Table 2. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years of age by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, July 2016-2019

Table 2. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years of age by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, July 2016-2019 [Numbers in thousands. Data are not seasonally adjusted.]
Employment status, sex, race, and
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
July
2016
July
2017
July
2018
July
2019

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

38,450 38,152 37,997 37,729

Civilian labor force

23,104 23,107 23,016 23,311

Participation rate

60.1 60.6 60.6 61.8

Employed

20,456 20,890 20,897 21,196

Employment-population ratio

53.2 54.8 55.0 56.2

Unemployed

2,648 2,217 2,119 2,115

Looking for full-time work

1,912 1,607 1,458 1,447

Looking for part-time work

736 610 660 668

Unemployment rate

11.5 9.6 9.2 9.1

Not in labor force

15,346 15,045 14,981 14,417

Men

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,380 19,219 19,128 18,964

Civilian labor force

12,094 11,983 11,695 11,977

Participation rate

62.4 62.3 61.1 63.2

Employed

10,638 10,773 10,550 10,857

Employment-population ratio

54.9 56.1 55.2 57.3

Unemployed

1,455 1,210 1,145 1,120

Looking for full-time work

1,169 944 828 803

Looking for part-time work

286 266 317 317

Unemployment rate

12.0 10.1 9.8 9.4

Not in labor force

7,287 7,236 7,433 6,987

Women

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,069 18,932 18,869 18,765

Civilian labor force

11,010 11,124 11,321 11,334

Participation rate

57.7 58.8 60.0 60.4

Employed

9,818 10,117 10,347 10,339

Employment-population ratio

51.5 53.4 54.8 55.1

Unemployed

1,193 1,007 974 995

Looking for full-time work

743 663 630 645

Looking for part-time work

450 344 344 350

Unemployment rate

10.8 9.1 8.6 8.8

Not in labor force

8,059 7,808 7,548 7,430

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

28,297 28,038 27,866 27,658

Civilian labor force

17,734 17,423 17,509 17,716

Participation rate

62.7 62.1 62.8 64.1

Employed

15,981 16,031 16,174 16,295

Employment-population ratio

56.5 57.2 58.0 58.9

Unemployed

1,754 1,392 1,335 1,421

Looking for full-time work

1,222 974 863 938

Looking for part-time work

532 418 471 483

Unemployment rate

9.9 8.0 7.6 8.0

Not in labor force

10,562 10,615 10,357 9,942

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,850 5,749 5,668 5,561

Civilian labor force

3,149 3,214 3,203 3,243

Participation rate

53.8 55.9 56.5 58.3

Employed

2,499 2,694 2,675 2,771

Employment-population ratio

42.7 46.9 47.2 49.8

Unemployed

650 520 528 472

Looking for full-time work

533 412 438 374

Looking for part-time work

117 108 90 98

Unemployment rate

20.6 16.2 16.5 14.6

Not in labor force

2,701 2,535 2,465 2,318

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,212 2,208 2,302 2,387

Civilian labor force

954 1,047 997 1,065

Participation rate

43.1 47.4 43.3 44.6

Employed

859 944 913 978

Employment-population ratio

38.8 42.7 39.7 41.0

Unemployed

95 103 84 87

Looking for full-time work

65 70 59 37

Looking for part-time work

30 33 25 50

Unemployment rate

10.0 9.9 8.4 8.2

Not in labor force

1,258 1,162 1,305 1,322

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,497 8,535 8,687 8,750

Civilian labor force

4,776 4,835 5,035 5,059

Participation rate

56.2 56.6 58.0 57.8

Employed

4,235 4,347 4,492 4,485

Employment-population ratio

49.8 50.9 51.7 51.3

Unemployed

540 488 543 574

Looking for full-time work

385 353 362 384

Looking for part-time work

155 135 181 190

Unemployment rate

11.3 10.1 10.8 11.3

Not in labor force

3,721 3,700 3,652 3,691

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, 2019