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

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,678 10,298 35,873 36,102 38,110 38,075 22,858 22,541 15,253 15,534 54,054 55,498

Participation rate

45.5 45.6 57.8 57.7 66.3 66.4 64.2 63.7 69.7 70.8 73.9 73.6

Employed

9,858 9,779 34,175 34,598 36,684 36,747 21,965 21,698 14,719 15,050 52,867 54,424

Employment-population ratio

42.0 43.4 55.1 55.3 63.8 64.1 61.7 61.3 67.2 68.6 72.3 72.2

Unemployed

820 518 1,698 1,504 1,426 1,328 892 843 534 485 1,187 1,074

Unemployment rate

7.7 5.0 4.7 4.2 3.7 3.5 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.1 2.2 1.9

Men

Civilian labor force

6,770 6,450 20,898 20,746 19,055 19,502 11,942 12,147 7,113 7,354 27,221 27,805

Participation rate

57.5 57.9 67.4 66.7 73.2 73.6 71.5 71.3 76.3 77.5 78.1 77.7

Employed

6,322 6,154 19,917 19,944 18,365 18,842 11,506 11,733 6,860 7,109 26,629 27,252

Employment-population ratio

53.7 55.2 64.3 64.1 70.6 71.1 68.9 68.9 73.6 74.9 76.4 76.2

Unemployed

448 296 981 802 689 660 437 414 253 246 592 553

Unemployment rate

6.6 4.6 4.7 3.9 3.6 3.4 3.7 3.4 3.6 3.3 2.2 2.0

Women

Civilian labor force

3,909 3,848 14,975 15,356 19,056 18,573 10,915 10,393 8,140 8,180 26,833 27,693

Participation rate

33.4 33.7 48.2 48.7 60.5 60.3 57.7 56.6 64.8 65.7 70.1 69.9

Employed

3,537 3,625 14,259 14,654 18,319 17,905 10,460 9,964 7,859 7,941 26,237 27,172

Employment-population ratio

30.2 31.8 45.9 46.5 58.2 58.1 55.3 54.2 62.5 63.8 68.6 68.6

Unemployed

372 223 717 702 737 668 455 429 282 239 595 521

Unemployment rate

9.5 5.8 4.8 4.6 3.9 3.6 4.2 4.1 3.5 2.9 2.2 1.9

White

Civilian labor force

8,334 8,137 27,855 28,016 29,805 29,510 17,677 17,332 12,127 12,177 42,740 43,715

Participation rate

46.9 47.4 56.9 56.8 65.4 65.3 63.0 62.3 69.4 70.1 73.4 73.1

Employed

7,768 7,806 26,704 27,022 28,820 28,654 17,076 16,781 11,743 11,873 41,881 42,972

Employment-population ratio

43.7 45.5 54.5 54.8 63.3 63.4 60.9 60.3 67.2 68.4 71.9 71.9

Unemployed

566 331 1,151 994 985 856 601 552 384 305 859 742

Unemployment rate

6.8 4.1 4.1 3.5 3.3 2.9 3.4 3.2 3.2 2.5 2.0 1.7

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,261 1,115 5,277 5,397 5,636 5,790 3,510 3,682 2,126 2,107 4,817 5,027

Participation rate

38.7 35.7 60.2 60.5 70.1 70.9 68.5 69.4 72.9 73.6 77.8 77.6

Employed

1,083 990 4,868 4,978 5,314 5,443 3,309 3,472 2,005 1,971 4,655 4,872

Employment-population ratio

33.3 31.7 55.6 55.8 66.1 66.6 64.6 65.5 68.8 68.8 75.2 75.2

Unemployed

178 124 409 419 322 346 201 210 121 136 162 155

Unemployment rate

14.1 11.2 7.8 7.8 5.7 6.0 5.7 5.7 5.7 6.5 3.4 3.1

Asian

Civilian labor force

560 455 1,604 1,517 1,329 1,413 801 711 528 702 5,192 5,350

Participation rate

39.4 36.7 63.9 62.1 65.9 67.3 66.5 62.4 65.0 73.1 72.6 72.3

Employed

548 435 1,526 1,486 1,296 1,377 784 694 512 684 5,067 5,203

Employment-population ratio

38.6 35.1 60.8 60.8 64.3 65.6 65.2 60.9 63.0 71.1 70.8 70.3

Unemployed

11 20 78 31 33 36 16 17 17 19 125 147

Unemployment rate

2.0 4.5 4.8 2.0 2.5 2.5 2.0 2.4 3.1 2.7 2.4 2.8

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,912 5,780 6,719 7,194 5,449 5,327 3,476 3,317 1,973 2,010 4,504 4,719

Participation rate

59.8 59.4 68.5 70.2 75.6 74.8 75.1 73.1 76.6 77.7 79.4 77.6

Employed

5,559 5,562 6,378 6,854 5,219 5,130 3,321 3,196 1,898 1,934 4,375 4,623

Employment-population ratio

56.2 57.1 65.0 66.9 72.4 72.0 71.7 70.4 73.7 74.8 77.1 76.0

Unemployed

353 218 341 340 230 198 156 122 75 76 129 96

Unemployment rate

6.0 3.8 5.1 4.7 4.2 3.7 4.5 3.7 3.8 3.8 2.9 2.0

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: December 08, 2017