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.
2015
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2016

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

251,936 254,742 113,241 114,603 122,071 123,383 16,624 16,756

Civilian labor force

157,245 158,968 80,663 81,640 71,055 71,794 5,527 5,534

Participation rate

62.4 62.4 71.2 71.2 58.2 58.2 33.2 33.0

Employed

149,703 151,798 76,827 77,984 68,131 68,984 4,745 4,831

Employment-population ratio

59.4 59.6 67.8 68.0 55.8 55.9 28.5 28.8

Unemployed

7,542 7,170 3,836 3,656 2,924 2,810 782 704

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.5 4.8 4.5 4.1 3.9 14.2 12.7

Not in labor force

94,691 95,774 32,578 32,963 51,016 51,589 11,096 11,221

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

197,471 198,845 90,182 90,890 94,975 95,604 12,313 12,352

Civilian labor force

123,401 124,081 64,506 64,895 54,560 54,856 4,335 4,330

Participation rate

62.5 62.4 71.5 71.4 57.4 57.4 35.2 35.1

Employed

118,157 118,992 61,788 62,194 52,596 52,966 3,773 3,832

Employment-population ratio

59.8 59.8 68.5 68.4 55.4 55.4 30.6 31.0

Unemployed

5,244 5,090 2,718 2,700 1,964 1,890 562 499

Unemployment rate

4.2 4.1 4.2 4.2 3.6 3.4 13.0 11.5

Not in labor force

74,070 74,764 25,676 25,995 40,416 40,748 7,978 8,021

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,594 32,105 13,136 13,381 15,967 16,206 2,491 2,518

Civilian labor force

19,359 19,779 8,759 9,023 9,890 10,088 710 668

Participation rate

61.3 61.6 66.7 67.4 61.9 62.2 28.5 26.5

Employed

17,795 18,307 7,994 8,337 9,240 9,459 560 511

Employment-population ratio

56.3 57.0 60.9 62.3 57.9 58.4 22.5 20.3

Unemployed

1,565 1,472 764 686 650 629 150 157

Unemployment rate

8.1 7.4 8.7 7.6 6.6 6.2 21.2 23.5

Not in labor force

12,235 12,327 4,377 4,359 6,077 6,118 1,781 1,850

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,553 15,433 6,362 6,809 7,349 7,759 842 865

Civilian labor force

9,185 9,681 4,741 5,098 4,278 4,402 166 182

Participation rate

63.1 62.7 74.5 74.9 58.2 56.7 19.8 21.0

Employed

8,821 9,428 4,554 4,980 4,117 4,275 150 173

Employment-population ratio

60.6 61.1 71.6 73.1 56.0 55.1 17.8 20.0

Unemployed

365 253 187 118 162 127 16 9

Unemployment rate

4.0 2.6 3.9 2.3 3.8 2.9 9.8 4.9

Not in labor force

5,367 5,752 1,621 1,712 3,070 3,358 675 683

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

40,090 41,190 18,080 18,570 18,279 18,805 3,731 3,815

Civilian labor force

26,210 27,032 14,475 14,832 10,608 11,062 1,127 1,138

Participation rate

65.4 65.6 80.1 79.9 58.0 58.8 30.2 29.8

Employed

24,591 25,450 13,639 14,059 9,979 10,435 972 956

Employment-population ratio

61.3 61.8 75.4 75.7 54.6 55.5 26.1 25.1

Unemployed

1,619 1,582 835 773 629 627 154 182

Unemployment rate

6.2 5.9 5.8 5.2 5.9 5.7 13.7 16.0

Not in labor force

13,881 14,158 3,605 3,738 7,671 7,743 2,604 2,676

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 06, 2017