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)
Mar.
2016
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Mar.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

252,768 254,246 254,414 252,768 254,540 254,742 254,082 254,246 254,414

Civilian labor force

158,854 159,482 159,912 159,278 159,456 159,640 159,716 160,056 160,201

Participation rate

62.8 62.7 62.9 63.0 62.6 62.7 62.9 63.0 63.0

Employed

150,738 151,594 152,628 151,301 152,048 152,111 152,081 152,528 153,000

Employment-population ratio

59.6 59.6 60.0 59.9 59.7 59.7 59.9 60.0 60.1

Unemployed

8,116 7,887 7,284 7,977 7,409 7,529 7,635 7,528 7,202

Unemployment rate

5.1 4.9 4.6 5.0 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.5

Not in labor force

93,914 94,764 94,502 93,490 95,084 95,102 94,366 94,190 94,213

Persons who currently want a job

5,446 5,641 5,507 5,726 5,837 5,662 5,739 5,597 5,781

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

122,112 122,862 122,945 122,112 122,998 123,099 122,781 122,862 122,945

Civilian labor force

84,384 84,589 84,718 84,750 84,860 84,979 85,096 85,194 85,076

Participation rate

69.1 68.8 68.9 69.4 69.0 69.0 69.3 69.3 69.2

Employed

79,884 80,126 80,546 80,517 80,826 80,861 81,013 81,141 81,136

Employment-population ratio

65.4 65.2 65.5 65.9 65.7 65.7 66.0 66.0 66.0

Unemployed

4,499 4,463 4,172 4,234 4,034 4,118 4,083 4,053 3,940

Unemployment rate

5.3 5.3 4.9 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.6

Not in labor force

37,729 38,273 38,227 37,362 38,139 38,120 37,685 37,668 37,870

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

113,653 114,375 114,455 113,653 114,506 114,603 114,297 114,375 114,455

Civilian labor force

81,659 81,782 81,924 81,800 81,817 81,983 82,113 82,138 82,046

Participation rate

71.8 71.5 71.6 72.0 71.5 71.5 71.8 71.8 71.7

Employed

77,639 77,781 78,172 78,066 78,330 78,379 78,503 78,573 78,556

Employment-population ratio

68.3 68.0 68.3 68.7 68.4 68.4 68.7 68.7 68.6

Unemployed

4,020 4,002 3,752 3,734 3,486 3,605 3,609 3,564 3,491

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.9 4.6 4.6 4.3 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3

Not in labor force

31,995 32,592 32,531 31,854 32,690 32,620 32,184 32,237 32,409

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

130,656 131,384 131,469 130,656 131,542 131,643 131,301 131,384 131,469

Civilian labor force

74,470 74,893 75,194 74,527 74,597 74,661 74,621 74,862 75,126

Participation rate

57.0 57.0 57.2 57.0 56.7 56.7 56.8 57.0 57.1

Employed

70,854 71,469 72,082 70,784 71,222 71,250 71,069 71,388 71,863

Employment-population ratio

54.2 54.4 54.8 54.2 54.1 54.1 54.1 54.3 54.7

Unemployed

3,617 3,424 3,112 3,743 3,375 3,411 3,552 3,475 3,262

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.6 4.1 5.0 4.5 4.6 4.8 4.6 4.3

Not in labor force

56,185 56,491 56,275 56,128 56,945 56,982 56,681 56,521 56,343

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

122,433 123,131 123,212 122,433 123,285 123,383 123,052 123,131 123,212

Civilian labor force

71,700 72,230 72,354 71,617 71,737 71,831 71,686 72,011 72,160

Participation rate

58.6 58.7 58.7 58.5 58.2 58.2 58.3 58.5 58.6

Employed

68,451 69,157 69,559 68,303 68,712 68,760 68,550 68,932 69,271

Employment-population ratio

55.9 56.2 56.5 55.8 55.7 55.7 55.7 56.0 56.2

Unemployed

3,248 3,072 2,795 3,314 3,025 3,071 3,136 3,079 2,890

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.3 3.9 4.6 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.0

Not in labor force

50,733 50,901 50,858 50,815 51,548 51,552 51,366 51,119 51,052

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,682 16,740 16,747 16,682 16,749 16,756 16,734 16,740 16,747

Civilian labor force

5,496 5,470 5,634 5,861 5,903 5,826 5,917 5,907 5,995

Participation rate

32.9 32.7 33.6 35.1 35.2 34.8 35.4 35.3 35.8

Employed

4,648 4,657 4,897 4,931 5,006 4,972 5,028 5,023 5,173

Employment-population ratio

27.9 27.8 29.2 29.6 29.9 29.7 30.0 30.0 30.9

Unemployed

848 813 737 929 897 854 890 884 822

Unemployment rate

15.4 14.9 13.1 15.9 15.2 14.7 15.0 15.0 13.7

Not in labor force

11,186 11,271 11,113 10,821 10,846 10,930 10,816 10,833 10,752

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: April 07, 2017