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.
2017
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2017
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

255,766 258,290 258,514 255,766 257,642 257,843 258,066 258,290 258,514

Civilian labor force

160,465 161,958 162,723 160,371 162,140 162,245 161,776 161,926 162,637

Participation rate

62.7 62.7 62.9 62.7 62.9 62.9 62.7 62.7 62.9

Employed

154,223 156,191 156,952 153,846 155,576 155,965 155,542 155,962 156,562

Employment-population ratio

60.3 60.5 60.7 60.2 60.4 60.5 60.3 60.4 60.6

Unemployed

6,242 5,766 5,771 6,524 6,564 6,280 6,234 5,964 6,075

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.6 3.5 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.7

Not in labor force

95,301 96,332 95,792 95,395 95,502 95,598 96,290 96,364 95,877

Persons who currently want a job

4,938 5,070 5,048 5,232 5,258 5,163 5,389 5,237 5,309

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

123,617 124,928 125,041 123,617 124,604 124,704 124,816 124,928 125,041

Civilian labor force

85,236 85,815 86,081 85,247 86,056 85,950 85,854 85,856 86,146

Participation rate

69.0 68.7 68.8 69.0 69.1 68.9 68.8 68.7 68.9

Employed

81,875 82,814 83,052 81,667 82,522 82,684 82,545 82,645 82,903

Employment-population ratio

66.2 66.3 66.4 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.1 66.2 66.3

Unemployed

3,362 3,002 3,029 3,580 3,534 3,266 3,309 3,211 3,243

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.5 3.5 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.8

Not in labor force

38,380 39,113 38,960 38,370 38,548 38,754 38,962 39,072 38,895

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

115,120 116,437 116,546 115,120 116,115 116,220 116,328 116,437 116,546

Civilian labor force

82,455 83,115 83,332 82,366 83,115 83,058 83,030 83,063 83,286

Participation rate

71.6 71.4 71.5 71.5 71.6 71.5 71.4 71.3 71.5

Employed

79,530 80,458 80,637 79,248 80,013 80,240 80,134 80,225 80,405

Employment-population ratio

69.1 69.1 69.2 68.8 68.9 69.0 68.9 68.9 69.0

Unemployed

2,925 2,658 2,694 3,118 3,102 2,818 2,895 2,837 2,881

Unemployment rate

3.5 3.2 3.2 3.8 3.7 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.5

Not in labor force

32,665 33,322 33,215 32,755 33,001 33,162 33,298 33,374 33,260

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

132,149 133,362 133,474 132,149 133,038 133,139 133,250 133,362 133,474

Civilian labor force

75,228 76,142 76,642 75,124 76,084 76,295 75,922 76,070 76,491

Participation rate

56.9 57.1 57.4 56.8 57.2 57.3 57.0 57.0 57.3

Employed

72,348 73,378 73,900 72,179 73,054 73,281 72,997 73,317 73,659

Employment-population ratio

54.7 55.0 55.4 54.6 54.9 55.0 54.8 55.0 55.2

Unemployed

2,880 2,765 2,742 2,945 3,030 3,013 2,925 2,753 2,832

Unemployment rate

3.8 3.6 3.6 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.6 3.7

Not in labor force

56,921 57,220 56,832 57,026 56,954 56,844 57,328 57,292 56,983

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

123,882 125,091 125,200 123,882 124,771 124,875 124,983 125,091 125,200

Civilian labor force

72,443 73,280 73,683 72,187 73,139 73,285 73,154 73,039 73,391

Participation rate

58.5 58.6 58.9 58.3 58.6 58.7 58.5 58.4 58.6

Employed

69,872 70,858 71,270 69,576 70,419 70,598 70,529 70,656 70,909

Employment-population ratio

56.4 56.6 56.9 56.2 56.4 56.5 56.4 56.5 56.6

Unemployed

2,571 2,422 2,412 2,611 2,720 2,687 2,625 2,383 2,482

Unemployment rate

3.5 3.3 3.3 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.3 3.4

Not in labor force

51,440 51,811 51,517 51,696 51,633 51,590 51,829 52,052 51,809

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,763 16,762 16,768 16,763 16,755 16,748 16,755 16,762 16,768

Civilian labor force

5,567 5,562 5,708 5,818 5,886 5,902 5,592 5,824 5,960

Participation rate

33.2 33.2 34.0 34.7 35.1 35.2 33.4 34.7 35.5

Employed

4,821 4,876 5,045 5,022 5,144 5,127 4,879 5,081 5,248

Employment-population ratio

28.8 29.1 30.1 30.0 30.7 30.6 29.1 30.3 31.3

Unemployed

746 686 664 796 743 775 714 743 712

Unemployment rate

13.4 12.3 11.6 13.7 12.6 13.1 12.8 12.8 11.9

Not in labor force

11,196 11,199 11,060 10,945 10,869 10,846 11,163 10,938 10,808

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: November 02, 2018