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
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014

Total, 16 years and over

155,047 156,402 156,129 62.8 62.9 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.7

16 to 19 years

5,638 5,775 5,747 33.8 33.6 34.0 35.3 34.8 34.6

16 to 17 years

1,986 2,021 2,067 22.3 22.4 21.3 23.2 22.3 23.2

18 to 19 years

3,632 3,721 3,651 46.5 46.0 49.1 49.9 49.4 47.4

20 years and over

149,409 150,627 150,383 64.9 65.0 64.8 64.8 64.9 64.7

20 to 24 years

15,642 15,645 15,520 70.8 70.4 70.7 71.4 71.0 70.5

25 years and over

133,844 135,063 134,928 64.4 64.4 64.1 64.2 64.2 64.1

25 to 54 years

100,553 100,727 100,736 80.8 81.1 80.7 80.8 80.8 80.8

25 to 34 years

33,933 34,353 34,369 81.1 81.4 80.9 81.3 81.2 81.1

35 to 44 years

32,520 32,428 32,410 82.2 82.2 82.0 82.0 82.0 81.9

45 to 54 years

34,101 33,946 33,956 79.2 79.8 79.3 79.3 79.4 79.6

55 years and over

33,332 34,349 34,237 39.9 39.9 39.9 40.0 40.1 39.9

Men, 16 years and over

82,383 82,961 83,210 69.2 69.2 69.2 69.1 69.0 69.2

16 to 19 years

2,860 2,932 2,939 33.7 33.2 33.4 34.7 34.8 34.9

16 to 17 years

963 1,060 1,035 21.5 21.7 20.7 22.8 23.0 23.2

18 to 19 years

1,868 1,862 1,872 46.5 46.1 48.4 49.9 48.8 47.2

20 years and over

79,523 80,029 80,271 71.9 72.0 71.9 71.7 71.6 71.8

20 to 24 years

8,054 8,063 8,107 72.8 73.8 74.5 74.1 73.0 73.5

25 years and over

71,502 72,029 72,202 71.8 71.8 71.5 71.5 71.5 71.6

25 to 54 years

53,804 53,866 53,993 88.1 88.5 88.0 88.0 88.0 88.2

25 to 34 years

18,341 18,449 18,601 88.7 88.9 88.2 88.3 88.1 88.7

35 to 44 years

17,566 17,515 17,501 90.6 90.8 90.3 90.4 90.3 90.3

45 to 54 years

17,896 17,902 17,891 85.2 85.9 85.8 85.3 85.8 85.8

55 years and over

17,699 18,162 18,209 46.0 45.9 45.8 46.0 46.0 45.9

Women, 16 years and over

72,664 73,442 72,919 56.9 56.9 56.7 57.0 57.1 56.6

16 to 19 years

2,778 2,843 2,808 33.8 34.0 34.5 35.9 34.8 34.4

16 to 17 years

1,023 962 1,032 23.1 23.2 21.8 23.5 21.6 23.3

18 to 19 years

1,764 1,860 1,779 46.6 45.8 49.9 49.8 50.1 47.6

20 years and over

69,886 70,599 70,111 58.5 58.4 58.2 58.4 58.6 58.2

20 to 24 years

7,589 7,582 7,413 68.8 66.9 67.0 68.8 69.0 67.5

25 years and over

62,342 63,034 62,726 57.5 57.5 57.3 57.5 57.6 57.2

25 to 54 years

46,750 46,861 46,743 73.8 74.0 73.7 73.9 73.9 73.7

25 to 34 years

15,591 15,904 15,768 73.7 74.2 73.9 74.4 74.4 73.7

35 to 44 years

14,954 14,913 14,909 74.1 73.9 74.0 73.9 73.9 73.9

45 to 54 years

16,204 16,044 16,065 73.6 73.9 73.2 73.6 73.4 73.6

55 years and over

15,632 16,185 16,042 34.7 34.8 34.8 34.8 35.1 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: January 09, 2015