HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
1. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population, 1943 to date
[Numbers in thousands]
Year Civilian noninstitutional population Civilian labor force Not
in
labor
force
Total Percent
of
population
Employed Unemployed
Total Percent
of
population
Agri-
culture
Nonagri-
cultural
industries
Number Percent
of
labor
force

Persons 14 years of age and over

1943

94,640 55,540 58.7 54,470 57.6 9,080 45,390 1,070 1.9 39,100

1944

93,220 54,630 58.6 53,960 57.9 8,950 45,010 670 1.2 38,590

1945

94,090 53,860 57.2 52,820 56.1 8,580 44,240 1,040 1.9 40,230

1946

103,070 57,520 55.8 55,250 53.6 8,320 46,930 2,270 3.9 45,550

1947

106,018 60,168 56.8 57,812 54.5 8,256 49,557 2,356 3.9 45,850

Persons 16 years of age and over

1947

101,827 59,350 58.3 57,038 56.0 7,890 49,148 2,311 3.9 42,477

1948

103,068 60,621 58.8 58,343 56.6 7,629 50,714 2,276 3.8 42,447

1949

103,994 61,286 58.9 57,651 55.4 7,658 49,993 3,637 5.9 42,708

1950

104,995 62,208 59.2 58,918 56.1 7,160 51,758 3,288 5.3 42,787

1951

104,621 62,017 59.2 59,961 57.3 6,726 53,235 2,055 3.3 42,604

1952

105,231 62,138 59.0 60,250 57.3 6,500 53,749 1,883 3.0 43,093

1953

107,056 63,015 58.9 61,179 57.1 6,260 54,919 1,834 2.9 44,041

1954

108,321 63,643 58.8 60,109 55.5 6,205 53,904 3,532 5.5 44,678

1955

109,683 65,023 59.3 62,170 56.7 6,450 55,722 2,852 4.4 44,660

1956

110,954 66,552 60.0 63,799 57.5 6,283 57,514 2,750 4.1 44,402

1957

112,265 66,929 59.6 64,071 57.1 5,947 58,123 2,859 4.3 45,336

1958

113,727 67,639 59.5 63,036 55.4 5,586 57,450 4,602 6.8 46,088

1959

115,329 68,369 59.3 64,630 56.0 5,565 59,065 3,740 5.5 46,960

1960

117,245 69,628 59.4 65,778 56.1 5,458 60,318 3,852 5.5 47,617

1961

118,771 70,459 59.3 65,746 55.4 5,200 60,546 4,714 6.7 48,312

1962

120,153 70,614 58.8 66,702 55.5 4,944 61,759 3,911 5.5 49,539

1963

122,416 71,833 58.7 67,762 55.4 4,687 63,076 4,070 5.7 50,583

1964

124,485 73,091 58.7 69,305 55.7 4,523 64,782 3,786 5.2 51,394

1965

126,513 74,455 58.9 71,088 56.2 4,361 66,726 3,366 4.5 52,058

1966

128,058 75,770 59.2 72,895 56.9 3,979 68,915 2,875 3.8 52,288

1967

129,874 77,347 59.6 74,372 57.3 3,844 70,527 2,975 3.8 52,527

1968

132,028 78,737 59.6 75,920 57.5 3,817 72,103 2,817 3.6 53,291

1969

134,335 80,734 60.1 77,902 58.0 3,606 74,296 2,832 3.5 53,602

1970

137,085 82,771 60.4 78,678 57.4 3,463 75,215 4,093 4.9 54,315

1971

140,216 84,382 60.2 79,367 56.6 3,394 75,972 5,016 5.9 55,834

1972

144,126 87,034 60.4 82,153 57.0 3,484 78,669 4,882 5.6 57,091

1973

147,096 89,429 60.8 85,064 57.8 3,470 81,594 4,365 4.9 57,667

1974

150,120 91,949 61.3 86,794 57.8 3,515 83,279 5,156 5.6 58,171

1975

153,153 93,775 61.2 85,846 56.1 3,408 82,438 7,929 8.5 59,377

1976

156,150 96,158 61.6 88,752 56.8 3,331 85,421 7,406 7.7 59,991

1977

159,033 99,009 62.3 92,017 57.9 3,283 88,734 6,991 7.1 60,025

1978

