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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 2019
Name Sep 2019 Aug 2019 Sep 2018 Units
White
Civilian noninstitutional population
201,062 200,953 200,476 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
127,053 126,765 125,617 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
63.2 63.1 62.7 %
Employed
122,972 122,471 121,507 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
61.2 60.9 60.6 %
Unemployed
4,081 4,293 4,110 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
3.2 3.4 3.3 %
Not in Labor Force
74,008 74,188 74,858 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
66,134 66,066 65,661 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
71.8 71.8 71.5 %
Employed
64,246 64,094 63,664 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
69.7 69.6 69.4 %
Unemployed
1,888 1,972 1,996 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
2.9 3.0 3.0 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
56,356 56,063 55,378 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
58.3 58.0 57.5 %
Employed
54,707 54,286 53,792 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
56.6 56.2 55.8 %
Unemployed
1,649 1,776 1,586 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
2.9 3.2 2.9 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
4,563 4,636 4,578 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
37.3 37.9 37.2 %
Employed
4,019 4,091 4,051 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
32.8 33.4 32.9 %
Unemployed
545 545 527 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
11.9 11.8 11.5 %
Black or African American
Civilian noninstitutional population
33,116 33,081 32,848 Thous. of Persons
Civilian labor force
20,669 20,588 20,504 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.4 62.2 62.4 %
Employed
19,540 19,463 19,265 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
59.0 58.8 58.6 %
Unemployed
1,129 1,125 1,239 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.5 5.5 6.0 %
Not in Labor Force
12,447 12,492 12,345 Thous. of Persons
Men, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
9,490 9,490 9,349 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
68.2 68.3 67.9 %
Employed
8,975 8,931 8,800 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
64.5 64.2 63.9 %
Unemployed
515 559 549 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
5.4 5.9 5.9 %
Women, 20 years and over
Civilian labor force
10,460 10,379 10,422 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
62.5 62.1 62.8 %
Employed
9,978 9,926 9,874 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
59.6 59.4 59.5 %
Unemployed
482 453 548 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
4.6 4.4 5.3 %
Both sexes, 16 to 19 years
Civilian labor force
719 719 733 Thous. of Persons
Participation rate
29.3 29.2 29.4 %
Employed
587 605 591 Thous. of Persons
Employment-Population Ratio
23.9 24.6 23.7 %
Unemployed
132 113 141 Thous. of Persons
Unemployment Rate
18.3 15.7 19.3 %
   

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