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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 2019
Name Jul 2019 Jun 2019 Jul 2018 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
200,843 200,746 200,236 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
126,345 126,244 125,716 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.9 62.9 62.8 %
Employed
122,144 122,125 121,507 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
60.8 60.8 60.7 %
Unemployed
4,201 4,119 4,209 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.3 3.3 3.3 %
Not in Labor Force
74,498 74,502 74,521 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
65,994 65,928 65,614 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.7 71.7 71.6 %
Employed
64,005 64,009 63,681 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.6 69.6 69.5 %
Unemployed
1,989 1,919 1,933 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.0 2.9 2.9 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
55,663 55,704 55,537 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
57.6 57.7 57.7 %
Employed
53,988 53,993 53,764 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
55.9 55.9 55.9 %
Unemployed
1,675 1,711 1,774 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.0 3.1 3.2 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
4,687 4,612 4,565 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
38.3 37.7 37.1 %
Employed
4,151 4,123 4,063 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
33.9 33.7 33.0 %
Unemployed
536 489 502 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
11.4 10.6 11.0 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
33,045 33,014 32,771 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
20,714 20,430 20,496 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.7 61.9 62.5 %
Employed
19,481 19,199 19,151 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
59.0 58.2 58.4 %
Unemployed
1,233 1,231 1,345 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
6.0 6.0 6.6 %
Not in Labor Force
12,331 12,584 12,275 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,502 9,303 9,325 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
68.4 67.1 67.9 %
Employed
8,953 8,768 8,756 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
64.5 63.2 63.8 %
Unemployed
549 535 569 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.8 5.8 6.1 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
10,421 10,396 10,424 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.4 62.3 63.0 %
Employed
9,877 9,846 9,793 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
59.2 59.0 59.2 %
Unemployed
544 550 631 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.2 5.3 6.1 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
790 731 748 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
32.1 29.7 30.0 %
Employed
650 586 602 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
26.4 23.8 24.1 %
Unemployed
140 145 145 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
17.7 19.9 19.4 %
   

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