HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
2. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years and over by sex, 1973 to date
[Numbers in thousands]
Sex and year Civilian
noninsti-
tutional
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

Men

1973

69,292 54,624 78.8 52,349 75.5 2,847 49,502 2,275 4.2 14,667

1974

70,808 55,739 78.7 53,024 74.9 2,919 50,105 2,714 4.9 15,069

1975

72,291 56,299 77.9 51,857 71.7 2,824 49,032 4,442 7.9 15,993

1976

73,759 57,174 77.5 53,138 72.0 2,744 50,394 4,036 7.1 16,585

1977

75,193 58,396 77.7 54,728 72.8 2,671 52,057 3,667 6.3 16,797

1978

76,576 59,620 77.9 56,479 73.8 2,718 53,761 3,142 5.3 16,956

1979

78,020 60,726 77.8 57,607 73.8 2,686 54,921 3,120 5.1 17,293

1980

79,398 61,453 77.4 57,186 72.0 2,709 54,477 4,267 6.9 17,945

1981

80,511 61,974 77.0 57,397 71.3 2,700 54,697 4,577 7.4 18,537

1982

81,523 62,450 76.6 56,271 69.0 2,736 53,534 6,179 9.9 19,073

1983

82,531 63,047 76.4 56,787 68.8 2,704 54,083 6,260 9.9 19,484

1984

83,605 63,835 76.4 59,091 70.7 2,668 56,423 4,744 7.4 19,771

1985

84,469 64,411 76.3 59,891 70.9 2,535 57,356 4,521 7.0 20,058

1986

85,798 65,422 76.3 60,892 71.0 2,511 58,381 4,530 6.9 20,376

1987

86,899 66,207 76.2 62,107 71.5 2,543 59,564 4,101 6.2 20,692

1988

87,857 66,927 76.2 63,273 72.0 2,493 60,780 3,655 5.5 20,930

1989

88,762 67,840 76.4 64,315 72.5 2,513 61,802 3,525 5.2 20,923

1990

90,377 69,011 76.4 65,104 72.0 2,546 62,559 3,906 5.7 21,367

1991

91,278 69,168 75.8 64,223 70.4 2,589 61,634 4,946 7.2 22,110

1992

92,270 69,964 75.8 64,440 69.8 2,575 61,866 5,523 7.9 22,306

1993

93,332 70,404 75.4 65,349 70.0 2,478 62,871 5,055 7.2 22,927

1994

94,355 70,817 75.1 66,450 70.4 2,554 63,896 4,367 6.2 23,538

1995

95,178 71,360 75.0 67,377 70.8 2,559 64,818 3,983 5.6 23,818

1996

96,206 72,087 74.9 68,207 70.9 2,573 65,634 3,880 5.4 24,119

1997

97,715 73,261 75.0 69,685 71.3 2,552 67,133 3,577 4.9 24,454

1998

98,758 73,959 74.9 70,693 71.6 2,553 68,140 3,266 4.4 24,799

1999

99,722 74,512 74.7 71,446 71.6 2,432 69,014 3,066 4.1 25,210

2000

101,964 76,280 74.8 73,305 71.9 1,861 71,444 2,975 3.9 25,684

2001

103,282 76,886 74.4 73,196 70.9 1,708 71,488 3,690 4.8 26,396

2002

104,585 77,500 74.1 72,903 69.7 1,724 71,179 4,597 5.9 27,085

2003

106,435 78,238 73.5 73,332 68.9 1,695 71,636 4,906 6.3 28,197

2004

107,710 78,980 73.3 74,524 69.2 1,687 72,838 4,456 5.6 28,730

2005

109,151 80,033 73.3 75,973 69.6 1,654 74,319 4,059 5.1 29,119

2006

110,605 81,255 73.5 77,502 70.1 1,663 75,838 3,753 4.6 29,350

2007

112,173 82,136 73.2 78,254 69.8 1,604 76,650 3,882 4.7 30,036

2008

113,113 82,520 73.0 77,486 68.5 1,650 75,836 5,033 6.1 30,593

2009

114,136 82,123 72.0 73,670 64.5 1,607 72,062 8,453 10.3 32,013

2010

115,174 81,985 71.2 73,359 63.7 1,665 71,694 8,626 10.5 33,189

2011

116,317 81,975 70.5 74,290 63.9 1,698 72,592 7,684 9.4 34,343

