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)
Oct.
2016
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2016
Oct.
2017
Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
Oct.
2016
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2016
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2016
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2016
Oct.
2017

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,450 10,141 36,168 35,788 38,196 37,987 22,628 22,477 15,568 15,509 54,179 55,728

Participation rate

44.4 45.3 58.3 57.2 66.5 66.2 64.0 63.6 70.6 70.4 74.3 73.9

Employed

9,753 9,624 34,314 34,358 36,773 36,636 21,725 21,617 15,048 15,018 52,801 54,604

Employment-population ratio

41.5 43.0 55.3 54.9 64.1 63.8 61.4 61.1 68.3 68.2 72.4 72.4

Unemployed

698 516 1,854 1,431 1,423 1,351 903 860 520 491 1,378 1,124

Unemployment rate

6.7 5.1 5.1 4.0 3.7 3.6 4.0 3.8 3.3 3.2 2.5 2.0

Men

Civilian labor force

6,724 6,436 21,134 20,641 19,164 19,394 11,742 11,997 7,422 7,397 27,194 28,120

Participation rate

57.5 58.3 68.1 66.9 73.2 73.2 70.9 71.2 77.1 76.6 78.5 78.1

Employed

6,351 6,150 20,066 19,840 18,518 18,686 11,322 11,526 7,196 7,160 26,498 27,606

Employment-population ratio

54.3 55.7 64.7 64.3 70.7 70.5 68.4 68.4 74.7 74.1 76.5 76.6

Unemployed

373 286 1,068 801 646 708 420 471 226 237 697 513

Unemployment rate

5.5 4.4 5.1 3.9 3.4 3.7 3.6 3.9 3.0 3.2 2.6 1.8

Women

Civilian labor force

3,726 3,705 15,034 15,148 19,031 18,593 10,886 10,480 8,146 8,112 26,985 27,608

Participation rate

31.5 32.7 48.4 47.8 61.0 60.2 57.9 56.6 65.6 65.6 70.4 70.1

Employed

3,402 3,474 14,248 14,518 18,254 17,950 10,403 10,092 7,852 7,858 26,303 26,998

Employment-population ratio

28.8 30.7 45.9 45.8 58.5 58.1 55.3 54.5 63.3 63.5 68.6 68.6

Unemployed

325 231 786 630 777 643 483 389 294 254 681 610

Unemployment rate

8.7 6.2 5.2 4.2 4.1 3.5 4.4 3.7 3.6 3.1 2.5 2.2

White

Civilian labor force

8,292 8,014 28,004 27,749 29,981 29,507 17,607 17,304 12,374 12,203 42,732 43,750

Participation rate

46.3 46.7 57.2 56.3 65.6 65.1 62.9 62.2 70.0 69.8 73.9 73.4

Employed

7,788 7,662 26,792 26,858 28,997 28,605 17,004 16,743 11,993 11,861 41,718 43,001

Employment-population ratio

43.4 44.7 54.7 54.5 63.5 63.2 60.7 60.2 67.9 67.9 72.1 72.1

Unemployed

503 351 1,213 891 984 902 603 561 382 341 1,014 748

Unemployment rate

6.1 4.4 4.3 3.2 3.3 3.1 3.4 3.2 3.1 2.8 2.4 1.7

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,152 1,130 5,485 5,329 5,548 5,705 3,421 3,590 2,127 2,115 4,781 5,087

Participation rate

35.2 36.9 61.8 59.8 70.6 70.2 68.3 68.4 74.8 73.6 77.1 77.6

Employed

999 1,005 4,990 4,901 5,228 5,354 3,204 3,374 2,024 1,981 4,605 4,901

Employment-population ratio

30.5 32.8 56.2 55.0 66.6 65.9 63.9 64.3 71.2 69.0 74.2 74.8

Unemployed

152 126 495 428 320 350 216 216 104 134 176 186

Unemployment rate

13.2 11.1 9.0 8.0 5.8 6.1 6.3 6.0 4.9 6.4 3.7 3.7

Asian

Civilian labor force

557 450 1,528 1,535 1,326 1,306 739 648 587 658 5,372 5,593

Participation rate

40.8 38.8 62.0 60.9 67.9 67.0 66.8 63.9 69.4 70.4 73.2 73.6

Employed

550 435 1,465 1,498 1,294 1,276 728 624 566 652 5,227 5,449

Employment-population ratio

40.3 37.5 59.4 59.4 66.3 65.5 65.8 61.4 67.0 69.9 71.2 71.7

Unemployed

7 16 62 38 32 30 11 25 21 5 145 144

Unemployment rate

1.3 3.4 4.1 2.5 2.4 2.3 1.5 3.8 3.5 0.8 2.7 2.6

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,730 5,737 6,785 7,000 5,440 5,386 3,330 3,373 2,110 2,013 4,476 4,678

Participation rate

57.7 58.5 69.6 69.4 75.4 74.7 73.6 72.7 78.4 78.2 80.0 77.9

Employed

5,484 5,508 6,386 6,718 5,226 5,150 3,192 3,233 2,034 1,917 4,347 4,599

Employment-population ratio

55.2 56.2 65.5 66.6 72.4 71.4 70.5 69.7 75.6 74.5 77.7 76.5

Unemployed

247 229 399 282 213 237 138 140 76 96 129 79

Unemployment rate

4.3 4.0 5.9 4.0 3.9 4.4 4.1 4.2 3.6 4.8 2.9 1.7

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: November 03, 2017