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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    
 
 
    Apr 2020
Name Apr 2020 Mar 2020 Apr 2019 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
201,082 201,023 200,576 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
121,242 126,021 125,911 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
60.3 62.7 62.8 %
Employed
104,065 121,042 121,964 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
51.8 60.2 60.8 %
Unemployed
17,176 4,979 3,947 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
14.2 4.0 3.1 %
Not in Labor Force
79,840 75,002 74,665 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
63,645 65,522 65,815 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
69.1 71.1 71.6 %
Employed
55,776 63,120 63,915 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.5 68.5 69.6 %
Unemployed
7,869 2,402 1,900 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
12.4 3.7 2.9 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
53,634 55,878 55,657 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
55.4 57.8 57.7 %
Employed
45,563 53,878 54,120 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
47.1 55.7 56.1 %
Unemployed
8,071 2,000 1,538 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
15.0 3.6 2.8 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
3,963 4,621 4,438 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
32.6 38.0 36.2 %
Employed
2,727 4,043 3,930 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
22.4 33.2 32.1 %
Unemployed
1,236 578 509 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
31.2 12.5 11.5 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
33,267 33,238 32,955 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
19,487 20,596 20,587 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
58.6 62.0 62.5 %
Employed
16,240 19,208 19,235 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
48.8 57.8 58.4 %
Unemployed
3,247 1,387 1,352 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
16.7 6.7 6.6 %
Not in Labor Force
13,780 12,642 12,368 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
8,880 9,477 9,451 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
63.4 67.7 68.3 %
Employed
7,448 8,812 8,823 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
53.2 63.0 63.8 %
Unemployed
1,432 665 628 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
16.1 7.0 6.6 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,995 10,374 10,416 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
59.4 61.7 62.6 %
Employed
8,351 9,830 9,860 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
49.6 58.5 59.2 %
Unemployed
1,644 543 556 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
16.4 5.2 5.3 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
612 745 720 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
25.2 30.7 29.2 %
Employed
441 566 552 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
18.2 23.3 22.4 %
Unemployed
171 180 168 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
28.0 24.1 23.3 %
   

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