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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
7. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 years and over by educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status,
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)
2011 2012 2011 2012 Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
2011 2012
2011 2012 2011 2012 2011 2012

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

25,122 24,881 61,932 61,812 53,089 54,294 33,898 34,298 19,191 19,996 61,277 63,514

Civilian labor force

11,599 11,328 37,344 36,772 36,831 37,360 22,686 22,685 14,145 14,675 46,846 48,230

Participation rate

46.2 45.5 60.3 59.5 69.4 68.8 66.9 66.1 73.7 73.4 76.4 75.9

Employed

9,967 9,923 33,823 33,718 33,895 34,705 20,712 20,936 13,182 13,770 44,822 46,288

Employment-population ratio

39.7 39.9 54.6 54.5 63.8 63.9 61.1 61.0 68.7 68.9 73.1 72.9

Unemployed

1,632 1,405 3,521 3,053 2,937 2,655 1,974 1,750 963 905 2,024 1,942

Unemployment rate

14.1 12.4 9.4 8.3 8.0 7.1 8.7 7.7 6.8 6.2 4.3 4.0

Men

Civilian noninstitutional population

12,563 12,325 30,264 30,131 24,307 24,701 16,078 16,094 8,229 8,608 29,758 30,640

Civilian labor force

7,398 7,133 21,169 20,964 18,229 18,511 11,760 11,738 6,469 6,773 24,183 24,669

Participation rate

58.9 57.9 69.9 69.6 75.0 74.9 73.1 72.9 78.6 78.7 81.3 80.5

Employed

6,388 6,309 19,059 19,192 16,771 17,226 10,741 10,862 6,029 6,364 23,138 23,729

Employment-population ratio

50.9 51.2 63.0 63.7 69.0 69.7 66.8 67.5 73.3 73.9 77.8 77.4

Unemployed

1,009 824 2,110 1,772 1,458 1,285 1,018 876 440 409 1,045 940

Unemployment rate

13.6 11.6 10.0 8.5 8.0 6.9 8.7 7.5 6.8 6.0 4.3 3.8

Women

Civilian noninstitutional population

12,559 12,556 31,668 31,681 28,782 29,593 17,820 18,204 10,962 11,389 31,519 32,874

Civilian labor force

4,201 4,195 16,175 15,808 18,602 18,849 10,926 10,948 7,676 7,901 22,663 23,561

Participation rate

33.5 33.4 51.1 49.9 64.6 63.7 61.3 60.1 70.0 69.4 71.9 71.7

Employed

3,579 3,614 14,764 14,527 17,124 17,479 9,971 10,074 7,153 7,405 21,684 22,559

Employment-population ratio

28.5 28.8 46.6 45.9 59.5 59.1 56.0 55.3 65.3 65.0 68.8 68.6

Unemployed

623 581 1,411 1,281 1,478 1,370 955 874 523 496 978 1,002

Unemployment rate

14.8 13.9 8.7 8.1 7.9 7.3 8.7 8.0 6.8 6.3 4.3 4.3

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,765 19,394 50,280 49,774 43,136 43,577 27,370 27,281 15,765 16,295 50,516 51,513

Civilian labor force

9,443 9,147 30,093 29,298 29,717 29,728 18,109 17,819 11,609 11,909 38,492 38,928

Participation rate

47.8 47.2 59.8 58.9 68.9 68.2 66.2 65.3 73.6 73.1 76.2 75.6

Employed

8,248 8,100 27,568 27,112 27,635 27,854 16,713 16,594 10,922 11,260 36,975 37,476

Employment-population ratio

41.7 41.8 54.8 54.5 64.1 63.9 61.1 60.8 69.3 69.1 73.2 72.8

Unemployed

1,195 1,047 2,524 2,185 2,083 1,874 1,396 1,226 687 648 1,516 1,451

Unemployment rate

12.7 11.4 8.4 7.5 7.0 6.3 7.7 6.9 5.9 5.4 3.9 3.7

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,545 3,494 8,176 8,208 6,877 7,101 4,563 4,756 2,314 2,345 4,755 5,135

Civilian labor force

1,343 1,277 5,088 5,080 4,960 5,066 3,233 3,303 1,727 1,763 3,738 4,057

Participation rate

37.9 36.5 62.2 61.9 72.1 71.3 70.8 69.4 74.6 75.2 78.6 79.0

Employed

1,013 1,016 4,298 4,397 4,311 4,503 2,792 2,919 1,519 1,584 3,474 3,801

Employment-population ratio

28.6 29.1 52.6 53.6 62.7 63.4 61.2 61.4 65.6 67.6 73.1 74.0

Unemployed

330 260 790 683 649 563 440 384 208 179 264 255

Unemployment rate

24.6 20.4 15.5 13.4 13.1 11.1 13.6 11.6 12.1 10.2 7.1 6.3

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

1,097 1,164 2,072 2,136 1,652 1,870 1,015 1,113 637 757 5,027 5,692

Civilian labor force

463 516 1,265 1,290 1,167 1,313 707 769 460 544 3,831 4,299

Participation rate

42.2 44.3 61.1 60.4 70.6 70.2 69.6 69.2 72.2 71.8 76.2 75.5

Employed

419 481 1,169 1,212 1,080 1,225 650 716 430 509 3,632 4,115

Employment-population ratio

38.2 41.3 56.4 56.7 65.4 65.5 64.0 64.3 67.6 67.3 72.2 72.3

Unemployed

44 35 96 79 86 88 57 53 30 34 199 184

Unemployment rate

9.5 6.8 7.6 6.1 7.4 6.7 8.0 7.0 6.5 6.3 5.2 4.3

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

9,612 9,779 8,000 8,633 5,466 5,977 3,622 3,931 1,844 2,046 3,761 4,211

Civilian labor force

5,859 5,920 5,813 6,168 4,214 4,584 2,770 2,973 1,444 1,611 3,030 3,384

Participation rate

61.0 60.5 72.7 71.4 77.1 76.7 76.5 75.6 78.3 78.7 80.6 80.4

Employed

5,156 5,269 5,216 5,613 3,830 4,216 2,513 2,734 1,317 1,482 2,857 3,210

Employment-population ratio

53.6 53.9 65.2 65.0 70.1 70.5 69.4 69.6 71.4 72.4 76.0 76.2

Unemployed

703 650 597 554 384 368 257 239 127 130 173 173

Unemployment rate

12.0 11.0 10.3 9.0 9.1 8.0 9.3 8.0 8.8 8.0 5.7 5.1

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: February 5, 2013