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Table 6. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations 16 years and over by census region and division, 2017-2018 annual averages

Table 6. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations 16 years and over by census region and division, 2017-2018 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Census region and
division
2017 2018
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

8,623 5,586 64.8 5,326 260 4.7 8,914 5,787 64.9 5,576 212 3.7

New England

1,939 1,311 67.6 1,247 64 4.9 1,976 1,372 69.4 1,318 54 3.9

Middle Atlantic

6,684 4,275 64.0 4,079 196 4.6 6,938 4,416 63.6 4,258 158 3.6

South

14,232 9,554 67.1 9,214 340 3.6 14,562 9,719 66.7 9,405 314 3.2

South Atlantic

8,400 5,669 67.5 5,452 217 3.8 8,633 5,766 66.8 5,583 183 3.2

East South Central

716 494 68.9 476 17 3.5 748 510 68.2 492 18 3.6

West South Central

5,116 3,391 66.3 3,285 106 3.1 5,181 3,443 66.5 3,330 113 3.3

Midwest

4,451 3,051 68.5 2,929 122 4.0 4,907 3,289 67.0 3,178 111 3.4

East North Central

3,239 2,180 67.3 2,102 78 3.6 3,584 2,351 65.6 2,273 78 3.3

West North Central

1,212 871 71.9 827 44 5.0 1,323 938 70.9 905 33 3.5

West

14,194 9,183 64.7 8,785 397 4.3 14,515 9,407 64.8 9,058 349 3.7

Mountain

2,688 1,793 66.7 1,710 83 4.6 2,766 1,850 66.9 1,788 62 3.3

Pacific

11,506 7,390 64.2 7,075 315 4.3 11,749 7,558 64.3 7,270 287 3.8

NATIVE BORN

Northeast

36,630 22,924 62.6 21,905 1,019 4.4 36,657 22,937 62.6 21,996 941 4.1

New England

10,074 6,614 65.7 6,364 250 3.8 10,143 6,721 66.3 6,488 232 3.5

Middle Atlantic

26,557 16,310 61.4 15,541 769 4.7 26,513 16,217 61.2 15,508 709 4.4

South

81,780 49,496 60.5 47,274 2,222 4.5 82,746 50,181 60.6 48,209 1,972 3.9

South Atlantic

42,584 25,865 60.7 24,727 1,138 4.4 43,140 26,161 60.6 25,162 999 3.8

East South Central

14,160 8,217 58.0 7,848 369 4.5 14,224 8,289 58.3 7,954 335 4.0

West South Central

25,036 15,414 61.6 14,698 716 4.6 25,382 15,731 62.0 15,093 638 4.1

Midwest

48,973 31,679 64.7 30,369 1,310 4.1 48,821 31,589 64.7 30,415 1,174 3.7

East North Central

33,663 21,403 63.6 20,431 972 4.5 33,510 21,324 63.6 20,452 872 4.1

West North Central

15,310 10,277 67.1 9,938 339 3.3 15,311 10,265 67.0 9,963 301 2.9

West

46,196 28,847 62.4 27,536 1,311 4.5 46,669 29,164 62.5 27,923 1,241 4.3

Mountain

15,968 10,121 63.4 9,718 404 4.0 16,220 10,341 63.8 9,920 421 4.1

Pacific

30,229 18,726 61.9 17,818 908 4.8 30,449 18,824 61.8 18,003 820 4.4

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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Last Modified Date: May 16, 2019