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)
Jan.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

249,723 251,936 252,397 249,723 251,325 251,541 251,747 251,936 252,397

Civilian labor force

156,050 157,245 157,347 157,025 156,867 157,096 157,367 157,833 158,335

Participation rate

62.5 62.4 62.3 62.9 62.4 62.5 62.5 62.6 62.7

Employed

146,552 149,703 149,037 148,104 148,942 149,197 149,444 149,929 150,544

Employment-population ratio

58.7 59.4 59.0 59.3 59.3 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6

Unemployed

9,498 7,542 8,309 8,920 7,925 7,899 7,924 7,904 7,791

Unemployment rate

6.1 4.8 5.3 5.7 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9

Not in labor force

93,674 94,691 95,051 92,699 94,458 94,446 94,380 94,103 94,062

Persons who currently want a job

6,467 5,705 6,166 6,333 5,944 6,039 5,637 5,886 5,973

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

120,559 121,671 121,926 120,559 121,365 121,474 121,577 121,671 121,926

Civilian labor force

82,851 83,439 83,360 83,689 83,430 83,505 83,503 83,876 84,238

Participation rate

68.7 68.6 68.4 69.4 68.7 68.7 68.7 68.9 69.1

Employed

77,477 79,158 78,792 78,833 79,148 79,225 79,182 79,546 80,104

Employment-population ratio

64.3 65.1 64.6 65.4 65.2 65.2 65.1 65.4 65.7

Unemployed

5,374 4,280 4,569 4,855 4,282 4,279 4,321 4,330 4,134

Unemployment rate

6.5 5.1 5.5 5.8 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.2 4.9

Not in labor force

37,708 38,233 38,566 36,870 37,935 37,969 38,074 37,795 37,688

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

112,117 113,241 113,483 112,117 112,940 113,049 113,149 113,241 113,483

Civilian labor force

80,179 80,663 80,731 80,737 80,578 80,660 80,623 80,927 81,333

Participation rate

71.5 71.2 71.1 72.0 71.3 71.3 71.3 71.5 71.7

Employed

75,364 76,827 76,644 76,472 76,775 76,857 76,823 77,119 77,704

Employment-population ratio

67.2 67.8 67.5 68.2 68.0 68.0 67.9 68.1 68.5

Unemployed

4,815 3,836 4,087 4,265 3,803 3,803 3,800 3,808 3,629

Unemployment rate

6.0 4.8 5.1 5.3 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.5

Not in labor force

31,938 32,578 32,753 31,380 32,363 32,389 32,526 32,314 32,151

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

129,165 130,265 130,471 129,165 129,960 130,067 130,170 130,265 130,471

Civilian labor force

73,199 73,807 73,986 73,336 73,437 73,591 73,865 73,957 74,097

Participation rate

56.7 56.7 56.7 56.8 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.8

Employed

69,075 70,544 70,246 69,271 69,794 69,971 70,262 70,383 70,440

Employment-population ratio

53.5 54.2 53.8 53.6 53.7 53.8 54.0 54.0 54.0

Unemployed

4,124 3,262 3,741 4,065 3,643 3,620 3,603 3,574 3,657

Unemployment rate

5.6 4.4 5.1 5.5 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.9

Not in labor force

55,966 56,458 56,485 55,829 56,523 56,476 56,305 56,308 56,374

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

120,970 122,071 122,263 120,970 121,773 121,880 121,979 122,071 122,263

Civilian labor force

70,554 71,055 71,242 70,491 70,679 70,833 71,139 71,069 71,171

Participation rate

58.3 58.2 58.3 58.3 58.0 58.1 58.3 58.2 58.2

Employed

66,894 68,131 67,904 66,932 67,465 67,624 67,891 67,911 67,940

Employment-population ratio

55.3 55.8 55.5 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.7 55.6 55.6

Unemployed

3,660 2,924 3,338 3,559 3,214 3,209 3,249 3,157 3,231

Unemployment rate

5.2 4.1 4.7 5.0 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.5

Not in labor force

50,416 51,016 51,022 50,479 51,094 51,047 50,840 51,002 51,092

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,636 16,624 16,651 16,636 16,612 16,612 16,619 16,624 16,651

Civilian labor force

5,317 5,527 5,375 5,797 5,610 5,603 5,605 5,837 5,832

Participation rate

32.0 33.2 32.3 34.8 33.8 33.7 33.7 35.1 35.0

Employed

4,294 4,745 4,490 4,700 4,702 4,715 4,729 4,899 4,901

Employment-population ratio

25.8 28.5 27.0 28.3 28.3 28.4 28.5 29.5 29.4

Unemployed

1,023 782 885 1,096 908 887 875 938 931

Unemployment rate

19.2 14.2 16.5 18.9 16.2 15.8 15.6 16.1 16.0

Not in labor force

11,320 11,096 11,276 10,840 11,002 11,010 11,014 10,787 10,819

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: February 05, 2016