161,910 102,251 63.2 96,048 59.3 3,387 92,661 6,202 6.1 59,659

1979

164,863 104,962 63.7 98,824 59.9 3,347 95,477 6,137 5.8 59,900

1980

167,745 106,940 63.8 99,303 59.2 3,364 95,938 7,637 7.1 60,806

1981

170,130 108,670 63.9 100,397 59.0 3,368 97,030 8,273 7.6 61,460

1982

172,271 110,204 64.0 99,526 57.8 3,401 96,125 10,678 9.7 62,067

1983

174,215 111,550 64.0 100,834 57.9 3,383 97,450 10,717 9.6 62,665

1984

176,383 113,544 64.4 105,005 59.5 3,321 101,685 8,539 7.5 62,839

1985

178,206 115,461 64.8 107,150 60.1 3,179 103,971 8,312 7.2 62,744

1986

180,587 117,834 65.3 109,597 60.7 3,163 106,434 8,237 7.0 62,752

1987

182,753 119,865 65.6 112,440 61.5 3,208 109,232 7,425 6.2 62,888

1988

184,613 121,669 65.9 114,968 62.3 3,169 111,800 6,701 5.5 62,944

1989

186,393 123,869 66.5 117,342 63.0 3,199 114,142 6,528 5.3 62,523

1990

189,164 125,840 66.5 118,793 62.8 3,223 115,570 7,047 5.6 63,324

1991

190,925 126,346 66.2 117,718 61.7 3,269 114,449 8,628 6.8 64,578

1992

192,805 128,105 66.4 118,492 61.5 3,247 115,245 9,613 7.5 64,700

1993

194,838 129,200 66.3 120,259 61.7 3,115 117,144 8,940 6.9 65,638

1994

196,814 131,056 66.6 123,060 62.5 3,409 119,651 7,996 6.1 65,758

1995

198,584 132,304 66.6 124,900 62.9 3,440 121,460 7,404 5.6 66,280

1996

200,591 133,943 66.8 126,708 63.2 3,443 123,264 7,236 5.4 66,647

1997

203,133 136,297 67.1 129,558 63.8 3,399 126,159 6,739 4.9 66,837

1998

205,220 137,673 67.1 131,463 64.1 3,378 128,085 6,210 4.5 67,547

1999

207,753 139,368 67.1 133,488 64.3 3,281 130,207 5,880 4.2 68,385

2000

212,577 142,583 67.1 136,891 64.4 2,464 134,427 5,692 4.0 69,994

2001

215,092 143,734 66.8 136,933 63.7 2,299 134,635 6,801 4.7 71,359

2002

217,570 144,863 66.6 136,485 62.7 2,311 134,174 8,378 5.8 72,707

2003

221,168 146,510 66.2 137,736 62.3 2,275 135,461 8,774 6.0 74,658

2004

223,357 147,401 66.0 139,252 62.3 2,232 137,020 8,149 5.5 75,956

2005

226,082 149,320 66.0 141,730 62.7 2,197 139,532 7,591 5.1 76,762

2006

228,815 151,428 66.2 144,427 63.1 2,206 142,221 7,001 4.6 77,387

2007

231,867 153,124 66.0 146,047 63.0 2,095 143,952 7,078 4.6 78,743

2008

233,788 154,287 66.0 145,362 62.2 2,168 143,194 8,924 5.8 79,501

2009

235,801 154,142 65.4 139,877 59.3 2,103 137,775 14,265 9.3 81,659

2010

237,830 153,889 64.7 139,064 58.5 2,206 136,858 14,825 9.6 83,941

2011

239,618 153,617 64.1 139,869 58.4 2,254 137,615 13,747 8.9 86,001

2012

243,284 154,975 63.7 142,469 58.6 2,186 140,283 12,506 8.1 88,310

2013

245,679 155,389 63.2 143,929 58.6 2,130 141,799 11,460 7.4 90,290

NOTE: Revisions to population controls and other changes can affect the comparability of labor force levels over time. In recent years, for example, updated population controls have been introduced annually with the release of January data. Information about historical comparability is online at www.bls.gov/cps/documentation.htm#comp.

 

Last Modified Date: February 26, 2014