2012

117,343 82,327 70.2 75,555 64.4 1,626 73,930 6,771 8.2 35,017

2013

118,555 82,667 69.7 76,353 64.4 1,611 74,742 6,314 7.6 35,889

Women

1973

77,804 34,804 44.7 32,715 42.0 622 32,093 2,089 6.0 43,000

1974

79,312 36,211 45.7 33,769 42.6 596 33,173 2,441 6.7 43,101

1975

80,860 37,475 46.3 33,989 42.0 584 33,404 3,486 9.3 43,386

1976

82,390 38,983 47.3 35,615 43.2 588 35,027 3,369 8.6 43,406

1977

83,840 40,613 48.4 37,289 44.5 612 36,677 3,324 8.2 43,227

1978

85,334 42,631 50.0 39,569 46.4 669 38,900 3,061 7.2 42,703

1979

86,843 44,235 50.9 41,217 47.5 661 40,556 3,018 6.8 42,608

1980

88,348 45,487 51.5 42,117 47.7 656 41,461 3,370 7.4 42,861

1981

89,618 46,696 52.1 43,000 48.0 667 42,333 3,696 7.9 42,922

1982

90,748 47,755 52.6 43,256 47.7 665 42,591 4,499 9.4 42,993

1983

91,684 48,503 52.9 44,047 48.0 680 43,367 4,457 9.2 43,181

1984

92,778 49,709 53.6 45,915 49.5 653 45,262 3,794 7.6 43,068

1985

93,736 51,050 54.5 47,259 50.4 644 46,615 3,791 7.4 42,686

1986

94,789 52,413 55.3 48,706 51.4 652 48,054 3,707 7.1 42,376

1987

95,853 53,658 56.0 50,334 52.5 666 49,668 3,324 6.2 42,195

1988

96,756 54,742 56.6 51,696 53.4 676 51,020 3,046 5.6 42,014

1989

97,630 56,030 57.4 53,027 54.3 687 52,341 3,003 5.4 41,601

1990

98,787 56,829 57.5 53,689 54.3 678 53,011 3,140 5.5 41,957

1991

99,646 57,178 57.4 53,496 53.7 680 52,815 3,683 6.4 42,468

1992

100,535 58,141 57.8 54,052 53.8 672 53,380 4,090 7.0 42,394

1993

101,506 58,795 57.9 54,910 54.1 637 54,273 3,885 6.6 42,711

1994

102,460 60,239 58.8 56,610 55.3 855 55,755 3,629 6.0 42,221

1995

103,406 60,944 58.9 57,523 55.6 881 56,642 3,421 5.6 42,462

1996

104,385 61,857 59.3 58,501 56.0 871 57,630 3,356 5.4 42,528

1997

105,418 63,036 59.8 59,873 56.8 847 59,026 3,162 5.0 42,382

1998

106,462 63,714 59.8 60,771 57.1 825 59,945 2,944 4.6 42,748

1999

108,031 64,855 60.0 62,042 57.4 849 61,193 2,814 4.3 43,175

2000

110,613 66,303 59.9 63,586 57.5 602 62,983 2,717 4.1 44,310

2001

111,811 66,848 59.8 63,737 57.0 591 63,147 3,111 4.7 44,962

2002

112,985 67,363 59.6 63,582 56.3 587 62,995 3,781 5.6 45,621

2003

114,733 68,272 59.5 64,404 56.1 580 63,824 3,868 5.7 46,461

2004

115,647 68,421 59.2 64,728 56.0 546 64,182 3,694 5.4 47,225

2005

116,931 69,288 59.3 65,757 56.2 544 65,213 3,531 5.1 47,643

2006

118,210 70,173 59.4 66,925 56.6 543 66,382 3,247 4.6 48,037

2007

119,694 70,988 59.3 67,792 56.6 490 67,302 3,196 4.5 48,707

2008

120,675 71,767 59.5 67,876 56.2 518 67,358 3,891 5.4 48,908

2009

121,665 72,019 59.2 66,208 54.4 496 65,712 5,811 8.1 49,646

2010

122,656 71,904 58.6 65,705 53.6 541 65,164 6,199 8.6 50,752

2011

123,300 71,642 58.1 65,579 53.2 556 65,023 6,063 8.5 51,658

2012

125,941 72,648 57.7 66,914 53.1 560 66,353 5,734 7.9 53,293

2013

127,124 72,722 57.2 67,577 53.2 519 67,058 5,146 7.1 54,401

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