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 2017

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 2017 [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

38,197 38,181 38,166 38,152 -45 -0.1

Civilian labor force

20,708 20,899 22,720 23,107 2,399 11.6

Participation rate

54.2 54.7 59.5 60.6 6.4 11.8

Employed

18,948 19,070 20,330 20,890 1,942 10.2

Employment-population ratio

49.6 49.9 53.3 54.8 5.2 10.5

Unemployed

1,759 1,829 2,389 2,217 458 26.0

Looking for full-time work

1,098 1,253 1,748 1,607 509 46.4

Looking for part-time work

662 576 641 610 -52 -7.9

Unemployment rate

8.5 8.8 10.5 9.6 1.1 12.9

Not in labor force

17,489 17,282 15,447 15,045 -2,444 -14.0

Men

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,247 19,237 19,228 19,219 -28 -0.1

Civilian labor force

10,647 10,840 11,785 11,983 1,336 12.5

Participation rate

55.3 56.3 61.3 62.3 7.0 12.7

Employed

9,633 9,790 10,447 10,773 1,140 11.8

Employment-population ratio

50.0 50.9 54.3 56.1 6.1 12.2

Unemployed

1,014 1,050 1,338 1,210 196 19.3

Looking for full-time work

700 755 1,028 944 244 34.9

Looking for part-time work

315 295 309 266 -49 -15.6

Unemployment rate

9.5 9.7 11.4 10.1 0.6 6.3

Not in labor force

8,600 8,397 7,444 7,236 -1,364 -15.9

Women

Civilian noninstitutional population

18,950 18,943 18,938 18,932 -18 -0.1

Civilian labor force

10,060 10,059 10,935 11,124 1,064 10.6

Participation rate

53.1 53.1 57.7 58.8 5.7 10.7

Employed

9,315 9,281 9,883 10,117 802 8.6

Employment-population ratio

49.2 49.0 52.2 53.4 4.2 8.5

Unemployed

745 778 1,051 1,007 262 35.2

Looking for full-time work

398 498 720 663 265 66.6

Looking for part-time work

347 281 332 344 -3 -0.9

Unemployment rate

7.4 7.7 9.6 9.1 1.7 23.0

Not in labor force

8,889 8,884 8,003 7,808 -1,081 -12.2

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

28,085 28,068 28,053 28,038 -47 -0.2

Civilian labor force

15,708 15,773 17,218 17,423 1,715 10.9

Participation rate

55.9 56.2 61.4 62.1 6.2 11.1

Employed

14,527 14,601 15,610 16,031 1,504 10.4

Employment-population ratio

51.7 52.0 55.6 57.2 5.5 10.6

Unemployed

1,181 1,172 1,608 1,392 211 17.9

Looking for full-time work

734 808 1,163 974 240 32.7

Looking for part-time work

447 364 446 418 -29 -6.5

Unemployment rate

7.5 7.4 9.3 8.0 0.5 6.7

Not in labor force

12,377 12,295 10,835 10,615 -1,762 -14.2

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,769 5,762 5,756 5,749 -20 -0.3

Civilian labor force

2,953 3,033 3,170 3,214 261 8.8

Participation rate

51.2 52.6 55.1 55.9 4.7 9.2

Employed

2,542 2,589 2,673 2,694 152 6.0

Employment-population ratio

44.1 44.9 46.4 46.9 2.8 6.3

Unemployed

411 444 497 520 109 26.5

Looking for full-time work

282 314 386 412 130 46.1

Looking for part-time work

129 130 112 108 -21 -16.3

Unemployment rate

13.9 14.6 15.7 16.2 2.3 16.5

Not in labor force

2,816 2,729 2,586 2,535 -281 -10.0

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,262 2,249 2,248 2,208 -54 -2.4

Civilian labor force

881 909 973 1,047 166 18.8

Participation rate

38.9 40.4 43.3 47.4 8.5 21.9

Employed

813 844 860 944 131 16.1

Employment-population ratio

35.9 37.5 38.2 42.7 6.8 18.9

Unemployed

68 65 114 103 35 51.5

Looking for full-time work

39 28 70 70 31 79.5

Looking for part-time work

30 38 44 33 3 10.0

Unemployment rate

7.8 7.2 11.7 9.9 2.1 26.9

Not in labor force

1,381 1,340 1,275 1,162 -219 -15.9

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,512 8,520 8,527 8,535 23 0.3

Civilian labor force

4,440 4,561 4,676 4,835 395 8.9

Participation rate

52.2 53.5 54.8 56.6 4.4 8.4

Employed

4,066 4,188 4,198 4,347 281 6.9

Employment-population ratio

47.8 49.2 49.2 50.9 3.1 6.5

Unemployed

374 373 478 488 114 30.5

Looking for full-time work

225 258 358 353 128 56.9

Looking for part-time work

149 115 120 135 -14 -9.4

Unemployment rate

8.4 8.2 10.2 10.1 1.7 20.2

Not in labor force

4,073 3,959 3,851 3,700 -373 -9.2

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, 2017