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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, 2018-2019 annual averages

Table 6. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations 16 years and over by census region and division, 2018-2019 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Census region and
division
2018 2019
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

8,914 5,787 64.9 5,576 212 3.7 8,882 5,778 65.1 5,601 177 3.1

New England

1,976 1,372 69.4 1,318 54 3.9 1,976 1,379 69.8 1,335 44 3.2

Middle Atlantic

6,938 4,416 63.6 4,258 158 3.6 6,906 4,399 63.7 4,266 133 3.0

South

14,562 9,719 66.7 9,405 314 3.2 14,887 10,036 67.4 9,750 286 2.8

South Atlantic

8,633 5,766 66.8 5,583 183 3.2 8,913 6,016 67.5 5,836 181 3.0

East South Central

748 510 68.2 492 18 3.6 733 496 67.7 483 13 2.6

West South Central

5,181 3,443 66.5 3,330 113 3.3 5,242 3,523 67.2 3,431 92 2.6

Midwest

4,907 3,289 67.0 3,178 111 3.4 4,967 3,400 68.5 3,298 102 3.0

East North Central

3,584 2,351 65.6 2,273 78 3.3 3,695 2,485 67.3 2,412 73 2.9

West North Central

1,323 938 70.9 905 33 3.5 1,272 915 71.9 886 29 3.2

West

14,515 9,407 64.8 9,058 349 3.7 14,254 9,176 64.4 8,853 323 3.5

Mountain

2,766 1,850 66.9 1,788 62 3.3 2,683 1,795 66.9 1,738 58 3.2

Pacific

11,749 7,558 64.3 7,270 287 3.8 11,571 7,381 63.8 7,115 266 3.6

NATIVE BORN

Northeast

36,657 22,937 62.6 21,996 941 4.1 36,371 22,881 62.9 21,993 888 3.9

New England

10,143 6,721 66.3 6,488 232 3.5 10,195 6,740 66.1 6,530 210 3.1

Middle Atlantic

26,513 16,217 61.2 15,508 709 4.4 26,175 16,141 61.7 15,463 679 4.2

South

82,746 50,181 60.6 48,209 1,972 3.9 83,418 50,697 60.8 48,848 1,849 3.6

South Atlantic

43,140 26,161 60.6 25,162 999 3.8 43,404 26,361 60.7 25,449 912 3.5

East South Central

14,224 8,289 58.3 7,954 335 4.0 14,317 8,475 59.2 8,148 327 3.9

West South Central

25,382 15,731 62.0 15,093 638 4.1 25,697 15,861 61.7 15,251 610 3.8

Midwest

48,821 31,589 64.7 30,415 1,174 3.7 48,918 31,707 64.8 30,548 1,159 3.7

East North Central

33,510 21,324 63.6 20,452 872 4.1 33,484 21,273 63.5 20,440 833 3.9

West North Central

15,311 10,265 67.0 9,963 301 2.9 15,433 10,435 67.6 10,109 326 3.1

West

46,669 29,164 62.5 27,923 1,241 4.3 47,478 29,863 62.9 28,648 1,215 4.1

Mountain

16,220 10,341 63.8 9,920 421 4.1 16,701 10,734 64.3 10,334 400 3.7

Pacific

30,449 18,824 61.8 18,003 820 4.4 30,777 19,129 62.2 18,314 815 4.3

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 15, 2020