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)
Dec.
2017
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

256,109 258,708 258,888 256,109 258,066 258,290 258,514 258,708 258,888

Civilian labor force

159,880 162,665 162,510 160,636 161,802 162,055 162,694 162,821 163,240

Participation rate

62.4 62.9 62.8 62.7 62.7 62.7 62.9 62.9 63.1

Employed

153,602 157,015 156,481 154,065 155,604 156,069 156,582 156,803 156,945

Employment-population ratio

60.0 60.7 60.4 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.6 60.6 60.6

Unemployed

6,278 5,650 6,029 6,572 6,197 5,986 6,112 6,018 6,294

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.5 3.7 4.1 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.9

Not in labor force

96,230 96,043 96,378 95,473 96,264 96,235 95,821 95,886 95,649

Persons who currently want a job

5,071 5,060 5,121 5,285 5,401 5,266 5,333 5,397 5,327

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

123,786 125,137 125,227 123,786 124,816 124,928 125,041 125,137 125,227

Civilian labor force

84,831 85,974 85,857 85,409 85,868 85,912 86,146 86,330 86,441

Participation rate

68.5 68.7 68.6 69.0 68.8 68.8 68.9 69.0 69.0

Employed

81,300 83,033 82,440 81,893 82,565 82,686 82,894 83,194 83,041

Employment-population ratio

65.7 66.4 65.8 66.2 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.5 66.3

Unemployed

3,531 2,941 3,417 3,517 3,303 3,226 3,252 3,136 3,401

Unemployment rate

4.2 3.4 4.0 4.1 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.9

Not in labor force

38,955 39,163 39,370 38,377 38,948 39,016 38,895 38,807 38,785

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

115,292 116,646 116,739 115,292 116,328 116,437 116,546 116,646 116,739

Civilian labor force

82,193 83,231 83,101 82,594 83,044 83,104 83,277 83,408 83,500

Participation rate

71.3 71.4 71.2 71.6 71.4 71.4 71.5 71.5 71.5

Employed

79,025 80,636 80,036 79,493 80,149 80,251 80,388 80,633 80,501

Employment-population ratio

68.5 69.1 68.6 68.9 68.9 68.9 69.0 69.1 69.0

Unemployed

3,168 2,596 3,066 3,101 2,895 2,853 2,889 2,775 2,999

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.1 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.3 3.6

Not in labor force

33,099 33,414 33,638 32,699 33,284 33,333 33,269 33,238 33,239

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

132,323 133,571 133,662 132,323 133,250 133,362 133,474 133,571 133,662

Civilian labor force

75,048 76,691 76,654 75,227 75,934 76,143 76,548 76,492 76,798

Participation rate

56.7 57.4 57.3 56.9 57.0 57.1 57.4 57.3 57.5

Employed

72,301 73,982 74,041 72,172 73,039 73,383 73,688 73,609 73,904

Employment-population ratio

54.6 55.4 55.4 54.5 54.8 55.0 55.2 55.1 55.3

Unemployed

2,747 2,709 2,612 3,055 2,895 2,760 2,860 2,883 2,894

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.5 3.4 4.1 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.8

Not in labor force

57,275 56,880 57,008 57,096 57,316 57,219 56,926 57,079 56,864

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

124,057 125,299 125,393 124,057 124,983 125,091 125,200 125,299 125,393

Civilian labor force

72,237 73,820 73,768 72,272 73,153 73,107 73,442 73,478 73,769

Participation rate

58.2 58.9 58.8 58.3 58.5 58.4 58.7 58.6 58.8

Employed

69,775 71,438 71,422 69,587 70,563 70,710 70,935 70,949 71,218

Employment-population ratio

56.2 57.0 57.0 56.1 56.5 56.5 56.7 56.6 56.8

Unemployed

2,462 2,383 2,345 2,686 2,590 2,398 2,507 2,529 2,550

Unemployment rate

3.4 3.2 3.2 3.7 3.5 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.5

Not in labor force

51,820 51,479 51,625 51,785 51,829 51,984 51,757 51,821 51,624

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,760 16,763 16,756 16,760 16,755 16,762 16,768 16,763 16,756

Civilian labor force

5,449 5,613 5,641 5,771 5,604 5,843 5,974 5,935 5,971

Participation rate

32.5 33.5 33.7 34.4 33.4 34.9 35.6 35.4 35.6

Employed

4,801 4,941 5,023 4,985 4,892 5,108 5,258 5,221 5,226

Employment-population ratio

28.6 29.5 30.0 29.7 29.2 30.5 31.4 31.1 31.2

Unemployed

648 672 619 785 712 735 715 714 745

Unemployment rate

11.9 12.0 11.0 13.6 12.7 12.6 12.0 12.0 12.5

Not in labor force

11,311 11,150 11,115 10,989 11,151 10,918 10,795 10,828 10,785

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: January 04, 2019