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.
2014
July
2015
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2014
Apr.
2015
May
2015
June
2015
July
2015
Aug.
2015

Total, 16 years and over

156,018 157,106 157,065 62.9 62.8 62.9 62.6 62.6 62.6

16 to 19 years

5,578 5,570 5,599 33.6 34.7 35.0 34.3 33.5 33.7

16 to 17 years

1,949 1,983 1,992 22.4 23.0 23.5 22.9 22.5 22.7

18 to 19 years

3,641 3,610 3,606 46.0 47.8 48.4 47.5 46.3 46.1

20 years and over

150,441 151,536 151,467 65.0 64.8 64.9 64.7 64.7 64.6

20 to 24 years

15,539 15,620 15,710 70.4 69.5 71.1 70.9 71.1 71.6

25 years and over

134,913 135,932 135,791 64.4 64.2 64.2 64.0 64.0 63.9

25 to 54 years

101,001 101,013 101,045 81.1 81.0 81.0 80.8 80.7 80.7

25 to 34 years

34,363 34,547 34,590 81.4 81.5 81.5 81.2 80.7 80.7

35 to 44 years

32,506 32,601 32,608 82.2 81.8 81.9 82.0 82.1 82.1

45 to 54 years

34,132 33,865 33,847 79.8 79.6 79.6 79.2 79.4 79.4

55 years and over

33,938 34,918 34,752 39.9 40.1 39.9 39.9 40.1 39.8

Men, 16 years and over

83,010 83,578 83,472 69.2 69.4 69.4 69.0 69.0 68.8

16 to 19 years

2,799 2,788 2,832 33.2 34.6 35.3 33.3 33.1 33.6

16 to 17 years

952 984 994 21.7 23.1 24.0 22.5 21.7 22.2

18 to 19 years

1,867 1,813 1,845 46.1 47.3 48.2 46.4 46.5 46.8

20 years and over

80,210 80,790 80,640 72.0 72.0 71.9 71.6 71.7 71.5

20 to 24 years

8,167 8,061 8,048 73.8 72.5 73.9 73.1 73.2 73.2

25 years and over

72,110 72,739 72,621 71.8 71.9 71.7 71.5 71.5 71.3

25 to 54 years

54,109 54,081 54,174 88.5 88.5 88.3 88.2 88.0 88.1

25 to 34 years

18,552 18,706 18,682 88.9 89.3 89.2 89.0 88.4 88.2

35 to 44 years

17,595 17,506 17,553 90.8 90.1 90.1 90.6 90.0 90.2

45 to 54 years

17,962 17,869 17,939 85.9 86.1 85.6 85.1 85.8 86.1

55 years and over

18,001 18,658 18,447 45.9 46.4 46.3 46.1 46.3 45.7

Women, 16 years and over

73,008 73,528 73,593 56.9 56.6 56.8 56.7 56.7 56.7

16 to 19 years

2,778 2,783 2,767 34.0 34.8 34.8 35.2 34.0 33.8

16 to 17 years

997 999 997 23.2 22.9 23.0 23.2 23.3 23.2

18 to 19 years

1,774 1,796 1,761 45.8 48.3 48.6 48.6 46.0 45.4

20 years and over

70,230 70,745 70,826 58.4 58.1 58.3 58.2 58.2 58.2

20 to 24 years

7,372 7,560 7,662 66.9 66.5 68.2 68.7 69.0 70.0

25 years and over

62,803 63,193 63,169 57.5 57.2 57.3 57.1 57.1 57.1

25 to 54 years

46,892 46,932 46,871 74.0 73.7 74.0 73.6 73.7 73.5

25 to 34 years

15,811 15,841 15,907 74.2 73.9 74.0 73.6 73.2 73.4

35 to 44 years

14,911 15,095 15,056 73.9 73.8 74.1 73.8 74.5 74.3

45 to 54 years

16,170 15,996 15,908 73.9 73.5 73.9 73.6 73.3 72.9

55 years and over

15,937 16,237 16,301 34.8 34.8 34.6 34.6 34.6 34.7

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 04, 2015