Table 6. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations 16 years and over by census region and division, 2016-2017 annual averages

Table 6. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations 16 years and over by census region and division, 2016-2017 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Census region and
division
2016 2017
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

FOREIGN BORN

Northeast

8,688 5,552 63.9 5,288 263 4.7 8,623 5,586 64.8 5,326 260 4.7

New England

1,882 1,241 65.9 1,184 57 4.6 1,939 1,311 67.6 1,247 64 4.9

Middle Atlantic

6,806 4,310 63.3 4,104 207 4.8 6,684 4,275 64.0 4,079 196 4.6

South

14,023 9,359 66.7 8,997 362 3.9 14,232 9,554 67.1 9,214 340 3.6

South Atlantic

8,213 5,487 66.8 5,268 219 4.0 8,400 5,669 67.5 5,452 217 3.8

East South Central

695 466 67.0 452 13 2.9 716 494 68.9 476 17 3.5

West South Central

5,115 3,406 66.6 3,277 129 3.8 5,116 3,391 66.3 3,285 106 3.1

Midwest

4,465 2,997 67.1 2,875 122 4.1 4,451 3,051 68.5 2,929 122 4.0

East North Central

3,287 2,178 66.3 2,095 84 3.8 3,239 2,180 67.3 2,102 78 3.6

West North Central

1,178 818 69.5 780 38 4.6 1,212 871 71.9 827 44 5.0

West

14,144 9,044 63.9 8,619 424 4.7 14,194 9,183 64.7 8,785 397 4.3

Mountain

2,654 1,743 65.7 1,663 80 4.6 2,688 1,793 66.7 1,710 83 4.6

Pacific

11,491 7,300 63.5 6,956 344 4.7 11,506 7,390 64.2 7,075 315 4.3

NATIVE BORN

Northeast

36,630 22,978 62.7 21,870 1,108 4.8 36,630 22,924 62.6 21,905 1,019 4.4

New England

10,106 6,604 65.3 6,340 264 4.0 10,074 6,614 65.7 6,364 250 3.8

Middle Atlantic

26,523 16,374 61.7 15,530 844 5.2 26,557 16,310 61.4 15,541 769 4.7

South

81,021 48,854 60.3 46,381 2,473 5.1 81,780 49,496 60.5 47,274 2,222 4.5

South Atlantic

42,178 25,458 60.4 24,180 1,278 5.0 42,584 25,865 60.7 24,727 1,138 4.4

East South Central

14,100 8,138 57.7 7,700 438 5.4 14,160 8,217 58.0 7,848 369 4.5

West South Central

24,742 15,257 61.7 14,500 757 5.0 25,036 15,414 61.6 14,698 716 4.6

Midwest

48,896 31,875 65.2 30,364 1,511 4.7 48,973 31,679 64.7 30,369 1,310 4.1

East North Central

33,596 21,467 63.9 20,364 1,103 5.1 33,663 21,403 63.6 20,431 972 4.5

West North Central

15,300 10,407 68.0 10,000 408 3.9 15,310 10,277 67.1 9,938 339 3.3

West

45,671 28,530 62.5 27,042 1,488 5.2 46,196 28,847 62.4 27,536 1,311 4.5

Mountain

15,678 9,889 63.1 9,435 454 4.6 15,968 10,121 63.4 9,718 404 4.0

Pacific

29,993 18,641 62.2 17,607 1,034 5.5 30,229 18,726 61.9 17,818 908 4.8

NOTE: The states (plus the District of Columbia) that comprise the census divisions are: New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont); Middle Atlantic (New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania); South Atlantic (Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia); East South Central (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee); West South Central (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas); East North Central (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin); West North Central (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota); Mountain (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming); Pacific (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington). Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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