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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    
 
 
    Jul 2018
Name Jul 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2017 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
200,236 200,132 198,974 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
125,720 125,784 124,887 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.8 62.9 62.8 %
Employed
121,506 121,347 120,285 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.7 60.6 60.5 %
Unemployed
4,214 4,437 4,603 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.4 3.5 3.7 %
Not in Labor Force
74,517 74,348 74,087 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
65,614 65,855 65,154 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.6 71.9 71.6 %
Employed
63,690 63,695 62,926 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.5 69.5 69.2 %
Unemployed
1,924 2,159 2,228 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
2.9 3.3 3.4 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
55,534 55,420 55,334 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.7 57.6 57.8 %
Employed
53,746 53,608 53,422 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
55.8 55.7 55.8 %
Unemployed
1,787 1,812 1,912 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.2 3.3 3.5 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
4,572 4,510 4,400 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
37.2 36.6 35.7 %
Employed
4,069 4,044 3,937 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
33.1 32.8 31.9 %
Unemployed
502 466 463 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
11.0 10.3 10.5 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
32,771 32,737 32,260 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
20,495 20,364 20,102 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.5 62.2 62.3 %
Employed
19,144 19,045 18,618 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
58.4 58.2 57.7 %
Unemployed
1,351 1,319 1,484 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.6 6.5 7.4 %
Not in Labor Force
12,276 12,373 12,158 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,320 9,162 9,166 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
67.9 66.8 68 %
Employed
8,751 8,573 8,516 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
63.7 62.5 63.2 %
Unemployed
569 589 650 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.1 6.4 7.1 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
10,426 10,406 10,163 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
63.0 63.0 62.4 %
Employed
9,793 9,838 9,509 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
59.2 59.5 58.4 %
Unemployed
633 568 654 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.1 5.5 6.4 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
750 796 773 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
30.0 31.9 30.8 %
Employed
600 635 594 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
24.1 25.4 23.6 %
Unemployed
149 162 179 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
19.9 20.3 23.2 %
   

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