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)
May
2016
May
2017
May
2016
May
2017
Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
May
2016
May
2017
May
2016
May
2017
May
2016
May
2017
May
2016
May
2017

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,786 10,620 35,688 36,127 37,776 37,187 22,425 22,138 15,351 15,050 53,448 55,146

Participation rate

45.9 46.5 57.4 57.9 66.1 65.4 63.1 63.2 71.1 69.0 74.4 74.0

Employed

10,064 10,038 33,993 34,535 36,416 35,786 21,536 21,231 14,879 14,555 52,247 53,978

Employment-population ratio

42.8 43.9 54.7 55.4 63.7 63.0 60.6 60.7 68.9 66.7 72.7 72.4

Unemployed

722 582 1,695 1,592 1,361 1,401 889 907 472 495 1,201 1,168

Unemployment rate

6.7 5.5 4.8 4.4 3.6 3.8 4.0 4.1 3.1 3.3 2.2 2.1

Men

Civilian labor force

6,948 6,772 20,816 21,116 18,786 18,527 11,523 11,520 7,263 7,007 27,175 27,752

Participation rate

58.4 59.4 68.1 68.1 72.2 71.6 69.4 69.6 77.2 75.3 78.9 77.9

Employed

6,537 6,443 19,827 20,264 18,122 17,881 11,080 11,089 7,042 6,791 26,549 27,195

Employment-population ratio

54.9 56.5 64.9 65.3 69.7 69.1 66.8 67.0 74.8 73.0 77.1 76.4

Unemployed

411 330 989 852 663 646 443 431 221 215 626 557

Unemployment rate

5.9 4.9 4.8 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.8 3.7 3.0 3.1 2.3 2.0

Women

Civilian labor force

3,838 3,847 14,872 15,011 18,991 18,660 10,902 10,618 8,088 8,043 26,274 27,394

Participation rate

33.0 33.6 47.0 47.9 61.0 60.3 57.6 57.6 66.4 64.3 70.2 70.3

Employed

3,527 3,595 14,165 14,271 18,293 17,905 10,456 10,142 7,837 7,764 25,698 26,783

Employment-population ratio

30.4 31.4 44.8 45.5 58.8 57.8 55.2 55.0 64.3 62.0 68.7 68.8

Unemployed

311 252 707 740 697 755 446 476 251 279 576 611

Unemployment rate

8.1 6.6 4.8 4.9 3.7 4.0 4.1 4.5 3.1 3.5 2.2 2.2

White

Civilian labor force

8,577 8,402 27,898 28,217 29,720 28,902 17,371 16,872 12,350 12,029 42,278 43,428

Participation rate

47.6 48.1 56.9 57.5 65.5 64.5 62.3 62.1 70.6 68.2 73.8 73.3

Employed

8,045 8,006 26,826 27,155 28,744 27,969 16,769 16,282 11,975 11,687 41,418 42,645

Employment-population ratio

44.6 45.8 54.7 55.3 63.4 62.4 60.2 59.9 68.5 66.2 72.3 71.9

Unemployed

532 395 1,072 1,063 976 933 602 590 374 343 860 783

Unemployment rate

6.2 4.7 3.8 3.8 3.3 3.2 3.5 3.5 3.0 2.8 2.0 1.8

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,275 1,267 5,214 5,225 5,206 5,367 3,360 3,480 1,847 1,886 4,735 5,190

Participation rate

38.3 38.7 58.4 59.2 68.0 69.5 65.8 67.7 72.5 73.2 78.2 78.5

Employed

1,135 1,126 4,749 4,822 4,925 5,036 3,135 3,253 1,790 1,783 4,623 5,020

Employment-population ratio

34.0 34.4 53.2 54.6 64.3 65.2 61.4 63.2 70.3 69.2 76.3 76.0

Unemployed

141 142 465 403 281 331 224 228 57 103 113 169

Unemployment rate

11.0 11.2 8.9 7.7 5.4 6.2 6.7 6.5 3.1 5.5 2.4 3.3

Asian

Civilian labor force

469 499 1,452 1,493 1,449 1,553 799 925 650 628 5,207 5,365

Participation rate

38.3 40.0 59.2 59.7 68.4 68.4 63.3 67.2 75.8 70.2 74.6 74.9

Employed

454 487 1,401 1,455 1,395 1,506 770 899 626 607 5,030 5,187

Employment-population ratio

37.0 39.0 57.1 58.2 65.8 66.3 61.0 65.3 73.0 67.9 72.1 72.4

Unemployed

15 12 51 38 54 47 29 26 24 20 177 178

Unemployment rate

3.3 2.5 3.5 2.5 3.7 3.0 3.7 2.8 3.7 3.3 3.4 3.3

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,694 5,759 6,611 6,784 5,341 5,548 3,441 3,621 1,899 1,927 4,274 4,566

Participation rate

58.7 59.0 67.8 69.3 73.6 75.5 72.5 76.7 75.7 73.3 79.4 78.6

Employed

5,389 5,524 6,316 6,466 5,155 5,335 3,325 3,469 1,831 1,865 4,160 4,426

Employment-population ratio

55.6 56.6 64.8 66.0 71.0 72.6 70.0 73.4 73.0 70.9 77.3 76.2

Unemployed

305 234 295 318 185 213 116 151 69 62 115 140

Unemployment rate

5.4 4.1 4.5 4.7 3.5 3.8 3.4 4.2 3.6 3.2 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: June 02, 2017