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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    
 
 
    Apr 2018
Name Apr 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2017 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
199,950 199,871 198,685 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
125,731 125,714 124,972 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.9 62.9 62.9 %
Employed
121,233 121,236 120,141 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.6 60.7 60.5 %
Unemployed
4,498 4,478 4,831 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.6 3.6 3.9 %
Not in Labor Force
74,219 74,157 73,713 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
65,982 65,928 65,299 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
72.1 72.1 71.9 %
Employed
63,746 63,734 63,047 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.7 69.7 69.4 %
Unemployed
2,235 2,194 2,252 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.4 3.3 3.4 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
55,179 55,176 55,034 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.4 57.4 57.6 %
Employed
53,429 53,385 53,060 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
55.6 55.6 55.5 %
Unemployed
1,750 1,791 1,974 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.2 3.2 3.6 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
4,570 4,610 4,638 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
37.1 37.4 37.6 %
Employed
4,057 4,117 4,034 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
32.9 33.4 32.7 %
Unemployed
512 492 605 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
11.2 10.7 13 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
32,672 32,638 32,161 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
20,220 20,466 20,097 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
61.9 62.7 62.5 %
Employed
18,892 19,051 18,507 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
57.8 58.4 57.5 %
Unemployed
1,328 1,415 1,590 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.6 6.9 7.9 %
Not in Labor Force
12,452 12,172 12,064 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,257 9,314 9,153 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
67.7 68.2 68.2 %
Employed
8,663 8,749 8,485 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
63.3 64.1 63.2 %
Unemployed
594 564 668 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.4 6.1 7.3 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
10,229 10,337 10,166 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.0 62.7 62.6 %
Employed
9,707 9,713 9,467 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
58.9 59 58.3 %
Unemployed
522 624 699 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.1 6.0 6.9 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
734 816 778 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
29.3 32.6 31 %
Employed
521 588 555 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
20.8 23.5 22.1 %
Unemployed
213 227 224 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
29.0 27.9 28.7 %
   

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