HOUSEHOLD DATA
HISTORICAL
A-1. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years and over, 1979 to date
[Numbers in thousands]
Year
and
month
Civilian
noninsti-
tutional
population
Civilian labor force Not
in
labor
force
Number Percent
of
population
Employed Unemployed
Number Percent
of
population
Number Percent
of
labor
force

1979

164,863 104,962 63.7 98,824 59.9 6,137 5.8 59,900

1980

167,745 106,940 63.8 99,303 59.2 7,637 7.1 60,806

1981

170,130 108,670 63.9 100,397 59.0 8,273 7.6 61,460

1982

172,271 110,204 64.0 99,526 57.8 10,678 9.7 62,067

1983

174,215 111,550 64.0 100,834 57.9 10,717 9.6 62,665

1984

176,383 113,544 64.4 105,005 59.5 8,539 7.5 62,839

1985

178,206 115,461 64.8 107,150 60.1 8,312 7.2 62,744

1986

180,587 117,834 65.3 109,597 60.7 8,237 7.0 62,752

1987

182,753 119,865 65.6 112,440 61.5 7,425 6.2 62,888

1988

184,613 121,669 65.9 114,968 62.3 6,701 5.5 62,944

1989

186,393 123,869 66.5 117,342 63.0 6,528 5.3 62,523

1990

189,164 125,840 66.5 118,793 62.8 7,047 5.6 63,324

1991

190,925 126,346 66.2 117,718 61.7 8,628 6.8 64,578

1992

192,805 128,105 66.4 118,492 61.5 9,613 7.5 64,700

1993

194,838 129,200 66.3 120,259 61.7 8,940 6.9 65,638

1994

196,814 131,056 66.6 123,060 62.5 7,996 6.1 65,758

1995

198,584 132,304 66.6 124,900 62.9 7,404 5.6 66,280

1996

200,591 133,943 66.8 126,708 63.2 7,236 5.4 66,647

1997

203,133 136,297 67.1 129,558 63.8 6,739 4.9 66,837

1998

205,220 137,673 67.1 131,463 64.1 6,210 4.5 67,547

1999

207,753 139,368 67.1 133,488 64.3 5,880 4.2 68,385

2000

212,577 142,583 67.1 136,891 64.4 5,692 4.0 69,994

2001

215,092 143,734 66.8 136,933 63.7 6,801 4.7 71,359

2002

217,570 144,863 66.6 136,485 62.7 8,378 5.8 72,707

2003

221,168 146,510 66.2 137,736 62.3 8,774 6.0 74,658

2004

223,357 147,401 66.0 139,252 62.3 8,149 5.5 75,956

2005

226,082 149,320 66.0 141,730 62.7 7,591 5.1 76,762

2006

228,815 151,428 66.2 144,427 63.1 7,001 4.6 77,387

2007

231,867 153,124 66.0 146,047 63.0 7,078 4.6 78,743

2008

233,788 154,287 66.0 145,362 62.2 8,924 5.8 79,501

2009

235,801 154,142 65.4 139,877 59.3 14,265 9.3 81,659

2010

237,830 153,889 64.7 139,064 58.5 14,825 9.6 83,941

2011

239,618 153,617 64.1 139,869 58.4 13,747 8.9 86,001

2012

243,284 154,975 63.7 142,469 58.6 12,506 8.1 88,310

2013

245,679 155,389 63.2 143,929 58.6 11,460 7.4 90,290

Monthly data, seasonally adjusted(1)

2013

August

245,959 155,435 63.2 144,179 58.6 11,256 7.2 90,524

September

246,168 155,473 63.2 144,270 58.6 11,203 7.2 90,695

October

246,381 154,625 62.8 143,485 58.2 11,140 7.2 91,756

November

246,567 155,284 63.0 144,443 58.6 10,841 7.0 91,283

December

246,745 154,937 62.8 144,586 58.6 10,351 6.7 91,808

2014

January

246,915 155,460 63.0 145,224 58.8 10,236 6.6 91,455

February

247,085 155,724 63.0 145,266 58.8 10,459 6.7 91,361

March

247,258 156,227 63.2 145,742 58.9 10,486 6.7 91,030

April

247,439 155,421 62.8 145,669 58.9 9,753 6.3 92,018

May

247,622 155,613 62.8 145,814 58.9 9,799 6.3 92,009

June

247,814 155,694 62.8 146,221 59.0 9,474 6.1 92,120

July

248,023 156,023 62.9 146,352 59.0 9,671 6.2 92,001

August

248,229 155,959 62.8 146,368 59.0 9,591 6.1 92,269

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation.

NOTE: Revisions to population controls and other changes can affect the comparability of labor force levels over time. In recent years, updated population controls have been introduced annually with the release of January data. Additional information is online at www.bls.gov/cps/documentation.htm#pop.

 

Last Modified Date: September 05, 2014