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

Total, 16 years and over

157,367 158,924 158,466 62.8 62.7 62.9 63.0 62.8 62.6

16 to 19 years

5,800 5,875 5,841 34.9 35.0 35.5 35.1 35.2 35.0

16 to 17 years

2,069 2,107 2,126 23.4 23.0 23.8 23.4 23.4 23.8

18 to 19 years

3,745 3,742 3,729 48.2 48.5 49.3 48.8 48.8 48.0

20 years and over

151,567 153,049 152,625 64.8 64.7 64.8 65.0 64.8 64.5

20 to 24 years

15,637 15,373 15,359 71.0 70.1 70.7 71.0 70.6 70.6

25 years and over

135,914 137,615 137,226 64.2 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.2 63.9

25 to 54 years

101,265 101,967 101,839 81.0 81.1 81.2 81.4 81.2 81.0

25 to 34 years

34,783 35,212 35,295 81.5 81.2 81.2 81.5 81.1 81.2

35 to 44 years

32,536 32,743 32,715 82.0 82.5 82.5 82.6 82.4 82.3

45 to 54 years

33,946 34,012 33,829 79.6 79.8 80.0 80.2 80.1 79.7

55 years and over

34,656 35,648 35,389 39.9 40.0 40.1 40.1 40.1 39.7

Men, 16 years and over

83,820 84,641 84,332 69.3 69.1 69.4 69.4 69.3 68.9

16 to 19 years

2,965 2,893 2,925 35.2 34.4 35.6 34.9 34.2 34.5

16 to 17 years

1,074 993 1,024 23.8 22.6 23.7 22.4 21.9 22.8

18 to 19 years

1,891 1,868 1,901 48.3 47.8 49.2 48.8 47.5 47.7

20 years and over

80,855 81,748 81,407 71.9 71.7 71.9 72.0 71.9 71.5

20 to 24 years

8,145 8,036 7,921 73.8 72.1 73.4 73.3 73.5 72.5

25 years and over

72,712 73,694 73,469 71.7 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.7 71.4

25 to 54 years

54,193 54,657 54,566 88.3 88.6 88.7 88.8 88.5 88.4

25 to 34 years

18,814 19,082 19,112 89.2 88.9 88.7 89.2 88.8 88.8

35 to 44 years

17,518 17,653 17,652 90.1 90.6 90.9 90.6 90.6 90.6

45 to 54 years

17,861 17,922 17,803 85.7 86.4 86.6 86.8 86.4 85.9

55 years and over

18,519 19,037 18,903 46.2 45.9 46.1 46.1 46.3 45.9

Women, 16 years and over

73,547 74,284 74,134 56.8 56.8 56.8 57.0 56.8 56.7

16 to 19 years

2,835 2,982 2,916 34.6 35.7 35.4 35.4 36.2 35.4

16 to 17 years

994 1,114 1,102 22.9 23.4 24.0 24.4 24.8 24.7

18 to 19 years

1,854 1,875 1,828 48.2 49.3 49.4 48.7 50.0 48.3

20 years and over

70,712 71,302 71,218 58.3 58.2 58.3 58.5 58.2 58.1

20 to 24 years

7,493 7,337 7,438 68.2 68.0 68.1 68.6 67.6 68.6

25 years and over

63,202 63,921 63,756 57.3 57.3 57.3 57.5 57.2 57.0

25 to 54 years

47,072 47,310 47,273 74.0 74.0 74.0 74.2 74.0 74.0

25 to 34 years

15,968 16,129 16,184 74.0 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.6 73.8

35 to 44 years

15,019 15,090 15,063 74.2 74.8 74.4 74.8 74.4 74.3

45 to 54 years

16,085 16,090 16,026 73.8 73.5 73.7 74.0 74.1 73.8

55 years and over

16,157 16,619 16,510 34.6 34.8 35.0 34.9 34.8 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: June 03, 2016