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.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015

TOTAL

Civilian noninstitutional population

246,915 249,027 249,723 246,915 248,446 248,657 248,844 249,027 249,723

Civilian labor force

154,381 155,521 156,050 155,486 155,845 156,243 156,402 156,129 157,180

Participation rate

62.5 62.5 62.5 63.0 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.7 62.9

Employed

143,526 147,190 146,552 145,206 146,607 147,260 147,331 147,442 148,201

Employment-population ratio

58.1 59.1 58.7 58.8 59.0 59.2 59.2 59.2 59.3

Unemployed

10,855 8,331 9,498 10,280 9,237 8,983 9,071 8,688 8,979

Unemployment rate

7.0 5.4 6.1 6.6 5.9 5.7 5.8 5.6 5.7

Not in labor force

92,534 93,506 93,674 91,429 92,601 92,414 92,442 92,898 92,544

Persons who currently want a job

6,508 6,212 6,467 6,350 6,385 6,545 6,556 6,445 6,358

Men, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

119,218 120,301 120,559 119,218 120,004 120,112 120,208 120,301 120,559

Civilian labor force

81,804 82,800 82,851 82,664 82,983 82,950 82,961 83,210 83,771

Participation rate

68.6 68.8 68.7 69.3 69.2 69.1 69.0 69.2 69.5

Employed

75,652 78,052 77,477 77,037 78,094 78,286 78,084 78,400 78,869

Employment-population ratio

63.5 64.9 64.3 64.6 65.1 65.2 65.0 65.2 65.4

Unemployed

6,153 4,748 5,374 5,627 4,890 4,664 4,877 4,810 4,903

Unemployment rate

7.5 5.7 6.5 6.8 5.9 5.6 5.9 5.8 5.9

Not in labor force

37,414 37,501 37,708 36,554 37,021 37,161 37,247 37,091 36,787

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

110,746 111,875 112,117 110,746 111,567 111,679 111,778 111,875 112,117

Civilian labor force

79,310 80,068 80,179 79,899 80,163 80,023 80,029 80,271 80,804

Participation rate

71.6 71.6 71.5 72.1 71.9 71.7 71.6 71.8 72.1

Employed

73,748 75,801 75,364 74,905 75,889 75,928 75,675 76,026 76,496

Employment-population ratio

66.6 67.8 67.2 67.6 68.0 68.0 67.7 68.0 68.2

Unemployed

5,562 4,267 4,815 4,994 4,273 4,094 4,354 4,245 4,308

Unemployment rate

7.0 5.3 6.0 6.3 5.3 5.1 5.4 5.3 5.3

Not in labor force

31,436 31,807 31,938 30,848 31,404 31,656 31,749 31,603 31,313

Women, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

127,696 128,726 129,165 127,696 128,442 128,545 128,637 128,726 129,165

Civilian labor force

72,576 72,721 73,199 72,821 72,862 73,293 73,442 72,919 73,408

Participation rate

56.8 56.5 56.7 57.0 56.7 57.0 57.1 56.6 56.8

Employed

67,874 69,138 69,075 68,168 68,514 68,974 69,247 69,042 69,332

Employment-population ratio

53.2 53.7 53.5 53.4 53.3 53.7 53.8 53.6 53.7

Unemployed

4,702 3,584 4,124 4,653 4,348 4,318 4,195 3,878 4,076

Unemployment rate

6.5 4.9 5.6 6.4 6.0 5.9 5.7 5.3 5.6

Not in labor force

55,120 56,005 55,966 54,875 55,581 55,253 55,195 55,807 55,756

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

119,497 120,557 120,970 119,497 120,265 120,370 120,465 120,557 120,970

Civilian labor force

70,003 70,058 70,554 70,045 70,037 70,354 70,599 70,111 70,558

Participation rate

58.6 58.1 58.3 58.6 58.2 58.4 58.6 58.2 58.3

Employed

65,775 66,797 66,894 65,913 66,192 66,560 66,894 66,632 66,983

Employment-population ratio

55.0 55.4 55.3 55.2 55.0 55.3 55.5 55.3 55.4

Unemployed

4,228 3,262 3,660 4,131 3,845 3,794 3,705 3,479 3,575

Unemployment rate

6.0 4.7 5.2 5.9 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.0 5.1

Not in labor force

49,495 50,499 50,416 49,453 50,228 50,016 49,866 50,446 50,412

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

16,671 16,595 16,636 16,671 16,615 16,608 16,602 16,595 16,636

Civilian labor force

5,068 5,395 5,317 5,542 5,645 5,866 5,775 5,747 5,817

Participation rate

30.4 32.5 32.0 33.2 34.0 35.3 34.8 34.6 35.0

Employed

4,003 4,592 4,294 4,388 4,527 4,772 4,762 4,784 4,722

Employment-population ratio

24.0 27.7 25.8 26.3 27.2 28.7 28.7 28.8 28.4

Unemployed

1,065 803 1,023 1,155 1,119 1,094 1,013 963 1,096

Unemployment rate

21.0 14.9 19.2 20.8 19.8 18.7 17.5 16.8 18.8

Not in labor force

11,603 11,201 11,320 11,129 10,970 10,742 10,827 10,849 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 06, 2015