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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Table A-8b. Persons in the labor force and labor force participation rates by age and sex, seasonally adjusted
Age and sex Number of persons in
the labor force
(in thousands)
Labor force participation rates
May
2022
Apr.
2023
May
2023
May
2022
Jan.
2023
Feb.
2023
Mar.
2023
Apr.
2023
May
2023

Total, 16 years and over

164,278 166,688 166,818 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.6 62.6

16 to 19 years

6,235 6,382 6,326 36.6 37.2 37.5 37.4 37.1 36.8

16 to 17 years

2,437 2,439 2,474 27.2 27.4 26.2 26.9 26.2 26.6

18 to 19 years

3,798 3,968 3,857 46.9 48.9 50.8 49.7 50.2 48.9

20 years and over

158,043 160,307 160,492 64.1 64.1 64.2 64.4 64.3 64.3

20 to 24 years

14,762 15,687 15,806 70.7 71.5 72.0 72.0 70.9 71.5

25 years and over

143,317 144,626 144,715 63.5 63.5 63.6 63.7 63.7 63.7

25 to 54 years

105,001 106,500 106,564 82.6 82.7 83.1 83.1 83.3 83.4

25 to 34 years

36,984 37,287 37,255 83.7 83.3 83.7 83.6 83.8 83.7

35 to 44 years

35,728 36,349 36,309 83.2 83.2 83.7 84.1 83.9 83.7

45 to 54 years

32,289 32,865 33,000 80.8 81.4 81.6 81.6 82.2 82.6

55 years and over

38,336 38,126 38,161 38.9 38.7 38.4 38.6 38.4 38.4

Men, 16 years and over

87,288 88,686 88,704 67.9 67.9 68.0 68.4 68.1 68.1

16 to 19 years

3,123 3,247 3,217 36.1 37.3 37.4 37.8 37.1 36.7

16 to 17 years

1,151 1,180 1,134 26.4 26.3 24.9 27.0 25.4 24.5

18 to 19 years

1,973 2,088 2,082 46.1 50.2 51.8 50.6 50.9 50.4

20 years and over

84,165 85,439 85,487 70.2 70.2 70.2 70.6 70.3 70.3

20 to 24 years

7,544 7,968 8,078 72.5 71.9 73.3 74.5 71.9 72.9

25 years and over

76,667 77,468 77,420 70.1 70.1 70.1 70.3 70.2 70.1

25 to 54 years

55,979 56,967 56,917 88.7 88.5 88.9 89.1 89.2 89.1

25 to 34 years

19,575 19,940 19,889 89.1 88.7 89.4 89.4 89.4 89.1

35 to 44 years

19,189 19,558 19,533 89.9 89.7 90.1 90.8 90.2 90.0

45 to 54 years

17,216 17,469 17,496 87.2 86.9 87.0 87.1 87.8 88.0

55 years and over

20,688 20,501 20,503 44.6 44.9 44.3 44.3 44.1 44.0

Women, 16 years and over

76,990 78,002 78,114 56.9 57.0 57.2 57.1 57.3 57.3

16 to 19 years

3,113 3,134 3,110 37.0 37.1 37.6 37.0 37.1 36.8

16 to 17 years

1,286 1,259 1,340 28.0 28.5 27.4 26.7 27.1 28.5

18 to 19 years

1,826 1,880 1,774 47.8 47.6 49.7 48.7 49.5 47.2

20 years and over

73,877 74,868 75,005 58.3 58.3 58.5 58.4 58.6 58.7

20 to 24 years

7,218 7,719 7,728 69.0 71.1 70.7 69.5 69.9 70.0

25 years and over

66,650 67,158 67,295 57.3 57.2 57.3 57.4 57.5 57.6

25 to 54 years

49,022 49,533 49,647 76.6 76.9 77.2 77.1 77.5 77.6

25 to 34 years

17,409 17,346 17,367 78.4 77.9 78.0 77.7 78.2 78.2

35 to 44 years

16,539 16,791 16,776 76.6 76.7 77.2 77.5 77.5 77.4

45 to 54 years

15,074 15,396 15,505 74.5 76.0 76.3 76.2 76.6 77.2

55 years and over

17,636 17,634 17,651 33.7 33.3 33.3 33.5 33.4 33.4

NOTE: Detail for the data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: June 02, 2023