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
Nov.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Nov.
2013
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014

Total, 16 years and over

155,284 156,278 156,397 63.0 62.9 62.8 62.7 62.8 62.8

16 to 19 years

5,713 5,854 5,765 34.2 33.9 33.3 33.9 35.3 34.7

16 to 17 years

2,034 2,066 2,020 22.5 22.4 22.2 21.0 22.9 22.3

18 to 19 years

3,618 3,773 3,712 47.2 47.0 46.0 49.2 49.8 49.3

20 years and over

149,571 150,424 150,632 65.1 65.0 64.9 64.8 64.8 64.9

20 to 24 years

15,541 15,736 15,648 70.4 71.2 70.4 70.7 71.4 71.0

25 years and over

134,073 134,842 135,067 64.5 64.3 64.4 64.1 64.2 64.3

25 to 54 years

100,760 100,706 100,728 80.9 80.8 81.1 80.7 80.8 80.8

25 to 34 years

33,937 34,343 34,338 81.2 80.9 81.4 80.9 81.2 81.1

35 to 44 years

32,514 32,438 32,435 82.1 81.9 82.1 82.0 82.0 82.0

45 to 54 years

34,309 33,925 33,954 79.6 79.6 79.8 79.3 79.4 79.5

55 years and over

33,290 34,144 34,344 40.0 40.1 40.0 39.9 40.0 40.1

Men, 16 years and over

82,554 82,959 82,927 69.4 69.3 69.2 69.1 69.1 69.0

16 to 19 years

2,853 2,926 2,924 33.6 33.6 32.8 33.3 34.7 34.7

16 to 17 years

999 1,030 1,068 22.0 21.5 21.4 20.4 22.3 23.2

18 to 19 years

1,837 1,893 1,869 46.5 46.8 46.1 48.5 49.7 49.0

20 years and over

79,700 80,032 80,003 72.1 72.0 72.0 71.9 71.7 71.6

20 to 24 years

8,036 8,168 8,070 72.6 74.8 73.8 74.4 73.9 73.1

25 years and over

71,682 71,935 71,999 72.1 71.7 71.8 71.5 71.5 71.5

25 to 54 years

54,001 53,820 53,854 88.4 88.1 88.4 88.0 87.9 88.0

25 to 34 years

18,324 18,457 18,428 88.8 88.8 88.8 88.1 88.2 88.0

35 to 44 years

17,590 17,537 17,520 90.7 90.5 90.7 90.2 90.4 90.4

45 to 54 years

18,087 17,826 17,906 85.9 85.3 86.0 85.9 85.3 85.8

55 years and over

17,681 18,114 18,145 46.1 45.9 45.9 45.9 46.0 45.9

Women, 16 years and over

72,730 73,320 73,470 57.0 56.9 56.9 56.7 57.0 57.1

16 to 19 years

2,860 2,928 2,841 34.8 34.2 33.9 34.4 35.8 34.8

16 to 17 years

1,035 1,036 952 23.0 23.2 23.0 21.7 23.5 21.4

18 to 19 years

1,781 1,880 1,842 47.9 47.2 45.9 50.0 49.9 49.6

20 years and over

69,871 70,392 70,629 58.5 58.5 58.4 58.3 58.5 58.6

20 to 24 years

7,505 7,569 7,577 68.1 67.7 66.9 67.0 68.9 69.0

25 years and over

62,390 62,907 63,068 57.6 57.6 57.6 57.3 57.5 57.6

25 to 54 years

46,759 46,886 46,874 73.8 73.7 74.0 73.6 74.0 73.9

25 to 34 years

15,612 15,886 15,911 73.8 73.3 74.1 73.8 74.4 74.4

35 to 44 years

14,924 14,900 14,916 73.9 73.6 73.9 74.1 73.8 73.9

45 to 54 years

16,222 16,099 16,048 73.6 74.2 74.0 73.0 73.7 73.4

55 years and over

15,655 16,008 16,202 34.8 35.1 34.9 34.8 34.8 35.2

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: December 05, 2014