Table 1. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years of age by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, April-July 2018

Table 1. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years of age by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, April-July 2018 [Numbers in thousands. Data are not seasonally adjusted.]
Employment status, sex, race, and
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
April May June July April-July changes
Number Percent

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

38,039 38,023 38,009 37,997 -42 -0.1

Civilian labor force

20,425 20,779 22,640 23,016 2,591 12.7

Participation rate

53.7 54.6 59.6 60.6 6.9 12.8

Employed

18,873 18,984 20,332 20,897 2,024 10.7

Employment-population ratio

49.6 49.9 53.5 55.0 5.4 10.9

Unemployed

1,552 1,795 2,309 2,119 567 36.5

Looking for full-time work

1,028 1,285 1,695 1,458 430 41.8

Looking for part-time work

523 510 614 660 137 26.2

Unemployment rate

7.6 8.6 10.2 9.2 1.6 21.1

Not in labor force

17,614 17,245 15,369 14,981 -2,633 -14.9

Men

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,153 19,144 19,135 19,128 -25 -0.1

Civilian labor force

10,489 10,659 11,639 11,695 1,206 11.5

Participation rate

54.8 55.7 60.8 61.1 6.3 11.5

Employed

9,572 9,613 10,328 10,550 978 10.2

Employment-population ratio

50.0 50.2 54.0 55.2 5.2 10.4

Unemployed

916 1,045 1,312 1,145 229 25.0

Looking for full-time work

631 764 1,008 828 197 31.2

Looking for part-time work

285 281 303 317 32 11.2

Unemployment rate

8.7 9.8 11.3 9.8 1.1 12.6

Not in labor force

8,664 8,485 7,496 7,433 -1,231 -14.2

Women

Civilian noninstitutional population

18,886 18,880 18,874 18,869 -17 -0.1

Civilian labor force

9,936 10,120 11,001 11,321 1,385 13.9

Participation rate

52.6 53.6 58.3 60.0 7.4 14.1

Employed

9,301 9,371 10,004 10,347 1,046 11.2

Employment-population ratio

49.2 49.6 53.0 54.8 5.6 11.4

Unemployed

635 749 997 974 339 53.4

Looking for full-time work

397 520 686 630 233 58.7

Looking for part-time work

238 229 311 344 106 44.5

Unemployment rate

6.4 7.4 9.1 8.6 2.2 34.4

Not in labor force

8,950 8,759 7,873 7,548 -1,402 -15.7

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

27,910 27,894 27,879 27,866 -44 -0.2

Civilian labor force

15,574 15,876 17,227 17,509 1,935 12.4

Participation rate

55.8 56.9 61.8 62.8 7.0 12.5

Employed

14,535 14,680 15,692 16,174 1,639 11.3

Employment-population ratio

52.1 52.6 56.3 58.0 5.9 11.3

Unemployed

1,039 1,195 1,535 1,335 296 28.5

Looking for full-time work

656 818 1,106 863 207 31.6

Looking for part-time work

383 378 429 471 88 23.0

Unemployment rate

6.7 7.5 8.9 7.6 0.9 13.4

Not in labor force

12,336 12,019 10,652 10,357 -1,979 -16.0

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,688 5,681 5,674 5,668 -20 -0.4

Civilian labor force

2,795 2,866 3,152 3,203 408 14.6

Participation rate

49.1 50.5 55.5 56.5 7.4 15.1

Employed

2,441 2,494 2,651 2,675 234 9.6

Employment-population ratio

42.9 43.9 46.7 47.2 4.3 10.0

Unemployed

354 372 501 528 174 49.2

Looking for full-time work

267 301 406 438 171 64.0

Looking for part-time work

86 71 95 90 4 4.7

Unemployment rate

12.7 13.0 15.9 16.5 3.8 29.9

Not in labor force

2,893 2,815 2,523 2,465 -428 -14.8

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,294 2,264 2,308 2,302 8 0.3

Civilian labor force

895 811 950 997 102 11.4

Participation rate

39.0 35.8 41.1 43.3 4.3 11.0

Employed

845 755 847 913 68 8.0

Employment-population ratio

36.9 33.3 36.7 39.7 2.8 7.6

Unemployed

49 56 102 84 35 71.4

Looking for full-time work

32 42 73 59 27 84.4

Looking for part-time work

17 14 29 25 8 47.1

Unemployment rate

5.5 6.9 10.7 8.4 2.9 52.7

Not in labor force

1,399 1,453 1,358 1,305 -94 -6.7

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,659 8,668 8,677 8,687 28 0.3

Civilian labor force

4,592 4,676 4,784 5,035 443 9.6

Participation rate

53.0 53.9 55.1 58.0 5.0 9.4

Employed

4,227 4,259 4,302 4,492 265 6.3

Employment-population ratio

48.8 49.1 49.6 51.7 2.9 5.9

Unemployed

365 417 482 543 178 48.8

Looking for full-time work

242 279 359 362 120 49.6

Looking for part-time work

123 137 123 181 58 47.2

Unemployment rate

7.9 8.9 10.1 10.8 2.9 36.7

Not in labor force

4,067 3,992 3,894 3,652 -415 -10.2

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: August 16, 2018