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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    
 
 
    Oct 2017
Name Oct 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2016 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
199,298 199,191 198,633 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
124,731 125,393 124,700 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.6 63 62.8 %
Employed
120,408 120,753 119,310 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.4 60.6 60.1 %
Unemployed
4,324 4,641 5,391 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.5 3.7 4.3 %
Not in Labor Force
74,567 73,797 73,932 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
65,216 65,339 65,259 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.6 71.7 71.9 %
Employed
63,121 63,143 62,592 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.3 69.3 68.9 %
Unemployed
2,095 2,196 2,668 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.2 3.4 4.1 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
55,009 55,476 54,852 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.4 57.9 57.4 %
Employed
53,318 53,551 52,774 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
55.6 55.9 55.3 %
Unemployed
1,691 1,925 2,078 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.1 3.5 3.8 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
4,506 4,578 4,589 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
36.5 37.1 37.2 %
Employed
3,968 4,058 3,944 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
32.2 32.9 31.9 %
Unemployed
538 520 645 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
11.9 11.4 14.1 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
32,370 32,333 32,028 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
20,144 20,232 19,801 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.2 62.6 61.8 %
Employed
18,636 18,819 18,104 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
57.6 58.2 56.5 %
Unemployed
1,508 1,413 1,696 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
7.5 7.0 8.6 %
Not in Labor Force
12,225 12,101 12,228 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,225 9,279 9,011 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
68.2 68.7 67.5 %
Employed
8,530 8,654 8,223 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
63.1 64.1 61.6 %
Unemployed
694 625 789 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
7.5 6.7 8.8 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
10,200 10,149 10,079 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.4 62.2 62.3 %
Employed
9,542 9,541 9,367 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
58.4 58.5 57.9 %
Unemployed
657 608 712 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.4 6.0 7.1 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
720 804 710 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
28.7 32 28.2 %
Employed
564 624 515 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
22.5 24.9 20.5 %
Unemployed
156 180 196 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
21.7 22.4 27.5 %
   

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