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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    
 
 
    Jan 2019
Name Jan 2019 Dec 2018 Jan 2018 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
200,382 200,774 199,738 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
126,351 126,680 125,318 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
63.1 63.1 62.7 %
Employed
121,880 122,318 120,899 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.8 60.9 60.5 %
Unemployed
4,471 4,362 4,419 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.5 3.4 3.5 %
Not in Labor Force
74,030 74,094 74,420 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
66,051 66,110 65,703 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
72.0 71.9 71.9 %
Employed
63,890 64,046 63,502 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.6 69.6 69.5 %
Unemployed
2,161 2,064 2,201 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.3 3.1 3.3 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
55,740 55,995 54,910 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.8 58.0 57.2 %
Employed
53,959 54,226 53,272 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
56.0 56.2 55.5 %
Unemployed
1,781 1,769 1,638 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.2 3.2 3.0 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
4,560 4,575 4,705 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
37.2 37.2 38.1 %
Employed
4,031 4,047 4,125 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
32.9 32.9 33.4 %
Unemployed
530 528 580 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
11.6 11.6 12.3 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
32,868 32,956 32,575 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
20,628 20,460 20,250 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.8 62.1 62.2 %
Employed
19,220 19,107 18,696 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
58.5 58.0 57.4 %
Unemployed
1,408 1,353 1,554 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.8 6.6 7.7 %
Not in Labor Force
12,240 12,496 12,325 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,367 9,284 9,269 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
67.9 67.2 68.0 %
Employed
8,705 8,709 8,572 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
63.1 63.0 62.9 %
Unemployed
662 575 697 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
7.1 6.2 7.5 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
10,419 10,359 10,224 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.8 62.2 62.2 %
Employed
9,847 9,749 9,549 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
59.3 58.6 58.1 %
Unemployed
572 611 674 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.5 5.9 6.6 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
842 817 758 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
34.0 32.8 30.2 %
Employed
669 650 575 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
27.0 26.1 22.9 %
Unemployed
173 167 183 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
20.6 20.5 24.1 %
   

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