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)
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2018
Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2018

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,141 10,078 35,788 36,254 37,987 37,808 22,477 22,101 15,509 15,707 55,728 58,022

Participation rate

45.3 46.9 57.2 57.8 66.2 65.7 63.6 63.0 70.4 69.9 73.9 73.6

Employed

9,624 9,567 34,358 34,879 36,636 36,706 21,617 21,375 15,018 15,331 54,604 56,890

Employment-population ratio

43.0 44.5 54.9 55.6 63.8 63.8 61.1 61.0 68.2 68.2 72.4 72.2

Unemployed

516 510 1,431 1,375 1,351 1,102 860 726 491 376 1,124 1,132

Unemployment rate

5.1 5.1 4.0 3.8 3.6 2.9 3.8 3.3 3.2 2.4 2.0 2.0

Men

Civilian labor force

6,436 6,483 20,641 21,332 19,394 19,312 11,997 11,891 7,397 7,421 28,120 28,626

Participation rate

58.3 60.0 66.9 67.9 73.2 72.4 71.2 70.6 76.6 75.5 78.1 77.3

Employed

6,150 6,198 19,840 20,540 18,686 18,801 11,526 11,556 7,160 7,245 27,606 28,067

Employment-population ratio

55.7 57.3 64.3 65.4 70.5 70.5 68.4 68.6 74.1 73.7 76.6 75.8

Unemployed

286 284 801 792 708 511 471 334 237 176 513 559

Unemployment rate

4.4 4.4 3.9 3.7 3.7 2.6 3.9 2.8 3.2 2.4 1.8 2.0

Women

Civilian labor force

3,705 3,595 15,148 14,922 18,593 18,496 10,480 10,210 8,112 8,286 27,608 29,396

Participation rate

32.7 33.7 47.8 47.7 60.2 59.9 56.6 56.0 65.6 65.5 70.1 70.3

Employed

3,474 3,369 14,518 14,339 17,950 17,905 10,092 9,819 7,858 8,086 26,998 28,823

Employment-population ratio

30.7 31.5 45.8 45.8 58.1 58.0 54.5 53.9 63.5 63.9 68.6 69.0

Unemployed

231 226 630 583 643 591 389 391 254 200 610 573

Unemployment rate

6.2 6.3 4.2 3.9 3.5 3.2 3.7 3.8 3.1 2.4 2.2 1.9

White

Civilian labor force

8,014 8,009 27,749 28,233 29,507 29,251 17,304 16,894 12,203 12,357 43,750 44,997

Participation rate

46.7 48.6 56.3 57.2 65.1 64.7 62.2 61.7 69.8 69.4 73.4 72.9

Employed

7,662 7,673 26,858 27,310 28,605 28,524 16,743 16,444 11,861 12,080 43,001 44,209

Employment-population ratio

44.7 46.6 54.5 55.3 63.2 63.1 60.2 60.0 67.9 67.9 72.1 71.6

Unemployed

351 336 891 924 902 726 561 450 341 276 748 788

Unemployment rate

4.4 4.2 3.2 3.3 3.1 2.5 3.2 2.7 2.8 2.2 1.7 1.8

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,130 1,072 5,329 5,183 5,705 5,667 3,590 3,538 2,115 2,129 5,087 5,840

Participation rate

36.9 36.9 59.8 59.4 70.2 69.9 68.4 68.7 73.6 72.1 77.6 77.8

Employed

1,005 946 4,901 4,837 5,354 5,394 3,374 3,333 1,981 2,061 4,901 5,651

Employment-population ratio

32.8 32.6 55.0 55.4 65.9 66.5 64.3 64.7 69.0 69.8 74.8 75.3

Unemployed

126 126 428 346 350 272 216 205 134 67 186 189

Unemployment rate

11.1 11.8 8.0 6.7 6.1 4.8 6.0 5.8 6.4 3.2 3.7 3.2

Asian

Civilian labor force

450 427 1,535 1,482 1,306 1,427 648 764 658 663 5,593 5,972

Participation rate

38.8 38.4 60.9 60.4 67.0 66.4 63.9 63.9 70.4 69.6 73.6 74.2

Employed

435 416 1,498 1,450 1,276 1,369 624 728 652 640 5,449 5,847

Employment-population ratio

37.5 37.4 59.4 59.1 65.5 63.7 61.4 60.9 69.9 67.2 71.7 72.6

Unemployed

16 12 38 32 30 58 25 35 5 23 144 124

Unemployment rate

3.4 2.7 2.5 2.1 2.3 4.1 3.8 4.6 0.8 3.4 2.6 2.1

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,737 5,849 7,000 7,620 5,386 5,474 3,373 3,415 2,013 2,059 4,678 4,876

Participation rate

58.5 60.0 69.4 70.4 74.7 73.3 72.7 71.7 78.2 76.1 77.9 77.5

Employed

5,508 5,591 6,718 7,343 5,150 5,320 3,233 3,325 1,917 1,995 4,599 4,763

Employment-population ratio

56.2 57.4 66.6 67.8 71.4 71.2 69.7 69.8 74.5 73.8 76.5 75.7

Unemployed

229 257 282 277 237 154 140 90 96 64 79 113

Unemployment rate

4.0 4.4 4.0 3.6 4.4 2.8 4.2 2.6 4.8 3.1 1.7 2.3

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: November 02, 2018