HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-15. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race,
and Hispanic
or Latino ethnicity
Total Men, 20 years and
over
Women, 20 years and
over
Both sexes, 16 to 19
years
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2018

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

256,109 258,888 115,292 116,739 124,057 125,393 16,760 16,756

Civilian labor force

159,880 162,510 82,193 83,101 72,237 73,768 5,449 5,641

Participation rate

62.4 62.8 71.3 71.2 58.2 58.8 32.5 33.7

Employed

153,602 156,481 79,025 80,036 69,775 71,422 4,801 5,023

Employment-population ratio

60.0 60.4 68.5 68.6 56.2 57.0 28.6 30.0

Unemployed

6,278 6,029 3,168 3,066 2,462 2,345 648 619

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.7 3.9 3.7 3.4 3.2 11.9 11.0

Not in labor force

96,230 96,378 33,099 33,638 51,820 51,625 11,311 11,115

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

199,458 200,774 91,207 91,957 95,920 96,520 12,332 12,297

Civilian labor force

124,594 126,072 65,263 65,822 55,061 55,939 4,270 4,311

Participation rate

62.5 62.8 71.6 71.6 57.4 58.0 34.6 35.1

Employed

120,148 121,900 62,964 63,649 53,356 54,368 3,828 3,883

Employment-population ratio

60.2 60.7 69.0 69.2 55.6 56.3 31.0 31.6

Unemployed

4,446 4,173 2,299 2,174 1,705 1,571 442 428

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.3 3.5 3.3 3.1 2.8 10.4 9.9

Not in labor force

74,864 74,702 25,944 26,135 40,859 40,581 8,061 7,986

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

32,436 32,956 13,560 13,825 16,368 16,643 2,508 2,488

Civilian labor force

20,050 20,325 9,128 9,214 10,236 10,329 686 781

Participation rate

61.8 61.7 67.3 66.7 62.5 62.1 27.4 31.4

Employed

18,791 19,067 8,537 8,645 9,707 9,779 547 644

Employment-population ratio

57.9 57.9 63.0 62.5 59.3 58.8 21.8 25.9

Unemployed

1,260 1,257 591 570 529 551 140 137

Unemployment rate

6.3 6.2 6.5 6.2 5.2 5.3 20.3 17.5

Not in labor force

12,385 12,632 4,432 4,610 6,132 6,314 1,821 1,708

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

15,610 16,138 6,857 7,180 7,855 8,090 899 868

Civilian labor force

9,779 10,250 5,149 5,208 4,465 4,863 166 180

Participation rate

62.6 63.5 75.1 72.5 56.8 60.1 18.4 20.7

Employed

9,546 9,928 5,020 5,019 4,369 4,744 157 166

Employment-population ratio

61.2 61.5 73.2 69.9 55.6 58.6 17.5 19.1

Unemployed

233 322 129 189 96 119 8 14

Unemployment rate

2.4 3.1 2.5 3.6 2.1 2.5 5.0 7.9

Not in labor force

5,831 5,888 1,708 1,973 3,390 3,227 734 688

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

41,831 43,234 18,836 19,522 19,120 19,742 3,875 3,970

Civilian labor force

27,429 28,913 15,090 15,639 11,165 11,996 1,174 1,278

Participation rate

65.6 66.9 80.1 80.1 58.4 60.8 30.3 32.2

Employed

26,077 27,659 14,457 15,042 10,604 11,511 1,017 1,105

Employment-population ratio

62.3 64.0 76.7 77.1 55.5 58.3 26.2 27.8

Unemployed

1,352 1,255 634 596 561 485 158 173

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.3 4.2 3.8 5.0 4.0 13.4 13.6

Not in labor force

14,402 14,321 3,746 3,884 7,955 7,746 2,701 2,691

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.

 

Last Modified Date: January 04, 2019