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

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,627 10,433 35,191 35,395 37,982 37,792 22,705 22,243 15,277 15,549 54,369 55,885

Participation rate

45.7 45.5 57.5 57.0 65.6 65.8 63.5 63.1 69.0 70.1 73.9 73.3

Employed

9,677 9,695 33,116 33,589 36,436 36,411 21,724 21,323 14,711 15,088 52,987 54,649

Employment-population ratio

41.6 42.2 54.1 54.0 63.0 63.4 60.8 60.5 66.5 68.1 72.1 71.7

Unemployed

950 738 2,076 1,806 1,547 1,380 981 920 566 460 1,382 1,235

Unemployment rate

8.9 7.1 5.9 5.1 4.1 3.7 4.3 4.1 3.7 3.0 2.5 2.2

Men

Civilian labor force

6,624 6,605 20,619 20,584 19,126 19,299 12,066 11,984 7,060 7,315 27,333 28,132

Participation rate

57.5 57.9 67.5 66.6 72.0 72.4 70.4 70.5 75.0 75.9 78.4 78.1

Employed

6,041 6,110 19,381 19,510 18,348 18,567 11,531 11,494 6,817 7,073 26,684 27,495

Employment-population ratio

52.4 53.5 63.4 63.1 69.1 69.7 67.3 67.6 72.4 73.4 76.5 76.3

Unemployed

583 495 1,238 1,075 777 732 534 491 243 241 648 637

Unemployment rate

8.8 7.5 6.0 5.2 4.1 3.8 4.4 4.1 3.4 3.3 2.4 2.3

Women

Civilian labor force

4,003 3,828 14,573 14,811 18,857 18,493 10,639 10,259 8,217 8,234 27,036 27,752

Participation rate

34.2 33.2 47.6 47.4 60.2 60.1 57.2 56.3 64.6 65.7 69.9 69.1

Employed

3,636 3,585 13,734 14,080 18,087 17,844 10,193 9,829 7,894 8,015 26,303 27,154

Employment-population ratio

31.0 31.1 44.9 45.1 57.7 58.0 54.8 53.9 62.1 64.0 68.0 67.6

Unemployed

367 243 838 731 769 649 446 429 323 219 733 598

Unemployment rate

9.2 6.3 5.8 4.9 4.1 3.5 4.2 4.2 3.9 2.7 2.7 2.2

White

Civilian labor force

8,331 8,215 27,526 27,375 29,520 29,345 17,268 16,986 12,253 12,358 43,040 43,968

Participation rate

47.1 47.6 56.8 56.1 64.7 64.7 62.4 61.5 68.3 69.7 73.5 72.8

Employed

7,650 7,675 26,023 26,079 28,386 28,451 16,556 16,418 11,829 12,033 42,033 43,110

Employment-population ratio

43.2 44.5 53.7 53.4 62.3 62.7 59.9 59.5 65.9 67.8 71.8 71.4

Unemployed

681 540 1,503 1,297 1,134 894 711 568 423 325 1,006 858

Unemployment rate

8.2 6.6 5.5 4.7 3.8 3.0 4.1 3.3 3.5 2.6 2.3 2.0

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,316 1,145 5,022 5,302 5,706 5,644 3,671 3,560 2,035 2,084 4,844 5,073

Participation rate

39.4 34.3 59.3 59.4 69.6 70.3 67.5 68.4 73.7 73.8 77.4 77.1

Employed

1,099 999 4,591 4,885 5,405 5,298 3,470 3,302 1,934 1,996 4,664 4,904

Employment-population ratio

32.9 30.0 54.2 54.8 65.9 65.9 63.8 63.4 70.1 70.7 74.6 74.6

Unemployed

217 146 432 417 301 346 201 259 100 88 181 169

Unemployment rate

16.5 12.7 8.6 7.9 5.3 6.1 5.5 7.3 4.9 4.2 3.7 3.3

Asian

Civilian labor force

484 494 1,415 1,507 1,504 1,444 905 810 599 634 5,273 5,562

Participation rate

39.7 38.8 60.7 61.2 69.2 68.3 68.2 67.6 70.7 69.3 73.4 73.1

Employed

457 486 1,356 1,473 1,460 1,406 873 797 587 609 5,129 5,391

Employment-population ratio

37.5 38.2 58.2 59.8 67.2 66.5 65.8 66.5 69.3 66.5 71.4 70.8

Unemployed

27 9 59 34 44 38 32 13 12 25 144 171

Unemployment rate

5.5 1.7 4.2 2.3 2.9 2.6 3.5 1.6 2.0 3.9 2.7 3.1

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

6,021 5,776 6,721 7,204 5,201 5,446 3,265 3,388 1,935 2,058 4,624 4,778

Participation rate

60.7 58.7 68.2 69.1 74.6 74.6 74.1 73.3 75.5 76.8 81.3 79.0

Employed

5,534 5,412 6,311 6,790 4,989 5,246 3,115 3,260 1,875 1,986 4,476 4,632

Employment-population ratio

55.8 55.0 64.0 65.2 71.6 71.8 70.7 70.5 73.1 74.0 78.7 76.6

Unemployed

487 364 410 414 211 200 150 128 61 73 148 146

Unemployment rate

8.1 6.3 6.1 5.8 4.1 3.7 4.6 3.8 3.1 3.5 3.2 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: February 02, 2018