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)
Mar.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

250,080 252,577 252,768 250,080 251,747 251,936 252,397 252,577 252,768

Civilian labor force

156,318 158,279 158,854 156,890 157,367 157,833 158,335 158,890 159,286

Participation rate

62.5 62.7 62.8 62.7 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.9 63.0

Employed

147,635 150,060 150,738 148,333 149,444 149,929 150,544 151,074 151,320

Employment-population ratio

59.0 59.4 59.6 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.8 59.9

Unemployed

8,682 8,219 8,116 8,557 7,924 7,904 7,791 7,815 7,966

Unemployment rate

5.6 5.2 5.1 5.5 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.9 5.0

Not in labor force

93,762 94,298 93,914 93,190 94,380 94,103 94,062 93,688 93,482

Persons who currently want a job

6,065 5,949 5,446 6,310 5,637 5,886 5,973 5,870 5,712

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

120,738 122,017 122,112 120,738 121,577 121,671 121,926 122,017 122,112

Civilian labor force

83,229 84,052 84,384 83,656 83,503 83,876 84,238 84,673 84,765

Participation rate

68.9 68.9 69.1 69.3 68.7 68.9 69.1 69.4 69.4

Employed

78,275 79,415 79,884 78,994 79,182 79,546 80,104 80,491 80,543

Employment-population ratio

64.8 65.1 65.4 65.4 65.1 65.4 65.7 66.0 66.0

Unemployed

4,954 4,637 4,499 4,663 4,321 4,330 4,134 4,181 4,222

Unemployment rate

6.0 5.5 5.3 5.6 5.2 5.2 4.9 4.9 5.0

Not in labor force

37,509 37,965 37,729 37,081 38,074 37,795 37,688 37,344 37,347

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

112,304 113,566 113,653 112,304 113,149 113,241 113,483 113,566 113,653

Civilian labor force

80,533 81,306 81,659 80,731 80,623 80,927 81,333 81,667 81,815

Participation rate

71.7 71.6 71.8 71.9 71.3 71.5 71.7 71.9 72.0

Employed

76,122 77,148 77,639 76,647 76,823 77,119 77,704 77,991 78,096

Employment-population ratio

67.8 67.9 68.3 68.3 67.9 68.1 68.5 68.7 68.7

Unemployed

4,411 4,158 4,020 4,084 3,800 3,808 3,629 3,677 3,719

Unemployment rate

5.5 5.1 4.9 5.1 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.5

Not in labor force

31,771 32,260 31,995 31,572 32,526 32,314 32,151 31,898 31,838

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

129,342 130,561 130,656 129,342 130,170 130,265 130,471 130,561 130,656

Civilian labor force

73,089 74,227 74,470 73,234 73,865 73,957 74,097 74,217 74,520

Participation rate

56.5 56.9 57.0 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.8 56.8 57.0

Employed

69,360 70,646 70,854 69,339 70,262 70,383 70,440 70,583 70,777

Employment-population ratio

53.6 54.1 54.2 53.6 54.0 54.0 54.0 54.1 54.2

Unemployed

3,729 3,582 3,617 3,894 3,603 3,574 3,657 3,634 3,743

Unemployment rate

5.1 4.8 4.9 5.3 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.9 5.0

Not in labor force

56,253 56,333 56,185 56,108 56,305 56,308 56,374 56,344 56,135

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

121,152 122,345 122,433 121,152 121,979 122,071 122,263 122,345 122,433

Civilian labor force

70,374 71,518 71,700 70,364 71,139 71,069 71,171 71,313 71,610

Participation rate

58.1 58.5 58.6 58.1 58.3 58.2 58.2 58.3 58.5

Employed

67,022 68,305 68,451 66,909 67,891 67,911 67,940 68,094 68,293

Employment-population ratio

55.3 55.8 55.9 55.2 55.7 55.6 55.6 55.7 55.8

Unemployed

3,352 3,213 3,248 3,455 3,249 3,157 3,231 3,219 3,317

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.5 4.5 4.9 4.6 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.6

Not in labor force

50,779 50,828 50,733 50,788 50,840 51,002 51,092 51,032 50,823

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,624 16,666 16,682 16,624 16,619 16,624 16,651 16,666 16,682

Civilian labor force

5,411 5,456 5,496 5,794 5,605 5,837 5,832 5,909 5,860

Participation rate

32.5 32.7 32.9 34.9 33.7 35.1 35.0 35.5 35.1

Employed

4,491 4,608 4,648 4,777 4,729 4,899 4,901 4,990 4,931

Employment-population ratio

27.0 27.6 27.9 28.7 28.5 29.5 29.4 29.9 29.6

Unemployed

920 848 848 1,018 875 938 931 920 929

Unemployment rate

17.0 15.5 15.4 17.6 15.6 16.1 16.0 15.6 15.9

Not in labor force

11,213 11,211 11,186 10,830 11,014 10,787 10,819 10,757 10,822

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: April 01, 2016