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

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,763 10,611 35,955 36,147 37,820 37,583 22,696 22,278 15,124 15,305 54,279 55,711

Participation rate

45.4 46.4 57.8 57.8 66.9 65.9 64.7 63.5 70.6 69.8 74.1 74.2

Employed

9,939 9,985 34,171 34,676 36,258 36,249 21,686 21,452 14,572 14,797 52,916 54,464

Employment-population ratio

41.9 43.7 54.9 55.4 64.1 63.6 61.8 61.2 68.0 67.5 72.3 72.6

Unemployed

824 626 1,784 1,471 1,562 1,333 1,010 826 552 508 1,363 1,247

Unemployment rate

7.7 5.9 5.0 4.1 4.1 3.5 4.4 3.7 3.7 3.3 2.5 2.2

Men

Civilian labor force

6,782 6,597 20,988 21,038 19,045 18,950 11,887 11,771 7,158 7,180 27,363 28,110

Participation rate

57.5 58.4 67.9 68.1 73.8 71.9 72.1 69.8 76.9 75.6 78.4 78.6

Employed

6,360 6,276 19,914 20,236 18,342 18,367 11,446 11,389 6,896 6,978 26,708 27,519

Employment-population ratio

53.9 55.5 64.4 65.5 71.1 69.7 69.4 67.6 74.1 73.5 76.5 76.9

Unemployed

422 321 1,074 802 703 583 441 381 262 201 654 592

Unemployment rate

6.2 4.9 5.1 3.8 3.7 3.1 3.7 3.2 3.7 2.8 2.4 2.1

Women

Civilian labor force

3,981 4,015 14,967 15,109 18,774 18,633 10,808 10,507 7,966 8,125 26,917 27,600

Participation rate

33.4 34.7 47.8 47.7 61.1 60.8 58.1 57.7 65.7 65.4 70.2 70.3

Employed

3,579 3,709 14,257 14,440 17,916 17,882 10,239 10,063 7,677 7,819 26,208 26,945

Employment-population ratio

30.1 32.1 45.5 45.6 58.3 58.4 55.1 55.2 63.3 63.0 68.4 68.6

Unemployed

401 305 710 669 858 750 569 444 290 306 709 655

Unemployment rate

10.1 7.6 4.7 4.4 4.6 4.0 5.3 4.2 3.6 3.8 2.6 2.4

White

Civilian labor force

8,425 8,353 27,868 27,815 29,789 29,483 17,552 17,354 12,237 12,129 42,770 43,807

Participation rate

46.7 47.9 56.8 56.7 66.1 65.1 63.4 62.6 70.3 69.0 73.6 73.8

Employed

7,887 7,934 26,678 26,887 28,687 28,501 16,852 16,722 11,836 11,779 41,784 42,914

Employment-population ratio

43.7 45.5 54.4 54.8 63.6 62.9 60.8 60.3 68.0 67.0 71.9 72.3

Unemployed

538 419 1,190 928 1,102 982 700 632 401 349 986 893

Unemployment rate

6.4 5.0 4.3 3.3 3.7 3.3 4.0 3.6 3.3 2.9 2.3 2.0

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,262 1,187 5,382 5,499 5,445 5,446 3,531 3,425 1,914 2,021 4,782 5,114

Participation rate

37.0 37.0 60.8 60.8 70.3 69.6 68.9 68.0 73.2 72.7 77.8 78.3

Employed

1,062 1,056 4,951 5,083 5,131 5,189 3,312 3,273 1,820 1,916 4,610 4,955

Employment-population ratio

31.1 32.9 55.9 56.2 66.3 66.4 64.6 65.0 69.6 68.9 75.0 75.9

Unemployed

200 131 431 416 314 257 220 152 94 105 172 159

Unemployment rate

15.8 11.1 8.0 7.6 5.8 4.7 6.2 4.4 4.9 5.2 3.6 3.1

Asian

Civilian labor force

549 559 1,549 1,590 1,295 1,263 785 616 510 647 5,418 5,594

Participation rate

41.6 44.8 61.2 63.5 68.2 67.0 69.1 61.5 66.8 73.2 73.8 73.7

Employed

527 532 1,474 1,539 1,253 1,216 766 599 487 616 5,247 5,444

Employment-population ratio

39.9 42.7 58.3 61.4 65.9 64.5 67.4 59.9 63.8 69.7 71.5 71.7

Unemployed

21 27 75 51 42 47 19 16 23 31 171 150

Unemployment rate

3.9 4.9 4.8 3.2 3.2 3.8 2.4 2.7 4.6 4.8 3.2 2.7

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,680 5,884 6,900 7,020 5,347 5,450 3,379 3,404 1,968 2,046 4,520 4,626

Participation rate

58.2 59.8 69.9 70.2 75.1 74.0 73.7 72.6 77.8 76.5 79.8 79.3

Employed

5,353 5,644 6,501 6,706 5,059 5,215 3,192 3,277 1,867 1,938 4,399 4,501

Employment-population ratio

54.8 57.4 65.9 67.1 71.1 70.8 69.6 69.9 73.9 72.5 77.6 77.1

Unemployed

328 240 399 314 288 234 187 127 101 107 121 125

Unemployment rate

5.8 4.1 5.8 4.5 5.4 4.3 5.5 3.7 5.1 5.2 2.7 2.7

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: October 06, 2017