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Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age:
Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted (population data is not adjusted for seasonal variation; not seasonally adjusted version used)

   
    Jan 1954    
 
 
    Feb 2021
Name Feb 2021 Jan 2021 Feb 2020 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
201,606 201,588 200,968 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
123,737 123,727 127,019 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
61.4 61.4 63.2 %
Employed
116,859 116,699 123,149 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
58.0 57.9 61.3 %
Unemployed
6,878 7,027 3,869 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.6 5.7 3.0 %
Not in Labor Force
77,869 77,862 73,949 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
64,434 64,550 66,029 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
69.7 69.8 71.7 %
Employed
60,989 60,988 64,175 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
66.0 66.0 69.7 %
Unemployed
3,446 3,561 1,854 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.3 5.5 2.8 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
54,599 54,529 56,264 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
56.3 56.2 58.2 %
Employed
51,782 51,739 54,711 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
53.4 53.3 56.6 %
Unemployed
2,817 2,790 1,553 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.2 5.1 2.8 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
4,704 4,648 4,726 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
38.9 38.4 38.8 %
Employed
4,088 3,972 4,263 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
33.8 32.8 35.0 %
Unemployed
616 676 462 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
13.1 14.5 9.8 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
33,511 33,493 33,211 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
20,154 20,189 20,950 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
60.1 60.3 63.1 %
Employed
18,159 18,323 19,699 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
54.2 54.7 59.3 %
Unemployed
1,995 1,866 1,251 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
9.9 9.2 6.0 %
Not in Labor Force
13,357 13,305 12,262 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,340 9,348 9,479 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
66.0 66.1 67.8 %
Employed
8,383 8,468 8,910 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
59.2 59.9 63.7 %
Unemployed
957 880 568 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
10.2 9.4 6.0 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
10,127 10,138 10,733 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
59.7 59.8 63.9 %
Employed
9,225 9,274 10,211 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
54.4 54.7 60.8 %
Unemployed
902 864 522 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
8.9 8.5 4.9 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
687 703 738 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
28.7 29.3 30.3 %
Employed
551 581 578 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
23.0 24.2 23.7 %
Unemployed
136 122 160 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
19.8 17.3 21.7 %
   

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