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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    
 
 
    Sep 2018
Name Sep 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2017 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
200,476 200,356 199,191 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
125,483 125,306 125,397 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.6 62.5 63 %
Employed
121,398 121,027 120,754 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.6 60.4 60.6 %
Unemployed
4,085 4,279 4,643 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.3 3.4 3.7 %
Not in Labor Force
74,993 75,049 73,794 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
65,611 65,505 65,348 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.5 71.4 71.8 %
Employed
63,629 63,486 63,159 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.3 69.2 69.4 %
Unemployed
1,982 2,019 2,189 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.0 3.1 3.3 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
55,297 55,351 55,447 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.4 57.5 57.9 %
Employed
53,722 53,592 53,538 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
55.7 55.6 55.9 %
Unemployed
1,575 1,759 1,909 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
2.8 3.2 3.4 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
4,574 4,450 4,602 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
37.2 36.2 37.3 %
Employed
4,046 3,949 4,057 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
32.9 32.1 32.9 %
Unemployed
528 501 545 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
11.5 11.3 11.8 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
32,848 32,810 32,333 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
20,513 20,404 20,254 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.4 62.2 62.6 %
Employed
19,272 19,114 18,838 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
58.7 58.3 58.3 %
Unemployed
1,240 1,289 1,416 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.0 6.3 7.0 %
Not in Labor Force
12,336 12,406 12,079 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,359 9,407 9,294 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
68.0 68.4 68.8 %
Employed
8,813 8,841 8,668 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
64.0 64.3 64.2 %
Unemployed
546 566 626 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.8 6.0 6.7 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
10,427 10,361 10,166 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.9 62.5 62.3 %
Employed
9,874 9,766 9,550 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
59.5 59.0 58.5 %
Unemployed
554 595 616 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.3 5.7 6.1 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
726 635 794 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
29.1 25.5 31.6 %
Employed
585 508 619 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
23.5 20.3 24.7 %
Unemployed
140 128 174 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
19.3 20.1 22 %
   

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