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.
2016
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

254,742 255,949 256,109 254,742 255,357 255,562 255,766 255,949 256,109

Civilian labor force

158,968 160,466 159,880 159,736 160,598 161,082 160,371 160,533 160,597

Participation rate

62.4 62.7 62.4 62.7 62.9 63.0 62.7 62.7 62.7

Employed

151,798 154,180 153,602 152,233 153,471 154,324 153,846 153,917 154,021

Employment-population ratio

59.6 60.2 60.0 59.8 60.1 60.4 60.2 60.1 60.1

Unemployed

7,170 6,286 6,278 7,502 7,127 6,759 6,524 6,616 6,576

Unemployment rate

4.5 3.9 3.9 4.7 4.4 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1

Not in labor force

95,774 95,483 96,230 95,006 94,759 94,480 95,395 95,416 95,512

Persons who currently want a job

5,449 4,877 5,071 5,674 5,809 5,626 5,232 5,265 5,308

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

123,099 123,707 123,786 123,099 123,413 123,516 123,617 123,707 123,786

Civilian labor force

84,463 84,943 84,831 85,001 85,177 85,519 85,247 85,221 85,354

Participation rate

68.6 68.7 68.5 69.1 69.0 69.2 69.0 68.9 69.0

Employed

80,368 81,535 81,300 80,897 81,342 81,902 81,667 81,666 81,821

Employment-population ratio

65.3 65.9 65.7 65.7 65.9 66.3 66.1 66.0 66.1

Unemployed

4,095 3,408 3,531 4,104 3,836 3,617 3,580 3,555 3,533

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.0 4.2 4.8 4.5 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1

Not in labor force

38,636 38,764 38,955 38,097 38,236 37,996 38,370 38,486 38,432

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

114,603 115,212 115,292 114,603 114,918 115,020 115,120 115,212 115,292

Civilian labor force

81,640 82,257 82,193 81,996 82,297 82,561 82,366 82,375 82,548

Participation rate

71.2 71.4 71.3 71.5 71.6 71.8 71.5 71.5 71.6

Employed

77,984 79,349 79,025 78,396 78,887 79,393 79,248 79,324 79,431

Employment-population ratio

68.0 68.9 68.5 68.4 68.6 69.0 68.8 68.9 68.9

Unemployed

3,656 2,909 3,168 3,600 3,410 3,168 3,118 3,050 3,117

Unemployment rate

4.5 3.5 3.9 4.4 4.1 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.8

Not in labor force

32,963 32,954 33,099 32,607 32,621 32,459 32,755 32,837 32,745

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

131,643 132,242 132,323 131,643 131,943 132,047 132,149 132,242 132,323

Civilian labor force

74,505 75,523 75,048 74,735 75,420 75,563 75,124 75,312 75,243

Participation rate

56.6 57.1 56.7 56.8 57.2 57.2 56.8 57.0 56.9

Employed

71,430 72,645 72,301 71,336 72,129 72,422 72,179 72,251 72,200

Employment-population ratio

54.3 54.9 54.6 54.2 54.7 54.8 54.6 54.6 54.6

Unemployed

3,075 2,877 2,747 3,398 3,291 3,142 2,945 3,061 3,043

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.8 3.7 4.5 4.4 4.2 3.9 4.1 4.0

Not in labor force

57,138 56,719 57,275 56,909 56,523 56,484 57,026 56,930 57,080

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

123,383 123,975 124,057 123,383 123,679 123,781 123,882 123,975 124,057

Civilian labor force

71,794 72,673 72,237 71,898 72,406 72,497 72,187 72,302 72,293

Participation rate

58.2 58.6 58.2 58.3 58.5 58.6 58.3 58.3 58.3

Employed

68,984 70,163 69,775 68,835 69,502 69,692 69,576 69,665 69,614

Employment-population ratio

55.9 56.6 56.2 55.8 56.2 56.3 56.2 56.2 56.1

Unemployed

2,810 2,509 2,462 3,062 2,903 2,804 2,611 2,637 2,679

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.5 3.4 4.3 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.7

Not in labor force

51,589 51,302 51,820 51,485 51,273 51,284 51,696 51,673 51,764

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,756 16,762 16,760 16,756 16,759 16,761 16,763 16,762 16,760

Civilian labor force

5,534 5,536 5,449 5,842 5,895 6,024 5,818 5,857 5,757

Participation rate

33.0 33.0 32.5 34.9 35.2 35.9 34.7 34.9 34.4

Employed

4,831 4,668 4,801 5,002 5,082 5,238 5,022 4,928 4,977

Employment-population ratio

28.8 27.8 28.6 29.9 30.3 31.3 30.0 29.4 29.7

Unemployed

704 868 648 840 813 786 796 929 780

Unemployment rate

12.7 15.7 11.9 14.4 13.8 13.0 13.7 15.9 13.6

Not in labor force

11,221 11,226 11,311 10,914 10,864 10,737 10,945 10,906 11,003

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 05, 2018