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)
May
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017
May
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

253,174 254,588 254,767 253,174 254,082 254,246 254,414 254,588 254,767

Civilian labor force

158,800 159,817 159,979 158,510 159,716 160,056 160,201 160,213 159,784

Participation rate

62.7 62.8 62.8 62.6 62.9 63.0 63.0 62.9 62.7

Employed

151,594 153,262 153,407 151,058 152,081 152,528 153,000 153,156 152,923

Employment-population ratio

59.9 60.2 60.2 59.7 59.9 60.0 60.1 60.2 60.0

Unemployed

7,207 6,555 6,572 7,451 7,635 7,528 7,202 7,056 6,861

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.1 4.1 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.3

Not in labor force

94,374 94,771 94,788 94,665 94,366 94,190 94,213 94,375 94,983

Persons who currently want a job

6,449 5,560 5,976 5,912 5,739 5,597 5,781 5,707 5,561

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

122,316 123,032 123,120 122,316 122,781 122,862 122,945 123,032 123,120

Civilian labor force

84,524 84,851 85,007 84,367 85,096 85,194 85,076 85,175 84,896

Participation rate

69.1 69.0 69.0 69.0 69.3 69.3 69.2 69.2 69.0

Employed

80,673 81,341 81,572 80,389 81,013 81,141 81,136 81,419 81,290

Employment-population ratio

66.0 66.1 66.3 65.7 66.0 66.0 66.0 66.2 66.0

Unemployed

3,851 3,509 3,436 3,979 4,083 4,053 3,940 3,755 3,606

Unemployment rate

4.6 4.1 4.0 4.7 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.2

Not in labor force

37,792 38,181 38,113 37,948 37,685 37,668 37,870 37,857 38,224

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

113,844 114,538 114,627 113,844 114,297 114,375 114,455 114,538 114,627

Civilian labor force

81,637 82,019 82,130 81,420 82,113 82,138 82,046 82,091 81,942

Participation rate

71.7 71.6 71.6 71.5 71.8 71.8 71.7 71.7 71.5

Employed

78,241 78,922 79,126 77,926 78,503 78,573 78,556 78,838 78,801

Employment-population ratio

68.7 68.9 69.0 68.4 68.7 68.7 68.6 68.8 68.7

Unemployed

3,396 3,096 3,004 3,493 3,609 3,564 3,491 3,253 3,141

Unemployment rate

4.2 3.8 3.7 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.0 3.8

Not in labor force

32,208 32,519 32,497 32,425 32,184 32,237 32,409 32,447 32,685

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

130,858 131,556 131,647 130,858 131,301 131,384 131,469 131,556 131,647

Civilian labor force

74,276 74,967 74,972 74,142 74,621 74,862 75,126 75,038 74,887

Participation rate

56.8 57.0 56.9 56.7 56.8 57.0 57.1 57.0 56.9

Employed

70,921 71,921 71,835 70,670 71,069 71,388 71,863 71,737 71,633

Employment-population ratio

54.2 54.7 54.6 54.0 54.1 54.3 54.7 54.5 54.4

Unemployed

3,356 3,046 3,136 3,473 3,552 3,475 3,262 3,301 3,255

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.1 4.2 4.7 4.8 4.6 4.3 4.4 4.3

Not in labor force

56,582 56,590 56,675 56,716 56,681 56,521 56,343 56,518 56,759

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

122,622 123,296 123,386 122,622 123,052 123,131 123,212 123,296 123,386

Civilian labor force

71,366 72,181 72,085 71,226 71,686 72,011 72,160 72,136 71,988

Participation rate

58.2 58.5 58.4 58.1 58.3 58.5 58.6 58.5 58.3

Employed

68,496 69,474 69,340 68,218 68,550 68,932 69,271 69,213 69,105

Employment-population ratio

55.9 56.3 56.2 55.6 55.7 56.0 56.2 56.1 56.0

Unemployed

2,870 2,707 2,745 3,008 3,136 3,079 2,890 2,922 2,883

Unemployment rate

4.0 3.7 3.8 4.2 4.4 4.3 4.0 4.1 4.0

Not in labor force

51,256 51,116 51,300 51,396 51,366 51,119 51,052 51,161 51,398

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,708 16,754 16,754 16,708 16,734 16,740 16,747 16,754 16,754

Civilian labor force

5,797 5,618 5,764 5,864 5,917 5,907 5,995 5,986 5,854

Participation rate

34.7 33.5 34.4 35.1 35.4 35.3 35.8 35.7 34.9

Employed

4,857 4,866 4,941 4,914 5,028 5,023 5,173 5,105 5,017

Employment-population ratio

29.1 29.0 29.5 29.4 30.0 30.0 30.9 30.5 29.9

Unemployed

940 752 823 950 890 884 822 881 837

Unemployment rate

16.2 13.4 14.3 16.2 15.0 15.0 13.7 14.7 14.3

Not in labor force

10,911 11,136 10,991 10,844 10,816 10,833 10,752 10,768 10,901

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: June 02, 2017