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

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

254,321 255,562 255,766 254,321 254,957 255,151 255,357 255,562 255,766

Civilian labor force

159,783 161,049 160,465 159,643 160,145 160,494 160,571 161,146 160,381

Participation rate

62.8 63.0 62.7 62.8 62.8 62.9 62.9 63.1 62.7

Employed

152,335 154,494 154,223 151,902 153,168 153,513 153,439 154,345 153,861

Employment-population ratio

59.9 60.5 60.3 59.7 60.1 60.2 60.1 60.4 60.2

Unemployed

7,447 6,556 6,242 7,740 6,977 6,981 7,132 6,801 6,520

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.1 3.9 4.8 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.1

Not in labor force

94,539 94,513 95,301 94,678 94,813 94,657 94,785 94,417 95,385

Persons who currently want a job

5,613 5,415 4,938 5,889 5,431 5,420 5,844 5,628 5,185

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

122,889 123,516 123,617 122,889 123,215 123,311 123,413 123,516 123,617

Civilian labor force

84,991 85,516 85,236 84,994 84,992 84,989 85,137 85,520 85,230

Participation rate

69.2 69.2 69.0 69.2 69.0 68.9 69.0 69.2 68.9

Employed

80,966 82,119 81,875 80,717 81,290 81,273 81,310 81,883 81,659

Employment-population ratio

65.9 66.5 66.2 65.7 66.0 65.9 65.9 66.3 66.1

Unemployed

4,025 3,397 3,362 4,278 3,702 3,715 3,826 3,636 3,570

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.0 3.9 5.0 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.3 4.2

Not in labor force

37,898 37,999 38,380 37,895 38,223 38,323 38,277 37,996 38,387

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

114,401 115,020 115,120 114,401 114,721 114,817 114,918 115,020 115,120

Civilian labor force

82,065 82,633 82,455 81,967 81,975 82,108 82,252 82,569 82,340

Participation rate

71.7 71.8 71.6 71.6 71.5 71.5 71.6 71.8 71.5

Employed

78,538 79,662 79,530 78,232 78,707 78,830 78,847 79,377 79,231

Employment-population ratio

68.7 69.3 69.1 68.4 68.6 68.7 68.6 69.0 68.8

Unemployed

3,527 2,972 2,925 3,735 3,268 3,278 3,405 3,192 3,109

Unemployment rate

4.3 3.6 3.5 4.6 4.0 4.0 4.1 3.9 3.8

Not in labor force

32,337 32,387 32,665 32,434 32,746 32,709 32,666 32,451 32,781

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

131,432 132,047 132,149 131,432 131,742 131,840 131,943 132,047 132,149

Civilian labor force

74,791 75,533 75,228 74,648 75,153 75,505 75,435 75,626 75,152

Participation rate

56.9 57.2 56.9 56.8 57.0 57.3 57.2 57.3 56.9

Employed

71,369 72,375 72,348 71,185 71,878 72,240 72,129 72,461 72,202

Employment-population ratio

54.3 54.8 54.7 54.2 54.6 54.8 54.7 54.9 54.6

Unemployed

3,423 3,158 2,880 3,463 3,274 3,265 3,306 3,165 2,950

Unemployment rate

4.6 4.2 3.8 4.6 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.2 3.9

Not in labor force

56,640 56,514 56,921 56,783 56,590 56,334 56,509 56,421 56,998

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

123,179 123,781 123,882 123,179 123,480 123,577 123,679 123,781 123,882

Civilian labor force

72,061 72,670 72,443 71,784 72,149 72,526 72,425 72,569 72,206

Participation rate

58.5 58.7 58.5 58.3 58.4 58.7 58.6 58.6 58.3

Employed

68,997 69,820 69,872 68,698 69,241 69,599 69,500 69,737 69,592

Employment-population ratio

56.0 56.4 56.4 55.8 56.1 56.3 56.2 56.3 56.2

Unemployed

3,064 2,849 2,571 3,085 2,907 2,927 2,925 2,831 2,615

Unemployment rate

4.3 3.9 3.5 4.3 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.6

Not in labor force

51,117 51,111 51,440 51,395 51,332 51,051 51,254 51,212 51,676

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,741 16,761 16,763 16,741 16,756 16,757 16,759 16,761 16,763

Civilian labor force

5,656 5,746 5,567 5,892 6,021 5,860 5,895 6,008 5,836

Participation rate

33.8 34.3 33.2 35.2 35.9 35.0 35.2 35.8 34.8

Employed

4,800 5,011 4,821 4,972 5,220 5,084 5,092 5,230 5,039

Employment-population ratio

28.7 29.9 28.8 29.7 31.2 30.3 30.4 31.2 30.1

Unemployed

856 735 746 920 801 775 803 778 797

Unemployment rate

15.1 12.8 13.4 15.6 13.3 13.2 13.6 12.9 13.7

Not in labor force

11,084 11,015 11,196 10,849 10,735 10,898 10,865 10,753 10,928

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: November 03, 2017