Table A-1. Employment status of the civilian population by sex and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-1. Employment status of the civilian population by sex and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
Aug.
2015
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

251,096 253,620 253,854 251,096 252,969 253,174 253,397 253,620 253,854

Civilian labor force

157,390 160,705 159,800 157,061 158,924 158,466 158,880 159,287 159,463

Participation rate

62.7 63.4 62.9 62.6 62.8 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.8

Employed

149,228 152,437 151,804 149,043 151,004 151,030 151,097 151,517 151,614

Employment-population ratio

59.4 60.1 59.8 59.4 59.7 59.7 59.6 59.7 59.7

Unemployed

8,162 8,267 7,996 8,018 7,920 7,436 7,783 7,770 7,849

Unemployment rate

5.2 5.1 5.0 5.1 5.0 4.7 4.9 4.9 4.9

Not in labor force

93,706 92,916 94,054 94,035 94,044 94,708 94,517 94,333 94,391

Persons who currently want a job

5,920 6,244 5,824 5,918 5,793 5,923 5,692 5,886 5,833

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

121,250 122,539 122,656 121,250 122,213 122,316 122,427 122,539 122,656

Civilian labor force

83,996 86,130 85,416 83,487 84,641 84,332 84,766 84,826 84,906

Participation rate

69.3 70.3 69.6 68.9 69.3 68.9 69.2 69.2 69.2

Employed

79,898 81,823 81,365 79,211 80,419 80,369 80,596 80,548 80,674

Employment-population ratio

65.9 66.8 66.3 65.3 65.8 65.7 65.8 65.7 65.8

Unemployed

4,098 4,308 4,052 4,276 4,222 3,963 4,169 4,278 4,232

Unemployment rate

4.9 5.0 4.7 5.1 5.0 4.7 4.9 5.0 5.0

Not in labor force

37,253 36,409 37,240 37,763 37,572 37,984 37,662 37,713 37,750

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

112,825 114,058 114,173 112,825 113,746 113,844 113,951 114,058 114,173

Civilian labor force

80,892 82,393 82,048 80,642 81,748 81,407 81,788 81,834 81,838

Participation rate

71.7 72.2 71.9 71.5 71.9 71.5 71.8 71.7 71.7

Employed

77,311 78,695 78,562 76,865 77,999 77,917 78,127 78,048 78,143

Employment-population ratio

68.5 69.0 68.8 68.1 68.6 68.4 68.6 68.4 68.4

Unemployed

3,581 3,698 3,487 3,776 3,749 3,490 3,661 3,786 3,695

Unemployment rate

4.4 4.5 4.2 4.7 4.6 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.5

Not in labor force

31,933 31,665 32,124 32,184 31,998 32,437 32,163 32,224 32,335

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

129,846 131,081 131,198 129,846 130,756 130,858 130,969 131,081 131,198

Civilian labor force

73,393 74,574 74,384 73,574 74,284 74,134 74,115 74,461 74,557

Participation rate

56.5 56.9 56.7 56.7 56.8 56.7 56.6 56.8 56.8

Employed

69,329 70,615 70,439 69,833 70,586 70,661 70,501 70,969 70,940

Employment-population ratio

53.4 53.9 53.7 53.8 54.0 54.0 53.8 54.1 54.1

Unemployed

4,064 3,960 3,945 3,742 3,698 3,473 3,614 3,492 3,617

Unemployment rate

5.5 5.3 5.3 5.1 5.0 4.7 4.9 4.7 4.9

Not in labor force

56,453 56,507 56,814 56,272 56,472 56,725 56,855 56,620 56,641

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

121,660 122,835 122,949 121,660 122,524 122,622 122,728 122,835 122,949

Civilian labor force

70,460 71,092 71,290 70,805 71,302 71,218 71,303 71,572 71,630

Participation rate

57.9 57.9 58.0 58.2 58.2 58.1 58.1 58.3 58.3

Employed

66,874 67,702 67,776 67,504 68,072 68,209 68,107 68,508 68,415

Employment-population ratio

55.0 55.1 55.1 55.5 55.6 55.6 55.5 55.8 55.6

Unemployed

3,585 3,389 3,514 3,301 3,230 3,009 3,196 3,065 3,215

Unemployment rate

5.1 4.8 4.9 4.7 4.5 4.2 4.5 4.3 4.5

Not in labor force

51,200 51,743 51,660 50,855 51,223 51,404 51,425 51,262 51,319

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,611 16,728 16,732 16,611 16,699 16,708 16,718 16,728 16,732

Civilian labor force

6,038 7,220 6,462 5,615 5,875 5,841 5,789 5,881 5,995

Participation rate

36.4 43.2 38.6 33.8 35.2 35.0 34.6 35.2 35.8

Employed

5,042 6,040 5,466 4,674 4,934 4,904 4,864 4,961 5,056

Employment-population ratio

30.4 36.1 32.7 28.1 29.5 29.4 29.1 29.7 30.2

Unemployed

996 1,179 996 941 941 937 926 920 938

Unemployment rate

16.5 16.3 15.4 16.8 16.0 16.0 16.0 15.6 15.7

Not in labor force

10,573 9,508 10,270 10,996 10,824 10,867 10,928 10,847 10,737

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: September 02, 2016