Table 2. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years of age by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, July 2015-2018

Table 2. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years of age by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, July 2015-2018 [Numbers in thousands. Data are not seasonally adjusted.]
Employment status, sex, race, and
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
July
2015
July
2016
July
2017
July
2018

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

38,589 38,450 38,152 37,997

Civilian labor force

23,162 23,104 23,107 23,016

Participation rate

60.0 60.1 60.6 60.6

Employed

20,333 20,456 20,890 20,897

Employment-population ratio

52.7 53.2 54.8 55.0

Unemployed

2,829 2,648 2,217 2,119

Looking for full-time work

2,134 1,912 1,607 1,458

Looking for part-time work

695 736 610 660

Unemployment rate

12.2 11.5 9.6 9.2

Not in labor force

15,426 15,346 15,045 14,981

Men

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,442 19,380 19,219 19,128

Civilian labor force

12,011 12,094 11,983 11,695

Participation rate

61.8 62.4 62.3 61.1

Employed

10,488 10,638 10,773 10,550

Employment-population ratio

53.9 54.9 56.1 55.2

Unemployed

1,523 1,455 1,210 1,145

Looking for full-time work

1,195 1,169 944 828

Looking for part-time work

328 286 266 317

Unemployment rate

12.7 12.0 10.1 9.8

Not in labor force

7,431 7,287 7,236 7,433

Women

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,147 19,069 18,932 18,869

Civilian labor force

11,151 11,010 11,124 11,321

Participation rate

58.2 57.7 58.8 60.0

Employed

9,846 9,818 10,117 10,347

Employment-population ratio

51.4 51.5 53.4 54.8

Unemployed

1,306 1,193 1,007 974

Looking for full-time work

939 743 663 630

Looking for part-time work

367 450 344 344

Unemployment rate

11.7 10.8 9.1 8.6

Not in labor force

7,996 8,059 7,808 7,548

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

28,488 28,297 28,038 27,866

Civilian labor force

17,735 17,734 17,423 17,509

Participation rate

62.3 62.7 62.1 62.8

Employed

15,903 15,981 16,031 16,174

Employment-population ratio

55.8 56.5 57.2 58.0

Unemployed

1,832 1,754 1,392 1,335

Looking for full-time work

1,308 1,222 974 863

Looking for part-time work

524 532 418 471

Unemployment rate

10.3 9.9 8.0 7.6

Not in labor force

10,754 10,562 10,615 10,357

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,916 5,850 5,749 5,668

Civilian labor force

3,337 3,149 3,214 3,203

Participation rate

56.4 53.8 55.9 56.5

Employed

2,645 2,499 2,694 2,675

Employment-population ratio

44.7 42.7 46.9 47.2

Unemployed

691 650 520 528

Looking for full-time work

604 533 412 438

Looking for part-time work

87 117 108 90

Unemployment rate

20.7 20.6 16.2 16.5

Not in labor force

2,580 2,701 2,535 2,465

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,148 2,212 2,208 2,302

Civilian labor force

957 954 1,047 997

Participation rate

44.6 43.1 47.4 43.3

Employed

855 859 944 913

Employment-population ratio

39.8 38.8 42.7 39.7

Unemployed

102 95 103 84

Looking for full-time work

68 65 70 59

Looking for part-time work

34 30 33 25

Unemployment rate

10.7 10.0 9.9 8.4

Not in labor force

1,191 1,258 1,162 1,305

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,406 8,497 8,535 8,687

Civilian labor force

4,728 4,776 4,835 5,035

Participation rate

56.2 56.2 56.6 58.0

Employed

4,127 4,235 4,347 4,492

Employment-population ratio

49.1 49.8 50.9 51.7

Unemployed

601 540 488 543

Looking for full-time work

458 385 353 362

Looking for part-time work

143 155 135 181

Unemployment rate

12.7 11.3 10.1 10.8

Not in labor force

3,679 3,721 3,700 3,652

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