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
Feb.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015

Total, 16 years and over

155,688 157,180 157,002 63.0 62.8 62.9 62.7 62.9 62.8

16 to 19 years

5,480 5,817 5,801 32.9 35.3 34.8 34.6 35.0 34.9

16 to 17 years

1,907 2,061 2,011 21.3 23.2 22.3 23.2 23.3 22.9

18 to 19 years

3,588 3,737 3,811 46.6 49.9 49.4 47.4 48.1 48.5

20 years and over

150,207 151,362 151,201 65.2 64.8 64.9 64.7 64.9 64.8

20 to 24 years

15,564 15,528 15,677 70.4 71.4 71.0 70.5 70.3 71.0

25 years and over

134,632 135,708 135,473 64.6 64.2 64.2 64.1 64.3 64.1

25 to 54 years

101,006 101,333 101,199 81.2 80.8 80.8 80.8 81.1 81.0

25 to 34 years

34,265 34,603 34,551 81.7 81.3 81.2 81.1 81.4 81.2

35 to 44 years

32,658 32,592 32,524 82.5 82.0 82.0 81.9 82.1 82.0

45 to 54 years

34,083 34,139 34,124 79.4 79.3 79.4 79.6 79.8 79.9

55 years and over

33,616 34,388 34,263 40.1 40.0 40.1 39.9 40.0 39.7

Men, 16 years and over

82,566 83,771 83,772 69.2 69.1 69.0 69.2 69.5 69.4

16 to 19 years

2,682 2,967 2,942 31.7 34.7 34.8 34.9 35.2 34.9

16 to 17 years

885 1,013 979 19.4 22.8 23.0 23.2 22.8 22.1

18 to 19 years

1,808 1,934 1,979 46.3 49.9 48.8 47.2 48.4 49.3

20 years and over

79,884 80,804 80,831 72.1 71.7 71.6 71.8 72.1 72.0

20 to 24 years

8,106 8,131 8,216 73.2 74.1 73.0 73.5 73.4 74.3

25 years and over

71,678 72,572 72,511 71.8 71.5 71.5 71.6 71.8 71.7

25 to 54 years

53,917 54,380 54,354 88.2 88.0 88.0 88.2 88.6 88.6

25 to 34 years

18,489 18,814 18,789 89.2 88.3 88.1 88.7 89.6 89.4

35 to 44 years

17,515 17,587 17,513 90.3 90.4 90.3 90.3 90.5 90.1

45 to 54 years

17,913 17,979 18,052 85.4 85.3 85.8 85.8 85.9 86.4

55 years and over

17,761 18,193 18,157 45.9 46.0 46.0 45.9 45.8 45.6

Women, 16 years and over

73,122 73,408 73,230 57.2 57.0 57.1 56.6 56.8 56.7

16 to 19 years

2,799 2,850 2,860 34.1 35.9 34.8 34.4 34.8 34.9

16 to 17 years

1,023 1,048 1,032 23.3 23.5 21.6 23.3 23.7 23.7

18 to 19 years

1,781 1,803 1,832 46.8 49.8 50.1 47.6 47.7 47.7

20 years and over

70,323 70,558 70,370 58.8 58.4 58.6 58.2 58.3 58.1

20 to 24 years

7,458 7,397 7,461 67.6 68.8 69.0 67.5 67.1 67.8

25 years and over

62,954 63,135 62,962 58.0 57.5 57.6 57.2 57.4 57.2

25 to 54 years

47,088 46,954 46,845 74.3 73.9 73.9 73.7 73.8 73.7

25 to 34 years

15,776 15,789 15,763 74.4 74.4 74.4 73.7 73.4 73.2

35 to 44 years

15,143 15,005 15,010 75.0 73.9 73.9 73.9 74.1 74.1

45 to 54 years

16,169 16,159 16,072 73.7 73.6 73.4 73.6 73.9 73.6

55 years and over

15,846 16,202 16,098 35.0 34.8 35.1 34.7 35.0 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: March 06, 2015