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)
Apr.
2015
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

250,266 252,768 252,969 250,266 251,936 252,397 252,577 252,768 252,969

Civilian labor force

156,554 158,854 158,488 157,032 157,833 158,335 158,890 159,286 158,924

Participation rate

62.6 62.8 62.7 62.7 62.6 62.7 62.9 63.0 62.8

Employed

148,587 150,738 151,075 148,509 149,929 150,544 151,074 151,320 151,004

Employment-population ratio

59.4 59.6 59.7 59.3 59.5 59.6 59.8 59.9 59.7

Unemployed

7,966 8,116 7,413 8,523 7,904 7,791 7,815 7,966 7,920

Unemployment rate

5.1 5.1 4.7 5.4 5.0 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.0

Not in labor force

93,712 93,914 94,481 93,234 94,103 94,062 93,688 93,482 94,044

Persons who currently want a job

6,096 5,446 5,671 6,194 5,886 5,973 5,870 5,712 5,793

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

120,831 122,112 122,213 120,831 121,671 121,926 122,017 122,112 122,213

Civilian labor force

83,358 84,384 84,323 83,739 83,876 84,238 84,673 84,765 84,641

Participation rate

69.0 69.1 69.0 69.3 68.9 69.1 69.4 69.4 69.3

Employed

78,996 79,884 80,302 79,159 79,546 80,104 80,491 80,543 80,419

Employment-population ratio

65.4 65.4 65.7 65.5 65.4 65.7 66.0 66.0 65.8

Unemployed

4,362 4,499 4,021 4,580 4,330 4,134 4,181 4,222 4,222

Unemployment rate

5.2 5.3 4.8 5.5 5.2 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.0

Not in labor force

37,473 37,729 37,890 37,092 37,795 37,688 37,344 37,347 37,572

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

112,400 113,653 113,746 112,400 113,241 113,483 113,566 113,653 113,746

Civilian labor force

80,670 81,659 81,655 80,836 80,927 81,333 81,667 81,815 81,748

Participation rate

71.8 71.8 71.8 71.9 71.5 71.7 71.9 72.0 71.9

Employed

76,749 77,639 78,028 76,773 77,119 77,704 77,991 78,096 77,999

Employment-population ratio

68.3 68.3 68.6 68.3 68.1 68.5 68.7 68.7 68.6

Unemployed

3,921 4,020 3,628 4,063 3,808 3,629 3,677 3,719 3,749

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.9 4.4 5.0 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6

Not in labor force

31,730 31,995 32,090 31,564 32,314 32,151 31,898 31,838 31,998

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

129,434 130,656 130,756 129,434 130,265 130,471 130,561 130,656 130,756

Civilian labor force

73,196 74,470 74,164 73,293 73,957 74,097 74,217 74,520 74,284

Participation rate

56.6 57.0 56.7 56.6 56.8 56.8 56.8 57.0 56.8

Employed

69,591 70,854 70,773 69,350 70,383 70,440 70,583 70,777 70,586

Employment-population ratio

53.8 54.2 54.1 53.6 54.0 54.0 54.1 54.2 54.0

Unemployed

3,605 3,617 3,391 3,943 3,574 3,657 3,634 3,743 3,698

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.9 4.6 5.4 4.8 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.0

Not in labor force

56,238 56,185 56,592 56,141 56,308 56,374 56,344 56,135 56,472

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

121,246 122,433 122,524 121,246 122,071 122,263 122,345 122,433 122,524

Civilian labor force

70,509 71,700 71,329 70,453 71,069 71,171 71,313 71,610 71,302

Participation rate

58.2 58.6 58.2 58.1 58.2 58.2 58.3 58.5 58.2

Employed

67,303 68,451 68,346 66,972 67,911 67,940 68,094 68,293 68,072

Employment-population ratio

55.5 55.9 55.8 55.2 55.6 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.6

Unemployed

3,206 3,248 2,983 3,481 3,157 3,231 3,219 3,317 3,230

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.5 4.2 4.9 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.5

Not in labor force

50,737 50,733 51,196 50,793 51,002 51,092 51,032 50,823 51,223

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,619 16,682 16,699 16,619 16,624 16,651 16,666 16,682 16,699

Civilian labor force

5,375 5,496 5,504 5,743 5,837 5,832 5,909 5,860 5,875

Participation rate

32.3 32.9 33.0 34.6 35.1 35.0 35.5 35.1 35.2

Employed

4,536 4,648 4,701 4,763 4,899 4,901 4,990 4,931 4,934

Employment-population ratio

27.3 27.9 28.2 28.7 29.5 29.4 29.9 29.6 29.5

Unemployed

840 848 802 980 938 931 920 929 941

Unemployment rate

15.6 15.4 14.6 17.1 16.1 16.0 15.6 15.9 16.0

Not in labor force

11,244 11,186 11,195 10,876 10,787 10,819 10,757 10,822 10,824

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: May 06, 2016