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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 2018
Name May 2018 Apr 2018 May 2017 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
200,039 199,950 198,775 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
125,688 125,731 124,529 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.8 62.9 62.6 %
Employed
121,303 121,233 119,895 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.6 60.6 60.3 %
Unemployed
4,385 4,498 4,634 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.5 3.6 3.7 %
Not in Labor Force
74,350 74,219 74,246 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
65,890 65,982 65,216 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
72.0 72.1 71.8 %
Employed
63,785 63,746 62,983 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.7 69.7 69.3 %
Unemployed
2,106 2,235 2,233 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.2 3.4 3.4 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
55,197 55,179 54,834 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.4 57.4 57.4 %
Employed
53,450 53,429 52,930 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
55.6 55.6 55.4 %
Unemployed
1,747 1,750 1,904 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.2 3.2 3.5 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
4,601 4,570 4,478 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
37.3 37.1 36.3 %
Employed
4,068 4,057 3,981 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
33.0 32.9 32.3 %
Unemployed
533 512 497 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
11.6 11.2 11.1 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
32,704 32,672 32,193 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
20,296 20,220 20,088 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.1 61.9 62.4 %
Employed
19,092 18,892 18,560 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
58.4 57.8 57.7 %
Unemployed
1,204 1,328 1,528 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.9 6.6 7.6 %
Not in Labor Force
12,408 12,452 12,105 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,382 9,257 9,093 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
68.5 67.7 67.7 %
Employed
8,792 8,663 8,477 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
64.2 63.3 63.1 %
Unemployed
590 594 616 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.3 6.4 6.8 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
10,233 10,229 10,207 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.0 62.0 62.8 %
Employed
9,754 9,707 9,504 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
59.1 58.9 58.5 %
Unemployed
479 522 703 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.7 5.1 6.9 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
681 734 788 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
27.3 29.3 31.4 %
Employed
547 521 579 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
21.9 20.8 23.1 %
Unemployed
135 213 209 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
19.8 29.0 26.5 %
   

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