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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
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2019

Foreign born, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

42,985 42,438 20,855 20,625 22,130 21,813

Civilian labor force

28,359 28,086 16,140 15,936 12,219 12,150

Participation rate

66.0 66.2 77.4 77.3 55.2 55.7

Employed

27,393 27,223 15,633 15,513 11,761 11,709

Employment-population ratio

63.7 64.1 75.0 75.2 53.1 53.7

Unemployed

966 863 507 422 459 441

Unemployment rate

3.4 3.1 3.1 2.7 3.8 3.6

Not in labor force

14,626 14,352 4,715 4,689 9,911 9,663

Native born, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

215,903 217,743 104,372 105,228 111,532 112,516

Civilian labor force

134,151 135,921 69,717 70,564 64,435 65,357

Participation rate

62.1 62.4 66.8 67.1 57.8 58.1

Employed

129,088 131,281 66,807 67,954 62,281 63,327

Employment-population ratio

59.8 60.3 64.0 64.6 55.8 56.3

Unemployed

5,064 4,640 2,910 2,610 2,154 2,030

Unemployment rate

3.8 3.4 4.2 3.7 3.3 3.1

Not in labor force

81,752 81,822 34,655 34,663 47,097 47,159

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: January 10, 2020