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
May
2016
May
2017
May
2016
May
2017
May
2016
May
2017

Foreign born, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

40,693 41,390 19,810 20,132 20,882 21,259

Civilian labor force

26,243 27,315 15,269 15,737 10,973 11,578

Participation rate

64.5 66.0 77.1 78.2 52.5 54.5

Employed

25,274 26,290 14,781 15,258 10,493 11,031

Employment-population ratio

62.1 63.5 74.6 75.8 50.3 51.9

Unemployed

969 1,025 489 479 480 547

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.8 3.2 3.0 4.4 4.7

Not in labor force

14,450 14,075 4,541 4,395 9,909 9,680

Native born, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

212,482 213,377 102,506 102,989 109,976 110,388

Civilian labor force

132,557 132,664 69,255 69,271 63,303 63,393

Participation rate

62.4 62.2 67.6 67.3 57.6 57.4

Employed

126,319 127,117 65,892 66,314 60,427 60,804

Employment-population ratio

59.4 59.6 64.3 64.4 54.9 55.1

Unemployed

6,238 5,547 3,362 2,957 2,875 2,590

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.2 4.9 4.3 4.5 4.1

Not in labor force

79,925 80,713 33,251 33,718 46,674 46,995

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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