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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 2018
Name Mar 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2017 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
199,871 199,799 198,604 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
125,714 125,930 125,050 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.9 63 63 %
Employed
121,236 121,274 120,187 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.7 60.7 60.5 %
Unemployed
4,478 4,656 4,863 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.6 3.7 3.9 %
Not in Labor Force
74,157 73,869 73,553 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
65,928 65,948 65,203 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
72.1 72.1 71.8 %
Employed
63,734 63,683 62,838 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.7 69.6 69.2 %
Unemployed
2,194 2,265 2,365 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.3 3.4 3.6 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
55,176 55,243 55,178 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.4 57.5 57.8 %
Employed
53,385 53,448 53,233 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
55.6 55.7 55.7 %
Unemployed
1,791 1,795 1,945 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.2 3.3 3.5 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
4,610 4,738 4,669 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
37.4 38.4 37.8 %
Employed
4,117 4,143 4,116 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
33.4 33.6 33.3 %
Unemployed
492 595 553 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
10.7 12.6 11.8 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
32,638 32,607 32,128 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
20,466 20,495 19,997 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.7 62.9 62.2 %
Employed
19,051 19,087 18,405 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
58.4 58.5 57.3 %
Unemployed
1,415 1,408 1,592 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.9 6.9 8.0 %
Not in Labor Force
12,172 12,112 12,131 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,314 9,438 9,147 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
68.2 69.2 68.2 %
Employed
8,749 8,880 8,391 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
64.1 65.1 62.6 %
Unemployed
564 558 756 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.1 5.9 8.3 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
10,337 10,254 10,150 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.7 62.3 62.6 %
Employed
9,713 9,622 9,486 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
59 58.5 58.5 %
Unemployed
624 632 664 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.0 6.2 6.5 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
816 803 700 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
32.6 32 27.9 %
Employed
588 584 528 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
23.5 23.3 21 %
Unemployed
227 219 172 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
27.9 27.2 24.6 %
   

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