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

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

11,036 10,249 35,635 36,186 37,841 37,854 22,478 22,323 15,363 15,530 53,428 54,821

Participation rate

47.2 45.6 57.4 58.0 66.1 65.8 63.0 63.2 71.1 69.9 74.4 74.1

Employed

10,206 9,594 33,785 34,603 36,350 36,532 21,513 21,457 14,837 15,075 52,223 53,585

Employment-population ratio

43.7 42.7 54.4 55.4 63.5 63.5 60.3 60.8 68.7 67.9 72.8 72.4

Unemployed

830 656 1,850 1,583 1,491 1,321 965 866 526 455 1,205 1,236

Unemployment rate

7.5 6.4 5.2 4.4 3.9 3.5 4.3 3.9 3.4 2.9 2.3 2.3

Men

Civilian labor force

7,049 6,457 20,729 21,294 18,825 18,891 11,587 11,619 7,238 7,272 27,194 27,561

Participation rate

59.8 58.3 67.8 68.2 72.1 71.9 69.3 69.7 77.0 75.8 79.2 78.3

Employed

6,582 6,067 19,643 20,408 18,083 18,267 11,098 11,171 6,985 7,097 26,553 26,966

Employment-population ratio

55.8 54.7 64.2 65.4 69.3 69.5 66.4 67.0 74.3 73.9 77.3 76.6

Unemployed

467 391 1,086 885 742 624 489 448 252 176 642 595

Unemployment rate

6.6 6.0 5.2 4.2 3.9 3.3 4.2 3.9 3.5 2.4 2.4 2.2

Women

Civilian labor force

3,987 3,792 14,906 14,893 19,017 18,962 10,891 10,704 8,126 8,258 26,233 27,260

Participation rate

34.5 33.3 47.3 47.7 61.0 60.7 57.4 57.5 66.6 65.5 70.1 70.3

Employed

3,624 3,527 14,142 14,195 18,267 18,265 10,415 10,286 7,852 7,979 25,670 26,618

Employment-population ratio

31.3 31.0 44.9 45.5 58.6 58.5 54.9 55.2 64.4 63.3 68.6 68.6

Unemployed

363 265 764 697 749 697 476 418 273 279 563 641

Unemployment rate

9.1 7.0 5.1 4.7 3.9 3.7 4.4 3.9 3.4 3.4 2.1 2.4

White

Civilian labor force

8,734 8,082 28,176 28,058 29,705 29,566 17,337 17,045 12,368 12,521 42,149 43,262

Participation rate

48.8 47.1 57.3 57.3 65.4 64.8 62.2 61.9 70.6 69.3 73.8 73.5

Employed

8,138 7,632 26,910 26,976 28,678 28,670 16,671 16,477 12,008 12,194 41,259 42,409

Employment-population ratio

45.5 44.5 54.7 55.1 63.2 62.9 59.8 59.9 68.6 67.5 72.3 72.0

Unemployed

597 450 1,266 1,082 1,026 895 667 568 360 327 890 854

Unemployment rate

6.8 5.6 4.5 3.9 3.5 3.0 3.8 3.3 2.9 2.6 2.1 2.0

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,285 1,245 5,000 5,356 5,303 5,460 3,460 3,529 1,844 1,931 4,850 5,030

Participation rate

39.2 38.5 57.5 60.0 68.2 69.6 65.4 67.8 74.2 73.3 78.4 78.7

Employed

1,132 1,082 4,559 4,977 4,987 5,145 3,244 3,300 1,743 1,845 4,693 4,830

Employment-population ratio

34.6 33.5 52.5 55.7 64.2 65.6 61.4 63.3 70.1 70.0 75.8 75.6

Unemployed

153 163 441 379 317 316 216 229 100 86 157 200

Unemployment rate

11.9 13.1 8.8 7.1 6.0 5.8 6.3 6.5 5.4 4.5 3.2 4.0

Asian

Civilian labor force

567 495 1,374 1,569 1,441 1,502 774 893 667 608 5,231 5,302

Participation rate

44.9 40.0 58.8 60.4 69.6 70.8 64.6 70.6 76.4 71.0 74.5 74.0

Employed

532 486 1,328 1,527 1,374 1,458 743 872 631 585 5,101 5,165

Employment-population ratio

42.1 39.2 56.9 58.8 66.3 68.7 62.0 69.0 72.3 68.3 72.6 72.0

Unemployed

35 9 45 42 67 44 31 21 36 23 130 138

Unemployment rate

6.2 1.8 3.3 2.7 4.6 2.9 4.0 2.3 5.4 3.7 2.5 2.6

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,869 5,540 6,822 6,926 5,178 5,652 3,387 3,607 1,791 2,044 4,203 4,598

Participation rate

59.1 58.4 69.0 69.5 74.2 76.2 73.2 76.6 76.2 75.5 80.7 79.4

Employed

5,513 5,293 6,421 6,613 4,986 5,475 3,250 3,484 1,736 1,991 4,100 4,450

Employment-population ratio

55.5 55.8 65.0 66.4 71.5 73.8 70.2 74.0 73.9 73.6 78.7 76.9

Unemployed

356 247 401 313 192 176 137 123 55 53 104 148

Unemployment rate

6.1 4.5 5.9 4.5 3.7 3.1 4.0 3.4 3.1 2.6 2.5 3.2

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 05, 2017