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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.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

258,239 260,181 259,502 258,239 259,638 259,845 260,020 260,181 259,502

Civilian labor force

162,104 164,007 163,497 163,142 164,051 164,401 164,347 164,556 164,606

Participation rate

62.8 63.0 63.0 63.2 63.2 63.3 63.2 63.2 63.4

Employed

154,964 158,504 156,994 156,627 158,298 158,544 158,536 158,803 158,714

Employment-population ratio

60.0 60.9 60.5 60.7 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.2

Unemployed

7,140 5,503 6,504 6,516 5,753 5,857 5,811 5,753 5,892

Unemployment rate

4.4 3.4 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.6

Not in labor force

96,135 96,174 96,004 95,097 95,587 95,444 95,673 95,625 94,896

Persons who currently want a job

5,435 4,643 5,107 5,239 4,861 4,756 4,832 4,832 4,904

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

124,890 125,852 125,513 124,890 125,583 125,687 125,773 125,852 125,513

Civilian labor force

85,829 86,500 86,331 86,543 86,855 86,901 87,104 87,049 87,088

Participation rate

68.7 68.7 68.8 69.3 69.2 69.1 69.3 69.2 69.4

Employed

81,798 83,467 82,701 83,012 83,747 83,776 84,018 84,034 83,940

Employment-population ratio

65.5 66.3 65.9 66.5 66.7 66.7 66.8 66.8 66.9

Unemployed

4,031 3,033 3,629 3,530 3,109 3,126 3,086 3,015 3,147

Unemployment rate

4.7 3.5 4.2 4.1 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.6

Not in labor force

39,060 39,352 39,183 38,347 38,728 38,786 38,669 38,803 38,426

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

116,436 117,413 117,110 116,436 117,140 117,242 117,331 117,413 117,110

Civilian labor force

83,139 83,628 83,600 83,586 83,841 83,911 84,057 84,008 84,087

Participation rate

71.4 71.2 71.4 71.8 71.6 71.6 71.6 71.5 71.8

Employed

79,504 80,940 80,358 80,474 81,146 81,196 81,377 81,390 81,345

Employment-population ratio

68.3 68.9 68.6 69.1 69.3 69.3 69.4 69.3 69.5

Unemployed

3,635 2,688 3,241 3,112 2,695 2,715 2,679 2,618 2,743

Unemployment rate

4.4 3.2 3.9 3.7 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.3

Not in labor force

33,296 33,785 33,511 32,850 33,300 33,330 33,274 33,405 33,023

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

133,350 134,329 133,988 133,350 134,054 134,158 134,247 134,329 133,988

Civilian labor force

76,275 77,507 77,167 76,600 77,195 77,500 77,243 77,507 77,518

Participation rate

57.2 57.7 57.6 57.4 57.6 57.8 57.5 57.7 57.9

Employed

73,166 75,036 74,292 73,614 74,551 74,769 74,518 74,769 74,774

Employment-population ratio

54.9 55.9 55.4 55.2 55.6 55.7 55.5 55.7 55.8

Unemployed

3,109 2,471 2,874 2,985 2,644 2,731 2,725 2,738 2,744

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.2 3.7 3.9 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5

Not in labor force

57,075 56,822 56,822 56,750 56,859 56,658 57,004 56,822 56,470

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

125,099 126,082 125,770 125,099 125,806 125,907 125,998 126,082 125,770

Civilian labor force

73,485 74,730 74,320 73,643 74,313 74,542 74,291 74,584 74,512

Participation rate

58.7 59.3 59.1 58.9 59.1 59.2 59.0 59.2 59.2

Employed

70,731 72,534 71,785 71,004 71,990 72,130 71,881 72,200 72,097

Employment-population ratio

56.5 57.5 57.1 56.8 57.2 57.3 57.0 57.3 57.3

Unemployed

2,754 2,196 2,535 2,639 2,323 2,411 2,411 2,383 2,415

Unemployment rate

3.7 2.9 3.4 3.6 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2

Not in labor force

51,615 51,352 51,450 51,456 51,493 51,365 51,706 51,498 51,258

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,704 16,686 16,622 16,704 16,691 16,696 16,692 16,686 16,622

Civilian labor force

5,480 5,649 5,578 5,913 5,897 5,948 5,999 5,964 6,007

Participation rate

32.8 33.9 33.6 35.4 35.3 35.6 35.9 35.7 36.1

Employed

4,729 5,029 4,851 5,149 5,162 5,218 5,278 5,213 5,273

Employment-population ratio

28.3 30.1 29.2 30.8 30.9 31.3 31.6 31.2 31.7

Unemployed

751 619 727 765 735 730 721 752 734

Unemployment rate

13.7 11.0 13.0 12.9 12.5 12.3 12.0 12.6 12.2

Not in labor force

11,224 11,038 11,044 10,791 10,794 10,748 10,693 10,722 10,614

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 21, 2020