Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Data Retrieval: Labor Force Statistics (CPS)
PRINT:Print
CPS CPS Program Links

To see the last 10 years of data, select one or more series from the table below, then scroll down to click the "Retrieve data" button.

You can choose other years, reformat your returned information, or create differences using the "More formatting options" link that will be shown with the retrieved information.

(Note: Annual average information is stored only with the "Not seasonally adjusted" series. Be sure to check the box at the top of the output page to include annual averages with the retrieved information.)

HOUSEHOLD DATA

Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]

Employment status, race, sex, and age Not seasonally
adjusted
Seasonally
adjusted(1)
WHITE(2)

Civilian noninstitutional population

(1)

Civilian labor force

Participation rate

Employed

Employment-population ratio

Unemployed

Unemployment rate

Not in labor force

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

Participation rate

Employed

Employment-population ratio

Unemployed

Unemployment rate

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

Participation rate

Employed

Employment-population ratio

Unemployed

Unemployment rate

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

Participation rate

Employed

Employment-population ratio

Unemployed

Unemployment rate

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN(2)

Civilian noninstitutional population

(1)

Civilian labor force

Participation rate

Employed

Employment-population ratio

Unemployed

Unemployment rate

Not in labor force

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

Participation rate

Employed

Employment-population ratio

Unemployed

Unemployment rate

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

Participation rate

Employed

Employment-population ratio

Unemployed

Unemployment rate

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

Participation rate

Employed

Employment-population ratio

Unemployed

Unemployment rate

ASIAN (2)

Civilian noninstitutional population

(1)

Civilian labor force

Participation rate

Employed

Employment-population ratio

Unemployed

Unemployment rate

Not in labor force

Footnotes:
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.
(2) Beginning in 2003, persons who selected this race group only; persons who selected more than one race group are excluded. For more information, see Concepts and Definitions online at www.bls.gov/cps/documentation.htm#concepts.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races.

 

Last Modified Date: July 8, 2015