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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 2018
Name Jan 2018 Dec 2017 Jan 2017 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
199,738 199,458 198,453 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
125,334 125,200 124,658 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.7 62.8 62.8 %
Employed
120,886 120,551 119,324 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.5 60.4 60.1 %
Unemployed
4,447 4,649 5,335 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.5 3.7 4.3 %
Not in Labor Force
74,405 74,258 73,794 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
65,732 65,511 65,274 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.9 71.8 72 %
Employed
63,510 63,307 62,696 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.5 69.4 69.1 %
Unemployed
2,222 2,204 2,578 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.4 3.4 4.0 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
54,896 55,161 54,839 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.2 57.5 57.5 %
Employed
53,255 53,275 52,679 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
55.5 55.5 55.2 %
Unemployed
1,641 1,886 2,160 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.0 3.4 3.9 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
4,705 4,528 4,545 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
38.1 36.7 36.8 %
Employed
4,121 3,970 3,949 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
33.4 32.2 32 %
Unemployed
584 559 596 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
12.4 12.3 13.1 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
32,575 32,436 32,063 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
20,211 20,153 19,991 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62 62.1 62.3 %
Employed
18,663 18,790 18,436 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
57.3 57.9 57.5 %
Unemployed
1,548 1,362 1,555 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
7.7 6.8 7.8 %
Not in Labor Force
12,364 12,283 12,072 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,254 9,178 9,098 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
67.9 67.7 68 %
Employed
8,564 8,576 8,425 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
62.9 63.2 63 %
Unemployed
690 601 673 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
7.5 6.6 7.4 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
10,197 10,252 10,113 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62 62.6 62.5 %
Employed
9,524 9,657 9,437 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
57.9 59 58.3 %
Unemployed
673 595 676 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.6 5.8 6.7 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
759 723 780 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
30.3 28.8 31 %
Employed
575 557 574 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
22.9 22.2 22.8 %
Unemployed
185 166 206 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
24.3 22.9 26.4 %
   

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