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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    
 
 
    Nov 2018
Name Nov 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2017 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
200,690 200,596 199,386 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
126,254 126,027 125,110 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.9 62.8 62.7 %
Employed
122,011 121,904 120,514 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.8 60.8 60.4 %
Unemployed
4,243 4,123 4,596 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.4 3.3 3.7 %
Not in Labor Force
74,435 74,569 74,276 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
65,916 65,724 65,394 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.7 71.5 71.7 %
Employed
63,961 63,760 63,282 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.6 69.4 69.4 %
Unemployed
1,955 1,964 2,112 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.0 3.0 3.2 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
55,789 55,752 55,147 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.8 57.8 57.5 %
Employed
53,997 54,067 53,342 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
56.0 56.1 55.6 %
Unemployed
1,792 1,685 1,805 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.2 3.0 3.3 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
4,549 4,552 4,569 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
37.0 37.0 37 %
Employed
4,053 4,078 3,891 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
32.9 33.1 31.5 %
Unemployed
496 474 678 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
10.9 10.4 14.8 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
32,923 32,887 32,404 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
20,462 20,590 20,175 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.2 62.6 62.3 %
Employed
19,251 19,310 18,718 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
58.5 58.7 57.8 %
Unemployed
1,210 1,280 1,457 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.9 6.2 7.2 %
Not in Labor Force
12,461 12,297 12,230 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,321 9,426 9,225 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
67.5 68.4 68.1 %
Employed
8,784 8,836 8,552 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
63.6 64.1 63.1 %
Unemployed
537 590 673 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.8 6.3 7.3 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
10,305 10,337 10,219 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.0 62.3 62.5 %
Employed
9,796 9,834 9,622 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
58.9 59.2 58.8 %
Unemployed
509 503 597 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.9 4.9 5.8 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
836 827 731 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
33.6 33.2 29.1 %
Employed
672 640 544 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
27.0 25.7 21.7 %
Unemployed
165 187 187 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
19.7 22.6 25.5 %
   

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