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
Apr.
2015
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016

Total, 16 years and over

157,032 159,286 158,924 62.7 62.6 62.7 62.9 63.0 62.8

16 to 19 years

5,743 5,860 5,875 34.6 35.1 35.0 35.5 35.1 35.2

16 to 17 years

2,026 2,090 2,107 22.9 22.4 23.0 23.8 23.4 23.4

18 to 19 years

3,692 3,781 3,742 47.6 49.3 48.5 49.3 48.8 48.8

20 years and over

151,289 153,425 153,049 64.8 64.6 64.7 64.8 65.0 64.8

20 to 24 years

15,320 15,470 15,373 69.5 71.1 70.1 70.7 71.0 70.6

25 years and over

135,889 137,833 137,615 64.2 63.9 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.2

25 to 54 years

101,170 102,243 101,967 81.0 80.9 81.1 81.2 81.4 81.2

25 to 34 years

34,716 35,312 35,212 81.4 80.7 81.2 81.2 81.5 81.1

35 to 44 years

32,491 32,821 32,743 81.9 82.6 82.5 82.5 82.6 82.4

45 to 54 years

33,963 34,109 34,012 79.6 79.6 79.8 80.0 80.2 80.1

55 years and over

34,727 35,571 35,648 40.1 39.8 40.0 40.1 40.1 40.1

Men, 16 years and over

83,739 84,765 84,641 69.3 68.9 69.1 69.4 69.4 69.3

16 to 19 years

2,903 2,950 2,893 34.4 35.0 34.4 35.6 34.9 34.2

16 to 17 years

1,045 997 993 23.0 22.0 22.6 23.7 22.4 21.9

18 to 19 years

1,833 1,954 1,868 47.2 48.8 47.8 49.2 48.8 47.5

20 years and over

80,836 81,815 81,748 71.9 71.5 71.7 71.9 72.0 71.9

20 to 24 years

8,009 8,013 8,036 72.5 73.1 72.1 73.4 73.3 73.5

25 years and over

72,820 73,720 73,694 71.8 71.3 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.7

25 to 54 years

54,291 54,802 54,657 88.5 88.3 88.6 88.7 88.8 88.5

25 to 34 years

18,800 19,146 19,082 89.2 88.4 88.9 88.7 89.2 88.8

35 to 44 years

17,533 17,650 17,653 90.2 90.5 90.6 90.9 90.6 90.6

45 to 54 years

17,957 18,005 17,922 86.1 85.9 86.4 86.6 86.8 86.4

55 years and over

18,529 18,918 19,037 46.3 45.7 45.9 46.1 46.1 46.3

Women, 16 years and over

73,293 74,520 74,284 56.6 56.8 56.8 56.8 57.0 56.8

16 to 19 years

2,840 2,911 2,982 34.7 35.3 35.7 35.4 35.4 36.2

16 to 17 years

980 1,092 1,114 22.7 22.8 23.4 24.0 24.4 24.8

18 to 19 years

1,859 1,827 1,875 48.0 49.9 49.3 49.4 48.7 50.0

20 years and over

70,453 71,610 71,302 58.1 58.2 58.2 58.3 58.5 58.2

20 to 24 years

7,310 7,457 7,337 66.5 69.1 68.0 68.1 68.6 67.6

25 years and over

63,068 64,113 63,921 57.2 57.2 57.3 57.3 57.5 57.2

25 to 54 years

46,879 47,441 47,310 73.7 73.9 74.0 74.0 74.2 74.0

25 to 34 years

15,915 16,166 16,129 73.8 73.1 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.6

35 to 44 years

14,958 15,171 15,090 73.9 74.9 74.8 74.4 74.8 74.4

45 to 54 years

16,006 16,104 16,090 73.4 73.6 73.5 73.7 74.0 74.1

55 years and over

16,203 16,644 16,619 34.7 34.8 34.8 35.0 34.9 34.8

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: May 06, 2016