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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    
 
 
    Mar 2019
Name Mar 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2018 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
200,508 200,447 199,871 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
126,404 126,313 125,642 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
63.0 63.0 62.9 %
Employed
122,143 122,168 121,180 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.9 60.9 60.6 %
Unemployed
4,261 4,144 4,461 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.4 3.3 3.6 %
Not in Labor Force
74,104 74,134 74,229 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
66,014 66,052 65,877 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.9 72.0 72.0 %
Employed
63,936 64,088 63,698 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.6 69.8 69.6 %
Unemployed
2,078 1,964 2,179 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.1 3.0 3.3 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
55,806 55,814 55,172 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.9 57.9 57.4 %
Employed
54,140 54,151 53,381 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
56.1 56.2 55.6 %
Unemployed
1,666 1,663 1,791 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.0 3.0 3.2 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
4,585 4,447 4,593 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
37.4 36.3 37.2 %
Employed
4,067 3,929 4,101 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
33.2 32.0 33.3 %
Unemployed
517 518 492 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
11.3 11.6 10.7 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
32,925 32,897 32,638 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
20,432 20,575 20,452 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.1 62.5 62.7 %
Employed
19,073 19,137 19,063 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
57.9 58.2 58.4 %
Unemployed
1,359 1,437 1,389 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.7 7.0 6.8 %
Not in Labor Force
12,493 12,322 12,186 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,399 9,414 9,317 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
68.0 68.2 68.2 %
Employed
8,753 8,734 8,752 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
63.3 63.3 64.1 %
Unemployed
646 680 565 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.9 7.2 6.1 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
10,316 10,366 10,319 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.0 62.4 62.6 %
Employed
9,777 9,822 9,718 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
58.8 59.1 59 %
Unemployed
539 544 600 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.2 5.3 5.8 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
717 795 816 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
29.0 32.1 32.6 %
Employed
542 582 592 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
21.9 23.5 23.6 %
Unemployed
174 213 224 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
24.3 26.8 27.4 %
   

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