Table 6. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations 16 years and over by census region and division, 2015-2016 annual averages

Table 6. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations 16 years and over by census region and division, 2015-2016 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Census region and
division
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

FOREIGN BORN

Northeast

8,664 5,552 64.1 5,266 286 5.1 8,688 5,552 63.9 5,288 263 4.7

New England

1,786 1,169 65.5 1,106 63 5.4 1,882 1,241 65.9 1,184 57 4.6

Middle Atlantic

6,878 4,383 63.7 4,160 223 5.1 6,806 4,310 63.3 4,104 207 4.8

South

13,242 8,846 66.8 8,455 390 4.4 14,023 9,359 66.7 8,997 362 3.9

South Atlantic

7,725 5,159 66.8 4,906 253 4.9 8,213 5,487 66.8 5,268 219 4.0

East South Central

684 442 64.5 420 21 4.8 695 466 67.0 452 13 2.9

West South Central

4,833 3,245 67.2 3,129 116 3.6 5,115 3,406 66.6 3,277 129 3.8

Midwest

4,486 2,992 66.7 2,843 150 5.0 4,465 2,997 67.1 2,875 122 4.1

East North Central

3,375 2,198 65.1 2,086 111 5.1 3,287 2,178 66.3 2,095 84 3.8

West North Central

1,111 795 71.5 757 38 4.8 1,178 818 69.5 780 38 4.6

West

13,865 8,867 64.0 8,399 469 5.3 14,144 9,044 63.9 8,619 424 4.7

Mountain

2,633 1,709 64.9 1,614 95 5.6 2,654 1,743 65.7 1,663 80 4.6

Pacific

11,232 7,158 63.7 6,785 374 5.2 11,491 7,300 63.5 6,956 344 4.7

NATIVE BORN

Northeast

36,465 22,907 62.8 21,700 1,207 5.3 36,630 22,978 62.7 21,870 1,108 4.8

New England

10,137 6,637 65.5 6,318 320 4.8 10,106 6,604 65.3 6,340 264 4.0

Middle Atlantic

26,328 16,269 61.8 15,382 887 5.5 26,523 16,374 61.7 15,530 844 5.2

South

80,368 48,403 60.2 45,771 2,632 5.4 81,021 48,854 60.3 46,381 2,473 5.1

South Atlantic

41,866 25,241 60.3 23,829 1,412 5.6 42,178 25,458 60.4 24,180 1,278 5.0

East South Central

14,019 8,032 57.3 7,557 475 5.9 14,100 8,138 57.7 7,700 438 5.4

West South Central

24,483 15,130 61.8 14,385 745 4.9 24,742 15,257 61.7 14,500 757 5.0

Midwest

48,678 31,539 64.8 30,014 1,525 4.8 48,896 31,875 65.2 30,364 1,511 4.7

East North Central

33,417 21,140 63.3 20,030 1,110 5.2 33,596 21,467 63.9 20,364 1,103 5.1

West North Central

15,262 10,399 68.1 9,985 415 4.0 15,300 10,407 68.0 10,000 408 3.9

West

45,032 28,024 62.2 26,386 1,639 5.8 45,671 28,530 62.5 27,042 1,488 5.2

Mountain

15,337 9,685 63.1 9,200 485 5.0 15,678 9,889 63.1 9,435 454 4.6

Pacific

29,695 18,339 61.8 17,185 1,154 6.3 29,993 18,641 62.2 17,607 1,034 5.5

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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