LFP 2017 By Birthplace

LFP MEASURES BY BIRTHPLACE

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TOTAL POPULATION BY BIRTHPLACE

Sixty percent (60%, 31,229) of the total population in the CNMI, at the time of the Survey, was born in the US or US Territories while 36% (18,552) was born in Asian countries. Fifty seven percent (57%, 29,618) was born in the CNMI; 26% (13,661) was born in the Philippines.

POTENTIAL LABOR FORCE POPULATION BY BIRTHPLACE

Forty eight percent (48%, 17,796) of the potential labor force population in the CNMI, at the time of the Survey, was born in Asian countries while 46% (17,335) was born in the US and US Territories. Forty three percent (43%, 16,097) was born in the CNMI; 35% (13,166) was born in the Philippines.

LABOR FORCE POPULATION BY BIRTHPLACE

More than half (57%, 14,325) of the labor force population in the CNMI, at the time of the Survey, was born in Asian countries while 38% (9,547) was born in the US and Territories. Forty-three percent (43%, 10,846) was born in the Philippines; 35% (8,730) was born in the CNMI; and 8% (2,120) was born in China.

EMPLOYED POPULATION BY BIRTHPLACE

About 3 out of 5 (59%, 13,285) in the employed population was born in Asian Countries, at the time of the Survey, while 36% (8,177) was born in the US and Territories. Forty-five percent (45%, 9,995) was born in the Philippines; 33% (7,413) was born in the CNMI; and 9% (2,041) was born in China.

UNEMPLOYED POPULATION BY BIRTHPLACE

Over half (52%, 1,370) of the unemployed population was born in the US and Territories, at the time of the Survey, while 39% (1,039) was born in Asian countries. Fifty percent (50%, 1,317) was born in the CNMI; 32% (851) was born in the Philippines; and 7% (195) was born in other Pacific Islands.

NOT IN LABOR FORCE POPULATION BY BIRTHPLACE

Born in US and Territory was 63% (7,788) of the not in labor force population, at the time of the Survey. Born in Asian countries was 28% (3,471). Born in the CNMI was 60% (7,367) while born in the Philippines was 19% (2,320). Born in other Pacific Islands was 8% (1,030).

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE BY BIRTHPLACE

Born in US and Territories had unemployment rate of 14.3% while born in Asian counties was 7.3%. Born in the CNMI unemployment rate was 15.1% while born in US and Territories was 6.5%. Born in the Philippines was 7.8%, born in China was the lowest at 3.7% while born in other Pacific Islands was highest at 18.9%.

LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE BY BIRTHPLACE

Born in Asian counties had a higher labor force participation rate of 80.5% compared to born in US and Territories at 55.1%. Born in the Philippines had the highest labor force participation rate while born in the CNMI had the lowest at 54.2%.

LFP 2017 Table6.0-1

Labor Force Participation Measures by Birthplace: CNMI, 2017 4th Qtr.

Bithplace General Population Potential Labor Force Population (persons 16+ years) Labor Force Population Employed Population Unemployed Population Not In Labor Force Population Unemployment Rate Labor Force Participation Rate
Source: LFP 2017 CNMI CSD
US and Territories 31,229 17,335 9,547 8,177 1,370 7,788 14.3 % 55.1 %
CNMI 29,618 16,097 8,730 7,413 1,317 7,367 15.1 % 54.2 %
US and Territories 1,611 1,238 817 764 53 420 6.5 % 66.0 %
Pacific Islands 2,167 2,065 1,035 840 195 1,030 18.9 % 50.1 %
Asian Countries 18,552 17,796 14,325 13,285 1,039 3,471 7.3 % 80.5 %
China 2,779 2,737 2,120 2,041 79 617 3.7 % 77.5 %
Japan 320 297 217 217 80 72.9 %
Korea 487 487 376 376 110 77.3 %
Phillippines 13,661 13,166 10,846 9,995 851 2,320 7.8 % 82.4 %
Other Asian Countries 1,305 1,110 766 657 109 343 14.3 % 69.1 %
Other Counrties 316 222 198 157 42 24 21.0 % 89.1 %


LFP 2017 Table6.0-2

Labor Force Participation Measures by Birthplace: CNMI, 2017 4th Qtr.

Bithplace General Population Potential Labor Force Population (persons 16+ years) Labor Force Population Employed Population Unemployed Population Not In Labor Force Population
Source: LFP 2017 CNMI CSD
US and Territories 59.8% 46.3% 38.0% 36.4% 51.8% 63.2%
CNMI 56.7% 43.0% 34.8% 33.0% 49.8% 59.8%
US and Territories 3.1% 3.3% 3.3% 3.4% 2.0% 3.4%
Pacific Islands 4.1% 5.5% 4.1% 3.7% 7.4% 8.4%
Asian Countries 35.5% 47.6% 57.1% 59.2% 39.3% 28.2%
China 5.3% 7.3% 8.4% 9.1% 3.0% 5.0%
Japan 0.6% 0.8% 0.9% 1.0% 0.7%
Korea 0.9% 1.3% 1.5% 1.7% 0.9%
Phillippines 26.1% 35.2% 43.2% 44.5% 32.2% 18.8%
Other Asian Countries 2.5% 3.0% 3.1% 2.9% 4.1% 2.8%
Other Counrties 0.6% 0.6% 0.8% 0.7% 1.6% 0.2%

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Ch6.1 Population Distributions by Birthplace: CNMI, 2017 4th Qrt.
Ch6.2 Unemployment Rate by Birthplace: CNMI, 2017 4th Qrt.
Ch6.3 Labor Force Participation Rate by Birthplace: CNMI, 2017 4th Qrt.