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
2017
May
2018
May
2017
May
2018
Total Some college,
no degree
Associate
degree
May
2017
May
2018
May
2017
May
2018
May
2017
May
2018
May
2017
May
2018

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

10,620 10,519 36,127 35,886 37,187 37,732 22,138 22,039 15,050 15,693 55,146 56,850

Participation rate

46.5 46.4 57.9 57.5 65.4 65.4 63.2 63.0 69.0 69.1 74.0 74.2

Employed

10,038 10,035 34,535 34,585 35,786 36,596 21,231 21,264 14,555 15,332 53,978 55,809

Employment-population ratio

43.9 44.2 55.4 55.4 63.0 63.4 60.7 60.8 66.7 67.5 72.4 72.8

Unemployed

582 484 1,592 1,301 1,401 1,135 907 775 495 360 1,168 1,040

Unemployment rate

5.5 4.6 4.4 3.6 3.8 3.0 4.1 3.5 3.3 2.3 2.1 1.8

Men

Civilian labor force

6,772 6,693 21,116 21,124 18,527 18,923 11,520 11,569 7,007 7,355 27,752 28,910

Participation rate

59.4 59.7 68.1 68.1 71.6 71.6 69.6 70.2 75.3 74.1 77.9 78.7

Employed

6,443 6,407 20,264 20,369 17,881 18,381 11,089 11,196 6,791 7,186 27,195 28,332

Employment-population ratio

56.5 57.1 65.3 65.7 69.1 69.6 67.0 67.9 73.0 72.4 76.4 77.1

Unemployed

330 285 852 755 646 542 431 373 215 169 557 578

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.3 4.0 3.6 3.5 2.9 3.7 3.2 3.1 2.3 2.0 2.0

Women

Civilian labor force

3,847 3,826 15,011 14,762 18,660 18,808 10,618 10,470 8,043 8,338 27,394 27,940

Participation rate

33.6 33.4 47.9 46.9 60.3 60.1 57.6 56.6 64.3 65.2 70.3 70.1

Employed

3,595 3,627 14,271 14,216 17,905 18,215 10,142 10,069 7,764 8,146 26,783 27,478

Employment-population ratio

31.4 31.6 45.5 45.2 57.8 58.2 55.0 54.5 62.0 63.7 68.8 68.9

Unemployed

252 199 740 546 755 593 476 402 279 192 611 462

Unemployment rate

6.6 5.2 4.9 3.7 4.0 3.2 4.5 3.8 3.5 2.3 2.2 1.7

White

Civilian labor force

8,402 8,325 28,217 27,844 28,902 29,271 16,872 16,803 12,029 12,468 43,428 44,532

Participation rate

48.1 48.1 57.5 56.9 64.5 64.5 62.1 62.0 68.2 68.2 73.3 73.5

Employed

8,006 7,955 27,155 26,938 27,969 28,486 16,282 16,270 11,687 12,216 42,645 43,729

Employment-population ratio

45.8 46.0 55.3 55.1 62.4 62.8 59.9 60.1 66.2 66.8 71.9 72.2

Unemployed

395 370 1,063 906 933 785 590 533 343 252 783 803

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.4 3.8 3.3 3.2 2.7 3.5 3.2 2.8 2.0 1.8 1.8

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,267 1,168 5,225 5,245 5,367 5,635 3,480 3,568 1,886 2,067 5,190 5,377

Participation rate

38.7 36.8 59.2 59.5 69.5 69.1 67.7 66.9 73.2 73.2 78.5 78.1

Employed

1,126 1,071 4,822 4,948 5,036 5,365 3,253 3,377 1,783 1,988 5,020 5,266

Employment-population ratio

34.4 33.8 54.6 56.1 65.2 65.8 63.2 63.3 69.2 70.4 76.0 76.5

Unemployed

142 97 403 297 331 270 228 191 103 79 169 111

Unemployment rate

11.2 8.3 7.7 5.7 6.2 4.8 6.5 5.4 5.5 3.8 3.3 2.1

Asian

Civilian labor force

499 538 1,493 1,511 1,553 1,408 925 797 628 610 5,365 5,666

Participation rate

40.0 42.7 59.7 56.6 68.4 66.8 67.2 63.7 70.2 71.4 74.9 74.8

Employed

487 533 1,455 1,500 1,506 1,384 899 784 607 600 5,187 5,560

Employment-population ratio

39.0 42.4 58.2 56.2 66.3 65.7 65.3 62.7 67.9 70.2 72.4 73.4

Unemployed

12 4 38 11 47 23 26 13 20 10 178 106

Unemployment rate

2.5 0.8 2.5 0.7 3.0 1.7 2.8 1.6 3.3 1.7 3.3 1.9

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

5,759 5,740 6,784 7,276 5,548 5,635 3,621 3,566 1,927 2,069 4,566 4,883

Participation rate

59.0 58.7 69.3 69.1 75.5 75.1 76.7 75.4 73.3 74.7 78.6 79.8

Employed

5,524 5,491 6,466 7,002 5,335 5,460 3,469 3,436 1,865 2,024 4,426 4,742

Employment-population ratio

56.6 56.1 66.0 66.5 72.6 72.8 73.4 72.6 70.9 73.1 76.2 77.5

Unemployed

234 249 318 274 213 175 151 129 62 46 140 141

Unemployment rate

4.1 4.3 4.7 3.8 3.8 3.1 4.2 3.6 3.2 2.2 3.1 2.9

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 01, 2018