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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    
 
 
    May 2022
Name May 2022 Apr 2022 May 2021 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
203,039 202,982 201,743 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
125,772 125,664 123,915 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
61.9 61.9 61.4 %
Employed
121,724 121,606 117,626 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.0 59.9 58.3 %
Unemployed
4,048 4,058 6,289 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.2 3.2 5.1 %
Not in Labor Force
77,267 77,319 77,828 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
65,653 65,540 64,544 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
70.1 70.0 69.7 %
Employed
63,620 63,521 61,273 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
67.9 67.8 66.2 %
Unemployed
2,033 2,020 3,271 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.1 3.1 5.1 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
55,315 55,215 54,669 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.1 57.0 56.3 %
Employed
53,731 53,656 52,072 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
55.5 55.4 53.6 %
Unemployed
1,583 1,559 2,597 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
2.9 2.8 4.8 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
4,804 4,909 4,702 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
38.5 39.4 39.0 %
Employed
4,373 4,429 4,281 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
35.1 35.5 35.5 %
Unemployed
431 480 421 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
9.0 9.8 9.0 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
34,079 34,055 33,572 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
21,475 21,209 20,489 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
63.0 62.3 61.0 %
Employed
20,141 19,963 18,617 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
59.1 58.6 55.5 %
Unemployed
1,335 1,246 1,872 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.2 5.9 9.1 %
Not in Labor Force
12,604 12,846 13,083 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,983 9,969 9,468 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
68.9 68.9 66.7 %
Employed
9,416 9,360 8,549 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
65.0 64.7 60.3 %
Unemployed
566 608 920 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.7 6.1 9.7 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
10,731 10,555 10,321 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.7 61.7 60.7 %
Employed
10,102 10,022 9,461 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
59.0 58.6 55.7 %
Unemployed
629 533 860 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.9 5.0 8.3 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
762 686 700 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
30.8 27.7 29.3 %
Employed
622 581 608 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
25.1 23.5 25.4 %
Unemployed
140 104 92 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
18.3 15.2 13.2 %
   

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