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)
May
2015
May
2016
May
2015
May
2016
Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
May
2015
May
2016
May
2015
May
2016
May
2015
May
2016
May
2015
May
2016

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

11,481 10,786 35,442 35,688 37,403 37,776 22,623 22,425 14,780 15,351 52,052 53,448

Participation rate

45.9 45.9 57.4 57.4 67.0 66.1 64.5 63.1 71.2 71.1 75.2 74.4

Employed

10,561 10,064 33,515 33,993 35,841 36,416 21,577 21,536 14,264 14,879 50,722 52,247

Employment-population ratio

42.2 42.8 54.3 54.7 64.2 63.7 61.6 60.6 68.7 68.9 73.3 72.7

Unemployed

919 722 1,927 1,695 1,562 1,361 1,046 889 516 472 1,329 1,201

Unemployment rate

8.0 6.7 5.4 4.8 4.2 3.6 4.6 4.0 3.5 3.1 2.6 2.2

Men

Civilian labor force

7,425 6,948 20,443 20,816 18,657 18,786 11,723 11,523 6,934 7,263 26,426 27,175

Participation rate

59.5 58.4 67.5 68.1 72.9 72.2 70.7 69.4 77.0 77.2 79.8 78.9

Employed

6,893 6,537 19,325 19,827 17,910 18,122 11,191 11,080 6,719 7,042 25,778 26,549

Employment-population ratio

55.2 54.9 63.8 64.9 70.0 69.7 67.5 66.8 74.6 74.8 77.8 77.1

Unemployed

533 411 1,118 989 747 663 532 443 215 221 648 626

Unemployment rate

7.2 5.9 5.5 4.8 4.0 3.5 4.5 3.8 3.1 3.0 2.5 2.3

Women

Civilian labor force

4,055 3,838 15,000 14,872 18,746 18,991 10,900 10,902 7,846 8,088 25,626 26,274

Participation rate

32.4 33.0 47.6 47.0 62.0 61.0 59.0 57.6 66.8 66.4 71.0 70.2

Employed

3,669 3,527 14,190 14,165 17,932 18,293 10,386 10,456 7,546 7,837 24,944 25,698

Employment-population ratio

29.3 30.4 45.1 44.8 59.3 58.8 56.2 55.2 64.2 64.3 69.1 68.7

Unemployed

386 311 809 707 814 697 514 446 301 251 681 576

Unemployment rate

9.5 8.1 5.4 4.8 4.3 3.7 4.7 4.1 3.8 3.1 2.7 2.2

White

Civilian labor force

9,166 8,577 27,931 27,898 29,459 29,720 17,459 17,371 12,000 12,350 41,240 42,278

Participation rate

47.4 47.6 56.8 56.9 66.1 65.5 63.2 62.3 70.9 70.6 74.8 73.8

Employed

8,537 8,045 26,729 26,826 28,361 28,744 16,745 16,769 11,617 11,975 40,253 41,418

Employment-population ratio

44.1 44.6 54.4 54.7 63.7 63.4 60.6 60.2 68.6 68.5 73.1 72.3

Unemployed

628 532 1,202 1,072 1,098 976 714 602 384 374 988 860

Unemployment rate

6.9 6.2 4.3 3.8 3.7 3.3 4.1 3.5 3.2 3.0 2.4 2.0

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,260 1,275 5,178 5,214 5,354 5,206 3,520 3,360 1,834 1,847 4,552 4,735

Participation rate

37.7 38.3 60.1 58.4 71.1 68.0 70.2 65.8 72.8 72.5 77.0 78.2

Employed

1,048 1,135 4,571 4,749 5,012 4,925 3,280 3,135 1,732 1,790 4,402 4,623

Employment-population ratio

31.4 34.0 53.0 53.2 66.5 64.3 65.4 61.4 68.7 70.3 74.5 76.3

Unemployed

211 141 607 465 343 281 240 224 103 57 150 113

Unemployment rate

16.8 11.0 11.7 8.9 6.4 5.4 6.8 6.7 5.6 3.1 3.3 2.4

Asian

Civilian labor force

544 469 1,303 1,452 1,314 1,449 787 799 526 650 5,113 5,207

Participation rate

42.9 38.3 57.1 59.2 69.5 68.4 66.6 63.3 74.2 75.8 75.3 74.6

Employed

521 454 1,269 1,401 1,274 1,395 761 770 513 626 4,968 5,030

Employment-population ratio

41.1 37.0 55.6 57.1 67.4 65.8 64.4 61.0 72.4 73.0 73.1 72.1

Unemployed

23 15 34 51 40 54 27 29 13 24 146 177

Unemployment rate

4.3 3.3 2.6 3.5 3.0 3.7 3.4 3.7 2.5 3.7 2.8 3.4

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

6,135 5,694 6,382 6,611 5,072 5,341 3,187 3,441 1,885 1,899 4,142 4,274

Participation rate

60.5 58.7 69.4 67.8 75.8 73.6 75.4 72.5 76.5 75.7 81.8 79.4

Employed

5,757 5,389 6,020 6,316 4,843 5,155 3,028 3,325 1,815 1,831 3,992 4,160

Employment-population ratio

56.7 55.6 65.5 64.8 72.4 71.0 71.7 70.0 73.6 73.0 78.8 77.3

Unemployed

379 305 362 295 229 185 159 116 70 69 150 115

Unemployment rate

6.2 5.4 5.7 4.5 4.5 3.5 5.0 3.4 3.7 3.6 3.6 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: June 03, 2016