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Table 1. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations by selected characteristics, 2009-10 annual averages

Table 1. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations by selected characteristics, 2009-10 annual averages

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                           
                                                    2009                                                 2010                              
                                                                                                                                           
                                                          Civilian labor force                                 Civilian labor force        
                                                                                                                                           
          Characteristic            Civilian                                            Civilian                                           
                                    noninsti-                            Unemployed     noninsti-                             Unemployed   
                                    tutional        Partici-                            tutional         Partici-                          
                                    popula-  Total   pation  Employed                   popula-  Total    pation Employed                  
                                     tion            rate                       Unem-     tion             rate                       Unem-
                                                                       Number   ploy-                                        Number   ploy-
                                                                                ment                                                  ment 
                                                                                rate                                                  rate 
              TOTAL                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                           
    Total, 16 years and over.....  235,801 154,142    65.4   139,877   14,265     9.3   237,830 153,889    64.7   139,064   14,825     9.6 
  Men............................  114,136  82,123    72.0    73,670    8,453    10.3   115,174  81,985    71.2    73,359    8,626    10.5 
  Women..........................  121,665  72,019    59.2    66,208    5,811     8.1   122,656  71,904    58.6    65,705    6,199     8.6 
                                                                                                                                           
          FOREIGN BORN                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                           
    Total, 16 years and over.....   35,216  23,926    67.9    21,608    2,317     9.7    35,869  24,356    67.9    21,969    2,387     9.8 
  Men............................   17,628  14,190    80.5    12,765    1,426    10.0    17,936  14,375    80.1    12,946    1,429     9.9 
  Women..........................   17,588   9,735    55.4     8,844      891     9.2    17,934   9,981    55.7     9,023      958     9.6 
                                                                                                                                           
               Age                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                           
  16 to 24 years.................    3,542   1,986    56.1     1,681      304    15.3     3,533   1,975    55.9     1,661      314    15.9 
  25 to 34 years.................    7,637   5,907    77.3     5,330      577     9.8     7,714   5,936    77.0     5,387      550     9.3 
  35 to 44 years.................    8,379   6,847    81.7     6,210      637     9.3     8,470   6,884    81.3     6,265      619     9.0 
  45 to 54 years.................    6,819   5,588    81.9     5,096      491     8.8     6,949   5,719    82.3     5,172      547     9.6 
  55 to 64 years.................    4,321   2,838    65.7     2,590      249     8.8     4,528   3,011    66.5     2,727      284     9.4 
  65 years and over..............    4,517     760    16.8       701       59     7.8     4,674     831    17.8       757       74     8.9 
                                                                                                                                           
        Race and Hispanic                                                                                                                  
     or Latino ethnicity (1)                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                           
  White non-Hispanic or Latino ..    7,249   4,334    59.8     4,002      332     7.7     7,363   4,470    60.7     4,138      332     7.4 
  Black non-Hispanic or Latino ..    2,812   2,037    72.4     1,807      231    11.3     2,898   2,162    74.6     1,893      269    12.4 
  Asian non-Hispanic or Latino ..    7,876   5,332    67.7     4,967      365     6.8     8,073   5,315    65.8     4,928      386     7.3 
  Hispanic or Latino ethnicity...   16,933  11,982    70.8    10,612    1,370    11.4    17,162  12,152    70.8    10,776    1,376    11.3 
                                                                                                                                           
     Educational attainment                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                           
    Total, 25 years and over.....   31,674  21,940    69.3    19,927    2,013     9.2    32,336  22,381    69.2    20,308    2,073     9.3 
  Less than a high school diploma    9,542   5,862    61.4     5,122      740    12.6     9,620   5,930    61.6     5,219      712    12.0 
  High school graduates, no                                                                                                                
   college (2)...................    7,992   5,371    67.2     4,875      496     9.2     8,284   5,663    68.4     5,087      576    10.2 
  Some college or associate                                                                                                                
   degree........................    5,070   3,735    73.7     3,406      328     8.8     5,200   3,818    73.4     3,463      355     9.3 
  Bachelor's degree and                                                                                                              
   higher (3)....................    9,070   6,972    76.9     6,524      448     6.4     9,232   6,970    75.5     6,539      431     6.2 
                                                                                                                                           
           NATIVE BORN                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                           
    Total, 16 years and over.....  200,585 130,216    64.9   118,269   11,947     9.2   201,960 129,533    64.1   117,095   12,438     9.6 
  Men............................   96,508  67,933    70.4    60,905    7,028    10.3    97,238  67,610    69.5    60,414    7,196    10.6 
  Women..........................  104,077  62,284    59.8    57,364    4,920     7.9   104,722  61,923    59.1    56,682    5,242     8.5 
                                                                                                                                           
               Age                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                           
  16 to 24 years.................   34,025  19,375    56.9    15,920    3,455    17.8    34,415  18,960    55.1    15,417    3,543    18.7 
  25 to 34 years.................   32,643  27,392    83.9    24,684    2,707     9.9    33,189  27,678    83.4    24,842    2,836    10.2 
  35 to 44 years.................   32,540  27,391    84.2    25,307    2,085     7.6    31,620  26,482    83.8    24,398    2,084     7.9 
  45 to 54 years.................   37,546  30,617    81.5    28,517    2,101     6.9    37,348  30,242    81.0    28,019    2,223     7.4 
  55 to 64 years.................   30,349  19,667    64.8    18,429    1,238     6.3    31,357  20,286    64.7    18,909    1,377     6.8 
  65 years and over..............   33,481   5,774    17.2     5,413      362     6.3    34,032   5,886    17.3     5,511      375     6.4 
                                                                                                                                           
        Race and Hispanic                                                                                                                  
     or Latino ethnicity (1)                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                           
  White non-Hispanic or Latino ..  153,104 100,525    65.7    92,681    7,844     7.8   153,448  99,478    64.8    91,483    7,994     8.0 
  Black non-Hispanic or Latino ..   24,466  14,971    61.2    12,700    2,271    15.2    24,691  14,996    60.7    12,529    2,467    16.5 
  Asian non-Hispanic or Latino ..    2,756   1,681    61.0     1,542      138     8.2     2,900   1,782    61.5     1,641      141     7.9 
  Hispanic or Latino ethnicity...   15,958  10,370    65.0     9,034    1,336    12.9    16,551  10,596    64.0     9,130    1,467    13.8 
                                                                                                                                           
     Educational attainment                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                           
    Total, 25 years and over.....  166,560 110,842    66.5   102,349    8,492     7.7   167,546 110,573    66.0   101,679    8,895     8.0 
  Less than a high school diploma   16,587   6,284    37.9     5,249    1,035    16.5    16,046   5,949    37.1     4,896    1,053    17.7 
  High school graduates, no                                                                                                                
   college (2).  ................   53,477  32,815    61.4    29,612    3,203     9.8    53,753  32,573    60.6    29,206    3,367    10.3 
  Some college or associate                                                                                                                
   degree.............  .........   46,657  33,080    70.9    30,482    2,599     7.9    47,022  33,022    70.2    30,284    2,738     8.3 
  Bachelor's degree and                                                                                                                    
   higher (3)....................   49,839  38,662    77.6    37,007    1,655     4.3    50,724  39,029    76.9    37,293    1,736     4.4 

   1 Data for race/ethnicity groups do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races.
   2 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
   3 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
   NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. See the Technical Note for further
information.



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Last Modified Date: November 02, 2020