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

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

250,455 252,969 253,174 250,455 252,397 252,577 252,768 252,969 253,174

Civilian labor force

157,719 158,488 158,800 157,367 158,335 158,890 159,286 158,924 158,466

Participation rate

63.0 62.7 62.7 62.8 62.7 62.9 63.0 62.8 62.6

Employed

149,349 151,075 151,594 148,748 150,544 151,074 151,320 151,004 151,030

Employment-population ratio

59.6 59.7 59.9 59.4 59.6 59.8 59.9 59.7 59.7

Unemployed

8,370 7,413 7,207 8,619 7,791 7,815 7,966 7,920 7,436

Unemployment rate

5.3 4.7 4.5 5.5 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.0 4.7

Not in labor force

92,736 94,481 94,374 93,089 94,062 93,688 93,482 94,044 94,708

Persons who currently want a job

6,536 5,671 6,449 6,047 5,973 5,870 5,712 5,793 5,923

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

120,927 122,213 122,316 120,927 121,926 122,017 122,112 122,213 122,316

Civilian labor force

84,020 84,323 84,524 83,820 84,238 84,673 84,765 84,641 84,332

Participation rate

69.5 69.0 69.1 69.3 69.1 69.4 69.4 69.3 68.9

Employed

79,474 80,302 80,673 79,168 80,104 80,491 80,543 80,419 80,369

Employment-population ratio

65.7 65.7 66.0 65.5 65.7 66.0 66.0 65.8 65.7

Unemployed

4,546 4,021 3,851 4,652 4,134 4,181 4,222 4,222 3,963

Unemployment rate

5.4 4.8 4.6 5.5 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.0 4.7

Not in labor force

36,907 37,890 37,792 37,107 37,688 37,344 37,347 37,572 37,984

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

112,498 113,746 113,844 112,498 113,483 113,566 113,653 113,746 113,844

Civilian labor force

81,102 81,655 81,637 80,855 81,333 81,667 81,815 81,748 81,407

Participation rate

72.1 71.8 71.7 71.9 71.7 71.9 72.0 71.9 71.5

Employed

77,137 78,028 78,241 76,807 77,704 77,991 78,096 77,999 77,917

Employment-population ratio

68.6 68.6 68.7 68.3 68.5 68.7 68.7 68.6 68.4

Unemployed

3,965 3,628 3,396 4,048 3,629 3,677 3,719 3,749 3,490

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.4 4.2 5.0 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.3

Not in labor force

31,396 32,090 32,208 31,644 32,151 31,898 31,838 31,998 32,437

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

129,528 130,756 130,858 129,528 130,471 130,561 130,656 130,756 130,858

Civilian labor force

73,699 74,164 74,276 73,547 74,097 74,217 74,520 74,284 74,134

Participation rate

56.9 56.7 56.8 56.8 56.8 56.8 57.0 56.8 56.7

Employed

69,875 70,773 70,921 69,580 70,440 70,583 70,777 70,586 70,661

Employment-population ratio

53.9 54.1 54.2 53.7 54.0 54.1 54.2 54.0 54.0

Unemployed

3,824 3,391 3,356 3,967 3,657 3,634 3,743 3,698 3,473

Unemployment rate

5.2 4.6 4.5 5.4 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.0 4.7

Not in labor force

55,829 56,592 56,582 55,981 56,374 56,344 56,135 56,472 56,725

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

121,342 122,524 122,622 121,342 122,263 122,345 122,433 122,524 122,622

Civilian labor force

70,874 71,329 71,366 70,712 71,171 71,313 71,610 71,302 71,218

Participation rate

58.4 58.2 58.2 58.3 58.2 58.3 58.5 58.2 58.1

Employed

67,493 68,346 68,496 67,175 67,940 68,094 68,293 68,072 68,209

Employment-population ratio

55.6 55.8 55.9 55.4 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.6 55.6

Unemployed

3,381 2,983 2,870 3,538 3,231 3,219 3,317 3,230 3,009

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.2 4.0 5.0 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.5 4.2

Not in labor force

50,467 51,196 51,256 50,629 51,092 51,032 50,823 51,223 51,404

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,615 16,699 16,708 16,615 16,651 16,666 16,682 16,699 16,708

Civilian labor force

5,743 5,504 5,797 5,800 5,832 5,909 5,860 5,875 5,841

Participation rate

34.6 33.0 34.7 34.9 35.0 35.5 35.1 35.2 35.0

Employed

4,718 4,701 4,857 4,766 4,901 4,990 4,931 4,934 4,904

Employment-population ratio

28.4 28.2 29.1 28.7 29.4 29.9 29.6 29.5 29.4

Unemployed

1,025 802 940 1,033 931 920 929 941 937

Unemployment rate

17.8 14.6 16.2 17.8 16.0 15.6 15.9 16.0 16.0

Not in labor force

10,872 11,195 10,911 10,815 10,819 10,757 10,822 10,824 10,867

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: June 03, 2016