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
2014
Apr.
2015
May
2015
May
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015

Total, 16 years and over

155,629 157,072 157,469 62.8 62.9 62.8 62.7 62.8 62.9

16 to 19 years

5,623 5,769 5,823 33.8 35.0 34.9 35.0 34.7 35.0

16 to 17 years

1,944 2,037 2,080 21.9 23.3 22.9 22.5 23.0 23.5

18 to 19 years

3,689 3,707 3,757 47.4 48.1 48.5 48.9 47.8 48.4

20 years and over

150,006 151,302 151,646 64.9 64.9 64.8 64.7 64.8 64.9

20 to 24 years

15,695 15,316 15,644 71.0 70.3 71.0 69.9 69.5 71.1

25 years and over

134,338 135,915 135,947 64.3 64.3 64.1 64.1 64.2 64.2

25 to 54 years

100,544 101,169 101,277 80.8 81.1 81.0 80.9 81.0 81.0

25 to 34 years

33,954 34,737 34,799 80.7 81.4 81.2 81.4 81.5 81.5

35 to 44 years

32,511 32,459 32,522 82.2 82.1 82.0 81.7 81.8 81.9

45 to 54 years

34,078 33,973 33,957 79.6 79.8 79.9 79.6 79.6 79.6

55 years and over

33,786 34,756 34,673 40.0 40.0 39.7 39.9 40.1 39.9

Men, 16 years and over

82,592 83,805 83,892 69.1 69.5 69.4 69.3 69.4 69.4

16 to 19 years

2,756 2,921 2,977 32.6 35.2 34.9 34.9 34.6 35.3

16 to 17 years

925 1,050 1,083 20.4 22.8 22.1 21.6 23.1 24.0

18 to 19 years

1,827 1,837 1,889 46.5 48.4 49.3 49.4 47.3 48.2

20 years and over

79,836 80,884 80,915 71.8 72.1 72.0 71.9 72.0 71.9

20 to 24 years

8,168 8,002 8,159 73.7 73.4 74.3 72.2 72.5 73.9

25 years and over

71,696 72,840 72,726 71.7 71.8 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.7

25 to 54 years

53,789 54,289 54,189 88.0 88.6 88.6 88.7 88.5 88.3

25 to 34 years

18,363 18,809 18,816 88.2 89.6 89.4 89.6 89.3 89.2

35 to 44 years

17,581 17,521 17,514 90.7 90.5 90.1 90.3 90.1 90.1

45 to 54 years

17,845 17,959 17,859 85.3 85.9 86.4 86.2 86.1 85.6

55 years and over

17,907 18,550 18,537 46.0 45.8 45.6 45.9 46.4 46.3

Women, 16 years and over

73,037 73,267 73,577 57.0 56.8 56.7 56.6 56.6 56.8

16 to 19 years

2,866 2,848 2,846 35.0 34.8 34.9 35.2 34.8 34.8

16 to 17 years

1,018 987 997 23.5 23.7 23.7 23.5 22.9 23.0

18 to 19 years

1,862 1,870 1,869 48.3 47.7 47.7 48.4 48.3 48.6

20 years and over

70,170 70,419 70,731 58.5 58.3 58.1 58.1 58.1 58.3

20 to 24 years

7,527 7,315 7,485 68.3 67.1 67.8 67.6 66.5 68.2

25 years and over

62,642 63,075 63,221 57.6 57.4 57.2 57.1 57.2 57.3

25 to 54 years

46,755 46,880 47,089 73.8 73.8 73.7 73.4 73.7 74.0

25 to 34 years

15,592 15,928 15,983 73.3 73.4 73.2 73.3 73.9 74.0

35 to 44 years

14,930 14,938 15,008 74.0 74.1 74.1 73.6 73.8 74.1

45 to 54 years

16,233 16,014 16,098 74.1 73.9 73.6 73.3 73.5 73.9

55 years and over

15,881 16,211 16,152 34.9 35.0 34.7 34.7 34.8 34.6

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 05, 2015