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)
Aug.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

253,854 255,151 255,357 253,854 254,588 254,767 254,957 255,151 255,357

Civilian labor force

159,800 161,911 160,863 159,508 160,213 159,784 160,145 160,494 160,571

Participation rate

62.9 63.5 63.0 62.8 62.9 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.9

Employed

151,804 154,470 153,576 151,655 153,156 152,923 153,168 153,513 153,439

Employment-population ratio

59.8 60.5 60.1 59.7 60.2 60.0 60.1 60.2 60.1

Unemployed

7,996 7,441 7,287 7,853 7,056 6,861 6,977 6,981 7,132

Unemployment rate

5.0 4.6 4.5 4.9 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.4

Not in labor force

94,054 93,240 94,494 94,346 94,375 94,983 94,813 94,657 94,785

Persons who currently want a job

5,824 5,713 5,852 5,841 5,707 5,561 5,431 5,420 5,844

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

122,656 123,311 123,413 122,656 123,032 123,120 123,215 123,311 123,413

Civilian labor force

85,416 86,212 85,633 84,902 85,175 84,896 84,992 84,989 85,137

Participation rate

69.6 69.9 69.4 69.2 69.2 69.0 69.0 68.9 69.0

Employed

81,365 82,484 81,975 80,669 81,419 81,290 81,290 81,273 81,310

Employment-population ratio

66.3 66.9 66.4 65.8 66.2 66.0 66.0 65.9 65.9

Unemployed

4,052 3,728 3,659 4,234 3,755 3,606 3,702 3,715 3,826

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.3 4.3 5.0 4.4 4.2 4.4 4.4 4.5

Not in labor force

37,240 37,099 37,780 37,754 37,857 38,224 38,223 38,323 38,277

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

114,173 114,817 114,918 114,173 114,538 114,627 114,721 114,817 114,918

Civilian labor force

82,048 82,656 82,474 81,835 82,091 81,942 81,975 82,108 82,252

Participation rate

71.9 72.0 71.8 71.7 71.7 71.5 71.5 71.5 71.6

Employed

78,562 79,457 79,255 78,142 78,838 78,801 78,707 78,830 78,847

Employment-population ratio

68.8 69.2 69.0 68.4 68.8 68.7 68.6 68.7 68.6

Unemployed

3,487 3,199 3,219 3,693 3,253 3,141 3,268 3,278 3,405

Unemployment rate

4.2 3.9 3.9 4.5 4.0 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.1

Not in labor force

32,124 32,161 32,445 32,338 32,447 32,685 32,746 32,709 32,666

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

131,198 131,840 131,943 131,198 131,556 131,647 131,742 131,840 131,943

Civilian labor force

74,384 75,699 75,230 74,605 75,038 74,887 75,153 75,505 75,435

Participation rate

56.7 57.4 57.0 56.9 57.0 56.9 57.0 57.3 57.2

Employed

70,439 71,986 71,601 70,986 71,737 71,633 71,878 72,240 72,129

Employment-population ratio

53.7 54.6 54.3 54.1 54.5 54.4 54.6 54.8 54.7

Unemployed

3,945 3,713 3,628 3,619 3,301 3,255 3,274 3,265 3,306

Unemployment rate

5.3 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.4

Not in labor force

56,814 56,141 56,713 56,593 56,518 56,759 56,590 56,334 56,509

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

122,949 123,577 123,679 122,949 123,296 123,386 123,480 123,577 123,679

Civilian labor force

71,290 72,127 72,045 71,674 72,136 71,988 72,149 72,526 72,425

Participation rate

58.0 58.4 58.3 58.3 58.5 58.3 58.4 58.7 58.6

Employed

67,776 68,860 68,835 68,452 69,213 69,105 69,241 69,599 69,500

Employment-population ratio

55.1 55.7 55.7 55.7 56.1 56.0 56.1 56.3 56.2

Unemployed

3,514 3,267 3,210 3,223 2,922 2,883 2,907 2,927 2,925

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0

Not in labor force

51,660 51,450 51,634 51,275 51,161 51,398 51,332 51,051 51,254

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,732 16,757 16,759 16,732 16,754 16,754 16,756 16,757 16,759

Civilian labor force

6,462 7,128 6,344 5,999 5,986 5,854 6,021 5,860 5,895

Participation rate

38.6 42.5 37.9 35.9 35.7 34.9 35.9 35.0 35.2

Employed

5,466 6,154 5,487 5,062 5,105 5,017 5,220 5,084 5,092

Employment-population ratio

32.7 36.7 32.7 30.3 30.5 29.9 31.2 30.3 30.4

Unemployed

996 974 858 937 881 837 801 775 803

Unemployment rate

15.4 13.7 13.5 15.6 14.7 14.3 13.3 13.2 13.6

Not in labor force

10,270 9,629 10,415 10,733 10,768 10,901 10,735 10,898 10,865

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: September 01, 2017