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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-8. Unemployment rates by age, sex, and marital status, seasonally adjusted
[Percent]
Age, sex, and marital status 2016 2017 2018 2019
3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd

AGE AND SEX

Total, 16 years and over

4.9 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.3 4.1 4.1 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.6

16 to 19 years

15.9 14.9 14.3 14.1 13.4 14.4 13.9 12.8 12.8 12.2 13.0 12.8 12.6

16 to 17 years

16.9 18.1 16.6 14.7 14.8 16.3 15.0 14.2 13.5 12.5 14.4 14.1 13.8

18 to 19 years

15.3 13.5 13.0 13.7 12.3 13.5 13.2 12.0 12.2 12.2 12.4 11.9 11.7

20 years and over

4.5 4.4 4.2 4.0 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.3 3.3

20 to 24 years

8.4 8.1 7.8 7.1 7.4 7.2 6.9 7.1 6.9 6.8 7.3 6.6 6.7

25 years and over

4.0 3.9 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 2.9 2.9

25 to 54 years

4.2 4.1 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.4 3.5 3.3 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.0 3.1

25 to 34 years

5.1 4.9 4.7 4.5 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.0 3.7 3.8 4.0 3.7 3.6

35 to 44 years

3.9 3.8 3.9 3.4 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.7

45 to 54 years

3.5 3.5 3.3 3.4 3.3 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.6 2.8

55 years and over

3.6 3.6 3.4 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.6


Men, 16 years and over

5.0 4.9 4.7 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.8 3.8 4.0 3.7 3.7

16 to 19 years

17.0 17.4 15.5 15.4 15.0 16.5 15.4 15.2 14.3 12.9 14.3 14.1 13.6

16 to 17 years

17.9 21.2 17.3 14.6 16.3 18.1 15.7 17.0 15.2 13.6 15.1 14.0 14.2

18 to 19 years

16.6 15.7 14.5 15.7 14.0 15.7 15.2 14.1 13.8 12.8 13.9 14.0 13.0

20 years and over

4.6 4.4 4.3 3.9 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.3 3.3

20 to 24 years

9.6 9.3 9.0 8.2 8.2 8.1 7.7 7.9 7.5 7.5 8.3 7.8 7.5

25 years and over

4.1 3.9 3.8 3.5 3.6 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.1 2.9 2.9

25 to 54 years

4.1 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.7 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.0 3.1

25 to 34 years

5.1 4.9 4.9 4.5 4.6 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.9 3.6 3.7

35 to 44 years

3.8 3.7 3.7 3.2 3.2 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.5

45 to 54 years

3.5 3.3 3.1 3.1 3.2 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.8

55 years and over

3.8 3.6 3.3 3.1 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.1 3.0 2.8 3.0 2.6 2.4


Women, 16 years and over

4.8 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.5 3.6

16 to 19 years

14.8 12.3 13.1 12.8 11.8 12.4 12.4 10.4 11.3 11.5 11.7 11.5 11.6

16 to 17 years

16.0 15.1 15.9 14.9 13.4 14.8 14.4 11.6 12.0 11.6 13.6 14.3 13.4

18 to 19 years

13.8 10.9 11.4 11.4 10.4 11.2 11.1 9.8 10.6 11.6 10.8 9.8 10.4

20 years and over

4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.2 3.3

20 to 24 years

7.1 6.9 6.6 6.0 6.5 6.1 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.3 5.4 5.8

25 years and over

4.0 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.4 3.4 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0

25 to 54 years

4.3 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.0 3.1

25 to 34 years

5.2 4.8 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.0 3.7 4.0 4.1 3.8 3.5

35 to 44 years

4.0 4.0 4.2 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.2 2.8 2.8 2.8 3.0

45 to 54 years

3.6 3.7 3.5 3.7 3.3 2.7 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.4 2.7

55 years and over

3.3 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.8 3.0 2.9 2.7 3.0 2.8


MARITAL STATUS

Married men, spouse present(1)

2.7 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.4 2.1 2.2 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.8

Married women, spouse present(1)

3.0 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.4 2.6 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.2 2.2

Footnotes
(1) Refers to persons in opposite-sex married couples only.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: October 04, 2019