A to Z Index  |  FAQs  |  About BLS  |  Contact Us    
Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
CPS CPS Program Links
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
Oct.
2018
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2018
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019

Total, 16 years and over

162,694 164,039 164,364 62.9 62.9 63.0 63.2 63.2 63.3

16 to 19 years

5,974 5,895 5,946 35.6 35.4 36.0 35.5 35.3 35.6

16 to 17 years

2,184 2,068 2,134 24.6 24.3 23.7 24.4 23.2 23.4

18 to 19 years

3,794 3,781 3,839 48.1 46.8 48.9 47.4 48.6 50.7

20 years and over

156,720 158,144 158,418 64.8 64.8 64.9 65.1 65.1 65.2

20 to 24 years

14,910 15,260 15,311 70.4 72.5 72.5 71.9 72.5 72.8

25 years and over

141,863 142,799 143,152 64.3 64.1 64.2 64.4 64.4 64.5

25 to 54 years

104,168 104,278 104,568 82.3 82.2 82.0 82.6 82.6 82.8

25 to 34 years

37,045 37,236 37,456 82.8 82.5 82.1 83.0 82.9 83.3

35 to 44 years

33,861 34,268 34,294 83.1 82.9 83.0 83.1 83.4 83.4

45 to 54 years

33,262 32,774 32,818 81.0 81.2 81.0 81.6 81.4 81.5

55 years and over

37,689 38,516 38,589 40.1 40.0 40.5 40.3 40.3 40.3

Men, 16 years and over

86,146 86,839 86,884 68.9 69.0 69.2 69.2 69.1 69.1

16 to 19 years

2,868 3,010 2,983 33.8 35.3 35.7 35.1 35.6 35.3

16 to 17 years

1,007 1,030 1,049 22.1 24.6 23.3 23.8 22.8 22.9

18 to 19 years

1,874 1,955 1,941 47.6 45.9 48.7 47.2 49.7 50.3

20 years and over

83,277 83,829 83,902 71.5 71.5 71.7 71.7 71.6 71.6

20 to 24 years

7,649 7,779 7,804 72.1 74.7 74.3 73.2 73.9 74.2

25 years and over

75,628 76,013 76,081 71.4 71.1 71.4 71.4 71.3 71.3

25 to 54 years

55,556 55,517 55,558 89.0 88.7 88.9 89.0 89.1 89.1

25 to 34 years

19,911 19,942 20,048 89.3 88.1 88.5 88.9 88.9 89.4

35 to 44 years

18,177 18,360 18,312 90.8 90.6 90.7 90.4 90.9 90.5

45 to 54 years

17,468 17,216 17,198 87.0 87.5 87.6 87.8 87.4 87.3

55 years and over

20,072 20,496 20,523 46.1 46.2 46.7 46.5 46.3 46.3

Women, 16 years and over

76,548 77,199 77,480 57.4 57.2 57.2 57.6 57.6 57.8

16 to 19 years

3,106 2,885 2,963 37.5 35.5 36.4 36.0 35.0 35.9

16 to 17 years

1,177 1,038 1,085 27.2 24.0 24.1 25.1 23.6 23.9

18 to 19 years

1,920 1,827 1,898 48.6 47.7 49.1 47.7 47.5 51.1

20 years and over

73,442 74,314 74,517 58.7 58.6 58.6 59.0 59.1 59.2

20 to 24 years

7,261 7,481 7,506 68.6 70.3 70.8 70.5 71.1 71.4

25 years and over

66,235 66,786 67,071 57.8 57.6 57.5 57.9 57.9 58.1

25 to 54 years

48,612 48,761 49,010 75.8 75.9 75.3 76.3 76.2 76.6

25 to 34 years

17,134 17,294 17,408 76.4 76.9 75.7 77.1 76.8 77.3

35 to 44 years

15,684 15,909 15,983 75.7 75.4 75.6 76.1 76.2 76.5

45 to 54 years

15,794 15,558 15,619 75.3 75.2 74.7 75.6 75.6 76.0

55 years and over

17,599 18,039 18,050 34.9 34.6 35.0 34.9 35.1 35.1

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: November 01, 2019