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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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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
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2020
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2020
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2020
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2020

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

259,432 260,558 117,040 117,672 125,705 126,336 16,687 16,550

Civilian labor force

164,019 160,966 83,939 82,554 73,756 72,415 6,324 5,998

Participation rate

63.2 61.8 71.7 70.2 58.7 57.3 37.9 36.2

Employed

157,816 147,224 81,272 76,178 70,983 65,997 5,560 5,049

Employment-population ratio

60.8 56.5 69.4 64.7 56.5 52.2 33.3 30.5

Unemployed

6,203 13,742 2,667 6,376 2,773 6,418 763 949

Unemployment rate

3.8 8.5 3.2 7.7 3.8 8.9 12.1 15.8

Not in labor force

95,413 99,592 33,101 35,118 51,949 53,921 10,363 10,552

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

200,953 201,417 92,061 92,347 96,652 96,934 12,240 12,137

Civilian labor force

126,920 124,491 66,119 64,909 55,839 54,837 4,962 4,746

Participation rate

63.2 61.8 71.8 70.3 57.8 56.6 40.5 39.1

Employed

122,439 115,205 64,252 60,577 53,798 50,557 4,389 4,070

Employment-population ratio

60.9 57.2 69.8 65.6 55.7 52.2 35.9 33.5

Unemployed

4,481 9,286 1,867 4,331 2,042 4,279 573 676

Unemployment rate

3.5 7.5 2.8 6.7 3.7 7.8 11.5 14.2

Not in labor force

74,033 76,927 25,942 27,438 40,813 42,097 7,278 7,391

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

33,081 33,386 13,905 14,077 16,717 16,897 2,459 2,413

Civilian labor force

20,645 20,199 9,546 9,331 10,346 10,141 753 727

Participation rate

62.4 60.5 68.7 66.3 61.9 60.0 30.6 30.1

Employed

19,503 17,551 9,005 8,125 9,858 8,870 639 556

Employment-population ratio

59.0 52.6 64.8 57.7 59.0 52.5 26.0 23.0

Unemployed

1,143 2,648 540 1,206 488 1,271 114 171

Unemployment rate

5.5 13.1 5.7 12.9 4.7 12.5 15.2 23.5

Not in labor force

12,435 13,187 4,359 4,746 6,371 6,756 1,706 1,686

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,433 16,597 7,167 7,352 8,254 8,346 1,012 899

Civilian labor force

10,554 10,627 5,400 5,491 4,923 4,950 231 187

Participation rate

64.2 64.0 75.4 74.7 59.6 59.3 22.8 20.8

Employed

10,248 9,491 5,255 4,957 4,797 4,388 196 146

Employment-population ratio

62.4 57.2 73.3 67.4 58.1 52.6 19.4 16.3

Unemployed

306 1,136 145 534 126 562 35 40

Unemployment rate

2.9 10.7 2.7 9.7 2.6 11.4 15.2 21.6

Not in labor force

5,879 5,969 1,766 1,861 3,332 3,396 781 712

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

43,630 44,300 19,697 20,006 19,935 20,272 3,998 4,022

Civilian labor force

29,065 28,901 15,726 15,763 12,034 11,831 1,305 1,307

Participation rate

66.6 65.2 79.8 78.8 60.4 58.4 32.6 32.5

Employed

27,849 25,859 15,244 14,261 11,494 10,547 1,111 1,051

Employment-population ratio

63.8 58.4 77.4 71.3 57.7 52.0 27.8 26.1

Unemployed

1,216 3,042 482 1,502 540 1,284 194 256

Unemployment rate

4.2 10.5 3.1 9.5 4.5 10.9 14.9 19.6

Not in labor force

14,565 15,399 3,971 4,243 7,901 8,441 2,692 2,716

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: September 04, 2020