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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    
 
 
    Oct 2018
Name Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2017 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
200,596 200,476 199,298 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
126,027 125,483 124,757 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.8 62.6 62.6 %
Employed
121,904 121,398 120,400 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.8 60.6 60.4 %
Unemployed
4,123 4,085 4,356 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.3 3.3 3.5 %
Not in Labor Force
74,569 74,993 74,541 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
65,724 65,611 65,244 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.5 71.5 71.6 %
Employed
63,760 63,629 63,155 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.4 69.3 69.3 %
Unemployed
1,964 1,982 2,090 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.0 3.0 3.2 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
55,752 55,297 55,014 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.8 57.4 57.4 %
Employed
54,067 53,722 53,298 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
56.1 55.7 55.6 %
Unemployed
1,685 1,575 1,715 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.0 2.8 3.1 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
4,552 4,574 4,499 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
37.0 37.2 36.5 %
Employed
4,078 4,046 3,947 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
33.1 32.9 32 %
Unemployed
474 528 552 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
10.4 11.5 12.3 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
32,887 32,848 32,370 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
20,590 20,513 20,134 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.6 62.4 62.2 %
Employed
19,310 19,272 18,654 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
58.7 58.7 57.6 %
Unemployed
1,280 1,240 1,479 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.2 6.0 7.3 %
Not in Labor Force
12,297 12,336 12,236 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,426 9,359 9,218 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
68.4 68.0 68.2 %
Employed
8,836 8,813 8,539 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
64.1 64.0 63.1 %
Unemployed
590 546 679 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.3 5.8 7.4 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
10,337 10,427 10,204 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.3 62.9 62.5 %
Employed
9,834 9,874 9,560 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
59.2 59.5 58.5 %
Unemployed
503 554 644 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.9 5.3 6.3 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
827 726 712 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
33.2 29.1 28.4 %
Employed
640 585 555 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
25.7 23.5 22.1 %
Unemployed
187 140 157 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
22.6 19.3 22 %
   

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