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Table 1. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations by selected characteristics, 2019-2020 annual averages

Table 1. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations by selected characteristics, 2019-2020 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2019 2020
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

259,175 163,539 63.1 157,538 6,001 3.7 260,329 160,742 61.7 147,795 12,947 8.1

Men

125,353 86,687 69.2 83,460 3,227 3.7 125,922 85,204 67.7 78,560 6,644 7.8

Women

133,822 76,852 57.4 74,078 2,774 3.6 134,407 75,538 56.2 69,234 6,304 8.3

FOREIGN BORN

Total, 16 years and over

42,990 28,390 66.0 27,502 888 3.1 42,361 27,316 64.5 24,809 2,507 9.2

Men

20,814 16,234 78.0 15,791 443 2.7 20,420 15,652 76.6 14,401 1,250 8.0

Women

22,176 12,156 54.8 11,711 446 3.7 21,941 11,664 53.2 10,407 1,257 10.8

Age

16 to 24 years

3,330 1,735 52.1 1,619 116 6.7 3,149 1,604 50.9 1,373 231 14.4

25 to 34 years

7,665 5,917 77.2 5,726 191 3.2 7,208 5,470 75.9 4,966 504 9.2

35 to 44 years

9,361 7,459 79.7 7,273 187 2.5 9,103 7,150 78.5 6,599 551 7.7

45 to 54 years

8,878 7,219 81.3 7,018 201 2.8 8,793 6,993 79.5 6,367 626 8.9

55 to 64 years

6,699 4,585 68.5 4,450 135 3.0 6,831 4,637 67.9 4,191 446 9.6

65 years and over

7,057 1,475 20.9 1,416 59 4.0 7,278 1,461 20.1 1,312 149 10.2

Race and Hispanic
or Latino ethnicity(1)

White non-Hispanic or Latino

7,710 4,651 60.3 4,515 136 2.9 7,377 4,420 59.9 4,087 333 7.5

Black non-Hispanic or Latino

3,837 2,716 70.8 2,606 110 4.1 3,979 2,757 69.3 2,463 294 10.7

Asian non-Hispanic or Latino

11,180 7,187 64.3 7,013 174 2.4 10,966 6,848 62.4 6,252 595 8.7

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

19,753 13,506 68.4 13,046 460 3.4 19,569 12,978 66.3 11,723 1,255 9.7

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

39,660 26,655 67.2 25,883 773 2.9 39,212 25,712 65.6 23,436 2,276 8.9

Less than a high school diploma

9,494 5,432 57.2 5,217 214 3.9 8,762 4,886 55.8 4,328 558 11.4

High school graduates, no college(2)

9,983 6,632 66.4 6,454 178 2.7 10,023 6,302 62.9 5,617 685 10.9

Some college or associate degree

6,233 4,312 69.2 4,196 116 2.7 6,192 4,153 67.1 3,767 386 9.3

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

13,950 10,280 73.7 10,015 264 2.6 14,235 10,371 72.9 9,723 648 6.2

NATIVE BORN

Total, 16 years and over

216,185 135,148 62.5 130,036 5,112 3.8 217,968 133,427 61.2 122,986 10,441 7.8

Men

104,540 70,453 67.4 67,669 2,784 4.0 105,502 69,552 65.9 64,159 5,393 7.8

Women

111,645 64,696 57.9 62,367 2,328 3.6 112,466 63,874 56.8 58,827 5,047 7.9

Age

16 to 24 years

34,418 19,358 56.2 17,703 1,654 8.5 34,336 18,603 54.2 15,819 2,784 15.0

25 to 34 years

37,211 31,274 84.0 30,081 1,193 3.8 37,636 31,036 82.5 28,460 2,576 8.3

35 to 44 years

31,599 26,598 84.2 25,854 743 2.8 32,227 26,833 83.3 25,208 1,625 6.1

45 to 54 years

31,566 25,713 81.5 25,024 689 2.7 31,078 25,148 80.9 23,731 1,416 5.6

55 to 64 years

35,542 23,018 64.8 22,443 575 2.5 35,360 22,656 64.1 21,262 1,393 6.1

65 years and over

45,848 9,188 20.0 8,931 257 2.8 47,330 9,152 19.3 8,506 646 7.1

Race and Hispanic
or Latino ethnicity(1)

White non-Hispanic or Latino

154,457 96,132 62.2 93,210 2,922 3.0 154,711 94,284 60.9 88,161 6,123 6.5

Black non-Hispanic or Latino

27,105 16,566 61.1 15,497 1,069 6.5 27,296 16,089 58.9 14,237 1,851 11.5

Asian non-Hispanic or Latino

4,720 2,973 63.0 2,874 99 3.3 5,021 3,153 62.8 2,889 264 8.4

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

23,754 15,547 65.4 14,759 788 5.1 24,614 15,992 65.0 14,229 1,763 11.0

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

181,767 115,791 63.7 112,333 3,458 3.0 183,632 114,824 62.5 107,167 7,656 6.7

Less than a high school diploma

12,132 4,544 37.5 4,224 320 7.0 11,138 4,043 36.3 3,561 483 11.9

High school graduates, no college(2)

52,476 29,530 56.3 28,383 1,146 3.9 52,098 28,440 54.6 25,989 2,450 8.6

Some college or associate degree

51,280 33,108 64.6 32,086 1,022 3.1 51,135 32,248 63.1 29,803 2,446 7.6

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

65,878 48,609 73.8 47,640 969 2.0 69,260 50,092 72.3 47,815 2,277 4.5

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, 2021