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

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,143 10,180 36,227 35,969 37,881 37,550 22,333 22,149 15,548 15,401 54,905 57,097

Participation rate

45.1 45.5 58.0 57.3 66.2 65.5 63.7 62.8 70.1 69.8 74.2 74.6

Employed

9,375 9,519 34,324 34,290 36,442 36,175 21,426 21,216 15,016 14,959 53,573 55,846

Employment-population ratio

41.7 42.5 54.9 54.6 63.6 63.1 61.1 60.2 67.7 67.8 72.4 73.0

Unemployed

768 661 1,903 1,679 1,439 1,375 907 934 532 441 1,332 1,251

Unemployment rate

7.6 6.5 5.3 4.7 3.8 3.7 4.1 4.2 3.4 2.9 2.4 2.2

Men

Civilian labor force

6,446 6,492 21,299 21,156 18,864 18,913 11,660 11,807 7,204 7,105 27,506 28,675

Participation rate

57.7 58.3 68.2 67.7 72.2 71.8 70.1 70.1 75.8 74.8 78.2 78.7

Employed

5,950 6,100 20,188 20,115 18,104 18,225 11,134 11,336 6,971 6,890 26,807 28,046

Employment-population ratio

53.3 54.8 64.6 64.3 69.3 69.2 67.0 67.3 73.3 72.5 76.2 77.0

Unemployed

496 392 1,111 1,041 760 687 526 472 234 216 699 629

Unemployment rate

7.7 6.0 5.2 4.9 4.0 3.6 4.5 4.0 3.2 3.0 2.5 2.2

Women

Civilian labor force

3,697 3,688 14,928 14,813 19,018 18,638 10,673 10,342 8,344 8,296 27,399 28,422

Participation rate

32.7 32.7 47.8 47.0 61.1 60.2 57.9 56.1 65.8 66.1 70.5 70.9

Employed

3,425 3,419 14,136 14,175 18,338 17,950 10,292 9,880 8,045 8,070 26,767 27,800

Employment-population ratio

30.3 30.4 45.3 45.0 58.9 58.0 55.8 53.6 63.4 64.3 68.9 69.3

Unemployed

273 269 792 638 680 688 381 462 299 226 633 622

Unemployment rate

7.4 7.3 5.3 4.3 3.6 3.7 3.6 4.5 3.6 2.7 2.3 2.2

White

Civilian labor force

8,054 8,141 28,077 27,726 29,467 29,173 17,026 16,771 12,442 12,403 43,473 44,765

Participation rate

47.0 47.8 57.2 56.4 65.1 64.4 62.5 61.2 68.9 69.2 73.7 74.0

Employed

7,500 7,663 26,775 26,602 28,524 28,222 16,429 16,162 12,095 12,061 42,525 43,858

Employment-population ratio

43.8 45.0 54.5 54.1 63.0 62.3 60.3 59.0 67.0 67.3 72.1 72.5

Unemployed

554 478 1,301 1,124 943 951 597 609 346 342 949 906

Unemployment rate

6.9 5.9 4.6 4.1 3.2 3.3 3.5 3.6 2.8 2.8 2.2 2.0

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,191 1,108 5,265 5,349 5,582 5,580 3,599 3,656 1,984 1,924 4,969 5,371

Participation rate

36.1 34.4 60.0 60.3 70.6 69.3 68.3 67.8 75.1 72.5 78.1 79.0

Employed

1,023 981 4,813 4,949 5,207 5,284 3,365 3,432 1,842 1,852 4,776 5,194

Employment-population ratio

31.0 30.4 54.8 55.8 65.9 65.7 63.9 63.6 69.7 69.8 75.0 76.4

Unemployed

168 127 452 401 375 296 233 224 142 72 193 176

Unemployment rate

14.1 11.5 8.6 7.5 6.7 5.3 6.5 6.1 7.2 3.8 3.9 3.3

Asian

Civilian labor force

460 469 1,539 1,558 1,521 1,384 821 777 700 607 5,280 5,809

Participation rate

39.2 37.1 60.0 58.7 70.9 70.7 67.8 68.8 75.0 73.3 73.7 74.6

Employed

442 459 1,502 1,506 1,486 1,353 800 760 686 593 5,136 5,674

Employment-population ratio

37.7 36.3 58.6 56.8 69.3 69.1 66.1 67.2 73.5 71.6 71.7 72.9

Unemployed

18 10 37 52 35 32 21 18 14 14 144 136

Unemployment rate

3.9 2.1 2.4 3.4 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.3 2.0 2.3 2.7 2.3

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,692 5,692 7,028 7,222 5,452 5,553 3,523 3,492 1,929 2,061 4,603 4,886

Participation rate

59.0 58.9 70.2 69.3 76.6 74.1 76.9 72.9 75.9 76.2 79.5 78.9

Employed

5,357 5,393 6,719 6,907 5,238 5,335 3,377 3,354 1,862 1,981 4,460 4,683

Employment-population ratio

55.5 55.8 67.1 66.3 73.6 71.2 73.7 70.0 73.2 73.2 77.0 75.6

Unemployed

334 299 309 315 214 218 146 138 67 80 143 203

Unemployment rate

5.9 5.3 4.4 4.4 3.9 3.9 4.2 3.9 3.5 3.9 3.1 4.2

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: April 06, 2018