Table A-1. Employment status of the civilian population by sex and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-1. Employment status of the civilian population by sex and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
Aug.
2017
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Aug.
2017
Apr.
2018
May
2018
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

255,357 257,843 258,066 255,357 257,272 257,454 257,642 257,843 258,066

Civilian labor force

160,863 163,734 161,909 160,598 161,527 161,539 162,140 162,245 161,776

Participation rate

63.0 63.5 62.7 62.9 62.8 62.7 62.9 62.9 62.7

Employed

153,576 157,004 155,539 153,471 155,181 155,474 155,576 155,965 155,542

Employment-population ratio

60.1 60.9 60.3 60.1 60.3 60.4 60.4 60.5 60.3

Unemployed

7,287 6,730 6,370 7,127 6,346 6,065 6,564 6,280 6,234

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.1 3.9 4.4 3.9 3.8 4.0 3.9 3.9

Not in labor force

94,494 94,109 96,157 94,759 95,745 95,915 95,502 95,598 96,290

Persons who currently want a job

5,852 5,483 5,534 5,809 5,115 5,183 5,258 5,163 5,389

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

123,413 124,704 124,816 123,413 124,418 124,509 124,604 124,704 124,816

Civilian labor force

85,633 87,102 86,212 85,177 86,152 86,157 86,056 85,950 85,854

Participation rate

69.4 69.8 69.1 69.0 69.2 69.2 69.1 68.9 68.8

Employed

81,975 83,828 83,062 81,342 82,611 82,784 82,522 82,684 82,545

Employment-population ratio

66.4 67.2 66.5 65.9 66.4 66.5 66.2 66.3 66.1

Unemployed

3,659 3,274 3,150 3,836 3,541 3,373 3,534 3,266 3,309

Unemployment rate

4.3 3.8 3.7 4.5 4.1 3.9 4.1 3.8 3.9

Not in labor force

37,780 37,602 38,604 38,236 38,266 38,352 38,548 38,754 38,962

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

114,918 116,220 116,328 114,918 115,921 116,017 116,115 116,220 116,328

Civilian labor force

82,474 83,534 83,140 82,297 83,199 83,234 83,115 83,058 83,030

Participation rate

71.8 71.9 71.5 71.6 71.8 71.7 71.6 71.5 71.4

Employed

79,255 80,800 80,409 78,887 80,111 80,329 80,013 80,240 80,134

Employment-population ratio

69.0 69.5 69.1 68.6 69.1 69.2 68.9 69.0 68.9

Unemployed

3,219 2,734 2,731 3,410 3,088 2,905 3,102 2,818 2,895

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.3 3.3 4.1 3.7 3.5 3.7 3.4 3.5

Not in labor force

32,445 32,685 33,188 32,621 32,723 32,783 33,001 33,162 33,298

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

131,943 133,139 133,250 131,943 132,853 132,944 133,038 133,139 133,250

Civilian labor force

75,230 76,632 75,697 75,420 75,375 75,382 76,084 76,295 75,922

Participation rate

57.0 57.6 56.8 57.2 56.7 56.7 57.2 57.3 57.0

Employed

71,601 73,176 72,477 72,129 72,569 72,690 73,054 73,281 72,997

Employment-population ratio

54.3 55.0 54.4 54.7 54.6 54.7 54.9 55.0 54.8

Unemployed

3,628 3,456 3,220 3,291 2,805 2,692 3,030 3,013 2,925

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.5 4.3 4.4 3.7 3.6 4.0 3.9 3.9

Not in labor force

56,713 56,507 57,553 56,523 57,479 57,562 56,954 56,844 57,328

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

123,679 124,875 124,983 123,679 124,579 124,674 124,771 124,875 124,983

Civilian labor force

72,045 73,004 72,782 72,406 72,498 72,493 73,139 73,285 73,154

Participation rate

58.3 58.5 58.2 58.5 58.2 58.1 58.6 58.7 58.5

Employed

68,835 69,975 69,880 69,502 69,992 70,077 70,419 70,598 70,529

Employment-population ratio

55.7 56.0 55.9 56.2 56.2 56.2 56.4 56.5 56.4

Unemployed

3,210 3,028 2,902 2,903 2,506 2,415 2,720 2,687 2,625

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.3 3.7 3.7 3.6

Not in labor force

51,634 51,871 52,201 51,273 52,081 52,181 51,633 51,590 51,829

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,759 16,748 16,755 16,759 16,771 16,763 16,755 16,748 16,755

Civilian labor force

6,344 7,196 5,987 5,895 5,831 5,812 5,886 5,902 5,592

Participation rate

37.9 43.0 35.7 35.2 34.8 34.7 35.1 35.2 33.4

Employed

5,487 6,228 5,250 5,082 5,078 5,068 5,144 5,127 4,879

Employment-population ratio

32.7 37.2 31.3 30.3 30.3 30.2 30.7 30.6 29.1

Unemployed

858 967 737 813 752 745 743 775 714

Unemployment rate

13.5 13.4 12.3 13.8 12.9 12.8 12.6 13.1 12.8

Not in labor force

10,415 9,552 10,767 10,864 10,941 10,951 10,869 10,846 11,163

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: September 07, 2018