HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-17. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 years and over by educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
[Numbers in thousands]
Sex, race, and Hispanic
or Latino ethnicity
Less than a
high school
diploma
High school
graduates,
no college(1)
Some college or associate degree Bachelor's
degree
and higher(2)
Feb.
2016
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
Feb.
2017
Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
Feb.
2016
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
Feb.
2017

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,386 9,926 35,489 35,768 38,156 37,837 22,910 22,430 15,246 15,407 53,563 55,254

Participation rate

45.0 44.7 57.3 57.8 66.8 66.0 64.4 63.8 70.8 69.4 74.4 74.1

Employed

9,530 9,030 33,425 33,825 36,412 36,193 21,785 21,378 14,627 14,815 52,237 53,943

Employment-population ratio

41.3 40.7 54.0 54.6 63.7 63.1 61.2 60.8 67.9 66.7 72.6 72.3

Unemployed

856 896 2,063 1,943 1,744 1,644 1,125 1,052 619 592 1,326 1,311

Unemployment rate

8.2 9.0 5.8 5.4 4.6 4.3 4.9 4.7 4.1 3.8 2.5 2.4

Men

Civilian labor force

6,582 6,310 20,693 21,108 18,901 18,928 11,819 11,748 7,082 7,181 27,218 27,581

Participation rate

57.0 57.2 67.4 67.9 72.8 72.3 70.7 70.2 76.5 75.9 79.1 78.1

Employed

6,060 5,740 19,436 19,951 18,007 18,092 11,212 11,196 6,795 6,897 26,537 26,953

Employment-population ratio

52.5 52.0 63.3 64.2 69.4 69.1 67.1 66.9 73.4 72.9 77.1 76.3

Unemployed

522 571 1,256 1,157 893 836 607 552 287 284 681 628

Unemployment rate

7.9 9.0 6.1 5.5 4.7 4.4 5.1 4.7 4.0 4.0 2.5 2.3

Women

Civilian labor force

3,804 3,616 14,796 14,660 19,256 18,909 11,091 10,682 8,164 8,226 26,345 27,673

Participation rate

33.0 32.4 47.4 47.5 61.8 60.7 58.7 58.0 66.4 64.6 70.2 70.5

Employed

3,470 3,290 13,989 13,875 18,405 18,100 10,573 10,182 7,832 7,919 25,700 26,989

Employment-population ratio

30.1 29.5 44.8 45.0 59.0 58.1 56.0 55.3 63.7 62.2 68.5 68.8

Unemployed

334 326 807 785 851 808 518 500 332 308 645 683

Unemployment rate

8.8 9.0 5.5 5.4 4.4 4.3 4.7 4.7 4.1 3.7 2.4 2.5

White

Civilian labor force

8,274 7,852 27,780 27,901 29,897 29,518 17,528 17,017 12,369 12,502 42,514 43,582

Participation rate

46.6 46.3 56.9 57.2 65.9 64.9 63.3 62.3 69.9 68.9 74.1 73.6

Employed

7,680 7,261 26,400 26,475 28,708 28,383 16,766 16,322 11,942 12,060 41,566 42,665

Employment-population ratio

43.2 42.8 54.1 54.3 63.3 62.4 60.6 59.7 67.4 66.5 72.4 72.1

Unemployed

594 591 1,380 1,426 1,189 1,135 762 694 427 441 947 918

Unemployment rate

7.2 7.5 5.0 5.1 4.0 3.8 4.3 4.1 3.5 3.5 2.2 2.1

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,191 1,153 5,110 5,060 5,395 5,598 3,625 3,678 1,769 1,920 4,776 5,072

Participation rate

36.3 36.0 58.3 58.6 69.8 70.5 68.0 69.7 73.9 72.2 78.6 77.7

Employed

1,003 960 4,593 4,664 5,007 5,230 3,389 3,413 1,618 1,817 4,571 4,869

Employment-population ratio

30.5 30.0 52.4 54.0 64.8 65.9 63.6 64.6 67.6 68.3 75.2 74.6

Unemployed

188 193 517 396 388 368 236 265 151 103 205 203

Unemployment rate

15.8 16.7 10.1 7.8 7.2 6.6 6.5 7.2 8.5 5.4 4.3 4.0

Asian

Civilian labor force

499 460 1,436 1,507 1,525 1,435 893 886 632 549 5,153 5,364

Participation rate

41.6 40.9 59.9 60.3 71.9 69.9 68.7 70.0 76.9 69.7 72.9 73.5

Employed

472 445 1,368 1,467 1,463 1,383 849 846 614 537 5,023 5,226

Employment-population ratio

39.3 39.6 57.0 58.6 69.0 67.4 65.3 66.8 74.8 68.2 71.1 71.6

Unemployed

27 15 68 40 62 52 44 41 18 12 130 137

Unemployment rate

5.4 3.2 4.8 2.7 4.1 3.6 5.0 4.6 2.8 2.1 2.5 2.6

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,816 5,634 6,755 7,173 5,108 5,183 3,295 3,229 1,813 1,955 4,310 4,692

Participation rate

58.5 58.7 68.6 70.5 76.3 75.0 74.8 73.8 79.1 77.1 80.2 80.6

Employed

5,433 5,227 6,418 6,790 4,897 4,982 3,143 3,090 1,754 1,892 4,181 4,542

Employment-population ratio

54.7 54.4 65.2 66.8 73.1 72.1 71.4 70.6 76.6 74.6 77.8 78.0

Unemployed

383 407 336 384 211 202 152 139 58 63 129 150

Unemployment rate

6.6 7.2 5.0 5.3 4.1 3.9 4.6 4.3 3.2 3.2 3.0 3.2

Footnotes
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(2) Includes persons with bachelor`s, master`s, professional, and doctoral degrees.

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: March 10, 2017