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

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

254,091 255,357 255,562 254,091 254,767 254,957 255,151 255,357 255,562

Civilian labor force

159,636 160,863 161,049 159,830 159,784 160,145 160,494 160,571 161,146

Participation rate

62.8 63.0 63.0 62.9 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.9 63.1

Employed

151,977 153,576 154,494 151,926 152,923 153,168 153,513 153,439 154,345

Employment-population ratio

59.8 60.1 60.5 59.8 60.0 60.1 60.2 60.1 60.4

Unemployed

7,658 7,287 6,556 7,904 6,861 6,977 6,981 7,132 6,801

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.5 4.1 4.9 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.2

Not in labor force

94,456 94,494 94,513 94,261 94,983 94,813 94,657 94,785 94,417

Persons who currently want a job

5,753 5,852 5,415 6,082 5,561 5,431 5,420 5,844 5,628

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

122,775 123,413 123,516 122,775 123,120 123,215 123,311 123,413 123,516

Civilian labor force

84,996 85,633 85,516 85,042 84,896 84,992 84,989 85,137 85,520

Participation rate

69.2 69.4 69.2 69.3 69.0 69.0 68.9 69.0 69.2

Employed

80,952 81,975 82,119 80,735 81,290 81,290 81,273 81,310 81,883

Employment-population ratio

65.9 66.4 66.5 65.8 66.0 66.0 65.9 65.9 66.3

Unemployed

4,043 3,659 3,397 4,307 3,606 3,702 3,715 3,826 3,636

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.3 4.0 5.1 4.2 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.3

Not in labor force

37,779 37,780 37,999 37,732 38,224 38,223 38,323 38,277 37,996

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

114,289 114,918 115,020 114,289 114,627 114,721 114,817 114,918 115,020

Civilian labor force

82,020 82,474 82,633 81,988 81,942 81,975 82,108 82,252 82,569

Participation rate

71.8 71.8 71.8 71.7 71.5 71.5 71.5 71.6 71.8

Employed

78,459 79,255 79,662 78,191 78,801 78,707 78,830 78,847 79,377

Employment-population ratio

68.6 69.0 69.3 68.4 68.7 68.6 68.7 68.6 69.0

Unemployed

3,561 3,219 2,972 3,798 3,141 3,268 3,278 3,405 3,192

Unemployment rate

4.3 3.9 3.6 4.6 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.1 3.9

Not in labor force

32,269 32,445 32,387 32,301 32,685 32,746 32,709 32,666 32,451

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

131,317 131,943 132,047 131,317 131,647 131,742 131,840 131,943 132,047

Civilian labor force

74,640 75,230 75,533 74,788 74,887 75,153 75,505 75,435 75,626

Participation rate

56.8 57.0 57.2 57.0 56.9 57.0 57.3 57.2 57.3

Employed

71,025 71,601 72,375 71,191 71,633 71,878 72,240 72,129 72,461

Employment-population ratio

54.1 54.3 54.8 54.2 54.4 54.6 54.8 54.7 54.9

Unemployed

3,615 3,628 3,158 3,597 3,255 3,274 3,265 3,306 3,165

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.8 4.2 4.8 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.2

Not in labor force

56,677 56,713 56,514 56,529 56,759 56,590 56,334 56,509 56,421

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

123,066 123,679 123,781 123,066 123,386 123,480 123,577 123,679 123,781

Civilian labor force

71,902 72,045 72,670 71,856 71,988 72,149 72,526 72,425 72,569

Participation rate

58.4 58.3 58.7 58.4 58.3 58.4 58.7 58.6 58.6

Employed

68,709 68,835 69,820 68,702 69,105 69,241 69,599 69,500 69,737

Employment-population ratio

55.8 55.7 56.4 55.8 56.0 56.1 56.3 56.2 56.3

Unemployed

3,193 3,210 2,849 3,154 2,883 2,907 2,927 2,925 2,831

Unemployment rate

4.4 4.5 3.9 4.4 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.9

Not in labor force

51,164 51,634 51,111 51,210 51,398 51,332 51,051 51,254 51,212

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,737 16,759 16,761 16,737 16,754 16,756 16,757 16,759 16,761

Civilian labor force

5,714 6,344 5,746 5,987 5,854 6,021 5,860 5,895 6,008

Participation rate

34.1 37.9 34.3 35.8 34.9 35.9 35.0 35.2 35.8

Employed

4,810 5,487 5,011 5,034 5,017 5,220 5,084 5,092 5,230

Employment-population ratio

28.7 32.7 29.9 30.1 29.9 31.2 30.3 30.4 31.2

Unemployed

904 858 735 953 837 801 775 803 778

Unemployment rate

15.8 13.5 12.8 15.9 14.3 13.3 13.2 13.6 12.9

Not in labor force

11,023 10,415 11,015 10,750 10,901 10,735 10,898 10,865 10,753

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: October 06, 2017