A to Z Index  |  FAQs  |  About BLS  |  Contact Us    
Economic News Release
PRINT:Print
CPS CPS Program Links
CES CES Program Links

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)
Oct.
2018
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2018
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

258,514 259,638 259,845 258,514 259,037 259,225 259,432 259,638 259,845

Civilian labor force

162,723 163,943 164,576 162,694 162,981 163,351 163,922 164,039 164,364

Participation rate

62.9 63.1 63.3 62.9 62.9 63.0 63.2 63.2 63.3

Employed

156,952 158,478 159,067 156,582 157,005 157,288 157,878 158,269 158,510

Employment-population ratio

60.7 61.0 61.2 60.6 60.6 60.7 60.9 61.0 61.0

Unemployed

5,771 5,465 5,510 6,112 5,975 6,063 6,044 5,769 5,855

Unemployment rate

3.5 3.3 3.3 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.6

Not in labor force

95,792 95,694 95,269 95,821 96,057 95,874 95,510 95,599 95,481

Persons who currently want a job

5,048 4,637 4,412 5,333 5,322 5,043 5,150 4,880 4,753

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

125,041 125,583 125,687 125,041 125,285 125,378 125,481 125,583 125,687

Civilian labor force

86,081 86,729 86,824 86,146 86,479 86,805 86,832 86,839 86,884

Participation rate

68.8 69.1 69.1 68.9 69.0 69.2 69.2 69.1 69.1

Employed

83,052 83,862 83,918 82,894 83,293 83,584 83,600 83,732 83,753

Employment-population ratio

66.4 66.8 66.8 66.3 66.5 66.7 66.6 66.7 66.6

Unemployed

3,029 2,867 2,906 3,252 3,185 3,221 3,233 3,107 3,132

Unemployment rate

3.5 3.3 3.3 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.6

Not in labor force

38,960 38,855 38,863 38,895 38,806 38,573 38,649 38,744 38,802

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

116,546 117,140 117,242 116,546 116,843 116,939 117,040 117,140 117,242

Civilian labor force

83,332 83,837 83,967 83,277 83,501 83,794 83,868 83,829 83,902

Participation rate

71.5 71.6 71.6 71.5 71.5 71.7 71.7 71.6 71.6

Employed

80,637 81,348 81,433 80,388 80,718 80,981 81,039 81,135 81,181

Employment-population ratio

69.2 69.4 69.5 69.0 69.1 69.3 69.2 69.3 69.2

Unemployed

2,694 2,488 2,534 2,889 2,783 2,814 2,830 2,694 2,721

Unemployment rate

3.2 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.2 3.2

Not in labor force

33,215 33,304 33,275 33,269 33,341 33,144 33,171 33,311 33,340

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

133,474 134,054 134,158 133,474 133,753 133,847 133,951 134,054 134,158

Civilian labor force

76,642 77,214 77,752 76,548 76,502 76,546 77,090 77,199 77,480

Participation rate

57.4 57.6 58.0 57.4 57.2 57.2 57.6 57.6 57.8

Employed

73,900 74,616 75,149 73,688 73,712 73,705 74,278 74,537 74,757

Employment-population ratio

55.4 55.7 56.0 55.2 55.1 55.1 55.5 55.6 55.7

Unemployed

2,742 2,598 2,603 2,860 2,790 2,841 2,812 2,662 2,723

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.4 3.3 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.5

Not in labor force

56,832 56,840 56,406 56,926 57,251 57,301 56,861 56,855 56,678

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

125,200 125,806 125,907 125,200 125,509 125,604 125,705 125,806 125,907

Civilian labor force

73,683 74,501 74,891 73,442 73,579 73,548 74,123 74,314 74,517

Participation rate

58.9 59.2 59.5 58.7 58.6 58.6 59.0 59.1 59.2

Employed

71,270 72,204 72,584 70,935 71,139 71,069 71,655 71,974 72,112

Employment-population ratio

56.9 57.4 57.6 56.7 56.7 56.6 57.0 57.2 57.3

Unemployed

2,412 2,297 2,307 2,507 2,441 2,479 2,468 2,340 2,405

Unemployment rate

3.3 3.1 3.1 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.1 3.2

Not in labor force

51,517 51,304 51,016 51,757 51,929 52,057 51,582 51,491 51,390

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,768 16,691 16,696 16,768 16,686 16,682 16,687 16,691 16,696

Civilian labor force

5,708 5,605 5,718 5,974 5,900 6,009 5,931 5,895 5,946

Participation rate

34.0 33.6 34.2 35.6 35.4 36.0 35.5 35.3 35.6

Employed

5,045 4,926 5,050 5,258 5,148 5,239 5,184 5,160 5,217

Employment-population ratio

30.1 29.5 30.2 31.4 30.9 31.4 31.1 30.9 31.2

Unemployed

664 680 668 715 751 770 747 735 729

Unemployment rate

11.6 12.1 11.7 12.0 12.7 12.8 12.6 12.5 12.3

Not in labor force

11,060 11,086 10,978 10,795 10,786 10,673 10,756 10,796 10,750

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.

Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: November 01, 2019