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Table 2. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years of age by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, July 2017-2020

Table 2. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years of age by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, July 2017-2020 [Numbers in thousands. Data are not seasonally adjusted.]
Employment status, sex, race, and
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
July
2017
July
2018
July
2019
July
2020

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

38,152 37,997 37,729 37,472

Civilian labor force

23,107 23,016 23,311 21,479

Participation rate

60.6 60.6 61.8 57.3

Employed

20,890 20,897 21,196 17,507

Employment-population ratio

54.8 55.0 56.2 46.7

Unemployed

2,217 2,119 2,115 3,973

Looking for full-time work

1,607 1,458 1,447 2,651

Looking for part-time work

610 660 668 1,321

Unemployment rate

9.6 9.2 9.1 18.5

Not in labor force

15,045 14,981 14,417 15,993

Men

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,219 19,128 18,964 18,813

Civilian labor force

11,983 11,695 11,977 10,990

Participation rate

62.3 61.1 63.2 58.4

Employed

10,773 10,550 10,857 8,966

Employment-population ratio

56.1 55.2 57.3 47.7

Unemployed

1,210 1,145 1,120 2,024

Looking for full-time work

944 828 803 1,388

Looking for part-time work

266 317 317 636

Unemployment rate

10.1 9.8 9.4 18.4

Not in labor force

7,236 7,433 6,987 7,823

Women

Civilian noninstitutional population

18,932 18,869 18,765 18,659

Civilian labor force

11,124 11,321 11,334 10,489

Participation rate

58.8 60.0 60.4 56.2

Employed

10,117 10,347 10,339 8,541

Employment-population ratio

53.4 54.8 55.1 45.8

Unemployed

1,007 974 995 1,949

Looking for full-time work

663 630 645 1,263

Looking for part-time work

344 344 350 686

Unemployment rate

9.1 8.6 8.8 18.6

Not in labor force

7,808 7,548 7,430 8,170

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

28,038 27,866 27,658 27,474

Civilian labor force

17,423 17,509 17,716 16,322

Participation rate

62.1 62.8 64.1 59.4

Employed

16,031 16,174 16,295 13,595

Employment-population ratio

57.2 58.0 58.9 49.5

Unemployed

1,392 1,335 1,421 2,727

Looking for full-time work

974 863 938 1,819

Looking for part-time work

418 471 483 908

Unemployment rate

8.0 7.6 8.0 16.7

Not in labor force

10,615 10,357 9,942 11,152

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,749 5,668 5,561 5,494

Civilian labor force

3,214 3,203 3,243 2,884

Participation rate

55.9 56.5 58.3 52.5

Employed

2,694 2,675 2,771 2,151

Employment-population ratio

46.9 47.2 49.8 39.2

Unemployed

520 528 472 733

Looking for full-time work

412 438 374 537

Looking for part-time work

108 90 98 196

Unemployment rate

16.2 16.5 14.6 25.4

Not in labor force

2,535 2,465 2,318 2,610

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,208 2,302 2,387 2,234

Civilian labor force

1,047 997 1,065 958

Participation rate

47.4 43.3 44.6 42.9

Employed

944 913 978 715

Employment-population ratio

42.7 39.7 41.0 32.0

Unemployed

103 84 87 243

Looking for full-time work

70 59 37 138

Looking for part-time work

33 25 50 106

Unemployment rate

9.9 8.4 8.2 25.4

Not in labor force

1,162 1,305 1,322 1,277

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,535 8,687 8,750 8,810

Civilian labor force

4,835 5,035 5,059 4,789

Participation rate

56.6 58.0 57.8 54.4

Employed

4,347 4,492 4,485 3,752

Employment-population ratio

50.9 51.7 51.3 42.6

Unemployed

488 543 574 1,037

Looking for full-time work

353 362 384 726

Looking for part-time work

135 181 190 311

Unemployment rate

10.1 10.8 11.3 21.7

Not in labor force

3,700 3,652 3,691 4,021

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 18, 2020