Table 2. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years of age by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, July 2014-2017

Table 2. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years of age by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, July 2014-2017 [Numbers in thousands. Data are not seasonally adjusted.]
Employment status, sex, race, and
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
July
2014
July
2015
July
2016
July
2017

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

38,735 38,589 38,450 38,152

Civilian labor force

23,437 23,162 23,104 23,107

Participation rate

60.5 60.0 60.1 60.6

Employed

20,085 20,333 20,456 20,890

Employment-population ratio

51.9 52.7 53.2 54.8

Unemployed

3,353 2,829 2,648 2,217

Looking for full-time work

2,460 2,134 1,912 1,607

Looking for part-time work

893 695 736 610

Unemployment rate

14.3 12.2 11.5 9.6

Not in labor force

15,298 15,426 15,346 15,045

Men

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,527 19,442 19,380 19,219

Civilian labor force

12,335 12,011 12,094 11,983

Participation rate

63.2 61.8 62.4 62.3

Employed

10,470 10,488 10,638 10,773

Employment-population ratio

53.6 53.9 54.9 56.1

Unemployed

1,865 1,523 1,455 1,210

Looking for full-time work

1,437 1,195 1,169 944

Looking for part-time work

428 328 286 266

Unemployment rate

15.1 12.7 12.0 10.1

Not in labor force

7,191 7,431 7,287 7,236

Women

Civilian noninstitutional population

19,208 19,147 19,069 18,932

Civilian labor force

11,102 11,151 11,010 11,124

Participation rate

57.8 58.2 57.7 58.8

Employed

9,614 9,846 9,818 10,117

Employment-population ratio

50.1 51.4 51.5 53.4

Unemployed

1,488 1,306 1,193 1,007

Looking for full-time work

1,023 939 743 663

Looking for part-time work

465 367 450 344

Unemployment rate

13.4 11.7 10.8 9.1

Not in labor force

8,106 7,996 8,059 7,808

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

28,718 28,488 28,297 28,038

Civilian labor force

18,137 17,735 17,734 17,423

Participation rate

63.2 62.3 62.7 62.1

Employed

15,917 15,903 15,981 16,031

Employment-population ratio

55.4 55.8 56.5 57.2

Unemployed

2,220 1,832 1,754 1,392

Looking for full-time work

1,612 1,308 1,222 974

Looking for part-time work

607 524 532 418

Unemployment rate

12.2 10.3 9.9 8.0

Not in labor force

10,581 10,754 10,562 10,615

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,973 5,916 5,850 5,749

Civilian labor force

3,160 3,337 3,149 3,214

Participation rate

52.9 56.4 53.8 55.9

Employed

2,376 2,645 2,499 2,694

Employment-population ratio

39.8 44.7 42.7 46.9

Unemployed

784 691 650 520

Looking for full-time work

591 604 533 412

Looking for part-time work

192 87 117 108

Unemployment rate

24.8 20.7 20.6 16.2

Not in labor force

2,813 2,580 2,701 2,535

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

2,044 2,148 2,212 2,208

Civilian labor force

936 957 954 1,047

Participation rate

45.8 44.6 43.1 47.4

Employed

834 855 859 944

Employment-population ratio

40.8 39.8 38.8 42.7

Unemployed

102 102 95 103

Looking for full-time work

70 68 65 70

Looking for part-time work

32 34 30 33

Unemployment rate

10.9 10.7 10.0 9.9

Not in labor force

1,109 1,191 1,258 1,162

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

8,313 8,406 8,497 8,535

Civilian labor force

4,675 4,728 4,776 4,835

Participation rate

56.2 56.2 56.2 56.6

Employed

3,903 4,127 4,235 4,347

Employment-population ratio

47.0 49.1 49.8 50.9

Unemployed

772 601 540 488

Looking for full-time work

560 458 385 353

Looking for part-time work

212 143 155 135

Unemployment rate

16.5 12.7 11.3 10.1

Not in labor force

3,637 3,679 3,721 3,700

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