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)
Feb.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

247,085 249,723 249,899 247,085 248,657 248,844 249,027 249,723 249,899

Civilian labor force

155,027 156,050 156,213 155,688 156,243 156,402 156,129 157,180 157,002

Participation rate

62.7 62.5 62.5 63.0 62.8 62.9 62.7 62.9 62.8

Employed

144,134 146,552 147,118 145,301 147,260 147,331 147,442 148,201 148,297

Employment-population ratio

58.3 58.7 58.9 58.8 59.2 59.2 59.2 59.3 59.3

Unemployed

10,893 9,498 9,095 10,387 8,983 9,071 8,688 8,979 8,705

Unemployment rate

7.0 6.1 5.8 6.7 5.7 5.8 5.6 5.7 5.5

Not in labor force

92,058 93,674 93,686 91,398 92,414 92,442 92,898 92,544 92,898

Persons who currently want a job

6,091 6,467 6,575 6,072 6,545 6,556 6,445 6,358 6,538

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

119,306 120,559 120,647 119,306 120,112 120,208 120,301 120,559 120,647

Civilian labor force

81,954 82,851 83,040 82,566 82,950 82,961 83,210 83,771 83,772

Participation rate

68.7 68.7 68.8 69.2 69.1 69.0 69.2 69.5 69.4

Employed

75,687 77,477 77,824 76,852 78,286 78,084 78,400 78,869 79,006

Employment-population ratio

63.4 64.3 64.5 64.4 65.2 65.0 65.2 65.4 65.5

Unemployed

6,267 5,374 5,216 5,714 4,664 4,877 4,810 4,903 4,766

Unemployment rate

7.6 6.5 6.3 6.9 5.6 5.9 5.8 5.9 5.7

Not in labor force

37,352 37,708 37,607 36,740 37,161 37,247 37,091 36,787 36,875

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

110,838 112,117 112,209 110,838 111,679 111,778 111,875 112,117 112,209

Civilian labor force

79,528 80,179 80,394 79,884 80,023 80,029 80,271 80,804 80,831

Participation rate

71.8 71.5 71.6 72.1 71.7 71.6 71.8 72.1 72.0

Employed

73,882 75,364 75,671 74,820 75,928 75,675 76,026 76,496 76,588

Employment-population ratio

66.7 67.2 67.4 67.5 68.0 67.7 68.0 68.2 68.3

Unemployed

5,645 4,815 4,723 5,064 4,094 4,354 4,245 4,308 4,243

Unemployment rate

7.1 6.0 5.9 6.3 5.1 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.2

Not in labor force

31,310 31,938 31,816 30,954 31,656 31,749 31,603 31,313 31,379

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

127,779 129,165 129,252 127,779 128,545 128,637 128,726 129,165 129,252

Civilian labor force

73,073 73,199 73,173 73,122 73,293 73,442 72,919 73,408 73,230

Participation rate

57.2 56.7 56.6 57.2 57.0 57.1 56.6 56.8 56.7

Employed

68,446 69,075 69,294 68,449 68,974 69,247 69,042 69,332 69,291

Employment-population ratio

53.6 53.5 53.6 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.6 53.7 53.6

Unemployed

4,626 4,124 3,879 4,673 4,318 4,195 3,878 4,076 3,939

Unemployment rate

6.3 5.6 5.3 6.4 5.9 5.7 5.3 5.6 5.4

Not in labor force

54,707 55,966 56,079 54,657 55,253 55,195 55,807 55,756 56,023

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

119,583 120,970 121,060 119,583 120,370 120,465 120,557 120,970 121,060

Civilian labor force

70,493 70,554 70,526 70,323 70,354 70,599 70,111 70,558 70,370

Participation rate

58.9 58.3 58.3 58.8 58.4 58.6 58.2 58.3 58.1

Employed

66,319 66,894 67,058 66,168 66,560 66,894 66,632 66,983 66,901

Employment-population ratio

55.5 55.3 55.4 55.3 55.3 55.5 55.3 55.4 55.3

Unemployed

4,175 3,660 3,468 4,155 3,794 3,705 3,479 3,575 3,469

Unemployment rate

5.9 5.2 4.9 5.9 5.4 5.2 5.0 5.1 4.9

Not in labor force

49,089 50,416 50,534 49,260 50,016 49,866 50,446 50,412 50,690

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,664 16,636 16,630 16,664 16,608 16,602 16,595 16,636 16,630

Civilian labor force

5,006 5,317 5,293 5,480 5,866 5,775 5,747 5,817 5,801

Participation rate

30.0 32.0 31.8 32.9 35.3 34.8 34.6 35.0 34.9

Employed

3,933 4,294 4,389 4,312 4,772 4,762 4,784 4,722 4,808

Employment-population ratio

23.6 25.8 26.4 25.9 28.7 28.7 28.8 28.4 28.9

Unemployed

1,073 1,023 904 1,168 1,094 1,013 963 1,096 993

Unemployment rate

21.4 19.2 17.1 21.3 18.7 17.5 16.8 18.8 17.1

Not in labor force

11,658 11,320 11,337 11,184 10,742 10,827 10,849 10,819 10,829

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: March 06, 2015