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Table 6. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations 16 years and over by census region and division, 2009-10 annual averages

Table 6. Employment status of the foreign-born and native-born populations 16 years and over by census region and division,
2009-10 annual averages

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                             
                                                   2009                                                        2010                          
                                                                                                                                             
                                              Civilian labor force                                        Civilian labor force               
 Census region  and    Civilian                                                    Civilian                                                  
     division          noninsti-                                                   noninsti-                                                 
                       tutional                                     Unemployed     tutional                                     Unemployed   
                        popula-            Partici-                                 popula-             Partici-                             
                         tion       Total   pation    Employed              Unem-    tion      Total     pation   Employed              Unem-
                                             rate                Number     ploy-                         rate               Number     ploy-
                                                                            ment                                                        ment 
                                                                            rate                                                        rate 
                                                                                                                                             
     FOREIGN BORN                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                             
  Northeast...........    7,688     5,079     66.1      4,652       427      8.4      7,740     5,221     67.5      4,782       439      8.4 
    New England.......    1,421       974     68.5        888        85      8.8      1,465     1,013     69.2        923        90      8.9 
    Middle Atlantic...    6,266     4,106     65.5      3,764       342      8.3      6,275     4,208     67.1      3,859       349      8.3 
                                                                                                                                             
  South...............   10,934     7,593     69.4      6,914       679      8.9     11,241     7,760     69.0      7,063       697      9.0 
    South Atlantic....    6,361     4,432     69.7      3,996       436      9.8      6,556     4,534     69.2      4,075       459     10.1 
    East South Central      604       444     73.5        395        49     10.9        604       437     72.4        405        31      7.2 
    West South Central    3,969     2,717     68.5      2,523       194      7.2      4,082     2,789     68.3      2,583       206      7.4 
                                                                                                                                             
  Midwest.............    3,923     2,689     68.6      2,422       268     10.0      3,951     2,691     68.1      2,428       263      9.8 
    East North Central    2,995     2,016     67.3      1,805       211     10.5      3,018     2,029     67.2      1,827       203     10.0 
    West North Central      928       674     72.6        617        57      8.5        933       662     70.9        601        61      9.2 
                                                                                                                                             
  West................   12,671     8,563     67.6      7,620       943     11.0     12,937     8,684     67.1      7,696       988     11.4 
    Mountain..........    2,154     1,463     67.9      1,320       143      9.8      2,216     1,463     66.0      1,300       163     11.1 
    Pacific...........   10,518     7,101     67.5      6,301       800     11.3     10,721     7,221     67.3      6,395       825     11.4 
                                                                                                                                             
     NATIVE BORN                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                             
  Northeast...........   35,785    23,268     65.0     21,336     1,932      8.3     36,130    23,093     63.9     21,081     2,011      8.7 
    New England.......    9,965     6,720     67.4      6,172       547      8.1     10,071     6,744     67.0      6,174       570      8.4 
    Middle Atlantic...   25,820    16,548     64.1     15,163     1,385      8.4     26,059    16,349     62.7     14,907     1,441      8.8 
                                                                                                                                             
  South...............   75,111    47,388     63.1     43,142     4,246      9.0     75,818    47,446     62.6     42,984     4,462      9.4 
    South Atlantic....   39,142    24,880     63.6     22,555     2,324      9.3     39,475    24,735     62.7     22,286     2,449      9.9 
    East South Central   13,416     8,064     60.1      7,211       852     10.6     13,529     8,176     60.4      7,337       839     10.3 
    West South Central   22,553    14,445     64.0     13,375     1,069      7.4     22,814    14,535     63.7     13,361     1,174      8.1 
                                                                                                                                             
  Midwest.............   47,717    32,077     67.2     29,026     3,050      9.5     47,955    31,840     66.4     28,843     2,996      9.4 
    East North Central   33,020    21,746     65.9     19,449     2,297     10.6     33,128    21,572     65.1     19,313     2,259     10.5 
    West North Central   14,696    10,330     70.3      9,578       753      7.3     14,827    10,268     69.2      9,530       737      7.2 
                                                                                                                                             
  West................   41,972    27,484     65.5     24,765     2,719      9.9     42,058    27,154     64.6     24,187     2,968     10.9 
    Mountain..........   14,523     9,674     66.6      8,851       823      8.5     14,628     9,614     65.7      8,699       914      9.5 
    Pacific...........   27,449    17,810     64.9     15,914     1,896     10.6     27,429    17,541     63.9     15,487     2,053     11.7 

   NOTE: The states (plus the District of Columbia) that comprise the census divisions are: New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont); Middle Atlantic (New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania); South Atlantic (Delaware, District of
Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia); East South Central (Alabama, Kentucky,
Mississippi, and Tennessee); West South Central Division (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas); East North Central (Illinois, Indiana,
Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin); West North Central (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota); Mountain
(Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming); Pacific (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington).
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