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)
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2017
Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2017

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,648 10,499 36,029 36,098 37,381 37,076 22,224 22,015 15,157 15,060 53,645 55,222

Participation rate

45.8 45.9 57.5 57.9 66.2 65.3 64.0 63.2 69.7 68.6 73.5 73.4

Employed

9,922 9,924 34,231 34,278 35,743 35,617 21,167 21,106 14,576 14,511 52,032 53,720

Employment-population ratio

42.7 43.4 54.6 55.0 63.3 62.7 61.0 60.6 67.0 66.1 71.3 71.4

Unemployed

726 575 1,798 1,821 1,638 1,458 1,057 909 581 550 1,613 1,503

Unemployment rate

6.8 5.5 5.0 5.0 4.4 3.9 4.8 4.1 3.8 3.7 3.0 2.7

Men

Civilian labor force

6,775 6,607 21,076 21,224 18,753 18,583 11,623 11,611 7,130 6,972 27,271 27,855

Participation rate

58.0 58.0 67.6 68.4 73.1 71.3 71.3 69.4 76.3 74.6 78.4 77.9

Employed

6,410 6,253 20,121 20,223 18,027 17,969 11,160 11,211 6,867 6,758 26,542 27,183

Employment-population ratio

54.9 54.9 64.5 65.2 70.3 68.9 68.4 67.0 73.5 72.3 76.3 76.0

Unemployed

365 354 955 1,001 726 614 463 400 263 214 729 672

Unemployment rate

5.4 5.4 4.5 4.7 3.9 3.3 4.0 3.4 3.7 3.1 2.7 2.4

Women

Civilian labor force

3,873 3,893 14,953 14,874 18,628 18,492 10,601 10,404 8,027 8,088 26,374 27,367

Participation rate

33.5 33.8 47.4 47.5 60.4 60.2 57.6 57.5 64.6 64.2 69.0 69.3

Employed

3,512 3,671 14,109 14,055 17,716 17,648 10,007 9,895 7,709 7,753 25,490 26,537

Employment-population ratio

30.3 31.9 44.8 44.9 57.5 57.5 54.4 54.6 62.1 61.5 66.7 67.2

Unemployed

361 221 844 819 912 844 594 509 318 335 884 831

Unemployment rate

9.3 5.7 5.6 5.5 4.9 4.6 5.6 4.9 4.0 4.1 3.4 3.0

White

Civilian labor force

8,278 8,188 28,146 27,799 29,356 29,011 17,100 17,084 12,256 11,927 42,382 43,590

Participation rate

47.1 47.1 56.8 57.0 65.5 64.3 62.9 62.3 69.4 67.5 72.9 72.9

Employed

7,817 7,805 26,961 26,684 28,209 27,981 16,390 16,448 11,820 11,533 41,173 42,490

Employment-population ratio

44.5 44.9 54.4 54.7 62.9 62.1 60.3 60.0 66.9 65.3 70.8 71.0

Unemployed

461 383 1,185 1,115 1,147 1,030 710 637 436 393 1,209 1,100

Unemployment rate

5.6 4.7 4.2 4.0 3.9 3.6 4.2 3.7 3.6 3.3 2.9 2.5

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,289 1,202 5,280 5,535 5,416 5,410 3,522 3,390 1,894 2,020 4,720 4,973

Participation rate

37.8 37.2 60.1 61.0 69.2 69.5 67.5 67.2 72.7 73.7 77.6 76.9

Employed

1,102 1,087 4,845 5,001 5,067 5,079 3,275 3,178 1,792 1,901 4,512 4,780

Employment-population ratio

32.4 33.6 55.1 55.1 64.7 65.2 62.7 63.0 68.8 69.4 74.2 73.9

Unemployed

187 115 435 533 350 330 248 212 102 118 208 193

Unemployment rate

14.5 9.5 8.2 9.6 6.5 6.1 7.0 6.2 5.4 5.9 4.4 3.9

Asian

Civilian labor force

558 566 1,498 1,574 1,355 1,292 811 666 544 626 5,339 5,493

Participation rate

41.9 44.1 59.0 62.1 67.4 68.1 69.6 63.8 64.3 73.2 74.1 74.2

Employed

537 528 1,427 1,512 1,298 1,242 775 640 523 601 5,175 5,323

Employment-population ratio

40.4 41.0 56.2 59.7 64.5 65.4 66.5 61.4 61.8 70.4 71.8 71.9

Unemployed

20 39 71 62 58 50 36 26 21 24 164 169

Unemployment rate

3.7 6.9 4.7 3.9 4.2 3.9 4.5 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.1 3.1

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,755 5,813 6,776 6,875 5,344 5,279 3,382 3,269 1,962 2,010 4,483 4,660

Participation rate

59.0 58.4 69.0 69.5 75.1 73.3 74.1 72.8 76.8 74.3 79.6 78.9

Employed

5,457 5,583 6,483 6,532 5,064 5,069 3,203 3,138 1,861 1,931 4,317 4,483

Employment-population ratio

55.9 56.1 66.1 66.0 71.1 70.4 70.2 69.8 72.9 71.4 76.7 75.9

Unemployed

298 230 293 343 279 210 179 131 101 79 166 177

Unemployment rate

5.2 4.0 4.3 5.0 5.2 4.0 5.3 4.0 5.1 3.9 3.7 3.8

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: September 01, 2017