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.
2013
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2013
Apr.
2014
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014

Total, 16 years and over

155,435 156,023 155,959 63.2 62.8 62.8 62.8 62.9 62.8

16 to 19 years

5,710 5,637 5,542 34.1 33.2 33.8 33.9 33.9 33.3

16 to 17 years

1,932 1,942 1,933 21.9 21.1 21.9 21.5 22.4 22.2

18 to 19 years

3,831 3,733 3,647 48.2 47.3 47.3 47.5 47.0 46.0

20 years and over

149,725 150,385 150,417 65.3 64.9 64.9 64.9 65.0 64.9

20 to 24 years

15,558 15,748 15,539 70.5 70.2 71.0 70.4 71.2 70.4

25 years and over

134,220 134,607 134,928 64.8 64.3 64.3 64.3 64.3 64.4

25 to 54 years

100,768 100,596 100,999 81.0 80.8 80.8 80.9 80.8 81.1

25 to 34 years

33,792 34,124 34,345 81.2 80.8 80.7 81.1 80.9 81.4

35 to 44 years

32,618 32,402 32,497 82.4 82.1 82.1 82.0 81.9 82.1

45 to 54 years

34,357 34,070 34,157 79.6 79.6 79.6 79.6 79.6 79.8

55 years and over

33,459 34,002 33,954 40.5 39.9 40.0 40.0 40.1 40.0

Men, 16 years and over

82,499 83,043 82,968 69.5 69.1 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.2

16 to 19 years

2,889 2,835 2,773 33.9 32.3 32.6 33.0 33.6 32.8

16 to 17 years

930 941 942 20.9 19.3 20.3 19.8 21.5 21.4

18 to 19 years

2,008 1,903 1,867 49.4 47.4 46.7 47.6 46.8 46.1

20 years and over

79,610 80,208 80,196 72.3 71.9 71.8 72.0 72.0 72.0

20 to 24 years

8,121 8,288 8,175 73.5 73.9 73.7 73.9 74.8 73.8

25 years and over

71,608 71,860 72,100 72.2 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.7 71.8

25 to 54 years

53,937 53,902 54,098 88.3 88.0 88.0 88.1 88.1 88.4

25 to 34 years

18,343 18,510 18,542 89.2 88.5 88.3 89.0 88.8 88.8

35 to 44 years

17,558 17,552 17,587 90.5 90.2 90.6 90.5 90.5 90.7

45 to 54 years

18,037 17,840 17,969 85.4 85.4 85.3 85.0 85.3 86.0

55 years and over

17,671 17,957 18,002 46.4 45.9 46.0 46.1 45.9 45.9

Women, 16 years and over

72,937 72,979 72,991 57.3 56.9 57.0 56.8 56.9 56.9

16 to 19 years

2,822 2,802 2,769 34.2 34.2 35.0 34.8 34.2 33.9

16 to 17 years

1,001 1,001 992 23.0 23.0 23.6 23.3 23.2 23.0

18 to 19 years

1,823 1,830 1,780 46.9 47.3 48.0 47.5 47.2 45.9

20 years and over

70,115 70,177 70,222 58.9 58.5 58.5 58.3 58.5 58.4

20 to 24 years

7,436 7,460 7,364 67.5 66.5 68.3 66.9 67.7 66.9

25 years and over

62,612 62,747 62,828 58.0 57.6 57.5 57.5 57.6 57.6

25 to 54 years

46,830 46,694 46,901 73.9 73.9 73.8 73.9 73.7 74.0

25 to 34 years

15,449 15,614 15,803 73.3 73.3 73.3 73.3 73.3 74.1

35 to 44 years

15,060 14,850 14,910 74.6 74.4 74.0 73.9 73.6 73.9

45 to 54 years

16,320 16,230 16,187 73.9 74.1 74.1 74.4 74.2 74.0

55 years and over

15,798 16,025 15,953 35.4 34.8 34.9 34.7 35.1 34.9

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 05, 2014