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.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2018
Apr.
2019
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

258,066 259,225 259,432 258,066 258,693 258,861 259,037 259,225 259,432

Civilian labor force

161,909 164,941 164,019 161,802 162,470 162,646 162,981 163,351 163,922

Participation rate

62.7 63.6 63.2 62.7 62.8 62.8 62.9 63.0 63.2

Employed

155,539 158,385 157,816 155,604 156,645 156,758 157,005 157,288 157,878

Employment-population ratio

60.3 61.1 60.8 60.3 60.6 60.6 60.6 60.7 60.9

Unemployed

6,370 6,556 6,203 6,197 5,824 5,888 5,975 6,063 6,044

Unemployment rate

3.9 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7

Not in labor force

96,157 94,284 95,413 96,264 96,223 96,215 96,057 95,874 95,510

Persons who currently want a job

5,534 5,289 5,331 5,401 5,121 5,045 5,322 5,043 5,150

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

124,816 125,378 125,481 124,816 125,114 125,197 125,285 125,378 125,481

Civilian labor force

86,212 88,025 87,155 85,868 86,179 86,377 86,479 86,805 86,832

Participation rate

69.1 70.2 69.5 68.8 68.9 69.0 69.0 69.2 69.2

Employed

83,062 84,798 84,077 82,565 82,959 83,192 83,293 83,584 83,600

Employment-population ratio

66.5 67.6 67.0 66.1 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.7 66.6

Unemployed

3,150 3,227 3,078 3,303 3,221 3,185 3,185 3,221 3,233

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.7 3.5 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7

Not in labor force

38,604 37,353 38,326 38,948 38,935 38,820 38,806 38,573 38,649

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

116,328 116,939 117,040 116,328 116,665 116,752 116,843 116,939 117,040

Civilian labor force

83,140 84,284 83,939 83,044 83,373 83,561 83,501 83,794 83,868

Participation rate

71.5 72.1 71.7 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.5 71.7 71.7

Employed

80,409 81,561 81,272 80,149 80,576 80,766 80,718 80,981 81,039

Employment-population ratio

69.1 69.7 69.4 68.9 69.1 69.2 69.1 69.3 69.2

Unemployed

2,731 2,723 2,667 2,895 2,797 2,795 2,783 2,814 2,830

Unemployment rate

3.3 3.2 3.2 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.4

Not in labor force

33,188 32,655 33,101 33,284 33,292 33,191 33,341 33,144 33,171

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

133,250 133,847 133,951 133,250 133,579 133,664 133,753 133,847 133,951

Civilian labor force

75,697 76,916 76,864 75,934 76,291 76,269 76,502 76,546 77,090

Participation rate

56.8 57.5 57.4 57.0 57.1 57.1 57.2 57.2 57.6

Employed

72,477 73,587 73,740 73,039 73,687 73,566 73,712 73,705 74,278

Employment-population ratio

54.4 55.0 55.0 54.8 55.2 55.0 55.1 55.1 55.5

Unemployed

3,220 3,329 3,125 2,895 2,604 2,703 2,790 2,841 2,812

Unemployment rate

4.3 4.3 4.1 3.8 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.6

Not in labor force

57,553 56,931 57,087 57,316 57,288 57,395 57,251 57,301 56,861

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

124,983 125,604 125,705 124,983 125,332 125,419 125,509 125,604 125,705

Civilian labor force

72,782 73,269 73,756 73,153 73,419 73,347 73,579 73,548 74,123

Participation rate

58.2 58.3 58.7 58.5 58.6 58.5 58.6 58.6 59.0

Employed

69,880 70,415 70,983 70,563 71,131 70,981 71,139 71,069 71,655

Employment-population ratio

55.9 56.1 56.5 56.5 56.8 56.6 56.7 56.6 57.0

Unemployed

2,902 2,853 2,773 2,590 2,288 2,366 2,441 2,479 2,468

Unemployment rate

4.0 3.9 3.8 3.5 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.3

Not in labor force

52,201 52,336 51,949 51,829 51,913 52,071 51,929 52,057 51,582

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,755 16,682 16,687 16,755 16,696 16,690 16,686 16,682 16,687

Civilian labor force

5,987 7,389 6,324 5,604 5,678 5,738 5,900 6,009 5,931

Participation rate

35.7 44.3 37.9 33.4 34.0 34.4 35.4 36.0 35.5

Employed

5,250 6,409 5,560 4,892 4,938 5,011 5,148 5,239 5,184

Employment-population ratio

31.3 38.4 33.3 29.2 29.6 30.0 30.9 31.4 31.1

Unemployed

737 980 763 712 740 726 751 770 747

Unemployment rate

12.3 13.3 12.1 12.7 13.0 12.7 12.7 12.8 12.6

Not in labor force

10,767 9,293 10,363 11,151 11,018 10,953 10,786 10,673 10,756

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 06, 2019