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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, 2020-2021 annual averages

Table 6. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations 16 years and over by census region and division, 2020-2021 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Census region and
division
2020 2021
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

9,087 5,800 63.8 5,177 622 10.7 8,878 5,680 64.0 5,288 392 6.9

New England

2,019 1,352 66.9 1,212 139 10.3 1,996 1,345 67.4 1,263 83 6.2

Middle Atlantic

7,068 4,448 62.9 3,965 483 10.9 6,882 4,335 63.0 4,025 309 7.1

South

14,686 9,727 66.2 8,943 783 8.1 15,471 10,230 66.1 9,753 477 4.7

South Atlantic

8,649 5,732 66.3 5,246 486 8.5 9,010 5,944 66.0 5,684 260 4.4

East South Central

725 477 65.8 450 27 5.6 892 598 67.0 574 24 4.0

West South Central

5,312 3,518 66.2 3,247 271 7.7 5,570 3,689 66.2 3,496 193 5.2

Midwest

4,702 3,166 67.3 2,913 253 8.0 4,852 3,324 68.5 3,184 140 4.2

East North Central

3,456 2,270 65.7 2,073 197 8.7 3,654 2,453 67.1 2,347 106 4.3

West North Central

1,247 896 71.9 840 56 6.2 1,198 871 72.7 838 34 3.9

West

13,886 8,623 62.1 7,775 848 9.8 14,025 8,752 62.4 8,205 547 6.2

Mountain

2,709 1,770 65.3 1,612 157 8.9 2,781 1,788 64.3 1,693 95 5.3

Pacific

11,177 6,854 61.3 6,163 691 10.1 11,244 6,964 61.9 6,512 452 6.5

NATIVE BORN

Northeast

36,080 22,252 61.7 20,298 1,954 8.8 36,101 22,034 61.0 20,664 1,370 6.2

New England

10,156 6,502 64.0 5,997 505 7.8 10,167 6,453 63.5 6,106 347 5.4

Middle Atlantic

25,924 15,749 60.8 14,301 1,448 9.2 25,934 15,581 60.1 14,558 1,023 6.6

South

84,419 50,053 59.3 46,535 3,518 7.0 84,604 50,224 59.4 47,824 2,400 4.8

South Atlantic

44,082 25,978 58.9 24,211 1,767 6.8 44,216 26,171 59.2 24,992 1,179 4.5

East South Central

14,384 8,314 57.8 7,719 595 7.2 14,306 8,190 57.2 7,836 354 4.3

West South Central

25,954 15,762 60.7 14,605 1,156 7.3 26,082 15,863 60.8 14,996 867 5.5

Midwest

49,249 31,298 63.6 28,964 2,334 7.5 49,100 30,896 62.9 29,457 1,439 4.7

East North Central

33,738 20,996 62.2 19,237 1,759 8.4 33,488 20,624 61.6 19,565 1,059 5.1

West North Central

15,511 10,302 66.4 9,727 575 5.6 15,612 10,272 65.8 9,892 379 3.7

West

48,219 29,824 61.9 27,190 2,634 8.8 48,414 30,064 62.1 28,205 1,858 6.2

Mountain

16,983 10,745 63.3 9,944 802 7.5 17,295 10,936 63.2 10,387 549 5.0

Pacific

31,237 19,079 61.1 17,246 1,833 9.6 31,120 19,128 61.5 17,819 1,309 6.8

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.

Last Modified Date: May 18, 2022