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Table A-7. Employment status of the civilian population by nativity and sex, not seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-7. Employment status of the civilian population by nativity and sex, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status and nativity Total Men Women
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2020
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2020
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2020

Foreign born, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

42,764 42,041 20,498 20,287 22,266 21,754

Civilian labor force

28,153 27,325 15,912 15,547 12,241 11,778

Participation rate

65.8 65.0 77.6 76.6 55.0 54.1

Employed

27,272 24,551 15,524 14,225 11,747 10,326

Employment-population ratio

63.8 58.4 75.7 70.1 52.8 47.5

Unemployed

881 2,774 388 1,322 493 1,451

Unemployment rate

3.1 10.2 2.4 8.5 4.0 12.3

Not in labor force

14,611 14,716 4,586 4,739 10,025 9,977

Native born, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

216,668 218,517 104,983 105,749 111,685 112,768

Civilian labor force

135,866 133,641 71,242 70,053 64,624 63,588

Participation rate

62.7 61.2 67.9 66.2 57.9 56.4

Employed

130,545 122,673 68,552 64,486 61,992 58,186

Employment-population ratio

60.3 56.1 65.3 61.0 55.5 51.6

Unemployed

5,322 10,968 2,690 5,566 2,632 5,402

Unemployment rate

3.9 8.2 3.8 7.9 4.1 8.5

Not in labor force

80,802 84,876 33,741 35,696 47,061 49,180

NOTE: The foreign born are those residing in the United States who were not U.S. citizens at birth. That is, they were born outside the United States or one of its outlying areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam, to parents neither of whom was a U.S. citizen. The native born are persons who were born in the United States or one of its outlying areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam or who were born abroad of at least one parent who was a U.S. citizen. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: September 23, 2020