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Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

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)
Sept.
2011
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012
Sept.
2011
May
2012
June
2012
July
2012
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

193,365 193,376 193,503 193,365 193,004 193,120 193,245 193,376 193,503

Civilian labor force

124,812 123,848 123,922 124,701 123,989 123,783 123,589 123,265 123,662

Participation rate

64.5 64.0 64.0 64.5 64.2 64.1 64.0 63.7 63.9

Employed

115,266 114,895 115,547 114,818 114,767 114,674 114,409 114,340 114,992

Employment-population ratio

59.6 59.4 59.7 59.4 59.5 59.4 59.2 59.1 59.4

Unemployed

9,545 8,953 8,374 9,883 9,222 9,109 9,180 8,925 8,670

Unemployment rate

7.6 7.2 6.8 7.9 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.2 7.0

Not in labor force

68,553 69,528 69,581 68,664 69,015 69,337 69,656 70,111 69,841

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

65,290 64,506 64,710 65,280 64,591 64,527 64,467 64,246 64,544

Participation rate

73.9 73.4 73.6 73.9 73.7 73.6 73.4 73.1 73.4

Employed

60,648 60,438 60,718 60,283 60,072 60,001 60,027 59,890 60,274

Employment-population ratio

68.6 68.8 69.0 68.2 68.5 68.4 68.4 68.1 68.5

Unemployed

4,642 4,068 3,992 4,998 4,519 4,526 4,440 4,356 4,270

Unemployment rate

7.1 6.3 6.2 7.7 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.6

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,949 54,250 54,797 54,691 54,717 54,506 54,385 54,411 54,531

Participation rate

59.6 58.4 59.0 59.3 59.0 58.8 58.6 58.6 58.7

Employed

51,002 50,484 51,333 50,807 51,045 50,918 50,662 50,892 51,105

Employment-population ratio

55.3 54.4 55.2 55.1 55.1 54.9 54.6 54.8 55.0

Unemployed

3,947 3,766 3,464 3,884 3,672 3,588 3,723 3,519 3,426

Unemployment rate

7.2 6.9 6.3 7.1 6.7 6.6 6.8 6.5 6.3

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,573 5,092 4,414 4,730 4,681 4,750 4,737 4,609 4,588

Participation rate

35.8 40.3 35.0 37.0 36.9 37.5 37.4 36.5 36.4

Employed

3,616 3,974 3,496 3,728 3,649 3,755 3,720 3,558 3,613

Employment-population ratio

28.3 31.4 27.7 29.1 28.8 29.7 29.4 28.2 28.6

Unemployed

956 1,118 918 1,002 1,031 995 1,017 1,051 975

Unemployment rate

20.9 22.0 20.8 21.2 22.0 20.9 21.5 22.8 21.2

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

29,193 29,954 29,991 29,193 29,854 29,885 29,918 29,954 29,991

Civilian labor force

18,051 18,491 18,245 18,096 18,290 18,541 18,383 18,379 18,345

Participation rate

61.8 61.7 60.8 62.0 61.3 62.0 61.4 61.4 61.2

Employed

15,186 15,810 15,796 15,224 15,807 15,872 15,798 15,797 15,881

Employment-population ratio

52.0 52.8 52.7 52.1 52.9 53.1 52.8 52.7 53.0

Unemployed

2,865 2,681 2,449 2,872 2,484 2,668 2,585 2,583 2,464

Unemployment rate

15.9 14.5 13.4 15.9 13.6 14.4 14.1 14.1 13.4

Not in labor force

11,142 11,463 11,746 11,097 11,564 11,345 11,534 11,575 11,645

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,108 8,243 8,152 8,151 8,281 8,324 8,270 8,228 8,202

Participation rate

68.0 67.5 66.6 68.3 68.1 68.4 67.8 67.3 67.0

Employed

6,830 7,108 7,050 6,796 7,102 7,146 7,042 7,049 7,035

Employment-population ratio

57.3 58.2 57.6 57.0 58.4 58.7 57.7 57.7 57.5

Unemployed

1,279 1,135 1,103 1,355 1,179 1,178 1,227 1,180 1,167

Unemployment rate

15.8 13.8 13.5 16.6 14.2 14.2 14.8 14.3 14.2

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,348 9,494 9,412 9,277 9,346 9,482 9,344 9,455 9,382

Participation rate

63.7 62.9 62.2 63.2 62.1 63.0 62.0 62.6 62.0

Employed

8,027 8,240 8,325 8,051 8,284 8,281 8,268 8,316 8,364

Employment-population ratio

54.7 54.6 55.0 54.8 55.1 55.0 54.8 55.1 55.3

Unemployed

1,320 1,254 1,087 1,226 1,062 1,202 1,076 1,139 1,018

Unemployment rate

14.1 13.2 11.5 13.2 11.4 12.7 11.5 12.0 10.9

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

595 755 681 667 664 735 770 696 761

Participation rate

23.1 28.7 26.0 25.8 25.0 27.8 29.2 26.4 29.0

Employed

329 462 421 377 421 446 488 432 482

Employment-population ratio

12.7 17.6 16.1 14.6 15.9 16.8 18.5 16.4 18.4

Unemployed

266 293 259 291 242 289 282 264 279

Unemployment rate

44.8 38.8 38.1 43.6 36.5 39.3 36.6 37.9 36.7

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

11,523 12,845 12,885 - - - - - -

Civilian labor force

7,360 8,175 8,204 - - - - - -

Participation rate

63.9 63.6 63.7 - - - - - -

Employed

6,784 7,694 7,810 - - - - - -

Employment-population ratio

58.9 59.9 60.6 - - - - - -

Unemployed

577 482 394 - - - - - -

Unemployment rate

7.8 5.9 4.8 - - - - - -

Not in labor force

4,162 4,670 4,681 - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

- Data not available.
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. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2021