HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table A-8b. Persons in the labor force and labor force participation rates by age and sex, seasonally adjusted
Age and sex Number of persons in
the labor force
(in thousands)
Labor force participation rates
Aug.
2015
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016

Total, 16 years and over

157,061 159,287 159,463 62.6 62.8 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.8

16 to 19 years

5,615 5,881 5,995 33.8 35.2 35.0 34.6 35.2 35.8

16 to 17 years

1,991 2,139 2,195 22.7 23.4 23.8 24.5 23.9 24.5

18 to 19 years

3,624 3,743 3,804 46.3 48.8 48.0 46.7 48.2 48.9

20 years and over

151,446 153,406 153,468 64.6 64.8 64.5 64.7 64.8 64.7

20 to 24 years

15,706 15,235 15,385 71.6 70.6 70.6 70.6 70.1 70.9

25 years and over

135,780 138,228 138,145 63.9 64.2 63.9 64.1 64.2 64.1

25 to 54 years

101,033 102,180 102,293 80.7 81.2 81.0 81.2 81.2 81.3

25 to 34 years

34,591 35,601 35,808 80.7 81.1 81.2 81.5 81.7 82.1

35 to 44 years

32,613 32,769 32,734 82.1 82.4 82.3 82.4 82.3 82.2

45 to 54 years

33,829 33,810 33,751 79.3 80.1 79.7 79.6 79.8 79.6

55 years and over

34,760 36,040 35,862 39.8 40.1 39.7 40.0 40.3 40.0

Men, 16 years and over

83,487 84,826 84,906 68.9 69.3 68.9 69.2 69.2 69.2

16 to 19 years

2,845 2,993 3,068 33.8 34.2 34.5 35.1 35.3 36.2

16 to 17 years

993 1,023 1,090 22.2 21.9 22.8 24.3 22.7 24.2

18 to 19 years

1,855 1,969 1,977 47.0 47.5 47.7 48.4 49.4 49.7

20 years and over

80,642 81,834 81,838 71.5 71.9 71.5 71.8 71.7 71.7

20 to 24 years

8,048 7,916 7,981 73.2 73.5 72.5 73.1 72.6 73.3

25 years and over

72,611 73,966 73,863 71.3 71.7 71.4 71.6 71.7 71.5

25 to 54 years

54,158 54,631 54,652 88.1 88.5 88.4 88.5 88.4 88.3

25 to 34 years

18,692 19,157 19,201 88.2 88.8 88.8 89.0 88.7 88.8

35 to 44 years

17,549 17,660 17,661 90.2 90.6 90.6 90.8 90.5 90.5

45 to 54 years

17,917 17,814 17,790 86.0 86.4 85.9 85.9 85.9 85.8

55 years and over

18,453 19,335 19,210 45.7 46.3 45.9 46.3 46.8 46.4

Women, 16 years and over

73,574 74,461 74,557 56.7 56.8 56.7 56.6 56.8 56.8

16 to 19 years

2,770 2,888 2,927 33.8 36.2 35.4 34.1 35.0 35.5

16 to 17 years

998 1,116 1,105 23.2 24.8 24.7 24.8 25.0 24.8

18 to 19 years

1,770 1,774 1,828 45.6 50.0 48.3 44.9 47.0 48.1

20 years and over

70,805 71,572 71,630 58.2 58.2 58.1 58.1 58.3 58.3

20 to 24 years

7,659 7,319 7,404 70.0 67.6 68.6 68.1 67.6 68.5

25 years and over

63,169 64,262 64,283 57.1 57.2 57.0 57.2 57.4 57.3

25 to 54 years

46,874 47,549 47,641 73.5 74.0 74.0 74.0 74.4 74.5

25 to 34 years

15,898 16,444 16,607 73.4 73.6 73.8 74.2 74.8 75.4

35 to 44 years

15,064 15,109 15,073 74.3 74.4 74.3 74.3 74.4 74.2

45 to 54 years

15,912 15,997 15,961 72.9 74.1 73.8 73.7 73.9 73.7

55 years and over

16,302 16,684 16,640 34.7 34.8 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.5

NOTE: Detail for the data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: September 02, 2016