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)
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2016
Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2016

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,810 10,461 34,720 35,535 37,679 38,188 22,751 22,926 14,928 15,263 53,202 54,095

Participation rate

45.3 44.9 56.9 57.5 66.2 66.0 64.0 64.0 69.9 69.4 74.2 73.6

Employed

10,067 9,621 32,765 33,710 36,179 36,795 21,749 22,020 14,431 14,774 51,970 52,843

Employment-population ratio

42.2 41.3 53.7 54.6 63.6 63.6 61.2 61.5 67.6 67.1 72.5 71.9

Unemployed

742 840 1,955 1,825 1,500 1,394 1,002 905 497 488 1,231 1,252

Unemployment rate

6.9 8.0 5.6 5.1 4.0 3.6 4.4 3.9 3.3 3.2 2.3 2.3

Men

Civilian labor force

6,947 6,605 20,201 20,616 18,888 19,089 11,865 12,028 7,023 7,061 26,766 27,472

Participation rate

58.0 56.8 66.7 67.3 72.8 72.6 71.2 70.9 75.6 75.6 78.5 78.0

Employed

6,489 6,095 18,969 19,575 18,131 18,321 11,332 11,542 6,799 6,778 26,147 26,842

Employment-population ratio

54.2 52.4 62.6 63.9 69.9 69.6 68.0 68.0 73.2 72.6 76.7 76.2

Unemployed

459 511 1,232 1,041 757 768 533 486 224 283 619 631

Unemployment rate

6.6 7.7 6.1 5.0 4.0 4.0 4.5 4.0 3.2 4.0 2.3 2.3

Women

Civilian labor force

3,862 3,855 14,519 14,919 18,791 19,099 10,886 10,898 7,905 8,202 26,436 26,623

Participation rate

32.4 33.0 47.3 47.9 60.7 60.6 57.6 57.8 65.5 64.7 70.3 69.6

Employed

3,579 3,526 13,796 14,135 18,048 18,474 10,417 10,478 7,631 7,996 25,823 26,001

Employment-population ratio

30.1 30.1 44.9 45.4 58.3 58.6 55.1 55.6 63.3 63.1 68.7 68.0

Unemployed

284 329 723 784 743 626 469 420 274 206 613 621

Unemployment rate

7.3 8.5 5.0 5.3 4.0 3.3 4.3 3.9 3.5 2.5 2.3 2.3

White

Civilian labor force

8,668 8,133 27,103 27,729 29,700 29,733 17,674 17,489 12,027 12,244 42,099 42,783

Participation rate

46.8 46.1 56.3 56.7 65.5 65.1 63.2 62.7 69.2 69.1 73.7 73.2

Employed

8,123 7,531 25,755 26,417 28,676 28,722 16,989 16,858 11,688 11,864 41,247 41,877

Employment-population ratio

43.9 42.7 53.5 54.0 63.3 62.9 60.8 60.4 67.3 66.9 72.2 71.7

Unemployed

546 602 1,348 1,312 1,024 1,011 685 632 339 380 851 906

Unemployment rate

6.3 7.4 5.0 4.7 3.4 3.4 3.9 3.6 2.8 3.1 2.0 2.1

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,181 1,288 5,088 5,083 5,254 5,710 3,377 3,667 1,877 2,043 4,776 4,770

Participation rate

36.1 38.6 58.2 59.2 68.9 70.4 66.9 69.2 72.9 72.7 78.6 76.1

Employed

1,043 1,090 4,638 4,697 4,897 5,426 3,138 3,464 1,759 1,962 4,612 4,598

Employment-population ratio

31.8 32.7 53.1 54.7 64.2 66.9 62.1 65.4 68.3 69.8 75.9 73.4

Unemployed

138 198 450 386 357 284 239 203 118 81 165 172

Unemployment rate

11.7 15.4 8.8 7.6 6.8 5.0 7.1 5.5 6.3 3.9 3.4 3.6

Asian

Civilian labor force

426 509 1,406 1,491 1,380 1,433 817 878 563 555 5,106 5,308

Participation rate

36.9 38.3 60.2 61.1 69.3 66.3 68.0 66.8 71.4 65.5 73.3 73.2

Employed

389 497 1,333 1,444 1,346 1,403 791 857 555 546 4,938 5,188

Employment-population ratio

33.7 37.3 57.1 59.2 67.6 65.0 65.8 65.2 70.3 64.5 70.9 71.5

Unemployed

37 13 72 47 35 29 26 21 9 9 169 121

Unemployment rate

8.7 2.5 5.2 3.1 2.5 2.1 3.2 2.4 1.5 1.5 3.3 2.3

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,971 5,882 6,320 6,870 5,177 5,295 3,254 3,390 1,922 1,905 4,261 4,546

Participation rate

59.2 59.7 68.1 68.6 75.5 75.0 74.2 74.8 77.8 75.3 78.6 79.2

Employed

5,609 5,487 5,927 6,504 4,967 5,095 3,111 3,261 1,856 1,834 4,103 4,439

Employment-population ratio

55.6 55.7 63.8 65.0 72.4 72.2 70.9 72.0 75.2 72.5 75.7 77.4

Unemployed

362 395 393 366 209 200 143 129 66 71 158 107

Unemployment rate

6.1 6.7 6.2 5.3 4.0 3.8 4.4 3.8 3.4 3.7 3.7 2.4

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: January 06, 2017