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.
2016
Mar.
2017
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2017
Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2017
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2017
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2017
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2017

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,817 10,143 35,654 36,227 37,929 37,881 22,773 22,333 15,157 15,548 53,715 54,905

Participation rate

46.4 45.1 57.5 58.0 66.3 66.2 63.7 63.7 70.6 70.1 74.9 74.2

Employed

9,926 9,375 33,599 34,324 36,309 36,442 21,653 21,426 14,657 15,016 52,323 53,573

Employment-population ratio

42.6 41.7 54.2 54.9 63.4 63.6 60.5 61.1 68.3 67.7 73.0 72.4

Unemployed

891 768 2,055 1,903 1,620 1,439 1,120 907 500 532 1,391 1,332

Unemployment rate

8.2 7.6 5.8 5.3 4.3 3.8 4.9 4.1 3.3 3.4 2.6 2.4

Men

Civilian labor force

6,880 6,446 20,724 21,299 18,918 18,864 11,821 11,660 7,097 7,204 27,232 27,506

Participation rate

58.9 57.7 67.8 68.2 72.1 72.2 69.7 70.1 76.3 75.8 79.7 78.2

Employed

6,346 5,950 19,511 20,188 18,079 18,104 11,248 11,134 6,831 6,971 26,558 26,807

Employment-population ratio

54.3 53.3 63.8 64.6 68.9 69.3 66.3 67.0 73.4 73.3 77.7 76.2

Unemployed

534 496 1,214 1,111 839 760 573 526 266 234 674 699

Unemployment rate

7.8 7.7 5.9 5.2 4.4 4.0 4.8 4.5 3.7 3.2 2.5 2.5

Women

Civilian labor force

3,936 3,697 14,930 14,928 19,011 19,018 10,952 10,673 8,059 8,344 26,482 27,399

Participation rate

33.9 32.7 47.5 47.8 61.4 61.1 58.2 57.9 66.2 65.8 70.6 70.5

Employed

3,580 3,425 14,089 14,136 18,230 18,338 10,404 10,292 7,826 8,045 25,765 26,767

Employment-population ratio

30.8 30.3 44.8 45.3 58.9 58.9 55.3 55.8 64.3 63.4 68.7 68.9

Unemployed

356 273 841 792 781 680 547 381 234 299 717 633

Unemployment rate

9.1 7.4 5.6 5.3 4.1 3.6 5.0 3.6 2.9 3.6 2.7 2.3

White

Civilian labor force

8,570 8,054 28,042 28,077 29,729 29,467 17,496 17,026 12,233 12,442 42,515 43,473

Participation rate

47.9 47.0 57.1 57.2 65.5 65.1 62.9 62.5 69.6 68.9 74.5 73.7

Employed

7,980 7,500 26,603 26,775 28,628 28,524 16,769 16,429 11,859 12,095 41,536 42,525

Employment-population ratio

44.6 43.8 54.2 54.5 63.0 63.0 60.3 60.3 67.4 67.0 72.8 72.1

Unemployed

590 554 1,439 1,301 1,101 943 727 597 374 346 979 949

Unemployment rate

6.9 6.9 5.1 4.6 3.7 3.2 4.2 3.5 3.1 2.8 2.3 2.2

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,247 1,191 5,087 5,265 5,318 5,582 3,502 3,599 1,816 1,984 4,809 4,969

Participation rate

38.1 36.1 58.1 60.0 69.0 70.6 66.2 68.3 75.1 75.1 78.3 78.1

Employed

1,055 1,023 4,626 4,813 4,933 5,207 3,219 3,365 1,714 1,842 4,627 4,776

Employment-population ratio

32.3 31.0 52.8 54.8 64.0 65.9 60.8 63.9 70.9 69.7 75.3 75.0

Unemployed

191 168 461 452 386 375 283 233 102 142 182 193

Unemployment rate

15.4 14.1 9.1 8.6 7.2 6.7 8.1 6.5 5.6 7.2 3.8 3.9

Asian

Civilian labor force

503 460 1,378 1,539 1,498 1,521 825 821 673 700 5,261 5,280

Participation rate

41.0 39.2 59.9 60.0 71.2 70.9 67.2 67.8 76.9 75.0 73.9 73.7

Employed

476 442 1,327 1,502 1,445 1,486 781 800 664 686 5,080 5,136

Employment-population ratio

38.9 37.7 57.7 58.6 68.7 69.3 63.6 66.1 75.9 73.5 71.4 71.7

Unemployed

26 18 51 37 53 35 44 21 9 14 181 144

Unemployment rate

5.3 3.9 3.7 2.4 3.5 2.3 5.3 2.5 1.3 2.0 3.4 2.7

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,952 5,692 6,771 7,028 5,198 5,452 3,397 3,523 1,801 1,929 4,313 4,603

Participation rate

59.6 59.0 69.0 70.2 76.2 76.6 74.9 76.9 78.8 75.9 81.2 79.5

Employed

5,557 5,357 6,402 6,719 5,014 5,238 3,249 3,377 1,765 1,862 4,194 4,460

Employment-population ratio

55.6 55.5 65.3 67.1 73.5 73.6 71.7 73.7 77.2 73.2 78.9 77.0

Unemployed

394 334 369 309 184 214 148 146 36 67 118 143

Unemployment rate

6.6 5.9 5.4 4.4 3.5 3.9 4.4 4.2 2.0 3.5 2.7 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: April 07, 2017