Table A-1. Employment status of the civilian population by sex and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-1. Employment status of the civilian population by sex and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
Apr.
2014
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

247,439 250,080 250,266 247,439 249,027 249,723 249,899 250,080 250,266

Civilian labor force

154,845 156,318 156,554 155,420 156,129 157,180 157,002 156,906 157,072

Participation rate

62.6 62.5 62.6 62.8 62.7 62.9 62.8 62.7 62.8

Employed

145,767 147,635 148,587 145,724 147,442 148,201 148,297 148,331 148,523

Employment-population ratio

58.9 59.0 59.4 58.9 59.2 59.3 59.3 59.3 59.3

Unemployed

9,079 8,682 7,966 9,696 8,688 8,979 8,705 8,575 8,549

Unemployment rate

5.9 5.6 5.1 6.2 5.6 5.7 5.5 5.5 5.4

Not in labor force

92,594 93,762 93,712 92,019 92,898 92,544 92,898 93,175 93,194

Persons who currently want a job

6,088 6,065 6,096 6,173 6,445 6,358 6,538 6,369 6,258

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

119,488 120,738 120,831 119,488 120,301 120,559 120,647 120,738 120,831

Civilian labor force

82,104 83,229 83,358 82,580 83,210 83,771 83,772 83,694 83,805

Participation rate

68.7 68.9 69.0 69.1 69.2 69.5 69.4 69.3 69.4

Employed

77,086 78,275 78,996 77,329 78,400 78,869 79,006 79,014 79,203

Employment-population ratio

64.5 64.8 65.4 64.7 65.2 65.4 65.5 65.4 65.5

Unemployed

5,018 4,954 4,362 5,251 4,810 4,903 4,766 4,680 4,602

Unemployment rate

6.1 6.0 5.2 6.4 5.8 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.5

Not in labor force

37,384 37,509 37,473 36,908 37,091 36,787 36,875 37,044 37,026

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

111,027 112,304 112,400 111,027 111,875 112,117 112,209 112,304 112,400

Civilian labor force

79,571 80,533 80,670 79,837 80,271 80,804 80,831 80,752 80,884

Participation rate

71.7 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.8 72.1 72.0 71.9 72.0

Employed

75,059 76,122 76,749 75,163 76,026 76,496 76,588 76,653 76,805

Employment-population ratio

67.6 67.8 68.3 67.7 68.0 68.2 68.3 68.3 68.3

Unemployed

4,512 4,411 3,921 4,674 4,245 4,308 4,243 4,099 4,079

Unemployment rate

5.7 5.5 4.9 5.9 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.0

Not in labor force

31,456 31,771 31,730 31,190 31,603 31,313 31,379 31,552 31,516

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

127,951 129,342 129,434 127,951 128,726 129,165 129,252 129,342 129,434

Civilian labor force

72,741 73,089 73,196 72,840 72,919 73,408 73,230 73,211 73,267

Participation rate

56.9 56.5 56.6 56.9 56.6 56.8 56.7 56.6 56.6

Employed

68,680 69,360 69,591 68,395 69,042 69,332 69,291 69,317 69,320

Employment-population ratio

53.7 53.6 53.8 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.6 53.6 53.6

Unemployed

4,061 3,729 3,605 4,445 3,878 4,076 3,939 3,894 3,947

Unemployment rate

5.6 5.1 4.9 6.1 5.3 5.6 5.4 5.3 5.4

Not in labor force

55,210 56,253 56,238 55,111 55,807 55,756 56,023 56,131 56,167

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

119,760 121,152 121,246 119,760 120,557 120,970 121,060 121,152 121,246

Civilian labor force

70,100 70,374 70,509 70,041 70,111 70,558 70,370 70,330 70,419

Participation rate

58.5 58.1 58.2 58.5 58.2 58.3 58.1 58.1 58.1

Employed

66,452 67,022 67,303 66,076 66,632 66,983 66,901 66,874 66,935

Employment-population ratio

55.5 55.3 55.5 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.3 55.2 55.2

Unemployed

3,648 3,352 3,206 3,964 3,479 3,575 3,469 3,455 3,483

Unemployment rate

5.2 4.8 4.5 5.7 5.0 5.1 4.9 4.9 4.9

Not in labor force

49,660 50,779 50,737 49,719 50,446 50,412 50,690 50,823 50,828

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,652 16,624 16,619 16,652 16,595 16,636 16,630 16,624 16,619

Civilian labor force

5,174 5,411 5,375 5,542 5,747 5,817 5,801 5,824 5,769

Participation rate

31.1 32.5 32.3 33.3 34.6 35.0 34.9 35.0 34.7

Employed

4,256 4,491 4,536 4,485 4,784 4,722 4,808 4,804 4,784

Employment-population ratio

25.6 27.0 27.3 26.9 28.8 28.4 28.9 28.9 28.8

Unemployed

918 920 840 1,057 963 1,096 993 1,021 986

Unemployment rate

17.7 17.0 15.6 19.1 16.8 18.8 17.1 17.5 17.1

Not in labor force

11,478 11,213 11,244 11,110 10,849 10,819 10,829 10,800 10,849

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

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

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Last Modified Date: May 08, 2015