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

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,249 10,438 36,186 35,538 37,854 38,056 22,323 22,220 15,530 15,836 54,821 56,823

Participation rate

45.6 46.6 58.0 57.0 65.8 65.6 63.2 63.1 69.9 69.5 74.1 74.2

Employed

9,594 9,836 34,603 34,086 36,532 36,818 21,457 21,406 15,075 15,412 53,585 55,735

Employment-population ratio

42.7 43.9 55.4 54.7 63.5 63.5 60.8 60.8 67.9 67.7 72.4 72.8

Unemployed

656 603 1,583 1,451 1,321 1,238 866 814 455 424 1,236 1,088

Unemployment rate

6.4 5.8 4.4 4.1 3.5 3.3 3.9 3.7 2.9 2.7 2.3 1.9

Men

Civilian labor force

6,457 6,564 21,294 21,113 18,891 19,154 11,619 11,763 7,272 7,391 27,561 28,645

Participation rate

58.3 59.5 68.2 67.7 71.9 72.0 69.7 70.2 75.8 75.2 78.3 78.5

Employed

6,067 6,223 20,408 20,206 18,267 18,542 11,171 11,349 7,097 7,192 26,966 28,067

Employment-population ratio

54.7 56.4 65.4 64.8 69.5 69.7 67.0 67.7 73.9 73.1 76.6 76.9

Unemployed

391 341 885 907 624 613 448 414 176 199 595 578

Unemployment rate

6.0 5.2 4.2 4.3 3.3 3.2 3.9 3.5 2.4 2.7 2.2 2.0

Women

Civilian labor force

3,792 3,874 14,893 14,425 18,962 18,901 10,704 10,457 8,258 8,445 27,260 28,178

Participation rate

33.3 34.1 47.7 46.3 60.7 60.3 57.5 56.7 65.5 65.3 70.3 70.3

Employed

3,527 3,613 14,195 13,880 18,265 18,276 10,286 10,056 7,979 8,220 26,618 27,668

Employment-population ratio

31.0 31.8 45.5 44.6 58.5 58.3 55.2 54.6 63.3 63.5 68.6 69.0

Unemployed

265 261 697 544 697 626 418 400 279 225 641 510

Unemployment rate

7.0 6.7 4.7 3.8 3.7 3.3 3.9 3.8 3.4 2.7 2.4 1.8

White

Civilian labor force

8,082 8,284 28,058 27,729 29,566 29,521 17,045 16,875 12,521 12,646 43,262 44,379

Participation rate

47.1 48.6 57.3 56.6 64.8 64.7 61.9 61.9 69.3 68.9 73.5 73.5

Employed

7,632 7,828 26,976 26,728 28,670 28,654 16,477 16,310 12,194 12,344 42,409 43,613

Employment-population ratio

44.5 45.9 55.1 54.6 62.9 62.8 59.9 59.9 67.5 67.2 72.0 72.2

Unemployed

450 456 1,082 1,001 895 867 568 565 327 303 854 766

Unemployment rate

5.6 5.5 3.9 3.6 3.0 2.9 3.3 3.3 2.6 2.4 2.0 1.7

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,245 1,160 5,356 5,133 5,460 5,631 3,529 3,640 1,931 1,991 5,030 5,453

Participation rate

38.5 36.7 60.0 58.6 69.6 69.2 67.8 67.2 73.3 73.0 78.7 78.9

Employed

1,082 1,056 4,977 4,800 5,145 5,364 3,300 3,464 1,845 1,900 4,830 5,293

Employment-population ratio

33.5 33.4 55.7 54.8 65.6 65.9 63.3 64.0 70.0 69.6 75.6 76.5

Unemployed

163 104 379 333 316 267 229 176 86 91 200 160

Unemployment rate

13.1 9.0 7.1 6.5 5.8 4.8 6.5 4.8 4.5 4.6 4.0 2.9

Asian

Civilian labor force

495 506 1,569 1,434 1,502 1,471 893 825 608 646 5,302 5,728

Participation rate

40.0 39.6 60.4 56.1 70.8 67.9 70.6 66.3 71.0 70.2 74.0 75.0

Employed

486 486 1,527 1,405 1,458 1,443 872 807 585 636 5,165 5,585

Employment-population ratio

39.2 38.0 58.8 55.0 68.7 66.6 69.0 64.8 68.3 69.1 72.0 73.1

Unemployed

9 19 42 29 44 28 21 19 23 10 138 143

Unemployment rate

1.8 3.8 2.7 2.0 2.9 1.9 2.3 2.3 3.7 1.5 2.6 2.5

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,540 5,726 6,926 7,210 5,652 5,738 3,607 3,530 2,044 2,208 4,598 4,928

Participation rate

58.4 59.5 69.5 69.7 76.2 75.1 76.6 73.9 75.5 76.9 79.4 79.0

Employed

5,293 5,472 6,613 6,936 5,475 5,512 3,484 3,378 1,991 2,135 4,450 4,823

Employment-population ratio

55.8 56.9 66.4 67.1 73.8 72.1 74.0 70.7 73.6 74.4 76.9 77.3

Unemployed

247 254 313 274 176 226 123 153 53 73 148 105

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.4 4.5 3.8 3.1 3.9 3.4 4.3 2.6 3.3 3.2 2.1

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: May 04, 2018