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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    
 
 
    May 2019
Name May 2019 Apr 2019 May 2018 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
200,658 200,576 200,039 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
125,980 125,900 125,689 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.8 62.8 62.8 %
Employed
121,883 121,944 121,298 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.7 60.8 60.6 %
Unemployed
4,097 3,957 4,392 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.3 3.1 3.5 %
Not in Labor Force
74,678 74,676 74,349 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
65,973 65,802 65,844 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.8 71.6 71.9 %
Employed
64,042 63,896 63,738 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.7 69.6 69.6 %
Unemployed
1,931 1,906 2,106 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
2.9 2.9 3.2 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
55,526 55,671 55,253 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.5 57.7 57.5 %
Employed
53,869 54,133 53,496 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
55.8 56.1 55.6 %
Unemployed
1,657 1,538 1,756 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.0 2.8 3.2 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
4,482 4,427 4,593 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
36.6 36.1 37.3 %
Employed
3,972 3,915 4,063 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
32.4 31.9 33.0 %
Unemployed
510 512 529 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
11.4 11.6 11.5 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
32,984 32,955 32,704 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
20,562 20,589 20,294 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.3 62.5 62.1 %
Employed
19,280 19,219 19,096 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
58.5 58.3 58.4 %
Unemployed
1,282 1,370 1,198 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.2 6.7 5.9 %
Not in Labor Force
12,421 12,366 12,410 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,422 9,456 9,380 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
68.0 68.3 68.5 %
Employed
8,833 8,811 8,790 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
63.8 63.7 64.2 %
Unemployed
589 645 590 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.3 6.8 6.3 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
10,469 10,411 10,235 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.8 62.5 62.0 %
Employed
9,934 9,859 9,755 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
59.6 59.2 59.1 %
Unemployed
535 552 481 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.1 5.3 4.7 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
671 722 680 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
27.2 29.2 27.2 %
Employed
513 549 552 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
20.8 22.2 22.1 %
Unemployed
158 173 128 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
23.5 24.0 18.8 %
   

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