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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 2017
Name Nov 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2016 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
199,386 199,298 198,745 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
125,020 124,731 124,578 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.7 62.6 62.7 %
Employed
120,511 120,408 119,370 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.4 60.4 60.1 %
Unemployed
4,509 4,324 5,208 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.6 3.5 4.2 %
Not in Labor Force
74,366 74,567 74,168 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
65,327 65,216 65,124 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.7 71.6 71.7 %
Employed
63,252 63,121 62,608 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.4 69.3 68.9 %
Unemployed
2,075 2,095 2,516 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.2 3.2 3.9 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
55,129 55,009 54,808 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.5 57.4 57.4 %
Employed
53,368 53,318 52,783 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
55.7 55.6 55.2 %
Unemployed
1,761 1,691 2,026 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.2 3.1 3.7 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
4,564 4,506 4,645 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
37 36.5 37.6 %
Employed
3,891 3,968 3,979 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
31.5 32.2 32.2 %
Unemployed
673 538 666 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
14.8 11.9 14.3 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
32,404 32,370 32,068 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
20,168 20,144 19,856 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.2 62.2 61.9 %
Employed
18,694 18,636 18,262 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
57.7 57.6 56.9 %
Unemployed
1,474 1,508 1,594 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
7.3 7.5 8.0 %
Not in Labor Force
12,236 12,225 12,212 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,221 9,225 9,018 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
68.1 68.2 67.5 %
Employed
8,538 8,530 8,328 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
63 63.1 62.3 %
Unemployed
683 694 691 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
7.4 7.5 7.7 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
10,210 10,200 10,135 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.4 62.4 62.6 %
Employed
9,607 9,542 9,418 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
58.8 58.4 58.2 %
Unemployed
603 657 716 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.9 6.4 7.1 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
737 720 703 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
29.4 28.7 27.9 %
Employed
549 564 516 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
21.9 22.5 20.5 %
Unemployed
188 156 187 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
25.5 21.7 26.6 %
   

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