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

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

11,014 10,678 35,333 35,873 37,428 38,110 22,572 22,858 14,856 15,253 52,933 54,054

Participation rate

46.0 45.5 57.3 57.8 66.4 66.3 63.9 64.2 70.4 69.7 74.2 73.9

Employed

10,271 9,858 33,495 34,175 35,834 36,684 21,554 21,965 14,281 14,719 51,681 52,867

Employment-population ratio

42.9 42.0 54.4 55.1 63.5 63.8 61.0 61.7 67.7 67.2 72.5 72.3

Unemployed

743 820 1,838 1,698 1,593 1,426 1,018 892 575 534 1,252 1,187

Unemployment rate

6.7 7.7 5.2 4.7 4.3 3.7 4.5 3.9 3.9 3.5 2.4 2.2

Men

Civilian labor force

7,060 6,770 20,486 20,898 18,567 19,055 11,665 11,942 6,901 7,113 26,624 27,221

Participation rate

58.2 57.5 67.1 67.4 72.7 73.2 70.7 71.5 76.4 76.3 78.3 78.1

Employed

6,644 6,322 19,417 19,917 17,830 18,365 11,187 11,506 6,642 6,860 26,001 26,629

Employment-population ratio

54.8 53.7 63.6 64.3 69.8 70.6 67.8 68.9 73.5 73.6 76.5 76.4

Unemployed

416 448 1,069 981 737 689 478 437 259 253 623 592

Unemployment rate

5.9 6.6 5.2 4.7 4.0 3.6 4.1 3.7 3.8 3.6 2.3 2.2

Women

Civilian labor force

3,954 3,909 14,846 14,975 18,861 19,056 10,907 10,915 7,954 8,140 26,309 26,833

Participation rate

33.4 33.4 47.8 48.2 61.1 60.5 58.0 57.7 66.0 64.8 70.5 70.1

Employed

3,627 3,537 14,077 14,259 18,005 18,319 10,366 10,460 7,638 7,859 25,680 26,237

Employment-population ratio

30.7 30.2 45.3 45.9 58.3 58.2 55.1 55.3 63.3 62.5 68.8 68.6

Unemployed

327 372 769 717 856 737 540 455 316 282 628 595

Unemployment rate

8.3 9.5 5.2 4.8 4.5 3.9 5.0 4.2 4.0 3.5 2.4 2.2

White

Civilian labor force

8,738 8,334 27,762 27,855 29,348 29,805 17,390 17,677 11,958 12,127 42,025 42,740

Participation rate

47.3 46.9 57.0 56.9 65.5 65.4 62.8 63.0 70.0 69.4 73.7 73.4

Employed

8,266 7,768 26,541 26,704 28,267 28,820 16,696 17,076 11,572 11,743 41,155 41,881

Employment-population ratio

44.7 43.7 54.5 54.5 63.1 63.3 60.3 60.9 67.7 67.2 72.2 71.9

Unemployed

473 566 1,221 1,151 1,081 985 695 601 386 384 870 859

Unemployment rate

5.4 6.8 4.4 4.1 3.7 3.3 4.0 3.4 3.2 3.2 2.1 2.0

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,247 1,261 5,072 5,277 5,451 5,636 3,553 3,510 1,898 2,126 4,651 4,817

Participation rate

38.8 38.7 57.8 60.2 70.1 70.1 68.6 68.5 73.0 72.9 78.7 77.8

Employed

1,055 1,083 4,611 4,868 5,059 5,314 3,304 3,309 1,756 2,005 4,449 4,655

Employment-population ratio

32.8 33.3 52.5 55.6 65.1 66.1 63.8 64.6 67.5 68.8 75.3 75.2

Unemployed

192 178 460 409 392 322 249 201 143 121 202 162

Unemployment rate

15.4 14.1 9.1 7.8 7.2 5.7 7.0 5.7 7.5 5.7 4.4 3.4

Asian

Civilian labor force

469 560 1,468 1,604 1,297 1,329 736 801 562 528 5,025 5,192

Participation rate

39.8 39.4 60.1 63.9 67.3 65.9 66.1 66.5 69.0 65.0 73.3 72.6

Employed

438 548 1,410 1,526 1,258 1,296 713 784 545 512 4,881 5,067

Employment-population ratio

37.1 38.6 57.8 60.8 65.3 64.3 64.1 65.2 67.0 63.0 71.2 70.8

Unemployed

31 11 58 78 39 33 23 16 16 17 144 125

Unemployment rate

6.6 2.0 3.9 4.8 3.0 2.5 3.1 2.0 2.9 3.1 2.9 2.4

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

6,057 5,912 6,392 6,719 5,152 5,449 3,282 3,476 1,870 1,973 4,273 4,504

Participation rate

59.8 59.8 68.7 68.5 76.2 75.6 75.2 75.1 77.9 76.6 79.6 79.4

Employed

5,693 5,559 6,014 6,378 4,897 5,219 3,118 3,321 1,779 1,898 4,142 4,375

Employment-population ratio

56.2 56.2 64.6 65.0 72.4 72.4 71.5 71.7 74.1 73.7 77.2 77.1

Unemployed

364 353 378 341 255 230 164 156 91 75 131 129

Unemployment rate

6.0 6.0 5.9 5.1 4.9 4.2 5.0 4.5 4.9 3.8 3.1 2.9

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: December 02, 2016