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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    
 
 
    Sep 2017
Name Sep 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2016 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
199,191 199,082 198,509 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
125,393 125,037 124,826 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
63 62.8 62.9 %
Employed
120,753 120,209 119,391 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.6 60.4 60.1 %
Unemployed
4,641 4,828 5,435 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.7 3.9 4.4 %
Not in Labor Force
73,797 74,046 73,683 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
65,339 65,262 65,283 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.7 71.7 72 %
Employed
63,143 62,961 62,589 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.3 69.2 69 %
Unemployed
2,196 2,301 2,693 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.4 3.5 4.1 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
55,476 55,282 54,871 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.9 57.7 57.5 %
Employed
53,551 53,286 52,799 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
55.9 55.7 55.3 %
Unemployed
1,925 1,996 2,072 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.5 3.6 3.8 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
4,578 4,492 4,672 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
37.1 36.4 37.8 %
Employed
4,058 3,962 4,002 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
32.9 32.1 32.4 %
Unemployed
520 530 670 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
11.4 11.8 14.3 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
32,333 32,296 31,987 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
20,232 20,092 19,826 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.6 62.2 62 %
Employed
18,819 18,544 18,181 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
58.2 57.4 56.8 %
Unemployed
1,413 1,548 1,646 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
7.0 7.7 8.3 %
Not in Labor Force
12,101 12,204 12,161 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,279 9,205 9,000 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
68.7 68.2 67.5 %
Employed
8,654 8,487 8,264 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
64.1 62.9 62 %
Unemployed
625 718 736 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.7 7.8 8.2 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
10,149 10,127 10,074 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.2 62.1 62.4 %
Employed
9,541 9,474 9,370 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
58.5 58.1 58 %
Unemployed
608 653 703 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.0 6.4 7.0 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
804 760 752 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
32 30.3 29.9 %
Employed
624 583 546 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
24.9 23.2 21.7 %
Unemployed
180 178 206 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
22.4 23.4 27.4 %
   

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