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
Sept.
2017
Sept.
2018
Sept.
2017
Sept.
2018
Sept.
2017
Sept.
2018
Sept.
2017
Sept.
2018

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

255,562 258,290 115,020 116,437 123,781 125,091 16,761 16,762

Civilian labor force

161,049 161,958 82,633 83,115 72,670 73,280 5,746 5,562

Participation rate

63.0 62.7 71.8 71.4 58.7 58.6 34.3 33.2

Employed

154,494 156,191 79,662 80,458 69,820 70,858 5,011 4,876

Employment-population ratio

60.5 60.5 69.3 69.1 56.4 56.6 29.9 29.1

Unemployed

6,556 5,766 2,972 2,658 2,849 2,422 735 686

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.6 3.6 3.2 3.9 3.3 12.8 12.3

Not in labor force

94,513 96,332 32,387 33,322 51,111 51,811 11,015 11,199

White

Civilian noninstitutional population

199,191 200,476 91,068 91,797 95,784 96,369 12,338 12,309

Civilian labor force

125,320 125,413 65,412 65,625 55,501 55,404 4,407 4,383

Participation rate

62.9 62.6 71.8 71.5 57.9 57.5 35.7 35.6

Employed

120,857 121,500 63,378 63,796 53,577 53,811 3,902 3,893

Employment-population ratio

60.7 60.6 69.6 69.5 55.9 55.8 31.6 31.6

Unemployed

4,463 3,913 2,034 1,829 1,924 1,594 505 490

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.1 3.1 2.8 3.5 2.9 11.5 11.2

Not in labor force

73,871 75,063 25,657 26,172 40,283 40,965 7,931 7,926

Black or African American

Civilian noninstitutional population

32,333 32,848 13,507 13,769 16,316 16,585 2,511 2,494

Civilian labor force

20,227 20,484 9,315 9,369 10,153 10,421 759 694

Participation rate

62.6 62.4 69.0 68.0 62.2 62.8 30.2 27.8

Employed

18,842 19,295 8,708 8,842 9,549 9,892 584 560

Employment-population ratio

58.3 58.7 64.5 64.2 58.5 59.6 23.3 22.5

Unemployed

1,385 1,189 606 526 604 529 174 134

Unemployment rate

6.8 5.8 6.5 5.6 5.9 5.1 23.0 19.3

Not in labor force

12,106 12,365 4,192 4,400 6,162 6,165 1,752 1,800

Asian

Civilian noninstitutional population

15,483 16,011 6,833 7,068 7,765 8,077 885 866

Civilian labor force

9,973 10,289 5,193 5,275 4,562 4,856 218 158

Participation rate

64.4 64.3 76.0 74.6 58.7 60.1 24.6 18.2

Employed

9,619 9,933 5,011 5,085 4,408 4,709 200 140

Employment-population ratio

62.1 62.0 73.3 71.9 56.8 58.3 22.6 16.2

Unemployed

353 356 183 191 153 147 17 18

Unemployment rate

3.5 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.0 8.0 11.3

Not in labor force

5,510 5,722 1,640 1,793 3,203 3,221 667 708

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian noninstitutional population

41,579 42,959 18,721 19,393 18,999 19,612 3,859 3,954

Civilian labor force

27,599 28,316 15,124 15,414 11,251 11,682 1,224 1,220

Participation rate

66.4 65.9 80.8 79.5 59.2 59.6 31.7 30.9

Employed

26,270 27,105 14,584 14,888 10,630 11,175 1,056 1,042

Employment-population ratio

63.2 63.1 77.9 76.8 55.9 57.0 27.4 26.3

Unemployed

1,329 1,211 540 526 621 507 168 179

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.3 3.6 3.4 5.5 4.3 13.7 14.6

Not in labor force

13,980 14,642 3,597 3,979 7,748 7,930 2,635 2,734

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: October 05, 2018