Table 1. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations by selected characteristics, 2015-2016 annual averages

Table 1. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations by selected characteristics, 2015-2016 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2015 2016
Civilian
noninsti-
tutional
population
Civilian labor force Civilian
noninsti-
tutional
population
Civilian labor force
Total Participa-
tion rate
Employed Unemployed Total Participa-
tion rate
Employed Unemployed
Number Unem-
ployment
rate
Number Unem-
ployment
rate

TOTAL

Total, 16 years and over

250,801 157,130 62.7 148,834 8,296 5.3 253,538 159,187 62.8 151,436 7,751 4.9

Men

121,101 83,620 69.1 79,131 4,490 5.4 122,497 84,755 69.2 80,568 4,187 4.9

Women

129,700 73,510 56.7 69,703 3,807 5.2 131,040 74,432 56.8 70,868 3,564 4.8

FOREIGN BORN

Total, 16 years and over

40,257 26,258 65.2 24,963 1,295 4.9 41,321 26,951 65.2 25,779 1,172 4.3

Men

19,548 15,296 78.2 14,615 681 4.5 20,057 15,595 77.8 15,007 588 3.8

Women

20,709 10,961 52.9 10,348 613 5.6 21,264 11,356 53.4 10,772 584 5.1

Age

16 to 24 years

3,625 1,861 51.3 1,674 187 10.0 3,702 1,886 50.9 1,726 160 8.5

25 to 34 years

7,660 5,657 73.9 5,373 284 5.0 7,785 5,836 75.0 5,589 247 4.2

35 to 44 years

9,153 7,183 78.5 6,880 303 4.2 9,218 7,259 78.8 6,990 269 3.7

45 to 54 years

8,142 6,513 80.0 6,248 265 4.1 8,369 6,690 79.9 6,430 259 3.9

55 to 64 years

5,798 3,891 67.1 3,698 193 5.0 6,019 4,044 67.2 3,863 180 4.5

65 years and over

5,879 1,152 19.6 1,090 62 5.4 6,228 1,235 19.8 1,180 55 4.5

Race and Hispanic
or Latino ethnicity(1)

White non-Hispanic or Latino

7,495 4,401 58.7 4,224 177 4.0 7,415 4,375 59.0 4,213 162 3.7

Black non-Hispanic or Latino

3,411 2,415 70.8 2,237 179 7.4 3,576 2,508 70.1 2,356 152 6.1

Asian non-Hispanic or Latino

10,123 6,335 62.6 6,101 234 3.7 10,697 6,747 63.1 6,516 231 3.4

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

18,797 12,814 68.2 12,126 687 5.4 19,175 13,014 67.9 12,404 610 4.7

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

36,632 24,397 66.6 23,289 1,108 4.5 37,619 25,064 66.6 24,053 1,011 4.0

Less than a high school diploma

9,968 5,828 58.5 5,500 328 5.6 9,696 5,625 58.0 5,333 291 5.2

High school graduates, no college(2)

9,172 5,951 64.9 5,649 303 5.1 9,509 6,187 65.1 5,911 276 4.5

Some college or associate degree

5,896 4,111 69.7 3,917 193 4.7 6,109 4,259 69.7 4,090 169 4.0

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

11,595 8,507 73.4 8,223 284 3.3 12,305 8,994 73.1 8,718 275 3.1

NATIVE BORN

Total, 16 years and over

210,544 130,872 62.2 123,871 7,002 5.4 212,217 132,236 62.3 125,657 6,580 5.0

Men

101,553 68,324 67.3 64,516 3,808 5.6 102,441 69,160 67.5 65,561 3,599 5.2

Women

108,991 62,548 57.4 59,355 3,193 5.1 109,776 63,076 57.5 60,096 2,981 4.7

Age

16 to 24 years

34,965 19,362 55.4 17,082 2,280 11.8 34,733 19,316 55.6 17,266 2,050 10.6

25 to 34 years

35,111 28,989 82.6 27,369 1,620 5.6 35,762 29,683 83.0 28,133 1,550 5.2

35 to 44 years

30,548 25,420 83.2 24,373 1,048 4.1 30,599 25,560 83.5 24,572 988 3.9

45 to 54 years

34,495 27,389 79.4 26,395 994 3.6 34,028 27,219 80.0 26,289 929 3.4

55 to 64 years

34,796 22,063 63.4 21,278 785 3.6 35,289 22,422 63.5 21,661 761 3.4

65 years and over

40,630 7,649 18.8 7,374 275 3.6 41,807 8,036 19.2 7,736 300 3.7

Race and Hispanic
or Latino ethnicity(1)

White non-Hispanic or Latino

154,058 96,007 62.3 92,010 3,997 4.2 154,543 96,503 62.4 92,671 3,832 4.0

Black non-Hispanic or Latino

26,306 15,780 60.0 14,219 1,561 9.9 26,538 15,947 60.1 14,536 1,411 8.8

Asian non-Hispanic or Latino

3,908 2,437 62.4 2,333 104 4.3 4,004 2,508 62.6 2,401 107 4.2

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

20,821 13,313 63.9 12,273 1,039 7.8 21,522 13,783 64.0 12,845 938 6.8

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

175,579 111,510 63.5 106,788 4,722 4.2 177,484 112,920 63.6 108,391 4,529 4.0

Less than a high school diploma

14,206 5,143 36.2 4,598 545 10.6 13,672 5,054 37.0 4,551 504 10.0

High school graduates, no college(2)

52,540 29,371 55.9 27,753 1,617 5.5 52,513 29,461 56.1 27,890 1,571 5.3

Some college or associate degree

50,367 33,370 66.3 31,868 1,502 4.5 51,075 33,675 65.9 32,295 1,380 4.1

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

58,466 43,626 74.6 42,569 1,057 2.4 60,224 44,729 74.3 43,655 1,074 2.4

Footnotes
(1) Data for race/ethnicity groups do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races.
(2) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(3) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: May 18, 2017