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)
Jan.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

252,397 254,742 254,082 252,397 254,091 254,321 254,540 254,742 254,082

Civilian labor force

157,347 158,968 158,676 158,362 159,830 159,643 159,456 159,640 159,716

Participation rate

62.3 62.4 62.5 62.7 62.9 62.8 62.6 62.7 62.9

Employed

149,037 151,798 150,527 150,533 151,926 151,902 152,048 152,111 152,081

Employment-population ratio

59.0 59.6 59.2 59.6 59.8 59.7 59.7 59.7 59.9

Unemployed

8,309 7,170 8,149 7,829 7,904 7,740 7,409 7,529 7,635

Unemployment rate

5.3 4.5 5.1 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.7 4.8

Not in labor force

95,051 95,774 95,406 94,036 94,261 94,678 95,084 95,102 94,366

Persons who currently want a job

6,166 5,449 5,934 5,977 6,082 5,889 5,837 5,662 5,739

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

121,926 123,099 122,781 121,926 122,775 122,889 122,998 123,099 122,781

Civilian labor force

83,360 84,463 84,234 84,236 85,042 84,994 84,860 84,979 85,096

Participation rate

68.4 68.6 68.6 69.1 69.3 69.2 69.0 69.0 69.3

Employed

78,792 80,368 79,721 80,084 80,735 80,717 80,826 80,861 81,013

Employment-population ratio

64.6 65.3 64.9 65.7 65.8 65.7 65.7 65.7 66.0

Unemployed

4,569 4,095 4,514 4,152 4,307 4,278 4,034 4,118 4,083

Unemployment rate

5.5 4.8 5.4 4.9 5.1 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.8

Not in labor force

38,566 38,636 38,546 37,690 37,732 37,895 38,139 38,120 37,685

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

113,483 114,603 114,297 113,483 114,289 114,401 114,506 114,603 114,297

Civilian labor force

80,731 81,640 81,551 81,319 81,988 81,967 81,817 81,983 82,113

Participation rate

71.1 71.2 71.4 71.7 71.7 71.6 71.5 71.5 71.8

Employed

76,644 77,984 77,483 77,670 78,191 78,232 78,330 78,379 78,503

Employment-population ratio

67.5 68.0 67.8 68.4 68.4 68.4 68.4 68.4 68.7

Unemployed

4,087 3,656 4,068 3,648 3,798 3,735 3,486 3,605 3,609

Unemployment rate

5.1 4.5 5.0 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.3 4.4 4.4

Not in labor force

32,753 32,963 32,746 32,164 32,301 32,434 32,690 32,620 32,184

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

130,471 131,643 131,301 130,471 131,317 131,432 131,542 131,643 131,301

Civilian labor force

73,986 74,505 74,441 74,126 74,788 74,648 74,597 74,661 74,621

Participation rate

56.7 56.6 56.7 56.8 57.0 56.8 56.7 56.7 56.8

Employed

70,246 71,430 70,806 70,449 71,191 71,185 71,222 71,250 71,069

Employment-population ratio

53.8 54.3 53.9 54.0 54.2 54.2 54.1 54.1 54.1

Unemployed

3,741 3,075 3,635 3,676 3,597 3,463 3,375 3,411 3,552

Unemployment rate

5.1 4.1 4.9 5.0 4.8 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.8

Not in labor force

56,485 57,138 56,860 56,345 56,529 56,783 56,945 56,982 56,681

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

122,263 123,383 123,052 122,263 123,066 123,179 123,285 123,383 123,052

Civilian labor force

71,242 71,794 71,663 71,205 71,856 71,784 71,737 71,831 71,686

Participation rate

58.3 58.2 58.2 58.2 58.4 58.3 58.2 58.2 58.3

Employed

67,904 68,984 68,423 67,959 68,702 68,698 68,712 68,760 68,550

Employment-population ratio

55.5 55.9 55.6 55.6 55.8 55.8 55.7 55.7 55.7

Unemployed

3,338 2,810 3,240 3,246 3,154 3,085 3,025 3,071 3,136

Unemployment rate

4.7 3.9 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.4

Not in labor force

51,022 51,589 51,389 51,059 51,210 51,395 51,548 51,552 51,366

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,651 16,756 16,734 16,651 16,737 16,741 16,749 16,756 16,734

Civilian labor force

5,375 5,534 5,462 5,838 5,987 5,892 5,903 5,826 5,917

Participation rate

32.3 33.0 32.6 35.1 35.8 35.2 35.2 34.8 35.4

Employed

4,490 4,831 4,620 4,904 5,034 4,972 5,006 4,972 5,028

Employment-population ratio

27.0 28.8 27.6 29.5 30.1 29.7 29.9 29.7 30.0

Unemployed

885 704 842 934 953 920 897 854 890

Unemployment rate

16.5 12.7 15.4 16.0 15.9 15.6 15.2 14.7 15.0

Not in labor force

11,276 11,221 11,272 10,812 10,750 10,849 10,846 10,930 10,816

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: February 03, 2017