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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    
 
 
    Dec 2017
Name Dec 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2016 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
199,458 199,386 198,845 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
125,200 125,110 124,688 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.8 62.7 62.7 %
Employed
120,551 120,514 119,401 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.4 60.4 60 %
Unemployed
4,649 4,596 5,287 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.7 3.7 4.2 %
Not in Labor Force
74,258 74,276 74,157 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
65,511 65,394 65,133 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.8 71.7 71.7 %
Employed
63,307 63,282 62,534 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.4 69.4 68.8 %
Unemployed
2,204 2,112 2,599 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.4 3.2 4.0 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
55,161 55,147 54,965 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.5 57.5 57.5 %
Employed
53,275 53,342 52,892 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
55.5 55.6 55.3 %
Unemployed
1,886 1,805 2,072 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.4 3.3 3.8 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
4,528 4,569 4,591 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
36.7 37 37.2 %
Employed
3,970 3,891 3,975 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
32.2 31.5 32.2 %
Unemployed
559 678 616 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
12.3 14.8 13.4 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
32,436 32,404 32,105 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
20,153 20,175 19,890 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.1 62.3 62 %
Employed
18,790 18,718 18,310 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
57.9 57.8 57 %
Unemployed
1,362 1,457 1,579 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.8 7.2 7.9 %
Not in Labor Force
12,283 12,230 12,216 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,178 9,225 9,072 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
67.7 68.1 67.8 %
Employed
8,576 8,552 8,378 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
63.2 63.1 62.6 %
Unemployed
601 673 695 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.6 7.3 7.7 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
10,252 10,219 10,114 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.6 62.5 62.4 %
Employed
9,657 9,622 9,411 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
59 58.8 58.1 %
Unemployed
595 597 703 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.8 5.8 7.0 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
723 731 703 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
28.8 29.1 27.9 %
Employed
557 544 522 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
22.2 21.7 20.7 %
Unemployed
166 187 181 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
22.9 25.5 25.8 %
   

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