Civilian labor force

6,941 7,046 20,614 20,421 18,369 18,601 11,728 11,753 6,640 6,847 25,619 26,263

Participation rate

57.5 58.7 68.0 67.1 72.9 72.7 71.1 70.7 76.4 76.5 79.6 79.3

Employed

6,232 6,370 18,974 19,096 17,197 17,600 10,864 11,051 6,333 6,549 24,689 25,503

Employment-population ratio

51.6 53.1 62.6 62.7 68.3 68.8 65.8 66.5 72.9 73.1 76.7 77.0

Unemployed

710 676 1,640 1,325 1,172 1,001 865 702 307 298 929 761

Unemployment rate

10.2 9.6 8.0 6.5 6.4 5.4 7.4 6.0 4.6 4.4 3.6 2.9

Women

Civilian labor force

3,863 3,822 15,437 14,721 18,892 18,856 10,819 10,970 8,073 7,886 24,903 25,733

Participation rate

32.1 31.8 49.0 47.2 62.2 61.7 58.7 59.0 67.5 65.9 71.9 71.0

Employed

3,370 3,473 14,508 13,940 17,701 17,841 10,001 10,270 7,700 7,571 24,106 25,073

Employment-population ratio

28.0 28.9 46.1 44.7 58.3 58.4 54.3 55.3 64.4 63.2 69.6 69.2

Unemployed

493 349 929 780 1,192 1,015 818 700 374 315 797 660

Unemployment rate

12.8 9.1 6.0 5.3 6.3 5.4 7.6 6.4 4.6 4.0 3.2 2.6

White

Civilian labor force

8,471 8,676 28,762 27,775 29,494 29,324 17,464 17,409 12,031 11,916 40,370 41,431

Participation rate

46.0 46.7 58.1 56.5 66.4 66.1 63.4 63.4 71.3 70.3 74.9 74.4

Employed

7,577 7,957 26,951 26,339 27,863 27,979 16,350 16,512 11,513 11,466 39,139 40,359

Employment-population ratio

41.1 42.9 54.4 53.6 62.8 63.0 59.4 60.2 68.3 67.7 72.6 72.5

Unemployed

894 719 1,811 1,436 1,631 1,346 1,113 896 518 449 1,231 1,072

Unemployment rate

10.6 8.3 6.3 5.2 5.5 4.6 6.4 5.1 4.3 3.8 3.0 2.6

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,409 1,176 4,808 4,734 5,236 5,532 3,529 3,703 1,707 1,829 4,365 4,626

Participation rate

40.0 36.0 58.8 57.6 69.7 70.3 68.9 69.7 71.5 71.6 79.6 78.2

Employed

1,165 978 4,254 4,278 4,692 4,998 3,093 3,278 1,599 1,720 4,118 4,447

Employment-population ratio

33.0 30.0 52.0 52.0 62.5 63.5 60.4 61.7 67.0 67.3 75.1 75.2

Unemployed

244 198 554 456 544 534 436 425 108 109 247 178

Unemployment rate

17.3 16.8 11.5 9.6 10.4 9.7 12.4 11.5 6.3 6.0 5.7 3.9

Asian

Civilian labor force

493 551 1,376 1,432 1,295 1,362 761 777 535 585 4,807 4,856

Participation rate

40.6 45.1 59.7 57.5 66.9 68.1 66.6 66.3 67.3 70.7 77.4 75.1

Employed

467 511 1,291 1,372 1,205 1,303 701 742 505 561 4,608 4,729

Employment-population ratio

38.4 41.8 56.0 55.1 62.3 65.1 61.4 63.3 63.6 67.8 74.2 73.1

Unemployed

26 40 86 61 90 59 60 35 30 24 199 127

Unemployment rate

5.3 7.3 6.2 4.3 6.9 4.3 7.9 4.5 5.6 4.1 4.1 2.6

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,874 6,148 6,168 6,353 4,900 4,998 3,157 3,213 1,743 1,784 3,787 3,827

Participation rate

59.5 59.1 69.2 69.9 77.9 75.4 76.3 74.5 80.8 77.0 80.3 80.5

Employed

5,292 5,674 5,728 5,915 4,561 4,731 2,908 3,019 1,654 1,711 3,640 3,697

Employment-population ratio

53.6 54.6 64.3 65.1 72.5 71.3 70.3 70.0 76.7 73.9 77.2 77.8

Unemployed

582 474 441 438 339 267 249 194 89 73 148 131

Unemployment rate

9.9 7.7 7.1 6.9 6.9 5.3 7.9 6.0 5.1 4.1 3.9 3.4

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: March 06, 2015