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.
2017
Nov.
2018
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2018
Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2018
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2018
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2018
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2018

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,298 10,254 36,102 35,967 38,075 37,649 22,541 21,975 15,534 15,674 55,498 58,392

Participation rate

45.6 47.0 57.7 57.7 66.4 65.6 63.7 62.8 70.8 70.0 73.6 73.7

Employed

9,779 9,700 34,598 34,764 36,747 36,516 21,698 21,263 15,050 15,253 54,424 57,194

Employment-population ratio

43.4 44.4 55.3 55.8 64.1 63.6 61.3 60.7 68.6 68.2 72.2 72.2

Unemployed

518 554 1,504 1,203 1,328 1,133 843 712 485 421 1,074 1,198

Unemployment rate

5.0 5.4 4.2 3.3 3.5 3.0 3.7 3.2 3.1 2.7 1.9 2.1

Men

Civilian labor force

6,450 6,454 20,746 21,042 19,502 19,237 12,147 11,820 7,354 7,417 27,805 28,981

Participation rate

57.9 59.0 66.7 67.5 73.6 72.3 71.3 70.4 77.5 75.6 77.7 77.7

Employed

6,154 6,162 19,944 20,330 18,842 18,746 11,733 11,495 7,109 7,250 27,252 28,380

Employment-population ratio

55.2 56.3 64.1 65.2 71.1 70.5 68.9 68.5 74.9 73.9 76.2 76.0

Unemployed

296 292 802 712 660 491 414 325 246 167 553 601

Unemployment rate

4.6 4.5 3.9 3.4 3.4 2.6 3.4 2.7 3.3 2.2 2.0 2.1

Women

Civilian labor force

3,848 3,800 15,356 14,925 18,573 18,412 10,393 10,155 8,180 8,257 27,693 29,411

Participation rate

33.7 34.9 48.7 48.0 60.3 59.8 56.6 55.7 65.7 65.7 69.9 70.2

Employed

3,625 3,538 14,654 14,435 17,905 17,770 9,964 9,767 7,941 8,003 27,172 28,814

Employment-population ratio

31.8 32.5 46.5 46.4 58.1 57.7 54.2 53.6 63.8 63.7 68.6 68.7

Unemployed

223 262 702 490 668 642 429 388 239 254 521 597

Unemployment rate

5.8 6.9 4.6 3.3 3.6 3.5 4.1 3.8 2.9 3.1 1.9 2.0

White

Civilian labor force

8,137 8,210 28,016 27,959 29,510 29,112 17,332 16,901 12,177 12,212 43,715 45,399

Participation rate

47.4 49.1 56.8 57.2 65.3 64.6 62.3 61.5 70.1 69.5 73.1 73.0

Employed

7,806 7,843 27,022 27,142 28,654 28,318 16,781 16,414 11,873 11,903 42,972 44,506

Employment-population ratio

45.5 46.9 54.8 55.5 63.4 62.9 60.3 59.8 68.4 67.7 71.9 71.5

Unemployed

331 368 994 818 856 795 552 487 305 308 742 893

Unemployment rate

4.1 4.5 3.5 2.9 2.9 2.7 3.2 2.9 2.5 2.5 1.7 2.0

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,115 1,054 5,397 5,257 5,790 5,660 3,682 3,472 2,107 2,188 5,027 5,590

Participation rate

35.7 35.0 60.5 59.1 70.9 69.6 69.4 67.5 73.6 73.2 77.6 77.1

Employed

990 910 4,978 4,968 5,443 5,394 3,472 3,294 1,971 2,100 4,872 5,438

Employment-population ratio

31.7 30.2 55.8 55.8 66.6 66.4 65.5 64.1 68.8 70.3 75.2 75.0

Unemployed

124 144 419 290 346 266 210 178 136 89 155 152

Unemployment rate

11.2 13.7 7.8 5.5 6.0 4.7 5.7 5.1 6.5 4.0 3.1 2.7

Asian

Civilian labor force

455 444 1,517 1,381 1,413 1,501 711 777 702 724 5,350 6,087

Participation rate

36.7 41.0 62.1 57.2 67.3 67.9 62.4 65.7 73.1 70.5 72.3 75.1

Employed

435 429 1,486 1,361 1,377 1,475 694 765 684 711 5,203 5,949

Employment-population ratio

35.1 39.7 60.8 56.4 65.6 66.7 60.9 64.6 71.1 69.2 70.3 73.4

Unemployed

20 14 31 19 36 26 17 12 19 13 147 138

Unemployment rate

4.5 3.3 2.0 1.4 2.5 1.7 2.4 1.6 2.7 1.8 2.8 2.3

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,780 5,940 7,194 7,508 5,327 5,639 3,317 3,513 2,010 2,126 4,719 5,052

Participation rate

59.4 60.6 70.2 70.4 74.8 75.0 73.1 73.1 77.7 78.4 77.6 78.4

Employed

5,562 5,688 6,854 7,263 5,130 5,438 3,196 3,377 1,934 2,061 4,623 4,896

Employment-population ratio

57.1 58.0 66.9 68.1 72.0 72.3 70.4 70.2 74.8 76.1 76.0 76.0

Unemployed

218 252 340 245 198 201 122 137 76 65 96 156

Unemployment rate

3.8 4.2 4.7 3.3 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.9 3.8 3.0 2.0 3.1

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 07, 2018