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

TOTAL

Civilian labor force

11,030 10,627 35,195 35,191 37,952 37,982 22,941 22,705 15,010 15,277 52,806 54,369

Participation rate

46.0 45.7 57.5 57.5 66.2 65.6 63.9 63.5 70.2 69.0 73.9 73.9

Employed

10,079 9,677 33,121 33,116 36,220 36,436 21,894 21,724 14,326 14,711 51,458 52,987

Employment-population ratio

42.0 41.6 54.1 54.1 63.2 63.0 60.9 60.8 67.0 66.5 72.1 72.1

Unemployed

951 950 2,073 2,076 1,732 1,547 1,047 981 684 566 1,348 1,382

Unemployment rate

8.6 8.9 5.9 5.9 4.6 4.1 4.6 4.3 4.6 3.7 2.6 2.5

Men

Civilian labor force

7,027 6,624 20,400 20,619 18,993 19,126 11,962 12,066 7,031 7,060 26,626 27,333

Participation rate

58.6 57.5 67.2 67.5 72.5 72.0 70.8 70.4 75.5 75.0 78.4 78.4

Employed

6,466 6,041 19,159 19,381 18,139 18,348 11,426 11,531 6,713 6,817 25,964 26,684

Employment-population ratio

53.9 52.4 63.1 63.4 69.2 69.1 67.6 67.3 72.1 72.4 76.4 76.5

Unemployed

561 583 1,241 1,238 854 777 536 534 318 243 662 648

Unemployment rate

8.0 8.8 6.1 6.0 4.5 4.1 4.5 4.4 4.5 3.4 2.5 2.4

Women

Civilian labor force

4,003 4,003 14,794 14,573 18,958 18,857 10,979 10,639 7,980 8,217 26,181 27,036

Participation rate

33.4 34.2 48.0 47.6 60.9 60.2 57.7 57.2 66.0 64.6 69.9 69.9

Employed

3,613 3,636 13,962 13,734 18,081 18,087 10,468 10,193 7,613 7,894 25,494 26,303

Employment-population ratio

30.1 31.0 45.3 44.9 58.1 57.7 55.0 54.8 63.0 62.1 68.1 68.0

Unemployed

390 367 832 838 878 769 511 446 367 323 687 733

Unemployment rate

9.8 9.2 5.6 5.8 4.6 4.1 4.7 4.2 4.6 3.9 2.6 2.7

White

Civilian labor force

8,851 8,331 27,574 27,526 29,758 29,520 17,677 17,268 12,081 12,253 41,811 43,040

Participation rate

47.6 47.1 57.0 56.8 65.5 64.7 63.1 62.4 69.5 68.3 73.5 73.5

Employed

8,194 7,650 26,146 26,023 28,596 28,386 16,967 16,556 11,629 11,829 40,832 42,033

Employment-population ratio

44.0 43.2 54.1 53.7 63.0 62.3 60.5 59.9 66.9 65.9 71.8 71.8

Unemployed

657 681 1,427 1,503 1,162 1,134 710 711 452 423 979 1,006

Unemployment rate

7.4 8.2 5.2 5.5 3.9 3.8 4.0 4.1 3.7 3.5 2.3 2.3

Black or African American

Civilian labor force

1,215 1,316 5,119 5,022 5,360 5,706 3,521 3,671 1,839 2,035 4,763 4,844

Participation rate

37.8 39.4 58.7 59.3 68.9 69.6 67.4 67.5 72.1 73.7 78.2 77.4

Employed

1,008 1,099 4,651 4,591 4,943 5,405 3,273 3,470 1,670 1,934 4,533 4,664

Employment-population ratio

31.4 32.9 53.3 54.2 63.6 65.9 62.7 63.8 65.5 70.1 74.4 74.6

Unemployed

208 217 468 432 417 301 248 201 169 100 230 181

Unemployment rate

17.1 16.5 9.1 8.6 7.8 5.3 7.0 5.5 9.2 4.9 4.8 3.7

Asian

Civilian labor force

453 484 1,394 1,415 1,459 1,504 818 905 641 599 5,056 5,273

Participation rate

38.1 39.7 59.6 60.7 68.5 69.2 64.8 68.2 73.9 70.7 72.6 73.4

Employed

435 457 1,315 1,356 1,374 1,460 776 873 598 587 4,955 5,129

Employment-population ratio

36.6 37.5 56.2 58.2 64.5 67.2 61.5 65.8 68.9 69.3 71.1 71.4

Unemployed

18 27 79 59 85 44 42 32 43 12 100 144

Unemployment rate

3.9 5.5 5.7 4.2 5.8 2.9 5.1 3.5 6.7 2.0 2.0 2.7

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Civilian labor force

6,073 6,021 6,583 6,721 5,016 5,201 3,198 3,265 1,818 1,935 4,204 4,624

Participation rate

59.3 60.7 68.9 68.2 75.2 74.6 74.3 74.1 76.7 75.5 79.2 81.3

Employed

5,615 5,534 6,200 6,311 4,801 4,989 3,048 3,115 1,752 1,875 4,033 4,476

Employment-population ratio

54.9 55.8 64.8 64.0 71.9 71.6 70.8 70.7 74.0 73.1 75.9 78.7

Unemployed

458 487 383 410 215 211 150 150 65 61 171 148

Unemployment rate

7.5 8.1 5.8 6.1 4.3 4.1 4.7 4.6 3.6 3.1 4.1 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: February 03, 2017